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Monday, April 14, 2014

RELATING TO PINOCCHIO


 As a child, I learned it was too difficult to keep up with the many fibs and exaggerated stories I told, and decided it was much easier to tell the truth - not as much fun, but definitely easier.

Monday, April 7, 2014

CAP GUNS


Children grew up playing Cowboys and Indians using cap guns and bows and arrows.  Caps came in red rolls that made a loud pop when the trigger was pulled, and arrows had rubber suction cups on the ends.    

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

THE PERFECT MACHINE


"Fixing up" one's car (jalopy) was a popular past-time for boys, and flames painted on the sides were especially prized. One boy I knew in the ninth grade had turquoise and black checked seat covers that his mother made for him.

Monday, March 24, 2014

"Z" - SHE GOT PLENTY OF Z'S


She slept until noon on Saturday mornings - or got up just in time to attend the Kiddy Show at the Strand Theatre in Orange, TX.  Occasionally, she listened to "Big Jon and Sparky" on the radio.

Monday, March 10, 2014

'Y" - SHE REMINISCED ABOUT HER YOUTH


She tried to focus on positive rather than negative events of her youth - even though there are many recollections of both.

Sunday, March 9, 2014

"W" - SHE WANTED TO BE WONDER WOMAN


Wonder Woman - who always acted for the good of mankind - was her heroine.  Wonder Woman was intelligent, adventuresome and athletic - plus she was pretty.

Monday, March 3, 2014

"X" - SHE DID NOT WANT AN EX


She wanted to be married to the same man (for better or worse) for fifty years or more.  She was impressed by her grandparents who celebrated their Fiftieth Wedding Anniversary in 1961, with a reception in their home.  Each night after dinner, they walked up and down their driveway for exercise while holding hands.