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Topic: Middle Aged Memories

Forum: "Middle Age" 40-60(ish) Years Old With Breast Cancer —

Meet others in this age-range who share similar life issues.

Posted on: Nov 9, 2009 03:18PM

NativeMainer wrote:

Let's see, so far we've reminisced about dittos, drive in theaters, lick-a-stick candy, five-and-dime stores, Donny Osmond, Dark Shadows, what have I missed? 

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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May 2, 2021 04:34AM NativeMainer wrote:

Saltmarsh--you'll be glad to hear that at my school (I'm a school nurse) we encourage running around at recess, for all ages--run off some of that energy, get some movement in!

I can remember playing King of the Hill on top of, what to us were, HUGE snowbanks at recess. Even us girls, and this was back in the day when girls could not wear pants to school, but could wear pants under dresses for recess and waiting for the bus/walking to school.

Never heard of Haw Flakes. Gonna have to look that one up!



"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap
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May 2, 2021 10:02AM - edited May 2, 2021 10:26AM by elimar

saltmarsh, I have never heard of Haw Flakes before, but after doing a search, I have to say they sound intriguing. Since they used a dye that was banned in U.S., do the ones available now still taste the same as you remember?

NM, It was somewhere around my junior high school time that they "let" girls wear pants on Fridays. Before that, all a Northern girl had for Winter protection were those cable knit acrylic tights. (The alternative was mini skirt with knee socks and a 6" zone of bright red frozen leg above the knee and, oh my, how that would sting when that frozen section of leg started to thaw!)

Hollow Out Plain Tights

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 2, 2021 10:24AM elimar wrote:

Those tights reminded me of "window pane" fishnets. So 60's! (Also, nothing says 60's like models in a pidgeon-toed stance...hahaha.)


1960s Dresses | 60s fashion, 1960s fashion, Sixties fashion

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 2, 2021 10:45AM M0mmyof2 wrote:

Anyone remember your mom cutting your hair with a bowl over your head so it would come out right? My mom did that every year until I was going into the 5th grade. She wanted to cut my hair because it was getting beyond the way she liked it and my stepdad told her I looked very pretty with it longer. Dad won that round!

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May 8, 2021 08:05PM elimar wrote:

It's so funny when something pops into your head that you have not thought of in years and years, and your brain has that one second where it thinks, "Oh, yeah, THAT!"

Tonight, this is what popped into my mind, "sewing cards." Something for a young child to develop small motor skills, and I can't remember if I had a set or if it was something that was in my kindergarten classroom. A very old memory. The pic is blurry, but this one looked familiar. Can you tell they have holes poked thru' the pics so you can sew them with yarn laces?


vintage sewing cards whitman | eBay


Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 8, 2021 08:11PM elimar wrote:

QUESTION: How do you know when your "middle-aged memories" have turned into "senior memories?"

ANSWER: If your memory has anything to do with YARN or PIPE CLEANERS, you just might be a senior.

Dx 6/24/2009, IDC, <1cm, Stage IA, Grade 2, 0/2 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
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May 9, 2021 03:47AM NativeMainer wrote:

LOL! Good observation, Elimar! I do remember sewing cards, but I can't remember if I had them or someone else.

"I have come to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival." Audre Lorde Dx 3/9/2007, IDC, 2cm, Stage IIA, Grade 2, 0/1 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2- Surgery 3/15/2007 Lumpectomy: Right Surgery 3/29/2007 Lumpectomy: Left Radiation Therapy 4/10/2007 Breast Hormonal Therapy 10/5/2007 Hormonal Therapy 4/25/2008 Arimidex (anastrozole) Surgery 8/15/2008 Mastectomy: Left Surgery 6/21/2010 Prophylactic mastectomy: Right; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap; Reconstruction (right): DIEP flap

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