Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Wednesday Whimsy

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

(That's a good price for that china, in my opinion.)

(You can touch it after you buy it.)

If you are not a grandparent don't take that tea towel personally.
I just thought it was cute.


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

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Trivia Tuesday

A rainbow can be seen only in the morning or late afternoon. It can occur only when the sun is 40 degrees or less above the horizon.

The Dallas-Fort Worth area is the largest metropolitan area in the nation not on a navigable body of water.


The PAM cooking spray isn't named after anyone called Pam. It stands for Product of Arthur Meyerhoff, the founder of PAM Products, Inc.


John Wayne holds the record for the actor with the most leading parts - 142. In all but 11 films he played the leading part.


There are 336 dimples on a regulation golf ball.



"When Ian Fleming was writing his now-famous spy stories, he wanted to give the main character the most boring name possible. The name was Bond, James Bond."



 Caesar salad has nothing to do with any of the Caesars. It was first concocted in a bar in Tijuana, Mexico, in the 1920's.



Crocodiles and alligators are surprisingly fast on land. Although they are rapid, they are not agile. So, if being chased by one, run in a zigzag line to lose him or her. 

That is a crocodile.

That is an alligator.


That is all for today.
Have a great week.

Sunday, May 27, 2018

Thank you, Francisco.

When I was a freshman in college, having fun, making new friends, and getting more educated, a fellow Missionite was giving his life for me in Vietnam.

Francisco Quintanilla, Jr. was the first person I knew who died in Vietnam. I was so very sad when I heard the news. And it put my life in perspective, somehow.
I remember Francisco (Frank) being handsome and quiet, but I didn't know him personally.
He died in February, 1971.
I found this picture of him, with his medals beside his picture, but could only get his picture on this blog post.

If you knew him well, please leave a comment here or on Facebook about what he was like, so as to honor him.
He particularly deserves our tribute this weekend.

It's odd but I don't remember very many other people whom I knew who died in their service for our country.
Surely, I'm just forgetting.
Well, I do know of a little neighbor who used to play with Will as a little boy: Stephen Tucker. He died in Afghanistan. I learned of it when I was watching the local news in 2001, I think. It was devastating.
And the son of a close Mission classmate of mine died for our country, too, though I don't know where. 

This has been my meager attempt at memorializing those who have given their lives for our country.

Thank you, Francisco, and Stephen, and Henry's dear son.

(You can tell me about others, if you'd like. That would be great.)

Thursday, May 24, 2018

ThrowBackThursday - with 2 sweet little girls...

I'll start with this picture...
Elizabeth and Laura were wearing some Asian outfits Mother had.

Here's one of the little girls when she was younger, my dear niece Elizabeth... 
She was welcoming a police officer to her daycare center years ago.

And here she is connecting with her cousin Will years ago.
I love that picture.

And a few years later she is an athlete in high school. (Was that the volleyball team?)

And then years later she had her own two daughters who were dancers extraordinaire!
It's so fun watching Elizabeth grow. (As her aunt I can say that.)


Her little cousin Laura (my daughter) was precious and beautiful and lovable in her own right....

 Here Laura is with Elizabeth ...
And here again...
Elizabeth was always helping Laura.

Here's one of Laura's senior pictures...

Here's Laura with her big brother.

They were pondering life.
I think they're figuring it out now...
though it (life) can be VERY INTERESTING, AND CHALLENGING...
as they can attest.

 Here are Elizabeth and Laura in 2006...

That was the year Elizabeth got married...

And in 2010 Laura got married...

And now she is a mother, with a little boy who I think looks a lot like her!!!!!

So both cousins have beautiful families of their own..

Hmm. Maybe Elizabeth could go with me to Oregon sometime,
so the cousins could be together!!!
I like that idea!
I mean they are really more than just cousins.
Their mothers were (are) twins!


Well, that is all for my ThrowBackThursday.
I so enjoyed sharing it.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Trivia Tuesday

Elvis never performed a single encore, so when he left, he wasn't coming back. Hence the phrase 'Elvis has left the building.'
(You may have known that, but I didn't know all of it.)

Because of its extremely long neck, the giraffe must rely on its oversized heart (two feet long and twenty-five pounds!) to pump blood all the way to its head. As a result, the giraffe has the highest blood pressure of any animal: 280/180 mmHg (millimeters of mercury) at heart level when prone -- more than twice the blood pressure of an average human. Not surprisingly, because of their high blood pressure, giraffes are prone to heart attacks.



The longest English word having only a single vowel is strengths.


On May 21, 1992 - Johnny Carson hosted The Tonight Show for the last time.

It's said that approximately 17% of the total surface of Sweden is covered by blueberry bushes.


If you walk south from Detroit, you can end up in Canada.



In May 1897 - Jell-o was introduced.  


That is all for today.
Have a great week!!

Trivia Tuesday

He was nominated on five occasions but Mahatma Gandhi NEVER won the Nobel Peace Prize. Where will you find an annual hair-freezing contest? ...