– life on the streets of a big little city on the Gulf Coast –


Kids Being Bored


[I know it’s tacky to put a border on an image. But it’s like eating greasy food – sometimes you just do it.]

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8 responses

  1. Yumm … love those flash fried fresh onion rings along with my cold, cold draft … also this cool photo … good get … I see these kids doing their typical “bored stuff” almost every day …

    Wonder how we looked when we were bored and had to “hang around our parents?” My recollection is that we were shuffled out of the scene and left to our own devices at that age … things were a lot safer then, too … I could always find something to do on the river, at the edge of the glades or sitting in a tree with an adventure book.


    March 4, 2017 at 10:17 am

    • I would disappear from sunrise to sunset out on an 18-hole golf course, a world of creeks and lakes and trees and rattlesnakes right across the street from our house. Didn’t even come in for lunch because we picked oranges and peeled them by hand. πŸ™‚


      March 4, 2017 at 11:42 am

  2. Nice read, the comment from RH above, and yes we grew up in safer times. I imagine it had to do with the crushing blow expected from parents, neighbors, and the community that showed up on the business end of misbehaving. There isn’t a single daily headline today that would not have become a full year’s national news fifty years ago.
    It’s why these pages are so admired, Oops. They are a cheerful reminder of a kind of human normalcy (mostly), you give us the chance to watch ourselves doing when no one’s looking.
    And PS I liked the border at once, before I read your words about it. Pretty choice.


    March 4, 2017 at 11:19 am

    • Safer times back then in the 50s for sure. If we were kids today we would grow up totally different. I can’t even imagine what I would become, but it wouldn’t be the me I know now. πŸ™‚


      March 4, 2017 at 11:46 am

  3. Great photo! tasteful boarders are not tacky!! And in my case, they are sometimes hiding some junk in the picture I don’t want seen πŸ™‚


    March 6, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    • You still haven’t told me how you create those cool borders with an arm or a leg hanging over the edge. 😦


      March 6, 2017 at 8:19 pm

      • It’s simple. Normally, if you select a photo then apply your border, the border gets applied to the whole photo. But if instead you select your photo, then un-select the parts you don’t want included before applying your boarder, they will stick out. Ie, the boarder photo seen by clicking my name under the blank icon on this wordpress comment!


        March 7, 2017 at 7:01 am

        • Thanks. I’ll try it but already I’m thinking I’ll have trouble getting it right. What a great Christmas photo! I get nervous, however, when I see all that cold weather clothing. πŸ™‚


          March 7, 2017 at 7:55 am

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