Monday, October 18, 2010

watching time.

This weekend my son said something very interesting. He said that with all this technology everything is always so 'new'. How true. When I was a kid, we had very little upgrades. We made due with what we had and rarely had something brand spankin new. When we did it was usually a much needed appliance. And I am talking just one appliance here. Never would my mom or dad buy MATCHING appliances just for the cool factor! I do remember this one big occasions of newness--- the time we got our new gas range. It has the coolest clock on it that clicked over every single minute! It was mind boggling to us. We all sad around the lemon orange colored stove watching the numbers fall each time a minute ticked away. I bet we sat there a full hour. It just never got old. My dad finally came and asked us if we had anything better to do that watch the time. That gas stove was part of all my memories of breakfasts, dinners, baking, and clock watching. Sometimes I wonder what items kids these days will look back on with fondness of novelty and remember from their childhood. Somehow, memories of the past are always linked to things that were with us the longest.


  1. Aim,
    I LIKE this new blog! Looks fantastic! I think it's cool to know you have something where you can put all these thoughts! The stove post was funny! I kind of remember that stove, but not as well as you do.

  2. OK, I remember when your dad got the first cordless phone on the block. He couldn't get over the fact that he could talk on the phone while out on the deck. I use that technology example in class all of the time. We were lucky to have grown up in such a great era:)