"Another Calendar year. I wonder what 1956 will bring"?
I can just hear my Mama saying that as she tacked this 1956 Calendar on the kitchen wall beside the refrigerator and above the stove.
That was before the 'frig' had it's own niche like they do today.
It stood there all white and bigger'n Dallas...to a ten year old...next to the stove and by the back door.
That seemed to be the best place for the calendar, according to my Mama and Daddy. You see, they were both Real Tall...to a ten year old...and they could see way up there above the stove where by the end of the year the calendar showed every one of it's 365 days of cooking three meals a day without a 'VentAHood'. And, if Mama wasn't in the kitchen, the light was 'Turned OFF'...that was 'The Rule'...and this GRIT was not Tall enough to see what day it was much less turn on the light switch.
When I think back over the years growing up, my minds eye seems to always picture Mama in the Kitchen.
And, you know, I don't have a single photo of her in the kitchen.
I posted about her kitchen back last year...which wasn't so long ago in 2009.
Mama's Kitchen and Red Gingham Curtains...
if 'YaWanna' TimeTravel and see a Thrift Store Find that so reminded me of Mama's Kitchen.
I bet your Mama had them, too.
Here's where this GRIT 2010 kitchen calendar resides.
Yep, some things never change...like a New Year Calendar in the Kitchen.
Some things change a bunch...like the New Year Calendar by the PHONES.
Shoot, we didn't even have OnePhone in the whole house in 1956, much less TWO Phones.
A Land line for all those TeleMarketeers to interrupt our suppers, and the
Cell Phone so I can 'Reach Out and Touch Anybody, Anytime, Anywhere!
And here's the funny thing, I can visit with Mama while we are both in the our kitchens, talkin on OUR CELL PHONES! Yep, Mama has a CellPhone. I won't go into how she doesn't use the Contact List or why I can't leave her a Message. Let's just say she's 'OldPhoneSchool' and keeps her Planner~Address Thingy up to date. And then there's the List of Numbers taped to the back of her CellPhone.
Here's Mama in January 1956.
She was 28 years old, and for a Girl Raised in Iowa, she sure looks like a Texas Gal.
Love your Haaiirrr, Mama!
Love your Jeans and Dad's Belt Buckle!
Love You Then and Love You Now!
PS...I wish I still had that bike. Boy, was I surprised on my Birthday that January!
PPS...BTW, Mama, about that question, "Wonder what 1956 will bring"...
nine months after this picture was taken, another GRIT joined our Family.
She's the greatest gift a big sister could have..Thankye Bunches!