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Wednesday, January 11, 2012

THE WAY WE USED TO SHOP

Look at the bottom of the Credit Contract, what it says about women. It was they way until the late 1970s in most countries. Click twice on each photo to enlarge it. You can also click once on the page (not pic), and then hold down ctrl button + roll your mouse's scroll button to make things bigger or smaller. Ok, I'll make it easy. It says the wife must sign with the husband's permission, and his info is considered, not hers.
Blessings,












Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Where Did You Eat? -author unknown

'Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?'
'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him.
'All the food was slow..'

'C'mon
, seriously Where did you eat?'
'It was a place called "at home", I explained. !
'Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.
But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it :
Some parents NEVER owned their own house, never wore Levis, never set foot on a golf course, never traveled out of the country or had a credit card.
In their later years they had something called a revolving charge card. The card was good only at Sears Roebuck.. Or maybe it was Sears & Roebuck.
Either way, there is no Roebuck anymore. Maybe he died.

My parents never drove me to soccer practice.. This was mostly because we never had heard of soccer... I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow)
We didn't have a television in our house until I was 16..
It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God; it came back on the air at about 6 a..m. and there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people.

I was 21 before I tasted my first pizza, it was called 'pizza pie.'
When I bit into it, I burned the roof of my mouth and the cheese slid off, swung down, plastered itself against my chin and burned that, too. It's still the best pizza I ever had.

I never had a telephone in my room.
The only phone in the house was in the living room and it was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.
Pizzas were not delivered to our home, but milk was.
All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers -- It cost 7 cents a paper, and they got to keep 2 cents. They had to get up at 6AM every morning.
On Saturday, they had to collect the 42 cents from their customers. Their favorite customers were the ones who gave them 50 cents and told them to keep the change.. Their least favorite customers were the ones who seemed to never be home on collection day.
Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.

If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you
may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing

Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?
MEMORIES from a friend :
My Dad is cleaning out my grandmother's house (she died in December) and he brought me an old Royal Crown Cola bottle. In the bottle top was a stopper with a bunch of holes in it. I knew immediately what it was, but my daughter had no idea. She thought they had tried to make it a salt shaker or something. I knew it as the bottle that sat on the end of the ironing board to 'sprinkle' clothes with because we didn't have steam irons. Man, I am old.
How many do you remember?
Head lights dimmer switches on the floor.
Ignition switches on the dashboard.

Heaters mounted on the inside of the fire wall.

Real ice boxes.

Pant leg clips for bicycles without chain guards.

Soldering irons you heat on a gas burner.

Using hand signals for cars without turn signals.


Older Than Dirt Quiz :
Count all the ones that you remember not the ones you were told about.
Ratings at the bottom.
1 Blackjack chewing gum
2..Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water
3. Candy cigarettes
4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles

5. Coffee shops or diners with tableside juke boxes
6
. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers

7. Party lines
on the telephone
8 Newsreels before the movie

9. P.F. Flyers

10. Butch wax

11.. TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning.. (there were only 3 channels...
[if you were fortunate])
12. Peashooters
13. Howdy Doody

14. 45 RPM records

15.
S& H green stamps
16. Hi-fi's

17. Metal ice trays with lever

18. Mimeograph paper

19. Blue flashbulb

20. Packards

21. Roller skate keys

22. Cork popguns

23. Drive-ins

24. Studebakers

25. Wash tub wringers


If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young
If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older
If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age
If you remembered 16-25 = You're older than dirt!

I might be older than dirt but those memories are some of the best parts of my life.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

(Monday OCT 11 is Canadian Thanksgiving)

MAY WE ALL LEARN TO BE MORE
THANKFUL FOR MORE EVERY DAY!


I AM SO VERY THANKFUL FOR MY MANY MANY BLESSINGS!

MAY GOD BLESS YOU ALL,



Sunday, January 10, 2010

A GIFT FOR YOU!

For those of you who get tired of reading long articles or books online, or who have a hard time seeing the small print or the screen, A gift for you. It reads from your computer and you can choose which voice you want, it reads WORD, PDF and Internet Explorer. Its free.
It can also help people learn English pronunciation better.
http://www.naturalreaders.com/
Blessings, Sheila

Monday, October 26, 2009

Our childhood : a unique time Born btwn 1930-1979







No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us,
WE ARE AWESOME !!!!
OUR LIFE IS LIVING PROOF !!!!



To Those of Us Born

1930 - 1979



TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE
1930's, 40's, 50's,

60's and 70's!!




First, we survived being born to mothers who smoked and/or drank while they were pregnant.

We took
aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can and didn't get tested for diabetes.




T
hen after that trauma, we were put to sleep on our tummies in baby cribs covered with bright colored lead-base 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 & 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 made with Lard, white bread, real butter and bacon. We drank FLAV-OR- AID made with real white sugar. And, we weren't overweight. WHY?



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, Nintendo's and X-boxes. There were no video games, no 150 channels on cable, no video



movies or DVD's,
no surround-sound or CD's,

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 these 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 50 years have been an explosion of innovation and new ideas. What can kids today do besides push buttons..







We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.







If YOU are one of them, CONGRATULATIONS!







You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids, before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.






While you are at it, forward it to your kids so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were.






Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?




~
The quote of the month is by

Jay Leno:







'With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of Country's activities?'

SIMPLE CHICKEN SOUP

I tried to edit the "Flu Season" post and add this recipe to it, but for some reason, it would not edit, so I am adding it here.
HERE IT IS!!!! SIMPLE CHICKEN SOUP!
Boil a chicken in a pot where the water covers the chicken completely. Boil until tender enough to pull apart with no pink flesh showing when you poke it with a fork. After it's cooked, take out the chicken, put on a plate to cool. SAVE THE LIQUID IT WAS COOKED IN! When cool enough to handle, take the chicken apart into bite size pieces. Put back in the pot, and add sliced carrots, celery, onion and garlic to taste, then add a carb like rice or noodles or potato chunks. Simmer until it's all tender.
 

Made by Lena