Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Ahhh! The Good Old...PREHISTORIC...Days!

     I saw hubby's shoes yesterday and it got me to thinking...*I know! You're saying to yourself right now: "Uh Oh! She's thinking again!!"...^_^ Yes I am!*...I saw how the toe areas on the soles of his shoes are all 'threadbare', and how the rest of his shoes, on both feet, are leaning to one side, and it got me to thinking about how my own gait, my cute little 'escalator walk' from my childhood, is totally gone!
    Hubby's slow, upright, long-strided, lean-to-the-left, lean-to-the-right gait has changed too!...We're getting old!! `'_'` I'm slouched over, and move so slow it would make a sloth think I was trying to outshine his speed. And hubby's lean-to-the left, lean-to-the-right, while still slow, has now turned into a slightly up and down forward movement, with shorter strides and a grunt on occasion. LOL And he's blaming it on his shoes!...Of course! That's it...It's the shoes! ^_^
      Maybe all of this 'getting-older, need-some-new-shoes', stuff is why he stopped on his way home from the Kingdom Hall the other day and took these pictures of the dinosaur tracks along the river.  They're a kind of tourist attraction in our area...that is, if being able to stop on the side of the road and look at dinosaur tracks in slate stone is a tourist attraction. :-))
      Or maybe he stopped because he wanted to get me something interesting to talk about on my blog. :-) ...Have I told you lately how much I love him! :-)
        Frankly though, I think it's one of those things that you have to see in person to really appreciate. The contour of the slate and the depth of the impressions doesn't show up that great in a photo.
       See what I mean?! LOL Although, if you squint your eyes in a dark room, while leaning to the left and then leaning to the right, you can see the footprints perfectly!! LOL
     He did get a couple of good shots though. One being the one in the header photo. This is the other one...
      Pretty cool, huh?! :-) ... There's a couple of other photos, and some information on Wikipedia about Holyoke Massachusetts' dinosaur tracks HERE. If you're into fossils and talking about the past you'll love it.
      I'm into fossils and talking about the past too, but in a different way. And lately I find myself thinking and talking about the 'good old days' more and more! It's definitely because I'm getting old, I'm sure!...Or maybe I need a new pair of shoes. ^_^
       Anyway...thanks honey! 

           SOMEBODY in our house is gonna be getting new shoes today or tomorrow. ^_^ And SOMEBODY ELSE is not going to be thinking about how much money that's gonna cost, because they will be distracting themselves with a lot of tennis! :-)) 
          By the way, tomorrow I have to tell you about what's going on in the backyard......UGH!
                        Have a good day everybody!! :-)

Footprints of the Dinosaur

They've left a giant footprint;
Solid proof that they were here.
Imagining their size evokes
a prehistoric fear.

Big toes encased in slate,
holding water for the small.
A permanent reminder,
holding stories for us all.

Who can tell their story?
There's no one that we can meet.
No poet dinosaur.
No one with their big shoeless feet.

They've walked a path through time,
and left their footprints everywhere.
And we can turn the corner
and embrace them...if we dare!


  1. I love the dinosaur prints, so cool! maybe you should both buy a part of new shoes ;)

    Bee happy x
    Have a delicious day!

    Enter me!

  2. Bee Happy, Thanks! I'm so glad you like them! I debated about whether to show them because you really can't see much...but apparently you can! :-)) Have a good day...and you're entered again!

  3. I was thinking about how I had a great stride the other day too. Now I hobble along. Nothing sexy there. Oh well. Love the song!

  4. Susan, :-) I guess I wasn't the only one contemplating walking changes then, huh?!...*Teehee*...I'm glad you liked the song too. Have a good day! :-]

  5. Sometimes I feel as old as the dinosaur - especially first thing in the morning. Doesn't it seem like we got here way too fast??

  6. Darlene, Ha! Ha! I know exactly what you mean about the dinosaur thing. Actually, the dinosaur might be more spry than me in the morning! ^_^

  7. Very cool, just imagine dinosaurs once lived next to where you live! (yikes)
    I can shoe shop all day long! Come to think of it, I think I need a new pair...

  8. Lisa, I know!!! Dinosaurs outside....dinosaurs...(of a different kind! LOL)...inside!! ^_^ Dinosaurs with new shoes on!! :-) Have a good day!

  9. I used to LOVE that song :)
    I like your blog here.
    And your poetry is beautiful.
    You should consider joining my poetry blogfest. I would be honored.

  10. Small Town Shelly Brown, Thank you so much for the nice words! :-) I am considering joining your blog fest, but I don't know which poem to submit. I know what I like, but what do other people like?! Hmmmm....Considering.... :-)

  11. LOVE Shoes...and yes, they're pretty cool shots you got!!!

  12. We Blog Artists, Hello there! Yeah, I LOVE shoes too! :-) And I'm glad you like my hubby's camera work! Thank you...from both of us! :-]

  13. so cool. I love stuff like this.

  14. rebecca, Awww! Well thank you!! :-)

  15. I think that both of you should get new shoes. They say a girl can never have too many shoes ;)
    I am thinking my eyes are a faulty today. I couldn't see the dinosaur footprints apart from the really obvious ones. At least the slate is a nice shade of grey.

  16. Better get that man some new shoes before HE leaves dinosaur tracks and becomes a tourist trap at your house!!!

  17. Jo-anne, Ha! Ha! Trust me when I tell you....a girl 'can' have too many shoes!!! ^_^ And there's nothing wrong with your eyes. The tracks are very hard to see. You must have forgot to squint!!

  18. CinLynn, He's already leaving dinosaur tracks....with a heavy toe print! Ha! Ha! Ha!....Shoes!...Done!!! ^_^


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