Friday, June 28, 2013

My Pink Chucks

 I am overboard with happiness this week! 
Why? Because I have had super hard time finding new shoes lately. SUPER HARD! 
Seriously, Payless discontinued the slightly-heeled slip-on dress shoes I have bought for the last 5 years. 
I like to buy one or two pairs of shoes, and wear them out. I do not like spending over $25 on a pair either. 
I like shoes that can go with everything, and my Payless slip-on worked great.
And then, about 3 months ago, I had epic shoe-fail! I could find nothing in my size, or my shoes broke one day after having them. I had found these awesome Pink Converse this past winter at Ross, but they were not carried in my size. Since then, I have been searching for some generic pink tennies. It seems I was thwarted at every attempt to get any pair of shoes to wear. It was almost time to start duck-taping my old shoes together...

But then.....................................
Need I say more????
Yes, I do.
They go with everything I own too!
They were only $25 at Ross and they were in my size!!

I have never been so thankful to God for a pair of shoes. It really meant so much to get a new pair after not being able to find some for such a long time. I need to be more grateful for the little things in life. Like food on the table and shoes on my feet. There are so many people with basics, we who are blessed should not take them forgranted.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

A Portrait of Time

 Oh magical Days of Summer, when garage sales abound, and treasures are sold for pennies!
Oh magical Days of Rummaging, when history is discarded only  to be found by seeking eyes.
I will never know the name of this family, but I will always now, know their faces.
Who could forget such a fabulous and intriguing foursome?
Who too, can tell who they were, since their names are now lost in time?
I could not let someone's family, dear and beloved as they MUST have been (one can tell the elder lady was just precious by her face) sit in a garage, dusty and uncared for.

To me, I call them the Hudsons: Mr and Mrs Hudson are on the far right, their daughter Alicia Hudson and her presumed fiance-Alec Cunningham on the left. I fancy that Alicia and Alec have had but a short courtship and will marry withen the year.
The year you say? What is the year? I did carefully take the backing from the frame (to prove two things-1. that it is a real print-and it was! 2. To see if there were names and dates)and discovered there were no clues except the photo was taken in Michigan. I am guessing this is pre-titanic era. 1908? 1910? Will we ever know, I am not sure.

Strangest of all was that this dear lady's small print, was sitting near the frame of the family.
Look at her hair and TWO cameos. Her portrait was obviously a few decades prior to the main photo.
I don't even know if she was related. The woman running the sale knew nothing of either this small print or the larger print.

Oh history-how glorious it is to turn back your pages.
But sometimes, your pages are not as full as we would hope.
That is when History becomes a..........mystery.

Your ever curious blogger,

P.S For those who would want to see, here is an original photo I took before I went crazy on :