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Monday, March 19, 2012

Spring Break

It is Spring Break around here and all the kids (and teachers) are excited. I do not remember having Spring Break when I was in grade school. Perhaps we did and I have forgotten. We did not start to school until September and then we were out of school in May. Children have so much more to learn nowadays than we did.

As I got older I would spend summers with my OKC Grandma. Grandma was a seamstress and made alterations at a large department store in the City. She owned a 1957 Chevrolet but usually rode a bus  to work. I thought that was pretty neat as a bus that was not a school bus was unheard of where I came from. Sometimes I would ride the bus with her and stay at the store while she worked. She let me pick out a really pretty Catalina swimsuit one summer. She paid a whopping $16 for it and it lasted forever.



Sometimes I stayed at her house while she went off to work. Her neighbor, Mrs. Johnson, checked in on me during the day and let me read her Movietone magazines. I sure wish I had some of those old books. I would love to read again how Elizabeth Taylor took Eddie Fisher away from Debbie Reynolds and then discarded him for Richard Burton. Those movie stars sure led a different life than we did in Arkansas. At least we did not hear about it in the Herald Democrat or the Graphic. That's right, we had two newspapers in our little town.

8 comments:

  1. Those swim suits are great. For some reason I don't remember a spring break either.

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  2. i honestly don't remember having spring break, either... :)

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  3. Here in Arkansas the only break was in the fall and it was call cotton pick in time. I have some years on you so you may not remember that.We did have Easter break and that was in the spring.

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  4. How lucky can you get!! We had a weekly newspaper where I grew up. I just loved those movie magazines and knew all the top stars.. Veronica Lake (remember her hair swooping over one eye), Cary Grant, Clark Gable, Hedy Lamar... oh we had Movie Stars back in those days.

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  5. We just finished spring break here. It was delicious too, lots of wildflowers.

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  6. We just finished spring break here. The weather was beautiful. I'm not sure anybody read anything.....

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  7. I LOVE those beautiful bathing suits! So much more class and style than ANYTHING you see today, or saw in the 60's, 70's,80's or 90's either! And love those hairstyles! I would so love to go back in time and just stay in the 50's my whole life! What a great time!

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  8. We didn't have spring break, nor fall break...we had Thanksgiving and Christmas/New years...

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