HERE COMES THAT KID AGAIN

Sunday, October 26, 2014

TODAY IS THE WEEKS’ SPECIAL DAY, SATURDAY

I remember having long blond curls; sometimes it was a job keeping them away from my face. That last Saturday truck trading was one of those days. For some reason everything seemed harder to manage than other times. My hands were full; in one I clutched my big rag doll and the other held crackers and peanut butter. I walked around the truck bed trying to see if all was right, or like I remember mama said she wanted it anyway. The light was peeking over the edge of the mountain, all that I could... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, January 28, 2012

AUNT RUTH'S CHAUFFEUR

This is the sixteenth of a series of stories about my childhood during WWII. Looking back it was an unusual childhood not only because of the war but the whole environment. In the farming community where I lived the fewest number of children in a household was four except ours I was it. I had neither sibling to talk with, nor playmates to any extent except in school. I was with adults all the time. A child learns habits, language whatever from whomever they are with. I and all the other children... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

THAT LITTLE GIRL AND A BIG STICK IS TROUBLE

“ Curt, we simply have to go back to the country. I know the war will be experienced anywhere but Johna is starting school in the fall and I don’t want her going to school within walking distance of an ammunitions factory, no way. War is not all over our child there like it is here.” Momma was intense as always. “ Okay. What has she done now that has you all upset? Mattie she is just a very bright little girl. She really does not mean to do things to make you want to jump off the roof. I hate to... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 17, 2008

BOMBS, BLACKOUTS AND THE KID WWII

World War II war was becoming a serious business for everybody. The attitude was benevolent, caring and united. We still lived in the same house when rationing took place and black outs became routine. The black outs were hard for me. At first we simply turned off the lights and went to bed. I could not see in the dark as well as the adults appeared to be able to see. We didn’t know just what we should do about window covers. We were required to keep all, every bit of light from being seen... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, March 15, 2008

FIVE YEAR OLD LISTENS TO DECLARATION OF WWII

I was born a girl and named John. That is until my mama put an a on it and I became Johna a girl my father had not ordered. He got over it very quickly and we became best buds. “If they bomb us they bomb us. You two listen to that thing all night if you want; I am going to bed. Good night, call me if they drop any bombs in Alabama.” Daddy and I hardly heard Momma. We were sitting in front of the big Philco Console Radio. I had been five years old for eight months. I was entitled to learn things... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

YOU SHOULD REALLY HAVE HAD MORE THAN ONE CHILD.

Mama today I really need to talk with you. I may be just a tad angry with you. Fact is I am a lot mad with you and not sure how dangerous it is to express such a thought for one already passed. If you had wanted children enough to have more than one I would have someone to discuss some of the family disasters with. I need for you to put in a word for someone. I would have no problem asking a brother or sister for that help. I would not mind asking you for it but you are there and you may know... Sign in to see full entry.

Saturday, August 25, 2007

GUESS WHO IS COMING TO DINNER

Mama I sure wish you could join us this evening. Cissy, yes your little granddaughter, who is now a grown up woman with a beautiful son of her own is coming to dinner. Not that she is the prodigal daughter but I am bringing out the fatted calf. I am making fresh cream corn, her favorite vegetable and steamed green beans with garlic and almonds her second favorite, old fashioned meat loaf stuffed with fresh mozzarella and sliced tomatoes. No meal of this sort could be served without corn bread.... Sign in to see full entry.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

FREEDOM IS WORTH ALL IT COSTS

A HAPPY 4TH OF JULY AND BEYOND TO ALL OF YOU. I am taking a while out, not doing very well physically right now. Need a rest. God bless all of you! Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, June 22, 2007

MAMA DO YOU TALK OR ARE THOUGHTS TRANLITERATED INTO WHAT EVER?

How do you like this tea Mama? I thought you would like it. I sweetened it for you, but it is the lemon verbena that gives it that lovely flavor edging it over the top. You know Southerners are prone to put lemon in both their iced and hot tea. Cissy drinks her tea like you. I drink mine unsweetened. You like this little dessert? I did it because I was looking for you to drop by. You know the Word says all the things about the coming of the Lord again and still says no one knows the date save... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, June 7, 2007

WHEEE MAMA WHAT DO YOU THINK OF THE FASHION OF THE YOUNG TEENS TODAY?

I am asking you this because as I write about my time in the fashion business I remember a lot of the little steps I took along the way before I would one day know how to do all this. Back in the 40s Ginger Rogers and Betty Grable who where beautiful dancing girls wore little tops just like today with a tie knot in front just below the cleavage and they had a bare midriff. The shorts were pleated in the front; two pleats on either side and plain in the back. I asked you to make me one of those... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, June 4, 2007

MAMA I AM GLAD YOU ARE NOT ONE TO SHY AWYA FROM COFFEE AT NIGHT

Mama today is Eric's birthday. Maybe it would be better in our lives if we didn't celebrate so many special days. I remember that you, Daddy, Eric and Larry will not be there on any of those days ever. That makes a lot of celebrations with empty chairs. Next month we celebrate the birthday of my only living child and grandchild and nobody will be there to celebrate with us except our husbands. All the rest of you are off having fun where ever you have fun. Now I am writing about all that junk... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

MAMA GET BACK HERE AND DRINK COFFEE WITH ME. OKAY PLEASE!

Mama it is so good to see you this morning. I just made this coffee and I don't want to drink it all alone. You are pouting. Are you allowed to pout? Why are you pouting anyway? Mama we are learning Hebrew. Oh you do like the coffee huh? That is good. You appear to be lifted a bit. Wish I had some spectacular news for you. I really do thank you for all the things you taught me. Those daddy taught me as well but I still don't get it that you blamed me for coming along in the first place. Do you... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 21, 2007

MAMA MUSER CAME BACK

Mama I am having such a difficult time writing now. I am remembering some stuff you did that really hurt me. Oh I am well aware I hurt you first but I was the woman/child. I did not know how to do it better without living with a man who was so charming to the world and would as soon toss me across the room as look at me. I miss you so much mama. You see you and daddy had the magic of love and marriage...I seem to remember there was something about a carriage that went along with those words in a... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Hello and Thank You

I thank all of you for having read this blog. Be blessed and bless others. Sign in to see full entry.

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