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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Wednesday Hodgepodge

 


1. How would you define 'old'?  If you're talking about a thing, I'd probably say 100 years.  I would imagine that would be considered an antique.  At what age is someone old? This I believe depends on the person.

2. A place you've been that's old? The house we moved to when I was a freshman was over 100 years old at that time and I loved that house.  It would be over 150 years old now, I suppose.  Tell us something about your visit there. It was an old white farmhouse and then my dad added a new family room and a bedroom above that onto the back of the house.  I have a lot of happy memories there at the farmhouse.  We called it Dream Acres (you know, a play on the TV show Green Acres) because my dad dreamed for years about owning that farm.  
I found this old picture of the farmhouse on my sister's FB page.  I'm not home, so this is the best I can do.


3. Something you miss about the 'good old days'? My parents and my brother.  And what I wouldn't give to spend another Saturday evening with them.  For years, mom and dad basically had open house on Saturday nights for our family.  If we were able, we'd all meet there at some point in the evening and just sit in the living room and visit.  There was seldom ever a Saturday that at least a couple of us would show up and there were lots of Saturdays when we were all there.  I don't know that it was necessarily the good old days, but they were definitely good and I'd give anything to be able to do it one more time with all of us there. When were they anyway? My brother passed in 2014, so it was just shortly before that for the last time we ever got to do it with all of us.

4. In what way are you a 'chip off the old block'?  Or if you'd rather, in what way is your child a 'chip off the old block'? People tell me I look like my mom.  I'm not sure I think so (we are built very similar though.) My mom and dad were wonderful people and were friends with everyone they met.  They were always trying to help people in anyway they needed.  I wish I were more like them in that way.  I try, but I don't think I come anywhere close.

5. Old fashioned, Old Testament, old timer, same old same old, old glory, good old boy, old wives tale...choose an 'old' phrase that relates to something in your life or the wider world currently and explain.  Same old same old.  After 45 years, I'm feeling that way about work and can't wait to retire in a few months.  It's time.  I'm finally ready to start a new phase of life. 

6. Insert your own random thought here.  Someone at work  posted this a few years back of me and a co-worker.  She has since retired.  I wonder what in the world they all think of me now.  lol
Thanks for visiting.

Cathy

20 comments:

  1. Your last photo takes the cake. Welcome to my life! Have a great week!

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    1. Thank you and I hope you have a great day too.

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  2. I relate a little too well to that picture! I'm so happy you are able to retire. This is a different season of life, but there is much sweetness to be found here too. Enjoy your day!

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  3. What a great farm home! Love the snow! But moreso, your description of your folk's Saturday nights open house. Have a blessed day!

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    1. It really was wonderful. Hope you have a blessed day too.

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  4. What an idyllic farmhouse to grow up in. The idea of open house Saturdays sounds lovely. All my grandparents and my dad have passed. I can relate to things changing once they're no longer with us. Have you continued the tradition?

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    1. Unfortunately no. My kids live out of state. If they lived closer, I would certainly open our house on Saturdays too.

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  5. OH Cathy, I LOVE that farmhouse picture! And the memories you have with your family there, especially the Saturday nights. What a treasure! Oh how I'd love to go back to our family home and meet all the family there again. I guess we will do that in heaven, in our heavenly home. My maternal grandparents had a farmhouse much like that one, in Frazeysburg, OH. I only remember it from a very young age. They moved from there to a smaller home when they retired, and that is the one I remember more. But we lived in Florida and so never really got to be there that often. How I wish we could have. Anyway, I love your memories. And I LOVE that picture at the end. Yep...the memory goes quickly when you retire, so be prepared! Plan now to keep your brain as active as possible. Writing is one way... Have a wonderful rest of your week. I can't remember what else I was going to say. LOL>

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    1. If my memory goes any faster, I'm in big trouble! lol

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  6. Love old houses and your farm house is wonderful.

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    1. It was a nice place and we had a lot of fun there.

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  8. That last picture is so funny! I love the farmhouse and can see why your dad loved it so!! Family is everything to me and it makes me sad that so many are gone now and no one gets together like we used to. Sad. Retirement is coming!! xo

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    1. I agree it is so very sad. But I cherish the memories.

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  9. Oh my goodness. Loved your answers. I think I would love to back to when my mom was alive...that was good ole days.

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  10. I enjoyed reading your answers. I like your answer for #3 about the good ole days and missing your parents and brother. ((Hugs)) We must live each day to the fullest. I'm excited for you to retire. I love your random. Take care.

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  11. What a sweet tradition your dear mom had for everyone to gather and how good that you did. Sorry that your brother passed so young...
    Woohoo on your retirement coming up! Blessings!

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Thanks for visiting and commenting. Have a wonderful Day!

Cathy