A Haven for Vee

Wednesday, September 21, 2022

478

 


1. Volume 478. Sounds like a lot. Where were you in 1978? If you weren't born where were you in 2008? 

Four hundred seventy-eight is a lot, Joyce! Thank you for hosting and coming up with all these questions over the years.

In April 1978, I was married and living in Arizona with my husband who was stationed at Fort Huachuca. I had two children, a two and a half year old little girl and a newborn son. By November of 1978, we drove back across the country home to Maine just in time to be horrified  by the big news of the day—The Jonesboro Massacre. I still shudder thinking about that

2. Raise your hand if you remember records playing at a speed of 78 rpm? What's a topic that when it comes up you 'sound like a broken record'? 


The past two years politically speaking. 

3. What's the last thing you recorded in some way? 

This. It's the very last thing that I have recorded. Thank goodness for blogs. Otherwise, I might not know what's going on. 

4. Thursday is the first day of fall (in the northern hemisphere). How do you feel about the changing seasons? Something you're looking forward to this fall? 

It is my favorite time of year and I am hoping my daughter will take me for our annual foliage drive. I'd be fine with changing seasons if winter never came. 

5. In what way (or ways) are you like the apple that didn't 'fall far from the tree'? 

Too many to count. I run a little hot like my father. I look a lot like my mother and see her every morning in my mirror. 

6. Insert your own random thought here

Today my sister and her grands will join me. Last week, we went to visit my daughter in her new home. We went out to eat at Applebee's. The children behaved so well and ate their dinners all up. My sister said of this photo, "I look like mom from behind." Yes, well that makes two of us. 





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Love,

Vee 

24 comments:

  1. My little brother was born in February of 1978. I was 8 1/2. Remember when you'd count that extra half a year?? Ha ha

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  2. In April of 1978, I was finishing high school, Ron was finishing college, and we were planning a summer wedding! I, too, remember those 78 RPM records. Record players were such fun! Glad to hear that Laurel has moved into her new home and that you have been able to visit. I'm sure that she is happy you have seen it. I don't think we ever outgrow the desire for our parents' approval. But let's not talk about those "from behind" views, okay? 😂

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  3. Hi Vee,

    I love reading the Wednesday Hodge Podge answers posted by you and Ellen (The Happy Wanderer). :D I was a senior in high school in 1978, preparing to go off to a large university in a large city. Turns out, that wasn't such a good fit for me, but I've never regretted the experience. I don't remember 78 records -- only 33's and 45's. Hal and I sound like broken records every day -- politically speaking. I, too, run a little hot like my father and look a lot like my mother. I could see the physical resemblance to my mom a lot more when I was younger.

    I loved your post, Vee. Enjoy your upcoming fall days!!

    Hugs,

    Denise at Forest Manor

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  4. You jogged my memory here Vee! Had forgotten (like many things lately) that you were at Fort Huachuca back in the day. We were last there at Thanksgiving last year - Bob's brother still lives in Sierra Vista. Nice weather - especially in winter!
    In 1978 we had just settled into the southern life having left New England for North Carolina - transferred by Bob's company, AIG. Never thought we'd still be here 44 years on. Still wish we had moved to Maine - always my favorite NE state - wanted to live in Ogunquit where we spent so many summer days in the 60's and -70's.
    I too look like my dear mother now - it's all to do with the silver hair!!!!
    Sending hugs Vee X

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  5. Lovely post, Vee!

    I'm so glad you could visit Laurel in her new home. Is this one closer to you, or about the same? I'm sure you have said, but I can't remember.

    I've always thought I looked more like my dad, but in recent years I do see more of a resemblance to my mother at times. I think it is the curly gray hair -- though her hair was always permed and mine is not.

    Fall is my absolute favorite season, hands-down. But I'm sure you knew that.

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    1. Well her new town has an exit right off I-95 so that makes it handy, but really, it's half a dozen of one and six of the other.

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  6. 478 is a lot of Hodge Podge questions. Amazing that she is able to keep coming up with ideas. I imagine after reading this we are all looking back and trying to remember what life was like then. I was two years out of high school and one year before meeting my future husband.
    I sure hope you and Laurel get to go on that annual foliage drive. Keep us posted.

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  7. In April of 1978 I was in my first year of marriage and working at an insurance agency. It was a very different world back then. I see my mother when I look in the mirror, too. I hope you get to enjoy the beautiful fall colours.

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  8. Here I am in Woodstock, the other older Woodstock, enjoying reading your answers to the Hodgepodge. Across the country with two little ones is no easy task. So is that the massacre where the saying emerged, "don't drink the koolaide", so horrifying. I do hope you have that fall foliage drive right at the peak! I see my mom in the mirror often, too. In 1978 I was pregnant with our first son and teaching 2nd grade. Happy Fall to you, Vee!

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  9. In 1978 I was married, had two kids, 6 and 4 living in Puerto Rico when Ken was stationed at Sabana Seca.
    Always nice reading your answers.

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  10. Hi Vee~ These questions are very though provoking! In 1978 I had a new baby, my second, a boy. I had been married for 4 years, we lived in a mobile home, and we thought it was a castle! I love records, and yes, I loved my 78's. I still play records, they are better than the radio or Pandora ;0) And, whenever I speak, I hear my mom's voice. But, when I look in the mirror, I see my dad. Hugs, Barb

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  11. I was a freshman in college in 1978. I don't remember even knowing about 78 records until some years later when hubs and I encountered them at a garage sale or something like that. I remember buying them, and playing them then. And oh my goodness... I become my mother more with each passing year.

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  12. We must be around the same age. In 1978 my kids were 7, 5, and 1. I was a very busy young Pastor's wife trying to keep up with everything at church and at home as well. It was a very challenging time for me, but God saw me through (to the next challenge! LOL). I love the picture of your sister and niece and kids...they look so happy and busy. And I love Applebee's. Haven't been to one in a long time as the closest one is at least an hour away. I remember my son Matthew used to always call it "Applebutts". LOL. Oh, I do remember the Jonesboro massacre. That was horrible. Wow. My dad had a collection of 78 rpm records. He loved to sit and play them and enjoy the old music of his "day". Someone bought all of his record collection after he died. And when I look in the mirror I am not sure who I am...partly my Dad, partly my Mom, but my husband says I look more like my Dad every day. I'd prefer to look like my Mom as she was very pretty, but I am Daddy's little girl. He and I were both redheads...the only ones in the family. Okay, enough. I enjoyed hearing from you again. You need to write more often! I always enjoy your posts.

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    1. My great-nephew, daughter, sister, and great-niece ☺️ It was my daughter's day off. My niece was busy working.

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  13. I was 15 in 1978, a sophomore in high school. I remember the Jonestown massacre. Terrible. Your great nephew and niece are well behaved and that makes it fun to spend time together!

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  14. My daughter, Amber, was a year old in 1978 and I was taking a test for my real estate license. I never enjoyed selling real estate and didn't stick with it. I was looking for a way to make a living staying at home and that's when I started thinking about teaching art classes. I look very much like my mother too!

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  15. Regarding Fall -- I wish I could enjoy YOUR autumn season. But with that said, I am embarking on my 6th autumn in Florida right now (plus one other from 20-some years ago) and am starting to appreciate the SUBTLE (very subtle) changes that autumn brings to my area.

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  16. I enjoyed your memories Vee. I was just a wee one in 1978, 5 years old, lol! I am glad you are enjoying such a special time with your sister, and her grands! Fall is coming slower here this year, and I am enjoying each beautiful day. Trees are just now starting to turn. I remember your leaf peeping trip with Laurel, hope you get to do it again this year! Happy Fall to you!

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  17. I love reading your answers, Vee. I had two kids by 1978, too, and two more came in 1980 and 1983. I do remember 78 speed records, and I see my mom in the mirror, too. Happy Fall! 🍁

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  18. Enjoyed reading your answers, Vee, I hope you get to venture out to see the beautiful fall foliage, I could bypass winter, too, even though it is never as cold as Maine, you know I just have to have something to complain about, you should here me complaining about the humidity here in summer, it has been the worst this year!
    Thank you for visiting the blog, You asked about what I use the jam for, well, just about anything, toast, biscuits, thumb print cookies, and right out of the jar, but i don't double dip~wink~
    I am with you on the political scene, just when I think things couldn't get any worse, The politicians come up with something worse to top the previous mess!
    We are hunkered down for this tropical storm, wind, lots of rain. My heart just breaks for the devastation in Florida!
    Think of you so often,
    Love,
    Sue

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  19. 1978? I had two pre-school sons and a daughter born that October. I was 26 years old...and I felt much older than that. LOL Your responses always make me smile. I like your segue from 'the apple that didn't fall far from the tree' to Applebee's. Hope your fall foliage tour happens again.

    I tried commenting from my phone but to no avail. So this is a PC comment...in more ways than one.

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  20. Always fun to read your answers to these questions, Vee. In 1978, I had graduated college and working at my first job. I do remember 78 records and had a collection in a carrying case (remember those?) People tell me I resemble my late mother in looks, but I think my temperament is more like my late father's.

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  21. Finally figured out how to comment again on your posts - ugh! Apparently I had "cookies and pop-ups" blocked on my computer. Not sure how that happened. At least now it lets me comment. Your hodgepodge answers are always delightful and interesting. In 1978 we were preparing our house in the city for sale and pacing the floors as interest rates were double digit and we were buying a farm! I still have my 78 records and have used them as decor for parties (along with my old roller skates as vases - lol). Here's to October ... enjoy!

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    1. Ah yes, because my comment page is considered a "pop up" that was the problem. I like my comment page as it is because readers can easily scroll back to the post without losing their comments. I think.

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