Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Wednesday Whimsy

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


















That is all for today.

Have a great week!








Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

The average woman spends 16 months of her life crying.



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Brazil is the largest and most populous country in South America. It is so large, in fact, that it borders every South American country except for Ecuador and Chile. Brazil covers nearly half of South America and is larger in area than the continental United States of America.





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Unlike most other fish, a shark has no bones! Its skeleton is made of cartilage, a material somewhat softer and more flexible than bone.



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Chocolate contains phenylethylamine (PEA), a natural substance that is reputed to stimulate the same reaction in the body as falling in love.

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Theodore Roosevelt was the first sitting president to leave the country.
In November 1906, Roosevelt made presidential history by becoming the first chief executive to leave the United States. He sailed aboard USS Louisiana to personally inspect the construction of the Panama Canal, a project that he had championed as president.
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The song "Edelweiss" in THE SOUND OF MUSIC was written for the musical and is little known in Austria. The song was the last that Oscar Hammerstein II wrote before his passing in 1960.



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A fetus acquires fingerprints at the age of three months.





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"House of the Rising Sun" by The Animals was recorded with only 15 minutes because the band was on a tight budget. In spite of that the song went all the way to number one in 1964.




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That is all for today.

Have a great week!

Friday, January 25, 2019

The Oregonians came!!

Last Saturday, Ryan, Laura, and Ransom flew in from Portland...
I got this picture, as they were coming through the door
and DaddyPap was tipping his hat to Ransom!



Later at the house, I was thrilled to be with my three grandkids...




And Nell loved being with Ransom...

And we had our Carmack Christmas!
Here Laura is telling her brother about the gift she got for him...


And here are Ryan and I - reading the books we got for Christmas...
    

On Monday night we had a pizza party and invited lots of family.














These next two pictures I put up on Facebook...
Obviously I said "Smile" in one picture,
and "Make silly faces" in the other picture.

Those precious folks obliged!!
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(I purposely didn't identify 
everyone in those pictures-
for security sake.)
(That sounds better than I am just lazy.)


That is all for today,
which is the day the Oregonians head home.

Safe travels, Ryan, Laura and Ransom!!!

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

 The Andy Griffith Show was actually a spin off! Sheriff Andy Taylor first appeared on an episode of The Danny Thomas Show in which Danny is arrested by Sheriff Taylor for failing to come to a complete stop at a stop sign in the town of Mayberry. The character was such a hit that Andy soon got his own show.




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Calvin Coolidge refused to use the telephone while he was President. A man of few words, he once said, "If you don't say anything, you won't be called on to repeat it."


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A lacto-ovo vegetarian excludes all types of meat from their diet but eats eggs and dairy products. A lacto vegetarian excludes all meat and eggs but eats dairy products. A vegan, the strictist type of vegetarian, excludes all animal products, including eggs and dairy, from their diet.

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Jamie Farr, who played Max Klinger, was the only regular cast member of "M*A*S*H" to actually serve in the Army in Korea. (He served after the war was over).




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What was the original title of Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451? 
Ray Bradbury and his publishers thought The Fireman was a boring title, so they called a local fire station and asked what temperature paper burned at. The firemen put Bradbury on hold while they burned a book, then reported back, and the rest is history.

 


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With over 500 million copies sold, Don Quixote is the best selling novel of all time.




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Sudan is home to over 200 pyramids, more than twice that of Egypt.


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Dogs are mentioned 14 times in the Bible, and lions 55 times,
but domestic cats are not mentioned at all.



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Austin, Texas is considered the live music capital of the world. 
Many of you already knew this.
Some of you didn't, right?

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That is all for today.
Have a great week!