Pearl Harris I think I'm tired of trying to remember 70 year old events. If you have been watching TV this week you know that there has been a lot of WWII material available. To me it has been a bit confusing. Of course, at times all this information was not available to us. I … Continue reading Memories – Good, Bad, Confusing & Wonderful
Pearl Harris No, not the trunk of the car - it's what the old trunks used to hold. They were always a kind of mystery to me. It seems that whatever was valuable was put in a trunk and locked. What brought these memories of trunks back to me was a picture of an antique … Continue reading What’s in the Trunk?
Pearl Harris Last week my friend called and asked if I could come on Friday to share a watermelon with some friends. I immediately accepted. Last year was the first year in 95 years that I did not eat a watermelon. I wanted one - but I remembered the trouble I had before - so … Continue reading YUM….A Watermelon Party!
Written by Pearl Harris A group of friends gathered a few days ago and we were telling things of the past. I told the story of my green hat that got me on a bus during the war to go where my soldier husband was stationed. As you know - or most of you know … Continue reading The Story of My Green Hat
Pearl Harris On Oct 29, 2013 I will be 95 years old. I know there are a lot of people older than I am - but I'm only speaking for me. Folks, that is nearly a century. I had always thought of a century as being a lot of years. But time has a way … Continue reading Where Did They Go? The Years!
Pearl Harris No, I haven't gone into preaching, but sometimes I'd like to. I'm not endorsing Lawrence Welk - but I listened to his program tonight - Aug. 1st - entitled "Precious Memories". It was old gospel songs that I grew up with and haven't heard in a long time. It blessed me in more … Continue reading Ol’ Time Religion Songs
Pearl Harris I love peaches! They are my favorite fruit. I wish they were in season year round. My friend and I have been going to Calhoun to get peaches for the past 2 years. They freeze so well and a peach cobbler is great in the middle of winter. My friend was doing the … Continue reading It’s Peach Picking Time!
Pearl Harris I am having to slowdown and I do not like it - but don't get me wrong - I'm thankful to be able to be up and going at my age. But I still would like to be recycled to about 4 years of age. It would be wonderful to get up in … Continue reading I Wish I Were A Kid Again!
Pearl Harris I was sitting here watching the birds and hummingbirds and feeling guilty for not getting busy and clean my house. My mother never wasted time watching birds or just doing nothing. If she sat down she was always patching overalls or darning socks, so I feel a little guilty doing nothing. She never … Continue reading A Beautiful Day for House Cleaning!
Pearl Harris But I believe I have a legitimate complaint this time. My electric toothbrush quit on me. I tried using a regular brush but my teeth didn't feel clean. I grew up using just a piece of a rag and soda. But you know now we try to keep up with the times. I … Continue reading Here is That Complainer Again!!
Pearl Harris I really am concerned about us getting our freedom taken from us. Slowly one by one they are disappearing. I agree that guns are dangerous in the wrong hands - but the right hands need them for protection. The terrorists can always manage to get weapons just as crooks always manage to steal … Continue reading Well, Here I Go Again!
Pearl Harris I've seen a lot of things disappear in my 94+ years - but I think this took me by surprise - Quit teaching "cursive writing". I shudder when I see some students handling pencils - they hold a pencil as if they were going to punch a hole in a bucket. When I … Continue reading Well – What’s Next?
Pearl Harris Can you believe that 2012 is almost gone? The years are just not as long as they used to be. I almost think some "weird scientific thing" has happened to old man "time" - but by 100 year old clock keeps the same time as my new electric clocks. I received a 2013 … Continue reading Time – Where has it Gone?
Pearl Harris I was somewhat concerned that we were going to have an ice storm this past week. IT is so "inconvenient" when we have this bad weather. When I was a child - about 8 or 9 years old - I remember we had a big snow - of course, that was a long … Continue reading Let it Snow – Let it NOT Snow
Pearl Harris One of my young friends, who I've been writing about who checks on me, asked me to go see the movie, "The Last Ounce of Courage". Babs Bryan was the young lady who took me to lunch and the movie. If you have not seen this movie, I would certainly recommend it. It … Continue reading LOST: Some of our Freedoms!
Pearl Harris Did you ever have one? Well, the week of Sept. 2-8 wasn't all that bad - but I've had better. We lost power for several hours one of those hot days, but thank you Claiborne Electric employees for your hot, hard work, to restore it. The only thing my niece and I were … Continue reading A Bad Week…..
Pearl Harris I doubt if anyone younger than 30 years of age read these articles that I write. We all go through these different stages of life - first we are babies, a child, a teenager, a young person, an adult, middle age - and if we are lucky "old age". I guess I've reached … Continue reading Age vs. Youth
Pearl Harris It might as well be a big black bear. There is a door from the bedroom that opens into the den - then there's a door that opens from the dining room into the den - and they make a sort of closet. But I had ceiling to floor shelves built in a … Continue reading What’s Behind Those Two Doors?
Pearl Harris As of Sunday, May 27th, the day before Memorial Day I watched television mostly all afternoon. On one station it was about World War II. This man told his story and it was like I had heard so many times from my husband before he passed away. It was a long time before … Continue reading War Memories – WWII
Pearl Harris When I was growing up we all really looked forward to the month of May. It was nearly as "good" as Christmas. First, we got to pull off our "long handles". It didn't make any difference how warm it got in April, they didn't come off until May 1st. Then we always had … Continue reading Things We Used To Do In May
Pearl Harris I was always taught that if you put your mind to it - you could do anything - and it has pretty well worked for 93 years with me. But it seems my body has decided it is tired of doing what my mind has to say. Just last week that little wind … Continue reading Who is Boss? Mind or Body?
Pearl Harris If my Mother was still living she would shudder at the things we throw away these days. Nearly every day I take a big garbage bad of "stuff" to the garbage pail to be picked up and taken to a land fill. For just one person it seems to be a lot. A … Continue reading A Throw Away World
Pearl Harris You can! I did for just a little while a few days ago, I believe it was the day after New Years Day. It was such a dreary day - it wouldn't rain, the sun wouldn't shine - it just wouldn't do anything. Neither did I want to do anything - I even … Continue reading How Would You Like To Be A Kid Again?
Pearl Harris As we approach the winter season we begin hearing all the things we should do to avoid these germs. I suppose we had germs when I was a kid, but I don't remember us being so cautious. We were considered clean by our standards but I don't know if they would be considered … Continue reading It’s “Germ Time” Again – Watch Out
Pearl Harris I woke up Monday morning and thought about all the work I had to do that day and then I recalled a day of work in my parents home. I got out of bed at 7 am. They arose at 4 am. I switched the light on - they had to light a … Continue reading A Day’s Work – Then and Now!
Pearl Harris I have been wondering why I have all these little aches and pains and I think I have figured it out. If I live until October 29th I will be 93 years old. Do you know how many days that I have lived: I have lived 33,945 days, plus a few more including … Continue reading Aches and Pains – Why?
Pearl Harris A few weeks ago I wrote an article in the Banner about my first friend. Well, this is about one of my oldest and dearest friends. You might say we lost her this week - but she will always be in my best remembrances. Madaline Grier left us to go to a much … Continue reading Another Friend Story
Pearl Harris A few weeks ago a section of Farmerville was without power for about 7 or 8 hours. We've been without power before that long during ice storms - but it seems we made it. I am one who likes to stay busy - but I could not find anything to do without power. … Continue reading Without Electic Power – No Way!
Pearl Harris I received a telephone call from a lady in Junction City a few days ago and it made remember the first friend I had - other than my family. As I've told you before we lived about 3 or 4 miles from Junction City in a community known as Scotland. When I was … Continue reading My First Friend
Pearl Harris I love music - good music - all kinds. But your kind of music may not be my kind. I'm so glad there are different kinds since we are all different. When I grew up we were not exposed to music. Sometimes we would beat on an old syrup bucket and sing. We … Continue reading Music – Music – Music