Archive for Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Aunt Norie’s sewing room

January 28, 2009

Headlines the other day, even a spot on the evening news, about how “the throw away economy, is fast giving way to the repair economy.”

Cars are getting new motors, shoes are being half-soled again, clothes are being mended. People will again count those pennies. The government recently was considering the discontinuing of even making the penny.

From the title of the most wasteful nation in the world, see we can and will even fix that, nothing like our good old U.S. of A., and those of us who make up that nation. Again, “When the going gets tough the tough get going.” That’s us — well, I’m not going to go there, enough said.

I’m even getting hints on fixing, extending, more of those tough depression days, which I will of course begin sharing with you.

Like the other day: “My sewing machine has been parked in the closet, why, I haven’t even used it for years,” then, “Do you think I should send it to the shop for cleaning and oiling?” My answer: Maybe, maybe not. First, try a few drops of oil onto the gears, sew a little while and see how it responds. Of course, a good professional cleaning never hurts. Sewing machines, especially the older ones, are almost unstoppable, always ready to go.

One mom said that dad thought my idea of getting the kids going was great and they’d had the most fun evening, even hilarious. They got her big tin box of buttons out with squares of cloth and just sewed buttons onto it. “It was better than any game night they’ve had for awhile.” Getting that button to stay still, to get the thread up and down and into those holes, not over the sides. The kids beat dad.

“Talk about bonding, the kid and their dad especially.”

Oh yes, families are the greatest, the very foundation of our world.

More next week.

God bless. Keep those prayers going for our leaders.

— Aunt Norie, P.O. Box 265, Tonganoxie 66086; auntnorie@bdc.net.

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