Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Thanksgiving Travel

Thanksgiving is just around the corner and travel plans are being made by many of you. I'll be staying home having dinner with my family, I'm the pie baker as usual, but I was just thinking that I must be a dinosaur. The last time I flew in a jet was 1967 and 1969. I traveled half-way around the world to join my husband who was in the Navy. I dressed very similar to the picture above, heels, gloves, and purse. It was a more formal time then. The hostesses were called stewardesses and they all looked alike, young, trim, and pretty. If I had to travel by air today, I wouldn't even know how to pack my suitcase! And don't get me started with the pat-down at check-in! So much has changed since 911 and the terrorist threats.

Sometimes it seems like life is easier with our casual dress and attitudes, but to me the casual dress makes people think it's okay to be impolite. Maybe they just no longer practice manners on a regular basis so it's more difficult or awkward to use them when needed. I've also noticed, when I've been in airports, that people are louder, and quite often impolite, bumping into each other without even an "excuse me." Children no longer know what an "inside voice" is. I can only imagine what flying in an enclosed cabin is like with rude and obnoxious people sitting next to you.

For now, I'm perfectly happy to keep my feet on the ground near my gardens and close to those who love me and are kind and considerate of each other's feelings.

What does all of this have to do with my garden blog? Nothing! I just felt like writing about it.

I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving and if you're flying, safe travels.

Don't forget to visit An Herbal Bedfellow for healthy recipes made with herbs, and also my newest blog:Bits, Tales, and Yarns - my newest writing adventure.


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Boy, do I hear you on this! But I think it's not just airports... it's everywhere in public. And I think the adults are far ruder than the children. Times have truly changed, and I'm a fossil!


Sheila :-)

Jane Marie said...

It's good to know I'm not alone, Sheila!