---Alice Abrams

Thursday, November 15, 2007

Friday's Feast -

Feast One Hundred & Sixty Nine
November 16th, 2007
What was your first “real” job?
My parents owned their own business at an amusement park - Knott's Berry Farm. I started actually waiting on customers when I was twelve, and that was back in the old days when you actually had to count back change - it didn't automatically fall into the little pot!
Where would you go if you wanted to spark your creativity?
Somewhere in nature - preferably the ocean. (Or an art supply store!)
Complete this sentence: I am embarrassed when…
people make fools of themselves - which has happened
to me on many occasions.
What values did your parents instill in you?
Basic Christian/Judeo ethics. We have several ministers
in our family - past and present. My father taught me to
love and to be kind to all of God's creatures. I was very
fortunate growing up...
Name 3 fads from your teenage years.
1.) Surfing: Yes, I actually did it, but poorly! Good ol'
Huntington Beach...
2.) Having a muscle car! This was the sixties, after all.
You had to have a hot car to go cruisin' on Whittier Blvd.
It's where I learned to speed shift...
Just think "American Graffiti."
3.) The guys wore madras shirts and chinos, and we gals
wore pencil skirts (Mimi, are you listening?) and stiletto
heels. My feet still hurt...
Are you hungry? Join the feast:


maiylah said...

pencil skirts and stilettos ... wow!
enjoyed your feast! :)

happy friday!
My Friday's Feast post

Natalie said...

Great feast! Surfing? I'm from a land locked state, that wasn't even a possible fad for me...Lol!

Anonymous said...

You got to work at Knotts Berry Farm?!? I used to go there all the time, and I would have loved to have worked there.

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Girl Gone Wild - BibleStyle said... mind is trying to grasp going from surfing to stilettos. You must have had great calves!

Anonymous said...

Enjoyed the feast...American Graffiti, huh?

Stilettos...oy vey! I'd be dead from falling over if I wore those. You're a brave, brave woman!

tegdirb92 said...

I'll bet it was fun just to be at the amusement park working as a kid--I like your creative spot. Wow, the last feast before Thanksgiving. I'll be visiting you before then, but have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

Elizabeth said...

Knotts' Berry Farm? How fun! What a great appetizer! Thanks for the feast. Happy Thanksgiving!

Elizabeth @ Thought Suite.

Sarge Charlie said...

stilettos, say it ain't so, oh well, we were all young once.

. . . Dallas Meow . . . . >^^< . . . said...

I suddenly miss their fried chicken!

Linda said...

You had stilettos - we had weejuns.

I've really enjoyed reading everyone's fads today.

Yummy Feast!!!!

Laane said...

Oh yes, those high heels!

I was lucky to be a ballet dancer.
I always won the highest heel contests!

Feel welcome to visit me at:

Laane's feast

Have a great weekend!

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Not participating, but wanted to comment. Sounds like we had about the same upbringing. Very well done Gracie. :)

Heart of Rachel said...

I've always dreamed of going to Knott's Berry Farm. It must have been great to have access inside the amusement park.

Wow, surfing. That's so cool.