Wednesday, July 31, 2019
A favorite car
Do you remember 'THE THING?
Unnecessary, I am so surprised my spell check said that is not a word. (I just reeducated my spell-check.) It must be a word or my mama would not have used it. She was the educated one of my parents, she ‘Graduated seventh grade’ as she would put it.
For a country girl in North Georgia, that was ‘very educated; in 1918.
Both my parents were always conscience of their lack of education. They both did strive to increase their level of math and English. They were both successful in that respect. All their children were encouraged to get a good ‘formal’ education. Shirley was the only one of their children that graduated High School, they were always so proud of her.
I was very proud of both of them, as a boy should be. I always looked up to my dad and compared him to college grads with less ability and success than he. In the back of my mind was the feeling, ‘if he made it on a 3rd grade education, I will do well with 10 years, LOL at a boys logic.
Anyway that all came up at the breakfast table. I was below par yesterday, so Sherry asked, “Are you feeling better today?”
My answer came out without thinking, “I feel so ‘unnecessary,” A statement heard thru out my life from mama at the times she was not up to PAR, which was very seldom.
Yep, today, I feel ‘so unnecessary!’ ;-) or :-O
I was wondering if you remember ‘odd’ words or statements of health growing up. ‘fair to middling’ (a cotton term) was also familiar in this area.
Thanks for stopping by the Shipslog. We will be back on course in the morrow!