Mama Diaries

Thursday, March 20, 2014

School in the Olden - Days

First of all, I'd like to thank Lynda Dietz for her brilliant suggestion for cleaning my burnt pot.  After two days of scrubbing, I could not clean the burnt remnants of Matzoh ball soup off of it.  Then I read Lynda's comment:  Boil equal parts of water and vinegar in it, and then add baking soda when you're ready to scrub.  It worked like a charm.  Thank you, Lynda!  And thanks to those of you who suggested using baking soda. The pot is good as new, now!

And now for the story:

"Mama," my nine-year-old son said. "I wish school was like how it was in the seventies."

"Why is that, Bubba?" I asked.

"Because in the seventies, you only had to go to school for an hour.  And all you had to do was count sticks."

I looked at the boy quizzically.  "Dude, I grew up in the seventies, and went to school in the seventies.  I assure you, we did not sit in school for an hour and count sticks!"

My boys's eyes got wide.  "You grew up in the seventies?"

"Yes, Bubba.  The nineteen seventies."

Bubba breathed a sigh of relief.  "That's good.  Because you'd be really old if you grew up in the seventies."

I squinted my eyes at the kid.  "Are you talking 70 AD?"

"Of course, Mama.  When else would they go to school and count sticks?"

Right.  Silly me!  

32 comments:

  1. haha wow you look really good for being almost 2000 years old

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  2. LOL! At least he didn't think you grew up in the 70s AD.

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    1. As Pat said, I'd be looking pretty good for my age!

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  3. Great perspective! Now we need THAT 70's AD SHOW!

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  4. You went to school in the seventies? Me is surprised too :) I thought you was about my age :)

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    1. I'll take that as a compliment. :) Yes, I'm an old lady in my forties. But everybody still thinks I'm a college kid!

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  5. Leave it to Bubba to think of 70 AD! ) Such a funny story!

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    1. Yes. Lesson learned - never assume anything!

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  6. Baking soda also works well on bathroom soap scum. I use it for so many of my tough cleaning chores. Mind wanders to 70 AD - just can't seem to stop giggling about that one...

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    1. I'll have to remember that. I've never encountered bathroom scum I couldn't handle. But you never know when the day may come!

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  7. Aha.. I geddit!! smart young man:)

    thanks to you both for the pot tip
    I'll be trying that in future!

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    1. I'm glad to know the pot tip, too. It will save me a lot of arm-aches in the future!

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  8. HAHAHAHAHAAHAHHA Oh my...I was wondering which 70s he was referring to. Though I do remember kindergarten being only two hours long back in those days and mostly playing with blocks.

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  9. Oh my goodness, that's a hoot!

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  10. Thanks for the chuckle. The 70s.... hahahaha.

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  11. Lol. quite the brainy child.

    Yvonne.

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  12. Oh, that long ago time of my childhood in the 1970's...

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  13. The 1970s were a fashion disaster. Better we should have counted sticks.
    BTW, you grew up in the SEVENTIES??? Do you have a picture growing old someplace?

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    1. Yes, I remember the orange bell-bottoms like they were yesterday! I hope they never come back!

      I am very fortunate to have the "look young" gene. Both of my parents look way younger than they are, too. I'm in my mid-forties. The picture you see was taken three years ago.

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  14. Ha ha. I didn't know that's what children did at school in 70 A.D.

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    1. It's so enlightening to know they counted sticks!

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  15. We counted "funny" cigarettes during the 70s.

    Love,
    Janie

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  16. You always have the funniest stories to tell :)

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