How many of you have Hula Hooped? When I was a little kid, I was queen of the Hoop! I took to it naturally. I had one of the first hoops ever when they came out and were all the rage. Blue with a white stripe down the middle. I did it around my waist and arms. Even my neck. I still remember my mom "Stop that!! You'll choke yourself, you'll strangle yourself, you'll break your neck!!!" Of course I didn't listen, because when you are nine years old, you know that nothing bad will ever happen to you like it sometimes does to others. YOU are careful, YOU know what you are doing. Don't worry!! Anyway, in my search to find a fun exercise lately, here's what I thought. Hula Hoop! I could do it even better now that I had womanly hips to help hold it up! Off to the store I went, grabbed a hoop, and gave it a spin. It sunk to the floor. Again and again and again! I've lost the wiggle in my jiggle!! Whatever "It" is, I don't have it anymore. It's gone with the skinny little girl that was me. I thought it would be like riding a bike. Once you learn, you never forget. Are my hips a hinderance? Has the fat caused me to flunk? My short lived hoop dreams are over. I hula hoop, roller skate, and ride bikes only in my memories now, for, like the book says, it's a whole world now Gone With The Wind.
Do not say "Why were the old days better than these?" For it is not wise to ask such questions. Ecc. 7:10