Monday, October 29, 2012

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to all of you ghosts and goblins out there. Be safe.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Reminiscing on Halloween

When we were all very young; daddy used to scare us with an old devils mask that he had. That is still one of the most scariest masks I have seen. This was back in the early 60's if not before.
Later in years I decided to try and dress up one Halloween. My outfit consisted of the following: (thanks to my hubby)
Old work boots
A Carhart jacket
1 huge pillow
old work gloves
A devil mask with purple hair
As short as I am in real life; I didn't know whether I would be recognized for that or not.(back then the older kids did not trick or treat like they do today) But I did give it a try. It was very hard clomping along in those big work boots. At the time it was very cold out with high winds and blowing snow. I went to my neighbors. She never guess who I was . Later I told her and we laughed about it.

Monday, October 22, 2012


How many of the following,
do you remember?

Headlight dip-switches,on floor of the car.
Ignition switches on the dashboard.
Trouser leg clips, for bicycles without chain guards.

Soldering irons you heated on a gas burner.
Using hand signals for cars, without turn indicators.
Older Than Dirt Quiz:
Count all the ones that you remember,
not the ones you were told about.

Ratings at the bottom:
1. Sweet cigarettes
2. Coffee shops with juke boxes
3. Home milk delivery in glass bottles
4. Party lines on the telephone
5. Newsreels before the movie
6. TV test cards
(mentioned earlier)
that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows
started again in the morning.
(There were only 3 channels)
7. Peashooters
8. 33 rpm records
9. 45 RPM records
10. Hi-fi's
11. Metal ice trays with levers
12. Blue flashbulb
13. Cork popguns
14. Wash tub wringers
If you remembered 0-3
You're still young

If you remembered 3-6
You are getting older

If you remembered 7-10
Don't tell your age

If you remembered 11-14
You're positively ancient!

Monday, October 15, 2012

Wall Quilt

I thought I would share with all of you a wall quilt I made a long ways back. They sure can brighten up a wall. And you can pick a design you like with whatever color scheme the room is. (A dear friend of my husband's and mine made the hanger for me. He is no longer with us.)
Winter is coming and I plan to make another one this year in a 3D cube design during those nasty snowy days.

Monday, October 8, 2012

The Deck of Cards

I always thought the following was very interesting:

  • The ace or the card with one spot tells me that there is but one God.
  • The card with two spots reminds me that the Bible is divide into two parts,
  • the old and the new testaments.
  • The trey - that there are three persons in the trinity.
  • The four spotted card tells me that the New Testament was written by the four Evangelists, Matthew, Mark, Luke and John.
  • The five - that there were five foolish and five wise virgins.
  • The six - reminds me that God created the world in six days.
  • Seven, of course, the Sabbath and that he rested on that seventh day.
  • The card with eight spots serves to remind me of the eight beatitudes, perhaps the greatest sermon preached by our Lord. 
  • The nine card tells me of the nine lepers who did not return to the Savior to give thanks.
  • The ten - for the ten commandments.
  • The Jack....the jack is the knave, the Devil who goes about seeking the destruction of souls.
  • The Queen is the Mother of Heaven, the Mother of God.
  • The King, is the Kingdom of Heaven which will be my reward of a good life.
  • But the deck of cards is even more.  The pack is an almanac.
  • There are fifty two cards in the deck, telling me there are fifty-two Sundays in the year.  Add up all the spots and you will find 365 in all, telling me there are 365 days in the year.
  • There are thirteen cards to a suite, which tells me there are thirteen lunar months in the year.
  • In all, there are twelve face cards, which reminds me there are twelve calendar months to each year.
  • There are four suites, hearts, diamonds, spades and clubs, signifying the four seasons, spring, winter, summer and fall.   People see what they  want to see. 
  • Monday, October 1, 2012

    Fall Foliage

    It's that time of year again to see all the beautiful colors of fall. You know soon that 'ole man winter' is just around the corner. Here in the North East it gets really cold and nasty. It stays that way for months.

    There seems to be an awful lot of windy days this year. My back yard is just loaded with leaves. Some of them fell before they changed colors due to the hot and dryness over the summer.