Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Happy Birthday Erin!

< Hope you have a great day Erin!
Love and Miss You!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Bon Jovi & Chris Daughtry Concert

The Bon Jovi/Daughtry concert was awesome! That's the only word a woman my age can come up with that doesn't sound to corny! There is something about loud, live music that makes you feel so, young & alive! And yes I apologize now for the phone calls and text messages, but I just couldn't help myself. I drove up to Greensboro with Margaret and Lauri and we met up with Lauri's daughter and a few of her friends and had dinner at PF Changs. Then on to the concert for 3 1/2 hours of non stop music. My favorites were Living on a Prayer and Wanted Dead or Alive. Oh yeah, then there was Want to Make a Memory where Bon Jovi came out and sang from the audience. Yes, I think I will have to do this more often!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Ricky Nelson - I Will Follow You 1963

Another thing we couldn't do when we were young was to leave the house if your favorite heart throbs show was coming on. No VCRs or Tevo. We new on Sunday nights we would be in front of the TV at 8pm to watch our favorite show. This clip is from 1963 when I was just 7yrs old and knew that someday I was going to marry Ricky Nelson.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

I called Ryan today, I didn't leave a message because he never listens to them, he sees that I've called and just calls me back. This made me think about growing up with one phone in a house of 10. There were no cordless phones, call waiting, caller ID, call forwarding or message machines. If someone said they were going to call, that meant they were going to call and you had better be home or you might miss their call. And if they didn't call you could be sure they would hear about how you waited for their call and they never called. They use to fib, "I called and it was busy" or "no one answered". And you knew that they probably called during the 5 minutes when your sister was on the phone. You would then be this annoying person and call them and ask, "did you try to call? I was just checking because my sister was on the phone". Never could you wander more than 4 to 6 feet from the phone, depending on how new the cord was and if it was new you could be sure you would be pulling the phone off the stand all the time because the cord wasn't broken in yet. Mom and Dad were always in ear shot of your conversations, they knew and got to talk to all your friends when they called. Sharing a phone meant that you could not have any long conversations because someone was always waiting for a call and you couldn't tie up the line. A busy signal was so annoying, it meant someone was at the home where you called and talking to someone else. You just had to keep dialing (no redial, and remember that they were rotary phones). When I was little I remember having to memorize our phone and the prefix was TU, which was 88. But I didn't know that and when I got lost at the mall and they asked my number I said TU1-5555. And she kept repeating you mean 88, I cried and said NO!
I just recently signed up for a phone number that I can have forwarded to any phone anywhere I want for the rest of my life. No more changing numbers with every move we make! So give me a call, I will forward my phones to my cell phone and if I am on the phone, leave a voicemail or don't, I will still see that I have missed a call and call you back anyway.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Hi All,
I have to join Ryan and post some pics of the Camelia's in bloom out front. This is for all you guys living up north. Spring is coming soon!
I'm just fooling around on the blog waiting for Jeff/Dad to return from Daytona. They left at 5:30 this morning hoping to avoid the rain and storms that are suppose to be up and down the southeast coast today. Should be here soon and I'm sure you will be able to check out his blog for all the new scoop on Daytona Bike Week soon.

Saturday, March 1, 2008

Dog Whisperer: Jumping Border Collie

This is a great show! I really enjoyed watching it even though I don't have a dog. Nicole, this is a show you would really like!