Thursday, July 7, 2011


"The cure for boredom is curiosity.  There is no cure for curiosity."
                                                       ~Dorothy Parker

I'VE ALREADY TITLED a previous entry with the word, "Curiosity", and I've a feeling that I've already explored the subject previously. That's the way it is with us old folks. You'll have to put up with it; that's what I tell our kids, although I do try hard not to repeat. Hopefully this will be a little different.

When he was here last winter, Owen showed fascination with Mr. Bob's recliner chair. An investigation followed to see how it worked.

Usually it's impossible to keep children from exploring but some people, as the years go by, lose that desire.

I had already decided on this as a topic when it was time to go to
dinner downstairs. After we'd placed our order, I asked the resident sitting at our table if she liked the new menu holders. They're quite elegant, akin to something you'd see in a fine restaurant. On the right side the specials of the day are listed. On the left page, the "always available" items are listed, which is especially nice when a visitor is here. 

She had no idea of what I was speaking. I said to her, "Oh, you missed it.......your curiosity wasn't working". She replied, "No, I lost my curiosity years ago."

I hope it never happens to me. I'm always eager to experience new places to eat. Who could resist finding out what a place
named "Auntie Em's" was about?

or discovering what foods would be available at a new-to-us farmers' market?

What did we do before we had access to Google? That site is a grand curiosity quencher. The need to know is endless and a very good reason to have a computer, methinks. Much as I loved poring through encyclopedias, the computer awards us instant gratification.

Our grandson, Owen, is lucky to have parents who join him in wonder. Actually, Grandaddy did a pretty good job of investigation up there in the top three pictures. Maybe it runs in families. 

"I think, at a child's birth, if a mother could ask a fairy godmother to endow it with the most useful gift, that gift should be curiosity."
                                                   ~Eleanor Roosevelt


  1. Great !

    A Non Y Mouse

  2. Right on! I was told by one resident (actually heard it from more than one) after lunch-now nothing to do. How boring. Good grief! Your article is right on. What if we could make curiosity a pill and have the nurses pass it out?

    I loved Bob helping solve the mysteries of that chair!


  3. I have yet to read one of your posts that was not worth repeating so rest one is complaining, I'm sure.


  4. Hi Mr. Bob and lady Jane...
    Yep, news from the Yukon...I`m still alive and the gold is in the box. Oh, I am working hard..running big machines and cooking meals, and washing dishes, and changing the toilet paper and hey, I thought this was going to be an adventure...ha, well, I asked for it and now our biggest motor went,I`ve finally found time to open my mail. And there you are ! Love the photo`s and nice seeing Bob having fun again !

  5. This is great and fun! And, out of curiousity, what IS Auntie Em's about? Please share! Did you eat there? Was it good, and was it like a family meal?
    Loved the quote too.


  6. Oops, misspelled curiosity -- but am still curious!

  7. Thank goodness it runs in your family!

  8. I have to admit, I think curiosity is a wonderful trait. Your photos are adorable!