WOW! 2013! Happy New Years Everyone!
I remember standing in my kitchen in Georgetown, TX in 1999... just the other day wasn't it???... ringing in the new year to 2000. Remember how cool that was and how everyone thought the computers of the world would blow up or something! LOL! Thirteen years have past already! WOW!
Time is a moving...Fast! Better get busy living!
Ironically, I'm lying here in bed trying to pry my legs from the warm covers just thinking of the past and the movement of time.
How we always put puzzles together on New Years Eve and when the time came Dad would let us go outside and honk the horn of the car!
When the circus would come to town here in Austin, how they would always bring a giraffe or some exotic animal and place them in a fenced in area next to Montgomery Wards Department Store.
How when Dad and I would go tool shopping at Sears that they actually used to have a countered candy department and we would get peanut clusters without my sisters knowing.
Going grocery shopping at Safeway with Mom on Saturday and how somehow I went from riding in the basket to pushing it for her and running over her heels! Ooooh she hated that! LOL!
The AMAZING toy departments of Gulf Mart, Kiddy City, Winns 5 and 10 off of Burnet Road and Anderson Lane.
When Mom got her first microwave....This colossal laminated wood grained machine that sat so prominently displayed in the avocado green kitchen was truly a spectacle to behold. When we first plugged it in how Mom, Dad, Kathy, Kim and I pulled up kitchen chairs to watch popcorn actually being popped in this amazing magic machine.
That very special plastic smell of the Big Jim GI Joe Camper I got for Christmas....Believe it or not, I found a picture of it on the web.... I loved this thing! Circa 1971 huh?
Going door to door collecting money for the Jerry Lewis telethon and then taking it to the news station drop off....How cool it was to sit up all night and watch the telethon...Or at least try.
Getting up at the crack with my sister Kim on Saturday mornings to watch cartoons. Up so early there was that bulls eye on the TV screen....waiting for 7:00 a.m. to come and Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner to appear....Beep Beep! Oh yeah how they played the Star Spangled Banner as the day ended and the channel went off air to snow.
Learning how to drive...getting a license and taking the HUGE family car to parallel park between two cement filled iron poles at the DPS! How totally amazing it felt to have a license and how totally liberating it was.
How literally I could drive 10 blocks on Burnet Road and there was nothing there but a gas station on the left. Now... a maze of shops and service stores for miles!
Going with friends to the airport on Friday night and actually walking up to the gates and sitting down to watch people come and go from Mueller Airport.
Oh, in those teen years how we would drive around and around and around Northcross Mall...Why? Because that's what we did on Friday Nights...We all did!
Standing in a line that was wrapped around the Aquarius Movie Theater twice to see Star Wars!
The BEST Hamburgers from Holiday House where they actually had a peacock out front.
Atari, Box Macintosh computers with floppy disks, cordless phones with antennas, drive-in movie theaters, window box air conditioners, wool carpet, white and black cars.....
Well, time has definitely moved forward and so shall we....
I want to sincerely thank you all for following me this past year....It's been crazy huh? So looking forward to more crazy good times this year! Once again, You All Honestly Rock My World!
Have a wonderful, healthy, happy, creative, abundant, exciting 2013!!
The Gentleman Crafter