There she is with her friends, living her new life. Set her free and she didn’t come back, but can tell she is so happy with her new family. Happy Easter everyone.
The yucca’s are in bloom, wild flowers are popping up all over. Makes you love southern California. Great to be back and I have gotten the green thumb urge. Bought a lot of flowers, aka rabbit food at Jojoba Hills. But heck some people have gotten lucky and they have beautiful blooms.
And so far mine are still here. Also put some out some in pots, that should help, those little bunnies are not too good at climbing..
We have been very busy the past week, I started back to water aerobics, work with a few volunteer projects, and just getting settled. St. Patty’s outing with the “Mad Hatters”, we went to an Irish pub. Probably scared the men that were hanging out there. There something wild and crazy when a bunch of women get together.
Plus we all par took of there stout brews. Taxes out of the way, trip to Costco, all the every day stuff. We are going to Borrego Springs April 1st with a group from here. But also are meeting Bob/Chuck and Barb there. They had planned to stop here for a few days, and it was one of the places we wanted to show them, so it will be nice to spend more than trying to do it all in a day trip. Will be sure and take lots of pictures, as there are 100 or more iron sculptures placed in that area. Looking forward to the trip.
Worth the read.
No matter what our kids and the new generation think about us, WE ARE AWESOME !!!
OUR Lives are LIVING PROOF !!!
To Those of Us Born
1925 - 1970 :
At the end of this email is a quote of the month by Jay Leno. If you don't read anything else, please
read what he said.
Very well stated, Mr. Leno.
TO ALL THE KIDS WHO SURVIVED THE
1930s, '40s, '50s, '60s and '70s!!
First, we survived being born to mothers who may have smoked and/or drank
while they were pregnant.
They took aspirin, ate blue cheese dressing, tuna from a can, and didn't get tested for diabetes.
Then, after that trauma, we were
put to sleep on our tummies
in baby cribs covered
with bright coloured lead-based paints.
We had no childproof lids on medicine bottles, locks on doors or cabinets,
and, when we rode our bikes,
we had baseball caps,
not helmets, on our heads.
As infants and children, we would ride in cars with no car seats, no booster seats, no seat belts, no air bags, bald tires and sometimes no brakes..
Riding in the back of a pick- up truck on a warm day was always a special treat.
We drank water from the garden hose and not from a bottle.
We shared one soft drink with four friends, from one bottle, and no one actually died from this.
We ate cupcakes, white bread, real butter, and bacon. We drank Kool-Aid made with real white sugar. And we weren't overweight.
Because we were always outside playing...that's why!
We would leave home in the morning and play all day, as long as we were back when the streetlights came on.
No one was able to reach us all day.
--And, we were OKAY.
We would spend hours building
our go-carts out of scraps
and then ride them down the hill,
only to find out we forgot the brakes.. After running into the bushes a few times, we learned to solve the problem..
We did not have Play Stations, Nintendos and X-boxes. There were
no video games, no 150 channels on cable,
no video movies or DVDs,
no surround-sound or CDs,
no cell phones,
no personal computers,
no Internet and no chat rooms.
WE HAD FRIENDS
and we went outside and found them!
We fell out of trees, got cut,
broke bones and teeth,
and there were no lawsuits
from those accidents.
We would get spankings with wooden spoons, switches, ping-pong paddles, or just a bare hand, and no one would call child services to report abuse.
We ate worms, and mud pies
made from dirt, and
the worms did not live in us forever.
We were given BB guns for our 10th birthdays, made up games with sticks and tennis balls, and
-although we were told it would happen- we did not put out very many eyes.
We rode bikes or walked to a friend's house and knocked on the door or rang the bell, or just walked in and talked to them.
Little League had tryouts
and not everyone made the team.
Those who didn't had to learn
to deal with disappointment.
The idea of a parent bailing us out if we broke the law was unheard of. They actually sided with the law!
These generations have produced some of the best risk-takers,
problem solvers, and inventors ever.
The past 50 to 85 years have seen an explosion of innovation and new ideas..
We had freedom, failure, success and responsibility, and we learned how to deal with it all.
If YOU are one of those born
between 1925-1970, CONGRATULATIONS!
You might want to share this with others who have had the luck to grow up as kids before the lawyers and the government regulated so much of our lives for our own good.
While you are at it, forward it to your kids, so they will know how brave and lucky their parents were.
Kind of makes you want to run through the house with scissors, doesn't it ?
The quote of the month
"With hurricanes, tornados, fires out of control, mud slides, flooding, severe thunderstorms tearing up the country from one end to another, and with the threat of bird flu and terrorist attacks, are we sure this is a good time to take God out of the Pledge of Allegiance?"
For those that prefer to think that God is not watching over us...go ahead and delete this.
For the rest of us.....pass this on.
The main purpose of our stopping in Yuma was to hit the flea market and a quick trip across the border, done and done. Last year when we were here I bought some rubber sandals called Dawgs, love, love em. Very hard to find them, ordered some on line, Canadian company, but never received them, and when I checked as to why, they stated they were out of them. But they did have some here, although colors were limited. Then a fast trip to Mexico,
lunch, margaritas, the best guacamole ever,
or maybe it was the best margarita….
Anyway the line back in to the US was only about 15 minutes, at times it can be a couple of hours, so we were happy.
The last few days we have stayed at the Escapees park in Yuma. Looking forward to being back in Jojoba, just 190 miles to go.
Today we took a ride into the Saguaro National Park. Had the camera smoking, every where you looked there was a special beauty.
Tucson is also the bone yard for the military’s airplanes, pictures can not do this justice, planes of all sizes, from every branch of the service. Miles of them!
We have decided that we will move on to Yuma tomorrow. Want to make the trip into Mexico, and Algodones is so nice, just the long wait to get back in the US. But maybe we will hit it lucky, one can hope.
The weather has certainly turned to summer, have the air on, what a quick change.