From a photograph by Solomon D. Butcher of four daughters of rancher Joseph M. Chrisman, at their sod house in Custer County, Nebraska. From left to right, Harriet, Elizabeth, Lucie, and Ruth. Photographed in 1886.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Overheard

Time flies.


At the store, I overheard this confused conversation between a 50-ish woman and her 30-ish daughter.

Mom: It's been at least a century since I bought new towels.

Daughter: No, it has not been a century, Mom! You got new towels when you redid the bathroom. That was seven years ago.

Mom: Well, I guess you're right. It seems like it's been over a century, though.
I have noticed that entire months slip by very quickly. Does that relate? I'm not sure.

Over a century ago
(Flickr image by peagreengirl)

2 comments:

Collagemama said...

I relate. My walking buddy and I have wondered why no one gives us a shower when we turn fifty to give us new towels and sheets. I still call the dishes I bought in 1989 "the new set".

Genevieve said...

The "half-century shower" sounds like a plan to me, Collagemama, and I know that the mom in line would have agreed with you.

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