Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Y" Is For Ya-Ya Sisters!


Do you remember the 2002 movie ‘The Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisters”? I was a teacher assistant for a preschool at the time. The most wonderful and divine group of women (teachers, assistants and staff) worked with me. We all went to see the movie during the summer and loved it! We loved the crazy hats that the Sisters all wore. One of the teachers made a Ya-Ya hat for a birthday present for one of the women. Everything that was pinned or glued to the hat held a special meaning for the recipient. Eventually, we all were given hats either for our birthdays, or as end of the school year gifts.

I still adore these women, even though many of us no longer work at the preschool. The happy (and sad) memories we all shared will be with me for a long time. Some of those memories, as well as, reminders of special people and events of my life, are all part of my hat. Let’s play a little game of “Find Bits of My Life”!

1. I was a Girl Scout growing up, and a Girl Scout Leader as an adult.
2. I used to work for Richard Simmons.
3. I love dogs.
4. I collect eyeballs (not real ones).
5. I smile and laugh a lot.
6. I like Firemen.
7. I love the Los Angeles Lakers.
8. I need a good watch because I’m always running late.
9. I always have band aids for kids who have boo-boos.
10. I have no idea why there is a trinket for a Nude Beach on my hat! I’ve never been to one. I think my friends thought otherwise, just because I’m from California!

Hope you enjoyed my “Y” report. For more fun with the letter “Y”, jump right over to Jenny Matlock Off on My Tangent by clicking the Alphabe-Thursday logo below!

Jenny Matlock

25 comments:

Tracy said...

Good posting must take more notice

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

What a great idea! I may have to steal that one and make some hats for my coworkers....

Oh wait, I don't have a crafty bone in my body....

hmmmm...which one of my coworkers can I connive into making hats for us all?

Lola said...

Great ‘Y’ post & Happy Alphabe-Thursday!

LOLA:)

Btw Alphabe-Thursday

Morning said...

awesome message.
bless all..

Lora said...

these are my favorite sorts of posts. I love learning about you!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

Wonderful post of memories... Hope you still get a chance to get together, even though you don't work at the same place any longer.

So fun learning about you here :o)
I was a Girl Scout...brownie, junior, cadette...(the home of Juliette Gordon Low is in Savannah, Georgia. We live right outside of Savannah, in Richmond Hill (whose growth resulted from Henry Ford's support and influence).
I love dogs, love to laugh, love my fireman (he was a fireman/crash rescue/EMT when we met...went on to fly helicopters for the army).
That is so cool that you worked for Richard Simmons! And hm...I'd love to see your eyeball collection...have you posted about them?
...basketball, have to go with college UofL and UK teams.
...always great to have a band aid available :o)
haha...too funny that you have a Nude Beach trinket! I would definitely NOT be comfortable on a nude beach! :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Becky said...

Y is for Ya-Ya: what a great idea. I love your hat. That is so special.

Mary said...

I loved the movie...What a fun hat! I'm guessing smiling & laughing was a requirement for working for Richard Simmons :-)

Sandy said...

I love your post....
Y... such an imagination!
Sandy

Jeanie said...

I could find some of the things, but I think I missed a few. What is the roll of tape for?
I loved the "Ya Ya" books and movies and love the Ya Ya hat idea you and your friends took from them.
BTW, I have never met Richard Simmons, but I have been to a nude beach (I was not one of the nudies).

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

I love your post ... and your hat! Wasn't that the greatest movie? Thanks for sharing...

JDaniel4's Mom said...

This is like one of JDaniel's I Spy Books. What fun!

Karen S. said...

Wow, all great and cool stuff!...and I loved the Ya-Ya Sisters and had to buy the movie...I might just have to put it on again! Thanks!

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, this is fantastic AND a great "Y" word too. I am your newest follower. I am in New Orleans, but I'm from California (I just moved here 5 years ago.) What part of Calif. are you from? I was in Granada Hills.
XO

Short and Sweet said...

That hat idea is wonderful. I like your "Y" post.

Ⓙ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

I used to have a jean jacket that was loaded with pins that hallmarked my life. Thanks for the memories...

Wanda Metcalf said...

I loved your post and the hat idea!! you girls "sisters" must have had a great time working together. That is not seen very often. You need a YaYa reuinon!! rememebr to wear your hats!

Theresa said...

I LOVE the "Ya-Ya's" and your hat! Super Cute! Are you sure you haven't been to a nude beach ;)

Judie said...

I simply adore the YaYa's!!Being from the South, I could really relate to their stories.

Sue said...

What a wonderful thing to do!

(I love the Lakers, too.)

=)

Splendid Little Stars said...

That's such a fun hat and a wonderful gift idea! I love that all those pieces of your life are represented, even the fantasy one!
I loved that book! an enjoyable read. Listen to the author read it--it really comes alive.

Annesphamily said...

Great post with a fun project. I think this would be fun to do. Thanks and I do remember that movie.

Joanna Jenkins said...

"Y", I thought that was great. I've never seen this done before but I bet it was a blast finding the different pieces.

Happy weekend, jj

hip-chick said...

excellent post! Like wearing your heart on your sleeve only it's your life on your hat

Jenny said...

I love this post! What sweet memories you have!

This just made my heart smile!

Thank you.

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