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  1. BarbJay commented on Pickles about 1 month ago

    Believe it or not, back when I was teaching English to adult immigrants, I read that a moment is supposed to be 1 and a half minutes.

  2. BarbJay commented on Pickles 2 months ago

    And I remember fountain pens BEFORE they had plastic cartridges. You had to hold the pen over the ink bottle, open the little metal thingy on the side of the pen, and then slowly close it as the pen drew up some ink. I can’t remember the last time I saw a bottle of ink.

  3. BarbJay commented on Pickles 2 months ago

    At age 73, I completely understand Earl. everyone 35 or younger is a kid !

  4. BarbJay commented on Pickles 2 months ago

    That’s probably why lots of people get contact lenses.

  5. BarbJay commented on Pickles 3 months ago

    Nice to see Opal in a different style and color, finally!

  6. BarbJay commented on Pickles 3 months ago

    Nice to see Opal in a different style and color, finally!

  7. BarbJay commented on Pickles 4 months ago

    As I read it, it was an announcement, not an invitation, which means she just got married. At least that’s what an announcement meant many years ago.

  8. BarbJay commented on Pickles 4 months ago

    Well, Opal may be a knitter and crochet person but she apparently is not a diy crafter. There are tons of things she could do and make with that old tray!

  9. BarbJay commented on Pickles 4 months ago

    My husband always gets the bay leaf I forget to remove. Certainly not as bad as finding that chicken bone. My dad almost choked on a toothpick my mom put in his sandwich to keep it from falling apart. THAT was bad.

  10. BarbJay commented on For Better or For Worse 4 months ago

    Never had some of the above described problems in the 50s. There was one girl, though, who dressed so oddly that she was the butt of a lot of jokes and teasing. She had long hair, about waist length and wore it in braids coiled around her head. Her blouses were high collared , long sleeved and edged with ruffles. Her outfits looked like something you’d see the schoolteacher wear in Little House on the Prairie, which didn’t even exist when I was in 8th grade. I saw her on a bus several years later with very short hair and up to date clothes. I assume her parents had insisted she wear the “olden days” apparel.
    After that ear piercing discussion yesterday, I went and looked at the graduation photos in my high school yearbook. Not even ONE girl in the photos was wearing earrings, pierced or not! That was 1960. I know I didn’t start wearing earrings until I had a fulltime job a few years later. Oh, and those comments about uncomfortable clip earrings…I just pull the finding back a bit, being careful not to break it, and it’s just fine. I suppose, as someone mentioned, I could get pierced ears now, but I have quite a large collection of clip on and a few screw back (from Mom) earrings. Thanks for all the comments.