Monday, February 25, 2013


Idyllic summers were spent running around outside without shoes - even while playing tennis.  By 1960, we wore Keds, along with white bobby socks, to high school gym classes.  Ours were blue and matched the one-piece sports uniform (bloomers?) that we were required to wear.   We still shed our shoes whenever possible.

Monday, February 18, 2013


  We read about it - heard about it - but only experienced it once.   School was probably cancelled since towns in the South didn't own equipment for snow removal - plus we couldn't walk to school since our little legs would have frozen (only dresses allowed at school).  Enough snow accumulated that Daddy could make the delicious snow ice cream he learned to make in Virginia, while stationed in the Army  

Monday, February 11, 2013


The movies my parents made were typical of the times - black and white with many imperfections.  Images were projected on a white sheet attached to our living room wall.  My parents also purchased a few readymade cartoons.  "Steamboat Willie" was a favorite as well as one about Pluto getting stuck onto many sheets of flypaper.

Monday, February 4, 2013


It wasn't mandatory to give valentines to everyone in my class at school; therefore, the number received was very important.  After quickly looking through my small highly decorated brown paper bag, and counting how many valentines were there, I immediately hoped that somehow after school many additional valentines, candy and flowers would be delivered to me at home to make up for my classroom deficit.