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About beth

Ann Arbor-ite writes about enjoying life with all of its ironies and surprises.

boxes.

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j.l. hudson department store – detroit, michigan

i have always loved boxes

some for nostalgia or beauty

others for their material or design

as my children know

sometimes a box is my favorite part of a present

yes, i have a kept a few or so.

apple – macbook air

“thanks to my mother, not a single cardboard box has found its way back into society.

we receive gifts in boxes from stores that went out of business twenty years ago.”

-erma bombeck

 

one specialized group are those who save the boxes created by apple and the used boxes are actually for sale on ebay.

 i only recently gave a gift in my macbook air box that i had saved for no reason other than i loved its amazing design.

see the link below for a look into this apple phenomenon:

https://www.vice.com/en/article/g5bw3b/why-people-keep-empty-apple-iphone-macbook-boxes

slice of life.

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pie eating contest at the jefferson school, washington, d.c. 1923

in honor of national pie day

i am proud to announce that 

once

on one fine summer’s day

i was declared

the women’s speed pie eating contest winner

at the local fire department’s picnic

no hands

just a chocolate pie and a competitive spirit

“things that really matter are the things that gold can’t buy,

so let’s have another cup o’ coffee and let’s have another piece o’ pie.”

– irving berlin

image credit: united states library of congress, prints and photographs division

do you remember?

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who remembers this?

sitting backwards

making faces

rolling around on turns

cigarette smoke-filled air

fighting over who could sit there

the door that swung open

back window down

best seat ever.

 

“like all great travelers, i have seen more than i remember, and remember more than i have seen.”

-benjamin disraeli

 

 

 

 

 

image credit: doyouremember.com

get back up.

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a family penguin is down, but not out.

“you take a crash, you get back up and next time you succeed and that’s a great feeling.”

*-shaun white

 

 

*Shaun Roger White (born September 3, 1986) is an American professional snowboarder, skateboarder and musician. He is a three-time Olympic gold medalist. He holds the record for the most X-Games gold medals and most Olympic gold medals by a snowboarder, and has won 10 ESPY Awards.

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my doormat without a sunday paper on it.

my very kind paper man

told me to just text him if i was ever missing a paper

 he would drive over to deliver it

i love the sunday paper and especially the crossword

love throwing open my door on a sunday morning

the paper patiently waiting for me on my door mat

love opening it

with a fresh cup of steaming coffee

and diving in

but alas

the day came

when it wasn’t there

 i sent a gentle text to my paper man

saying there was no sunday paper waiting for me today

 he very quickly responded to say –

that is because today is saturday.

ah, i thought.

en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Sunday

Sunday is the day of the week between Saturday and Monday.

Sunday is a day of rest in most Western countries, and a part of the weekend.

“time flows in strange ways on sundays.” 

haruki murakami