“WOW” “When the SUN Shines” “Watch-OUT”

 “WOW” = “Women Out Walking”

“When the SUN Shines”  =  “New born “SON”   shines as the major event taker on his tour of the PARK – – is visited with  his “Aunt Jaime” – – which would be “MOM’s” younger sister!”

“Watch OUT” =  “When you see a new born baby in a very fine carriage  – – on a stroll – – on  one of the  “BEST  SUNSHINE DAYS”  through the PARK – – You will know immediately that our “ALMIGHTY CREATOR” is providing that fine weather for them to enjoy!”



…… In the 1940’s… we were told to PRAY together as a FAMILY – – because … if you do  – – then  that… FAMILY will be well BLESSED and stay together… forever!   Since  the  “TIMES”  were so different back  then – – compared to what  we  have and are doing   TODAY – – if you are also among us that are  much  older now  – –  something like I tell friends… in our  “second child-hood”  – – you  already know of what I am talking about.

Just thinking about those years… WWII was going on and everyone  was doing their best – – to save and conserve all resources – – so that  our “Service People” would have whatever   they needed to  “WIN the WAR” – – and come HOME safe and sound. Almost every FAMILY on your block would have a  small “STAR  FLAG”  hanging in their front windows – – indicating someone in the  WAR effort.

Some of my  little  friends and I would pull our wagons and go door to door – – collecting news-papers and magazines and taking to the collection posts to un-load  – – and we would also go  through the alleys and climb into the “ash-pits”  collecting any type   of material on the list – – that could be recycled – – and then to the next block – – until we had done our full share of work  –  just for the  WAR effort, too!

Now… that I think back – – what I miss most of those “good ole days” – – is the walking.  We young kids walked everywhere. We walked to “SCHOOL” back and forth – – and after School – – to our FRIENDS HOUSE – – and we would stand on the “side-walk” and call out … in a sing-song type of nice sounding  call.. “Oh… Mary Ellen – – can YOU come out and PLAY… Today!”  – And then we would  nicely sing-song  – – again and agin – – till someone came out of their house – – or someone  else would  just…holler “she can not come out today!” – – And off we would go – – to our next friend’s house.

As a small child – – we were  the “messengers” – – no matter who or where… Family – – Store…Grocery – Bakery – Drug, that is where the “ice-cream” would be purchased – – as the oldest – – I was that “MESSENGER” – –  and I would be sent alone – – with a note and or money… counted to the exact… one cent and or  even “mill” – –  could be a half-cent  or fraction of a cent for TAX!

What I was thinking – – that… “WALKING the BABY” is one of the best of all exercises to do. First of all – – out-doors  and fresh-air  go together… like so many of the old songs – – some you do not hear any more – – but just thinking of the  FUN – – have someone to WALK with – – chit-chat – – and walk and walk – – a mile or two  – – maybe even ten miles – – but  more  FUN – – and exercise make you feel so good – – YOU just want to do it everyday – – and with FAMILY and or FRIENDS  – – let’s just say – – we are making  “MEMORIES for EVER” – – and that is what LIFE…  is all about!

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