Today I'm sharing a painting I've loved since I was a little girl,"How Practical", by George RedonMy Baba had a copy in her kitchen.
https://fivedotoh.com/2021/08/22/fowc-with-fandango-amuse/ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LojqhHnmyvc Ordinarily, the memory of the first time I heard "Wake Up, Little Susie" by the Everly Brothersas a little girl of nursery-school age would just amuse me, but tonight it is bittersweet. I asked, with the logic of a small child, "Well, why didn't their mommies just come and get them?" Rest in … Continue reading Bittersweet Song Memory
https://thedailyspur.wordpress.com/2021/02/26/chocolate-2/ Some of my best memories of summer camp, in 1967, are of unscheduled events. This, perhaps, is my best memory:There was a row of three senior girls' bunks. A girl from one of the bunks had a little electric teapot. Every afternoon, at rest period, we would relax on the lawn in front of … Continue reading Summer Camp and “All-Of-A-Kind Family” (Old Blog Post From 2011, Slightly Edited)
https://fivedotoh.com/2020/10/08/fowc-with-fandango-dignity/ https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/10/08/rdp-thursday-howl/I had an elementary school teacher who insisted that every boyin the class wear a necktie. Most of the boys were able to comply,but there were a few for whom neckties were an unaffordable luxury.Was the teacher sympathetic? Did she rescind the necktie rule? No. She made the boys who didn't have ties wear … Continue reading Neckties
I'd like to share something that happened in Manhattan's Chinatown when I was a little girl, perhaps nine years old.I don't really remember why Mom and I were in Chinatown that day. A promised treat, or a spur-of-the-moment impulse? Oh, well. That doesn't really matter.At one point during our for-whatever-reason, (or for-no-particular-reason) trip to Chinatown, … Continue reading The Chicken Said “Thank You.” (Old Post, Slightly Edited)