Sunday, October 16, 2016

Hodgepodge of Old Pictures

I have nothing better to do so will post some old photos.
No rhyme or reason, it's just the Season.
I spent  many hours of my youth in this building
listening to the wind whistling around the corner of the building.
When I hear that sound today I am instantly reminded of it.
We called it the School House.

It's me in my earlier life. I know not when.
My oldest brother, Cecil.
Many moons ago.

Shelby, Tyler, Leah
The girls are sisters and Tyler is their cousin.
This is a new picture

Lorrene and Chris(my DIL)
Taken at Harmon House, The man over my left shoulder is Carl somebody and he was in Pearl Harbor when it was bombed. The other man is Carlos somebody and I can't think of the lady's name.
I am showing a plate of plum's Dixie had grown. I have her picture, but can't locate it. She is the one that took the photo.

This  little sweetheart is Tyler, my newest great grandson. 

This is the building Dr. Beech had his office in when I was born. (1928) This picture was many years later.

Sisters, Katie Engel and Laura Johnson
Mel and his girls Emily and Molly.
They were color coded. Molly in the pink.

Karen and Mel doing a scene of Bonnie and Clyde

L to R Jerry Hazelton, Alice Tobey, Beth Richardson.
FR. Glen Lemaster, Florence Lemaster and Wayne LeMaster

Bud and Kenny and Mt Rainier about 1952

Have a Witch of a Halloween

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Fall is Falling

Fall has fallen again. Nothing much to look forward to unless you enjoy snow falling and filling up the driveway and dark falls a little too soon as well.  I live in the midst of three schools so I watch the kids marching down the sidewalk  to school, but when they go home in midafternoon they seem to be  much more hurried. They run and laugh with their friends. When I moved here about 24 years ago I was told I might regret living where so many kids might be a nuisance. Kids have never bothered me except one time. One plucked my one daffodil that was in bloom. I didn't actually see who took it and I even doubt Judge Judy would rule in my favor, but I suspect one of those adolescents helped themselves to it.  It's okay as long as they don't mess with my money tree. 
Most  people look forward to weekends, but I look forward to Mondays. There is not as much traffic and stores are not as busy either.
A cat adopted me and we don't always see eye to eye. For some reason, she seems to think she is the boss. 

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Being Poor is a Bore

I went to Walmart to buy kitty litter and spent $50.00.
 If food wasn't so necessary we'd all be a lot richer. I used to live a lot higher on the hog with a lot less money. Everything seems to be out of kilter. A person living on the minimum wage has to pay almost all of their monthly check on the rent. The landlords want as much money as they can possibly get for their rentals. We need limits set on things. 
We hear complaints about government control, but maybe we need more of it to keep things more evenly balanced. The greedy get richer and the poor get poorer. Now the poor can't get any poorer and many are now homeless. 

Friday, August 19, 2016

The Art of Wasting Time

The Art of Wasting Time

The light came on, but no one was home when I was in Algebra class back in 1943. When something doesn't make sense it probably isn't very important anyway I rationalized; so I flunked it. Why should one cram something so abstract into the brain of a 15-year-old, and require them to take it a second year, which I barely passed? Wouldn't my time have been better spent learning something I had more of a flair for?

Oh well. It's all history now. Speaking of that, I didn't score very well in History either.

I sit here day after day looking at my four walls. Better than a prison cell. At least I can go some place if I want to. Most of the places I go to, I don't really want to. Such as the physical Therapy place.

Such a waste of my time. It's supposed to be for my own good, but it's really for their own good. They get a paycheck to tell me to swing my right leg to the right to the count of 15 and then they ask questions of how your day is and what do I do for fun. I can't multitask that well.

The first thing I do is sit on a huge machine and push the pedals to the medal for 20 minutes. They add more minutes every time I go. Enough is enough! These machines face huge windows and we face the bright sun. They have no shades for the windows. They thought I was brilliant when I whipped out a pair of those little shades the eye doctor gives you to slide behind your glasses. I had it stored in my bra. They thought that was brilliant too.

I also waste time going to the mailbox which is located in front of my house. All I ever find in that box is a useless piece of paper which goes directly in my trash can, but the postal service is required to deliver it.

This is the way I see it.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Funny, Isn't it?

Funny how twenty dollars looks like a lot of money when we're about to make a donation to charity, but it looks so small when we buy bread and milk.

Funny how long an hour of time feels when we're in church, but how short it seems when we're playing a game.

Funny how we hate cutting the grass but look forward to shopping and walking all over creation to buy a few things.

Funny how we watch our weight by washing down our hamburger and fries with a diet Pepsi .

Funny how we speed up to get to the next stop light sooner.

Funny how we can comprehend novels that are 500 pages long, but can't seem to figure out how to transfer photos from the laptop to the Cell Phone.

Funny how we can't think of anything to say when we pray, but can gab non-stop for hours when talking to a friend.

Funny how it takes hours of planning to go take care of a business problem, but when a friend calls and wants to eat out, it only takes two minutes to get ready.

Funny how this list could go on and on, but suddenly you have a case of brain freeze. 

Funny how when you're looking for a bathroom, there isn't one to be found.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

I'm On the Waiting List

I'm on the waiting list. I sit in more waiting rooms waiting for the sound of my name. I have nothing to do but wait. So wait it is. Waiting for the bank to clear up the fraud on my account. Waiting for the tomato to get ripe so I can pick it. Waiting to turn one year older. Speaking of that here are a couple of reminders of how old I am and how losing weight is also on the waiting list. 
I'm waiting for visitors from Tacoma so I'm killing time and waiting and waiting for my memory to kick in.

And Wishing

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

My Aching Back

The medical world is the busiest place in the world. I called for an appointment with my doctor, but he was booked up so they asked if I would mind seeing the PA (whatever that stands for) Physician Assistant? Physician Apprentice ? I think it means they are just as good as a doctor but don't get paid as much.
There must be a need for more Physical Therapists because I have waited for nearly a week to get set up with an appointment after the doctor requested it. I finally get impatient and call them. At least I didn't get a menu of options, Heather answered the phone and was very helpful. She said a couple of their therapist are on vacation and I can't get in until August 1st. That's okay with me, at least now I know I am on the waiting list.
The doctor said my back went out because my front went out. Nah, he didn't really say that I figured it out myself. I was able to lose a bunch of weight. It was the only good thing that came out of having Shingles, but I don't recommend Shingles. It took away the aching back except when I use a vacuum cleaner. Why can't they make a riding vacuum cleaner? Anyway, I'm not seeing the PT about my back. I now have leg a problem with walking being the main problem. What else do you do with your legs? 

Sunday, July 17, 2016

Front Porch Scenes

Home Sweet Home
Yours truly in the glamorous pose with the little sister, Carol,
Hollis and Bennie are my little brothers,
An early day photo showing my late husband posing on the front row.
 He was visiting his sister and family.
My favorite flower.
My oldest brother, Cecil and myself.

Kay Anthony now, (Niece)

Us Lockwoods in 1944.