Salt water flour topography

Just where is Bermuda anyway? Definitely not where I thought! Maybe the triangle has drifted since I was making gloopy salt flour maps and watching filmstrips in the dozey chalk dust classroom afternoons. 

Those filmstrips could put anyone to sleep. My son and his dear wife of three years will relax and snooze on the beach, or else go sightseeing in shorts. 

Once upon a time changes bubbled up so slowly as to be captured in the World Book Encyclopedia sold door-to-door, or even the Golden Home and High School Encyclopedia redeemed at the Safeway grocery store on Cotner Boulevard with savings stamps. You could loll around on the living room wall-to-wall carpet browsing the encyclopedia and listening to Herb Alpert, totally up-to-date, and wondering about whipped cream.

© 2013 Nancy L. Ruder


seana graham said...

My salt flour maps should have given me a pretty good idea about the possibility of earthquakes.

Collagemama said...

Good point, Seana. I made some that never did dry, sort of like the polar ice cap melting and swamping coastal cities.

Kim said...

I have the same memories! Browsing the encyclopedia and listening to Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass (we pronounced it Tee-a-wah-na). I don't remember any other albums my parents owned, that whipped cream must have made an impression!