Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Wednesday Whimsy

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















 




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




Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

Beards are the fastest growing hairs on the human body. If the average man never trimmed his beard, it would grow to nearly 30 feet long in his lifetime.


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Peaches symbolizing immortality (or the wish for a long and healthy life) are a common symbol in Chinese art. The Taoist god of longevity, Shoulao, is often depicted holding a peach, and Xiwangmu, the queen of immortals, is said to grow peaches in her garden.


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At the 2000 Summer Paralympics, how many members of the gold medal-winning Spanish basketball team were later found to have no disability? The Spanish team was stripped of its gold medal when it was revealed that ten of the twelve members had no disability.


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The phrase "dark horse" comes from Benjamin Disraeli's 1831 novel The Young Duke, in which such a horse is the surprise winner at the races.


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What was Elvis Presley's first U.S. number one hit single on the Billboard Hot 100 charts?
"Heartbreak Hotel."

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

Sunday, February 24, 2019

Why did I go gray?

Many years ago I knew a brown-haired lady who went on a very long vacation. When she came back, she was gray-haired! 
I remember thinking: she looks 20 years older. I will NEVER let myself do that. I will keep my brown-hair brown. I will NOT let myself look so much older.

Fast forward 30 years.
I let myself go gray.
Because...
I wanted to!

I went gray mainly because I wanted to, but also because my kids and husband encouraged me (when I suggested I might try it). Plus my piggy bank and my calendar encouraged me.

I used to get this done...
That's Marti after giving me some brown.

Then she started highlighting my hair, to get it ready for the gray to grow out.
Actually getting my hair done to this extent was nice.
It was a relaxing time, though expensive.


Anyway I decided to go gray.... because I WANTED TO.

There is a double standard out there, surely you know.
Ladies who color their gray need to get it colored more often than younger women who go blonde.
This point is made in these pictures.






You see that?
Well, of course, older ladies are not as pretty as younger ladies, so their color changes would be not as pretty as younger ladies' changes.
Still.

Life is not fair.

Getting older is getting older.

I have decided I'm going to embrace it.
My grandmothers did. And they were wonderful.

Well, they may have wished to be younger. I don't know.
But I do know that they just let themselves go (gray).. and if that meant 'older', well, so be it.

I like growing older.
It beats the alternative.


If you haven't checked out my new book about my twin sister - who died at age 37 - please do.
PEGGY AND ME: A MEMOIR OF BEING A TWIN AND LOSING A TWIN.
Thanks.

Peggy did not get to grow older.
I am just glad I did.

And though gray hair DOES age a person, I have decided that I am okay.
I AM OKAY.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

Western writer Louis L'Amour received 200 rejections before he was finally published. His novels have now sold more than 320 million copies worldwide.
Click HERE for Louis L'mour's official website.
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 Bicycle, the U.S. playing card company, manufactured cards to give all the POWS in Germany during World War II as Christmas presents. These cards, when soaked in water, revealed an escape route for POWs. The Nazis never knew.

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Standing anywhere in the state of Michigan a person is within 85 miles of one of the Great Lakes.


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The average person has 70,000 thoughts a day.



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Aldous Huxley and C.S. Lewis both died on November 22, 1963, but their deaths were overshadowed by a more sensational death that same day: the assassination of U. S. President John F. Kennedy.


Aldous Huxley
C.S. Lewis

John F. Kennedy

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Who is the only Disney villain to never actually appear onscreen in their respective Disney film?
“Man” from BAMBI.



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What makes bagels differ from other breads is that the dough is first boiled before being baked.


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Tom Selleck starred in six failed TV pilots before landing his breakthrough role in Magnum, P.I. (1980).


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

Friday, February 15, 2019

Mother and me - good old ladies

Here's a picture I like - which represents a special event...
That's my son, my mother, and my husband.
They are celebrating Mother's 93rd birthday last Sunday evening.
Would that I would look that good when I get to be 93!

She is really classy, isn't she?


In other (somewhat similar) news, my granddaughter and I were sitting together in our living room chair last Tuesday. She turned to me and said, "Grammy, you smell good."
"Why, thank you, Nell," I said.
Then she said, "Old ladies smell good."
Ha!
Well, smelling good IS good.


Later we talked about the letter they've been working on her preschool this week. It's 'Q'.
Nell said that her teacher told the class she had a quilt at home, and that the word quilt started with 'Q'.
Nell said she told her teacher that her grammy had a quilt at HER home.

So I smell good and I have a quilt. Actually I have a few quilts.
I'm a good old lady.


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

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Wednesday Whimsy

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






















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