Wednesday, September 23, 2009

I Remember

Since today is my birthday and I have reached the young, young age of 50, I thought I would do a I remember post.....

I remember...

watching the tv and seeing the funeral procession for JFK
having yellow jackets or bumble bees building a nest in my wall when I was younger than 3
McDonalds before Ronald and his gang
most Moms were stay at home Moms
having measles, mumps and German Measles
the long white dresses all the girls wore when we graduated from Stephens Kind.
the school year was day after Labor Day to Friday before Memorial Day (every year)
lining up in elementary school and everyone getting inoculations
boys & girls having separate classes to discuss "body changes" once a year
watching the 1st man walk on the moon and Daddy taking pictures of the tv screen
writing pen-pal soldier in Vietnam as a school assignment in 4th or 5th grade
shopping at Cofer Brothers on Main Street in Tucker
having TV channels 2,5,11 and sometimes 8 in Atlanta
Eating dinner as a family everynight (except Tues., Daddy's bowling night)
hanging clothes on the line and not liking it then!
going to Tucker High football games from childhood on
wearing gym suits for PE
when girls wore dresses and boys wore pants & button up shirts to school
getting a automatic dishwasher, air conditioner and color tv when I was 12
getting our first Microwave when I was a teenager
loving our church youth group and youth choir
going to Farrells Ice Cream Parlor after Sunday night church and after Fri. night bowling
my first trip to Florida, we went to Jacksonville
Roller skating, bike riding and swinging all summer long
going to Hilton Head and having the beaches to ourselves
learning to waterski at Lake Lanier
babysitting and getting paid .50 to $1 an hour
graduating from kind., elementary school, high school, and college
my first car...1965/66 Mustang - no air, no power steering or brakes
my Mom grocery shop. 1x per month & cramming lots in our little icebox in the fridge
2 Turkey dinners every Thanksgiving...lunch at one grandma's & dinner at the other
Easter was the same as Thanksgiving, after church the meal rotation started
Christmas Eve at Mama's house (Mom's mom)
Christmas afternoon at Grandma's house (Daddy's mom)
going from records to 8 track to cassette to CD (I haven't gotten past that!)
getting our first VCR and now DVD
the incredible joy at being a Mom
giving my life to Christ & being baptized at the age of 12 at Tucker First Baptist by Randy Mullis

Many thanks to God, my Mom & Dad and friends for a great 50 years!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

And as my dear 20 year old son just reminded me....I am half way to 100!

1 comment:

  1. Happy birthday to you too! I hope you had a lovely day :o)



Welcome to the farm ~ we are a blended family with 7 children (3 are married), 4 grandsons, 5 dogs, 3 rabbits, and 15 chickens living on 3 acres in Georgia. I love crafting, sewing, cooking & canning, recipes of all kinds, reading, playing with my little buddies, family time, travel, pinterest and most of all the Lord.