Dear Helen Hartman,
YOU WENT VINTAGE HUNTING ON VACATION? Don’t you think that’s, uh, a bit MUCH? WHEN WILL YOU REALIZE ENOUGH IS ENOUGH?
LOVE to hear your thoughts on MODERATION, please.
Dear LOVES the ALL CAPs ONE,
Excuse me but what is this word… moder…? Moderation? Hmmm. Thinking. Thinking. Thinking. Huh. It doesn’t seem to be in Helen’s vocabulary! When is enough enough? Well, that depends what you are talking about. If you’re talking people will snippy attitudes, then I’ve already had enough to fill me for a lifetime, thank you very much.
|"What ever happened to frisky unmarried couples who signed in with no luggage and fake names? At least they felt properly ashamed of themselves to park out of the way and not to wake us up in the middle of the night."|
|"Could this possibly BE more fun?" "I dunno, come back a few cocktails from now and we'll see!"|
Photo taken by my Uncle George of good times on the houseboat in Louisiana
|The 'girls' of my family circa last week in Oklahoma - if you carry your joy with you, you never run short!|
I don’t know about you but I think it’s that way with most people and always has been! Of course there are some exceptions:
We even have a term for an abundance of blessing here in the South.
It’s called a gracious plenty.
|Country Gentlemen from the 30s|
These are just a few samples of the great magazines from the 40s, 50s, and 60s that will be informing my decisions for the rest of the year!
Ladies magazines, were among the haul, you KNOW Helen can't wait to learn the way things ought to be from them and pass them along to you all so as to get you to behave properly - so Helen doesn't have to!
So if vintage hunting, or houseboating or dressing dummies up like smiling folksy fiendish killers makes you happy (you sick, twisted dummy dressing maniac, you) and doesn’t hurt anyone, why not indulge to your hearts content? How much fun is too much, after all?
Helen is asking, seriously. Because she has been having so much she has started to forget things... only NOT that dummy, that she will never forget.
Okay, vintage hunting might not be for everyone but to me it beats driving across the country to see a giant wedge of cheese (that isn’t even THAT giant, btw). So enough already, lighten up and have a little fun.
Joining Time Travel Thursday at Brambleberry Cottage today.