Thursday, March 28, 2019

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Memory Lane: Cars

I'm working on a memory book project about things that have gone obsolete in my lifetime.  So much fun that I've decided to share some.

Do you remember...



... Steering wheel knobs?

My grandpa had one on his car.


... Rolling down (or up) your window?


... the vent window.

I miss these!!  You could really pull the air (and an occasional bug) into the car.  And the frame was the perfect place to rest your hand.


... the dimmer switch on the floor.


... manual pull-up locks.


... lap belts.


... cigarette ash trays.

A perfect place to hide stuff.


... curb feelers AND white wall tires.

I hated white walls because it was my job to keep them clean.


... AM only radio.


... 8 track stereo.  


... two keys for your car.

... stick shift on the column.

Yes, I have driven one and still can!


... a large rear window dash.

Like this boy, I thought it was a prime napping spot.


... soda can holder.


... the gas crisis.  

Seriously... in 1973 and 1979 OPEC cut off oil and gas was hard to come by~ at any price!


... when the speed limit dropped to 55 miles per hour.

In 1974 President Nixon dropped the national speed limit to help save fuel.


... gas station air hoses.

The air presser of a car running over them rang a bell inside the station to let the attendant know there was a customer outside (most gas stations also had a garage).


... a gas station service attendant.

He'd pump your gas, wash ALL your windows, check the oil level, and check the tire pressure... at no charge!



I had forgotten about that!  Your hands would get SO dirty.  Bleh!




Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Sunday, March 17, 2019

And Then There's That...


Happy St. Patrick's Day!

My St Patrick wish?

To have six weeks of Spring!  (Not 2 winters and straight into summer as we did last year.)


(White clover... the South's answer to shamrocks!)



Friday, March 15, 2019

Lawn and Garden Show: The Flowers

The Orchid Society had a beautiful display... as usual.  Such amazing flowers!


























This one is really unique...


Notice the LONG tube coming off the flower?  That is where the nectar is located.


Wow!

And finally were the floral arrangements.











Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Monday, March 11, 2019

Nashville Lawn and Garden Show: Part 1

Our annual trip to the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show was a bit of a disappointment this year.  There were fewer large "statement" gardens (like two instead of six) and much smaller replacements.  In fact, there seemed to be about a third less of everything.


The plant vendors were fewer too, although the ones there had some really nice plants.



Here is one of the two nice gardens.


The little "funky junk" garden never fails to be fun!


And this is one of the lesser displays.



This is a cute idea... as long as you don't have a wind storm.  Or it would be fun in a greenhouse.


The second major display.


Bonsai club had a booth again.  We had a lot of interest in the club.



I hope this year was just a slump and not signs of things to come.