Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Seventy Years Ago During The Christmas Season)

I was reading an article about how folks used to celebrate

Christmas back in the old days.  Seventy years ago things

were quite different.

.

Everyone still gathered round to listen to the radio. The

whole family tended to listen to the same music, and of

course there was no such thing as social media, in any

form or fashion.

.

To go to Grandmother’s was a tradition that had been

carried out for many generations. No one made giblet

gravy like she did. Even if you didn’t like her cooking you

didn’t have much of a choice, for she was the one doing

the cooking, and there were no take out places.

.

Everyone was still heavily involved in shopping for Christmas,

but they tended to wait a moment, until at least Thanksgiving

was over, and the bird had been picked clean. Later on Black

Friday appeared and now we cannot even wait for that moment.

.

Things have certainly changed over the years, but many things

also remain the same. We still put up a pine tree , decorate

it, and put presents under the tree. We cook a ham and enjoy

the sweets that are made for the season.

Of course, things did get easier for the elder generation. The ones

before that required hunting for meat and doing all the prep

work.  Everything was made by hand, with much creativity.

“Back in the old days-

Things were both alike and different, in many ways.”

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 877 (Don’t Mess With My Monopoly Game Pieces)

I remember landing on Boardwalk, with my top hat-

Knowing that I would require Park Place, to up my bank account, that was flat.

.

I remember racing towards Go, with my racecar-

The thoughts, of an aquired $200, was not far.

.

My Scottie dog, would travel the board-

Looking for same properties, that I wanted to hoard.

.

My Battleship never seemed to fail-

To keep me moving, to keep me Out of Jail.

.

If I had enough money, I could always relax-

When my boot happened to land, on the Luxury Tax.

.

My Wheelbarrow would give me hope, when I had

to mortgage, a property-

With intentions, to buy back, is what I would eventually

see.

.

My thimble would stand tall and straight-

While escaping the highest rent, as of late.

.

At the end, of the game, my iron would hold

steadfast-

I was determined to stay in the game, until

the very last.

.

The playing pieces above are the ones that

I remember-

Back in the childhood days, from January to

December.

.

And, now I am being asked to give my

memories a new face-

To take out one, of the pieces above,

to choose and pick a replace.

.

A robot, a helicopter, a cat, a diamond ring,

or a guitar-

Will knock out, one of the above, and will become

the new Monopoly playing piece star.

.

Personally, I want to keep it the way that it is-

See no use for this updating biz.

.

Not everything has to change-

Not everything has to be put in re-arrange.

.

I remember landing on Boardwalk with my top hat-

Knowing that I would require Park Place, to up my bank account, that was flat.

Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Seventy Years Ago During The Christmas Season)

I was reading an article about how folks used to celebrate

Christmas back in the old days.  Seventy years ago things

were quite different.

.

Everyone still gathered round to listen to the radio. The

whole family tended to listen to the same music, and of

course there was no such thing as social media, in any

form or fashion.

.

To go to Grandmother’s was a tradition that had been

carried out for many generations. No one made giblet

gravy like she did. Even if you didn’t like her cooking you

didn’t have much of a choice, for she was the one doing

the cooking, and there were no take out places.

.

Everyone was still heavily involved in shopping for Christmas,

but they tended to wait a moment, until at least Thanksgiving

was over, and the bird had been picked clean. Later on Black

Friday appeared and now we cannot even wait for that moment.

.

Things have certainly changed over the years, but many things

also remain the same. We still put up a pine tree , decorate

it, and put presents under the tree. We cook a ham and enjoy

the sweets that are made for the season.

Of course, things did get easier for the elder generation. The ones

before that required hunting for meat and doing all the prep

work.  Everything was made by hand, with much creativity.

“Back in the old days-

Things were both alike and different, in many ways.”

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.

 

 

Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose (Seventy Years Ago During The Christmas Season)

I was reading an article about how folks used to celebrate

Christmas back in the old days.  Seventy years ago things

were quite different.

.

Everyone still gathered round to listen to the radio. The

whole family tended to listen to the same music, and of

course there was no such thing as social media, in any

form or fashion.

.

To go to Grandmother’s was a tradition that had been

carried out for many generations. No one made giblet

gravy like she did. Even if you didn’t like her cooking you

didn’t have much of a choice, for she was the one doing

the cooking, and there were no take out places.

.

Everyone was still heavily involved in shopping for Christmas,

but they tended to wait a moment, until at least Thanksgiving

was over, and the bird had been picked clean. Later on Black

Friday appeared and now we cannot even wait for that moment.

.

Things have certainly changed over the years, but many things

also remain the same. We still put up a pine tree , decorate

it, and put presents under the tree. We cook a ham and enjoy

the sweets that are made for the season.

Of course, things did get easier for the elder generation. The ones

before that required hunting for meat and doing all the prep

work.  Everything was made by hand, with much creativity.

“Back in the old days-

Things were both alike and different, in many ways.”

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

.

 

 

Three That Both Young And Old Can Share (2015)

1. Stories.
2. Some music.
3. Being active.
======================
Hand in hand, to walk-
To share, to talk.

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 521 (Generational Soap)

I used to have to cope-
With my grandmother
watching her soap.
.
It was at the same time
everyday-
And, believe me, nothing
ever got in the way.
.
Monday through Friday, is
how it went-
Supposedly, it was time
well spent.
.
On Fridays, was the day to
endure-
The climax, of the week,
it was much torture.
.
Couldn’t wait til Monday,
to come about-
To get back, to the story,
to get back, on route.
.
And, as I got older, I did the
same-
Keeping up with the soap opera
game.
.
All the characters came to be-
A part of my beloved family.
.
Another generation came along-
And, took the subject, on strong.
.
My daughter, has a special rule-
Don’t interfere with the soap
opera schedule.
.
But, alas, some of them are dying
out-
Leaving many folks, sad, is what
this is all about.
.
A generation of doing the very same
thing-
In this case, in the future, may no
longer have the same ring.
.
I used to have to cope-
With my grandmother
watching her soap.
-2011-

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Modern Mother Goose-On The Loose # 521 (Generational Soap)

I used to have to cope-
With my grandmother
watching her soap.
.
It was at the same time
everyday-
And, believe me, nothing
ever got in the way.
.
Monday through Friday, is
how it went-
Supposedly, it was time
well spent.
.
On Fridays, was the day to
endure-
The climax, of the week,
it was much torture.
.
Couldn’t wait til Monday,
to come about-
To get back, to the story,
to get back, on route.
.
And, as I got older, I did the
same-
Keeping up with the soap opera
game.
.
All the characters came to be-
A part of my beloved family.
.
Another generation came along-
And, took the subject, on strong.
.
My daughter, has a special rule-
Don’t interfere with the soap
opera schedule.
.
But, alas, some of them are dying
out-
Leaving many folks, sad, is what
this is all about.
.
A generation of doing the very same
thing-
In this case, in the future, may no
longer have the same ring.
.
I used to have to cope-
With my grandmother
watching her soap.
-2011-

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