Saturday, June 24, 2017

These are a few of my favorite things ...


Mother had this 'edible arrangement' delivered to us last weekend
to celebrate our 39th wedding anniversary and Father's Day.
Not only was it beautiful, but it was DELICIOUS!!
(The canteloupe was the yummiest I've had.)
Thank you, Mother!

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This is three and a half year-old Nell.
She has just counted (really fast) to 40!
We are proud of her!
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And this is my daughter's art in our hallway. (Well, except for the round mirror.)


Here you get a perspective.
Laura's artwork is amazing.
You can get it at Laura's Society Six.
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Here is Will's gift to us several years ago...

He got that in the Arbuckle Mountains in Oklahoma several years ago.
It is painted on a mirror, which you can see at the top.

We have it in our master bedroom, which means it gives us some peaceful feelings all the time!
Peaceful feelings don't need an exclamation point, but somehow they do for me. (!)
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Here is a great quote that I count as one of my favorite quotes...
"If I find in myself a desire which no experience in this world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world." - C.S. Lewis
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And here is another quote I REALLY LIKE....

The reason we grandparents get along so well with our grandchildren is we have so much in common. The kids are enjoying their first childhood, and we're enjoying our second.
(I wish I knew who said this. Well, I'll say that.)


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Here's a poster I like....


(When I moved to Hinton, OK in 1983 I was amazed at how folks waved at me.
This 'poster' explained it to me.)
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In conclusion, I will close with two funnies. (I ALWAYS LIKE FUNNIES.)

Fric: I was going to dance down a spiral staircase for your birthday, but I decided not to.
Frac: Why not?
Fric: Because I am a Fred Astaires.
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Those are some of my favorite things for now.

I'm working on more.
(I like working on more.)




Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Wednesday Whimsy

- Here are some treasures from LoneStar Antiques (5605 Denton Highway, Haltom City, TX) -























Those are they!

I like some pictures more than others.

Which do YOU like more?

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Trivia Tuesday



All canine wild species (wolf, fox, etc) wag tails when puppies, but only domestic dogs wag their tails when delighted.

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If someone tells you you smell like flowers, it may not be a compliment if they are referring to the rafflesia flower. This flower smells like rotten meat!


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Two years after the TV Batman series went off the air, Adam West was offered the role of James Bond in DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER. He turned it down, believing that Bond should always be played by a Brit.

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In Arizona, it is against the law for donkeys to sleep in bathtubs.
(I couldn't find a picture for this one.)

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Of all the words in the English language, the word ‘set’ has the most definitions!
(No pictures for this one either.)

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The first person selected as the Time Magazine Man of the Year - Charles Lindbergh in 1927.


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A dog is a canine. What is a bear? A ursine.
 
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In one day your heart beats 100,000 times. 
Whoa.
Whoa.

Is that not amazing?

Well, I find there is a lot
that is amazing in this world.


Here's another thing:
The Earth experiences about 50,000 earthquakes each year.


I don't know where that is (was), but it happened.


I think we all need to be ready for an earthquake-
or a car wreck -
or a heart attack.

YOU NEVER KNOW.

 








LIFE IS FRAGILE.




That's my trivia for today.

Have a great week.









 








Sunday, June 18, 2017

Father's Day!

Here are some fathers I have loved...
That's my father-in-law and my dear dad.
They're waiting till our wedding is 'done' in June 1978.
(I'll explain the waiting later.)




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And here's my Sam with Will... 


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And here is Sam with Laura a few years earlier...


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And here is a father (our son) with our grandson Liam...


And here is our son-in-law with his son Ransom...


I love those pictures.

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Father's Day means that fathers are honored.

And good fathers SHOULD BE HONORED.

 
WHO WOULD WE BE
WITHOUT GOOD FATHERS? 

 
HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!!



Saturday, June 17, 2017

Today, I have special pics...

I don't really know where to start with my special pics - that are special to me.

I'll start with this special one...

That's Liam, with his big sister Nell.
They are two of my grandchildren.
I DON'T THINK THERE ARE ANY MORE SPECIAL PEOPLE
THAN ONE'S GRANDCHILDREN!!!

(Well, that's what I think.
And I know there are folks without grandchildren.
I wish you had some.)

And here I am with those two...
Notice Nell's shirt (pajama top) - it tells it like it is.
(Like she is.)
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On a TOTALLY DIFFERENT NOTE - here's my cousin's gorgeous daughter, Sydney,
in a special wedding...
She's just to the top right of the bride, who is the bride of her brother Andrew.
(That white-haired man is their dad.)

Maybe you can see her in the background of this fun picture of her brother and his bride,
as they exit their wedding.
That's Shelby and Andrew.
They got married in Texarkana last weekend.

Sam and I got to go.
It was WONDERFUL
It seems Shelby and Andrew were (are) definitely made for each other.

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The next morning a lot of us had breakfast together
(as the wedding couple made for their honeymoon).


We missed them...
but we had each other.


Here am I with one of my most favorite people in the whole wide world...
my little cousin, Carol...
We got the memo to wear peach colored clothes.
But then, we like lots of the same kind of clothes (as I have thought through the years).

Oh, and her son Ethan and I had a lot in common.
 He wears a cap he inherited from my dad.
He wears it all the time.
Of course it is my dear dad's A&M cap from years ago.

What could be better?!?

Yes, Ethan is a little taller than I.

Oh my, handsome is the word for Ethan.
(Handsome inside and out.)


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I am so glad I have a great extended family.

THANK YOU, LORD.

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I have other things to blog about -
like today is Sam's and my 39th wedding anniversary!!!

I'll tell you an interesting story about that picture later (actually 2 interesting stories).
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I better go.

[I know, this post is a hodgepodge of pics,

but that's the way I'm feeling.
And if I wait till it was (were) perfect, I'd never blog.]


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HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!



Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Trivia Tuesday

I have always loved the music of Stevie Wonder.


He was born in Saginaw, Michigan in 1950, but born with the name Steveland Hardaway Judkins. He was premature and put in an incubator.
What caused Stevie Wonder's blindness? Damage from being placed in an incubator.
The incubator contained too much oxygen which caused cataracts to grow behind each eye, leaving Stevie blind. He thought he was very lucky to have lived.

And I am so glad he lived.

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In other totally different (and not important) news,
Kool-Aid was originally marketed as "Fruit Smack".

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Other trivia (which may be important)...
By raising your legs slowly and laying on your back, you can't sink in quicksand.

(When I was young there seemed to be lots of 'cowboy shows' that had people dying in quicksand.
It worried me... until I found this bit of knowledge.)
(Those girls up there - in that picture - needed to know that knowledge!)
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Barack Obama collects Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics ...



Yeah, Obama is like the rest of us - he collects stuff!!!
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In other trivia news: the sweet potato is a member of the morning glory family.


Here's a 'morning glory'.


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A duel between three people is called a “truel."
(I couldn't find a picture for that.)
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The state insect of Louisiana is the Honeybee.
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The month of June is "Fight The Filthy Fly Month".
It is also "Iced Tea Month".
It is also "African-American Music Appreciation Month," and "Aquarium Month,"
"Adopt a Cat Month," "Dairy Month,"
"Candy Month," "Great Outdoors Month," etc., etc.

I like June!

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That's my trivia today.

Have a great week!