Linking up with Terri our
for the Wednesday Medley.
Wednesday, January 16th, is National Do Nothing Day!! National Nothing Day was proposed in 1972 by columnist Harold Pullman Coffin. This day has been observed annually since 1973. Of course, the way to celebrate it is to do nothing!
1. To commemorate Do Nothing Day in SOME way, tell us something about your life (or the life of someone close to you) in 1973!!
|This was our family Christmas picture from 1972 posted in the church paper.|
In 1973 we lived in the small town of Bastrop, Louisiana. Our children were aged 4 and 3. I cut my long hair and did a Dorothy Hamill look-alike for a while.
We had spent four years landscaping our lawn and were reaping the benefits. Dick was busy with the music ministry of our church and I was teaching preschool music.
As I remember it, life was good with two very active preschoolers, a busy husband, good friends and healthy parents.
There were NO Do Nothing Days back then!
2. Now that we are thinking back, please tell us what your favorite past time was as a child.
Anything that involved being outside. My sister and I spent every available minute playing in the nearby woods and pretending. I spent many an hour riding my Schwinn bike.
3. What is the best way to cheer you up on a bad day?
Leave me alone and let me work it out.
4. How old were you when you first started dating? Do you remember your first date?
Yes, I'm afraid I do. I was sixteen and dated the "Fonzie" of our school. He was a grade ahead of me and the school rebel. He was a blonde version and not nearly as cute as the real Fonzie, but he had the reputation. He wore his hair in a duck tail, wore a leather jacket and white tee shirts with his cigarettes rolled up in the sleeve, (yes, cigarettes at school in 1960), rode a motorcycle and drove a 1958 Chevy Impala. Mr. Cool for sure!
What in the world did I see in him and why in the world would my protective parents let me date this guy! Thankfully, my fascination didn't last very long.
Sadly and possibly predictably, his life did not turn out very well.
5. Today is also National Fig Newton day. Do you like figs/Fig Newtons?
Yes I do, but rarely eat them.
6. Tell us something random about your week.