I am beginning to scan Andrew's baby and growing up pictures (ALL ONE MILLION OF THEM)! This picture hangs on my frig door. I smile every time I look at it ;-) This is 'TRUE" Friends. Andrew and Dustin remained friends through graduation in Blue Springs then drifted apart. They met each other in Mother's Day Out At age 3 or 4.
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Since downsizing to a smaller space I often remember how we lived in a small space growing up. Our house was small but full of life and love! We only had 3 bedrooms, Mom and Dad's and 2 bedrooms upstairs. I am so thankful for this small space growing up because we got to spend so much time together and it was so special. The house lacked a lot of storage space built on a concrete slab and a 1 car attached garage.
I remember there was a chest in Mom and Dad's bedroom, the top drawer had a pad lock on it. This drawer Dad kept his police gun, EVERYTIME he came home he dismantled his gun and placed it in the drawer and locked it. The next drawer was Mom's, the next drawer was Marty's and the bottom drawer Marilyn and I shared.
In the fall of 1964 Dad, as Chief of Police got the Department a Police Dog. I remember petting Captain. He answered to commands and was friendly. He walked the "beat" as Dad called the Square Business. This was the first and last dog the Department had. Quite before it's time!
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Tuesday, February 7, 2012
In 1960 Dad took me to the Firestone store on the square in Nevada Mo and bought me the EXACT same Barbie! And an outfit of black stir-up stretch pants with orange fur coat and blue Barbie doll case (which Flora has now) My Barbie; I sold to the neighbor girl (Susan Helm) for $5.00 sometime in the early 60's, when I thought I had outgrown it! Little did I know the value of keeping her!
Friday, February 3, 2012
Mom and Dad gave me $5.00 to buy it!http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Betty-Crocker-New-Picture-Cook-Book-First-Ed-6th-Printing-1961-5-Ring-/170774393296?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item27c2f271d0#ht_2127wt_952
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
----- Original Message -----
Subject: FW: WE ARE AWESOME!!!
No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us,
WE ARE AWESOME!!! OUR Lives are LIVING PROOF!
To Those of Us Born
1925 - 1970 :
TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE
1930s, '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s!!
First, we survived being born to mothers who may have
smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can
and didn't get tested for diabetes.
Then, after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies
in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-based paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets, and, when we rode our bikes, we had baseball caps, not helmets, on our heads.
As infants and children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes.
Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day
was always a special treat.
We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle,
and no one actually died from this.
We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter, and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And we weren't overweight.
Because we were always outside playing...that's why!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day.
--And, we were OKAY.
We would spend hours building our go-carts out of scraps and then ride them down the hill; only to find out we forgot the brakes. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem.
We did not have Play Stations, Nintendos and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video movies or DVDs, no surround-sound or CDs, no cell phones, no personal computers, no Internet and no chat rooms.
WE HAD FRIENDS
and we went outside and found them!
We fell out of trees, got cut, broke bones and teeth, and there were no lawsuits from those accidents.
We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong paddles, or just a bare hand, and no one would call child services to report abuse.
We ate worms, and mud pies made from dirt, and the worms did not live in us forever.
We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls, and
- although we were told it would happen-
we did not put out very many eyes.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.
Little League had tryouts and not everyone made the team.
Those who didn't had to learn to deal with disappointment.Imagine that!!
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers,problem solvers, and inventors ever.
The past to 85 years have seen an explosion of innovation
and new ideas. We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.
If YOU are one of those born between 1925-1970, CONGRATULATIONS!