Each morning when I open my eyes I say to myself;
I, not events, have the power to make me happy or unhappy today.
I can choose which it shall be. Yesterday is dead, tomorrow hasn’t arrived yet.
I have just one day, today, and I’m going to be happy in it.
~Groucho Marx

This is the day which the Lord hath made; we will rejoice and be glad in it.
Psalm 118:24


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Friday, March 27, 2009

Waldwick, no shoes and a bonus

I walked in fog this morning, but the sun eventually broke through the clouds and chased the fog away. I saw lots deer, the usual noisy geese all waking up, a couple of rabbits, a woodpecker and lots of cardinals and robins as I walked around the lake.

I paid a visit to Vee's blog as I do every morning and she had a link there for Penny Postcards. I went to check it out and looked up Waldwick, NJ, which is where I grew up. There was one post card there of the Waldwick train station. I spent a lot of time sitting in that train station. All through high school my friend Bernice and I would be there on a lot of Saturdays waiting for the train which would take us to Ridgewood. We would walk around town, mostly window shopping and looking at the boys, have lunch while we were there and then walk back home to Waldwick. The price of the train ticket? - only 25 cents!!
Here is the picture. This picture looks very old. I wonder what year it is? We used to ride the train in the late 60's.

I finally wore out a pair my favorite shoes (not walking shoes) and had to throw them away. Today I went to DSW to replace them with some new shoes. I didn't want any type of sneakers, but just a nice comfortable shoe to wear with jeans. This store is a huge with aisles and aisles of shoes all sitting out. I went up and down all the aisles and I can't believe that I couldn't find one pair of shoes that I liked. I used to love that store and never had any trouble finding shoes. While there I did run into a friend Carol, from Meals on Wheels - she drives on Wednesdays. We talked quite a while amongst all the shoes. BTW - she couldn't find any shoes she liked either!!

I finished reading Angels All Over Town by Luanne Rice.This is the first book I've read by this author and I will probably be reading more of them. The book is about Una (a soap star) and her three sisters. I enjoyed reading the book.
Here is a quote from the book that me laugh. :-)
"This is monkey piss. You should drink Guinness," Joe advised.

I've started another book which is due at the library next Saturday. Once I finish this one I can get back to the twilight series.

Congratulations to Ken on a job well done. He got an nice little bonus from work! :-)

We had supper at Five Guys, stopped by the old house to pick up the mail and then came home.

No Netflix tonight - we are going to watch a couple episodes of Seinfeld, I'll have some cookies and knit.

It's Friday so I'm sure you all had a fine day.
Happyone :-)


  1. I looked in Penny Postcards and found two for where my mom lives in PA! Very interesting!

  2. Oh and sometimes I can't find anything in DSW, either. Such an irony with all of those shoes!!

  3. Karen, I absolutely love Luanne Rice, I have read several of her books! Have a great weekend!

  4. Whenever I can't find shoes, I figure that I've become too old and am now like my grandmother who was always looking for "sensible" shoes. Ha!

    I enjoyed reading about your time spent in the RR station and in the neighboring town looking at boys.

    Have a great weekend!

  5. It was interesting to hear about the memories that postcard brought back to you. I read Vee's post too, but didn't have time yesterday to visit the penny postcard sight. I will have to do that today.

    Congratulations to Ken on his bonus. That is always so nice, but especially so in these economic times.

    Have a great weekend.

  6. Congrats to Ken for the bonus. That's always a nice boost!

    Foggy here today as well but there's a major snowfall warning for our area later today... I'm so ready for Spring but I guess not yet.


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