(left to right, me, Maureen, Renee, Sandy, & Tricia)
I’ve been fortunate to have made some friends with a group of ladies who all live in the same neighborhood. You remember our Southern Living lunch at Tricia’s house? Since none of us have children at home, we have dubbed ourselves the Empty Nesters, and last week I had lunch with them. We ate at a fun girly-girl place in Mountain Brook called Olexa’s. Good food, fun place to go for lunch, but leave the boys at home. They would not like the salads or the quiche! We all got yummy salads & yakked away. I was on my lunch hour, so had to get back to work. They, on the other hand, did not! We don’t get together as much as we’d like, but it sure is fun when we do. I don’t know what my right arm is doing, I think I was trying to scoot back to get in the picture…looks like I’m a spaz!
We actually met again this week after work for Mexican and brought our hubbies. That was so fun too, getting to meet each other’s spouses. We’re going to plan an evening real soon for all the couples to get together & go out to eat & socialize. That’s always fun to do!
My buddy, Willzmom at Lots of Little Things, has tagged me to post 5 Things I Remember, that start with I Remember When……so here goes:
- I remember when I got my first car and promptly put in an 8-track player…I thought I was SO cool! Some of you will not even know what I’m talking about. That technology is something you’ve only heard about in passing. Others of you will be right on board, baby!
- I remember when gas was 27 cents a gallon, back when I first started driving. Boy, have times changed!
- I remember when we got our first TV, when I was 6 years old. It was a big black & white console and the first thing that came on was the old cartoon of the big rooster & the little baby rooster. I can’t even remember the name of it. Anyone remember that one? The daddy had a deep voice & called the baby…Boooyyyy. Refresh my memory, please?!
- I remember wearing clothes my mom sewed for me. She always sewed our clothes growing up and it was a big deal for me when I got to be a teenager and earned some money, so I could buy real store-bought clothes. Wooooo-hoooooo!
- I remember going on family vacations and my sister and me making pallets in the backseat. Sometimes one would lay on the big bench seat (we always had HUGE 4-door cars) and the other would be on the floor, with lots of blankets of course to make the hump in the floor even. I would even lay back on the flat part under the back window sometimes. Seat belts were not a big deal back then. Can you imagine doing that today?
That’s enough good ole’ memories for now! Hope ya’ll have a great weekend. I’m the Social Director for our neighborhood now & we have a Halloween Festival planned for Sunday. Hope we have a decent turnout. I’ve got the local fire department bringing out a truck for the kids to look at & we’ll be doing pizza & dessert. I’ll try to post some pics next week!
Rhodie, it looks like a great bunch of gals and I am happy you have a new Maureen friend too! 😉
Love all the holiday finds. Can’t wait to see what you come up with this year. We’re gearing up for all the holiday tours! Will B’ham have a Southern Accents home this year?
the feathered nest says
Social Director for you neighborhood – that sounds like fun (and a good way to know your neighbors). I agree with Donna cause I remember your open house you tried to have for them 🙂
Have a great weekend!
I remember having an eight track player in our families’ VW Rabbit. We only had one eight track so we would listen to it over and over again! lol
Little Town Big Life says
Aren’t we lucky to have girly-girl friends? I have a group that meet some too, and we have such a good time. That’s one of life’s blessings!!
I think you remember Foghorn Leghorn. He would also say “I say, I say boy”!!!
Your six things remembered could have been mine also!!! I remember when we got our color TV–I was 10 and we watched something where they sang “Lavender Blue Dilly Dilly”. ????? Good memories!! 8 Tracks–wouldn’t we love to show those!!!
Kari & Kijsa says
Sounds like a fun and tasty lunch! we love this remember when tag. We were tagged, but keep blogging and reading others, so we haven’t written ours yet! Loved yours!
kari & kijsa
Hi Rhoda….So glad you have a fun ladies bunch to hang out with too! We have one down here also with an average of 30 ladies showing up once a month. I always look forward to lunch with the girls, just like you do. The picture of all of you looks great……..and you do not look any thing but naturally beautiful! Bonnie
Sher's Creative Expressions says
Rhonda, I love getting together with my girl friends too. We women need these friendships. Women like to share and men keep things inside. Even though we are about the same age, my nest is not empty. We’ve been married over 26 years, but have a 20 year old and 13 year old. We got a late start and then the Lord had us wait for 7 years to bless us again!!
Speaking of being about the same age. . . are you sure gas was .27 a gallon? I remember 8 tracks and got a player for my car too, but I remember gas being like .70 a gallon. I remember being a child and my dad paying .24 cents, but not when I was driving. I would put in $3 of gas at time. Oh, were those not the days???
I love your remember whens… my first 8-track tapes were Carol King’s tapestry and Janis Joplin’s Pearl… a sort of yin and yang if you will. Glad to see someone chimed in with Foghorn Leghorn. (My mother sewed my clothes too.) Darling picture of you with The Empty Nesters.
Dena ~ swaddlecottage says
I’d almost forgotten about making the hump on the floor even. Thanks, I needed that giggle 🙂 You are so lovely by the way.
Hope you had a blessed Sunday.
We got the same B/W TV. Are we related? 🙂
Oh boy-the old 8 track! Wow, does that bring back the memories.Remember when something would happen to the tapes and you had to wedge a peice of cardboard or something under it so it would still play? I think it was when they were left in the sun!
Rona's Home Page says
You ladies look gorgeous. And salad and quiche sounds great for lunch.