WELCOME TO SIMPLY DEBBIE. IT IS MY DESIRE THAT
YOU WILL FEEL AND SEE THE HAND OF GOD THROUGH
ARTWORK, CRAFT PROJECTS, RECIPES, AND THE SHEER
LAUGHTER OF ME LEARNING TO SEW ON MY NEW
SEWING MACHINE. THIS IS A PRAYING BLOG AND
A BLOG THAT LOVES TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
WON'T YOU JOIN ME AS WE GREET 2011 AND ITS'
BLESSINGS, CHALLENGES, AND SMELLING THE ROSES
EVERY DAY. I'LL BE YOUR UMBRELLA WHEN STORM
CLOUDS COME YOUR WAY AND ASSURE YOU THERE
WILL BE A RAINBOW COME AGAIN.










Thursday, August 12, 2010

GROOVY MAN!!! IT'S REWIND 1970'S WEEK AT SEWLOQUACIOUS

XOXOXOXOXO...AMY...XOXOXOXOXO
ALWAYS  IN  OUR  HEARTS






G...R...O...O...V...Y

L...A...D...I...E...S

A...N...D

G...E...N...T...S


IT'S  1970'S  REWIND  WEEK

AT  ANGELA'S





STOP  BY  AND  VISIT  THE

CHARMING,  FUN,  AND  TALENTED

HOSTESS  OF  THIS  FUN  EVENT.



WE  ARE  SISTER'S  IN  THE

BLOGGERETTE  SORORITY.

IT  IS  NOT  TOOOOO  LATE  TO

JOIN  THE  SORORITY.

JUST  CLICK  THE  SORORITY

BUTTON  ON  THE  RIGHT  HAND

SIDE  OF  MY  BLOG  OR

KAREN,  THE  CREATOR  AT


WHILE  THERE,  ENTER  HER 

AWESOME  GIVE  AWAY


THE  1970'S  WERE  VERY  SPECIAL  TO  ME.

IN  SOME  WAYS  IT  WAS  THE  MOST  MAGICAL

TIME  OF  MY  LIFE.

IN  OTHER  WAYS  IT  WAS  A  HORRIBLE

TIME.

DRUGS,  ESPECIALLY  LSD,  WERE  RAMPANT

AND  THE  VIET  NAM  WAR  RAGED  ON.









I  LEARN  A  LOT  ABOUT  EVERY  PROJECT

I  HAVE  STARTED  CREATING.

I  SPENT  A  LOT  OF  TIME  TRYING  TO  CREATE

  THE  FACE  OF  A  PERSON  WHO  WAS  LOOKING

BACK  ON  THE  1970'S.

THE  BLUE  CLOAK  IS  THE  SYMBOL  OF  THE

WARMTH  I  FELT  DURING  THAT  TIME  FROM

BEING  IN  LOVE  WITH  RICHARD  AND  LIFE.

THE  PEACOCK  FEATHER  REPRESENTS 

FEELING  PROUD  THAT  I  STAYED  CLOSE  TO

GOD  AND  THE  BLACK  HAT....THE  SUPERVISION

OF  A  STERN  FATHER  AND  THE  ROSE  FOR

A  NURTURING  MOTHER  AND  A  SISTER

WHO  ALLOWED  ME  TO  CRAWL  INTO  HER

BED,  WHEN  I  WAS  AFRAID  AT  NIGHT.


SILLY  ISN'T  IT....WOULD  ANY  ONE  HAVE  GOTTEN 

FROM  MY  DRAWING  WHAT  I  INTENDED.  ART

SAYS  A  LOT.  I  LOVE  TO  LOOK  AT  ART  AND

STUDY  WHAT  THE  ARTIST  MIGHT  HAVE  BEEN

SAYING.


I  AM  A  DEEP  WELL  THAT  FLOWS  TO  THE

THRONE  ROOM  OF  GOD.


NOW  FOR  MY  1970  STORY:


MY  MR.  SIMPLY  AND  I  STARTED

HIGH  SCHOOL  IN  1970  AND  WE

GRADUATED  IN  MAY  1973.

EVERY  SPRING  FOR  THE  GRADUATING

SENIORS  WE  HAD  MAY  FETE.   THE 

GRADUATING  SENIORS  DRESSED  IN  GOWN

AND  SUITS   WALKED  ACROSS

THE  BRIDGE  OF  OUR  LOCAL  PARK  SYMBOLIZING

OUR  NEW  FUTURE.


THE  SOPHOMORE  AND  JUNIOR  GIRLS  WOUND

THE  MAY  POLE.  WE  WORE  BEAUTIFUL  GOWNS

AND  WOULD  WEAVE  IN  AND  OUT  AND  TO

THE  CENTER  WINDING  THE  MAYPOLE  WITH

BEAUTIFUL  SOFT  COLORS  OF  CREPE  PAPER.

IT  WAS  NOT  AS  EASY  AS  IT  LOOKED  BUT  IT

WAS  MAGICAL  TO  ME,  LIKE  A  FAIRY  TALE.


THE  BEATLES  WERE  SO  POPULAR  AND

"BREAD"  WAS  A  BIG  NAME  BAND.



MONOPOLY  AND  ATARI  WAS

DISCOVERED.  REMEMBER  HITTING  THAT

WHITE  BALL  BACK  AND  FORTH

ACROSS  THAT  GRAY  SCREEN....PING....PING


GASOLINE  WAS  TWENTY  FIVE  CENTS  A

GALLON....25CENTS  A  GALLON.......

JUST  THE  OTHER  DAY  WE  PAID 

$2.68  A  GALLON.

AFROS  AND  STRAIGHT  HAIR.  WE  ROLLED  OUR

LONG  HAIR  ON  ORANGE  JUICE  CANS.

WHITE  LIPSTICK,  PINK  AND  ORANGE

AND  BRIGHT  BLUE  AND  GREEN

EYE  SHADOW.  GREEN  WAS  MY  FAVORITE.


IT  IS  ILLEGAL  FOR  TEENAGERS  TO  SMOKE  NOW

BUT  IN  1973  IT  WAS  OVERLOOKED  AS  STUDENTS

WENT  OUT  TO  THE  SIDE  STREET  OR  THEIR  CAR

TO  SMOKE  BETWEEN  CLASSES.  MAGAZINES

AND  TV  COMMERCIALS  COULD  ADVERTISE

CIGARETTES.


YOU  COULD  HAVE  PRAYER  AT  THE  FLAG  POLE

AND  BIBLE  WAS  ACTUALLY  A  CLASS  THAT  WAS

TAUGHT...THE  DIFFERENCE  NOW...NO  BIBLE...

TEACHERS  ARE  IN  FEAR  OF  EVEN  QUOTING

THE  BIBLE  AND  YOU  CAN'T  EVEN  PRAY  BEFORE

A  FOOTBALL  GAME.

THE  DRAFT  WAS  ENDED  IN  1973.


A  NEW  BORN  BABY  WAS  NOT  REQUIRED  TO  HAVE

A  SOCIAL  SECURITY  NUMBER  AT  BIRTH....

IT  WAS  RESERVED  FOR  YOUR  FIRST  JOB....I

REMEMBER  MY  MOTHER  TAKING  ME  TO

OBTAIN  MINE  AND  HOW  EXCITED  I  WAS.


MY  MR.  SIMPLY  AND  I  WERE  MARRIED

ON  SEPTEMBER  13,  1973.

OUR  BEAUTIFUL  AMY  WAS  BORN

7/6/76

AND  OUR  HANDSOME  SON

RICHIE  WAS  BORN  IN  1983...........

THE  '80'S.........ANOTHER  TIME.

I  LOVE  YOU  RICHIE  BOY.

THANKS  FOR  READING  MOTHER'S

BLOG.  I  WILL  ALWAYS  BE  YOUR

CHEERLEADER  AND  I  AM  SOOOOO

VERY  PROUD  OF  YOU.


OUR  SON  RICHIE  GRADUATED  FROM

THE  SAME  HIGH  SCHOOL  WE  DID.  HE

WALKED  THE  HALLS  WE  WALKED  AND  HE

HAD  A  FUN  TIME  WITH  HIS  FRIENDS

LOOKING  AT  OUR  PICTURES  HANGING  IN

THE  HALLS  OF  OLE  ENID  HIGH.


THE  LOVE  OF  MY  LIFE

RICHARD  RAGAN

1973


DEBBIE  ROGERS  RAGAN

1973

AND  KEEP  YOU  UNTIL  WE

MEET  AGAIN.

THANK  YOU  ANGELA  AND

THANK  YOU  MY  FRIENDS  FOR  JOINING  ME.

BYE  RICHIE.....DON'T  WORK  TOO  HARD

HI  MEGAN...LOVE  YOU

HAVE  A  WONDERFUL  DAY.

HUGS

SIMPLY  DEBBIE

15 comments:

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Wonderfully written - and love the art! All your words bring sooooooo many memories! Happy to have you joining our traveling postcard!
dana

Chatty Crone said...

OH DEBBIE I JUST LOVED THIS BLOG.

YOU AND I MUST BE NEAR THE SAME AGE BECAUSE I REMEMBERED A LOT OF THOSE THINGS MYSELF. MOST OF THEM.

I ALSO LOVED SEEING A PICTURE OF YOU AND THE LOVE OF YOUR LIVE!

HOW SWEET.

HE LOOKED A LITTLE NERVOUS AND YOU LOOKED SO HAPPY.

LOVE,
SANDIE

Oklahoma Granny said...

Although I'm a just a few years older than you I so remember those days - especially using orange juice cans (or lemonade cans) as rollers. Our daughter was born just a couple of weeks before you were married. Wonderful memories.

Nezzy said...

Woohoo girl, this was a great post! Ya can bet your sweet bippie on that.

God bless and have a super great day. Now sock it to me...sock it to me...sock it to me...

Rebecca said...

Miss D....

I love your bloggie and I LVOED seeing the faces of a very young YOU and Mr. R! Sweet days gone way too soon. Huh?

Thinking of you with a big smile. I met you a year ago this month.

Love to you~

Rebecca

Rebecca said...

PS: I'm mixing things up on my bloggie and want to add your link. Which one do I use??? I'm soo computer stupid! :(

Love to you~

Rebecca

Rizzi said...

DEBBIE WHAT A WONDERFUL POST, IT IS SO INTERESTING, AND SO WELL WRITTEN. YOU GAVE SO MUCH INFO, AND A LOT OF IT CAME FROM YOUR HEART, I REALLY ENJOYED YOUR POST VERY MUCH.
RIZZI

mya said...

What a cute couple. I like your symbolic gentleman. I bet doing that fostered a whole bevy of memories.
Doesn't time go by faster once out of school!

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Oh Debbie you were (and are) so lovely! What a groovy-lookin' chick!!!

Something funny from my high school - the teachers SMOKED IN THE ROOMS. Yep. My my, times have changed!!!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

Thank YOU for participating Debbie! I am so happy I've met you through the Sorority and hope to continue to get to know each other better!
Angela

MOLLYE said...

Girl you two were just too cute. Thanks for the trip down memory lane, Hugs, Mollye

DeeDee said...

what a very fun post to read thru...and I love your pictures....and they look just liek the two I met along the highway the other day....

Jil~Say It With Roses said...

What a great post and I really enjoyed seeing the pictures of you and your love....
Happy Pink Saturday!
Jil

Rebecca said...

My husband graduated in the 70's and was from a really small school. They're doing a reunion with anyone who graduated from 1970 to 1979. Fun pictures! Happy PS!

Connie said...

What a post! You are both adorable, sugar. Isn't growing up with your best friend wonderful. Love Bunny and I are so thankful to have each other all these years it just boggles my mind, chick.
xoxo,
Connie