Saturday, February 23, 2013

List of jobs you had from the first to now or the last job you had?

What did your first job teach you?OB-MQ762_JC0220_G_20110219162636

1. Although it was my Grandpa’s cotton, I was 8 years old. I had my own cotton sack that he made for me. It was hard work. I picket for 2 days and made 75 cents.

2. At the age 10 I washed coke glasses for Peter’s Drug store fountain & Cafe. My Mom was the manager. I made 45 cents an hour. And all the cherry coke I could drink.

3. Baby sitter for neighbor. I usually came home with about 3.00. That was great, it kept me in nylons and hair spray. age 12.

4. From 12 to 16 I mostly did Baby sitting. And at the end of summer picked cotton for my Grandpa.

5. Worked a short time for the richest lady in Placerville, California. Cleaned, listened to her till stories, and had been told she was mean, but I thought she was nice. We had tea together. She gave me a dollar twice a week. This was a short job because I couldn’t always get a ride.

6. Continued to Baby sit, it got me things that I needed. We lived to far from town for me to get a real job.

7. I got married at 18 and Arney did not want me to work, so he took care of us as long as he could. My first job after getting married was at the fruit shed doing food packs for the Army. Made 1.10 an hour. Thought I was going to freeze to death.

8. Worked at Sears in the Candy department. Worked there until cars were being turned over in the parking lot. 1965.

9. worked at Fabric King, fabric cutter. I had more fabric at home than anyone should have. But I could buy it for 10 cents a yard.

10. Worked at K-mart. Cashier, stopped working when Trevor was born.

11. Bought and sold collectables for a number of years.

13. Worked from home winding electric components

14. Cleaned houses for private families and after constructions.

15. Paid position at our church as a Youth Director. 10 years enjoying the teens as a friend and teacher.

16. Worked for Home-style industries as a curtain maker.

What did I learn from my first job? That you can work very hard and make very little money. But at the end of the day you still felt good. 


Wednesday, February 20, 2013


How is your memory? I seem to forget what day it is or when I should be at an appointment, I need to start writing things down on a very large calendar. This could be my next project…a big chalkboard. I will think about that tomorrow and then I will forget to remember.

Anyway it is Weds, and I went to the market, worked on the knitting project, and took pictures of Finley. Oh, I took a bath. Big Day! But it is only 4:30 maybe something wonderful will happen…like doing the laundry that is calling my name.

Here are a couple of pictures, it’s the best I can do today, I forgot what I was really going to do!!!!!

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Can’t you see I am trying to take a nap!

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Flowers for our staircase!

I went looking for a string of decorative lights for my staircase and found nothing that I liked.

These lights are to help us see in the middle of the night as we come downstairs.

I was feeling very frustrated when a thought came to mind! I can make my own. So I went to the dollar store and bought some very pale peach flowers. I took them all apart. Got out my ever faithful glue gun and started putting them on the string of lights.

So here is what I did…Flowers 002

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Flowers 026 So this is how I spent my Sunday afternoon. Now I am ready for a trip to the Abby….see you there!!!