Sunday, March 31, 2019


fun happened this past week...
That is Mother with her sister-in-law Helen, from Tennessee.

These pictures are in no particular order.

Here is "Uncle Jim" (whom we also call "Tennessee Jim") with Liam,
who crawled up on Jim's lap.
Isn't that sweet?

And here is Uncle Jim playing ball with Nell.
Nell could catch the ball sometimes with one hand!

Earlier that day we went to Parr Park and had a blast!
Uncle Jim also climbed a bit, but those pictures didn't turn out very well.

Here we are at the house, after a spaghetti and meatball dinner.

I put out some white butcher paper on the tables, and got these pictures drawn...
That is a rainbow slide that Nell drew.

I'm not sure who drew these next few pictures, but they are an assortment of fun.

(Clearly we had no theme for the art.)
I like no assignments! Just put out the paper.


I didn't get any good pictures of Jim's wonderful wife Carol,
but I did get this of Nell putting Carol's gift on some toast.
It is Tennessee orange marmalade, and it is YUM!

We had a wonderful family time.

I hope you have wonderful family times, too.

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Wednesday Whimsy

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



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

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

McDonald's didn't start the Happy Meal. Click HERE for the article on which burger joint did. (I used to go there in McAllen,TX  on Sunday nights after church (as a teen)!
It was founded in 1954 and ceased operations in 1996.


Taking selfies can be dangerous. Click HERE for an article written last October about that.
That may not be real.
Still. Be careful.


What is the only Disney song to win a Grammy Award for Song of the Year?
“A Whole New World”



Lincoln played marbles to relieve stress during the Civil War.


What spice is often considered as the most expensive one by weight? Saffron


What is the fear of progress known as? Prosophobia


Who was the first Postmaster General of the United States?


That is all for today.
Have a great week!

Friday, March 22, 2019

"You're welcome!"

"You're welcome!" That's what I said when I met some folks at church last Sunday night - in Portland, OR. I told them I was from Texas and had been in Oregon since Wednesday night (March 13). They said "THANK YOU! YOU MUST BE WHY WE HAVE HAD SUNNY DAYS NOW." I said, "Why, You're welcome! I will take the credit!"
 So I Did

Here are the first flowers we saw in Portland...

And we saw some daffodils

And we saw Mount Hood.
Little Ransom wanted to walk there and slide down.
Well, since it was maybe 60 miles away we discouraged him.

But then his mom Laura raced down (or up?) that hill with him...

Later we went to Multnomah Village for a walk...

Most folks think that Oregonians are all about eating healthy.
We had Blue Star Donuts.

Then the day I was headed home Laura, Ransom and I ate some Pip's donuts.
Super yum.

Oh, before that, Laura practiced some worship songs she played - and led in worship- at their small group. It was wonderful.

Oh, and here is a hedgehog that Ransom's GrandNana (my mom) gave him. 
I gave him the name "Hedge".

And here was a Ray Gun his GrandNana gave him.
(I think we called it "Ray".)

Well, there's lots more to tell.
We'd be here all day and night if I were to tell you all about my visit with Ransom.

In closing, here he is looking at his Carillon Beach book from last summer.

That's all for today/tonight.

I have more for next time - like my granddaughter who is a gymnast now! And my other grandson, who is a funny fellow!!! And I may have more trivia or other stuff, too. Who knows what will come first?

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