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Monday, July 1, 2013

Life and Love in the 1950's VS Now

Life And Love In The 1950's VS Today

You know where I'd like to throw caution to the wind and go on vacation?  I'd like to go back and spend at least one whole day...back in the 1950's...Or OH NO WAIT!!!  Maybe one whole day in the summer of 1965....just me and the geezer foot loose and fancy free and not a worry or care in the world...Aaaahhh that would be heavenly......Just so much in love we don't have the time or thought for anything but each other and no where to really go or nothing to really DO....I'd just like us to spend that day by goin' down to Fort Massac and throw a big blanket on the river bank and just set there all close and cuddly and watch the ripples in the water as we throw one rock at a time into that big river that runs to no telling where...aaaaahhh I feel a deep peace and love just thinkin' about a day that special...

I zipped past Pat Boone the other night at one of my slumber parties for one and I didn't stop on that program...but I was there long enough to hear him say something about what life was like in the 1950's.  He said it was a time of making every single day special...He said "We loved Lucy and Lassie and even Daniel Boone and we got dressed up to go to church and we held hands and snuggled close in the movies.  We ate supper as a family at the kitchen table and actually took the time to listen to each others stories about their day..."

And just hearing him say that just kind of shocked me into the reality of just how much and how badly life has gone down hill.  What in the world...is wrong with PEOPLE?   These young couples get married these days and put $18,000 or $30,000 into a wedding when they've already seen and done everything there is to see and do with each other....And I don't mean that to sound crude...but that's just a fact!  WHY in the name of PETE would you spend even $1000 on a WEDDING when you've been LIVING together for 4 YEARS!!!  Just go get the doggone paper to make it legal that you forgot to get way back there....and be DONE with it.  It's a sad day for the whole world...when true love isn't something sacred....

We had an engaged couple in our home last summer and when they left...I asked the geezer what he thought about the way they interacted with each other...and he said "Well I didn't think anything....why?"  I said "I don't give that couple ONE YEAR after the wedding...because there's no real connection there...no deep seated love..you feel or sense nothing when you see them together.." 

Now you can just TELL when you see a couple together....whether they think they've been in love 2 months or 100 years....IF THAT LOVE IS REAL...you will sense a connection between those 2 if you pay any attention at all.  One of our friends has told us so many times that he loves being around us because of the interaction between the geezer and I.  And it's nothing we even give any thought TO.  Every other sentence out of the geezer's mouth has "Katy" in it...and every other sentence out of MY mouth has "Billy" in it ...and you'd THINK people would get sick of HEARing it...hahaha  And I'm sure some do.

Billy had a friend stop to see him just a few years ago that he had worked with for 25 years... and when this man and his wife got out of the car....the man headed straight for me and gave me a big hug and he said "Katy....I've heard your name at work a thousand times"   aaaaaawwwww   People at Hobby Lobby would say the same thing about hearing Billy's name.  When I'd work till close...our manager, Harry...would often say "Kay...tell us a love story about you and Billy while we close out the registers"  And they weren't passionate love stories....he just meant stories of somewhere we'd gone and some weird thing that had happened...He absolutely loved my Billy and Katy stories....He'd often say to me...."I've been married twice and even this time isn't going great....what's your secret"...I'd say "We HAVE no SECRET...the love is just real...so we roll over the rough spots and savor the smooth spots"  But since 1964...we have just been totally wrapped up in each other...and where couples have to go on exotic trips now days and have expensive stuff to be happy...our idea of a perfect evening was always just sitting all cuddled up watching a movie or walking a woodland path hand in hand....There's no rocket science involved in having a good relationship that lasts through the ages....It's all about the connection of 2 hearts...cha ching.....

The geezer and I were just talking the other day about how even meal times have changed over the decades.  When our kids were little we called the kitchen The Comer CafĂ©...because we'd have a full breakfast each day and everybody just gave me their order like in a real "Cafe'" ... they could have pancakes or eggs, toast and bacon or cereal or grits or oatmeal...or their favorite "egg bread" which is what they called French Toast  :-)  And I'd tidy the house and clean up from breakfast and start lunch which was fried chicken or pork chops if everybody was home with all the trimmings...and at the evening meal we'd sit down to a roast with carrots and potatoes or whatever... that had been slowly baking in the oven on low all day....and THEN we'd boil a big pot of corn on the cob for tv snacks on summer evenings......HOW IN THE NAME OF PETE did we eat all of that FOOD....and back then we were all normal weight....not a one of us was overweight....NOW we have yogurt and nuts and 1/2 banana and berries for breakfast and we skip lunch and have a light supper about 4pm....and then at least for now during our semi diet...we're having berries and nuts for our evening snack if we have one...And mealtime was always story time in the canyon.  Each and every one had a chance during the meal to tell what was going on in their life that day....

But times have changed and years have passed and so many family values have bit the dust bigtime....

I love writing about the good old days....and I'd sure love to spend just one more day...back in those days....and OH MY GOODNESS how I'd love for our kids to have known a time like that...because stories just can't do it justice.  

Peace and love from the canyon....I love you all gobs and gobs...this has been a bird's eye view of the katydid and until next time...you are loved...

The story of the mystery woman from Texas will be Wednesday...Lord willin' ...so please check back and share that story and let's see if we can't help solve that mystery....She's connected to several states in the west and northwest and there are many blog readers in all of the states she's connected to...so who knows...if YOU all read the story and share it in YOUR STATES....maybe we can help...wouldn't that be great!!!
  








 

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