My hope is that this blog is like a visit between friends. I enjoy hearing from you and will try to reply to you in the comment section right after your comment, so stop back by and continue the conversation. - Patty

May 25, 2012

viewer's choice - give away day 5

I hope you have enjoyed this weeks give away questions as much as I have.  Your comments brought so many wonderful memories back to mind.  I wonder sometimes if kids still enjoy the simple games of youth that we did.  My grandson lives with us so he is heavily influenced by my husband and his childhood memories.  His favorite past times are trains and cowboys.  To see this 21st century little four year old play Marshall Dillon truly warms my heart.  It amazes me how many little boys don't know how to play cowboys any more...


I guess I'm sounding kind of old.  Before you know it I will be recanting stories of how "when I was a child we had to walk two miles through the snow just to get to school".  I'm not quite that bad but I do remember life without cable and having only one television set and that belonged to my dad when he was home.  The only remote control he had was the five children he fathered.  If we didn't like what was on then we better figure out how to entertain ourselves.



I suppose every generation will have their good old days, including this current one.  Time marches on, there aint' no stopping it...Really, that isn't such a bad thing. 


I can't imagine living without the modern cleaning appliances I have in my home...I love my new state of the art sewing machine and the extra television I have in my craft room.  Do you remember when making a long distance phone call was billed by the minute?  And where would I be without the Internet and my connection to all of you.


Thank you all for your wonderfully kind comments on the merchandise I shared with you this week. I thought I would end the give aways with a $25.00 credit to my Etsy shop and let you choose the item of your choice.  Remember it won't open until June 1st. 

If you haven't left a comment on each day you would like a chance to win on, then go ahead and do so.  I will leave the comments open until midnight PST Sunday, May 27, 2012.  Monday morning I will draw the five winners and post them on Tuesday.


If you aren't already following me and you like what you read here, would you mind following?  It let's me (and any other blogger) know that what I share resonates with you and brings you encouragement, inspiration or joy...hopefully all three.  If you just joined me recently...welcome.

I have some garage sales to hit on Saturday and a couple of BBQ's this Memorial Day weekend.   I hope you have something fun planned, too.

Have a wonderful weekend and I will see you all on Tuesday.

xo, Patty


***contest closed

47 comments:

  1. I have enjoyed your week of memories . . . Today your Radio Flyer is giving me an idea for my garden . . . Enjoy your weekend . . .

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  2. Love your planter wagon, looks fabulous. Re: phones, we had a black rotary dial on a "party line" - the elderly ladies who lived across on the hill would listen to every teenage conversation I had with a boy, and I was always mortified! Haha, I lived to tell about it!!!

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  3. Love the planted wagon. Nice nostalgic memories too. :)

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  4. Patty,
    I would love a credit to your etsy shop. Looking forward to seeing what you have!

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  5. I would love a wagon to plant in.....fun, fun.

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  7. I am so looking forward to the opening of your shop :o)

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  8. I enjoy all of your posts. Your blog is so Welcoming! I am loving your little Radio Flyer planter. Very nice! What a great week this was. Have a lovely weekend!

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  9. Loving that Radio Flyer palnter!! Looking for one, but they are hard to come by here!

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  10. It has been so much fun this week "remembering when" on your blog. Have a wonderful holidy!

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  11. Ahh! Radio Flyer! My Granny used to drag me around in one of these. Thanks for posting this and giving me that memory back!
    I can't wait to see you shop!
    -Denise

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  12. I love the red wagon! If my little one wouldn't pull it away I would do the same!

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  13. Oh don't you love your wagon? You always make things so darling. Love to come up to your house and see your sweet porch. And yes it is so good to see little boys play BOY games. Quinn talks about him. You will have to bring him over again to play and we will let the chickens run about while we are out there.

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  14. Isn't looking back fun. Yes, the children today don't know how to creatively play. I was always outdoors, mostly playing alone.....no neighbors. My kids were outside all day as well. My children try really hard to do fun things with their children that isn't connected to an electronic device.
    Oh how I remember the party line. Can you imagine. It waasn't that long ago that you were charged by the minute for long distance. I think some people still are.
    Happy Memorial Day.

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  15. What a wonderful giveaway today! I'm looking forward to visiting your Etsy shop.
    The wagon full of flowers is just the inspiration I needed to get started in my yard...better late than never! : )

    I recently dragged my son's old "bouncing horse" out of storage. My grandkids love him...just the other day my 4 year granddaughter asked for a cowboy hat so she could be a real cowboy! I'll have to tellher about Marshall Dillon!

    Have a great weekend Patty!

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  16. Fun post.. Have a wonderful weekend

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  17. Hi!
    Great memories.. good and not so good, they all make us who we are :)

    We never even had t.v growing up.
    My dad felt that our time could be spent better on other things, and he loved to take us places and teach us new things. He was the finest man I have ever known.

    Hope you have a fun, and safe weekend.

    {{hugs}}
    Kerin

    p.s you know that I already follow you and am a big fan :)

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  18. Patty,
    Looking forward to your etsy shop. Thank you so much for having all these chances to win. I carry the little tote I won from you a while back all the time.
    Yes we did PLAY a lot more then I THINK, JUMP ROPE JACKS, SAND BOXES, SMALL SWIMMING POOLS THAT NEVER KEPT THE AIR IN. oH sorry caps.
    Have a great weekend.
    Nancy Jo

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  19. LOVE that wagon. Just told my husband last night I wanted one. Thanks for the inspiration. Have a great weekend.
    Betty

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  20. It's been fun participating in your 'going down memory lane' week. Things and topics that I had not really considered, enjoying the beautiful photos and reading the comments has been a joy. The items you are giving away are too adorable and I pray you great success in your new endeavors. Have a great weekend my friend.

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  21. love your little red wagon - i have one too!!! my favorite "olden days" memory is when my now 20 year old daughter said to me one day a couple years ago when referring to a vinyl record album, "mom, what were those old fashioned cd's called?"

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  22. I've enjoyed reading these looking back posts. We had a wagon, but I don't know if it was a Radio Flyer - maybe just the Sears brand. I also never learned to ride a bike because of my brothers. They kept riding theirs down the hill in front of our house - where there was the potential to ride right in the path of a car. So, my dad took their bikes apart, and I was never allowed to get one. (Great story, isn't it? I still give my brothers a hard time for denying me that chance. hehehe)

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  23. Hello Patty! What a WONDERFUL post...it's something that my hubby and I were talking about yesterday. We were discussing how children nowadays feel they need to be entertained by TV or Video games and they don't get outside and have fun like they used to when we were kids or even our own kids. It's sad really. Those days of the neighbors sitting out on their front porches visiting and watching the kids run around or ride bikes out front seem to be gone forever. It's great to read how your Grandson loves playing with the old toys...I'm sure it's a wonderful feeling to see that. He's a lucky little boy to have you and Grandpa. Thanks for stopping by today..my goodness you were up early! Have a wonderful Memorial Day :) Maura

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  24. We are of the same era, so I love your reminiscing! When my four new grandchildren moved into the farm, they ignored the toys and played with wagons, chickens and old buckets. My newest granddaughter is under two and loves the antique pony rocker in my house. Maybe, like your grandson, kids just need to see these things to start having old fashioned fun.

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  25. I've had a great time this week following and enjoying the memories. Would you believe I've never been a follower on your site. But I have you on my blog list on my site so I'm here every time you post!!

    I as a Grammie try to bring back some old along with the new games, ideas and fun when the grand kids are over. I sure hope they will have fond memories of my house. I know they will remember my yard for all the help they do, the play and of course the chickens.

    I'm staying home this weekend but I now will be planting my old wagon for I love yours so much.

    Thanks for the fun memories!!

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  26. I love the flowers in the wagon! I plan to plant some flowers in an old dresser drawer...we'll see how it turns out! Please consider this my entry for your giveaway!

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  27. Lovely blog...looking forward to following along and enjoying
    more - have a wonderful weekend.

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  28. Like you, our grandson lives with us, and he looks to his "Geeps" for modeling too. It is so fun to watch the interaction!!!
    Have a wonderful weekend. I would love to be one of the winners of your terrific giveaways!!
    XO Kris

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  29. I agree that kids today probably don't play enough games using their imagination. Technology has taken over, I'm afraid! My 11 yr old son is certainly guilty of that. Thank goodness for art class in school and legos at home though.

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  30. I have so much been 'with you' as you shared about your past memories....they sound so familiar! I love the way you've planted up that wagon you got. It looks lovely. Joan

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  31. I love this post. Brings back memories of walking 2 miles to school in a snowstorm. Just kidding. But I do remember when we had party lines on the phone. You would pick up the phone to call someone and there were your neighbors talking.
    I love how your grandson likes to play cowboy.
    Looking forward to your Etsy shop.
    Have a great Memorial Day weekend.

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  32. I went and got an older phone for our house yesterday. It's push button but connects directly to our land line and uses no electricity. It will come in handy when we get tornadoes down here so I can call my folks and let them know I'm OK cause sometimes I forget to charge my cellphone. One thing we used to do when we were growing up is my parents, my brother and I would play monopoly and 500 rummy on rainy days and on the weekends. We had badminton and lawn darts (remember them) and of course our bicycles with sissy bars. When we were really young we would sit and make mud pies in the driveway. We rode the bus and the only time our mother would take us to school is if we missed the bus and we better not have done that.

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  33. The radio flyer with flowers is so pretty. The only modern appliance I am no fan of is the microwave and right now I do not have one at our yellow house and I am not missing it one bit.

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  34. I had to chuckle at your memories. I remember getting up to change the channel on our black and white set. Yes, entertaining ourselves without electronics. What a concept. Riding bikes. Playing softball. A board game. Soooo last century.

    Thanks for the smile! What a pleasure to meet you.

    -debber

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  35. Love your wagon planter. Those yellow flowers ~ I can't think of their name right now... Don't you just love those. They bloom all summer and will even last into the next year. I've had some going on three seasons now. I saw a beautiful one that was purple with a yellow center at Lowe's or Home Depot this past weekend. I wish I had picked one up then. I'll have to go back, but I'm waiting to see what's at the real garden nursery out by the airport. It's quite a drive so those trips are not quite so frequent. Take care, P.S. The dress you showed Monday is fabulous. I loved the fabric you chose.

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  36. My Son had a wagon like that. Wished we could have kept it. Good Luck on your etsy shop.

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  37. Hi Patty - I laughed out loud when you said your father had 5 remote controls! My father had 6 but as there is 14 years between oldest and youngest, he probably only had 2 or 3 in the house at any given time...J

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  38. I love that wagon!
    Enjoy your week-end!
    I am already a follower of your blog!

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  39. This has been one of the most fun giveaways! You have been very generous :)

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  40. What a fun week it has been here and that wagon is fabulous! Happy weekend!

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  41. Oh, I just love your "Flexible Flyer" planter! I'm always dreaming that someday I'll stumble across one at a yard sale or thrift store... Of course, it would have to be somewhere they don't know what a gem they have ;-)

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  42. I love that wagon planter. So cute. I'm a new follower.

    Babe
    youiesmom@att.net

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  43. Patty,
    I HAVE enjoyed this week's post! Enjoy your weekend and your BBQ's...our first Annual Cook~out of the season was last night! What an enjoyable evening! Have a wonderful weekend!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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  44. I just started following you but I could have sworn I thought I already was...dear me! I think it's the familiar faces I see on other blogs and it makes me think I know you already! It's like your own personal, handpicked neighborhood!
    I love your wagon and your mission for your blog and you satisfy all 3 with me! I'll go back and visit your other postings from this week. I came over from Elaine's.

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  45. I love your wagon garden. I have a wagon too and haven't thought what to do this summer with it. You gave me some great ideas. :) Kit

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  46. Lovely wagon planter, great series of posts, have a wonderful weekend.

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  47. Hi Patty ~ I love the red wagon planted with flowers! Can't wait to see your etsy shop, too.

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