Share Your World – 2014 Week 44

Trying to get back into the groove of life, it seemed like a good thing to do was play with Cee in Sharing our Worlds, something I haven’t done in far too long.

1. What is your most vivid memory of the kitchen in your childhood? Do you know how long ago my childhood was? And how short my memory is? But there are a couple of kitchens I do remember – one that had a wood-burning cookstove. That must have been my mother’s worst nightmare, or close to her worst. Interesting, lots of character, but oh, the work! Another about which what I most remember is the gray vinyl flooring and the big old farmhouse sink. I used to do dishes in that sink every night – because I couldn’t convince my mother that because the dog licked the plates they were clean – and the floor that I mopped after I did dishes every night. One of those rare times of ambition in my childhood, I think.

2. As a child, who was your favorite relative? Oh gosh, I don’t know. I know it wasn’t my father’s mother – she was grumpy and strict. My grandfather was much more mellow, although not overly outgoing.

3. What did you or did nost like about the first apartment you ever rented? That it was my apartment. It was light and bright and had lilies of the valley growing under the stairs outside that led up to it.

4. What kind of TV commercial would you like to make? Describe it. Maybe an infomercial. One telling young girls not to believe all the makeup/skin care commercials – that what they should do is take care of their skin, love the skin they’re in, and go with the flow. As you get older, you change, and those wrinkles are badges of honor. Take pride in who you are, and don’t try to be who you are not.

Bonus question: What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? I am grateful for getting back on a more even keel, for my friend finding a buyer for my old van, for the sunshine and unseasonably warm weather. I’m looking forward to time with friends in the coming week, and getting more of those *#@% pine needles raked up and burned.

Now a few photos from the mid-Hudson valley – pictures taken at the Taste of the Catskills event and at a produce stand – a big, outside produce stand, the kind I wish we had here.
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About Carol

I'm me - nothing unusual, just me. Widowed, 2 grown children who are my best friends, 1 dog, retired, loving being retired. I am woman, I am strong.
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9 Responses to Share Your World – 2014 Week 44

  1. Dawn says:

    Those are some good answers. I tried to think back to the first childhood kitchen. Such vague memories I have. And my commercial would be about safe roads I’m sure. But I really liked reading about your life. Glad you’re getting back to normal. I hope you have a wonderful upcoming week!

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  2. Cee Neuner says:

    Hi Carol, great to see you back here. I like your message to girls. Yeah….. πŸ™‚

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  3. Beautiful pictures. I like your infomercial idea.

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  4. I always enjoy your vivid photography. And I love your infomercial: “Love the skin you’re in!”

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  5. Karma says:

    Interesting questions and answers! The photos are fun – I missed “LOVE” the first time I scrolled through this post- really neat.

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  7. Heather says:

    I need that infomercial. I nearly get sucked in to so many skin care things. Fortunately, my rational mind and cheapness take over. I don’t have a collection of skin stuff – just a simple soap and moisturizer – but gosh does that stuff push my buttons!
    Love all your pictures this week. Any found “love” thing makes my day. That silo makes my day. The conflicted sign makes my day. Good job making my day tonight πŸ˜€

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  8. Lisa says:

    Not sure where to begin today! I remember some of my grandmothers’ kitchens….they are not that fond of memories. Since Mom was a Depression baby, she embraced all things convenient when she became a wife/mom. So, we had a lot of instant/boxed foods when I was growing up. I hope my kids/grands remember my kitchen with fonder memories.

    Number 4: Brilliant. Simply brilliant answer.

    It’s unseasonable cold here….like 30 degrees colder than normal! 😦 Not ready for night in the teens yet. I so enjoyed your photos; especially that first one. Lovely tree color! And speaking of “Love”…the found object word made me smile! Enjoy your day! xo

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  9. Good answers! And what a wonderful series of photos!

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