Pearl Harris I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving and a wonderful Christmas. We really enjoyed having all our family with us - even if it was a short time. It is hard for families to get together very often - everyone is so busy these days. We had a new member of … Continue reading After the Holidays!
Pearl Harris These may not be my favorite childhood memories, but they definitely are some of the most vivid. I'm sure all of you know that we had outdoor "outhouses". Well, we had to go through the chicken yard to get to the outhouse. Well, as you might not know that chickens do not have … Continue reading Some “Favorite?” Childhood Memories
Pearl Harris August 14, 2011 I was just looking at my calendar and saw that August 14th was V-J Day. I can picture in my mind exactly where I was on that day at 6 p.m. I was working in the Payroll Office of Lion Oil in El Dorado, AR, in the Exchange Building, at … Continue reading Recalling V-J Day
Pearl Harris I just cannot believe that it has been a year since we had Christmas - it seems like about 3 months. Do you remember when we were kids ( I know it's been a long time for some of us) but we thought Christmas would never get here. Everything is so different now, … Continue reading Is It Really Christmas Again?
Pearl Harris I declared when I had to live alone that I would not let myself get depressed. But last week I begin to feel sad and could not really think why. Then when I saw a "Christmas Movie" on TV - I said that is why I am depressed. It was just last week … Continue reading The Holidays Are Here Again!
Pearl Harris One of my favorite memories of my mother was watching and being in the kitchen with her. She was a very small lady - less than 5 feet tall and never weighed 100 lbs - but she was a "little Samson". I don't remember her asking for help in picking up heavy objects … Continue reading My Mama’s Kitchen
Pearl Harris Our Gracious Heavenly Father, As we celebrate Mothers's Day, we are grateful for our Mothers and for the privilege of being a Mother. Our Mothers had a great impact on our lives and we are thankful for the sacrifices they made for us because they loved us. They could not have loved us … Continue reading A Mother’s Day Prayer
Pearl Harris I don't think I used to set goals for myself but I think I did. But they were all fairly easy to reach. But the two goals I just reached meant a lot to me. I set a goal to see my great granddaughter get her degree at LA Tech and she did … Continue reading Setting Goals
Pearl Harris Not a day goes by that we don't hear about the horrible things that happen with a gun. When I was growing up we had a 410 gauge shotgun. It was very useful back in those days. No one touched the gun except my Dad and Mom. We knew the gun was dangerous … Continue reading Guns – Guns – Guns
Pearl Harris Almost everything is changing today but a mosquito that plagued us a long time ago when I was a kid has not. I suppose they have learned a lot about mosquitoes, but to me they still feel like the same bite. It was a beautiful sunshiny day one day this week so the … Continue reading A Mosquito is Still a Mosquito
Pearl Harris I was either bored or hungry and I was thinking about a snack to eat! I looked in the pantry and didn't find anything suitable. So I began to think about what I had for a snack when I was growing up. I think the thing I remember the best was a cold … Continue reading It’s Snack Time!!!
Pearl Harris The wintry mix is so pretty, but it is so inconvenient. When I was growing up - as a small child - it wasn't so inconvenient. We had no electricity - we had kerosene lamps and had the same light as always. We had no electric stove or microwave, so we did not … Continue reading Wintry Mix – Go Away!
Pearl Harris A few weeks ago I was grocery shopping and picked up a carton of eggs. Somehow when I went to check if any of them were cracked, I dropped the whole carton. Guess what? I had scrambled eggs. It reminded me when I had to gather the eggs when I was a little … Continue reading One Dozen Broken Eggs
Pearl Harris As I prepared to retire the other night I removed my favorite house slippers. I have 3 or 4 pair, but somehow these were my favorite and now they have a hole in the sole of each shoe. It brought back thoughts of what my Dad would do when we wore a hole … Continue reading My Favorite “Old” Shoes
Pearl Harris I'm not talking about Obama Care - I don't think anyone knows what the problems are. Anyway, I don't pretend to be qualified to even discuss that. I'm sitting here looking at a stack of a 2 page report that comes every time I get a prescription filled. That stack is for 2014. … Continue reading Another Modern Problem – Our Health Insurance
*****Read the article below this one first**** Pearl Harris I felt as if I might have stuck my neck out when I wrote the article on "Save That Tree", but I thought it might be worth it. So I thought - "Well I've gone this far so let's see what else I can do." So … Continue reading My Report on “Save That Tree” Article
Pearl Harris I read in The Banner about the plans for the former Norris Clinic Building. It sound like a great idea. Anything that will bring trade to our town is appreciated. I've memories of going to that clinic when I was sick. There is the most beautiful tree in front of it on Main … Continue reading Save That Tree!
Pearl Harris The main topic of conversation today has been the cold weather we will experience for the next few days. I couldn't help but issue some thanks for a warm home to live in. I'm sure a lot of our people do not have this and I could not help to think back some … Continue reading Brrr…. It’s Cold Outside!
Pearl Harris After 96 years I am having a health problem. After all, things do wear out. I am not able to jump up and do the things I've always done, so I sit and recall memories of long ago, I know what has occurred in the past, but we don't know the future. As … Continue reading More Memories of Long Ago!
Pearl Harris I never go into my kitchen that I don't put on an apron. I must be a messy cook or maybe it is because my Mother always wore an apron and there was an extra one for my sister and I to put on. Somehow my sister always found something else to do, … Continue reading Where are the Aprons?
Pearl Harris Wasn't it wonderful that God gave us a reprieve from the summer heat for a few days? I can't wait for autumn to return - it always has and it is such a beautiful time of the year. I have just noticed that I have more hummingbirds than I've had all summer - … Continue reading Fall Is Coming – It Always Has!
Pearl Harris Why is food so much better when someone else cooks it? As I was eating lunch I began to remember all the good food my Mama cooked. She didn't go by recipes - I wish she had - so maybe I could cook some of her special things. I thought about the big … Continue reading Good “Old Timey” Food
Pearl Harris I was changing the brush on my electric tooth brush and my mind went flying back to when I was a child. We didn't have a toothbrush, but we had a substitute - we brushed or rather cleaned our teeth. The substitute was a little rag about 3 inches square. We dampened it … Continue reading Change and More Change!
Pearl Harris Come around the first of May, or when school was out - off came our shoes, and they didn't go back on until school began again in September, except on Sundays when we went to Sunday school and church. Do you remember how good the cool grass felt on your feet in the … Continue reading Ah! Barefoot Days of Summer
Pearl Harris I wonder if any of you older people remember when peddlers used to come to the countryside to sell their wares. When I was small we lived pretty far in the country and when we would see a person walking down the road with a pack on his back - or maybe riding … Continue reading Remembering the “Peddlers”
Pearl Harris I am writing this the day before we celebrate July 4th. As I sit here I was remembering the July 4th long ago when I was a child - before I was six years of age. We lived out of Junction City about 3 miles in the country. We didn't celebrate many holidays … Continue reading Memories of July 4th Long Ago
Pearl Harris My wonderful daughter-in-law calls me every night to see how my day went. When she called a few days ago she asked what I was doing. I told her I was watching it get dark. She asked me to repeat it. I told her I watching it get dark. I have a sun … Continue reading Watching It Get Dark!
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!