SHRINKING THE WORLD ... via MY BLOG
In July of 2006 I posted my first blog entry. I had decided that I would put down memories of my long life…as a gift for my three children. Little did I know that this simple act of starting a blog would open the door to an exciting new view of the world and it’s many and varied occupants.
Not only have I corresponded with other bloggers; but I’ve actually met with three of them in person. Then, last night, I was flabbergasted to find that I’ve been following and commenting on the blog of a gal in Texas for over a year who is actually the sister-in-law of one of the girls that I sponsor in the AA program here in North Carolina. We’ve been “blogger friends” without realizing that we were related, too … (in the AA way, at least.)
With these thoughts in mind I thought it would be fun to post some of my favorite comments over the past years, starting with hers:
OMG - Ginnie that is so unbelivable!…What a tiny world we live in!!! Oh she is sooo wonderful, and my brother is soo wonderful too, although a "normie". Isn't this amazing????”
“My husband teases me, because in the 5 years since my mother's death I have grown nostalgic for many of the things that used to drive me crazy to the point of fury!”
“My friend's grandmother lived to be 103.In her nineties she was still delivering meals on wheels. Every 4th of July she was out marching with a neighborhood "ragtag band." …a positive outlook? Oh yes.”
“I found a love letter tonight from my deceased husband and laughed because he said he just couldn't wait until Saturday night. It would be in the paper who would be at the Totem Pole.....it was Glen Miller's Band. We were going to Brockton High School and started dating at 15 & 17 after knowing each other all our lives and were married for 42 AWESOME years before he passed away from cancer.
What wonderful memories of that place. We went as often as his pitiful little grocery store job paycheck would allow. Thank you for the memories. You made my day as I was sitting here missing him so much tonight.”
“I live about 20 minutes from Clyde's (Music) Barn & I go almost every Tuesday Night! I go with my family & friends & the only other place I go on Tuesday's is the Fire Dept I am on. I love going down there & seeing my friends & sing when they can get me on stage,”
“This advertisement, (referring to “The Kid in Upper 4”) inspired me to open an advertising agency, and later, to shift careers and go into talk radio. Thank you for posting it - it hearkens to a time when patriotism was a given, when copywriters were copywriters, when men who sought meaning could find it even on the bulkheads of a commuter train.”
Just a few of the many comments that lighten my day. Keep them coming, please!