Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

The potato is originally from Peru, and there are over 3,000 different varieties. Proud Peruvians use the phrase “Soy mas Peruano que la papa” (I am more Peruvian than the potato). Modern scientists are even reverting back to Ancient Peruvian planting methods in order to prevent strains of genetically modified potatoes from losing their resistance to famine.

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On June 24 1949 - The first television western, “Hopalong Cassidy”, aired on NBC starring William Boyd.

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What was the first book sold on Amazon.com?
In July 1995, the company began service and sold its first book on Amazon.com: Douglas Hofstadter's Fluid Concepts and Creative Analogies: Computer Models of the Fundamental Mechanisms of Thought.
Um. That doesn't strike my fancy.
Maybe the title is too long?

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Sharks apparently are the only animals that never get sick. As far as is known, they are immune to every known disease including cancer.


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Scholars estimate that the 66 books of the King James version of the Bible were written by some 50 different authors.


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Idaho is home to the Niagara of the West. Yes, those who want to experience something like Niagara Falls could check out Shoshone Falls with its 212-foot drop.


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The longest recorded flight of a chicken is thirteen seconds.



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Hawaii is the only US state that grows coffee.


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That is all for today.
Have a great week.

Sunday, June 23, 2019

So you can't see God?

Some people say they can't believe in a god they cannot see.
What?!

(Um. I used to doubt God all the time: that there was one, and that maybe he loved me.)
(After reading my post I inserted that sentence just there. I don't EVER want to belittle folks for doubting God. That is so human. And I am human.)

On to the original post...
Well, when I see a sand castle I figure it didn't just happen.
Or when I see anything manmade, like a toy, a chair, a Thanksgiving dinner, etc., I don't ever, ever assume they just 'came about'.

And think about gravity, wind, wifi, love, anger, magnetism, etc., etc.
Can you see them?



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 John 4:24 says, “ God is spirit, and his worshipers must worship in the Spirit and in truth.”

1 Timothy 1:17 says "Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever. Amen."

 And there's this: All astrophysicists are theists.
 Really.
There's this article I like very much, "Christian-astrophysicist-has-5-unconvincing-reasons-shes-no-longer-an-atheist".

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And there are these verses...

2 Corinthians 4:18  "So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal. 

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1 John 4:12   "No one has ever seen God; but if we love one another, God lives in us and his love is made complete in us." 

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That is my post for today.
I hope you have a great week.


Thursday, June 20, 2019

Rest in peace, John.

Before I tell you about John, let me tell you this...
When I was in the second grade (in Indianola, MS) I liked a boy in my second grade class. His name was Nick. I guess he was my very first 'crush'. My parents had to break it to me, though, that he was Catholic, so 'off limits'. (We were staunch Southern Baptists.)

Ah, but years later I guess I rebelled in my own way - I dated a Catholic boy!
Ah, but he wasn't a rebel kind of guy. He was so sweet. And I liked him. And I went to the junior/senior prom with him my junior year. And my twin Peggy went to that same prom with another Catholic boy: Arthur Weber.
Those young men were so sweet. 

As of Tuesday I am the last one of those four who is still living.

Tuesday, June 18, John died of cancer.
That is his Facebook profile pic.

Years before that Arthur died from the result of a horrible motorcycle accident.
And Peggy died in 1989 of cancer.

I'm thinking they might be having a high school reunion in heaven.
I hope so.

About this Catholic boy, John. His family lived in a house behind the Baptist Church I spent my life at. I remember looking at that house and wondering if he was looking out the window when we walked to our car in the church parking lot.

I hadn't thought about that in years.

But now lots of memories come back.
And they are making me pensive.

This is a picture in the MISSION TIMES years ago (1970).
You can see John in the front, second from the left.
(I'm in the back, third from left.)
(Peggy
(far left) is there as are many of my dear Mission High School friends.)

Sadly John's dear wife died four years ago, so he was a widower.
But he was faithful in his faith. And was a part of the Knights of Columbus in Georgia where he lived. (He was an editor for years for PROGRESSIVE FARMER magazine.)

I want to say that my own husband, dear Sam, is like John in many ways. Only Sam was (well, is) among other things, a Southern Baptist (!).

I've heard that who you date through the years gets you ready for who you marry.
And John did that.
Thank you, John.

May you rest in peace.


(You can click HERE for his obituary.)

Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

Glen Campbell was the seventh of 12 children born to sharecroppers in tiny Delight, Arkansas. He learned guitar as a boy and played in his uncle’s band as a teenager.


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A snail can sleep for three years.
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This is about Panda Express - which I like. (I took this picture in their location on Glade, near 121 in Euless, TX.)  

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In June of 1916 - Mary Pickford became the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract (with Adolph Zukor/Paramount).

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The lint that collects in the bottom of your pockets has a name — gnurr.

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Flamingos get their color from the carotenoid pigments in the foods that they eat, like algae and shrimp.

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The line between the two numbers in a fraction is called the vinculum.

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An ostrich's brain is approximately the same size as its eyeball.


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A standard 3x3 Rubik's Cube has 43,252,003,274,489,856,000 different possible configurations.

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


 


 


 


 


Monday, June 17, 2019

Over 4 Decades Ago!!

Sam and I went on our honeymoon...
41 years ago today (June 17,1978) I married my best friend.

Where did we honeymoon?
At CALLAWAY GARDENS near Pineville, Georgia.
(Sam's sister and her family had been there, so that's how we knew about it.)
It was a WONDERFUL place to honeymoon.
We've talked about going back. Someday maybe.

Well, that's really all I have today.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, HONEY!!!

Oh, I'll leave you with this...

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Celebrating imperfection and mediocrity

That's what I want to do today... celebrate stuff that is not perfect.

Take the site right behind our kitchen nook window.

Someone else might HAVE TO go get flowers and shrubs and and make it a 'nice sight to see'.
Frankly I had thought that Nell (my granddaughter) and I would go buy some 'pretties' and plant them, and pat ourselves on the back because we made some loveliness.
Then I got tired.
Too much to do.
SO, I decided to let that spot remind me to be imperfect and enjoy it (the being imperfect).

Out in the front - in our front yard - we have something - a transformer? When I saw the picture of this house on Zillow over three years ago I thought: they should have moved that green box before they took a picture of that house!
Oopsie. That IS a part of that house - which is now ours.

Sometimes I get blind to that green box.
Other times I want to plant shrubs around it - or put a fence of some kind around it.
Now I've just let it be a part of the landscape.
Yeah.
It reminds me of age spots I have on my face and hands, etc., or weeds that keep coming back in the flowerbed.
Why fight them?
Let them speak to me!!!
LIFE IS IMPERFECT.
And will NEVER be perfect.
SO?
Let's celebrate that!

And there's this...

 

So it takes courage to be imperfect.
Well, by George, I think I have that courage!!



Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Wednesday Whimsy

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

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That's all for today.
Have a great rest-of-the-week.