The Good Old Days

April 6th, 2014

The only thing that I can come up with to give to my cousin Sharon for her 30th birthday this year is mic attachment for keyboard stands. We are supposed to keep our family gifts under $40 and the mic attachment that I found online is $39.99, so that would be perfect. Sharon and I were very close growing up. We used to put on little dance recitals for the family in our basement. Some where in the attic we have some old family movies that has one of our little shows recorded. Back then there wasn’t any sound provided on the movies, which is too bad. It would be so cool if you could hear the music that we played in the background. But at least the pictures are pretty clear and they are in color, not black and white.

I am going to ask my father if he can find those old movies. It would be cool to watch them that day for the whole family to enjoy once again. It has been many years since any of them have been brought out and played. I just hope the old projector still works. Maybe I can take them and get them transferred onto DVDs after I get my tax refund check back, which should any day now.

Civic Organizations In Our Communities

April 1st, 2014

The problem with most of the fraternal organizations, all over the country is that the older members (usually men) are aging out. Most people tend to slow down when they are well into their “golden years” and most of those aging members are so used to the way that things were done in the past. So many of them are resistant to change, but are too old to carry on with the way things used to be.

The younger people that are being encouraged to join these wonderful civic organizations are brought on board but are not being treated with the dignity, respect, nor are they being taken seriously that any new member – no matter what their age may be, deserves. My family has always been pro community. I have family members that are with the Elks, Ruritans, Masons, Shriners, Moose, Knights of Columbus and a few Odd Fellows!

The masonic ring here that I found online will be perfect for a couple of my brothers and sisters to all go into together and purchase for our father on Father’s Day this year. June will be here before we know it and it would be great to see him open up a present that he really will enjoy and use. This certainly will be better than the usual new tie or pipe that we have beenĀ  getting for him for so many years.

Gold and Jumbo Red Stone

10kt Yellow Gold Jumbo Red Stone Masonic Ring

Crowds, Musice and Stage Lights

March 26th, 2014

The party that I went to last night was really awesome. A good amount of people were there, but not so many that it was crowded to where you are just bouncing off of people left and right. I am all about my personal space, crowds are a big issue with me, especially when it is loud, which so many parties are known for being. But I lucked out with the music and the lighting as well. TheĀ stage lights at music123 did an excellent job of keeping it up beat, but not so much that it gives you a headache after a while. With me it is usually only after 5 or 10 minutes and I’ve had enough.

This sounds terrible. I find myself sounding like an old lady complaining about crowds, music and crazy lights. Guess I just wasn’t made for that type of life style for some reason. I do enjoy being at home, but I like going out as well. I’m just particular with where I am going, not so much as who else is going to be there, like it used to be. Being a drama mama just wasn’t my cup of tea after graduating from high school.

Bongo Drums For Sale

March 20th, 2014

After watching another rerun with Sheldon on The Big Bang Theory play the bongo drums the other night, I found myself interested in finding some decent bongo drums for sale to have around the place to use for various reasons. I remember having a set of bongo drums in the basement of the house that I grew up in. We had some fun times banging away on those poor bongo drums.

bongo playing on tv

Sheldon Likes To Play Bongo

Hand Me Downs

March 14th, 2014

I’m not sure what all the hoopla is about the sheepdogs t shirt that my brother gave my other brother’s son with some other hand me down clothes that make their rounds in the family. There is always a bag or two or three of clothes stuffed some where waiting to find it’s way to the next relative(s) who might be able to use and/or pass along. Sometime we get back some of the clothes that we got rid of years ago.

With the economy still in such a mess even after all of these years of pain and misery, buying brand new clothes just aren’t in the picture as they used to be. And with so many growing kids in our growing family hand me downs have saved the day for so many family members all over.

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