Monday, March 21, 2016

Drum Roll Please....



Here to present this year's theme on Life & Faith in Caneyhead is Barbara, founder and sole writer of this blog.

Thank you!  And thank you all for coming to my 2016 A to Z Theme Reveal.  Life & Faith in Caneyhead is quite simply about my life and my faith.  Here I elaborate upon my views, my beliefs and my memories.  In keeping with the tone and tenor of my blog, this year's theme will be,

Tender Years:  "A grown up is a child with layers on."

Tender years are the the early years of childhood, before adolescence. My tender years spanned the decade of the 60's.  A decade that was filled with both innocence and revolution. 



The awesome quote is by actor Woody Harrelson, best known to me from the series "Cheers".  







Please journey with me as I recall memories from these years.  Most of the entries will be relatively short, as once one is in their mid 50's, the memories from those early years are often rather brief segments.  They are happy memories, as overall, I had a happy and secure childhood. 

As you read each post, I hope it will bring to mind your own tender years memories, from your own decade.  I encourage you to compare and contrast your memories to my own in your comments.  

What do you say, will you peel back those layers with me?




84 comments:

  1. LOL, I did drum roll type thing too for announcing my theme :)

    Yours sounds really interesting!!!

    betty

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    1. That just proves great minds think alike. Thanks, Betty.

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  2. Sounds like fun. I can't wait to peel back the layers with you. Please be patient with me. You may have trouble reading my theme reveal, but I assure you my blog will be fine in time for the challenge and it should be fine by midday today. There is a problem with the loading speed, but I've retained the services of the people who did the original design work to do a complete makeover and right now it is taking an incredibly long time to load, but the speed problem will be repaired very very soon, I am assured. In addition, I will finally be free of Disqus, the comment platform -- yea! I know everyone, including me hated it. I will finally have my blogger comment platform back.

    Can't wait to travel through the 60's with you. It should be a blast. See you April 1st.

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    1. It's so irritating when something on our blog doesn't work right! Don't you fret, I'm sure all will soon be well.

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  3. Well, that sounds like an inviting theme...
    Jeremy

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  4. Layered for sure...once you start peeling them back, the layers get deeper. Although, I am a decade ahead of you and was a teen and Twenty Something in the 60's, I know we will have much in common besides being from Texas. Looking forward to your April posts.
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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  5. Your theme sure does sound interesting. I will be revealing mine soon, well in about 12 hours time as today my blog is reserved for my lovely guest.

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    1. I am glad you think so. Thanks for coming by!

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  6. I'm in my fifties and yes, the memories are now brief! Cool idea. This will help you to remember some of them better.

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    1. Yeah, who knows, it may be the only way I remember them one day.

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  7. Momories once more!
    That's a sweet theme, Barbara :-)

    @JazzFeathers
    The Old Shelter - Jazz Age Jazz

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    1. What can I say? I'm addicted to remembering, recalling. And I especially enjoy finding out how similar or different other people's memories are.

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  8. That sounds like fun! It'll be interesting to see that time period from your point of view.

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    1. Thanks, J.H. Although as a child my world was pretty small and protected.

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  9. I like the idea of an adult being a child with layers on --- there's a lot to think about in that one!

    I love your theme because we must be close in age. It will be interesting to see if your memories match any of mine.

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    1. You hit the nail on the head! The fun with sharing memories is finding out what we have or don't have in common.

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  10. I look forward to your journey to the past. Indeed, I had a happy childhood in PA - we'll see what's similar....I do know mine was "cooler" - temperature-wise.

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  11. Ah, yes. The 60s. This should be fun to recall those wild and wonderful days.

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    1. Yes, well, considering the memories span age 3-10 in a rural S.E. Texas town I dom't know that they will be very wild.

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    1. I hope so! I think it will if folks will get in the spirit of the theme and share theirs, too!

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  13. Oh what a great theme! I can't wait to read your childhood memories! And I'm a child of the 60s too so I'm sure I'll be able to relate to a lot of it. Can't wait!

    Michele at Angels Bark

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  14. This will surely be delightful:-) I look forward to sharing with you.

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    1. Great, Diedre! I'm thrilled to know you'll be a participant.

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  15. Barbara, this is a really cool theme. Let's keep these classics alive. I'll be checking in.

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  16. I tend to be an optimist, so I made the most of the happy times in a volatile and abusive childhood. I love reading and hearing stories from people who had happy and secure childhoods - it gives me both hope and inspiration as I raise my own children in a very different way than I was raised.

    And, since my youngest will be 12 in July... =)

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    1. It's probably that optimistic outlook that made you resolve to raise your children in a different environment. I do think that most children are incredibly inclined to make the most of every good, safe and happy moment that comes to them.

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  17. Fabulous idea! And I agree "as once one is in their mid 50's, the memories from those early years are often rather brief segments" I'm just getting started in my 50's and that memory thing... wait, what was I rambling on about?
    Looking forward to your posts and taking a trip with you through the 60's!
    Mary @ Jingle Jangle Jungle

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  18. Sounds like a really interesting theme. Thinking back to one's youth can be a lot of fun.

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    1. I think it will be, especially if there is plenty of interaction.

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  19. A lovely theme :) My tender years were the 70s - a time I remember fondly. Best wishes for April.
    Tasha
    Tasha's Thinkings | Wittegen Press | FB3X (AC)

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    1. Thank you! My adolescence and teen years spanned the decade of the 70's, so I'm guessing we are 10-15 years apart.

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  20. I'll be here to read your thoughts and memories as they are always entertaining.

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    1. Great, Corina! It's always good to have your input.

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  21. This is a great idea! I look forward to reading the memories that helped shape your life. :-)

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    1. Thank you, Stephanie! I suppose you are right, even our early year's experiences influence who we are deep down inside and who we become. Perhaps more than any others.

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  22. I grew up in the 60s and 70s so I'm going to enjoy this.

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    1. Oh, I hope so, Susan! I think sharing life memories is always fun and interesting. Brings us together. Help us understand one another and where we are coming from.

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  23. It's fun and heartwarming to go back in time. For my first A-Z Challenge, I featured a lot of childhood cartoon characters. That brought back fun memories.
    Enjoy and good luck.

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    1. Cartoon characters does sound like a lot of fun! Thanks for the encouragement.

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  24. Love your theme! I'm excited to step back in time with you!

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    1. Great! Glad to have you along for the journey!

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  25. That is an excellent theme idea! Childhood is a great time of discovery and adventure and I look forward to hearing about yours :)

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    1. Thank you! I hope my simple stories entertain, and prompt others to remember and share some of their own.

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  26. Hello again!
    All the best for this year's A to Z, Barbara! Looking forward to knowing you better :)

    Anna
    ATSP @ Deeply Shallow
    @natzers

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    1. Thank you , Anna! What a sweet thing to say. Here's to the AtoZ and friendship!

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  27. Hi, Such a beautiful, expressive way to sum up the theme - peeling back the layers! All the very best for the challenge.

    Nilanjana.
    Ninja Minion, A-Z 2016
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. Thank you! I have moment's of brilliance. Thank you for your service to the Challenge!

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  28. Great theme! I will be following. Can't wait to read your posts. Good luck with the challenge!

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    1. Thanks you, Cheryl. Look forward to getting acquainted over the challenge.

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  29. I hear the 60's was a great decade to grow up in. What a fun theme!

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  30. Sounds like a great theme! Looking forward to reading some of your posts.

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    1. Always love having you over Sherry! Thanks!

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  31. What an interesting theme this will be to follow. My tender years were in the 70's and 80's, and I'm thankful on a daily basis that there wasn't an internet or Facebook during that time. I look forward to hearing your story!

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    1. I'm grateful for the time unto which I was born as well. And I've tried to give my own children a simpler, slower childhood as well. Aloha!

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  32. Someone else is doing their theme on the 50's...I forgot who. Your posts and their posts will go together nicely. :)

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    1. Oh, Chris, if you remember who or run across them again, let me know! Thanks for stopping by!

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  33. I think I have a decade more than you but would be happy to follow along.
    @mzbull from

    Witt Bits

    MZ Bull

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    1. Thank you, MZ! That's exactly what I want! People from different decades comparing and contrasting their childhood memories with my own.

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  34. Sounds like a wonderful nostalgic time!

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  35. Hi Barbara! Interesting theme. I'll be looking forward to it. I remember the 60's!

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    1. Thank you, Janet! It's more about childhood memories, no matter what decade yours hale from. I'm hoping to have lots of involvement from visitors, to compare/contrast their memories with my own.

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  36. I was born in the 60s so I am looking forward to your posts! Fantastic theme; good luck with the challenge and have lots of fun with it.

    Linda
    HTTPS://talesfromthecabbagepatch.wordpress.com

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    1. Glad to have you stop by, Linda! Curious as to how similar or different our childhood memories may be.

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  37. Hi Barbara! This is a lovely theme. Tender years sure are the wonder years in one's life! Look forward to your posts in April :)

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    1. Thank you, Kala! I think it will be good and a lot of fun, IF my reader's share some of their own memories as well.

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  38. Tender years - Your memories. Interesting.
    Good to visit your site as a part of my A to Z visits. My theme Blog Promotion
    Welcome to A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2016 - Co-Participant - Nrao - NRao Blogs
    @knoltweet
    NRao Blogs - 2016 A to Z Challenge Blog Posts
    Management Theory Review

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  39. Lovely idea! Looking forward to following your tender years in April :)

    joy @ The Joyous Living

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    1. Thank you, Joy! Hope you'll share some of your own memories that mine spark.

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  40. Looking forward to your memories.

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    1. Thank you, Lori! Hope you'll be encouraged to share some you recall as well.

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  41. Cool idea. I like the theme of memories and will be interested in what you have to say. :)
    @DoreeWeller from
    Doree Weller’s Blog

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    1. Thank you! I hope it stirs up some of your own.

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