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Sunday, October 2, 2011

* Nostalgic Sundays *

   A beautiful Sunday in October.


"Opie. Aren't you a bit chilly in that short sleeved shirt?"
"Heck no, Aunt Bee. I'm a kid."

(The above dialogue is not from the show. They are my words.)

Why did adults always think we needed a coat or sweater just because they were cold? And how many of us do that today?  

My back yard neighbor's...taken in 2009.
My front yard and street...taken in 2009.

No, the fall colors are not like this yet, but I eagerly anticipate them.
 
 
 
"Once you begin looking, you may be surprised to discover just how much joy your world has to offer." --Thomas Kinkade

17 comments:

  1. You have me there - I used to make the kids dress warm - hehe.

    Now I'm hot!

    Your street looks lovely.

    Happy Sunday.

    sandie

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  2. Hah! My son is still trying to wear shorts and sleeveless shirts! I'm always freezing, so I guess I think everyone else is cold, too.

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  3. I am afraid your trees might have such rich color this year, Becky. Our famous maples trees in town are only beginning to show shades of autumn and those are muted. I judge by a row of small red maples at police station. When we arrived back in town, they were all turned--but not the brillant red, more like a russet or very dark scarlet. The heat horror of summer still lingers around to haunt us!!!!

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  4. This struck a chord Becky! I was always telling my daughters to wrap up warm. Hee Hee! I can quite see why you are looking forward to those lovely autumn colours.

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  5. I used to overdress my daughter 'til she was sweating and complaining. But, I was cold so...

    Love the photos Becky. We don't see fall like that where I live. It's more like summer here.

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  6. I'm looking forward to those fall colors, too. And to being able to wear my jacket and encourage my grandkids to do the same!

    ;)

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  7. I have always made my kids put on something warmer when I'm cold. It's just what moms do! haha! Pretty pictures, Becky! Happy Sunday to you. :-)

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  8. When my daughter was little, she would strip off as soon as we got home. She was always "hot". A few years later, our babysitter told me, oh, I'm like that too ... don't make her wear a coat, she'll be fine.

    Me, I never leave home without a sweatshirt, even in the summer.

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  9. I find that today's kids act like the adults of yesteryear. My classroom was 75 degrees on Friday. A fourth of the class said they were "freezing" and another fourth said they were "burning up". I left the thermostat where it was for the rest of us who were fine.

    Funny how wearing shorts, tank tops, and flip-flops makes you cold, and wearing jeans and hoodies makes you hot. Perhaps they should reconsider their wardrobe choices. Or maybe they were just taking advice from their parents!

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  10. I, too, eagerly anticipate the explosion of color.

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  11. I left this comment around 2:30. It showed up with the others. And now it's gone! I'll give it one more try.

    I find that today's kids are like the parents of yesteryear. They expect people to adjust to THEIR internal temperature.

    It was 75 degrees in my classroom on Friday. One fourth of the students said they were FREEZING. One fourth of the students said they were BURNING UP. I left the thermostat where it was, for the rest of us, who were just right.

    Funny how wearing shorts, tank tops, and flip-flops will make you freeze, and wearing jeans and hoodies will make you burn up. I don't suppose it ever crossed their minds to adjust their garb, depending on the weather forecast.

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  12. Cool photos, Becky.

    It's strange how I get cold when I see teens out in tank tops and flip flops when it's below freezing.

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  13. Beautiful pictures, I LOVE fall!! And I love the Kinkade quote, I hadn't seen that one before and it's perfect.

    Have a great week, Becky! :)

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  14. Aloha Becky,
    Very interesting question Becky. The stage of my life that I'm in now, my grand babies would freeze! I'm rarely ever cold. Hahaha.
    Love your photos. We don't get to see weather change colors here in Hawaii. Now that is something I do miss.
    Have a great week!
    Warm hugs to you.

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  15. Hey everyone! Thanks for stopping by. I always love reading y'alls comments!

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  16. Of course I made my kids wear a jacket when they didn't want to...it's what moms do!
    Love the gorgeous fall colors. What a beautiful season!

    Pat
    www.critteralley.blogspot.com

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