Tuesday, March 2, 2021

New Trivia Tuesday

Ringo Starr’s style of drumming came about from learning to play on a right-handed drum kit, which he still uses. Why is this notable? He’s left-handed.


What is the body’s largest organ? Skin


 


The country of Chile has the lowest divorce rate among Latin countries. It is worth noting that divorces have only been legal in Chile since 2005.





Ironically enough, the patent for the fire hydrant was lost in a fire at the U.S. Patent Office in 1836.


Which country has an extreme version of swinging called kiiking? Estonia


Whataburger is known as a Texas icon. Where was the first one?  Corpus Christi


Dolly Parton has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years.



There are plenty of wedding traditions that span the globe. The Greeks have a tradition in which the bride will carry a sugar cube in one of her gloves. This is done to ‘sweeten the marriage’.






That is all for today.
Have a great week!!

Sunday, February 28, 2021

We should have a party, Grammy!

Penelope Faye said that.
We call her Nell.
She said that we need to have a party since I was in her house!!

She said that this past Thursday. 

We hadn't been together in 11 months.
I would go into our play room and, really, grieve.
That's because of the Coronavirus.

Sam and I really quarantined.
And boy was I missing Nell.
 

And then I found out she was going to bed with a picture of me. Wow.
It made me feel good (she hadn't forgotten me) and yet sad (she missed me).

Yes, we missed each other so much.


But last week Nell came to our house...

She'd grown a bit, but acted like her old self in our playroom!

AND, she gave me some Valentines she'd made for me!!

Here are some up close...


 

 I get to see these on my fridge every time I go in the kitchen. 💗
Is that not wonderful?!

 
AND Nell made this for me...

I can put my rings on it...
Wow!!!!!!!!!
Thank you, Nell!!!!!!


And here is Nell with me (taking her picture) with her sweet pets, Ella the dog, and Yoshi the cat.
Yes, I was in her house!!
(And yes, we kind of acted like we were having a party.)

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Nell and I have always been close... as you can see.

We both had short hair then.

 

That's all for today.
I'll tell you more about Penelope Faye later.
(She's thriving in first grade - and at gymnastics!)

 

Friday, February 26, 2021

Random Thoughts and Things

 I recently found out that my dad and his roommate at Texas A&M ironed people's clothes to make money.

Oh and did you know that at 70 years old my dear dad started taking violin lessons. For 10 years he played the violin in nursing homes and in the Sunday School department 'opening exercises' at his church.


 Next year I'll be 70. So what am I going to learn to do? Hmm.


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On a completely different note, here are some "Only in America" things...

Only in America... do banks leave both doors open and then chain the pens to the counters.

Only in America... do we leave cars worth thousands of dollars in the driveway and put our useless junk in the garage.

Only in America... do drugstores make the sick walk all the way to the back of the store to get their prescriptions while healthy people can buy cigarettes at the front.

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Different note

I love that everyday - every single day —has a morning and evening.

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And finally here's a good picture with words...

 

That is all for today.
Have a good weekend.

 

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Craziness

To me, these are crazies... 

Trump's 'cages' have turned into Biden's 'migrant facilities'.
It is just semantics. 


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And there's this, of course: Defund the Police.
Good grief.



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Boys competing with girls in sports.
I do believe that transgender kids deserve support and respect. I mean, I don't think they asked to be that way.
But I don't think boys - whatever they identify themselves as - should compete in girls' sports.

 

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I think that immigrants shouldn't come across the border except legally. I think that some folks think that us folks that don't want immigrants coming across the border illegally are racist. I'm thinking that is why Biden wants everybody that wants to come America should come. "We are not racist," Biden is declaring.
Racist?? I do believe the far left thinks my Republican views on this are racist.
I, Nancy, want everybody that wants to come to America should be able to come... legally.


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About Elizabeth Warren's view that school debt should be abolished: Well, why not all debt??? That would be nice. Why not??  Because that would be crazy.

 

My daughter-in-law did everything she could to not be burdened by school debt. So she is supposed to pay for others' school debt?
Crazy.

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 Biden was in the basement for months and months before the election. Now he's alive and well and making executive orders all over the place. Is he on steroids? Surely. Has anybody talked about that? Am I out of the loop? 


 

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I don't miss Trump's tweets. No no. But to not credit him with the warp speed of the Covid vaccine availability is crazy. 


 

Those are my crazies for now.
There will be more later (like boys going to girls' restrooms).
😟

 

 I think this world has gone crazy.



Thursday, February 18, 2021

Back Together Again!!

Crazy days... have brought us back together.

Sam and I took the 'quarantining suggestion' made last March seriously and quarantined more than most (for our own reasons).
That meant we missed our grands big time, BIG TIME! 
Ah, but because of the horrendous weather this week they got to come spend some nights with us, as we (not the grands) had (have) power and water, and we were vaccinated a few weeks ago.

 Here are some pics...






I've been smiling.

And Will and his family are ready to get
back to 'normal'
- whatever that is!

Tuesday, February 9, 2021

HAPPY 95th BIRTHDAY, MOTHER!!!

Today is my dear mom's 95th birthday. She's going for 100!!

 Here are some pics through the years. (Basically in no particular order.)

First there's this... 






 










Soon I hope to hug you!!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MOTHER!!!


New Trivia Tuesday

Ringo Starr’s style of drumming came about from learning to play on a right-handed drum kit, which he still uses. Why is this notable? He’s ...