Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Trivia Tuesday

He was nominated on five occasions but Mahatma Gandhi NEVER won the Nobel Peace Prize.


Where will you find an annual hair-freezing contest? Yukon, Canada

  

Coyotes can run faster than roadrunners.


Buckingham Palace has 602 rooms.


 

 

Russia has 11 time zones (of just 24 total in the world!). So when a Russian on one side of the country is awaking at 7 a.m., another on the other side may be sitting down to dinner. 


 

January 26, 1977 – ‘Roots’ mini-series began on ABC.




 January 30, 1973 – KISS played their 1st show at the Coventry Club in Queens New York.


 

 And finally there is this...

 
 
That is all for today.
Have a great week!

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Here's who you need to know...

My nephew-in-law ... he is the amazing John Huffman.

And he is running for Mayor of Southlake, TX!!


  

John is married to my dear twin Peggy's daughter Elizabeth. (Elizabeth's mother, my twin, died of breast cancer when little Elizabeth was barely seven years old. Throughout her adult life Elizabeth has been a major advocate for breast cancer awareness.)
 

You can click HERE for John's website.
Here's a picture of his beautiful family.


Left to right: Andrew, Elizabeth, John, Anna, Caroline

There is so much to tell you about John, so click HERE to find some things, but know that there is so much more to John.

Was I glad he married dear Elizabeth??
I. WAS. THRILLED.  - even before I knew how fine he was.
I just knew he came from a wonderful family... And he had fine manners, but not pretentious manners, and he was so respectful of our dear Elizabeth, which was the MAIN THING.
Really, that was the MAIN THING.

I am so glad to call him family.

LOVE YOU, JOHN!


Friday, January 15, 2021

These Are a Few of my Favorite Things

I really, REALLY like this...

I got this for my birthday!
It's a key chain and there is none other like it!!
I ADORE IT!!
Thank you!!
 



Another favorite thing...
Sam and I got vaccinated for Covid. 
And my almost 95 year-old-mother did, too. We'll get our second vaccine in a few weeks. 

That is not an arm of someone I know, just so you know.
(I like visual aids.)


 

I have a new favorite TV show. It's "World's Greatest Dogs" on the National Geographic channel.

I saw one episode - and was enchanted.
I need to find more episodes.
I may just go to YouTube.
 

 

A 'favorite things' post of mine would not be complete without posting about some of my favorite food.

Today it is any food from Chef Point Cafe.
On my birthday, last week we ordered some Chef Point and so enjoyed it!

Here are some things we like from Chef Point...

WhatNots...

They're stuffed mushrooms and they are divine.
(And I'm usually not a mushroom person.)


And here are these...
Fried Green Tomatoes

Layered with fresh mozzarella, drizzled with pesto sauce and Texas honey, and topped with micro greens.


 

Lobster Macaroni & Cheese 

Chef's blend of four cheeses combined with fresh Ballerina pasta topped with lobster and bread crumbs then oven baked to perfection.


 Linguini with pork chop...

 

Chef Point is known for its bread pudding.
We had ordered so much food for the main meal, that we didn't have room for the bread pudding.
I HAVE ordered it, though, as my main meal years ago. (!)

Here's a picture...


You may know Chef Point from the Food Network. Years ago Guy Fieri's DINERS, DRIVE-INS AND DIVES featured Chef Point.

Chef Point is now in Colleyville, TX, besides Watauga, TX (where the gas station site is).


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Finally, my last favorite thing is this old picture of my children...

That's Will and Laura, back in the fall of 1991.
We'd moved into an apartment, prior to starting Bear Valley Community Church.
They shared a room, and we thought they'd like an ant farm in their bathroom,
while they brushed their teeth every night.
(They did like that).

Those were some fun days.

And that was some good food.

And I love my key chain.


That is all for today!
 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Trivia Tuesday

The first TV show to be put into reruns was "The Lone Ranger.”
The "Hi-Yo Silver!" shout at the beginning of each episode is a recording of Earle W. Graser, who played The Lone Ranger on radio from 1933-41.
You can read more about the original Lone Ranger by clicking HERE. (Wikipedia's entry)

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Other trivia...

Chained dogs are 3 times more likely to bite than unchained dogs.



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Here's some light-hearted trivia...

Austin, Minnesota is home to the SPAM museum. 

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Pepsi-Cola changed their colors to red, white, and blue to support the war during WWII, and haven't changed back. So if you find a Pepsi bottle that's just red and white, hang on to it!! 


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The longest continuous sidewalk in the world is along Bay Shore Boulevard in Tampa, Florida.

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Chewing gum cannot be purchased at Disneyland as an effort to keep the park clean.

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Fortune cookies originated in America. First imported to China in the 1990s,
they were advertised as “Genuine American Fortune Cookies.”



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Natural or cultured pearls will dissolve in vinegar.

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Marilyn Monroe had used three different shades of red lipstick and a dark red lip liner
in order to get her lips that perfectly red.




So now we know!

Have a great week!

(By the way, I haven't blogged as much lately,
but thought I'd put this post up from 2016.)

Tuesday, January 5, 2021

Trivia Tuesday

Who said that Woodstock was a 'Technicolor mud-splattered reflection of the Sixties'?
Joan Baez


 

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Who was originally cast as Holly Golightly in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s”? Marilyn Monroe 

Writer Truman Capote’s top choice for Holly Golightly was Marilyn Monroe, and while Paramount may have preferred Hepburn, Monroe supposedly turned down the role in part because her acting coach said she shouldn’t play a “lady of the evening.”


  

Which European country hosts a rabbit jumping competition known as Kaninhoppning?
Sweden

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Babies are born with no bacteria in their bodies. 



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The Japanese word "tsundoku" describes the act of buying books and never reading them.

 

 

Who is the only U.S. President to be married in the White House?
Grover Cleveland


 

 

Have an ant problem? Get come chalk! Ants will not cross chalk lines. Crossing chalk lines will throw off their sense of smell and they will not be able to pick up scent trails of other ants.


Some folks don't think this works. If you know anything about this let me know. 
 
That's all for today.
Have a great week!!

 




Friday, January 1, 2021

2020 is over!!

Some people are celebrating that 2020 is dead and gone.
Sadly some people ARE dead and gone, because of 2020.

I'm really at a loss for words today, this first day of 2021.
BUT I am going to say this... I've decided I need to take care of Nancy.
 

Did you expect me to say that?

Were you expecting a sermon or some sweet devotional about facing the new year?
Well, today I'm unapologetically saying that - for today - I'm taking care of me.

Many of you know me, and know that I've had some stomach problems through the years - plus some weird burning-mouth stuff for years. I think all of that tells me emphatically to TAKE CARE OF NANCY.

Does that sound selfish?
Maybe, but if I don't take care of Nancy, who will?

I know that I need to lean hard on God.
Frankly sometimes I don't.
I take the worries of the day back - after having laid them at the feet of Jesus.
Yeah, I'll just take them right back.
Brother.

I say all this to say that if I'm not on Facebook, or my blog as much, it's okay. I'm taking time for me.

'Course my mother needs me to take care of me, and she tells me - and Hubby too - that they want me to take care of me.

OH, AND I WANT YOU TO TAKE CARE OF YOU!!

Nobody is getting any younger.

Here are some posters we need...




That's all for today.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!


Monday, December 28, 2020

The Best Gift Ever Given in the Whole Wide World

Yes.

Well, Jesus in the best gift ever given in the whole wide world.

Then my engagement ring given to me in January 1978 is the next! (which meant Sam wanted me to be his wife.)

Third place? Here is what Bailey Jo Carmack gave her Grandmother-in-law (my mother Margaret) just this past week for Christmas!!
It is a blanket - with pictures of Mother's great grandchildren.

Isn't that fantastic??
(Sam took this picture of it laid out on our kitchen table.)
 
The beauty in the upper left hand corner is 14 years old today!!
Happy Birthday, Caroline!!!


On Christmas, 2014, Bailey Jo gave me this treasure...

Oh my. I was so surprised and utterly delighted.

 I keep it on a 'ladder', but need to get it out and display the whole thing,
since I love it so much.


 I may put it in the living room.
Yes!


And Mother may wear hers as a shawl,
for the world to see.
Here it is again...




Bailey Jo,
you know what makes us happy!!


Trivia Tuesday

He was nominated on five occasions but Mahatma Gandhi NEVER won the Nobel Peace Prize. Where will you find an annual hair-freezing contest? ...