Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

Robert Louis Stevenson, suffering from advanced tuberculosis, wrote his 60,000 word novel, DR. JEKYLL AND MR. HYDE in six days.


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What American singer-songwriter wrote and first recorded the song "Blue Suede Shoes" in 1955? Carl Perkins


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John F. Kennedy was the first president to hold a press conference on television.


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Pretzels were first brought to North America by the Pennsylvania Dutch. – While the earliest pretzels were made in Germany, years later in the 1700’s the Pennsylvania Dutch brought them to America. Pennsylvania is still first in production and consumption of pretzels in North America.


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What is the scientific name for the trunk of an elephant? Proboscis.


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What was the first movie by Pixar to receive a rating higher than G in the United States? The Incredibles received a PG rating for "action violence”.

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What is a cabbage white? A butterfly.

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Frida Kahlo began painting while recovering from a serious road accident at the age of 15—and sent her early work to the painter Diego Rivera, whom she later married. Her works are often shocking in their stark portrayal of pain and the harsh lives of women.
You can click HERE to read what Wikipedia says about her.

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That's all for today.

Have a great week!

Friday, March 15, 2019

Friday Fun

As I type I am in a coffee shop in Portland with Laura. Ransom is in preschool at the moment, and so Laura and I are having some time with just the two of us. We've talked about almost everything, so now we're on our laptops.

Later I will blog about my Oregon time, but for now I want to randomly post some funnies, for fun.

Here we go:
Did you hear about the drummer who gave his daughters the same names?
Anna 1, Anna 2, Anna 3, Anna 4.

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Did you hear about the new surgery kit that lets the patients sew up his own incisions?
It's called Suture Yourself.

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One Sunday morning, the priest saw little Davey staring up at the large plaque that hung in the church's foyer. The plaque was covered with names and small American flags were mounted on either side of it.

"Father Donovan," the boy asked, "what is this?

"Well, son, it's a memorial to all the young men and women who died in the service," the priest explained. They stood together quietly, staring at the memorial plaque.

Little Davey softly asked, "Which service? The 9:00 or the 10:30?"

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Why were the tomatoes in the fridge embarrassed?
They saw the salad dressing.

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A man goes to the doctor for a checkup. The doctor checks him out thoroughly doing various tests. He then goes back to his table and sits down. "I'm prescribing these pills for you," he says.

Noting the weird name of the prescription, the man asks, "What am I taking now?"

"Oh, I don't want you to swallow them. Just spill them on the floor twice a day and pick them up, one at a time.”
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What did the female dinosaur call her blouse making business?
"Try Sara's Tops!"

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Two elderly gentlemen from a retirement center were sitting on a bench under a tree when one turns to the other and says, "John, I'm 83 years old now and I'm just full of aches and pains. I know you're about my age, how do you feel?"

John replies, "I feel just like a newborn baby."

"Really! Like a newborn baby, you say?"

"Yep. No hair, no teeth, and I even drool on myself."

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There was this limo driver who was in business for 25 years without a single customer...
All that time and nothing to chauffeur it.

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 I think that last cartoon is my favorite funny of the group.
Do you have a favorite funny (of those)?
(No Pressure)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Wednesday Whimsy

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




















 



 Those are all the treasures for today.
Have a great rest-of-the-week!!!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

This is interesting...
Wow!

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Most house fires start in the kitchen. Cooking is the leading cause of home fire injuries. Cooking fires often start from overheated grease and unattended cooking.


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The idea that a man should spend two months salary on an engagement ring was popularized by De Beers' ad agency.

Click HERE for the story.

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During World War 2, a bear named Wotjek joined the Polish army. He carried ammunition and occasionally drank beer.
You can read about him by clicking HERE.

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Salmon can jump as high as 6 feet.


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Pope Francis is unusually multilingual, speaking Spanish, Latin and Italian fluently and understanding German, French, Portuguese, English, and Ukrainian.
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What is the name of Donald Duck's sister? Dumbella. She is known by that name in Donald Duck Nephews shows. Otherwise she is just Della Duck.
 Maybe you can understand that?

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And finally, 
What is the largest two digit prime number? 97. 

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

Friday, March 8, 2019

Celebrating Elizabeth - and her epilogue in book about her mom.

As you may know I finally finished my book about my twin sister - and losing her.

Peggy was 37 years old when she passed away in 1989.
Her daughter Elizabeth turned 37 this year. And April 12 marks the 30th anniversary of Peggy's death.

Elizabeth was barely 7 years old when her mother died.

She graciously accepted my request of her to write an epilogue in my book.
I'm so glad she did.
The epilogue is wonderful.

I asked Elizabeth to pose for a picture of her reading her great epilogue.
She complied.
Thank you, Elizabeth.

😊

Here's the cover of the book.

 And here is the back cover...


Thank you for letting me promote this book again here on my blog.
I just wanted to give a major thanks to Elizabeth, for her epilogue.


You can click HERE to buy the book on Amazon.com.

If you like it, please leave a review on the Amazon site.

Again, thanks for letting me blog about it again. (Well, you didn't have a choice. Ha.)
I am just glad I finished the book.
FINALLY.

The book is not perfect, but it was a major 'catharsis' for me. Yes.

If you don't read the whole book, please read the Epilogue by Elizabeth at the end.
You'll be glad you did.

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Trivia Tuesday


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America's largest city (by landmass) is Yakutat, on a glacier-surrounded bay in southern Alaska. It may only have 660 residents, but it's six times as big as Rhode Island!

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 The first text message was sent on December 3, 1992.
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A yawn usually lasts for approximately six seconds.
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Oregon's state flag pictures a beaver on its reverse side. It is the only state flag to carry two separate designs.


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The Mardi Gras colors are green, gold, and purple—and each have hidden meanings. 
Green represents faith, gold symbolizes power, and purple is justice.

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