There was a time when a restaurant with a juke box was a huge draw. We would leave home after supper and walk the mile or two to our favourite restaurant There we would feed the juke box, eat and dance, Not every place had a dance floor, the ones that had space for us to dance to, were the favourites on week-ends.
For those of us who were around when Happy Days on the telly, it was very similar. We even had the group that favourite the Pat Boone look, and of course there were the Elvis aficionados. Bike riding was the way the “boys” got around, Do you remember the pack of cigarettes under the sleeve of the T shirt? I don’t remember any of my gal pals smoking, but the guys did. .
I even remember getting white socks that were stitched in a way that I could make a wave round my ankle instead of having a cuff? The risky style was to wear your cardigan backwards with the top three buttons undone. My Mother had a lot to say about that.
When my husband and I would remember our younger days, it was like we had come from totally different planets. AND this was with a 5 year age difference. I can’t fathom what it is like for the teens of today. My best friends went to a different school, and lived blocks away. If we wanted to talk and catch up, we walked to a restaurant somewhere in between, to visit and catch up, or sit around one of the parks. In the winter we congregated at the rink. we would skate around and around, just exchanging ideas and having a good time. The boys played hockey at the other end of the rink, Depending on the parish, and the parents, sometimes a second rink was made up for those who wanted just to skate, and practice jumps and twirls.
PL Precept #1.. Life is Art.
These past weeks, remember my husbands last weeks on earth, I have been doing a lot of remembering, thinking, musing, Memories remain, the heart still aches, life goes on. I live to discover another day. Tomorrow it will be exactly one year. One full year.
PL Precept # 16 All things progress and develop.
PL Precept # 20 Live maintaining equilibrium between mind and matter.
A big thank you to my family and friends, I appreciate you, each and everyone of you.