I believe that I saw Tina Turner wearing these earrings in "Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome." If she hadn't, she should have worn them. They are perfect for Tina, Donna, and now me.
When I got the earrings, these were the first pair that I picked out. It wasn't until today that I was able to wear them. They are powerful earrings because they make such a statement. Bold and yet delicate. It felt good to wear them, even with my blonde hair.
This afternoon, I spent some time with the youngest of my brothers, Roger. He is seven years older than me so there is an age gap. Even though we didn't play together growing up, we play together now. We both like to go on country roads and we both like to go to a casino now and then. I told him about my blog and surprisingly, he knew what a blog is. My brother is not computer savvy at all but he knows how to check email, check the weather, and able to play some card games. He has no desire to learn about the computer even though I've offered several times to help him along. Guess we have to have some differences!
He told me about the playroom in the basement and that before my sister and I came along, it was all theirs (all four of my brothers). It was so funny that the first thing he said was about all of the forts they built in the basement. The next thing he said was that mom used to make treats and bring that along with a glass of milk or Kool Aid for everyone to drink. Roger reminded me about the tunnels that you could go through from one of the rooms in the basement that would lead you outside. I had forgotten all about that until he reminded me.
We talked about the coal burning stove that we had. I said I remember when we used to have coal delivered and the guy who brought up put it through the window. Roger said there was a special container the coal was put into and one year it blew up so dad went to fuel oil. I can even remember changing from fuel oil to natural gas (I think) because at one time we had a fuel oil tank outside and then one year it was gone. I might have been ten about that time.
Hopefully, Roger and my other two brothers will allow me to record their memories when we get together next time. I'm going to stir the pot and get them going! One of the things I'm going to do is record their conversation. I think at some point in our lives, this will be a lasting memory for us and one that we won't be able to repeat. Look out world for our next family gathering...you will hear a lot of laughter from our small crowd.