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Since January 1, 2012, my goal is to write a daily sentence or two (or paragraph or two) about gratitude of the day and to include one photo (at least) that I took that day (but will add others from time to time). It has definitely been a challenge most days throughout the past eight years, and welcomed the challenge again this year - 2020 - Covid and all. I hope you will continue the ride with me!

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Nostalgia for Keeps

I am not sure what category I fall into when it comes to holding onto tangible things from our past, like childhood jewelry - either a "hoarder light" or "hanging on to it for posterity" type gal? And for many years, I could not find the "pre-Pandora" thing we used to call a "charm bracelet", but alas, just found mine and am ecstatic that it still fits and have every single state I visited on the bracelet as well. Those were the days, and I bet many ladies who grew up in the 50's, 60's, and 70's had the same kind of thing. I wonder if those "clues to our past" (vacations)  are still out there in some old jewelry box too; maybe ready to wear, or pass on to a grown daughter (or daughter-in-law) or even a granddaughter.

But the "funniest" item found in that childhood box was the smiley-face necklace I distinctly remember getting while I was in the 2nd grade, or 8 years old.  I wore it to school proudly, and then when I did wear it to school, only had it on about half the school day because I let several of my classmates wear it too! It was a communal smiley-face necklace, bringing smiles to everyone who noticed it.  I like to thing it was a precursor to the smiley emojis we have so prominently today in social media and everywhere else we need a quick "pick me up"!

So be Happy and Smile! And keep those items for "nostalgia"....

As a footnote, a BIG congratulations is being sent to the James Madison University Football team, who won the Div 1 AA FCS this afternoon, beating Youngstown State 24-14, and bringing home their second national championship since 2004! Cheers and smiles to that program ("The Best Daughter's Alma Mater).


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