Trudi’s Corner

By Trudi Cunningham

I’m not usually at a loss when it comes to writing about certain subjects, and this is one of those times. I grew up in an average household, with parents who were supportive of my endeavors. They were not “phonies” and did the best to impress proper values in the family life. Today, I’m beyond the point where I’m impressed with so many things, namely particular cars, particular names of clothing or even food stores.

I’ve been a shopper in all categories when it comes to that, lest I forget, that includes banks, when it would be to my benefit in reference to interest involved. Have I checked second-hand stores? Of course, and how about garage sales? I’m not as agile as I used to be, or possibly as ambitious and also not in need as in my earlier years. I actually had picked up several end tables, stripped them and finished them with varnish, but eventually sold them because I had gotten new ones.

I’ve gotten off my original thought, but here goes. Do I need the latest cell phone? Definitely not, and how many would agree? At this point, I need one for an emergency, not as a status symbol. Why is it such a big deal with a car, when it’s advertised with so much horsepower or how fast it supposedly can go? The speed limit in many areas is 65 mph, but many do exceed it to their downfall. Sure, I’ve hit 70 myself, but trust me, I’m not in competition with anyone and make it a point to give myself time enough if going to a definitive location.

These are things I leave to my son, because his passion is his ’69 Chevrolet Biscayne that he would race on a track. It’s also something I never knew about and what he was doing in his earlier years. Yes, it did come out eventually, when he came home with trophies, plus a few choice words from me.

One last comment – how about some of those name brand clothes? Give me a break, with some of the ones I’ve seen and the prices charged, I wouldn’t give them house room. But then again, as is said, “To each his own.”

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