Sunday, June 8, 2008
The Way-Back Machine
The time: Christmas 1957
The Place: Auntie Em's Living Room
Here I am, launching a lifelong love of reading. As you can see I started small. I am reading Little Lulu while a family Christmas party is in full swing in the basement. I've had to ask myself why because this is a scene that played itself out well into my 20's. I'd be at the home of a friend and everyone would be enjoying conversation but I'd be in some corner reading a magazine or whatever I could get my hands on. I was a social person, but somehow I just wasn't in the moment. It was very odd behavior.
I'm better now. I'm the one that's flitting around the cocktail party interviewing everyone. I love people. I love to know what makes them tick and where their passions lie. I've asked some doozy questions in my life but I've never had anyone be offended or not answer. I believe that's because they sense I'm truly interested in them and I am!
I supposed we all have some quirky behaviors. Do we stop and ask ourselves why? Or do we just accept that they're a part of who we are and what makes us unique?
NOTE: I cannot believe that I have NOT CHANGED MY HAIRDO SINCE 1957!!!! Look at the sidebar. Traditionally we take a trip in the Way Back Machine on Sundays. I've been lax about this for awhile, but my sister was moaning about the fact that I'd abandoned one of her favorite features so I got off my butt and dug around in the basement for some additional photos. The Way Back Machine is back!