10/10/08

The Early Years.

Looking though Google search last night. I enjoy doing Google searches with images and could spend hours there looking at places in the world that I know I will never get to go see for myself. Or even just type in any word or number and see what I get. Unbelievable what you might find doing this. Last night I put in the words "Early years" and came across these images from an old Sears and Roebuck Catalog. I never knew Sears sold stuff like houses, grave markers, cars and some of the thing I did find. And totally unbelievable at the prices these things sold for.
These images also reminded me of my grandparents. I spent more time with them when growing up than I spent with my parents. And I remember a lot of the tales they used to tell me about the times of their life's. My grandpa used to tell me stuff like when he got his first car and paid 20 cents a week for it, but that was a lot when he only made a few dollars a week working in a furniture factory. And he didn't have the toys like I grew up with when he was a kid. Told me how he would spend hours rolling a bike wheel with a stick or making a train by hooking clothes pins together. He used to take me to town and taught me how much fun it was to get an RC Cola and a moon pie. I enjoyed sitting out on the front porch watching thunderstorms with grandpa and Grandma would come running to the door telling us we need to get in the house before lightening strikes us. I remember Grandma telling me about how they used to sit by the radio and listen to the news and the very first TV they had and they could now watch the news and then wonder what's this world coming to. Well, I think we are starting to see just where the world is headed these days. And how she used to say how they didn't have cable tv channels and the garbage on tv shows back then like there is these days. I grew up going out for a car ride every Sunday with them. I always got an ice cream cone.

I think about and miss their stories a lot these days. But back then I guess I really didn't know what they really meant, but the older I get, the more I start to understand just what they were saying.
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7 comments:

  • haleyhughes said....

    A co-worker of mine lives in an old Sears house. Gorgeous place. I actually secretly covet it.

  • chilly said....

    Hi Haleyhughes, That sounds cool for sure. I always thought I'd enjoy having a studio apartment, but close as I've came to it yet is an apartment I had in the old hospital in my home town that was remodeled into apartments. I enjoyed living there a lot. Kind of still miss it sometimes.

  • LadyBanana said....

    Looking back like this is truly fascinating... I love to see how it was in years gone by!

  • Irene said....

    Isn't it ironic how we need to get older to look back and appreciate the stories our parents and grandparents told us. Memories are a wonderful thing...but they do make me get all sentimental and mushy. Thanks for sharing some of yours!

    Have a great weekend!

  • Doug said....

    Very good post. I, too, have come to appreciate the world my parents and grandparents lived in. Heritage is a terrific way to explore our roots.

  • Margaret said....

    One of our favorite channels on Sirius is the old radio programs. Gunsmoke, The Lone Ranger, Palladin -- those were all radio shows before they were t.v. shows.

  • Tina said....

    i love all the stuff like that from the past. my mom remembers alot of them! its strange how everything has been replaced or just faded out now.

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