Sunday, August 19, 2012

The Little Jokester

From my Journal, August 19, 1965:
I had all my housework done this morning by 10:00, including washing and polishing the kitchen, bathroom and entry floors.  I have SO much free time!  Guess I'll wash some windows this afternoon.
Had my hair done Thursday night ($2.50 for wash and cut).  Carroll really liked it, but he didn't quit when he was ahead!  "Why can't you get it to look like that when you do it?" he said, "It usually looks like it hasn't been combed." 
Well, how do you like THAT???  I can't help it if my hair is so curly!

Last night, Suzanne picked up my purse and put on my scarf and said, "Bye, Mommie, I'm going in the car to get my hair done." 

She is such a little jokester!

I'm making fried chicken, mashed potatoes & gravy, corn-on-the-cob, slaw and ice tea for supper.  I also made an apple pie.  I made the crust with Golden Fluffo shortening and it's SO tender!  But I'm not going to eat any of it.  I'm trying to lose weight.  I weigh 114 lbs., and I want to get down to 110.  Don't want to let myself go, like Judy.  Last time I saw her she looked like she weighed about 150 lbs.!!!

Suzanne is sitting on the couch with her doll, now, looking at a book.  While ago she heard me banging around in the kitchen and said, "Mommie, don't you knock anything off and break it, will you not?"


judy said...

Well Brenda, from me to you- I do remember those waxed floor days! and the eternal infernal diet- gotta lose 5 lbs! And I weighed about what you weighed! Now I won't tell you how much I weigh, but I would be thrilled to see that little sucker of a pointer on that scale fall anywhere below 135! And just thinking about that luscious meal has put 10 more lbs on me! Really! Weren't those just the good old days? But, thankfully now, the world does not quit turning because of those once all- important things. How about you?
So good to see this wonderful post- just brought back such fun and fond memories. You are so gifted! ♥ ♥

Brenda said...

Thanks so much, Judy! It was a whole different world back then, wasn't it? I sometimes look back with longing to those days, but I'm glad young women of today don't feel so pressured to keep the perfect house, raise perfect children and wait on their husbands hand and foot.

Grandma's Place said...

Amen! Love your doggie story- need to get a companion for my 11 1/2 year old shih tzu- am not sure she is going to be happy either!

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