A Things We Appreciate
We once had a resident barn rooster who never crowed before noon. The peacock could be counted on to alert us only when the mail truck bumped along the dusty road for special deliveries. The Alarm Clock was something I relied upon to get me up for the 45-mile drive to work each day. It didn’t even have a snooze button. Now there are clocks that will roll right out of your reach while screeching at such a pitch as to roust the dogs off the bed while you are chasing the clock around the room. Who could sleep after that?
Whenever the phone rang we kids would battle to be the first to answer, while grownups would remain calmly seated and eye the ringing thing with mild suspicion. To not catch the call before the phone stopped ringing was cause for grave dismay. The invention of the Answering Machine changed all that. Now we all crowd around the machine to hear who called before we delete the message.
It was not uncommon for beach towels to be spread across car seats, and the only window that ever got dirty was the windshield (and sometimes the rear window) because the rest were always left rolled down. But that was before Air Conditioning and power windows. In the 1960’s nearly 80% of cars in the southwest were equipped with a/c – 60% elsewhere. How I ever survived until 1990 without it is beyond me, but now I’m spoiled!
If not for the winds in Corpus Christi, Automatic doors might never have been invented to help us get out of stores with our goods –hands, and shoulders free, and keep the wind and rain out of stores and businesses. While I still feel the need to hurry through, lest the doors close too quickly, it sure beats those revolving doors that always deposit me right back outside ;-)
As a fan of Aromatherapy, I was thrilled to learn that researchers have found that the crisp scent of Apples may mitigate the pain and duration of migraine headaches. Macintosh is my favorite!
Any thoughts? Can you add to the list of things we appreciate that begin with the letter A?