And it ain't the same if you don't drank it from a fruit-jar...... I never
knew what a store bought glass looked like till I went into the army......
(take that back, I do remember seeing some that my mom got out of Tide
Laundry Soap when she opened up a new box, they actually usta give them
I was thinking along similar lines, about all the free
glasses (and steak knives and coffee mugs) we used
to get at the gas stations, back when "regular" was
about 33.9 cents per gallon.
Oh...and being a Texan I'm far from offended by
the post: Much more truth than fiction in it. ;-)
That is a pretty good haul on a bictycle. I was born and raised about 40
miles east of Pecos in Monahans. There isn't a whole lot of scenery
between Pecos and Ft. Stockton was there.:-) I know that country well
I lived in Monahans briefly as a kid (Dad was working on a seismograph crew
after the war and before he finished college) ... we went swimming in Ft
Stockton a few times. IIRC correctly, there was a spring there in those days
that folks used to come from miles around to swim in.
Remember cranking an ice cream maker outside by kerosene lantern, while
keeping watch for the tarantulas that were as big a dinner plates coming to
Further north, the space were so wide open, that if you stared at the
horizon long enough you could see the back of your head.
That spring is called Commanche Springs. It is just a pond now in the
park. The spring has dried up do to excessive pumping for irrigation
water. One of the finest vinyards and wineries in the country is in Ft.
Stockton. St. Genevive I believe is what it is called.
I remember cranking on those ice crean freezers too. It was hard work
for us kids but it was worth it when the ice cream was ready. :-)
Reminds me of the line in one of Steve Fromholtz's song: "Come on down to
Texas .... for a while." IOW, you're welcome to visit, but please don't
stay. ... or: "I wasn't born in Texas, but I got here quick as I could".
I showed this list to some who moved to Texas. She added the following
23. You know that 'watching the streets bubble' isn't just an expression.
24. You know it's done when someone says "Put a fork in it."
25. They block off the streets so that you *can* stumble from bar to bar
with a beer in your hand.
26. Instead of 'out of order', you'll see signs that say 'it don't work' or
I thought jelly glasses were bought in sets until I saw Momma cleaning the
labels off some one day whenI was a kid. She still has some of them. I was
drinking tea out of one just a couple of weeks ago.
My wife collected a set of Bicentinial jelly glasses when she was 18 in 1976.
We still have them and they are in the "good" china closet arrainged to be seen
through the glass doors. I miss the 1 lb butter bowls that you used to get
your margerine in as late as the late 70's. These were great cereal bowls. My
mother still has and uses them along with her jelly jars and full set of dishes
from Tide ( of course she still has one dress made from floral printed feed
bags from when she was a child in the 1930's in the hills of W. Va.) Somehow we
now think we are "recycling" when we put our pop cans in a separate container
when throwing them away.
Like someone else earlier, I didn't even know glasses could be bought in sets
until I was at least 16--ours were always jelly jars. We had some dishes my
parents had picked up in theaters in the '30s, when giving away pieces of
dinnerware was common. And my mother probably didn't realize there was any
other kind of dress that didn't start as a flowered feed sack...slightly north
of Charlottesville, VA. Walton's country, really, but as Mom said, there was no
chance on earth an farm family around would have a car per kid in the '20s,
'30s or, really, until about the '80s.
"We have a firm commitment to NATO, we are a *part* of NATO. We have a firm
commitment to Europe. We are a *part* of Europe."
Heck, my mother and wife still save ribbons, paper and whatnot. Ther
is a place here in Arkansas (War Eagle Mill?) that still sellls
printed feed bags. They are kinda cool.
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