Tuesday, June 30, 2020

owie! owie!


What myhand looked like after Big Boy jumped on my arm....

KIDDING!!! I bit into a big fat juicy Cherry and this is what it looked like...

When I am walking, THINGS just POP in my head. I started talking them into Samsung Notes on cell phone. I copied and pasted from notes to blog and woo hoo. More easy blog fodder.

Random thought while walking or in this case coming in from walking

After my 45-minute walk I stumbled into the house with sweat running down my face from walking in all the humidity and my immediate thought was how in the world did those women wearing those long dresses and bonnets walk behind a wagon in a wagon train and I wonder what they must have smelled like when they did.

17 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

I REALLY thought they were bloody claw marks!!! I am glad it was NOT!

easyweimaraner said...

hahaha how good that is was just cherry-blood ;O)

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
No owies then... and I have often wondered at the madness of clothing. It's no wonder that light cloths and less and less petticoats happened in quick succession! YAM xx

Hootin' Anni said...

...and to think, no showers readily available. I've often thought the same thing.

Ann said...

You fooled me, that was convincing cherry juice.
I often think the same thing when I see the Amish women who shop in our store. I don't think I could stand wearing those outfits in the heat.

My Mind's Eye said...

BOL BOL I always think about odd things too. Especially like the pioneer women
I guess everyone smelled the same but and how did they sleep like that but
they knew no better still makes me very thankful that I was not from that era.
I am a whimp
Hugs Cecilia

crafty cat corner said...

Now that's a brilliant idea to record thoughts. I often make posts up in my mind and then forget them. As for those ladies in corsets in the wild west, i have often thought of them. Same for the victorian ladies.
I sweat like a pig in the heat and Tom stays cucumber cool. Chalk and Cheese, that's us.
Briony
x

Rose said...

That is one of my thoughts, too, but even more than that, I wonder how people stood the bitter cold and howling wind in winter. They did not have all kind of quick drying clothing, and it was keeping a fire going all the time.

And in winter, every time I cross the Wabash River, I think of George Rigers Clsrk and his men crossing it in flood stage.. to go to battle. And I wonder who had the resolve to cross the Mississippi before bridges were buikt.

Mevely317 said...

OK, you tricked me good! Sure looked like a bloody hand to me.
So true about the heavy starched clothing -- from as far back as George Washington to Gone With The Wind era. Imagine the B.O.? Eeeeu!
One thing's for sure, my ancestors were made of stronger stuff than me, living with no A/C.

eileeninmd said...

You had me fooled, that is a juicy cherry! Poor BB being blamed for no reason! LOL. Have a good day!

Inger said...

I know, I read a book called 1787 about how our Constitution was developed and written in the summer of that year in Philadelphia, a place also very hot and muggy in the summer. And I wondered how those guys could even think with their wigs and buttoned up heavy clothes. Now you made me wonder how the room must have smelled.

DeniseinVA said...

When I saw your 'bloody' hand I thought oh no! And then smiled when you explained. You are amazing going out in that humidity. I remember reading about the first settlers in Florida when we were down there, and having to deal not only the humidity but the mosquitoes! Must have been a hard folk back then.

photowannabe said...

Whew...scared me....
So glad you and I are dripping fruit juice and not in danger.
I bet those women and men too...really smelled and were caked in dust and dirt...ugh...so glad I don't have to do what they did.
But
I am so grateful they did it and discovered new places and scenery for those of us to come.
Dave has a stress test today at 2:15...he so hates them. He's totally stressed out about it already.
It's another hot one today so that doesn't help the situation any.
Sue

Ruth Hiebert said...

Those hands could easily have fooled me. It sure looked like blood. I have sometimes wondered too how they used to do it. With all those clothes and not bathing regularly ,social distancing must have come naturally .

Chatty Crone said...

Glad you are okay.
Gee I think about the same thing - people wore clothes and heavy clothes in the summer - how did they do it?

Debby@Just Breathe said...

You fooled me! Yes the odors must have been terrible in those days.

CheerfulMonk said...

I actually heard one good thing about all that clothing on the Oregon Trail and such --- it provided privacy when there were no men's and women's restrooms. It was mentioned in a Great Courses Plus lecture, and the professor did mention how hard it must have been with water so scarce.

I'll thank my lucky stars I don't have those problems! Now I'm listening to a course on the Mongol empire...that would have been even worse. When they were out to conquer the world they killed every one in cities that dared to oppose them.