Wednesday, December 16, 2009

The Hand Holding Seminar!

(just an image, nobody we know) Equality for younger siblings federation---LOL

In the beginning, before we went to school as a group; we used to walk with Mommy and either a big, gigantic tummy, or a baby carriage. It depended on which side of the stork we were on. Finally, there were too many to carry with the carriage and we had to get, THE HAND HOLDING SEMINAR! Walking to school class 101! A one hour instructional video repleat with directions for the proper walking conditions the correct stanse in case of rain, sleet, dew and of course Gang activity. Never, ever ever were we ever to travel into a large crowd of people assembled for an insurrection of any sort. A fight, (a crowded subway was the one exception, but that talk would come later.) a sit in, or any other public disturbance was one of the most forbidden places for us to be.
First Dad told us how Ma used to carry him to Mass in the mornings and then giving his hand to his able elder sister, Aunt Lorraine. He showed the perfect older sister hand holding method; which I, in turn, have passed on to my able elder daughter and it is an older sister joke that we laugh about, to this day. Hands are not held, by an older sister to a younger brother. Wrists are held as a protective element to let the child know that there will be no accidents when we are walking together. There was, of course no self recognizance for little fellows, who are known to have accidents walking out of turn, as they also talk out of turn. So precautions must be made to keep baby safe and this includes the holding of the wrist. It is really an expression of an overzealous love and perhaps and overzealous authoritarian sisterhood, but it is not well taken by baby brothers, I have seen over the generations. Dad loved it, but none of the rest of the males in the family have taken well to the passing of that tradition along.

1 comment:

Joanne Bodden said...

That was really remarkable Jayne, Yes I remember the rules about crowds we were forbidden to walk anywhere near a group "you see them going one way you go the other way. .." I just had another memory! Why it was so bad for me was because I wanted to suck my fingers and the two hand approach was apart of the rules too~ I did believe that something might happen if we were not holding hands.Thanks for the tutorial really made me laugh:-)

Title- The Studious One!

Title-  The Studious One!
artwork by Elyse

Of biscuits and syrup

Of biscuits and syrup
tasty treats

Happy Saturday!

Happy Saturday!
a day at the Raptor Center.

Widdle Emmie in outer space school

Emmie jumped on the bus and off it flew out into the atmosphere. There was a set of clouds with turbulence right above the house and it took a few minutes for my Emmie to buckle her seatbelt. They hit the bump hard and it knocked my Emmie out of her seat and she bumped her head. The video camera came on and the monitor looked through and stated, Ms. Emmie, where are you? You are not in your seat. Where are you? I am alright I fell because I hadn’t buckled correctly. Well jump up Emmie we have a long way to go and you have to be buckled there is entirely too much turbulence in the stratosphere for you to unbuckle now. As soon as we are through this weather system there will be straight sailing but right now you must buckle. Emmie scrambled into the seat with intensity and purpose now. She watched every cloud pass her window and her nose was pressed to the window trying to see the top of the house as it drifted slowly out of sight. Soon they were not only out of sight of the house, the sun came out brightly and just as quickly they were putting on the atmospherical breathing apparatus and the outerspherical lights. The ABA and the OL. These precautions were to make them appear to be satellites to the radar as they were out in the ionosphere. Emmie knew all about this now. She had gone to the orientation and had a good breakfast and it took them 20 minutes for her to get out past the atmospherical pull and to feel the zero gravity. It would be 15 minutes before the gravity simulators would take effect, a glitch in the system which was being worked on. Until then, they enjoyed the couple of minutes of floatation, while being connected to the seats by belt. The first thing they saw everyday was the strataflotsam. The items which had been dumped into the atmosphere by earlier generations. What would their generation do about this ecological waste area that remained floating above their heads? This was a question for the generations. For now it was the area that they had to guide through on the way to school.

Midnight at the OASIS

Midnight at the OASIS
Sunset in Huntersville

My little Emmie

ran to the bus on the first day of the last year of school. 2 buns on the side of her head. She kissed me and ran at dawn to the bus. She was starting the adventure of a lifetime. I would never see that little girl again, she was going to woman school!

My Father and I 1989

My Father and I 1989

to the tune of Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme


Are you going to Mary Immaculate?

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Remember me to the one who lived there,

He once was a true love of mine,

Tell him to buy me an acre of land,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

Between the muddy Hudson in Jamaica Bay,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to sow in it seeds of pure cream,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And build Ice cream mountains and buildings of whipped cream,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine,

Tell him to reap them with sickles of M&M’s,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

And chew bubble gum and eat till we’re done,

Then, He’ll be a true love of mine.

Tell him to run it off down the motor parkway,

Apricots, Chocolate Cherries and Pie,

After your done 50 pushups

and jog down the West Side Highway,

Then he’ll be a true love of mine…

(Don’t wait for me today dad, The kids are sick again, My tummy’s bulging again, My heart is aching again, And now there’s no love there…)

He once was, a true love of mine….So, Girls, I do beg you don't miss your Daddy,Apricots, Chocolate cherries and Pie,You have one short chance to see him on this side, Go visit him and let your light shine.