Last share for August 2022

Di is our hostess for Share Your World this week!


1. Which of the following could you do without? TV, Computer, Mobile Phone.

Without hesitation, the tv. And for many months I did. It’s only after my surgery that I’ve started watching some stuff on tv, but it’s still not my favorite thing to do. I’d rather blog or listen to music on my phone. In fact I don’t use my laptop much either.

2. Do you have a lot of old photographs in a box, or did you put them in albums?

We have a shelf stuffed full of old photos. Some in envelopes, some in small albums, and others just loosely packed. Maybe one day, I’ll sort them out, label them, and put them in albums. Or maybe when I die, the kids will have some bonding time sorting these pictures from the time they were young.

3. What was the first thing you bought for yourself when you started work?

I never had a proper job. So whatever I bought for myself, was with the money my father or husband gave me. I think it was be some cosmetics as I was quite keen on wearing invisible makeup when I was growing up and wasn’t allowed to do so.

4. What is the biggest thing you have bought that did not require finance?

As I wrote in my previous response, I didn’t have money of my own so whatever was bought for me was done by initially by my dad and later by my husband. I guess our first car would fall in this category. My husband was given money to buy his first car by his mom.

You can see the vast difference between our way of doing things in east and western culture. Over here we feel obliged to look after the needs of our children even when they are all grown up and independent.


Today I stepped out of the house to do some grocery shopping and we were caught in heavy rain. I was very grateful that I had a car that sheltered me from the driving rain. We really take a lot of things for granted and aren’t thankful enough for all the blessings we have.

On a happier note, both the 3+ grandkids have started proper school from Monday! How time flies.

It’s about to pour!



43 thoughts on “Last share for August 2022

  1. I admire cultures with extended family ties. It’s sad I don’t know anyone in my family besides my children. That said, they’d be more likely to help me out financially than the reverse… I sent them to excellent schools for a reason 😉

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  2. Well, in my world TVs aren’t really necessary any longer, but are a nice way to get some of the entertainments available to us. But what I Need is computer and mobile communications, so it’s an easy choice.

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  3. I have a box full of photos that I found at my father’s house after he died. That was years ago and I really haven’t looked at them since. Very few of the people or places are known to me. They will probably just be thrown away when I die because my niece and nephews will have no idea who the people or places are.

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    1. You’re welcome! I’m always fascinated by this cultural difference. I do like how in the west the kids are taught to be self supporting when young. I wish we had that here too.

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  4. 1. Which of the following could you do without? TV, Computer, Mobile Phone.

    Without hesitation I would give up my TV. I watch very little television and if there’s something I want to watch, I can view it on my Mac. All my writing is done on my Mac and I would be lost (literally) without my phone. All contacts are listed with their email addresses, phone numbers and home addresses so I can get to anyone’s house using Google Maps App. Also Facebook is on my phone and Mac and my calendar is on my phone with all my babysitting dates, appointments, etc. Without that, I would be up the creek without a paddle.

    2. Do you have a lot of old photographs in a box, or did you put them in albums?

    My parents always had photo albums but Bill’s family kept their photos in unmarked boxes. Every one in a while they’d drag out a box and we’d pull out random photos and share the memories. Bill and I started keeping our photos in boxes too, except for our wedding album and albums for the grandchildren. I have about 15 baby albums for Mckenna (our first grandchild), Lucan maybe has 5 and poor Wyatt is lucky if he has 2 albums. Colette has about 37 baby albums!! LOL!!

    3. What was the first thing you bought for yourself when you started work?

    My mother was a professional seamstress and almost all our clothes were made by her so buying clothes was never an issue. The first thing I bought for myself with money I earned from my job was a suede coat with a fur collar. (To my knowledge Mom never made a coat but she did sew suits for my dad!) I loved that coat and wore the hell out of it!

    4. What is the biggest thing you have bought that did not require finance?

    Well, let’s see. When we bought our first house we needed a washer and dryer so I’m going to say they were the first things purchased which did not require financing. Somewhere down the road I bought my own car – a used red/orange Dodge Aspen station wagon. Prior to that we were driving my mother’s Bonneville which she gave us when she and my dad moved upstate and I know we bought that ugly old Aspen with cash. So, major household appliances and my first used car were the biggest things we bought which did not require finance. I’m sure once Bill got settled in his job and we started buying other stuff there were larger purchases but those I mentioned were the first.


    My dad had a favorite Italian quote which he said frequently. When I was younger I would get upset at the wording but as I became older I realized just how powerful the message is. It goes like this: “I used to cry because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet.”

    To me that is the epitome of feeling gratitude for the things we have and not complaining about the things we don’t have.

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  5. Wow! School time. It comes so fast each year. Glad to hear the grandkids are off to school, and all is well. I agree with you about making sure to appreciate all of the many blessings we have. So important.

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  6. 🙂 Sadje, the TV would be the first thing on my list because I can live without it.

    Also, in this modern digital age of ours, we can watch movies, news, sports, etcetera on our computers and smartphones.

    Truthfully, television sets are redundant (Unless they are one of those smart TVs that you can use to browse the internet on).

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