Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

McDonald's didn't start the Happy Meal. Click HERE for the article on which burger joint did. (I used to go there in McAllen,TX  on Sunday nights after church (as a teen)!
It was founded in 1954 and ceased operations in 1996.


Taking selfies can be dangerous. Click HERE for an article written last October about that.
That may not be real.
Still. Be careful.


What is the only Disney song to win a Grammy Award for Song of the Year?
“A Whole New World”



Lincoln played marbles to relieve stress during the Civil War.


What spice is often considered as the most expensive one by weight? Saffron


What is the fear of progress known as? Prosophobia


Who was the first Postmaster General of the United States?


That is all for today.
Have a great week!

Friday, March 22, 2019

"You're welcome!"

"You're welcome!" That's what I said when I met some folks at church last Sunday night - in Portland, OR. I told them I was from Texas and had been in Oregon since Wednesday night (March 13). They said "THANK YOU! YOU MUST BE WHY WE HAVE HAD SUNNY DAYS NOW." I said, "Why, You're welcome! I will take the credit!"
 So I Did

Here are the first flowers we saw in Portland...

And we saw some daffodils

And we saw Mount Hood.
Little Ransom wanted to walk there and slide down.
Well, since it was maybe 60 miles away we discouraged him.

But then his mom Laura raced down (or up?) that hill with him...

Later we went to Multnomah Village for a walk...

Most folks think that Oregonians are all about eating healthy.
We had Blue Star Donuts.

Then the day I was headed home Laura, Ransom and I ate some Pip's donuts.
Super yum.

Oh, before that, Laura practiced some worship songs she played - and led in worship- at their small group. It was wonderful.

Oh, and here is a hedgehog that Ransom's GrandNana (my mom) gave him. 
I gave him the name "Hedge".

And here was a Ray Gun his GrandNana gave him.
(I think we called it "Ray".)

Well, there's lots more to tell.
We'd be here all day and night if I were to tell you all about my visit with Ransom.

In closing, here he is looking at his Carillon Beach book from last summer.

That's all for today/tonight.

I have more for next time - like my granddaughter who is a gymnast now! And my other grandson, who is a funny fellow!!! And I may have more trivia or other stuff, too. Who knows what will come first?

Blogging is fun for me.
Thanks for following.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

My handsome grandson Ransom is SO HELPFUL.

He is just two! Not yet two and a half!
But he is AMAZING.
He knows how to help... to make our lives easier.

Here is my grandson Ransom helping with groceries...

That is Ransom feeding his dog, Akon...

And here is Ransom combing Akon...

And here he is turning his library books into the Portland library.

A few minutes later his daddy read a great library book to him.
And Ransom loved it.

 Later Ransom helped his parents lead their Thursday night Bridgetown Community Bible study group.
Ransom is the youngest member of that weekly group.
(I think he is the most beloved.)

On Friday morning I got to go to Ransom's preschool group.
Here he is with some little dinosaurs in the little garden there.
 I think this is sweet and cute.

And here is Ransom singing with his preschool group.

Each parent of each preschooler has a picture on a board.
Look closely. You can see Ransom's parents.
If he is, for some reason, wanting to feel comfort from his parents - that they are 'near' he can take the little picture of Laura or Ryan and feel comforted.
Is that not the sweetest thing?

Here I am at the preschool with Yasmin and her mommy Natasha, and with Laura and Ransom.
Natasha is from Brazil, so I got to practice my Portuguese, which is VERY RUSTY. (We came back from Brazil in 1983 - and well, my language skills need some work, clearly.) Ah, but Natasha and Yasmin and I got to hug each other, which is what Brazilians do. 😀

I have more to tell you about - about my wonderful Portland trip,
but I will save it for another day, okay?

It was a wonderful visit with Ryan, Laura and Ransom.
and having little Ransom be so helpful!

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

Robert Louis Stevenson, suffering from advanced tuberculosis, wrote his 60,000 word novel, DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE in six days.


What American singer-songwriter wrote and first recorded the song "Blue Suede Shoes" in 1955? Carl Perkins


John F. Kennedy was the first president to hold a press conference on television.


Pretzels were first brought to North America by the Pennsylvania Dutch. – While the earliest pretzels were made in Germany, years later in the 1700’s the Pennsylvania Dutch brought them to America. Pennsylvania is still first in production and consumption of pretzels in North America.


What is the scientific name for the trunk of an elephant? Proboscis.


What was the first movie by Pixar to receive a rating higher than G in the United States? The Incredibles received a PG rating for "action violence”.


What is a cabbage white? A butterfly.

Frida Kahlo began painting while recovering from a serious road accident at the age of 15—and sent her early work to the painter Diego Rivera, whom she later married. Her works are often shocking in their stark portrayal of pain and the harsh lives of women.
You can click HERE to read what Wikipedia says about her.


That's all for today.

Have a great week!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday Fun

As I type I am in a coffee shop in Portland with Laura. Ransom is in preschool at the moment, and so Laura and I are having some time with just the two of us. We've talked about almost everything, so now we're on our laptops.

Later I will blog about my Oregon time, but for now I want to randomly post some funnies, for fun.

Here we go:
Did you hear about the drummer who gave his daughters the same names?
Anna 1, Anna 2, Anna 3, Anna 4.


Did you hear about the new surgery kit that lets the patients sew up his own incisions?
It's called Suture Yourself.




One Sunday morning, the priest saw little Davey staring up at the large plaque that hung in the church's foyer. The plaque was covered with names and small American flags were mounted on either side of it.

"Father Donovan," the boy asked, "what is this?

"Well, son, it's a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service," the priest explained. They stood together quietly, staring at the memorial plaque.

Little Davey softly asked, "Which service? The 9:00 or the 10:30?"


Why were the tomatoes in the fridge embarrassed?
They saw the salad dressing.


A man goes to the doctor for a checkup. The doctor checks him out thoroughly doing various tests. He then goes back to his table and sits down. "I'm prescribing these pills for you," he says.

Noting the weird name of the prescription, the man asks, "What am I taking now?"

"Oh, I don't want you to swallow them. Just spill them on the floor twice a day and pick them up, one at a time.”

What did the female dinosaur call her blouse making business?
"Try Sara's Tops!"



Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement center were sitting on a bench under a tree when one turns to the other and says, "John, I'm 83 years old now and I'm just full of aches and pains. I know you're about my age, how do you feel?"

John replies, "I feel just like a newborn baby."

"Really! Like a newborn baby, you say?"

"Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I even drool on myself."

There was this limo driver who was in business for 25 years without a single customer...
All that time and nothing to chauffeur it.



 I think that last cartoon is my favorite funny of the group.
Do you have a favorite funny (of those)?
(No Pressure)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday Whimsy

- from LoneStar Antiques, 5605 Denton Highway, Fort Worth, TX...


 Those are all the treasures for today.
Have a great rest-of-the-week!!!