A to Z Theme 2016
For my 2016 A to Z theme I used a meme that I ran across on the blog of Bridget Straub who first saw it on the blog of Paula Acton. This meme is a natural for me to use on my memoir blog. It's an A to Z concept and it's about me. No research and nothing complicated. I'm given twenty six questions or topics to discuss that are about me.In April I kept my posts short and uncomplicated. In the midst of it all you might learn a few things about me that you didn't previously know.
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
The Young Rascals "Groovin'"
When I was a kid there was a certain kind of feeling on Sundays. It was a Sabbath kind of feeling as a sort of the state of the day of the week and not because of church or anything like that. Sunday was that melancholy quiet day before school resumed on Monday. Even when it was summer it felt that way.
Perhaps it had something to do with my father not going to work. We'd usually have a midday Sunday dinner. Sometimes we'd go for a drive. But there was many a Sunday afternoon I can remember when everything seemed to just slow down. Back then many businesses were closed on Sundays. Maybe there just wasn't as much to do which actually made Sundays slower than other days.
My father always took a nap on Sunday afternoon. I thought it was weird at the time, but now it's normal for me to take a nap on Sundays. In fact I usually take a short nap every day. Now I can understand how my dad was working hard all week and needed that rest on Sunday.
Back in my school days Sunday afternoon and evening was a time for watching television and doing homework at the last minute. As the evening wore on it all seemed sadder in a way. Another weekend was gone and it would be back to school the following day.
Once I started going to college Sundays became more of a time for groovin'. That what they called relaxing and hanging out, they being the voices of pop culture. My friends and I never used grooving or groovy to describe anything unless it was poking fun at the words. But we were groovin' on Sunday afternoons, biding our time before work or school the following day.
Some of my friends and I would typically drive around most of the day on the backroads of Blount County, Tennessee or maybe up in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Often we'd go hiking or just sit around at some scenic vantage point as we dreamed and just talked about whatever was on our minds.
Those were some of the best times I can remember. Hanging with friends. Groovin' on a Sunday afternoon. Waiting for the future to come.
What things did you enjoy doing with friends when you were younger? Did Sundays seem quieter and more restful to you in your days of youth? What is your typical Sunday like now?