The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 20/19

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “frame.”
This is my effort for Linda’s prompt
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Photo, window, glasses, scapegoat, all have FRAME in common.
Taking pictures was very much hit and miss, mainly miss when I was a lot younger, chopping people’s heads off or only getting pocket shots, literally, was the norm. Then someone came up with this lovely idea of having a little box in your viewing window that you centralised on your subject. Voila, perfect (but maybe a bit fuzzy if they moved) shots.
I don’t have that on my phone, and when it’s bright, I can’t see the screen to read the menu, let alone aim to take a picture, so as they say, history repeats itself.

I’ve worn glasses since junior school. The ones I had looked like Dame Edna’s rejects as they didn’t have the diamantes, and I confess I didn’t like to wear them. It’s a different story now of course because I can chose the frames I like rather than what could be afforded at the time (more choice in my adult budget). I prefer them to the thought of contacts as I don’t like the idea of things floating in my eyes by choice. Besides, I can hide behind my ‘windows’ (neat tie in don’t you think?).

As for a scapegoat, I wasn’t exactly framed for something I didn’t do, but given as an alibi by a so called friend to her husband when she was playing the field. Ah. Came unstuck when unwittingly we invited him round for a meal. You can read about that here actually. Am I allowed to do that? Link in to a previous post I mean?

Now my Dad was a keen fruit grower, mainly for his wines, and so made up several frames in his garden for melons and cucumbers. Hubby made up a raised bed for our onions this year. We’ve just harvested them, and sadly our crop isn’t a patch on last year (below).

Nicely framed over the gate eh?

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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7 Responses to The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 20/19

  1. Sadje says:

    All types of frames!

  2. YOu have used the prompt word well, Di.

  3. bikerchick57 says:

    Your comments about eyeglass frames takes me back and into the present. I’ve been wearing glasses since first grade, when I couldn’t read the blackboard from anywhere other than the first row of desks. You are right, back then the frame choices were limited, but I managed to always end up with something I could live with. Today, I love the shapes and colors and the multitude of choices and wearing glasses isn’t such a bad thing.

  4. Laura says:

    I have the same sort of aversion to contacts. That plus the idea of touching my eyeball gives me the willies.

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