Tuesday, August 28, 2018
Some things do not change
Age & change
Many people on blogger that read, blog and/or comment are of retirement age. I am well into retirement age, I will be 80 this January.
In my life time the baseball and softballs have remained the same size. Mostly they even look the same, but now there maybe pictures or team names on them, but they are basically the same.
Now stores are another subject. Many of you may remember the small grocery stores that allowed you to charge your groceries until payday and they even delivered them to your house in paper bags and boxes. The delivery boy was seldom tipped and the grocer did not charge interest on the total you had charged.
Cars have definitely changed, wildly so in design. I would be amiss if I didn’t say the mechanical parts are better and engines do not wear out as soon. I very seldom see a car ‘smoking’ going down the road anymore. I seldom add oil between changes. Some cars go from birth to death and still have the same spark plugs. Oh yes, cars have changed.
I am not sure if we EVER get the ironing board out anymore. Many homes do not have a sewing machine. Wash day is usually less than 2.5 hours, and most of that time machines are doing the work. Seldom do we hang anything. (We do have about 10-15 clothes pins.) LOL
What started this post was a little red and white can of oil. It is called ‘3 in 1’. Mama had a small can at her sewing machine and daddy had one twice that size stored somewhere. We oiled everything with ‘3 in 1’:
Leather razor straps, scissors, hunting rifles, door hinges, bicycles, skates, swing chains, chairs, gliders anything that squeaked. The can has changed some, mine is metal. the new ones are plastic.
George Cole invented the 3 in 1 in 1894 it is now produced by the WD40 company of all people. (and just like panty hose there are now many varieties of 3 in 1 for this and that!)
I haven’t used that in a LONG time. I am too quick to get the WD-40. But as I held that little can my mind raced thru the years. I thought how nice that basically something has not changed even from since before I was born. I have no idea how old that can is. It could be over 30 years old.
I know me ‘n you are like 3 in 1, we NEVER change ….. … …. (not)