Saturday, April 13, 2013

Saturday Morning Re-runs

I'm going to cheat today.  Instead of writing a brand spanking new post, I'm going to pull a long-forgotten one out of storage, dust it off, and re-post it.  It's an oldie but a goodie (if I do say so myself--although you may not say so), written when I was a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed newbie blogger.

If I were to write this post today, I might write it differently (and hopefully with two-plus years of blogging experience under my belt, better); but just like I have nostalgic feelings for those days when my boys were little fellas, I get misty-eyed sometimes for the days when this blog was like a newborn baby to me: keeping me up at night (because ideas for topics were pinging around inside my brain); waking me up too early in the a.m. (because I had to get my post up pronto, so my sister--the first loyal follower I had who wasn't either my spouse or my child--could read it with her morning coffee); and requiring lots of care and feeding just to keep it alive and growing.

I still love my little blog, I do.  But our relationship has moved past that starry-eyed newlywed stage and into something resembling a really good, happy, long-term marriage. And knowing my blog as well as I do now, I don't think it will mind at all if I just give you a link to a June 1, 2011 post titled "Band of Brothers.

Did you enjoy that?  (Hello?  Is this thing on?)

The great thing about blogging is that you can be sitting there at your laptop (desktop, iPad, iPhone, or whatever newfangled Internet-surfing gadget you might have), saying, "Um, NO," shaking your head violently and wondering why you just wasted precious moments of your life on a Saturday morning re-run at String of Pearls, and I don't ever have to hear the answer to that question!

But if reading a two-year-old post wasn't all that enjoyable...hmmm, let's see, what have I got for you?  How about a 20-year-old picture?
Well, I guess that's it for this morning--just a couple of re-runs: an ancient "Band of Brothers" post, and an even more ancient "Band of Brothers" picture to go with it.

Have a great weekend!


  1. Love, love, love that post! And love this picture to go along with the jerseys on the wall.

  2. Amen to God's blessing of having all sons! I only have 2 but I am forever grateful that I had 2 boys. They're so much more direct (simpler?) than girls!

    1. They are. I like to say that boys (men) are simple creatures, but I don't mean that in a derogatory way at all. With them, what you see is what you get!