Yesterday was crazy here in southern California. We had a thunderstorm with an inch of rain. That’s really unusual for California but can be expected in Louisiana. I guess the weather is just acclimating us. Even with the heat, 110 degrees, and humidity, I was able to complete 3 photo albums: 1 from Mac’s childhood, 1 from Louisiana and 1 with my son’s school stuff. Today I will try to get my daughter’s album done and maybe the one from when we lived in Germany.
It is sort of cool to see all the pictures from years ago. So much you forget. Anyway – I continue on this quest. Have a great Wednesday!!
When we arrived here in Southern California 20 years ago, we started saving photos in a 2 drawer safe. This safe is stuffed to the gills with all kinds of things: memorabilia, pictures, empty photo albums, letters, cards, etc. Yesterday I began the process of going through everything to get organized. This sudden urge was a result of us talking about moving. We definitely need to downsize before moving so I thought this would be a small start. I got through the top drawer and have gotten rid of some cards and removed the albums that were in there. I did put the things I am keeping back in the drawer for safe keeping until I go through the second drawer and than decide how to organize everything that is left.
Should I make albums for the kids with there school stuff even though they’re in their 30’s? Do I digitize everything and give them a disk? Do I fill the albums I have and than take pictures of the rest? Do I buy new albums so everything is in some type of order?
Many choices. The cool part is that we have found some pictures we were looking for and some pictures we had forgotten about. This will definitely be a trip down memory lane. Have a great Tuesday!
Today being National Pig Day made me realize how much I miss our pig, Miss Amy. She died on Thanksgiving last year. We got her when she was 8 weeks old in 2003. She was a pot belly pig that reached about 250 pounds. She wasn’t crazy about people she didn’t know but once she recognized you she was known to “talk” loudly to get your attention. When she “talked” it was like a loud squeak – which was weird because I never new they made that sound. I always thought they made an “oink” sound because of that old song – “Old McDonald Had a Farm”. Anyway, Miss Amy was fed food specially made for pot belly pigs but she loved treats like vegetables, fruit and even dog food if you can believe it. Here is a picture we found of Mac holding Miss Amy when she was about a year old. Cute – isn’t she!
* National Pig Day is an event held annually on March 1 in the United States to celebrate the pig. The holiday celebration was started in 1972 by sisters Ellen Stanley, a teacher in Lubbock, Texas, and Mary Lynne Rave of Beaufort, North Carolina. According to Rave the purpose of National Pig Day is “to accord the pig its rightful, though generally unrecognized, place as one of man’s most intellectual and domesticated animals.” The holiday is most often celebrated in the Midwest.
National Pig Day includes events at zoos, schools, nursing homes, and sporting events around the United States. It is also recognized at “pig parties” where pink pig punch and pork delicacies are served, and pink ribbon pigtails are tied around trees in the pigs’ honor. According to Chase’s Calendar of Events, National Pig Day is on the same day as pseudo-holidays Share a Smile day and Peanut Butter Lover’s day. The question of whether the holiday is a time to honor pigs by “giving them a break” or to appreciate their offerings (spare ribs, bacon and ham) is an open question.