Two things were accomplished: 1) I had a nice one-on-one visit with my father, who was in the mood to reminisce--which included looking through some wonderful old photos of him and my mom when they were courting;
|(My mom and dad are on the right; on the left is the couple who fixed them up on their first blind date. |
Look at how dressed-up and glamorous everyone is! You've gotta love the fifties!)
Looking at that old photo of my mom and dad all gussied up for a night on the town, I got to thinking: people really don't dress the way they did back in the day anymore, do they? All of my fellow old fogies out there, do you remember when there was this concept of putting on your "Sunday best" for church each week? Just as date night fashion--and even workplace fashion--is a lot less dressy these days, 21st century churchgoers are a lot more casual than they used to be. I would love to see my boys in dress shirts and ties every Sunday for Mass, the way they were in this cherished photo:
|(Here are my darling boys in 1998, spiffed up for the Baptism of a cousin--at the very church |
where their parents had gotten married in 1980.)
You know, on days like today when I just ramble on in a disjointed manner, I wonder if I'm going to lose you completely. Sorry about that! From now on I'll try to come up with cohesive plans for each post, and I'll carefully outline my thoughts, and I'll make sure that I have a point to make. (Really, I will.) Until then, I hope you're having a happy and holy Sunday! And God bless you, every one.