Sometimes random thoughts collide and the subsequent activity causes me to
ponder about happenings from my past; the following is a collection of
thoughts that will remain unrelated, except as remarkable entries into my
catalog of numerous memories.
hearing the news release that plain water will be marketed in clear plastic
bottles, I remember thinking, who is the audience that will purchase water;
it is virtually free from either the spigot or the water cooler. That was
years ago of course and the novelty of consuming bottled water has reached
its peak and in some households something we rarely purchase anymore, not
because of the tasteless and costly content, but because of the
environmentally unfriendly container. Remember, nowadays we have to think
green and consider our carbon footprint thingy.
remember pondering, who in the world wants the news available twenty-four
hours a day, seven days a week? When the virtually unknown Ted Turner of
Atlanta introduced a new channel, in 1980 that broadcast continuous news it
became an innovation to the industry; today, no matter your political
druthers, you can easily locate a news broad cast and observe history in the
ago, I distinctly remember the spring afternoon that I donned my sporty
navy-blue pants suit and visited the modern Piggly Wiggly grocery store in
Dawson, Georgia; I was unprepared for little-ladies turning away in
embarrassment because of my outlandish attire. My mother never attended a
public event, except an occasional Saturday afternoon game of Little League
baseball, wearing slacks; my generation precipitated the daily wearing of
pants by females. The following generations of women may never again don
skirts and dresses.
many years ago I had the same thoughts about watching an entire day
of cooking shows. However, there is a lady entrepreneur, born one year
before me, in the same hospital, Phoebe Putney, in Albany, Georgia, who has
taken the cooking of common food into an industry that carries her name.
Kudos to Paula Deen for becoming an industry giant by preparing and serving
good food, and working tirelessly to publicize her family restaurant.
not know the importance at the time, but deciding to take two years of
typing in high school has evolved into one of my great pleasures in life;
capturing fascinating language and assembling it into stories has become a
diversion in which I take great pride.
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