Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Trivia Tuesday

In 1681, the last dodo bird died.


In 1980, a Las Vegas hospital suspended workers for betting on when patients would die.


Yoda and Miss Piggy were both voiced by the same person, Frank Oz. Besides Yoda, Miss Piggy, and the Cookie Monster, Oz did the characters Fozzie Bear, Animal, Grover, Sam the Eagle, and Bert (from Bert and Ernie). 
Frank Oz




The first convenience store, 7-eleven, got its start in Dallas and the corporation is headquartered there today.


That's all for today.

Have a great week!

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Thirty-two years ago today...

Laura Katherine came into our lives.
We've been forever blessed.

Here are some pictures through the years...

This next picture was a gift from a dear friend in Kentucky.
The gift included the clothes, the picture being taken and the frame.
Wow. That was quite a gift.

This picture was the result of a gift card from Laura's Aunt Pat.
That was back in the day when places like Glamour Shots were the rage.
(I think that picture is very classy.)

This picture I took, years later.
That's when I used to have a holiday/birthday tree.

Here's Laura when she worked at the World Hunger Farm near Waco...

That's where she met the love of her life...
 and later they came to our house and played chess.

They got engaged and here she is at her bridal shower,
with her grandmother and Ryan's grandmothers.
Those are all beautiful women, inside and out.

Here is Laura getting ready to get married...

Here she is with her bridal attendants.
From left: Linh, Julia, Bailey, Laura, Allison, Rachael, Victoria
(The wedding was in June 2010.)

Fast forward a few years...
Here she is with her Ryan and Ransom just last month.
Isn't that a beautiful picture?

Laura, today is YOUR day.
This month is YOUR month.
Well, and this is YOUR year.

Why not celebrate your birthday all year round?


Let's do it.


Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Wednesday Whimsy

from LoneStar Antiques, 5605 Denton Highway, Haltom City, TX...

Those are the treasures for today.
I liked them.
I hope you did, too.

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Trivia Tuesday

If you live in Kentucky you tell folks which county you're from, not which town, well, unless, I guess you're from Louisville or Lexington.
We lived in Washington County for a little over a year and a half. IT WAS BEAUTIFUL.


In the summer time men in Russia often go out and about without shirts on. So it is not surprising - as it would be in the US - that Putin would go shirtless. Really!
(We were in St. Petersburg for a while, and were amazed at how not handsome men were out and about without shirts, or t-shirts, on. Really!)


In Brazil, it used to be a custom for women to NOT put their purses on the floor in a restaurant. If they did, it might mean they were soliciting 'business', if you get my drift. (That may be old news,  but in the early 80's, we (women) were told to keep our purses in a chair.)
Not like this...


In Brazil, you don't offer anyone in your home some refreshments until it's time for your visitors to go. I like that. That means the host/hostess is the one in charge of how long the visit will be. NEVER do you offer refreshments at the beginning of your visitors' visit.


In Ghana, never hand anything to anyone with your left hand, unless you want to deeply offend them.
Ghana is number 16.


Pat Sajak is an accomplished helicopter pilot. If he wasn't hosting Wheel of Fortune, he has said that he would either be a DJ or weatherman (that was his first job).


On August 22, 1989 Nolan Ryan struck out Rickey Henderson to become the first Major League Baseball pitcher to record 5,000 strikeouts.


The “pound” key on your keyboard (#) is called an octotroph.


That is all for today.

Have a great week!!