Last Day of Being 57!
Here is a fine photo of me, enjoying the last day of my year long celebration! I've got my childhood skate key around my neck and my Grinnell College sweatshirt on!
In 1957 when I first moved to Grinnell, I was too young to skate. It was probably around 1962 that I started skinning my knees on those Grinnell sidewalks, all buckled from Elm tree roots!
Please don't look too carefully or you'll see I'm only wearing one skate... the one I recently bought for $1.75 at an antique store. I am a thrifty shopper! The skate had no strap, so I created my own. The key tightened the clamps nicely onto my moccasin, which I wore since I have no saddle shoes. As for skating? I wish I could say it all came back like riding a bike, but with only one skate it was more like a scooter. Buckled sidewalks? Nope, just a lot of oak blossoms from the live oaks... ready to cushion my fall!
57 Celebrations of the Fifties!
April 9, 2014...My BYB!
I don't remember the 1950's, since they ended when I was 2. But since I turned 57 today and this is my BYB (Birth Year Birthday) I'm going to just appreciate the flavor of 1957! My goal is to celebrate in at least 57 simple ways throughout the year! I will dabble in the fashion, the foods, the music and the culture of those times...just for the fun of it!