This post has taken me the entire fall to pull together. Once I got the images organized turns out I couldn’t get the words to flow. Which is weird as it’s a subject I’m passionate about but perhaps it’s because I’m trying to take a dispassionate look at it.Continue reading “Will it stand the test of time?”
There’s a far too brief period in the afternoon, in the households of those with toddlers and preschoolers, where quiet time exists. Where parents (or grandparents because we need it even more!) enforce a block of time in the bedroom. A chance for everyone to catch their breath, so to speak, for the next round. It’s not a written parenting law but it’s a good plan. It provides a brief respite for parents and helps the child learn to amuse themselves.Continue reading “Quiet Time”
I spent an hour or so down a rabbit hole. I was so certain that I could find exactly what I was after. Alas I gave up and then later discovered an example of today’s topic.Continue reading “Wish you were here”
New challenge telegram post can still send telegrams worldwide next day service who knew
Brevity not strong suit 10 words maximum impact not for me
Plus I really miss punctuation. I wanted to add stop after each sentence but see inset above about why that’s not necessary.
It’s it kind of crazy to think about the fact that even 40 years ago these were common place. Turns out they aren’t extinct like the dinosaur but my reading revealed that they are used now if you want a recieved signature for an important document. Next day service in a world where people lose their minds if they can’t get same day delivery of anything they order on line.
I had thought about telegrams on our anniversary. I was writing Muddied Waters and was looking through our wedding album when I came across the two below that we received.
Then today I was reading a post over at The Spectacled Bean found here at Let’s write friendlier blog posts. She’d found an old 1945 book about how to write a letter and the conversations via comments that ensued made me want to give this a try. Anyone else have a telegram story to share?
Perhaps a post card is more my style. Ah that might just be another post and a trip down memory lane ?
The impact of one sentence, spoken to me in 1977, is profound. The implications of those words lead to a single decision that can be traced into so many aspects of my life today.Continue reading “The best collectibles”
The wind bites my skin, one more reason to have a dislike button permanently installed against wind as a weather element. The latest in a list of reasons why it’s on my go away list, kind of like the pandemic but I digress…Continue reading “Finding it”
Full meal deal but no guests here
Eerily quietContinue reading “2020 TG”
Fleeting instantaneous suspended
Time marches on
PassageContinue reading “Is now the Time?”
Twice in the last 40 years we muddied the waters of Thanksgiving weekend. Which means we celebrate 3 events over 3 days or so.Continue reading “Muddied Waters”
A spur of the moment purchase without a game plan, a titch unusual for me. But something about the $20 cupboard said “take me home” so I did. Where it sat collecting dust and taking up space in the garage for just a little while.Continue reading “Sows Ear Silk Purse”