Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Wednesday Medley: Remember 1973?

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.
Christmas 1973
It looks like '73 might have been a rough year!

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.

Thankfully, this is a pretty calm week for us.  We do have tickets to see an afternoon movie today (Tuesday) and I'm looking forward to that.

Trusting you have a good rest of your week.  I will wrap up our 2018 Christmas tomorrow.

Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. Great answers to these questions. Maybe you dated "Fonzie" because he was not the kind of person you would hang out with other times. Looks like 1973 was a busy year for you.

  2. I wonder if your parents thought one date might get this Fonzz guy out of your system. Cigarettes at school. Imagine! I've heard tales of a time when kids would take their hunting rifles to school so they'd have them to hunt squirrel or rabbits or pheasants on the way home. Enjoy your week.

  3. I can't believe that you dated the Fonz at your school, Elizabeth!! Too funny. I hope that you enjoy The Upside as much as I did. Enjoy your week.

  4. Loved your answers...what a cute family!!!! I also spent hours on end outside - many kids today do not have this luxury!

  5. Oh my, you went for a bad boy. I bet you were never so glad to get away from him. Boys like that scared me as a young girl. Hahahahaa
    I hope you enjoyed your movie!!! I loved your answers! Have a nice week!

  6. Thanks for joining in today!! I enjoyed your answers and your 1973 memories and photos! Many of us answered #2 with playing outside. We had such a different life from kids today who just don't know the same joys we did. Sad, really! A blond Fonzie... love it!!


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