Saturday, January 18, 2014

Our Living Room, 1967

Life during the 1950's is my favorite subjects to post about.   Wish there was always a new story to write about my childhood days.  I need to put on my thinking cap more.

The late 1960's, or 1965 through the 1970's, to me were some of the ugliest years.  The styles, colors, furniture...of course, at the time I liked them.  For example, me, in my clown dress with my ultra teased hairdo.  The green drapes and stylish gold, brown, and green swivel rocking chair.  1967...



It took work to keep this hair style.  I slept in those large brush rollers every night so I could look like this every day! :)

Some of you know Lynn, from amothersjournal.com.  No doubt, she was watching "Romper Room" or "Captain Kangaroo".  Lynn would jump up, put her hand over her heart and say the "Pledge of Allegiance" with Miss Sally on "Romper Room"...



Andee was two years old and way too busy being cute to be quiet and watch Romper Room...



Gosh, remember when telephones were placed by a comfortable chair.  You had no choice but to sit down a minute, if someone called.  Now phones are actually attached to folks heads so they can talk nonstop!  Give me the old days!

Here Andee was taking notes.  I can't believe I let her sit on the back of the couch with a pen in her hand...



As much as I loved the 1950's,  these were the most special years.  I would love to have my little girls back and do this all over.

Yesterday, I worked on the back yard again. The first day I worked five straight hours.  The next day four. Thursday two and yesterday I struggled to make it one full hour.  Tugging and pulling on limbs the size of small trees is tiring!  Sure makes crawling into bed at night a pleasure.

Thank you!

Love,
Henny Penny

13 comments:

  1. I would love my three children around me again, it sure is lonely !
    Two out of the three have gone their own ways and I don't see or hear from them, I have my youngest son who I see now and his two daughters, the other 5 grandchildren, I wouldn't know them if I saw them in the street - life is hard sometimes Henny.
    xxx

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that Wean. Life really is hard sometimes. Love you!

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  2. Mama, how cute we were! LOL. Andee was a big mess! I remember. But she was so stinkin cute, she never got in trouble that I remember! :) I remember how that looked -- all of it. I love you bigger than your hairdo!! xoxo Lyndolyn!

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    1. You were both cute! I miss those days!

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  3. Your hair must have taken so much work and time to look so lovely!
    When I was growing up the phone was in the hall on a chair/table combination. It had to be answered formally too,or woe betide!
    Jane x

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    1. Thank you Jane! I remember those little phone tables. Jane I am having a problem leaving a comment on your blog. After writing the comment it won't scroll down enough so that I can hit publish.

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    2. That's exactly the same problem I'm having with some blogs. It's an odd problem in't it!
      Jane x

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  4. Oh how sweet. Lynn and Andee were and still are beautiful girls! Love all of you!!


    Vicki

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    1. You were a sweetie pie too! I found about six more of those Christmas pictures of you, Cindy, and Randy. I will get them in the mail to you. Love, Henny

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  5. Wow, that is one big beautiful hairdo! You are one determined lady with your branch cleaning up. I was telling my husband about yours just asking if you had found his knife, and we had a laugh about that. We do a lot of the physical jobs together, or will each work on a different one. We don't gush over it if one has worked long and hard on a particular job, but do make some mention of it. The physical jobs are on going and never ending.

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    1. Karen, thank you! I did worry over posting that about my husband...but it is the truth! :) Same here regarding the physical jobs. They never end.

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  6. You did have big hair...those rollers were impossible to sleep in, I always had to sleep on my face..LOL..that could be why I have wrinkles:)

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  7. Probably my wrinkles too. I remember tossing and turning with those brushes sticking in my head!

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