If your husband has a “Man Cave” that needs some manly decor, try this clever idea I found on Pinterest this morning. It is a fishing pole and reel mounted on the wall with photo frames hanging across the pole, in between the guides. Of course, the photos are of the fish that were caught. What a great way to display the proud moments of your loved one and start some great conversations among the guys as they share their fishing stories.
When I was in school, no one questioned the books that were issued each year by the teachers and sent home with the students for homework. My parents never even looked at a single book that I brought home, never checked my homework or asked what I was working on and certainly didn’t question the schools as to what they were teaching me. I guess they just expected the school board and the teachers to know what needed to be taught and they were trusted with finding the right books to do the job.
That is why I find it so odd that many parents around here are freaking out about teaching the children about evolution or creationism. They even considered legislation about it and passed a law that appears to bring the whole state back to the ignorance and mentality of the Scopes Monkey trial, over 80 years ago. What on earth are these people thinking? We don’t need to go back to the mentality of people from 1925. Have we not learned anything in over 80 years?
As a kid, one of the extra special nice things about special shows and events was the food and treats that you bought there because it was unusual or unique to that event.
When you went to the movies, you got a big tub of buttered popcorn, a big box of unusual candy – like Jujubees or Dots – and a coke.
If we went to the state fair, we got corn dogs and snow cones covered in a flavored syrup. And if we were very lucky we got a cotton candy.
Today is my nephew’s birthday. Every year since he was born I would buy him a birthday card and mail it to his home in time for him to receive it before or on his birthday. Sometimes when I had a little extra money to spend, I would buy him a small toy or gift and mail that with his birthday card. I never once got a thank you from him, and now that I think of it, he has never sent me a birthday card or a Christmas card.
Now that he is 25 years old today, I think he is old enough to have some basic manners and say thank you for thinking of him. I sent him a card a few days ago with a Starbucks gift card for $25 and I know that he has received it by now. If I don’t hear a thank you from him this week, that will be the last birthday card and last gift he ever gets from me.
Last time I drove out to Jackson, I lost my local radio stations after only about 45 minutes of highway driving. So as I scanned the airwaves, I came across a station in Jackson that played oldies. It was kind of fun to hear some of those great old songs from the 1950′s and early 1960′s.
Do you remember hearing the song, Lion Sleeps Tonight? That was one of my favorite songs as a young girl. I used to sing along with it and really treasure the different artists who recorded that song over the years.