The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 27, 2021

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “run.” Use it as a noun, a verb, use it any way you’d like.
Thanks Linda, think I’ll take the prompt and run with it.
As a kid, I loved to run, nothing was done at walk speed, so it was no surprise when I always seemed to be in a hurry.
Runs in tights were always neatly stitched as I could not afford to replace them every time on my pocket money of 6/- a week (30p).
OK at times my legs looked like a road map or badly varicose veined, but a repair looked better than a ladder, and then they introduced run resist tights! Hurrah!!
I always love to see dogs run on the beach or play a game of tag together.  Maggie loved to play as a pup, but then we moved away and were house hunting for months so she sort of forgot. She had her moments here though and it was nice to see two much younger dogs let the old lady fetch their ball and play.
Sometimes frustrations are running high when things don’t go according to plan or changes are afoot.
Guess I’m running out of steam for this week’s SoCS, so I’ll sign off here.

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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8 Responses to The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS March 27, 2021

  1. Dogs running on the beach are a beautiful sight.

    • Oh they are, and that day with the two younger dogs letting Maggie play too is etched forever in my mind. If that had been her last day, it would have been filled with so much fun.

  2. murisopsis says:

    You were on a run! So many running metaphors I’m out of breath!

  3. willowdot21 says:

    Great post I think you covered most basis 💜

  4. I remember being a young woman and new to the ‘professional’ workforce. Given that my goal was to do office work, I had to wear pantyhose because women in my early career did NOT wear pants to work, they had a sort of ‘uniform’, navy or black skirt with a blazer, blouse with those really daft looking little ribbons or tie affairs that one only ever saw in the early 1980s, good dress shoes. If one didn’t earn much money (my starting ‘salary’ was $2.85 an hour), a run in the pantyhose was disastrous, and one had to buy a new pair. One NEVER went bare-legged, even if they didn’t have hairy legs (I thank God my legs remained hair-free). So the run in the stockings was a big freakin’ deal. And the pantyhose were often cheaply made and ran like hell even as you were trying to put them on. Great post Di, with all good examples of the prompt word! ☺

    • My first job when I was 16 equated to £752 per annum for a 40 hour week, so 36p (about seven bob) an hour.
      When I moved to the bank the following year, my wages weren’t much better, and the manager insisted all
      female members of staff wore dresses or skirts. Envy you being hair free, I had a ladies razor and used that two or three times a week! I haven’t worn tights (pantyhose) for well over 30 years because the damn things never really fitted comfortably and I never got on with stockings, but in later jobs I could wear trousers or opted for long skirts and boots with socks (pop socks or knee highs as they became known). Now I wear snazzy witchy socks and joggers!

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