Eaves dropping 2021

“She told me “If you always fold up your washing you’ll ever lose your mind.” When the kids were little I’d get so addled I’d about have a nervous breakdown and I’d remember that and do a washing and it always helped.”

Last night’s video: Dorie Woman of the Mountains 9.


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    March 26, 2022 at 1:46 pm

    Tipper, I’m glad that works for you but it drives me up the wall.

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    Ron Stephens
    March 26, 2022 at 1:00 pm

    Hmmm sounds like the one making that overheard comment might have been the old woman who lived in a shoe. But the point that occupation which doesn’t require concentration is restful is both true and well-taken. Probably most all of us has one or two jobs like that. It is a good life skill to know and use them. A few that come to my mind are stringing and breaking beans, peeling and cutting up apples, hoeing the garden and splitting wood. I reckon each of you could add your favorites. Interesting that it is manual skills that leave the mind free.

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    Ed Ammons
    March 26, 2022 at 10:20 am

    After yesterday’s flirtation with dementia I have redeemed myself somewhat, maybe. I found it. https://blindpigandtheacorn.com/appalachia-through-my-eyes-alpha-omega-evans/
    My first comment is at the bottom. The very first one.
    Also I have found the reason I was unable to find it yesterday. I have sheets in the dryer. They have been there for over a week.

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      Karen Boone
      March 26, 2022 at 10:10 pm

      That made me laugh! LOL

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    Miss Cindy
    March 26, 2022 at 7:55 am

    I always heard that if you crochet, you’ll never go crazy. I think they are both correct! The trick is DO SOMETHING and it will occupy your mind!
    And if that doesn’t work just don’t worry about it a little crazy is good for you!

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      kathy patterson
      March 26, 2022 at 10:24 pm

      All of us are individuals and have something that calms and soothes our nerves.
      Miss Cindy,
      Crocheting makes me nervous. My Grandma always crocheted and knitted. She was always calm and peaceful I thought.
      Your advice is so good. I agree do something to occupy ones mind and keep it busy. Cleaning house is another thing that drives me nuts but reading helps especially “Blind Pig and the Acorn” in the cold weather or days I can’t get outside. Gardening helps me in warm weather. We have always had a fire pit with comfortable chairs. A nice wood fire really settles the most frayed nerves day or night winter or summer just as long as the wind isn’t blowing. Yes we have put on heavy coats, gloves, and toboggans and enjoyed the fire. We even buy fire wood for the fire pit from our neighbor. Kathy Patterson

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    Martha Justice
    March 26, 2022 at 7:40 am

    Well !!! That makes sense to me

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