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Monday, December 28, 2009

Not so far in the distant past...


My mom gave me this funny little book of a collection of reproduced pamphlets put out by the British government during the war years.

Funny thing is though that many of these 'tips' are very relevent today in these times of the troubled economy...

Doing repairs yourself...

Recyling...

And being green.
Although quite corny and old fashioned, the tricks and tips on reusing and generally not being wasteful are more than appropriate for this day and age...

I make it a rule not to go NEAR a store on Boxing Day while all the other mad shoppers are out looking for that one great deal on something they really don't need.
This Christmas was low key and relaxing with visiting friends and family and good food and drink.
Calls to and from the ones I love who are far away and silly old movies on the tube.
One day trip to the mainland to see my sister and her family...a beautiful, cold, frosty drive with mom and the Da...Pogues and David Francy on the cd player.
Keepin' it simple.

3 comments:

gz said...

I come from three generations (at least!) of Make do and Mend!!
There I times when you really yearn for something good and new!!
Have you noticed that much of today's stuff isn't made for mending?

Kerry O'Gorman said...

You are right with that one gz...most things,it seems, are destined for the landfill but I do know what you mean about having something not from the thrift store!

endofera said...

Speaking of lost generations...I was watching the most wonderful programme last night on RTE television about a National Geaographic photographer who was retracing his footsteps in Ireland 40 years later. An emotional and enlightening journey ensues as he journeys down memory lane through his photos. I know you will enjoy this so much as a blast from the past. Here is the link:
http://www.rte.ie/player/#v=1063294