About

IMG_0492I am a woman that grew up in a time before the internet was actually “a thing” and became a dominant force in our everyday lives. I raised my children with land lines and only two TV’s (imagine that). I have grandchildren now that are teaching me all the newest and instant conveniences of their world. They laugh when I say the most instant thing back in my day were mashed potatoes in a box and the certainty I was in trouble if I ruined my one pair of school shoes.

Now here I am reaching out to complete strangers with my thoughts. I probably will never verbally speak to them or shake their hand. The world is moving fast and I want to learn as much as possible but not forget what it was like to run bare foot in the soft grass or sit by the water skipping stones with someone just talking about nothing important but having it be the best conversation I had that day.

I am willingly becoming a part of this new instant and fingertip world partly because I am excited about the potential it holds on so many levels but also I am hoping to contribute to the positive flow of energy and like-minded individuals such as myself that are buzzing around the world with their dog or significant other next to them on the couch.

(I know the negative bottom feeders and dangers are a real part of this world the same as they were when I grew up without the internet, they aren’t as easy to see now but they still smell the same.)

I hope you enjoy your stay here at Noellie’s Place. Come back any time and skip some stones with me…….

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  1. Hello Noellie, it sounds as if we grew up in the same era πŸ˜€ and my school shoes were hand me downs from a cousin, that were too big, so they were padded out with cotton wool.. I looked like Mini mouse as they were more like hobnail boots. πŸ™‚ And they lasted and lasted, and when at last the soul got a hole in them, and I thought I might get a new pair as they were now pinching my toes.. My Dad re-soled them..
    Nice to meet you and thank you for visiting my blog the other day and leaving me your thoughts..
    Enjoy the rest of your week and your grandchildren. πŸ˜€
    Blessings Sue πŸ™‚

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  2. Coffee Drinker says:

    Never a more plain spoken word of truth could be found. Remember that it’s the quiet times that you need to be comfortable with, not the times of craziness and furor… YOU taught me that…. really.

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  3. Renee Espriu says:

    Hi Noellie! You came by for a visit at my site so thought I would give you a visit as well. I grew up in the same era and now also have many grandchildren and even some greats! Yes, their technology is that which connects them to a world that I grew up in by touching, smelling and tasting. The best! I decided to set up a site six years ago now in order to write and meet other writers and have met so many wonderful people. That said, I do often wonder what it would be like to meet them face to face. Technology just doesn’t afford us the same. Be well.

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  4. ivors20 says:

    Hi Noellie, thank you for reading my poem, “Let The Past Be Gone”, and I associated so well with your introductory “About” story. I’m from Geelong, Australia, and I’m pleased I’ve found you, and your lovely writings. Cheers. Ivor.

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      Thank you so much and like wise. I enjoyed your words

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  5. dtills says:

    I am not a grandma yet, but have entered into the midlife phase! I do remember the time before the internet and cell phones (the dark ages, according to my adult children!).
    Love your blog!

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      Thank you so much. How did we ever live without the internet and a phone in our hands. You will love it when you become a grandmother. It is a love like no other.

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      1. dtills says:

        My husband can’t wait, but I think our kids have some more life to live before they take that big step. I will be happy when they are ready πŸ™‚

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  6. colinandray says:

    Reading your brief history would suggest my age range! Yup….. wore a tie to school; one pair of good shoes; walked everywhere; learned to eat brussel sprouts (“If you haven’t got room for them, then you haven’t got room for dessert!” – Mom)

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      lol yes the brussel sprouts!

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  7. geezer94 says:

    Tip of the hat from an Old Guy. When I was young we played outside with sticks and rocks and climbed trees … now four year olds carry smartphones and are fluent in English and Gibberish. Very nice reads here. I have become an instant fan. Blessings to you! g

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      thank you very much. I agree about this new generation. they will never know real play. We would leave for the day and be home when the bell was rung…never make the bell ring twice for you or there was a consequence…but devils advocate here, the world is a much uglier place now for kids to be left to their own amusements or open to a two legged predator.

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  8. I grew up in the time when tv was just being introduced to the UK. My family didn’t have one, so my sister and I had to go to the neighbour’s house to watch our favourite programmes. We also didn’t have a phone. Those were the days when people used to write letters or just call around at the house if they had a message. πŸ™‚

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      TImes have changed around the world πŸ™‚Glad to have met

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  9. This one of the better “about” pages I’ve read. I look forward to reading more of your posts. Nice to meet you, by the way. 😊😊

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      Thank you so much I appreciate that. We’ll cross paths again I hope

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      1. Well, I’m now following you, so I’d assume so, yes. πŸ˜ƒπŸ˜ƒ

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  10. Such a lovely introduction…very appealing and heart-warming…I can relate to your musings regarding past and present…I love that we’ve connected πŸ™‚

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      Thank you and me too

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  11. What a lovely introduction Noel. It’s a real pleasure to meet you and I look forward to reading more of your blog.:)

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  12. Pilgrim says:

    I am with you still refuse to be attached to all gadgets. Landline, yes. iPhone, none. Fancy meeting you.

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      like wise. Im glad you stopped by

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  13. prior.. says:

    like your blog and looking forward to skipping stones πŸ™‚

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      excellent πŸ™‚ thank you

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  14. It’s a pleasure to meet you!

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      like wise, thank you

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  15. During my New York City childhood, I travelled alone on buses and subways. Living in Maine, we had a 4-party phone line. We could hear the neighbors breathe as we talked. News travelled fastβ€”but face to face. No TV yet . My grandkids live on their smart phones, but they are driven everywhere for play dates, or team sports.

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      The world is so different and changing rapidly. The social structure seems a bit scary too on how people relate to one another now too

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  16. rothpoetry says:

    I understand where you are coming from. It is the same with me. It is really wonderful to be able to meet people all over the world and share ideas and art with one another. Thank you for reading my posts.
    Dwight

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      Im glad we met (the new ‘met’) look forward to reading more of your thoughts

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  17. Your “About” page is magnificent. I’m right there with you girl (or, um woman I should say). Walking to school, I’d never even consider the idea of having more than one pair of shoes. I had one for everyday, and one for church, and that was IT. How life has changed. I think one of our jobs is to spread our stories to our grandkids of ‘the way it used to be.’ Besides entertaining them, they may learn an (understated) lesson or two. πŸ™‚

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      Its great to have a fellow old school gal understand! So glad you stopped by and commented

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  18. Chris Black says:

    Thank you for your words of encouragement Noellie much appreciated look forward to checking out your work, I also live @https://chrisblack2012.com you are welcome to drop by the kettle is always on the boil. Chris.

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      I like that..Kelttle is always on the boil…good stuff

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  19. Hello! Seems as though we might be at the same place at this stage in our lives! I enjoyed your “About Me” page and look forward to more of your writings!

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    1. Noel Hartem says:

      welcome and thank you so much. Always good to find a simpatico in life πŸ™‚

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  20. Pied Type says:

    I was never very good at skipping stones, but given half a chance I can talk your ears off.

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    1. Noellie says:

      πŸ™‚I have the gift of gab too. I’m glad you stopped by

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  21. Rupali says:

    Thank you for visiting my blog and appreciating it’s content.
    Nice meeting you Noellie.

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    1. Noellie says:

      It’s easy to appreciate 🀘

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      1. Rupali says:

        You are kind.
        Have a good day.

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  22. Thank you for dropping in on my beautiful things and leaving a comment. I’m glad my instinct led me here – we have so much in common and you have a new follower! All the best from Cornwall, UK. πŸ™‚

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    1. Noellie says:

      🌞like wise. Look forward to more reads

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  23. Ruth says:

    Beautiful pieces you have here. Will come back for more. πŸ™‚

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    1. Noellie says:

      Thank you. Hope to see you back 🀘🌞

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  24. JoAnna says:

    Hello, Noellie. It’s so good to meet you here! We always had only one television and still do. When I was a child, I remember there were just three channels and most shows were in black and white. I still only have basic cable. With all this internet information may we always remember “what it was like to run bare foot in the soft grass or sit by the water skipping stones with someone just talking about nothing important but having it be the best conversation I had that day.” I love the feel of those memories. Last year, my son taught me how to skip stones! It was about time.

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    1. Noellie says:

      your son taught you one of the best skills he has learned in life. simplicity is best. Every time you skip a stone you will think of him and smile.

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      1. JoAnna says:

        True! πŸ™‚

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  25. Seenorway says:

    Good afternoon, Noellie, and welcome to my blog! I think (and hope) the temperatures, the content and not the least the tempo will suit you fine. Besides that, – I think you’ll find that I’m into nature and photography.
    Time is a luxury, so let’s use it wisely πŸ™‚
    There’s nearly 7500 pictures published on my blog – nearly all in ‘full screen’ (which means you may click them way larger than they appear at first glance. And they are all from Norway! Please enjoy!

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    1. Noellie says:

      Norway has been added to my bucket list 😊

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Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed your stay and want to come back. Until then, be safe ----Noellie

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