Sunday, May 27

Then And Now

It's a holiday weekend, but I still haunted by memories of how holiday weekends used to be in my previous life.

Memorial Day and Fourth of July weekends meant potluck cookouts with neighbors and friends.

Maybe that's the difference between urban and rural living. Or maybe it's the difference between being 30 something and almost 50. Everything changes when you don't have kids at home anymore.

I found these marvelously wonderful Quotes of the Day and felt they were all worthy of sharing.


William Hazlitt: Man is the only animal that laughs and weeps, for he is the only animal that is struck with the difference between what things are and what they ought to be.

Bertrand Russell: Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.

Mark Twain: You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.

Edith Wharton: If only we'd stop trying to be happy we could have a pretty good time.

Unknown: Good judgment comes from experience. Experience comes from bad judgment.

Mark Twain: If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous, he will not bite you. This is the principal difference between a dog and a man.

2 comments:

OldHorsetailSnake said...

Was Samuel Clemens the father of that NY Yankee pitcher? He sure could write good.

millie garfield said...

Seeing the picture of your pool reminded me of the pool we had in the back yard. Ours was a little bigger than yours, big enough for an adult to get into.

The adults and kids had more fun in that pool, it didn't have to be big, just wet!!