Tuesday, February 24, 2009

A trip down memory lane

Since today is my Birthday....
I thought it would be fun to take a walk down memory lane!

Won't you join me?

Remember when..... It took five minutes for the TV warm up?
Nearly everyone's Mom was at home when the kids got home from school?
Nobody owned a purebred dog?
When a quarter was a decent allowance?

You'd reach into a muddy gutter for a penny?
Your Mom wore nylons that came in two pieces?

All your male teachers wore neckties and female teachers had their hair done up every day and wore high heels?
You got your windshield cleaned, oil checked, water checked, battery checked, and tire pressure checked and inflated to proper pressure and gas pumped (5 gallons for a dollar), without asking, all for free, every time?
And you didn't pay for air?
And, you got trading stamps to boot?
Laundry detergent had free glasses, dishes or towels hidden inside the box? It was considered a great privilege to be taken out to dinner at a real restaurant with your parents?
They threatened to keep kids back a grade if they failed. . . and they did?
When a 57 Chevy was everyone's dream car...
{it still is my dream car}to cruise, peel out, lay rubber or watch submarine races, and people went steady?

No one ever asked where the car keys were because they were always in the car, in the ignition, and the doors were never locked?
Lying on your back in the grass with your friends, and saying things like, 'That cloud looks like a... '?
Playing baseball with no adults to help kids with the rules of the game?
Stuff from the store came without safety caps and hermetic seals because no one had yet tried to poison a perfect stranger?
When being sent to the principal's office was nothing compared to the fate that awaited you when you got home?

Do you remember Nancy Drew, the HardyBoys, Laurel and Hardy, Howdy Dewdy and the Peanut Gallery, the Lone Ranger,The Shadow, Roy and Dale, Trigger
as well as summers filled with bike rides, baseball games, Hula Hoops, bowling and visits to the pool, and eating Kool-Aid powder with sugar..
Candy cigarettes Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water inside. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.
Coffee shops with table side jukeboxes.

Blackjack, Clove and Teaberry chewing gum.

Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.
Newsreels before the movie.

P.F. Fliers, hip huggers, bell bottoms,halter tops, blue mascara, blue eye shadow,
Telephone numbers with a word prefix...(Raymond 4-601). Party lines..
Peashooters.Hi-Fi's & 45 RPM records,78 RPM records!
{I still have most of mine}
Green Stamps.
Decisions were made by going 'eeny-meeny-miney-moe'?

Mistakes were corrected by simply exclaiming, 'Do Over!'?
'Race issue' meant arguing about who ran the fastest?
Catching the fireflies could happily occupy an entire evening?

It wasn't odd to have two or three 'Best Friends'?
The worst thing you could catch from the opposite sex was 'cooties'?

Having a weapon in school meant being caught with a slingshot?
Saturday morning cartoons weren't 30-minute commercials for action figures?
'Oly-oly-oxen-free' made perfect sense?
Spinning around, getting dizzy, and falling down was cause for giggles?

The worst embarrassment was being picked last for a team?
War was a card game?
Baseball cards in the spokes transformed any bike into a motorcycle?
Taking drugs meant orange - flavored chewable aspirin?
Water balloons were the ultimate weapon?
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Wasn't that fun?

How much do you remember!

Have you guessed my age yet? :-)
Until next time

Hugz n Blessings,


Saturday, February 21, 2009

More Vintage Heart Swap goods

Risa {the Par-Tea Queen herself } and I were partners for my Vintage Heart Swap.

Risa you spoiled me girl....
I love all the wonderful goodies you sent me!
PINK feather heart wreath,
tea cup,
NO PUDGE brownie mix {how cool}
Cherry crunch,
hearts, hearts and more hearts,

I hope you enjoy all the heart goodies I sent you!
It was fun being your partner... Lets do it again some time!

Until next time
Hugz and Blessings,

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Shoppin with Gramma

We have so many birthdays in February we try to do something special for each one!
For our granddaughter Corals' 5th birthday we planned a shopping spree and lunch day with Gramma and Pa.
Plans changed as Pas' mom was in the hospital so it was just Coral and I.
I told her I'd take her anywhere she wanted to go
She decided she wanted to go to Toys R Us
{its a huge toy store for those of you who don't know Toys r us}
since she had never been there!
They crowned her the birthday girl, gave her a balloon and announced her birthday on the loud speaker.
I told her she could buy anything she wanted in the whole store!.
We shopped and shopped.... every single isle of toys!
Looked at every toy and read every box!
After hours of looking she finally decided!
Then we went to Michaels for some crafting supplies and to Target for Valentines day presents!
Pa met us for dinner and told everyone in the restaurant is was Corals' birthday.....
She told me that "Pa embarrassed her".
I asked why and she said because he told people she doesn't even know that today was her birthday and she was soooo embarrassed!
We laughed.
I swear spending the day with Coral shopping and the conversations we had, was like spending the day with a 15 year old!
I had to keep reminding myself she was only 5 years old!
It was such a fun day and a day I hope she will remember!
Happy Birthday Princess!
Gramma and Pa love you very much!

Until next time,
Hugz and Blessings,
{my birthday is the 27th... Do you think I will be sick of cake by then}

An Early Birthday Present

This pretty box came in the mail the other day!
I knew who it was from but didn't know why Miss Kai would be sending me this pretty box......

Hmmm.... wonder what is inside?
Oh my ....
Take a look at this beeeeautiful Key holder !
How cute is that?

She designed it ....
complete with Cherries a Red heart and Tiny Vintage Keys just for me!
I love love loooooooove it!!!!!!
Thank you for remembering my birthday and being such a sweet friend......

You are such a sweetheart Kai!

P.S. my birthday is not until the 27th.....

I know I should have waited to open it until then but I was too excited! :-)

Until next time
Hugz and Blessings,

Very Vintage Valentine Swap

Heidi of Foxgloves, Fabric and Folly hosted a Very Vintage Valentine Swap.
Julie and I were partners.
Julie is a teacher, a mom to a precious lil boy, and such a sweetheart.

Everything was wrapped so pretty!

Chocolates, LOVE magnets, embroidered tea towels, a pink heart candle dish
are just a few of the wonderful goodies Julie spoiled me with!

Oh I wish you could smell this candle!
It is way beyond wooooooooonderful!
I lite it right away and have been enjoying it ever since!
Its frosted sugar cookie!
YES..... it smells as yummy as its name!

These are some of the goodies I sent to Julie......

Stuffed Hearts,
Lavender Hearts,
Felt Hearts,
Heart Cupcake toppers
Heart sprinkles,
Candy Hearts

A girly girl rose tassel with lots of sparkle.
Thank you Heidi for hosting the swap ....
and Julie I am so glad we met and were swap partners!

Until next time,
Hugz & Blessings,

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

BIG hearts

More hostess gifties arrived at my door step!
This sweet pink heart basket from Bren was filled with lots of HEART treats! Enlarge the picture to see all the fun stuff..... Heart bath sponge,
Heart stamps, Heart tea spoon Heart candles Heart cookie cutters, Heart doilies Heart placemat Heart fabrics and more! Thank you Bren.....
I "HEART" everything!

I was doing the happy dance when I received these cuuuuuuuuute cherry earrings! Karriann made them. I am amazed....... these are sooooooo cute!
I will wear them with pride Karen! Thank you sooo very cherry much!
Miss Amy sent me this wonderful heart shaped doilie..... {I love this}
Along with the sweet smelling lavender sachet topped with a felt cupid!

Thank you Amy..... I will treasures these.
You girls have such big hearts!
I am thankful to call you friends
Lets do it again next year!

Monday, February 16, 2009

Vintage Heart Swap 2

I wanted to share with you some of the goodies I sent and received
during My Vintage Heart Swap.
I was partners with the Cherry Queen herself,
Tina at Cherry Hill Cottage

The above handpainted cherry basket was filled to the rim with hearts and cherrys and chocolates for Miss Tina.

Take a look at all the super sweet goodies Tina sent to me!

I screamed with delight when I opened this sweeeet CHERRY "D"

Does it get any cuter then this?

I loooooooove all the cherry treats!

And the famous Mica "LOVE" banner was the icing on the cake!
Thank you Tina....
It was a such a pleasure being your partner!

Until next time,


Saturday, February 14, 2009


Happy Valentines Day to all my sweet friends!
I hope your day is filled with lots of LOVE, Smooches and Chocolate too!


P.S. will you be my valentine?

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The winners are.....

First of all I'd like to say a HUGE Thank you to all 333 of you whom left a comment on my blog for the One world One heart give away!
Was I blown away???? YES.....
I appreciate all of you for visiting and leaving comments!
The winners of the handpainted boxs are
Janie @ Blondies Journal and Lallee @ Lallees Cottage.
Email me your snail mail girls so I can get your sweet cherry box off to you!

Again thank you all....
I enjoyed each and every comment and am still working on visiting each of your blogs!

Hugz, Dolly

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Happy Birthday Honey

Chinese carry out.... chocolate cake.... and presents!
Today is Mr. Cherry Hearts' Birthday!
Happy Birthday Honey,
I hope all your birthday wishes come true!

Hugz, Dolly