Cee’s Share Your World, a weekly ongoing challenge. Join in.
If you could choose any person from history to be your imaginary friend, who would it be and why?
60s, 70s, 80s, 90s: Which decade do you love the most and why?
When you die, what do you want to be remembered for?
What did you appreciate or what made you smile this past week?
My Imaginary friend? I think it would be Madame Marie Curie..the Polish, then naturalized French chemist/physicist. Why? Who wouldn’t want to meet and play with the woman who researched radioactivity? Can you imagine her workroom? Heck, she discovered radium and polonium, she researched for a cancer cure and was the first to use radiation on breast cancer. I remember reading a biography about her when I was around 7 years old and I felt as if she and I would have been great friends had we met.
Not the 60’s..let’s see, there was the Viet Nam conflict (it was never a war yet we lost so many young people to the “police conflict” there), jim Crow laws and lynchings, the assassination of several rather important people, ie Jack, Martin, Bobby….we had the cuban Missile crisis, “duck and cover” exercises at school, …of course Jack did manage to get rid of the horrible economy and wages rose to about 10K per year….so it wasn’t all bad.
The 70’s? umm, there was Watergate, Nxon’s resignation right as the House was about to impeach him, The Viet Nam conflict finally ended (sort of…almost), We created Earth Day, we tried to get ERA passed but there are too many freaking MEN who thought women should still be barefoot and kitchen bound to pass it, Roe Vs Wade was in the Supreme Court, Jim Crow went basically undercover and we thought the Civil Rights movement of the 60’s was finally going to work…except KKK…sigh……..Immigration Act of 1965 ended the national‐origins system favoring Northern and Western Europeans. It ended the race‐based restrictions on immigration from Asia, and these changes in the law were immediately reflected in overwhelming majority of legal immigrants to the United States coming from Asia and Latin America.
the 80’s??? I was an unemployed single parent of two babies living in a junk car in the woods of western Tennessee..what do i remember? not too danged much until after 1985 when George and I re-met and married. Then it was college for me and work for George and raising two heathens.
and the 90’s? There was the twin towers in NYC…the war in iraq……..the war with the far right and the right to lifers bombing abortion clinics and killing doctors and nurses. The economy boomed and the NAFTA agreement was signed. There was a return of 1960’s “fashion” only cheaper…mood rings came back…hip huggers and elephant leg jeans, tube tops and halters…never a good look but there ya go. CHIA pets made a comeback as well. We had Whitewater instead of watergate…the incredible non-impeachment of Bill Clinton over sex and lies instead of something far more reasonable like election tampering……..the Soviet Empire collapsed…Germany tore down the wall……So Africa banned apartheid..it was looking fairly good for the most part. There was hip hop and Harry Potter…….Starbucks went nationwide.
Which one do I love the most? Not a blessed one of them. Nostalgia has its place, but not in my life. Each day, each year is a blessing.
I already died once…okay..what do I wish to be remembered for? Loving my family and my country to the very best of my ability.
And I am, as always, grateful that each day this week I woke up and was still breathing.