Wednesday, December 07, 2011

December 7, 1941

San Francisco, 1941

In December, 1941, I was 11 months old.

In the '40's I remember my Father wearing hats, suits,
smoking a pipe and people rolling cigarettes.
I saw my first television in a store window display.
Ladies wore hats, gloves, nylons with
a seam down the back
and two toned open toed shoes.

In the fifties I rode those cable cars
and traveled around San Francisco, Golden Gate Park,
and Playland At The Beach.
Learned to swim in the Flyshacker Pool.
and the City looked much the same as in the video.
There were even some of the old cars around.

Growing up I was afraid of war.
Afraid of being bombed.
In the 40's whenever I heard a plane fly over I would worry.
I guess I saw too many newsreels at the movies.
The cold and hot wars have always
been simmering somewhere in the world.

I wish for
Peace in the world.


December Quotes
My Favorite Quotations On Giving


7 - Whatever you think the world is withholding from you,
you are withholding from the world.
Whatever you think people are withholding from you
-- praise, appreciation, assistance, loving care, and so on
-- give it to them.
You cannot receive what you don't give.
Outflow determines inflow.
~ Eckhart Tolle

6 - The most satisfying thing in life
is to have been able to give a large part of oneself to others.
~ Pierre Teilhard De Chardin

5 - What we gave, we have;
What we spent we had;
What we left, we lost.
~ Tyron Edwards

4 - We make a living by what we get.
we make a life by what we give.
Sir Winston Churchill

3 - What a child doesn't receive he can seldom later give. P.D.James

2. - May no gift be too small to give, nor too simple to receive,
which is wrapped in thoughtfulness,
and tied with love. L.O.Baird

1. - We should give as we would receive, cheerfully,
quickly, and without hesitation;
for there is no grace in a benefit that sticks to the fingers. ~Seneca


Terry and Linda said...

I loved your memories...some are very close to mine although I grew up in the country.


lisa said...

Very nice post Callie!