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I Need Another 50 Years

I was watching a commercial about frozen fish and got to thinking about when I was a child, my dad would go fishing and if he kept them, would come home and clean them. What a mess. Scales all over the sink, a fishy smell and it seems there would always be a bone or two that were left in the cooked fish.

My mom killed and cleaned a chicken if they had one. Can you imagine most of the football watching, over zealous businessmen or men with working out on their mind, standing in the kitchen today cleaning fish? I know in places like Alaska and a few other places that they probably do that on a daily basis but not the majority. I was also thinking about how we did not have instant news, telling us what is going on all over the world. Sometimes it was days before word got around about happenings across the ocean. I feel like we are very spoiled but very, very lucky living in a world like we do. There are some bad things in todays world, like you can’t let your kids go trick or treating alone, there are kid snatchers who should be locked away forever, and on, and on. My granddaughters would just lay down and throw a fit if they had to walk to school and back home! I look at my laptop and wish I could live another 50 years so I could see and use all the great things that will be invented. It is definitely more interesting today as far as electronics go. Life is more hurried than the 40s that’s for sure but you know air conditioning sure is nice in the summer and I love colored TV.

When I was a kid and we got our first TV (black and white of course) we also got this piece of plastic that was tinted blue on the top, a yellowish in the middle and green at the bottom. You taped it over the standard size screen and it helped you imagine it was colored TV, at least until you were viewing an living room scene behind the green part…LOL what a hoot.

Facebook Photo to Cartoon Character..


There’s an ongoing campaign in the popular social network Facebook where all Facebook users are encouraged to change their profile images with images of their favorite childhood cartoons/animes. This campaign is to support the awareness on violence against children.

The typical posts from the campaign reads: “Change your facebook profile picture to a cartoon character from your childhood and invite your friends to do the same. Until Monday, December 6, there should be no human faces on facebook, but an invasion of memories! This is for a campaign against violence on children. ”

This campaign will last until December 6 as some indicated. Incidentally it’s also the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada; an anniversary of the Ecole Polytechnique Massacre, where 14 women were murdered because of their gender.

The United Nations is also spearheading a 16-day campaign to fight violence against women and children, which started last November 25 and ends in December 10.

Things You Don’t Hear Anymore


-Be sure to refill the ice trays, we’re going to have company.
-Watch for the postman, I want to get this letter to Willie in the mail today.
-Quit slamming the screen door when you go out!
-Be sure and pull the windows down when you leave, it looks like a shower is coming up.
-Don’t forget to wind the clock before you go to bed.
-Wash your feet before you go to bed, you’ve been playing outside all day barefooted.
-Why can’t you remember to roll up your britches legs? Getting them caught in the bicycle chain so many times is tearing them up.
-You have torn the knees out of that pair of pants so many times there is nothing left to put a patch on.
-Don’t you go outside with your school clothes on!
-Go comb your hair; it looks like the rats have nested in it all night.
-Be sure and pour the cream off the top of the milk when you open the new bottle.
-Take that empty bottle to the store with you so you won’t have to pay a deposit on another one.
-Put a dish towel over the cake so the flies won’t get on it.
-Quit jumping on the floor! I have a cake in the oven and you are going to make it fall if you don’t quit!
-Let me know when the Fuller Brush man comes by, I need to get a few things from him.
-You boys stay close by, the car may not start and I will need you to help push it off.
-There’s a dollar in my purse, get 5 gallons of gas when you go to town.
-Open the back door and see if we can get a breeze through here, it’s getting hot.
-You can walk to the store; it won’t hurt you to get some exercise.
-Don’t sit too close to the front at the movies. It’s hard on your eyes.
-If you pull that stunt again, I am going to wear you out!
-Don’t lose that button; I’ll sew it back on after awhile.
-Wash under your neck before you come to the table, you have beads of dirt and sweat all under there.
-Get out from under the sewing machine; pumping it messes up the thread!
-Don’t turn the radio on no, I want the battery to be up when the Grand Ole Opry comes on.
-No! I don’t have 10 cents for you to go to the show. Do you think money grows on trees?
-Eat those turnips, they’ll make you big and strong like your daddy.
-That dog is NOT coming in this house! I don’t care how cold it is out there, dogs don’t stay in the house.
-Sit still! I’m trying to get your hair cut straight and you keep moving and now it’s all messed up.
-Hush your mouth! I don’t want to hear words like that! I’ll wash your mouth out with soap!
-It is time for your system to be cleaned out. I am going to give you a dose of castor oil tonight.
-If you get a spanking in school and I find out about it, you’ll get another one when you get home.
-Quit crossing your eyes! They’ll get stuck that way!
-Soak your foot in this pan of kerosene so that bad cut won’t get infected.
-When you take your driving test, don’t forget to signal each turn. Left arm straight out the window for a left turn; left arm bent up at the elbow for a right turn; and straight down to the side of the door when you are going to stop.

-It’s: ‘Yes Ma’am!’ and ‘No Ma’am!’ to me, young man, and don’t you forget it!
Y’all come back now, ya hear!

Bring back any memories?

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8 Comments:

Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said…

Oh Yes ! ! 🙂
January 10, 2010 9:56 AM

OpenID thesouthernlady64 said…

I just realized my comment went under the food stamp thing for this post somehow. Guess I clicked on the wrong comments. Sorry. That thing about the free cells phones sounds just like something the government would do. I used to work with the food stamp program before I retired and it is the biggest ripoff of taxpayer money there is.
January 10, 2010 12:26 PM

Blogger Marissa said…

These are great! The ice trays, winding the alarm clock, and the constant knee patches. Thanks for the memories Ann.
January 11, 2010 10:23 AM

Blogger Kristina P. said…

I don’t even know what some of these things mean! 🙂
January 11, 2010 11:29 PM

Blogger Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said…

Great post!!
January 12, 2010 8:19 AM

Blogger judemiller1 said…

Oh Boy..do I ever remember hearing most of them.
January 12, 2010 8:44 PM

Blogger Jan said…

Love it! My 7 yr old granddaughter was with me when I was sifting through a junk/antique store and we came across an aluminum ice cube tray. She had no clue what it was and it was the first thing she told her Mom about when we got back home. Love your blog Ann!
January 21, 2010 7:12 PM