Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Thought I’d Throw this in for Fun–Feb. 24, 2010
In 1974 we were living a quiet rural life with two cats and two dogs in a little cottage on 40 acres. There were lizards in the shower, and frogs hopped in under the front door on rainy nights. We had a fireplace that barely touched the cold so we kept one room closed off at all times. That room was like a cavern and I was barely acquainted with it. Our water system froze in the winter, dried out in the summer, and clogged up with decaying leaves in the fall. We had no TV, no phone, and only one car -- yes, it was a Volkswagon bus. It was utterly idyllic. When we received the happy news of my pregnancy in 1974, we moved back to civilization. In this photo I was four months along. The pretty kitty is Flower.
Despite appearances and the sound of things, I wasn’t a hippie chick. It was just the times. Though this 21 year old girl bears little physical resemblance to the me of today, I really haven't changed much inside.
Take it easy. Don't let the sound of your own wheels make you crazy (more 70s flashbacks).