Jiminy Cricket taught me to wish.

I grew up in a practical no-nonsense sort of home.  We dealt with reality and I don’t remember wishing for much.   There was, of course, the blow-out-your-candles wishes and the what-do -you-wish-for Christmas wishes. Other than that wish was not a word I was familiar with.   Until Mr Cricket enlightened me. After that,  I did wish upon stars.  I also understood  that wishes and Jiminy Cricket were just magical things that made life fun.  But they weren’t real.

Now that I am much older, I still have many wishes.  They still seem to be practical.

Here is a list of some of my daily wishes.

I wish the print in the phone book was larger, as well as the printed directions on the back of food packages.

I wish people would use turn signals consistently.

I with the oldies stations were still playing songs from the 60’s.

I wish my grandchildren lived next door.

I wish lids were easier to unscrew, packaged bottled water wasn’t so heavy, things didn’t fall apart so quickly, toilet paper was free,  and my cat could talk.

I wish  my youngest child finds the job of their dreams.

I wish I could go back in time for a few hours whenever I felt like it.

I wish the litter box was self-cleaning.

I wish I had as much energy as I did 20 years ago.

Oh, and, of course,  world peace.

So…. what do you wish for?


About Life in the 50's and beyond...

Welcome to Life in the 50's and 60's and beyond .... where I write about my childhood memories, music of the 60's and about life in the country. I am a mother, grandmother, farmer's wife, business owner, and retired teacher.
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25 Responses to wishes

  1. LB says:

    As I read through all of the comments, I pondered what I wished for.
    There’s the big wishes – a healthier planet, and more people who knew how important a healthy planet is; peace on earth; less apathy, more generosity, less hunger, more equality …
    But then there’s the smaller, more selfish ones – losing those stubborn 10 pounds, a new roof and windows, less poison ivy in my yard.
    I did have one wish come true: My son is happy, healthy and doing well! And my parents are still here and also happy and healthy (okay that was two wishes).


  2. Sue Sanders says:

    A great list, Ruth. You covered it all well, thanks, Sue


  3. I wish my (grown) kids would call/email/visit more often.
    I wish people (in general) were kinder to one another.
    I wish everyone (around the world) paid more attention to the damage we’re (as a species) doing to the planet.
    I wish music was as good as it was in the 60s!
    Great post!


  4. maesprose says:

    I wish for time…. I never have enough to accomplish everything on my “to do” list.


  5. Maxi says:

    You musta been readin’ my mind … I got the same list.

    ‘cept we are getting my granddaughter a kitten in a couple of weeks and did buy a self-cleaning litter box. It’s great.

    Sorry I haven’t been ’round lately. Health and family issues been eatin’ up all my time. Hope all is well in your corner.

    blessings ~ maxi


  6. cobbies69 says:

    I wish I never aged, there fore not having to adjust ones life… 😉 While at Disney years ago now we had an art lesson and drew Jiminy. Quite pleased with my effort, daughters was best. 😉

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  7. Grace says:

    The grands; I wish for them to live “next door.” Delightful post.


  8. I have many of the same wishes you do–but want the music from the 70’s too–I do not have grandchildren to make wishes for, but I hope my youngest gets the job of his dreams too


  9. Loved Jiminy Cricket – thank you for the memory. I wish my husband and I remain fairly healthy because this growing older isn’t for the faint of heart. 🙂


  10. I loved the mellow voice of Mr Cricket! I wish for that innocence…


  11. I shouldn’t complain… the grandkids are all within an hour of here, but the youngest child is on the other side of the continent. 😦
    Thanks for commenting.


  12. Especially about the kids and grandkids….


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