Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

There were always 56 curls in Shirley Temple's hair.

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The pupils of a goat's eyes are square.



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A standard slinky measures 87 feet when stretched out.
Whoa.


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Elizabeth Taylor broke her back as many as 5 times and the first time it happened when she was shooting for National Velvet and fell off the horse.




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The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.


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Barack Obama had 20 speech writers.



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The word “God” appears in every book in the Bible except Esther and Song of Solomon.
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The Tyler (Texas) Municipal Rose Garden is the world's largest rose garden. It contains 38,000 rose bushes representing 500 varieties of roses set in a 22-acre garden.

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That's all for today.
Have a great week.

Saturday, April 13, 2019

30 years ago...

This beautiful counted cross stitch piece was done for me by my twin, Peggy Jean (I'm Nancy Jane) (so we did have twinsy names after all).  Peggy did this in the mid 1980's. It is on the wall right next to my side of the bed in our master bedroom. I used to hang it in the piano room (formerly the dining room) but wanted to see it often, so now I can.  
I do believe a sister IS a forever friend, even if she is in heaven, where Peggy has been since 1989.
Yesterday marked 30 years since her passing. I spent much of the day with Mother (doctor's appointments - but still, we were together). Then later I spent some time with Peggy's daughter Elizabeth. And I took this picture of her and Peggy's grandchildren...
I love those folks so much.

And I got to get a picture of Anna out in the yard with her artwork...


While I was at their house a package came of clothes that Elizabeth had ordered for the kids. Pretty soon Anna was showing off some new shorts that she'd just gotten. I said, "Anna, you are so much like your Grandma Peggy! Peggy used to love to show off any new clothes she'd gotten!"

You probably know this, but not long ago I (finally) finished the book I'd written about Peggy and me. In it I tell more about her love for shopping, and showing off her new clothes. Peggy loved life.
If you'd like, you can get that book by clicking HERE on Amazon.com.
I know that it may be hard to read a book about someone who died, but I felt I needed to write it, even if just for my sake. And I am so glad I did.
I like the cover...

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Oh and here is Elizabeth's tribute to her mom that Elizabeth put up yesterday on Facebook.
I love it.
It's been 30 years today since my mom, Peggy, passed away. She had Stage 4 Breast Cancer. 30 years is a really long time and it feels weird. Here is a small excerpt from my epilogue in my Aunt Nancy's book, Peggy and Me... "I will always have a hole in my heart - a hole that wonders what could have been, what she missed and why we were robbed of a healthy mother, free of cancer like most other children. But as a woman who loves Jesus and knows that He is good and faithful and loves His children deeply, I know that God chose my mother to go home early to save her from this world. I may not know why and I may always struggle with the fairness of life, but I do know that because of God’s promises, I will see her in Heaven one day again..." Let this be your annual reminder to get your mammogram and take care of your body, male or female. And hug your family tightly. Tuck your kids into bed even though you're tired. Listen to them talk, look at their faces, hear their voices. Let the distractions be less and the quality time be more. Its hard but its worth it. 
Elizabeth put up a different picture, but I couldn't quite put it on this blog post, so I'll put this one up.
This was taken 11 months before she died.

I'm so glad I got to be her twin. 

Thank you, Lord.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday Whimsy

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
























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That's all till next time!
Have a great rest-of-the-week!











Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

 The characters of Homer, Marge, Lisa, and Maggie were given the same first names as Simpsons' creator Matt Groening's real-life father, mother, and two sisters, while Bart was an anagram of the word ‘brat'.


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The Elizabethan playwright William Shakespeare was another April genius, born on April 23, 1564, and died on or about his April birthday at the age of 52 in England in 1616.

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On April 1,1934 - Bonnie and Clyde kill two young highway patrolmen near Grapevine, Texas.
GRAPEVINE, TX!

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On April 9, 1998 - The Price Is Right aired their milestone 5,000th episode. Every prize given away on that episode was a car.

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On April 12, 1633 - Galileo was convicted of heresy, for announcing that the Earth revolved around the Sun.

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The average life span of a mosquito is two weeks.

 


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Scoleciphobia is the fear of what? Worms


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The smell of an orange is a stress reducer (according to a study at Brown University).



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That is all for today.

Have a great week!!!


Saturday, April 6, 2019

Tuesday, April 2, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

 Jimmy Carter studied nuclear physics at Annapolis.



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You're more likely to be a target for mosquitoes if you consume bananas.


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J.K. Rowling became the first person to become a billionaire by writing books. However, she also lost her billionaire status because she donated so much money to charity!

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The pound cake got its name from the pound of butter it contained.


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Kites are named after the kite bird, a member of the hawk family.


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Whose famous horse was named Buttermilk? Dale Evans

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Johnny Cash was the only person besides Hank Williams to have been inducted into the Songwriters, Country Music and Rock and Roll Halls of Fame.


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Russians generally answer the phone by saying, 'I'm listening.'

Слушаю  pronounced: Slushayu 

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That is all for today.
Have a great week!