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Thursday, February 28, 2013

The Old Days ...

 Photo Credit - A Little Touch of Me - Facebook Site

Do you ever wish we could go back in time? To see how they lived years before?

My family and friends have heard me say (Many Times!) "I Was Born Too Late" ... Meaning, I love everything (Music, Clothes, Etc) from long ago ... The 30s, 40s, 50s, ... Love those eras.

Take the photo above, for example - The rotary phone. Recently, My Mom and spoke of "Party Lines" back in the day when you needed to "wait" to get an open phone line. We have every way to communicate now with email, texting, and cellphones.Can you even imagine having to wait? We have instant gratification today.

I think back of Simpler Times ... I would love to "bring back"- The building of smaller homes, The Milk Man and having to get up to turn the television on and off ... The days of seeing the neighborhood kids play kickball in the streets, and family game night.

What would you like to "Bring Back"? Looking forward to hearing back from you! 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Letters Across The Miles


Dear Jennifer,

I am quite excited to be sharing this journey of "Old Fashioned Letter Writing" (online) with you ... It is a long lost personal touch that needs to be revisited. We live in a world of Tweets, IMs & text messages - Time to Get Back to Basics!

I wanted to touch upon your recent thoughts on "Perfection". I, too, find myself procrastinating over starting new projects. The fear I will not be able to finish what I start. My second thought is failing myself for not going the distance.

I was amazed with a few quick chats and we were out of the gate running with this new column - and new additions to our blogs, "Letters Across the Miles". I think this is the "Push" that we both needed to jump right in!

Funny, how you also mentioned how our grade school teachers would ask us to "Show Them Our Work" when it came to Math problems ...and weaving this theme into real life. Can you imagine making a list of trials along the way? Personally, If others showed "their work" in real life, we would live in a more understanding world. I believe it would be quite humbling for all of us.

To answer your question - What is sitting on my shelf that I have not started? I have a few poetry books to get through, mixed media projects to try, poetry to write, novels to read, magazines to thumb through, a few movies to watch, to name a few - and plenty of things to do around the house ... A few more hours in each day would be ideal, but until then - We do the best we can!

Wishing you a joyous new week ahead & Look forward to hearing back from you!