Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Lady Bugs And Jelly Beans...

I stand before you, not behind you, to address you, not undress you, on a subject I know nothing about...

I find it so strange and fascinating that I can remember silly things like the above from my childhood and I can't remember what I ate for lunch yesterday. I guess I started filling my brain with useless nonsense at a young age and now it is almost full and today things get shoved to the nooks and crannies in the hinterland of my gray matter, sometimes never to be found again.

It's not really a bother most of the time, but sometimes I get real aggravated with not being able to remember, and then Carol, or Bro, will say something wonderful like "I don't know why it bothers you. You've always been absent-minded." Well, absent-minded is one thing. I could stop and focus and get what I wanted to know pulled back up and be a happy camper.

And how many times have I gotten up to go do something and by the time I walk into the next room I can't remember what I was going to do and I have to go back to where I started and the light bulb comes on and it's an "Oh, yeah" moment? I have to just shake my head and either laugh or groan depending on the day.

Can you remember looking at you folks or your older relatives when you were younger and laughing to yourselves and thinking "I'm never gonna be like that. Geez, they need a keeper to go to the bathroom." and now you do also? Well, maybe not you, but I?

I'll leave you today with one more little diddy that I learned a way, way long ago, like 60 years ago, and any of you younger folks can contemplate and enjoy that I need a keeper, but you never will....

Roses on my shoulders, slippers on my feet. I'm my daddy's darlin'. Don't you think I'm sweet?

And when I finished it I would always say, "Uh huh!"

Have a good one today.

8 comments:

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Very cute saying!

Hallie

Tipper said...

I've often wondered the same thing-when little saying pop into my mind from childhood-yet I can't remember what I cooked for supper last night!! I've also wondered about older folks who before dying talk of thier lives 50 years ago-instead of the folks who are in their lives at the present time.

Laura ~Peach~ said...

lovely!

Nola said...

My Dad used to say "Was that the front door or the back door?" when he got caught going to "do" something and then forgot what it was! I have many, many moments like that...I go to a room and then forget why I went there....walk back to where I was and then remember what I went there for and make the journey again!!...*sigh* I can so relate with this post:)

Twisted Fencepost said...

I already do that. You mean it's gonna get worse?!
Cute phrase, never heard it before. I'm gonna TRY to remember it! tee hee

jojo said...

Oh Helen,
Even though you will probably forget this as soon as you read it, I must say you always have the cutest phrases. Where the heck did I grow up that I have never heard these before? Or have they been lost in the windmills of my mind? Oh yes...I've been there, heck I am there...this is my home ;)

Debbie said...

Wow, do I ever relate to your post!! I can recite all the books of the Bible, know the Gettysburg Address, etc, poems like Hiawatha's Childhood, but can not remember what I did yesterday. It's weird. Thanks for letting me know that I am not alone in this!!!

God Bless~
Debbie

Lisa J said...

Oh, I don't care if you can't remember where you are going, or what you were doing, long as you keep blogging cute things like this!!! Have a great day.