Thursday, September 23, 2010
You NEED sunglasses in the west.
I get upset at claims that history does not bear out. Now forgive me if you do not feel the same. Look over me if you consider my age or ignorance, ‘cause I am a nice guy.
I just read some notes on sunglasses. First of all I am a sucker for some of the little voting squares on the internet. One popped up as I was reading.
COST OF SUN GLASSES (What do you pay?)
o…. less than $10
o….Between $10 and $40
Well if you know me, I pay less than $10 (actually less than $5) and truly I don’t normally wear sun glasses. Now to be honest, as I have traveled from Nebraska west, and especially in Utah, I have seen the need for sun glasses. Where there are few trees and hills to cut the sun sometimes, it does get bad, especially if you are driving.
The results of the survey: ….Push me over with a feather, most folks pay OVER $40 for sun glasses.
Reading the article I am told if I don’t wear the correct sunglasses I will go blind.
Forgive me. My dad died at 69 and only wore those flip down things on his regular glasses sometimes. Dad in Law lived to be older and I never saw sun glasses on him and he could read a newspaper without reading glasses until he died. Mama never had a pair in her life. I doubt if Davy Crockett did, but then Santa Anna cut his life short at the Alamo before we had the chance to see if it ever bothered him.
Oh, I know, sun glasses are cool. I remember while in service, what we referred to as ‘aviator’s glasses’ were cool. I actually paid $8 for a pair. Leaned over the side of the boat and they fell off, I watched them do a sliding dance out of sight. The last expensive pair I have ever bought.
I am also a flea mkt buff. At the flea markets in FLA one whole wing is sunglasses. There are more types of sunglasses than there are different Bras and panty hose, and baby, that is saying something.
Anyway I just can’t believe I would ever pay $40 for a pair of sunglasses. (I hope I don’t regret that!)
Thanks for reading this rant.
I just thought I would give you a break from travel.
Did you ever talk to someone with those mirror sunglasses, I hate that. Can’t tell if they are lying or not.
Growing up, I never saw farmers wearing sunglasses, as I can remember.