Throwback Thursday

Throwback Thursday Memory Blog Hop is mine this week. Lauren and I take turns posting this challenge every Thursday. Participation is easy.

  • Write your own post sharing your memories and leave a pingback to this post in the comments.
  • You can use the photo above in your post to make it easier to find.
  • Tag it with #TBTMemory or #IRememberWhen.
  • If you do not wish to write your own post, feel free to tell your story in the comments below.

This week’s prompt is: Independence


I became semi independent at age 18 getting a good job and living in a boarding house. Then married, and raised three children. I was only forced to be truly independent after my husband died in 2013.

I had worked outside the home, started two businesses and earned my own money in our married years. While my husband was alive and working his job provided me the ability to work or not outside our home. After our kids left for college it was important for me to to do that.

Being what I would call an independent personality, it’s not always what it’s cracked up to be. In the 60s and 70s women were frowned upon for being independent. Now I tell my granddaughters “girl power”!

Fandango’s Flashback Friday 10-22-18

Putting My Feet in the Dirt 22 – Ogre Orange

What’s your favorite they always ask

Sometimes answering is a task

I love a lot, not just people or things

And animals, and what life brings

If we’re talking colors, red is a fave

Picking a shirt, it’s blue or green I crave

I guess I’m also attracted to brown

I’m not into colors worn by clowns

Purple, yellow, I can do without

Rust is worn, gives me clout

Now black is slimming I agree

Good for my figure – bodily

Green and blue clothes that match my eyes

Receiving compliments a nice surprise

But even being a Broncos fan

Ogre orange was always planned

While watching the game it was all at our feet

Orange crush soda and orange treats

Orange shirts and orange food

If seen without it, you were rude.

Denver’s colors have often changed

But we old “orange crushers” still remain.



The Man Behind the Curtain

“Senate Republicans blocked Democrats’ latest effort to introduce voting rights legislation.Democrats say the bill is needed to ensure national standards for voting so that all have access to ballots. Republicans disagree, saying it’s an unlawful overreach by the federal government into the rights of states to manage their own elections.” NPR-


The latest gnarl on the congressional tree is an effort to regurgitate old voting laws pre-1965 and once again suppress the rights of all citizens to have a voice. They may think themselves noble while sitting in their privileged cloud of euphoria, but it will only cause more chaos. This is a rickety bridge to cross and will cause further unrest and violence.

You know my views on Trump and I wonder what exactly is he getting out of causing all this unrest? Why aren’t republicans with brains fighting him and his ideas? Is he the puppet master or wizard of OZ?