Lynn's Comments: Dad explained why there had to be a hike in bus fares. They were raising wages, extending the service, and it would benefit seniors, as well, by allowing them to ride for free. He asked me if I knew what "boycott" meant. I had no idea. I felt like an idiot—and I was!
Lynn's Comments: I learned a valuable lesson: if you're going to be a protester, you need to know exactly what you are against and why! You also have to know the meaning of the sign you're carrying. I had blindly followed an enraged and outspoken "leader" without thinking; without understanding anything!
Lynn's Comments: A good lesson is one that lasts, and this one, I will remember for the rest of my life!
Lynn's Comments: Hot feet. I suffer from hot feet. I have walked outside onto the porch at -40 and been happy to feel the cold. This was the beginning of my "journey" through menopause, and I'm still suffering. In my next life, I'm going to be a man. Then I will have comfortable feet!
Lynn's Comments: Be careful with those "round" hair brushes. They might do a good job of shaping while you blow dry, but get one tangled in your coif and you will be sorry.
Lynn's Comments: In Lynn Lake, Manitoba (where we lived for six years), there was a Halloween tradition called, "Trick or Drinking." Lynn Lake was a tiny town. You could walk from one end to the other in about half an hour, so you could visit a friend, drink your fill and not have to worry about driving home. "Trick or drinking" happened after the kids were done with their rounds and had gone to bed. It was a time for the grown-ups to have some fun by dressing up, going to a friend's house and demanding a drink. If the host couldn't figure out who you were, they still had to invite you in, give you a drink and then wait until the next morning to find out who had been in the house! One Halloween, a gorilla walked into our house and demanded a drink. I gave him a beer and watched as he worked it into his head. No matter what we said or how hard we tried, we couldn't determine the gorilla's identity. Around noon the next day, we found out it had been the bank manager—one of the shyest and most unlikely pranksters in town! This just goes to show you that a costume not only changes the way you look, but can change your personality as well.