Friday, September 25, 2009

25 September 1955 "Don't worry, I'm still here"


I have had a busy few days, more boxes to unpack, making jams, and the general settling of moving in, changing addresses, dealing with insurance etc. All the things, I suppose, I would have had to do in 1955 but with the pleasure of putting on my hat and gloves and walking to the local office to deal with a person instead of computers and computerized voices on phones asking me to press this or that only to never get anywhere. All very unsettling and only making me crave the real 1955 more, but I digress. I shall be back later today, I promise. Sometimes a homemaker's life just pulls her along so rapidly on the 'to-doing' currant, you don't realize how far down river you have drifted!

19 comments:

  1. This photo is how I envisioned office work as a kid, calm and civilized.

    When I actually got to work in an office, I was literally running in heels...yeah, not so calm.

    Thanks for that photo of a once-serene office life.

    **We know you're super-busy. Glad to know you're still at it and doing fine**

    Kris7
    Working hard at www.sccworlds.com

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  2. We're supporting you. Gah, sometimes technology is a pain in the keister.

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  3. the girl at the filing cabinet was so like me!! i was a file clerk in an accounting office in high school and college. it was actually quite pleasant. just me, my files, and my own thoughts...
    cute picture. have fun settling in~!

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  4. Oh yes.. I was talking to a medical provider today about why I no longer came in....simple: your office staff is like a girls high school locker room with all the buzz about last weeks partying and the hot guy in the underwear ad!! no wonder I was billed instead of my insurance company, they areb't there to work, just dra a paycheck. Top that with all the latest tech gadgets being played with instead of greeting each client when they enter the office..is it any wonder I wish for days gone by??
    ENJOY your day dear!

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  5. Thank you for all be patient with my move schedule, here I am and I thought I would have had time to post again today, but the chores piled up today. Thanks again and even when I am not posting we can still comment and share ideas, right? Apron Revolution!

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  6. Here, Here about the phone calls. Why is it that we cannot speak to a human being when we have business to tend to now adays??? I loathe calling someplace and "Press one for english"?!?!?!?! This is AMERICA. I am so sorry is I sound bigoted, but THIS is not a SPANISH speaking nation. LEARN the language. And then they give you ten menu's with thirty options each. And NONE of the options are for what you need. *sigh*

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  7. Glad you got to post a short note. It must be a rude awakening to get all the details of your move done by computer. Not that you're computer illiterate , obviously, but taking care of household business via the internet is a whole other world.

    I was so happy when I had to call our village office about a garbage issue this week. This lovely woman, Mary Beth, listened, waited patiently while my son interrupted, and took care of the problem. I was just happy to reach a live person. I never expected the person who answered would be so happy to help. She even chatted a little about other things. Makes me feel like I live in a small town.

    S

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  8. As a big classics/vintagefan, i'm glad to have found this blog. Would be so great to see men & women on the street all dressed up with hats and gloves, people writing letters to each other instead of e-mails, watching 'What's my Line?' on weekly basis and cinema's screening Golden Era films.. just to list a few. So, what a swell idea to live as closely to the 1950s as possible! I wish you good luck and much fun on this project (:

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  9. We understand, don't worry!

    I *love* that photo. Like someone else said above, that's how I always envisioned working in an office when I was a kid. Right now I work as a secretary, and wish my environment was as aesthetically pleasing as that one is!

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  10. off topic, but had to share...i just bought a beaded evening gown-in perfect condition- at the consignment shop for $32!!!!!! it is just making me drool for the jazz clubs of old. i wish we could all take a break from our saturday chores and all meet for dinner and dancing tonight w/our men!!

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  11. Kelly:

    About your new gown--awesome catch!!

    I have been in the mood to be much more social lately, too.

    Why do people keep to themselves so much nowadays?

    Kris7

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  12. Having moved over twenty times I know how you feel. Do not worry , we are here rooting you all the way! Can not wait for more pictures.
    By the way, yeah to me quiting the second job for getting more home life back. Apron back on, pots and pans unite.

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  13. Oh how wonderful it would be to just have to walk to a business and deal with someone face to face. I do hate talk to a computer, very frustrating, then to also have somoene from another country.

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  14. Oh those hair-do's!!! :-) Pin curls, pin curls, pin curls...

    I love the pic, since 'Aunt Amelia' is a whopping 72. ,-)

    'Aunt Amelia'

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  15. kris7-i don't know why exactly folks don't get together more..but maybe with all our techno "connections", people feel less inclined to the real deal?i know that some don't even know their next door neighbors!! i would kill for a nice dinner and dancing place where couples actually dressed up and interacted...

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  16. Here here Kelly, We need to try and make such a thing in our own communities! any ideas how anyone?

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  17. a couple of girls in our home school group have had "craft nights" for the other ladies. they set it up like an open house of sorts. they have snacks and drinks and the ladies can bring whatever craft they like and just work on it together. we have knitters, quilters, stitchers and scrapbookers all chatting together over tea and cookies. they might do this once a month or so. we also have "mom's night out" at each other's houses every month. same idea, without the crafts, just a time to touch base w/other moms and to maybe get support, ideas etc. that might help us ladies, but what about the men? couples game nights? i know my grandparents regularly had cocktail parties in the neighborhood and played euchre or canasta??? how bout that?

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  18. Don’t know if I commented on this before or not but thought it apropos for this post. At the hospital the other day, one of the patients said that we are all so busy running around that we really don’t take the time with or care for our patients. We pop into the room and then run right back out going on to our next duty. He said that he feels like a piece of wallpaper just sitting there watching what is going on and not really mattering at all to us. Sadly, that is all to true. This gentleman was telling the truth. We are overworked because they don’t want to have to pay out what is needed due to the economic times. So, we run almost literally—I walk as fast as I can—all day long and still many times aren’t finished with our work at the end of 12 or 13 hours. Very frustrating indeed.

    Wouldn’t it be nice to go back to a time when people really mattered to us?

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