Now that it is March our thoughts are turning to gardening and flowers and spending time in backyards and out of doors. It’s interesting to see how things have changed over the years. Nowadays people cherish their outdoor space even if it consists of just a small balcony. In the 1920s it was the front … More Gardens and backyards
Some people think that the baby boomer generation took over Christmas and that in essence they were celebrating not only the most ‘wonderful time of the year’ but the most wonderful time in recent history. The war was over and the economy was coming along nicely and folks were starting to be able to afford … More Baby Boomers and Christmas
I always thought the expression ‘dog days of summer’ referred to the hot sultry days of late summer when dogs would just lie around and pant in a cool shady spot as it was too hot and muggy to do anything else but actually, it goes back hundreds of years and is related to astronomy. … More The ‘Dog Days’ of summer
Recently I saw an article advertising mid century vintage furniture from the 1950s. Suddenly I had become “vintage” and perhaps even an antique! When someone talked about vintage my mind was always drawn back to the Victorian era or early 1900s. Now, suddenly my era is considered vintage or maybe … More Am I Vintage?
The other day while out shopping I was sure I saw someone I know which was impossible because I knew for a fact they were not even in the same city. It got me to thinking of ‘doppelganger’ which means someone who looks exactly like you (or someone else) and who isn’t your twin. It … More Doppelganger – who did I just see?
THEN: Thinking 60 and 70-year-olds are old. NOW: Thinking 90-year-olds are old. THEN: Watching a movie or listening to music and knowing the performer. NOW: Who the heck is that? THEN: Dining out late. NOW: Booking the early bed special. THEN: Being in your 30s and thinking you were an adult and mature. NOW: Seeing … More Then and now….. the joys of aging
As September approaches I remember growing up in Vancouver, Canada. September was always my favourite month. Beautiful warm days with cool crisp evenings and just the hint of wood smoke from bonfires in the air. Leaves slowly changing color to gold and red against a vivid blue sky. Brand new notebooks for school with smooth … More September – reborn
One thing you come to realize as you get older is that summers have changed. Instead of looking forward to carefree days of no school and freedom you find that you are still responsible for paying the bills and meeting your responsibilities. You tend to look back instead of forward and time seems to move … More End of summer
Well, it is that time of year when many people pack up the car or RV and hit the road, looking for that perfect campsite to get away from the noise and crowds of the city. I used to really enjoy camping in my younger days but now not so much. Swatting mosquitoes and not … More Summer camping
Growing up in the 1950s and 1960s I remember often going for a “Sunday drive”. My grandfather would pick us up in his Oldsmobile; always in perfect condition because he leased it and got a new one every 2 years and off we’d go for a Sunday afternoon ‘outing’! We would have no particular … More The Sunday Drive