Memorial Day is celebrated this weekend. There will be lots of sun, fun, and sales. A large number of people take this opportunity to head to the lake, while others will hold cookouts. Women know that Memorial Day is a time when some of the best sales are going on, and we usually take full advantage of them. BUT, let’s at least take a couple minutes to remember the meaning of Memorial Day. This is a day when those who died in active military service are remembered. Please say a small prayer for those who lost their lives, and the families who grieve for them.I can remember as a child that Memorial Day meant that the summer season was finally here. The pool at Standing Stone State Park would open, and camping at the lake was a weekly occurrence. We used to ski up and down the lake for hours. I think my father taught half the kids in Livingston to ski. He had the patience of Job, at least most of the time. Looking back on it now, I would have choked most of us kids. Dad would let us out of the boat and give us our skis. That sounds simple enough, but when you are young and the skis are long and heavy, it is not an easy task. So there you sit, bobbing up and down in the water, trying to put your foot into the foot piece. The foot piece needs to be adjusted as tight as possible, or your foot will just come right out. With the piece being so tight, it is hard to get your foot to slide down in. Of course, once you get your foot in one of the skis, your other one has floated off. Let me just say right now, that swimming with a plank on one of your feet is not easy. Sometimes we could reach it and other times Daddy would pull around and get the other ski for us. Once you have on both skis, he would then “throw” the ski rope to you. It would hardly ever go right to you, so once again you are trying to swim, but this time with TWO skis on your feet. It is kind of like trying to swim in quicksand, you squirm and squirm, but go nowhere. Now that we have the rope and both skis, you just have relax and put the rope between the skis. “Let the boat pull you out of the water,” is what he would always yell to us. “Stay sitting down till you get your balance,” was the next instruction. What really would happen is, the minute he took the slack out of the rope, we would either let go of the rope, or we would get pulled onto our back. Either way it meant that he had to pull around again and go through the whole scenario again. LOL!!! I now know why he had a cooler with a couple cold beers sitting in the boat. He would sometimes be there for 30 minutes before he ever got someone out of the water.
Does anyone remember Schlitz beer, is it still around? I don’t know, but I remember that was what my dad used to drink when I was a child. He even taught me this little tongue twister.
I’m a Schlitz sipper
I sip Schlitz
I’m the best Schlitz sipper
That ever sipped a Schlitz
I can remember laughing and laughing trying to say this without saying a “bad” word. Hahaha
Now days, we stay at home, and sit around the pool. I do most of my shopping online because I don’t feel like driving at least 2 hours to a shopping area. So I scour all around to find the best sales. Because you are my “gurls”, I am going to tell you what I have found, and show you some of the items I am putting in my “I need that” column.
LOFT: 60% Off Summer Faves + All Sales Styles and 40% Off New Arrivals
OLD NAVY: 50% Off Tanks, Tees, Shorts, and Swim
MAURICES: Buy One, Get One 50% Off Everything
Talbots: Extra 40% Off One Item, Extra 50% Off Two Or More
JC PENNY: Swimwear on sale, plus a large variety of items
Here is a top that is probably ten years old. I have no idea where I bought it, I just remember I was in Tennessee at the time. I remember my sister being there and we both tired it on at my Mom’s house. There was no tag in the top, and I couldn’t find anything even similar online.The pants were just black Pixie Ankle pants from Old Navy, and they are on sale:) The shoes are black gladiator style with a chunk heel by Sole Society.I hope everyone has entered to win a $30.00 Plunder Designs jewelry giveaway. If not, go to my Facebook page and follow the instructions on my post yesterday.
Have a wonderful holiday weekend! Be careful, have fun, and laugh a lot. That is an order from Tania @50 Is Not Old. Haha
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