UNION STRIKES! DON’T HAVE THAT MUCH MEANING AS IT ONCE DID

I can recall? When in this town. Almost nothing was made, transported, stocked without a union behind it! It was not when Reagan was in office. Those unions lost a lot o their power. There are some companies that! do offer better wages, benefits than unions do. Unions! Are so very stuck in the ’70sContinue reading “UNION STRIKES! DON’T HAVE THAT MUCH MEANING AS IT ONCE DID”

RECESSION Vs. DEPRESSION

RECESSION PANIC, GREAT DEPRESSION, SIGNS A ression! It is not that bad as some may think. It’s like? The way we feel when we are not ourselves. It does take time to adjust. Only? geo. W. Bush! Was close to the end o his 2nd. term in office. He knew he could not pass anythingContinue reading “RECESSION Vs. DEPRESSION”

WHAT WAS/STILL IS? YOUR FAV CANDY?

I blame my half-sisters! For introducing me to “Bubble Gum!” Approx. 1/2 in. of double bubble, bazooka for 1 cent. Pixy Styx, Candied cigarettes (Train them early! And they will never part from it!). Freeze pops, dum/dum suckers, snaps, pumpkin seeds, cinnamon flavored toothpicks, resee’s peanut butter cups, Boyer mallow cups, Neco wafers, How muchContinue reading “WHAT WAS/STILL IS? YOUR FAV CANDY?”

WHAT WAS THE “BEST” PART OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL?

Recess, going home for lunch, leaving school at the end of the day! Most kids had “homework!” I did not! I did! But! I choose not to.? The whole idea of homework? Was insane! Schoolwork! It is for school! Not home! And “Snow days!”   There was one time when? The Cleveland BOE! Used aContinue reading “WHAT WAS THE “BEST” PART OF ELEMENTARY SCHOOL?”

WHAT WAS IT LIKE? MAKING “FRIENDS?”

This is a bit complexing! Some kids make friends easier than others. I’m that other! My parents’ did not tell me, my half-sisters did not as well. Is there a secret recipe? Formula? Special instructions? Likeability? Attraction? The hardest thing about making friends is? Fitting in, belonging, The hardest part of making friends. Some people?Continue reading “WHAT WAS IT LIKE? MAKING “FRIENDS?””

LEAST FAV MEAT?

Liver!!!!! MAN!!!! How that stuff smelled!!!!! When cooking it. Mom’s was “Chicken!” She would cook it for dad & me. She said that when she was a little girl. Her dad dressed a turkey. Chopping off its head! It was still alive! From that time on! She did not want anything to do with anythingContinue reading “LEAST FAV MEAT?”

WHAT WAS YOUR “LEAST” FAV VEGETABLE?

Mine was “Lima beans!” No taste at all! If you put butter on them? Not bad! My mom always tried to make sure. I liked some veg. I think it was even then! Kids had a thing against “green stuff!” Too many sci-fi movies! Or other kids informed them about it!        

FLYING! 1ST. TIME!

It was around the late 80’s- early 90’s. I took my 1st. trip on ane airplane. I got in, sat down, buckled in, took off! When the plane took off? I thought to myself”Think of it as giant farris wheel!” IT WORKED! But! While flying. One of the plane’s wings were flapping while in flight.Continue reading “FLYING! 1ST. TIME!”

WHAT WAS IT LIKE RIDING A-BUS/SUBWAY AS A KID?

I remember? Taking the bus downtown. In that old beige and yellow buses. Some bus drivers let me empty the farebox, which was a fun thing to do. The thing that got me the most was? Taking the subway ( we call it? The “Rapid”). In the winter. the sound of the rapid riding theContinue reading “WHAT WAS IT LIKE RIDING A-BUS/SUBWAY AS A KID?”

POLLUTION!

I’m watching the news and they showed the downtown skyline. So many lights! Reflected on the cloud cover above. It all started when I think we were the first city in the country that began. Using lights to highlight/showoff. The buildings. I can remember the downtown streetlights not being as bright as they are today.Continue reading “POLLUTION!”