One thing I have found is that things taken care of last longer. (generally speaking).
When my brothers and I were growing up, our Mom hung her underwear on the clothesline. We had a pool in the back yard, and our house was ‘grand central’ in the summertime. (Kids had to walk past to get to the pool lol).
There was Mom’s underwear blowing in the breeze, for all our friends and the next-door neighbors to see! “Mom! Do you have to hang your underwear on the line? All our friends will laugh! Can’t you just put them in the dryer?” we begged. (not the exact picture loll)
“No!” she snapped. “Things taken care of last longer. And the dryer ruins things! Besides, your friends have no business looking at my underwear!” …”But Maaaa—um!” … “There will be no butts about it!”
And so it was, in the Days of our lives....
How many remember? I have not watched the soaps since I was twenty-something. From high school, I ran as fast as my legs could carry me home to tune in to General Hospital and American Bandstand!…(two-mile walk) .
When I met my husband years later, he confided he too rushed home from high school where he and his Mom grabbed a Pepsi and bologna sand and tuned in to “General Hospital” and “Days of Our Lives.” … not to forget: As the World Turns! . (You can see we were a match made in heaven--lol).
One scene from General Hospital. All the soaps had lots of: D-R-A-M-A! (I suspect she is checking for a pulse--lol). A spark friend, 1zippyc, tells me his name is Franco. I think he died.
but he may have had a faint pulse here. Lol
All said and done, Mom apparently knew about taking care of things. I am sure her underwear lasted longer than anyone’s on the block AND In just three weeks, she turns 100! A true centurion—and since she said, “Take care of things and they will last longer,” (She still has skin like porcelain and no wrinkles) ... And don't tell anyone, but this summer I will be 3/4 of a century! How can that be? I'm just a kid at heart--lol. And to think when I was twenty six, I was told I would be disabled and in a wheel chair by the time I reached my forties. Nope. Never happened. Still active--still moving. Don't plan to stop til all the sand has run out of the glass!
Like the sands of the hourglass,
we cannot slow them or stop them, so let’s just keep sparking and take care of our amazing bodies.
Thanks for tuning in today! (The closest I will get to a soap today is a bar in the shower-lol).
P.S. Disclaimer: No disrespect to those of us who have conditions due to genetics-we do our best and what we can with what we have).