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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Friday's Fun Blast from the Past 1/28

Blast from the Past

Here we are again, Friday and yet another Blast from the Past.

Smells are the Blast today... Can you close your eyes and remember what your Mom, Dad, or Grand Mother smelled like?  Is there that one scent that will take you back in time when you get a whiff of it?  I recently had that happen to me.

 I opened a bottle of Jergens Hand Lotion and as the air filled with the sweet smell of cherries and almonds, I was whisked back to a time when my Nan was still in my life.  My Nan lived with us and she was one of those non stop type ladies. She was always making herself busy with as she called them the household chores. To make sure her hands stayed soft my Nan would pull out her bottle of Jergens hand lotion. rub it into her hands, arms and face and the air filled with the sweet smells of that wonderful lotion. I loved that smell and my Nan would make sure my hands were a soft as hers.
 My hands have been so dry lately and nothing seemed to work, We stopped by the drug store and there on the shelf was my old friend Jergens lotion... Now days the lotion sports a plastic bottle with the words original scent on the label  instead of the beautiful glass bottle she once wore, but when I opened the lid and took a whiff, there was the wonderful scent I remember so well. My bottle may not be as glamorous as she used to be, but she still has the power to take me back to my childhood and bring back the memory of a special lady, My Nan. My hands are now soft and smooth and maybe one day my grand kids will recall their Nana's special cherry and almond scent from her Jergen's Lotion.
The wonderful vintage Jergens bottles like the ones shown can be found on ebay, I might just have to buy one so my Jergens Lotion will get her glam back.

Pet Peeve of the Week
Rude Cashier's, Now don't get me wrong these men and women have a hard job dealing with the public. I have seen customers being rude to them to.  But if I get in their line and I smile and ask how you are doing, then know that I am a nice person.  I know they really don't want to be stuck behind a register when it is such a nice day out, or they have a date in a hour or would really rather just be texting their friends.  They applied for the job, and were so happy when they were hired, They  now have extra money in their pocket to buy that must have new game or outfit, Now they must realize that you have to work to earn that money, friends will wait and if they don't, well it really isn't my fault.  Realize that because I choose to shop at their store, I am helping to pay their salary and it would be so nice if  they just said Hi or smiled a little. If I and the hundreds of other customers that are served in a week decided not to come and see their unsmiling face, then the store might have to cut back hours, or worse cut staff, They might lose their job, The store might even have to close.  So just a little smile might save their job, Most of us customers are nice and we to have things we would rather do than shop and pay high prices or deal with a grumpy cashier. Heck, most of us have done our time behind a cash resister or two.

Giggle of the Week

Exercise Program

Begin by standing on a comfortable surface, where you have plenty of room at each side.

With a 5-lb potato bag in each hand, extend your arms straight out from your sides and hold them there as long as you can. Try to reach a full minute, and then relax.

Each day you'll find that you can hold this position for just a bit longer. After a couple of weeks, move up to 10-lb potato bags.

Then try 50-lb potato bags and then eventually try to get to where you can lift a 100-lb potato bag in each hand and hold your arms straight for more than a full minute. (I'm at this level.)

After you feel confident at that level, put a potato in each bag.   Gotcha!!!  hehehe

Special Notice.. Watch Nanbon's Corner and Southern Style blogs for a CSN Giveaway, coming real soon... There will be a giveaway on both blogs, so make sure to enter both contests.  Also at the end of January the One World, One Heart Blog event will be under way. Last year there was over 1,000 blogs participating..Think of it, new blogs to visit and each will host a doorprize... So check back real soon..

1 comment:

ga447 said...

My parents had Jergens lotion everywhere. I love the bottles, I do miss the past sometimes. Take care of your foot.