Thursday, December 13, 2007


Just one of those boring, rambling posts ahead...

This morning I went to a Christmas breakfast hosted by one of the church ladies. I had a great time, and was glad that I went. The food and fellowship were great. The table which I sat at had an assortment of ages, but most of the ladies were in their late 70's. One lady was the oldest of 10 kids, another the oldest of 9 girls. She told about how her mother saved money by making their und*rwe@r out of flour sacks, and how they had the name brand on them still, because the lettering was red, and not possible to bleach out. Another lady talked about all the aprons she had out of feedsacks. Later, she referred to someone being "off their trolley." As I said, the fellowship was great. It was fun to hear the ladies reminiscing of their childhood.

This afternoon I worked on a Christmas project. I haven't taken any pictures yet, so I don't have a secret link to post. But I will soon.

I offered my old camera to my two youngest sisters to play with, and my dad said, "Great, now we'll have 400 blurry pictures on the computer". LOL I didn't think of it that way. (My old camera stopped focusing correctly.)

I got my house all picked up and pretty this afternoon. It's nice to have the clutter all put away!

I'm trying to think of something wonderfully funny or amazing or remarkable, but nothing is coming to me right now, so I'll just sign off!

Have a great day!


Joyce's Ramblings said...

Talking about old times brought back some great memories. The old phrases that are not known to the younger people I am questioned about every once in awhile. I said "It was Katie bar the door time" and the look I got !
That's what being in your 70s brings.
Have a great day!

Tammy said...

It's funny, Joyce, because I've used the "Katie bar the door" expression. I'm not sure where I picked it up from! =)

Anonymous said...

My Grandma has always called the couch a "davenport." She's in her mid 80's. Other than Grandma, I've never heard anyone say that. Even she didn't know of its origin.

My Mom recently found out that davenport was a brand name. The couches were very popular in the Midwest before WWII.


Tammy said...

Gina, my mom's dad called the couch the "davenport". Usually, it was, "Don't jump on the davenport!" LOL

Mom of Five said...

I love, love, love talking to *mature* ladies...and they seem to love to be talked (and listened) to, so it's a pleasure for both of us. My mother is the head nurse at a nursing home, and the ladies there are just so sweet, and have such wonderful stories to tell.

Now, I came here today to ask you for a favor. Would you hop over to my blog and look at my sock post again? I think I might be knitting these things insdie out, if that is even possible. When you work with circular needles, should your work "grow" down from the needles, or up? Mine is growing up with this sock, and it did with my top down hats as well, like when I'm knitting, the work is upside down. Is that normal, or am I doing it wrong? It worked for the hats, but I'm concerned that something will go horribly wrong when I turn the heel. Any input would be appreciated, thanks!

~~Deby said...

great post....and I too have been thinking about getting a new camera...