Today, October 8 - I'm officially truly older than dirt.
I can remember black and white TV and clicking the three or four channels. I remember red dye and when cereal said "sugared" and meant it. I remember "smoking" candy cigarettes in the kitchen while Dad had his one Camel.
Ray and I did marry - Justice of the Peace, in jeans, then a fun party that night.
Picture on the right is my very casual author picture....Maybe I should update it.
And here I am with Ray in Cozumel, cruising onward.....I know less than I did back in the black and white era. Still questioning, still stumbling, still a left-handed, green-eyed gal from PA. (a damn Yankee in TX)
Assuming I make it to Halloween, I will then have lived longer than my mother. That's mind blowing.
But cheers! I plan on eating chocolate cake and enjoying my whole birthday weekend - Friday and Monday off. Go to the State Fair, hit a movie, celebrate with friends, and of course, hang with Ray.
Joanne Faries, originally from the Philadelphia area, lives in Texas with her husband Ray. She considers herself fortunate to be able to pursue a writing career after eons in the business world. Joanne enjoys reading and movies, and is the film critic for the Little Paper of San Saba.