This weekend it is supposed to be decent and nice here in Des Moines, Iowa. It is barely morning and people are already outside, water lawns, setting up for garage sales and washing and cleaning their cars.
It reminds me of the old days when I grew up even back in the 70’s.
We didn’t sit in front of a TV all day. We maybe got up, watched a bit of Saturday Morning Cartoons, but generally we went outside, played on our bikes and with our friends, we set up lemonade stands and played and sang together
I remember my sisters walking to places and singing songs like this song and Rhinestone Cowboy and Billy Don’t be a Hero…
We listened to oldies music and just generally enjoyed life.
We went out to Ledges and played in the water or went on hikes.
But my favorite day of the weekend, even though Saturday was pretty awesome as back then I was not this prissy gal you all know of now…I was a tomboy and loved to muck i the mud and climb trees and get lost in teh woods and get ticks in my hair…that was great…yes, but Sunday WAS my favorite day of the Weekend.
We would all sit down and watch the Disney Sunday Movie…
We would make homemade ice cream, each of us girls having a turn at the crank to mix it up good. We would add homemade berries or jelly to it or some of us would add chocolate sauce and stir up the ice cream to make it nice and chocolatey. There actually is a little running joke saying in our family
“Don’t stir the Ice Cream!”
because we would get it all over the place and make a mess!
Sometimes, we just have a simple snack dinner of homemade popcorn and Grandpa Hunter taught us to put the popcorn in milk and eat it out of our glass with a spoon…oddly enough, still today I love to eat that treat, though most people look at me funny when I do.
Ah yes, the simple times of Saturday and Sunday, when we enjoyed life.
We just enjoyed the day. Living life would exhaust us because we ACTUALLY lived it!!
So, if you can, if you are having a great day, if it is warm enough to go out and enjoy what this world has to offer, go do it. Go live it. Go drive around, roll the windows down, take the kids to a park or grill outside, or just go play ball or horseshoes or lawn darts or something.
Remember the days of the past, because tomorrow…they will be!
Until Next time,