Hilarious!

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I was in my early (is there such a thing?) forties when a neighbor taught me how to sew. I was so excited; I’d always wanted to sew and I was finally getting the chance. She showed me how to cut out a pattern, how to match up the markings, explained seam allowance, and all those things that help to make your sewing successful. We had the cut material, all pinned against accidental movement, and she told me to sit down. It was as exciting as sitting behind the wheel of a car for the first time when you are learning to drive. We take a folded piece of material for me to practice on, drop the presser foot on it, and she tells me to press the foot pedal to make the machine sew. A miracle! I sat there, tense as all get out, concentrating as hard as I could. And then I started laughing. I mean, laughing my behind off! I was so intent on this brand new thing I was doing, rather than watching the material against the line edge, my head was going up and down with the needle! Go ahead; it’s alright; she laughed, too.

I should probably never tell that story but it’s so innocently sweet, I can’t help myself. And now you won’t be surprised when I tell this …

I’ve watched all of Netflix I care to, a lot of the movies I’d like to see again aren’t on Amazon Prime, I’m bored like a kid during spring break so I needed to find something to capture my attention. I like to play mahjong solitaire but it’s basically a sight game, like a ‘collapse two’ game, matching tiles to remove them from the board. What’s fun, and why it never gets boring, is the puzzles are always in different patterns – sometimes flowers, sometimes letters or numbers, sometimes animal shapes. It has no sound so it doesn’t drive me – or anyone around me – crazy. I enjoy it very much but that much quiet can get to you. What to do? I had binged my favorite series on Netflix so often that I didn’t need to watch them, I could listen to the dialog and follow the stories and only look at them if there was an episode I especially liked, but I’d play mahjong and listen and I was a happy camper. And then, I watched the last episode of the last favorite series and now had nothing to keep me company while I played.

YouTube! Home of the sublime and the ridiculous! I rummaged around for a while and decided on the videos of Alexander Scourby reading the books of the Bible! Brilliant! I can waste time AND improve my soul and spirit at the same time! My day slows down (if that’s possible) around three and so I picked the Book of Matthew to finish today and then started Mark to keep me company when Matthew was finished. I am so grateful no one is around.

Grateful because here I sit, in a room all alone, nodding and agreeing with what Jesus is saying! Disciples ask a question and I answer it. Or, I give editorial comment, such as when the disciples say they can take the baptism that Jesus has (meaning the Cross) and I say, with attitude and head/neck movement, “Right; you THINK you can!”

See? I don’t need a party. I AM a party! I think I’m hilarious!

 

37 Responses to Hilarious!

  1. 39 Pontiac Dream says:

    My advice to anyone who has never been on this wonderful site is that when things are getting crazy and you want the world to slow down a little, come here and read Audre Myers.

    You have a wonderful way of slowing things down and making us remember that the little things – whether sewing, watching a favourite programme or film, taking a walk, enjoying a sunset or reading the Bible – are the things we all set to when all is said and done.

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  2. the unit says:

    I never really learned or received any instruction on how to sew.
    I inherited my grandma’s (born 1893) from my Mom fifteen years ago.
    It’s an electric Singer and very old.
    I’d watched Mom sew on the first one grandma had given her after grannie got her new one.
    So I knew a little about it. Didn’t know names like i.e. Pressor Foot, but know what bobbin is.
    I’ve never cut a pattern and sewed a garment. Maybe a cuff or two sown up on pants that were too long.
    The first one I watched Mom sew on looked like this (she eventually got the electric one).

    Thanks for the memories. Going to have to take the ole Singer in for a tune-up. πŸ™‚

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    • audremyers says:

      We had a treadle Singer, also, but mostly for show.

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      • the unit says:

        That first one got washed out of the house in ’69 from Camille. The one I have is because the old house I grew up in was sold in ’04 before Katrina in ’05, and I’d moved all out then. Also have dad’s watchmaker’s bench with loads of interesting stuff, and a dozen old watches, men’s and women’s, two or three still working. Don’t know what many of the tools are for, but have used a few of the watchband pins stored therein over the years. πŸ™‚
        Yeah, I have a phone that has the time (but just a phone), still I like that thing on my wrist. And I know how to adjust a Speidel watchband to fit. πŸ™‚

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      • NEO says:

        As did we. Mom also had an electric but preferred the old treadle machine. A true conservative.

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        • audremyers says:

          By the time my younger sister came along, Mom already had three kids and ZERO time to sew. But – bless her heart – all our baby shoes (the hard white ones, remember?) were white, white, white, and Mom made sure the laces were, too. Her babies went out looking like magazine models. She spit-shined the house every day. She was exemplary.

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        • NEO says:

          As did mom in both cases,although she would rather have been using the riding mower or grinding valves on the Model T, although she never said so.

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        • the unit says:

          My only sibling, a brother, had ours bronzed by Mom. I just looked as I hadn’t before. Even the shoe laces are bronzed. They were/are book ends. Again thanks to hurricanes, one of mine and one of his remain, Together though will do the job. πŸ™‚
          “People also ask
          Are bronze baby shoes worth anything?
          The secondary market for bronzed baby shoes is minimal to non-existent. Unless the shoes belonged to a famous personality, secondary market value ranges between $10.00 and $15.00.”
          My bro’s (would be 86) one ain’t for sale, so famous by my account. Mine one (only 78)…. make an offer and pay shipping & postage and you got it. πŸ™‚

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        • NEO says:

          I hear that! πŸ™‚

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    • 39 Pontiac Dream says:

      What a beautiful piece of machinery.

      Treasure it, the unit.

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      • the unit says:

        Hi, as mentioned above first one lost. However the early electric is a treasure as well.

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        • 39 Pontiac Dream says:

          Apologies. I was so mesmerised by the image of the antique that I kind of lost track. πŸ™‚

          I love things like that. Not only the way they look but the story behind them. That’s why I love old buildings – I like to know the history and the people who lived in them. It’s the same with meeting new people. You learn about their past, present and future and the stories that shaped their lives. It’s all very interesting.

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    • the unit says:

      deBlasio needed his cuffs altered long ago. Let out or sown in? Ankle bracelets maybe? πŸ™‚

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  3. the unit says:

    PS Wearing a John Alden, of course wind up. Good for 36 hours, but I wind every morning, before I check the weather, Fox News, and emails to see if you or NEO has posted (well, it’s early then, so leave the email screen up so I just have to refresh to see when y’all post πŸ™‚ )
    According to some websites this watch is one of the best of the times, early 70’s, according to others just an imported normal/great Swiss product in an American case.
    Have a rectangular old Bulova, probably from the ’30’s that I need to see about getting working.
    Will have to check who locally can do, before now the Sears fellow worked on the side. Now that’s closed since I last used him.
    Hope I don’t have to send to China to get fixed, also need to do before my riding mower gets fixed or I won’t have time to tend to business πŸ™‚

    What time is it? 9 to 12? or something. πŸ™‚

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  4. the unit says:

    Covid update.
    Yeah, grands are here. A Mom/RN/daughter too ill to care for them. She been working in behavorial medicine department. Several other nurses with symptoms of Covid and maybe been diagnosed with it.
    Daughter tested yesterday. Don’t know when results will come back. However, she was told…
    “if positive, come to work the next day.” Short of help. I guess spit back at the mostly 5150 patients.
    So am I wearing a mask around grands? Must admit, yes…for peace in the valley…and being of age, a ways past 70.
    Doesn’t seem to bother the nearly two year old. If she gets scared I’ll put my old Halloween Richard Nixon mask over the Covid one to cheer her up. πŸ™‚

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    • audremyers says:

      Prayers going up, Unit, for you and yours.

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      • the unit says:

        Thank you Andre. One day at a time. New prayer this evening and in the morning from you and me will help. Amazing how a little Lord lay me down to sleep, let’s me sleep peacefully through the night.
        Don’t know what any Bozo’s, bloggers or commenters at All Along AnyWhere can say about that? Sorta personal seems to me.

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  5. the unit says:

    After reading your blog today, I realize I was listening to ‘Rockin’ Bobbin’. πŸ™‚

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    • audremyers says:

      Laughing.

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      • the unit says:

        PS again, read over at All Along the Watchtower, as I get reminded to do sometimes. πŸ™‚
        Enjoy the discourse. Even Bozo who changed his name.
        Yep, we going to hear the charges and pay accordingly as to His accountant who know better than us what it cost. πŸ™‚

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  6. audremyers says:

    the unit – But in a family, unit, they are priceless. What remains, 86 years later? The love. The love that thought so much of that baby, mommy and daddy had the little shoes bronzed – for posterity; so years and years ahead, someone could take up that little bronzed treasure and say, “That child was so loved.”

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  7. audremyers says:

    NEO – I don’t really understand your “I hear that!” comment.

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    • the unit says:

      I lose track after some number of comments. Think it just means pay your nickle and take your’s ride. Soft peddling in a harder way. πŸ™‚

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    • NEO says:

      Usually, when I use it, it means a soft agreement, mostly because it sounds reasonable but I don’t have enough information to completely agree. Or something in that neighborhood.

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      • audremyers says:

        I wouldn’t have guessed that’s what you meant; I thought you were referring to relative low ‘worth’ of the bronzed item.

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        • NEO says:

          Materially, that simply is. What would you pay for a andom bronzed baby shoe from a random stranger? My range starts and ends at $0.00. Somebody famous, or somebody who was.is close to me could change that.

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  8. audremyers says:

    NEO – got it.

    Like

  9. audremyers says:

    39 Pontiac Dream – The best parts of our favorite UK site and NEO, is the sharing of life stories. Memories and hopes and laughter. I wonder if other folks get the same kind of joy from the sites they go to?

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