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Re: storm..../ contacts
  • Subject: Re: storm..../ contacts
  • From: "Daryl" <dp2413@comcast.net>
  • Date: Sun, 4 Nov 2012 20:39:24 -0500

At least hula hoops gave us some good exercise. I got my first one in '57 or '58. It and its successor (1959, maybe? ) are hanging in my garage, having survived 3 moves and being rescued from my parent's basement when we were moving them into a retirement apartment in '97 or so. I was dismayed to find out that I could no longer swivel my hips as I did as a kid. I was a wiz at hula hoops back then. Now, not so much, but at least I could keep them from falling.

Cabbage Patch dolls? Ugh, though the place where they were "born" in North Georgia was pretty interesting when we took a group of 4H kids there. I found it a little troubling to see things from my childhood labeled as antiques, though.

I still follow several lists, but they seem to have abandoned me.


-----Original Message----- From: James Singer
Sent: Sunday, November 04, 2012 6:01 PM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: [CHAT] storm..../ contacts

I think the demise of list is a product of our being indoctrinated in
consumerism, with chasing the next shiny thing that some huckster drags along
behind his circus wagon. Anyone remember hula-hoops or cabbage patch dolls
from the pre-information age?

On Nov 4, 2012, at 2:27 PM, Daryl wrote:

I think it's sad that the lists are going dormant. While I agree that
sometimes they can bring on information overload, they're much easier to
follow, especially now that Facebook has gone flakey. I can have my email
program sort messages from this or other lists into folders and read them at
my leisure. I follow a couple of groups on Facebook like the Business of
Garden Writing, but Facebook decides what it will display at any one time. And
Twitter is impossible unless you are on it all of the time.   Bah, humbug.


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