Monday, 5 May 2014

The Facts of Life

  The Facts of Life According to Kimberly

This is an old post from the early months of my blogging.
I thought it might be fun to replay again....

You must know ladies that it all starts out pretty innocently!
It's just that innate curiosity that begins when we are little
to understand the differences between boys and girls, right?

Then before you know it, there we are stealing kisses at school.
He was just so cute, and such a gentleman, I had to let him.
"I sure hope the teacher doesn't tell my Mother!"
As we grew older, we attended the school dances together.
Oh, how exciting and fun it was to kick up our heels together!
However, I had to sneak out for these because the Baptist didn't
believe in dancing. Please don't tell anyone!!
Then I converted to Methodism and we sang in the church choir
Next came the marriage proposal. Did I ever tell you my husband
is an accordion player? No, well he is. So instead of the typical
down on your knees proposal, I was proposed to by song!
How romantic it all was!
Now I don't want you to think it happened right away, but as in all marriages,
a few years down the road we had a fight. Yes, a screaming, hollering, "I'm
not speaking to you" kind of fight!
I don't think you even have to ask why, do you? You can see how shabby
my dress has become. I wanted a new dress, and I wanted it now.
He agreed, of course, that a new dress was in order. But we
both knew we needed to get on our knees and ask forgiveness
before all would really be right in our hearts again.

The years have come and gone. We have settled into a sort of comfy coziness together.
We enjoy watching the g'children grow, sharing our books together, laughing at our own
silly jokes; in general, growing old together.

                                 Ah oh! Well we all know life is just full of surprises!

*All shakers are for sale on Etsy*

I'm partying today with:
Cowgirl Up! at The Farmhouse Porch


  1. How clever you are! And these are all from your collection? I'll be chuckling every time I think of this.

    Oh, have you ever read First We Have Coffee by Margaret Jensen? There's a humdinger of a story in there about a fight over a new dress. (Truth to tell, it always makes me a little bit angry just thinking about it.)

  2. How sweet!

    I love all the shakers! They tell a precious story. And a great one at that!

    enjoyed it. Pat

  3. These are so cute....great life story with pictures....

  4. oh my gosh thats so funny, super !

    you are a hoot! Have a great day kimberly, I have to show this to my husband!

  5. VERY cute! Now...when is the little doll due?;>) xo Diana

  6. Aren't you so clever! What a cute way to tell your story. And then your collection, how wonderful. Waiting to read the next installment! Hugs!

  7. I love your collection, and by the way enjoyed your story telling. Bravo! :-)

  8. What a super sweet these shakers...what a great collection!

  9. I just love this post...a very clever way of sharing your cute collection with us! xo

  10. What an adorable collection, just loving it:)

  11. Lovely ... My Mom would love those.. She has a collection, also..
    God bless dear friend..

  12. Well not only do you have a beautiful collection, what a very creative post Kimberly. Ah, yes the trials and tribulations of life!
    P.S. I'm not sure where Keenes is I will google it!
    I tried all winter, but we never had enough snow here or it melted before I had a chance to take the picture.
    Hugs Rosemary...xoxo

  13. Those are all great and I loved your story that went along with it.

  14. That is a really cute post. I have never seen any of these salt and peppers before but together they sure tell a sweet story. Great Post Kimberly! Pamela

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  16. What a heart warming way to introduce your collection. Loved reading about your courtship, so sweet! Thank you so much for linking this up to the "Cowgirl Up!" Linky party. I really appreciate your participation.


  17. This is darling!
    Story telling through shakers.
    Where did you get all those?
    How old are they?
    Love them all.

  18. I love your story and your shakers make it so interesting...
    Good job!

  19. Hi there, I love your story as well as your salt shakers-so cute and what a wonderful collection. Actually, I've never seen most of them. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs, Noreen

  20. That was about the cutest way to tell a story I've ever seen! I love salt and pepper shakers and I'll have to look on Etsy for some. Do you have an Etsy shop?

  21. Too cute! I missed this the first time around, so thank you for sharing it again :)

  22. that is so sweet, what a collection!

  23. How cute is THAT! I wondered how you found the perfect 'shakers' for each phase! heehee! This should be made into a book for all of us old married folks. We're celebrating the date we met next week....20 years ago! Enjoy your day my friend! Hugs!


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