Thursday, July 28, 2016

ThrowBack Thursday...

I've been going through rarely-opened boxes that have traveled with us to several different houses through the years, and I have found some old (mostly) newspaper pictures that are treasures!!

Guess who this young man is...
Does it look like Will Carmack??
I say YES!
It isn't Will, though. It is his dad, Sam!!
(That was when he was 17,  just starting at Baylor.)

Here he is when he was younger...
I'm pretty sure that was Christmas morning, with Sam reading the Christmas story from Luke 2 in the Bible.
(With Nana and DaddyBob, usually a young reader got to read the story.)
(What a wonderful tradition.)


Here I am, with Peggy, getting ready to start first grade in Indianola, Mississippi...
So we were "Trouble Ahead"??
We should have merited the title!
(We never switched places for fun. We should have!)
(This makes me want to finish my Peggy book ASAP...
I have had too many distractions,
as has my main editor, Sam.)
(We need to make it a priority.)

I'll move on...

Here's a picture of lovely me on the far right,
at the Best-in-Show Dog Show in the parking lot in front of Carl's Minimax!
If you can read it, notice what our family dog, Sheila, won!!!!
She won Best All-Around and First Prize (in the costume division).
Yes, that is Angel Buchanan in the middle... and you may know others!
(Angel and I are now Facebook friends!  Hi Angel!)

By the way, Sheila's costume was remade for her by my mother.
It was originally one of Peggy's or my Halloween clown costumes that Mother had made years earlier...
I'm on the left, but most of you knew that.

Here I am in high school with the FOUR SOUNDS NOW!...
Hi Laura, Sue Ellen, my Facebook friends!


And I'm in this next picture, too (of which I am proud)...
And I'm Facebook friends with some of those folks!
(Hi John, Dora Elia, Debbie, DeeDee!)

Well, I will be sharing lots more pictures in the Thursdays to come.

For today I will close with this dear one...
That is my dear Granddaddy Andy (my dad's father).
I hope you can read the caption.
(Whenever I eat yummy homegrown tomatoes I think of my Granddaddy Andy and Grandmother Jennie.)


Good memories are wonderful things, aren't they?
You can relive them any time you want!
Mm.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Trivia Tuesday

Today and today only (maybe) my trivia is on one topic: STAR TREK!

The two paragraphs below this picture are very interesting, in my opinion!

Martin Luther King Jr convinced “Uhura” on Star Trek, Nichelle Nichols (who incidentally later went on to work for NASA), to continue on with the role after the first season. Nichols stated he told her not to leave the show because she was not only playing a black person as a main character on TV, but she was also playing a character that didn’t conform to the stereotypical black person of the day, usually portrayed.  Rather, Uhura was portrayed as an intelligent member of the crew and an equal to those around her.

This seems to have had the intended effect.  Whoopi Goldberg once stated when she first saw the character of Uhura on TV, she said “Momma! There’s a black lady on TV, and she ain’t no maid!”  It was partially because of this that Goldberg became a huge Star Trek fan and later pushed so hard to get a character on Star Trek the Next Generation, despite the disbelief of the producers that she’d actually want to be on the show.

In other Star Trek news...
Martin Landau was originally offered the role of Spock, but declined. Later, Leonard Nimoy, who did accept the part, took over the role of the disguise-expert on "Mission: Impossible" when Landau left that show. Landau later headed his own sci-fi series, "Space: 1999" (1975).


James Doohan, who plays Lt. Commander Montgomery Scott ( Scotty) on Star Trek, is missing the entire middle finger on his right hand (he lost it on D-Day).
Doohan landed on Juno Beach on D-Day as a member of the Royal Canadian Artillery. Soon after, while walking across a mine field, he and his unit were attacked by enemy fire, as the Germans shot at them with machine guns. He was hit by four bullets to the leg, his middle finger of his right hand was shot off, and a bullet struck his chest. His life was saved when that hit a silver cigarette case which had been given to him by his brother. 



Other Star Trek trivia...

Teleportation was used in Star Trek because the budget didn’t allow
for expensive shots of spaceships landing on planets. 

Eddie Murphy wanted a starring role in Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home.
A part was written for him, but he ultimately disliked it
and chose to make The Golden Child.
Murphy later said this decision was a mistake.

William Shatner (Captain Kirk) was unable to do the Star Trek Vulcan Salute.
Originally a hand gesture of various Jewish denominations, 
Shatner required fishing line to tie his fingers into the now-famous salute. 

During the filming of Star Trek (2009) Zachary Quinto couldn’t manage to properly do the Vulcan salute. Eventually, JJ Abrams had to glue his fingers together in order for Quinto to do it correctly.


I cannot do the Vulcan 'Live Long and Prosper' salute.
Can you?



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That's my trivia for today.
Except this: I am married to a Trekkie!
(So I'm one by marriage.)





Monday, July 25, 2016

Monday Funday


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Patient: Doctor, doctor, I keep thinking I'm a dog.
Doctor: Lie down on the couch and I'll examine you.
Patient: I can't, I'm not allowed on the furniture.

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“Poor Old fool,” thought the gentleman as he watched an old man trying to fish in a puddle of water outside of the bar. He decided to invite the old man inside for a drink. As they sipped their whiskeys, the gentleman thought he’d humor the old man and asked, “So how many have you caught so far?”

The old man replied, “You’re the eighth today.”


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Teacher: Johnny, where were you born?
Little Johnny: Los Angeles
Teacher: Which part?
Little Johnny: What do you mean which part? The whole body was born in Los Angeles.

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TEACHER: Joey, how do you spell 'crocodile'?
Joey: K-R-O-K-O-D-I-A-L'
TEACHER: No, that's wrong.
GLENN: Maybe it is wrong, but you did ask me how I spelled it."

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Marathon runners with bad footwear suffer from the agony of defeat.

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"I'm sorry," said the clerk in flower shop, "we don't have potted geraniums. Could you use African violets instead?"
Replied the customer sadly, "No, it was geraniums my wife told me to water while she was gone.”

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I hope that made you smile on this Monday.









Friday, July 22, 2016

Everybody needs a babysitter sometimes ... even me...

I was needing help last Saturday.
I knew I had a big day... and well, I knew I needed help babysitting my little grandbabies..

And I got that help... with SWEET CAROLINE!  (She is my great niece... and I mean my GREAT niece!!!)
Isn't she beautiful, holding little (big) Liam?

She made him laugh out loud...

Caroline was so good with Liam every minute...


And she entertained Nell, Liam and me...
We had a puppet show!
And Caroline let Nell play some music on the keyboard!
Is that not wonderful??

You know why all that babysitting by Caroline was so fantastic??
Well, besides being fun and so sweet, Caroline was ORGANIZED!!!

She got here about 20 minutes before her little charges (Nell and Liam).
She asked for some paper and a pen, so she could 'make plans'.

Here are her 'plans' (I'm so glad I took a picture of them)....


We weren't sure Liam was coming, so she planned for that - in case (which was good- he came!)

I hope you read all those 'plans'. 


They were great!!!

They inspired me... 
to be ready...
to babysit!

THANK YOU, CAROLINE.

(By the way, she is just 9 1/2.)
(Talk about smart... and wise... and beautiful.)

THANK YOU, CAROLINE!!!

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Wednesday Whimsy

... from LoneStar Antiques...

















I'll end on that, well, because I like it!











Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Trivia Tuesday

The people of Israel consume more turkeys per capita than any other country.

That's a turkey leg from a Renaissance Fair somewhere.
Yum.


Peanuts are one of the ingredients of dynamite.



Honey is the only food that does not spoil. Honey found in the tombs of Egyptian pharaohs has been tasted by archaeologists and found edible.


In England, the Speaker of the House is not allowed to speak.


General George Custer was the youngest General in US history. He was promoted at the age of 23.
You can read about him and the Battle of the Little Big Horn by clicking HERE.


Donald Duck’s middle name is Fauntleroy.


Jalapeno jelly originated in Lake Jackson, TX in 1978.



Now we know!