I have been commended most of my adult life by my seniors for paying close attention to detail. I always smiled at that statement because I am probably the worlds worse for guessing or averaging (not detail).
(Smiling at yesterday’s comments , Theanne: It Must be something about Texas construction and those high protective concrete walls, Sherry’s experience was in Houston! AND yes that was the most Sunshine we have seen in awhile, it was good to be in Boomers childhood area)
Have you ever asked a great country cook (like some of you are) to give you their recipe?
Instructions like, “A little bit of salt, not too much though!” ‘You will need a pinch of oregano’, or “Probably a cup or so of plain flour”. Folks like that do not pay attention to detail (in instructions), but make the best ‘Sweet Potato Cobbler’ (or what ever) you ever ate.
I thought of that as I made my first Chicken Noodle soup yesterday. I made the ‘noodle’ soup only because son mark gave us 5 lbs of elbow noodles and I needed to use some. I quickly scanned over a recipe on the net, ‘thought’ that sounds just like vegetable soup with chicken added and continued to make some good soup.
We have a set of Tupperware measuring cups but I only mess up one. I use the cup size and guess at 1/2, 1/3 and 1/4th.
Since I know nothing of spices I depend on Ms Dash, I usually use about a half teaspoon of her stuff but today I used a good guess at a full teaspoon.
This entry was to be about cars, I am a little scatteratic as my mama would say.
Son Mark mentioned yesterday that some cars were going back to the push button starter on the dash.
When he said that I thought he doesn’t know about the cars with the starter on the floor. I even know about the crank, but I never used one. I have seen them used on tractors.
I remember very well having my left foot on the clutch, placing the heel of my shoe on the gas pedal and using the toe to press the starter.
Funny, I remember there was a Chrysler car that had the starter under a little lip on the clutch pedal. The Ford was the first I remember seeing the push button on the dash.
For years after the automatic transmission was in use, folks down south still had to take the drivers test in a car with a clutch. If you didn’t own one, you had to borrow one.
I like the mechanical designs of the newer cars. The cars today last longer than the TANKS we drove in my youth. But the individuality is gone.
Shucks a Caddy, Lincoln or BMW look alike and not much different than a Chevy or Honda.
Thanks for stopping by the log.
How did this happen?
To be honest, I can guess this stuff but do not know how!
The Edsel. Not a bad car, just introduced at the wrong time. Collectors love them though.