Saturday, April 09, 2011

Happy Saturday!

Apparently the little mouse on the wheel that is running my internet is still on the job. Ha!

I want to thank each and everyone of you for your kind comments, wishes and prayers. I am not really bothered by the whole situation but the "disconnected" feeling isn't something I am use to. The being a shut in I am use to.

I got some good news though all my paper work paid off that I did this week. We got approved for food stamps so we can get fresh fruit and produce and other healthy food choices. The other expenses like animal food aren't covered. Fortunately we are ok on pet food.

My sister has been trying to help me as much as she can. She has a box of insulin needles I can have with is good because they are about $17. She is on STD from her arm surgery and there was a problem with her check. I am hoping if my DH gets back to work next week that we can borrow gas money from her if she has it. At least if DH is going to be working we will have his pay the following week to pay her back. This not knowing when we will get his pay is the scary part.

The ONE thing I find the most embarrassing is I had to call my sister and ask to borrow toilet paper. Toilet paper is the only paper product we can't live without. How pathetic is that? It sounds so embarrassing to me. Forget the cup of sugar give me toilet paper.

Today's song is a blast from the past. It made me laugh and I hope it does for you too. The story below is cute. I can only sort of relate when I was growing up the fast food business were just starting to take off. I don't remember milk being delivered.

I do remember a cookie and potato chip company coming every once in a while name "Charlie Chip" all their products were in tin containers we always keep for storing other things.

Hope to blog tomorrow.


** Growing Old Isn't What It Used To Be **
-Author Unknown

Someone asked the other day, 'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?'

'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up,' I informed him.

'All the food was slow.'

'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'

'It was a place called 'at home,'' I explained!

'Mum cooked every day and when Dad got home from work, we sat down together at the dining room table, and if I didn't like what she put on my plate I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.'

By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.

But here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it:

Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore Levi's, set foot on a golf course, traveled out of the country or had a credit card.

My parents never drove me to school. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow).

We didn't have a television in our house until I was 19.

It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at midnight, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God; it came back on the air at about 6 a.m. and there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people.

I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.

Pizzas were not delivered to our home... But milk was.

All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers --my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week.. He had to get up at 6AM every morning.

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive.

If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren. Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing.

Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?

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    I've never understood why food stamps didn't cover toilet paper. It IS an essential item, and you buy it at the grocery store. You know, I think about you every day, and wonder how in the world you are managing in this situation. Thank goodness for your sister, and for the trickle of hope and help that somehow gets you through, one day at a time.

    3523 days ago
    Been there, done that!! I can't tell you the times I had to call my friend for a roll of TP!! So glad you got approved for food stamps! Things are looking up!
    3523 days ago

    Your sister must really be something else.

    I'll GIVE you toilet paper
    but would NEVER let you borrow it.

    Cause I'm sure it would come back from the borrowing
    different that when I lent it to you! LOL

    Thanks for putting a : ) on my face

    Have a great day!
    3523 days ago
  • FLYER99
    HI Willow! YAY for the fresh fruit and veggies. That will be super great! You have an upbeat attitude which is wonderful. Thanks for all the wonderful postings for today. My day isn't complete without reading your blog. I guess you are part of my life! God Bless you, DH and the furry ones! Bob
    3524 days ago
    Thanks for the blast from the past.So happy your getting help you need.
    3524 days ago
    I was a paper boy! Steve Martin is one of my favorite entertainers! Thanks for the blast from the past. So glad you still have an internet connection. I would have really missed you Willow.

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    3524 days ago
    Happy to see your blog!! Good one too!! Happy you got food stamps!!! Now, you can have a some things you like!! Nothing wro=ng with borrowing toliet paper. Glad your sister could help you!! Hugs, and more hugs!! Enjoy having some good food Willow!!!
    Have a great day!! you are loved!!
    3524 days ago
  • FROSTY99
    What would we do without family. Will keep you in my prayers that things get better and life brings you plenty of toilet paper! I can empathize, I hate to not have that on hand-hubby just doesn't see the problem!
    3524 days ago
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    I love Steve Martin.I am so glad you are still conne3cted.I hope your DGh gets back to work really soon.I am praying for you my friend.I know you and your Sister have had issues but she is really trying to help and i think that is a God send.
    3524 days ago

    Comment edited on: 4/9/2011 6:18:47 PM
    Have you checked with your local animal shelter? Sometimes they will provide pet food to families who fall on hard times. It can't hurt to ask! I thank God for what He has already done and I know He will continue to help you because He answers our prayers!
    3524 days ago
    Good blog. I do remember Charlie Chips and i love them. We use to buy them when we lived in Ohio as well as Mike SElls chips.
    3525 days ago
    Napkins from fast food restaurants can be substituted for toilet paper...and their free.
    3525 days ago
  • KAYDE53
    glad things worked out for you with the food stamps!!! what's a little toilet paper among family!! lol great blog as usual!! emoticon
    3525 days ago
    Food stamps...WOO HOO! That will help you two out so much. Glad you are still "with us".

    Thanks as always for another great blog!
    3525 days ago
    No, you cannot borrow toilet paper from me. When someone asks me for toilet paper, I'll give it to them and I don't want it back!!!

    Loved the growing up story. Somehow in my area we still had milk delivered when I was young in the early 70's. There was a window in our family room that looked out onto our driveway and entry walk. Five of us kids would be sitting around the breakfast table without much milk to share between us. And then we would see the Milk Man walk by the window on his way to the front door. "Hurray!!! The Milk Man is here!!!" we would all shout. Must have made his day.

    We've managed to make our kid's - ages 5 & 8 - growing up similar to this story. We eat together at home and enjoy the food I cook. If my kids don't like it, they can sit there until they have permission to be excused. I loved the part of the story that the man could sit at the table until he did like the food. That had me laughing!!
    3525 days ago
  • DEE107
    hugs glad you are getting food stamps again to help you out hugs our food bank just started to give out toliet paper hugs
    3525 days ago
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    Sorry, but my favorite part of your blog was about borrowing toilet paper. I am so glad life seems to be getting better for you.
    I kow I could borrow the paper from them but I would have to wait until they stopped laughing. My sisters, as yours, would help me in anyway possible. The paper would really make their day! This is true love---when you could ask to borrow this.
    3525 days ago
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