This I’ve Learned

When I noticed the clogging shoes, that blended in with my other shoes in my closet, how long it’d been since I reached for them. At one time, they were the most popular shoes on the shelf. I can blame my knees for interfering with my clog dancing days.
I couldn’t resist digging out the dancing tapes and giving those shoes a workout.  It reminded me of what they say about learning to ride a bicycle.  Once you learn how, you never forget.  (Well, maybe a little.)
I’m sure I’m going to remember the surge of energy I had that day. I have the scratch marks, from the taps on the shoes, on my beautiful wood floors to remind me.

Don’t waste that good music, dance with yourself.
It’s okay to cry in front of others.

Fewer things seem worth waiting in line for.
It seems like everything in the store is sleeveless.

(Taken from Haley’s Hints)
For every 4 feet up, your ladder should be at least one foot away from wall.
Always keep your hips within the ladder rails.
Extend your ladder at least two rungs higher than the place you are working.

If you aim for nothing in life, you’ll probably hit it.
Itching for what you want isn’t enough you’ve got to scratch for it.


Information for this blog is taken from many sources.
Deem reliable at your own risk.
Punch Lines are complimentary of Fr. John Hampsch, C.M.F.


Theresa Klunk Schultz


  1. Mary Ann Rippel on July 21, 2020 at 9:26 am

    Hi Theresa,
    Ah dancing–tap and ballet as a child. As an adult ballroom dancing and for exercise belly dancing. I miss dancing so very much. But understand how bad knees can make dancing a thing of the past. Never tried clog dancing but I’m sure it was great fun.
    We both have some wonderful memories and still a life with many interests. We are fortunate ladies Theresa.
    As always enjoyed this weeks blog very much. However, I don’t believe I will be using the ladder tips. I just stay away from using ladders.
    Mary Ann

  2. Cathy Saine on July 21, 2020 at 10:02 pm

    Yeah, I miss dancing too. Danced most of my life, all types from square dancing to liturgical dance. Dancing is the best exercise both physically and mentally, takes a lot of quick thinking to remember what the feet are doing and where the arms are going. Next time we get together, Theresa, I’d love to hear more about your clogging. Maybe you could demonstrate a couple of moves. Hey, how about trying belly dancing. I’ve got lot of belly.

  3. Jeanne M Howard on July 22, 2020 at 1:43 pm

    HI Theresa; Just finished this week’s blog. I hope no one will consider getting on a ladder!
    I start my mornings with nice music as I’m getting dressed. It puts me in a far better mental state than listening to the new.

    I cleaned out my computer files this morning and found your email sent on March 30!! It explained how to put your blog link on to the desktop. I followed the directions, and WA LA, it actually worked.

    When I typed in a few weeks ago, it brought me to a website menu, but valUbooks could be accessed.
    I then tried TheresaKlunkSchultz and your blog popped up.

    I paid $400 to keep my website and blog activated for the next three year on July 2019, However, I haven’t done a think in a year.

    I will start working on setting up next Tuesday’s meeting on Zoom and then send out the invitations. I hope it works. Alice offered to have a backup if it doesn’t. Hope to see you all on Tuesday at 11a.m.

  4. I BARBARA Fryberg on July 24, 2020 at 9:40 pm

    Ditto to all the dancing 💃comments plus the knees. Should never have stopped can’t believe how hard it is to try to get back in shape again🥴

  5. Bonnie Bates on July 25, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    I’ve been seeing quite a few feathers on my morning walks of late. Didn’t realize it meant an angel was watching over me. That’s good to know. I just thought there are some birds out there missing some feathers 🙂

    Your blog is great. I may be late to get to it but I do eventually.

    Never was a dancer… except to move around to music. Loved to go “out” dancing in my younger days. I’m not good at following steps to any organized dance… tap, clog, square, line, etc. My two youngest granddaughters both do Greek Dance. Love to watch them and all the groups at their church dance.

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