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OLD WORDS AND PHRASES

Oh My Goodness!, does this ever bring back a few old word memories and ring a bell? It’s nice to look back though on a few old sayings that have completely escaped most modern vocabularies by now.
Had to share…

“OLD WORDS AND PHRASES REMIND US OF THE WAY WE WORD”

By: Richard Lederer (A remarkable local Linguist).

About a month ago in this space, I illuminated old expressions that have become obsolete because of the inexorable march of technology.

These phrases included: don’t touch that dial, carbon copy, you sound like a broken record and hung out to dry. A bevy of readers have asked me to shine light on more faded words and expressions, and I am happy to oblige:

Back in the olden days we had a lot of moxie. We’d put on our best bib and tucker and straighten up a…

HUMOUR IS THE BEST MEDICINE,

I canot take credit for this little ditty, I had to share~

If you are 36, or To
The Over 40 Crowd, you might think this is hilarious!

“When I was a kid, adults used to bore me to tears with their tedious diatribes about how hard things were. When they were growing up; what with walking twenty-five miles to school every morning…. Uphill… Barefoot… BOTH ways…yadda, yadda, yadda..

And I remember promising myself that when I grew up, there was no way in hell I was going to lay a bunch of crap like that on my kids about how hard I had it and how easy they’ve got it!

But now that I’m over the ripe old age of forty, I can’t help but look around and notice the youth of today. You’ve got it so easy! I mean, compared to my childhood, you live in a damn Utopia! And I hate to say it, but you kids…

After the Dark...................

Long gone are those special precious times..

Alone…
The hours spent in the darkroom…the enthusiasm after a shoot, to charge off, to get the images to the photo lab..
The joy of seeing an image develope before your very eyes; straining to see the mystery of time frozen, unfloalding in the merky chemical baths….
There was a time when the smells in a dark room was adicting.. The dim glow of the red light.. high on the wall..adding to the mystery.
Oh and the rush… the rush to develope the negatives; Or the colour slides.
The pain to make sure the temperatures were just right.
The heartfelt jubilation of an image come to life as I saw it…under the enlarger, trying to picture the negative as a positive…
The sounds of the stainless steel canisters clanging during th…

A Sale everyone... A SALE...

Thank you so much, whoever you are, for buying THREE cards of “ELEPHANT CARVING IN A BEAN”. It’s very much appreciated, believe me, especially as I’m now within pennies of getting my first ever $10 worth of sales.. . Really I’m shocked that I’ve caught some one’s eye, enough to purchase one of my works!

Thank you again

You are at Peace with yourself when~:

You look in the mirror and can smile………..
You enjoy waking up in the morning saying “Another Special Day”…
You enjoy watching TV while eating breakfast…………….
When you drive watching the world go by……………
Seeing a hawk soaring over head in a cloudless blue sky………………
Seeing clouds as large cotton balls!………..
Listening to the “hub bub” in a restaurant and a complete stranger passes the time of day with you……….
Being told “you’ve lost weight”….
Listening to the sounds in the back yard which, drown out the city…
Knowing your kids have struck out on their own road to life………
Time h…

A L O N E am I..........

You know, you are alone when:~
You wake up in the morning and only half the bed it looks like it’s slept in..
You go into the bathroom and there’s only one tooth brush in the holder…
There’s never any sweet smell of a perfume in the house.. or never any smell of home cooking..
You open the fridge and it’s pretty empty…
You make multiple calls on your cell phone to folks you want to say “Hi” to everyone you call doesn’t answer..
You sit in the parking lot of a “Kiss and Ride”, watching the cars come and go, and there’s no one to kiss and ride with..
You get to work and on the way home there’s no one to call and ask “Do we need any milk ?”
You got to a restaurant and you are asked “Table for one?…

Click...... gotcha...............

I’ve been rummaging through my dad’s stuff, in preparation of a pending another move.. and ran across this little diddy. I can’t take credit for it. The writing is in original ink pen, it isn’t my dad’s. I suspect it was a good family friend Claire Gordon, who has been globe trotting since I was a boy. My last contact with her was in Pasadena California USA, 1971. I heard the family moved to Hong Kong, any way if it’s not hers, I apologize. I do feel it’s special otherwise my dad wouldn’t have saved it.. I’d like to share with my fellow redbubblers… It is My title…….

He tried her on the lawn,
He tried her on the chair,
he tried her on the window sill,
But, he couldn’t get her there.

He tried her on the couch,
And up …

Reached another Milestone............... 200,000 plus views..

Thanks to “Rebubblers”… I have reached and broken that goal, 201,885 views, with 3300 images; which reflects an average of 61 views per image. Thank you all for the support over the years… nice feeling, when one is alone, to know your images are being seen and folks are commenting on your work.. Thank you again…
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