Vince Vance & the Valiants — All I Want For Christmas Is You.
What’s on your mind?
g’evening pups — how are ya doing tonight?
Hey, Suze! Fallin’ asleep here, about to toddle off, as Dr Dick say, but I saw your fonts on refresh and hadda say “hello” and “good night.”
I was up at 4:30 to catch a 7 am flight to Dallas…so didn’t sleep much for fear of not waking up (and the flight is too short to catch up on sleep). Spent the morning waiting too long in a too-warm courtroom, trying to stay awake and alert, then had to run to catch my plane as it was already boarding.
Got home, dozing in the taxi, texted results to the office, and went to bed. Slept awhile, been up again awhile, and am crashing again.
Morning was almost like winter -foggy and chill, but afternoon up to low 70′s and gorgeous, in Dallas and here, too.
The parts of Dallas I see between Love Field and Fed Courthouse are stunningly new and grandiose and big-scale. Kinda glad I chose to move to San Antonio instead of Dallas back in 1984.
How’s by you tonight?
hey tejan — wow that’s a full day!!! i do that when i have to get up early for something important…. i’ll toss and turn and keep checking the clock to make sure i’ve not overslept.
nothing new here — same ole same ole (not that i’m complaining)
do ya get to sleep in tomorrow?
My favorite Christmas film.
hey ce — how’s cleveland tonight? steph told me today that i absolutely must see elf
i’m planning on featuring clips from holiday movies next week
My sleep schedule is still discombobulated. Long nap after dinner, then awake until whenever.
To continue conversation of other night, my parents’ materials may be worthy of donation to a library.
Field of inquiry is something like history of ordinary people, as opposed to history of the elite.
I was referred to contact at SUNY-NP and made a dean aware of what I have. He distributed my email to several profs, and one responded that she thought they would be of interest to a library or museum, like NYS in Albany.
She uses such materials in her work on 19C U.S. history and has some contacts at potential recipient institutions.
I had no idea there might be a spot for the docs for the rest of eternity. Next generation in family has neither the space nor the interest in keeping them.
My mother would be so happy if saved materials found a good home.
hey ecahn — sorry about your sleep being forked up but woohoo — that’s wonderful news about your family papers!!!
Hey, Dearie (errr: on edit: CE, sorry) – I didn’t know that was a Christmas movie. Never seen it. Maybe I should seek it out, huh?
Suzanne, could sleep in but hope not to. Got to get up and get to work; starting to get clients! Need to meet with the bank to set up a trust account and a business account, and get some contract forms and other forms ready. I’m excited…just this last trip for my firm (on a case I’d appeared on twice before, and my name was still on) was tiring.
I was glad to do it; the client was detained before, but is out now, so I got to actually meet him “in person”. Theother two hearings had him appearing from the detention center by video.
He is very happy to be free again.;) I got a bond out of this very tough judge, so he is pleased with my work.
woohoo! very well done, counselor!
eCAHN!! Glad to see you! Even better, to hear that there may be a place for your family letters. I read your post describing them. The time has come when those ordinary materials are valued by historians, and about dam time.
Hope you get a good home for them.
I’m starting to worry about my mother’s photos and mementos from her time in the Army in WWII, even though I have not inherited them yet. I’d hate to think of great nieces and nephews discarding them out of ignorance. And no direct heirs after me. At the rate we’re going, of course, my mother may outlive me! Anyway, glad you’re on track to find a place to archive your family’s documents.
and now I have really gotta remove these sticky cats from my lap (sticky in that they seem stuck to me) and head off to get horizontal. Good night, all, and thanks, Suze!
It’s an eye opener in a number of ways. These days, one gets so used to the 1%ers dominating everything, it’s refreshing to know that there are still some people around who are concerned about real people, how they lived their lives, and want materials on the subject preserved.
Calling them “family papers” makes them sound grander than they are, but it is accurate, I guess.
I’m not concerned about sleep routines. I don’t need a “routine.”
That’s cool, eCAHN. So good that you pursued the opportunities. I do find my mother’s listing of costs and such to be quite interesting and think that there is a place to explore what the children of the Depression found worthy of cataloging.
I also have dozens of postcards from my grandmother to-and-from family and friends in the early years of California…. and they are so dear. I’d never just throw them away.
g’nite tejan… maybe you can talk to mom about them next time you talk to her… about organizing them… a fun project :)
i think its so cool that they are wanted…
i don’t worry about sleep schedules much either — unless i know i have to get up early and then i’m hosed. i go to sleep when i’m tired and i get up when i wake up — seems to work out well :)
hey dearie — how was your day today?
My day was lovely, Suzanne. I was magnificent! You get it, I know.
yay!!! there is great joy in doing nothing magnificently.
Do what I did. Check with local college, tell them what is available & see if there’s interest. Can’t hurt to inquire.
I had an entre bc I was on the foundation board & still serve on FinCom. Thus, I was introduced with creds.
There must be some Vets orgs that know where your docs could find a home. A woman in WWII is an important subject in its own right.
There’s an oral history org. At min, you & your mother should contact them, & do one, separately or together or both. They might be able to refer you wrt to document preservation sites.
excellent points ecahn.
LOL. At your age such matters were way off my radar. Now it seems more important.
i’m finding it a fascinating discovery to see what becomes more important as i age
It is fascinating.
I have switched my sphere of interest significantly as time has passed.
Been there, done that plays a large role. IOW, I have lost interest in ways of life, activities, topics, that used to be incredibly important & filled a lot of my time. Thought those matters would last forever.
Surprising. Didn’t expect they would fade to insignificance.
i was talking with my mom sunday about how when i was younger i always made sure i had makeup on and was well manicured, etc. and now how i just don’t give a shit what other folks think about me if i’m at the grocery store and don’t have my upper plate in.
each new phase of my life has had its transitions…. i believe people come into and outta our lives for a reason.
Two of my new BFFs parents were born the same year I was.
We share interests like organic foods, cooking, and a few other things. They are also politically aware more than several others I know.
Since there is a generational skip, I also serve as a non-judgemental sounding board for some of their life decisions, a role their parents can’t fill bc of emotional history.
I don’t get involved in their personal lives much. But it is an interesting new role for me. Kinda like “senior adviser”.
when i was younger i hung out with folks that were pretty much the same age group i was. now that i’m retired, i’ve found folks who are my mom’s age and my daughters’ ages that i have a lot more in common with than i had thought i would when i was younger.
I love that: Senior Adviser. A respected position. Overlooked in the recent past and now re-elevated to a prized position granted much respect.
We are conditioned in school to stay in our regimented age group.
Like other diversities: gender, skin color, sexual orientation, religion, name your own, life is fuller if you mix ‘em up. JMO.
i totally agree! i was telling stephanie tonight on the phone that the more diversity the better — the more you are around folks who are different than you the more accepting you are of those with different lifestyles and cultures. her generation seems to be doing a better job of it than mine
Interesting Dearie, that your take & mine on Senior Adviser are so diff. I typed it with irony in mind. On Wall St., Senior Adviser title is reserved for someone who used to be productive (no one over the age of 50 is considered productive on WS) but was too prominent to relegate to the trash heap of history.
I used the term in irony bc I also agree with your take and think it can be a respectable role.
Sand man cometh, so off I am.
Thanks for the company Suzanne & Dearie.
I’m off to dreamland, too, Suz. Happy and colorful dreams to you.
i’m gonna head off myself… tired early tonight. thanks for letting me hang out here with ya tonight.
hope to see ya tomorrow night for muppets
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