Sunday, January 17, 2016

Well...

Hello, Dear Ones! Well, that's right. I'm not doing any decorating now since I'm kinda lying on the couch or sitting in my chair most of the day. Thank you all for sticking with me. I'm healing well and doing good with my physical therapy sessions. I'm thankful. I have been doing some needlework and will show that to you soon but in the mean time I thought I'd get nostalgic with you.

I got an email from one of my childhood friends. We went to school together and were in the same youth group at church. He sent me this old snap and since I love you all so much thought I'd share it with you.
Now don't you laugh! I heard you! :) Well, this was probably around 1969 or 1970. First of all I have always loved 'hair' so I had the falls, 'member thoses? Hair pieces and a few wigs that we gals in the late 60s or 70s wore. All those curls on my head belonged to a hairpiece. I would poke my hair up in a bun and then bobby pin the hairpiece on. I did my own curls and fixed other folks hairpieces sometimes too! I've always been so talented like that, you know! ;)

With that out of the way, I've always been musical most my life. Besides playing the piano I used to sing and play my ukulele! Yes ma'am I did! I sang Peter, Paul and Mary songs, Linda Ronstadt songs and Harry Nilson songs. The best I can remember this was a sweetheart banquet for my youth group from our church and I was the entertainment, y'all! :) Never been too shy ya know! For the life of me I don't remember what I sang that night. I couldn't play a uke now for the life of me. I don't remember the chords at all but at that time I could plinkity plunk those four little strings to pieces.

As you can see, besides all that hair, I'm in a little double knit empire waisted dress that my mother made. It should have been pink or red, don't you think? Do you remember double knit fabric? She made most of my clothes back then. I'm wearing a corsage that my sweetie gave me. No, it wasn't Mr. Precious. Shh...this was before I had met him. My legs just look huge here! They really weren't that big! Maybe I should have cropped, oh well, too late! ;)

I do remember that the place was provided by the local electric company. You could reserve this room with tables, chairs and a kitchen which you can see behind me. Look at that spot under my chair - looks like someone spilled a can of grease. I can remember attending lots of wedding and baby showers for my friends in this room. I wonder if it's still there. Probably not.

I can also remember the most fanciest of food that we were served back then. Don't know if it was served that night but all of the youth banquets from school always served it ~ a hamburger patty with a slice of bacon wrapped around it - a fake filet mignon! Teenagers back then didn't know any differently! After all this was in west Texas. Odessa.

Well there's just a little snippet of my teenaged years. I had a great time during my teens. We attended a wonderful church with lots of kids my age and our youth group was just fantastic. I'm still in touch with most of the kids. Too bad no one taped the sound of me singing and ukeing. I'm sure I would have amazed you all! :)

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song ~

Different Drum

You and I travel to the beat of a different drum
Oh can't you tell by the way I run
Every time you make eyes at me
You cry and moan and say it will work out
But honey child I've got my doubts
You can't see the forest for the trees
Oh don't get me wrong
It's not that I knock it
It's just that I am not in the market
For a boy who wants to love only me
Yes, and I ain't saying you ain't pretty
All I'm saying, I'm not ready
For any person, place or thing
To try and pull the reins in on me
So goodbye I'll be leaving
I see no sense in this crying and grieving
We'll both live a lot longer
If you live without me
Oh don't get me wrong
It's not that I knock it
It's just that I am not in the market
For a boy who wants to love only me
Yes, and I ain't saying you ain't pretty
All I'm saying, I'm not ready
For any person, place or thing
To try and pull the reins in on me
So goodbye I'll be leaving
I see no sense in this crying and grieving
We'll both live a lot longer
If you live without me
~ sung by Linda Ronstadt


36 comments:

  1. Aren't you adorable! The bigger the hair, the closer to God, as Dolly Parton always says.

    Different Drum - great song. Feel better. xo

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  2. Hi Shelia!
    Keep resting well and all. I know time doesn't seem to fly fast enough when one can't do as much as they would to, so it is good that you can keep your hands and mind busy.
    Thank you for sharing this lovely photo of yourself. You look so pretty, and I to say that you haven't change (except for your hair colour). The same warm smile! Your face was and is still fresh and kindness seems to radiate from within you.
    Have a lovely Sunday and take good care of yourself!
    Arlette

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  3. You were so totally groovy!!! I had a Peter, Paul and Mary album I played over and over again. I had no clue there were political or social messages, I just thought the songs were about having a hammer and and hammering in the morning all over the land!

    It is still so very true that a good church youth group can be pivotal for a teenager. We changed churches, and denominations so our boys could have a good youth group to attend. It was the best decision ever. They have good friends with good morals. Today after church, they are all going out (with others in the church) to help paint the community Boys and Girl's Club, make disaster relief buckets and visit the nursing homes to commemorate Martin Luther King Day!

    If we only had a good ukulele player!

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  4. Loved reading about this little slice of your life. Too bad you don't have a uke-you might have relearned some of those chords while you are recouperating.

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  5. I love looking back on my teen years and those photos. I had the hair pieces and falls of course. Oh and double knits...so comfy but strange 'fabric' wasn't it. You were and still are cute as a button and so talented. Keep resting and rehabbing and get well soon.
    hugs,
    Linda

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  6. I love these memories as much as I love your "regular" posts -- they are a bit of a curtain peek into a wonderful time in your past and of course anything like that lets us all know you a bit better! (I swear - in college I wore wigs more than my regular hair. I almost don't remember what my regular hair looked like!)

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  7. My older cousin had the prettiest fall piece, like yours. I thought she was so stylish. Thank you for sharing the cute picture of you. Now I have Linda's voice in my head singing the song!
    Happy that you're healing, Kathleen in Az

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    1. Hi Kathleen and thanks for popping in to see me! Hope all is well in your world.
      Be a sweetie,
      Shelia ;)

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  8. I love this picture and you look adoreable.

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  9. Adorable now, adorable then too! What a cute little piece of nostalgia that you are sharing with us! We must have listened to the same music...Linda Ronstadt was my hero...in fact, I wanted to BE her! I knew all of her songs and sang along with her using my hair brush microphone...lol! Such a fun memory. Glad to hear that you are on the mend!

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  10. I can't live...if living is without you! That popped in my head as soon as you said Harry Nilsson. :)

    I do remember double knit!

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  11. Shelia, you were a cutie back in the day. I used to wear those falls as well. The pictures of me made my head look huge! I loved Peter, Paul an Mary and went to a concert to hear them. Thanks for a look back...Do rest and take care as you get back to your normal self. xoxo ♥

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  12. Glad you are doing well! Enjoy your reminiscing while you are resting up! xx

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  13. You were just as cute then as you are now, Shelia! My mother sewed all of our clothes, so I remember double-knit well. And falls and wiglets were a little before my time, but my sister and I loved to play with our older cousin's hairpieces and false eyelashes. What fun! I hope you'll soon be able to get up and around. Take care and keep warm!

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  14. How adorable are you! Love old pictures, that is a keeper!

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  15. As adorable as ever ~ even with the big hair! I was in Odessa earlier this week and we had a delicious dinner at an Italian restaurant called Zucchi's. It was recommended to us and it did not disappoint. Was your Daddy in the oil business back there? Glad you are doing better and of course I will stick with you!

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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  16. Shelia, I love your picture. You look pretty. Yes, I remember double knits. I used to make my girls clothes from that and some times Pant Suits...remember those? LOL. I am glad you are taking it easy....so you can heal nicely. Blessings to you and yours, xoxo,Susie

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  17. Howdy my friend! Stopped by to see how youre healing up! Lived this post! I had so many of those sweet little dresses too! I love your pretty hair-do! Sure love all those great old songs...so many memories! The 60s and the 70s were great...so glad i got to grow up then

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  18. Loved this post...not lived! well... Guess i lived it too! ha ha lol

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  19. Hi Sheila! Oh gosh, where have I BEEENNNN? I totally missed that you had an accident over a month ago. I hope your knee is healing nicely and I will get on the prayer wagon for you. Love that song! Jane

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  20. Love the dress, but especially love the hair!! You were a cutie -- bet the boys were all in love with you and your infectious personality. Sally

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  21. I was a hairstylist. So made a few curls on others.

    What a cute picture of you.

    I also worked in a fabric store in the early 60s and it was full of poly knits. I made so many dresses out of it :) That is what we wore then. But I always liked cottons, etc best so was so happy when I could find them.

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  22. Hi Shelia Oh I just love seeing your playing your ukulele. You are such a cutie wearing your pretty fall all in curls. I had one like it in the early 70's even with long hair we added them. To funny. I bet you played a mean uk. So much fun to take a walk down memory lane. You are still just as young and pretty as you were then my friend.
    Wishing you continued healing and great PT sessions. Blessings for a great week. xo

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  23. What a sweet memory! Yes, I do remember falls - I had them and 'wiglets' and all sorts of hair! I smiled as I remembered polyester double knit empire-waist dresses I made. Those were the days, weren't they? Thanks for sharing your sweetness with us.
    ~Adrienne~

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  24. You were so cute way back then, still are of course :) I was a Linda Ronstadt fan, would've loved to hear you singing her songs with Your ukulele plinking away.
    I'm glad you're healing up well and not getting too bored with yourself. Take care.

    Diana

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  25. Well you've been a cutie all your life haven't you! That was so sweet of him to share that picture with you. What a great time in your life!

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  26. Oh Sheila...guapisima..como siempre y tan alegre,,,el Sr. Preciousus tiene un tesoro...me encanta esos rizos. Saludos

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    1. Hi Shirley! Thanks for popping in to see me. Hope you're doing well.

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  27. It's so nice to see you back then Sheila and find out more about you! Now I know more why the Blog is titled so! you are quite the looker then and now!

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  28. This was such a cute post! I loved hearing more about you. Never knew you played a ukulele. And your fall... well I remember them well although I never used one. I wanted to, though. Hope your leg is healing more every day.

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  29. You are just too cute! I'm always smiling when I read your posts, you are a sweetie! A musical and pretty one too!
    Nancy
    xo

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  30. Hi Sheila, I do remember those hair pieces...LOL Mini skirts and all. You look darling! Take care of yourself and rest that leg.

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  31. Shelia,
    A d o r a b l e!!!
    Thank you for sharing this photo with us, dear friend!!!
    I, too, wore empire dresses!!!
    I wore a hair piece after our first son was born!!!
    Easy, peasy hair do days!!!
    Looking forward to see what you've been working on!!!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  32. SO CUTE! You are still adorable, girl friend.

    You know that is funny about the uke - my dad dabbled in it when he was feeling spunky and always made us laugh!

    Different Drum: my favorite karaoke go-to song! I have sang it a million times. Wanna know something neat? It was written by Michael Nesbit from The Monkees group - the one who wore the knit cap all the time, even at the beach. He was the most jaded of the group when it was discovered that they weren't really playing - only singing - b/c he could play, and DID write good music. Oh well, he got caught selling out and got an attitude for it - hope he invested his quick money b/c it was pretty short lived.

    Anyway, neat pic, neat memories and neat music trivia here heh heh. Hugs. ♥

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  33. Look at you looking just like a cutie pakutie! You are the bomb! Entertaining the crowd with your musical talents! And you could have been a hairdresser as well. You have many talents, Sheila!

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  34. Well Shelia, in my plain aussie way I don't think anything you could do would amaze me.... you are already one of the most amazing and truly beautiful women I have ever met in blogland. And honey don't you ever crop anything out ! those legs are just darn fine! xxx
    and PS of course Carter will be in my prayers along with your dear self.

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