Then and Now…

   FROM                                                TO  


* Miss                                                    * Ma’am

* Red Mustang (miss it :()                 * Silver Acura

* Chisled                                                * Fizzled

* Bride                                                    * Mother of the Bride

* Clean out my closet                           * Clean out my e-mails

* Swag                                                     * Sag

* Porterville                                          * Sacramento

* 1300 square- foot home                   * 2900 square-foot home

(thought it was a mansion  :))               (never big enough  :()

* Dewy                                                      * Phooey

* Crest toothpaste                                   * Sensodyne

* Hip                                                           * Hippy (not Hippie)

* Thongs                                                     * Thongs



* Cheerleader for PHS Panthers           * Cheerleader for my daughters

* Hot pants                                                  * Hot flashes

* Star-gazing on our patio                       * “Star”-gazing on Extra TV

* Lemonade                                                * Chardonnay

* Photograph                                               * Photoshop

* Apple                                                         * Apple


* Youthful                                                    * Truthful

* Read a book                                            * Go on Facebook

* Fabby                                                        * Flabby

* Wonder Bread                                        * Sprouted whole-grain, high-protein, gluten-free bread

* A’s and B’s                                               * Retin A and Vitamin B

* Peter Frampton                                      * Justin Bieber



*  Telegrams                                                * Mammograms

* “All in the Family”                                   * “Modern Family”

* AAA map                                                  * GPS

* Vavavoom!                                                * Vavaboom!


“The bad news:  Time flies. The good news: You’re the pilot!”


 ~~~   How is your flight going? ~~~


5 Responses to Then and Now…
  1. Diane Bertsch
    June 27, 2012 | 8:04 am

    Hard to have a fav blog of yours, but this is pretty high up on my list! Well done; see you soon!

  2. Lois Galloway
    June 27, 2012 | 11:56 am

    You just have a way of saying all the right things at the right time…wonderful as usual!

  3. Julie Law
    June 27, 2012 | 2:57 pm


    I have to agree with Di on this one! I wanted to share this with my finance gal at work that is just about our age! Perfect and Kudos!

  4. Therese Fowler-Bailey
    June 28, 2012 | 8:52 am

    RE Late A B L E… As Always.. With my usual ending… SMILING~ thanx one more time!

  5. Krista
    July 13, 2012 | 10:36 am

    Very CLEAVER…..just returned from out 8 weeks in Camp Nelson so I’m catching up on your blogs. This one is so fun. I think my flight is going very well however i do hit a few air pockets now and again. LOL Don’t we all……

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