Sweet Nostalgia and the Influences of Yesteryear

Those Who Mold Your Character

I had planned to go to bed

when sweet nostalgia, and

the influences of yesteryear gave

me a yearning to post one more

post this evening. 

 

Aren’t you lucky.  (lol.)

 

Cathy, and I have been friends

for over 45 years.  We went to elementary and

high school together, and have remained

dedicated and loving friends through

husbands, raising kids, and empty

nesting.

 

 

 

When we were on Facebook  tonight,  the reminiscing began,

and it didn’t stop.

 

It started with Cathy posting this wonderful picture

(above) and me singing songs that our music teacher

taught us. Talks of teachers, old movies, and our

“wonder years” continued.

 

We didn’t realize the people we’d thought of

as a little strange,  would be those we’d remember

as we were sliding the downhill side of our 50’s.

 

 

So tonight,  with some things of the day coming together…

 

“memories of the way we were,”

 

today’s activities with Diane Hochman’s

“Mindset in the Morning” lessons…

 

(1. Uplift Others

2. Speak with Conviction)

 

talks of old times,

old songs, old movies,

teachers long gone,

and (my best Jerry Seinfeld)

“Ya Da, Ya Da, Ya Da,”

 

that I can honestly say…

 

Take care in how you treat

others.  Watch what you say

to everyone, and especially

to those impressionable

young ears. 

 

You never know who’s

character you may

be molding.

 

They may remember you  (well).

 

 

You definitely want to be on the

sweet side of nostalgia remembering

fondly the influences of

yesteryear.

 

 

(Thank you, Miss Springer!)

 

(Thank you, Miss Hale!)

 

TREES

by: Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918)

I THINK that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.

A tree whose hungry mouth is prest
Against the earth’s sweet flowing breast;

A tree that looks at God all day,
And lifts her leafy arms to pray;

A tree that may in Summer wear
A nest of robins in her hair;

Upon whose bosom snow has lain;
Who intimately lives with rain.

Poems are made by fools like me,
But only God can make a tree.

“Trees” was originally published in Trees and Other Poems.
Joyce Kilmer. New York: George H. Doran Company, 1914.

 

 

(Thank you, Mrs. Hochman)

 

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BG Jenkins

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BG is a wife, mother of 2, grandmother of 3, and a former realtor living in South Texas. Her current ventures are in the area of affiliate marketing, writing, and spending time with her family.

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BG is a wife, mother of 2, grandmother of 3, and a former realtor living in South Texas. Her current ventures are in the area of affiliate marketing, writing, and spending time with her family.

6 thoughts on “Sweet Nostalgia and the Influences of Yesteryear”

    1. Hi Carrie, Thanks so much. I know you know this better than anyone. I’ve not forgotten your post. Good thoughts and prayers sent your way. Thanks so much.

  1. Very sweet post BG. I especially liked:
    Take care in how you treat
    others. Watch what you say
    to everyone, and especially
    to those impressionable
    young ears.
    You never know who’s
    character you may
    be molding.
    Thank you for sharing BG.

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