Category Archives: MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY

This is where I say whatever I want about anything that crosses my mind…I’m sure it will ramble from one thing to another….just like I think. I will get distracted a lot! Have a laugh or two!

Notice – WP Problem

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Notice – WP Problem

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The past couple of days I’ve been unable to like or comment on some blogs. I keep trying work-arounds and sometimes it works … or not. It happens randomly, as some are still working fine.

I had a chat with a WP helper, and they were helpful and nice. But, they couldn’t figure it out either. They sent me all kinds of links and solutions to try, but I really couldn’t understand them.

Anyway, if you are missing me liking your post, or leaving a comment, this is why. I am still reading and seeing your photos, which I really do like, just can’t let you know right now.

Hope it will go back to normal soon. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

Throwback Thursday – Sensory Memories

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Throwback Thursday – Sensory Memories

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This week Maggie asks us about our sensory memories. Thanks, Maggie!

https://fromcavewalls.wordpress.com/2022/06/16/throwback-thursday-43-sensory-memories/

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Maggie says:

Perhaps there is no stronger memory trigger than a sensory experience. Those are the things we hear, sense, or smell, that take us back to another place and time.

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Here are some questions to get us started …

  1. Do certain smells bring back memories for you? Maybe a flower, or a perfume, or the smell of a certain food cooking? If so, can you share one such memory?
  2. Have you ever sensed a strong smell that reminded you of someone only to realize the smell was not actually present? How do you explain that?
  3. What song immediately whisks you back to another place and time? Share a YouTube video, or name the song and tell us about the memory.
  4. Is there a taste that reminds you of a person, place or memory? Does that food happen to be one of your ‘comfort foods’?
  5. Have you ever been somewhere new and immediately felt at home as if you have been there before?
  6. Have you ever experienced déjà vu? If so, how do you explain it?
  7. Are there sounds that remind you of another place and time? (Something like a clock ticking, a train whistle, a horse galloping, gentle rain, etc.)
  8. Do certain textures or colors trigger memories?
  9. Do certain stories, books, or poems remind you of someone from your past?
  10. What sensory stimuli surrounding you and your present environment do you think might evoke memories of you for your family or friends?

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Here are my thoughts:

1. Smells – When I was a kid I’d be outside playing while my mom would be cooking supper. I could always tell what we were having that evening by the smell. Two of my favorites were chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, and cream gravy … and pot roast, mashed potatoes, and brown gravy.

2.  A smell that wasn’t really here – I think so, but can’t remember what it was now. Except I thought I smelled chocolate brownies or cake cooking, but I wasn’t cooking any. My mom made the best chocolate cake. Maybe I was wanting  real chocolate, which I don’t eat now, except sugar free, and that’s just not the same.

3. Songs – Lots of songs take me back to some point of time in the past. One is what I’d call our wedding song. At our wedding we walked down the aisle together to this song playing on a record player. It still reminds me of that day. “Love Is All Around”, by the Troggs.

4. Taste – Here’s a really bad memory for me. Applesauce! I hate applesauce, and almost gag seeing it or smelling it. See, when I was a kid they would crush up medicine pills into applesauce so I’d take it, as I couldn’t swallow a pill. Now it is a food I will never ever eat.

5. New – Old Place? – Can’t say that I’ve ever had that happen with a place. However I have met people who I’ve never seen before, and it’s like I definitely know them right at the moment, and it happens to them too with me.

6. Deja vu?  – Yes, I’ve had this happen quite a lot. Can’t explain it, but I sure know it when it happens.

7. Can’t really think of any sound that takes me back to a memory except songs.

8. Textures/colors – Back to the applesauce – that mushy mushy texture is horrible. I like apples and apple deserts, but that color and texture of applesauce is just too awful

9. None come to mind on stories, books, or poems bringing back a memory.

10. I have no idea on this one. You’d just have to ask them.

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Here’s our wedding song from question # 3 –

“Love Is All Around”, by the Troggs, was released in 1967. It was written by Reg Presley, and is on the the Page One, Fontana, and Mercury labels.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

Chasing a Sunbeam

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Chasing Sunbeams

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This is just a fun, and kind of strange memory from a long time ago.

I usually drove my daughter to school each morning, and we’d go by her friend’s house to pick her up to ride with us, too.

This one early morning it was a little past sunrise, and it was a really pretty sky of bright blue, a few clouds, and this beautiful sunbeam. It was very large, coming down from the sky all the way to the ground. It seemed very close to where we were. The girls were all exclaiming over it, and so we decided to go see if we could actually see where it came down to earth.

I drove down the roads, as close to the direction of the sunbeam as I could, driving farther and farther away from town … and school. The sunbeam never moved, but the more we drove toward it, it seemed the same distance from us. We must have driven for an hour or more, and never got any closer.

Finally we had to give up, as the school day was about to start, and we still had to drive all the way back to town.

This episode is a fun memory to remember. I don’t know what would have happened if we had found the end of the sunbeam. Could be like finding the end of a rainbow finding a  pot of gold?

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

Dried Out

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Dried Out

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Desiccated mummy meat

Doesn’t matter if you heat

It mostly, mainly tastes like feet

Never ever will it meet …

My expectations

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note ~ this poem comes about because of a microwave dinner (stir fried chicken & rice). I’ve tried it a few times, as it looks good, but the little chunks of chicken are really bad & dried out even though I follow the directions. So I call it desiccated mummy meat. Oh, and I don’t buy it any more!

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

Throwback Thursday – Chores

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Throwback Thursday – Chores

https://wordpress.com/read/feeds/87279163/posts/3795565859

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This week Maggie poses some questions about chores and allowances when we were a kid, and even later on. Thanks, Maggie! 🙂

Here are a few things to remember back on:

Did you have chores you were responsible for? At what age did that begin?

Were you required to make your bed and keep your room tidy? Did you have the responsibility for those chores for siblings or others in the house? Were chores evenly distributed?

Were you asked to take out the trash, mow the lawn, or do the dishes? How about cooking?

Were you given an allowance? If so, at what age and how much?

Were there repercussions if you did not do your chores?

How did you establish chores once you had a home of your own?

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I don’t know what age I was able to do any chores, but I do remember getting to wash the dishes. I really liked doing that. I still like doing that – by hand. We’ve had a dishwasher before, but not in quite a few years, and we didn’t have one when I was growing up. I would even volunteer to do dishes at my grandma’s and granny’s house if we’d had a meal over there. It’s fun to do someone else’s dishes because they were different from ours.

My sister and I would help with the kitchen floor. Not a totally every time deal, but quite often. The floor was linoleum, and mom wanted it waxed. The Johnson’s paste wax smelled good. We’d get rags and smear it all over the floor, then other rags and buff it off. Later on we had an electric waxing/buffing machine to use. That was fun, too.  Now however, I hate doing floors of any kind.

My sister and I never got an allowance as such. We were lucky to have plenty of what we needed, and would get treats from time to time. We did get a dollar for every A on our report cards though.

Early on my cousin and I would make crafty things to sell. We’d go to grandma’s and all the neighbors with our stuff and they’d buy from us. We’d make braided yarn with little pouches for cinnamon spice and cinnamon sticks tied on with ribbon. We’d also make soap decorated with ribbon and little artificial flowers to hang in the bathroom. We did quite well with both of these. I think we charged 75 cents for both of these.

A little later on I would take in ironing to do for others. I loved to iron! I had quite a few customers who’d bring their clothes to me by the dozen. I was still in elementary school when I did this. I also continued to do this for many years, up until only a few years ago here.

I think we probably did whatever we wanted to with our own bedrooms. We didn’t get nagged much to keep it tidy. But later on as a teen I kept it fairly neat.

We basically kept on this same way when our girls were growing up.

That’s about all I can think on it for now. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace

© 2022 BS

Throwback Thursday – Sense of Style Pt. 3 – Haircuts

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Throwback Thursday – Sense of Style Pt. 3 – Haircuts

https://fromcavewalls.wordpress.com/2022/01/13/throwback-thursday-21-jusjojan-sense-of-style/

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Maggie at the above link has asked us about our fashion styles over the years. Thanks , Maggie! 🙂

Here are some questions to think about:

At what age did you become concerned about the clothes you wore? Did you get hand-me-downs or new clothes? Were any of your clothes made by hand? If so, by whom? Were you allowed to select your own clothes and assemble your own ensembles? At what age did you start buying your own wardrobe?

What fashion fads did you adopt? Did you have certain colors you loved to wear? Were you of the hippie generation of perhaps a child of the 1980s? What was the wildest or craziest outfit you ever wore?

What about jewelry? Did you have piercings? Were they done by you or by others? What jewelry fads so you remember?

Now think about your hairstyles. What cuts did you sport? Did you ever color your hair? Did you try to alter your hair in any other way (cutting, ironing, shaving, curling)?

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Okay, here’s my many haircuts/styles over the years. I’m lazy so didn’t want to go through all my many photo albums to find a sample of each, though.

At the end, I’ll say a few things about what I remember of them.

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Pixie

Poodle

Pageboy

Flip

Shag

Feathered

Layered

Swing

Straight & Ironed

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Colors:

Red

Black

Auburn

Burgundy

Frosted

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Perms:

baby perm

poodle perm

spiral perm

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Wigs:

Wiglet

Dutch Boy

Falls

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I guess it all started when I was really little. In my baby book my mom wrote that I got my first permanent at age 2 years old! I didn’t have any say so about it, and I’d get a perm quite a few times. I finally got to have some say later on.  What I wanted was long straight hair, like my cousin had, so I could wear a ponytail.

I’d get a very short pixie cut, then it would get this tight curly perm to be called a poodle look.

Then awhile later on I got to have it a little longer and no perm, but curled into a pageboy. About jr. high school a popular hairstyle was the flip. We’d backcomb the top and ends, then use lots of hairspray.

When that fad went out I got my hair cut into another shortish do, I think was called a mop top, to kind of look like the Beatles hair.

High school my hair was long again, and straight, then flipped back edges and layered. Later this turned into the shag cut. I liked this one a lot and kept it this way for a long time.

Next was the 70s long straight and ironed hair. Yes, we’d use the real iron and ironing board.

I still laugh because my best friend always said, and still to this day still says, that I had the good hair. Her hair was medium and wavy naturally.

The Swing was a fun hair-do. It was cut short in the back and the front/sides got longer. Sort of a geometric look.

Then came the spiral curl permanent. Maybe it was called something else, but you’d have to use a hair pick to fluff it out.

Now my hair is just long and straight, I don’t put dye on it, so it’s just natural brown with gray.

Over the years, with whichever style I went with, I’d change colors with dyes every so often. (see list)

Then there was the ‘wig’ years.

I always liked wearing fun wigs. At the time they were not very expensive, and they were not made of real hair, but you could wash and style them.

Wiglets were fun. A small (or larger) hairpiece you attach to the top of your pulled up hair. You’d style them with large circular rings and spray a lot of hair spray on it all.

Falls were great if you wanted to add more to your regular hair or make it look like you had long hair. I had a few of these.

Dutch boy wigs. I had a couple of these in different colors. It was a full wig, with a medium length. My sister had some, too.

Well, that’s about all I can think of for now. Hope you enjoyed this look back. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

 

Throwback Thursday – Sense of Style Pt. 2

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Throwback Thursday – Sense of Style Pt. 2

https://fromcavewalls.wordpress.com/2022/01/13/throwback-thursday-21-jusjojan-sense-of-style/

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Maggie at the above link has asked us about our fashion styles over the years. Thanks , Maggie! 🙂

Here are some questions to think about:

At what age did you become concerned about the clothes you wore? Did you get hand-me-downs or new clothes? Were any of your clothes made by hand? If so, by whom? Were you allowed to select your own clothes and assemble your own ensembles? At what age did you start buying your own wardrobe?

What fashion fads did you adopt? Did you have certain colors you loved to wear? Were you of the hippie generation of perhaps a child of the 1980s? What was the wildest or craziest outfit you ever wore?

What about jewelry? Did you have piercings? Were they done by you or by others? What jewelry fads so you remember?

Now think about your hairstyles. What cuts did you sport? Did you ever color your hair? Did you try to alter your hair in any other way (cutting, ironing, shaving, curling)?

How has your taste changed over the years?

Feel free to share photos if it helps illustrate your look. Have fun!

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More of my thoughts on my style:

For awhile my mom made my sister and I lots of clothes, which were nice. Later, when I learned to sew, I made a lot for myself, too. I’d make hip-hugger, bell-bottom pants, all kinds of tops, and dresses. I liked combining at least two different paper patterns to create something completely different to suit myself. That was fun. I don’t remember anything wild or crazy clothes I wore, just the trends of the 60s & 70s, like bell bottom jeans, which I’d fringe the bottom hem, and do embroidery all over plus fun patches. I’d make long strings of tiny bead necklaces, too. Just for school and work I’d have to wear a dress or skirt and be okay for office work. My favorite colors have always been black and brown, with an occasional turquoise, dark green or purple.

I did make lots of those bead necklaces, and I got my ears pierced while in jr. high. My friend and I went to a lady we knew at her beauty shop and she did it for us. No automatic piercing gun back then, just an ice cube to numb the earlobe and a sharp needle. Many years later I got a second piercing at a store in the mall. I also made a lot of my own earrings.

For awhile there teens, including me, were all into the ‘mod’ look. Short haircut, geometric prints, go go boots, mini skirts, and white lipstick. That was fun, but didn’t last long. I did start using eyeliner and the lipstick when I was quite young – when I was in 6th grade at school.

That’s all for now. I’ll continue with a part 3 soon! Mostly it will be about hair styles! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS

 

 

Throwback Thursday – Sense of Style?

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Throwback Thursday – Sense of Style? 

https://fromcavewalls.wordpress.com/2022/01/13/throwback-thursday-21-jusjojan-sense-of-style/

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Maggie at the above link has asked us about our fashion styles over the years. Thanks , Maggie! 🙂

Here are some questions to think about:

At what age did you become concerned about the clothes you wore? Did you get hand-me-downs or new clothes? Were any of your clothes made by hand? If so, by whom? Were you allowed to select your own clothes and assemble your own ensembles? At what age did you start buying your own wardrobe?

What fashion fads did you adopt? Did you have certain colors you loved to wear? Were you of the hippie generation of perhaps a child of the 1980s? What was the wildest or craziest outfit you ever wore?

What about jewelry? Did you have piercings? Were they done by you or by others? What jewelry fads so you remember?

Now think about your hairstyles. What cuts did you sport? Did you ever color your hair? Did you try to alter your hair in any other way (cutting, ironing, shaving, curling)?

How has your taste changed over the years?

Feel free to share photos if it helps illustrate your look. Have fun!

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Here are some of my thoughts:

I was still in elementary school when I noticed how I dressed and either liked it or hated it. There were several dresses I had that I couldn’t stand. I’m sure when my mom bought them for me she thought they were cute, though. One had these big shoulder pad things and I thought it made me look like a football player. The other had an attached tie I thought made me look like a boy with a tie. I took it upon myself to cut holes or rip places in those so I wouldn’t have to wear them again.

My shoes were awful. I had to wear ugly clunky brown oxfords with steel arch supports because of weak ankles. All my friends had cute sandals, or mary janes, or whatever. I hated my shoes … and socks. I still don’t like socks.

By 6th grade I’d managed to talk my way into better/cuter outfits. We girls would co-ordinate our outfits to wear the same thing on a certain day – black skirt and turquoise colored blouse.

Later on in junior high I can’t really remember what we wore to school, except every so often we’d have what was called ‘dress up day’. We could wear fancy clothes, stockings, and short high heels. Now this was before panty hose came along, so yeah … stockings held up by a garter belt. Not easy, especially when we’d get ready at home, then would have PE first period of the day and have to put on our horrible gym clothes. That was not fun.

We girls were not allowed during all my school years to wear jeans or slacks. It was skirts or dresses only and had to be at least knee length. The year after I graduated girls were allowed to wear jeans or slacks.

Well, this is getting long, and I want to continue with the fashion remembering, so I’ll close for now and continue in the next few days. 🙂

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Here’s me wearing the ugly shoes!

🙂 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2022 BS