Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

  What are people who love eating ice called?
Pagophagiacs
 

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Of the 25 highest peaks of the world, 19 are in the Himalayas.

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In March of 1998 - TITANIC became the first film to gross over $1 billion worldwide.

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When David Edgerton opened the first Burger King Restaurant in 1954, he sold hamburgers for just 18 cents!

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  When flipped upside-down, sharks enter a state of tonic immobility, rendering them unable to move for 15 minutes. (JAWS could have been a very different movie if the victims had just wrestled the shark over.)

 

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Eskimos don't gamble. 

 

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Alexander the Great encouraged his men to shave so enemies couldn't grab their beards during battles.

 

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The collective noun for goldfish is “a troubling”.

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That is all for today.
Have a great week!

 



 

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

Most of the Wicked Witch's scenes in THE WIZARD OF OZ had to be edited or cut completely after being deemed too terrifying for children.

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If you want to speed up the ripening of a pineapple, so that you can eat it faster, then you can do it by standing it upside down (on the leafy end).


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To escape the grip of a crocodile’s jaws, push your thumbs into its eyeballs – it will let you go instantly.


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Non-dairy creamer is flammable.


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A skunk's smell can be detected by a human a mile away.


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All polar bears are left handed.


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What was California named for? Queen Califia, a character in the book written by Garcia de Montalvo






You can read more about her by clicking HERE.

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Bristol, Tennessee is known as the Birthplace of Country Music.

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

Monday, April 22, 2019

Monday Funday


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A man asked a widow if he could say a word at her husband’s funeral.
She told him he could.
When it comes time, he stands and says “Plethora”.
She said, “Thanks, John. That says so much.”

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A lady was walking in a field and fell down a well.
Her friend said, “Well, she could never see that well.”

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An ancient Greek walks into his tailor's shop with a torn pair of pants.
"Euripides?" Asks the tailor.
"Yeah, Eumenides?" Replies the man.

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 What do you call a man with no arms or legs who gets into a fight with his cat?
Claude
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Q. What’s the Easter Bunny’s favorite restaurant?
A. IHOP!

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Q: What do you call an egg from outer space?
A: An “Egg-stra terrestial”

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An old guy was working out in the gym when he spotted an attractive young lady.
He asked a nearby trainer, "What machine should I use to impress that lady over there?"
The trainer looked him up and down and said, "I would try the ATM in the lobby.
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A duck is standing next to a busy road, cars zooming past while he waits for a break in traffic.
A chicken walks up to him and says, "Don't do it, man. You'll never hear the end of it.”
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How do you catch a unique rabbit?
Unique up on it.
How do you catch a tame rabbit?
Tame way.  Unique up on it.
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Q: What did the Easter bunny say to the carrot?
A: It’s been nice gnawing you.


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I hope you got a chuckle with these, on this Monday morning.

Friday, April 19, 2019

On this Good Friday I have this...







I read this in a devotional book at my mother's this week.
I loved it.

I can't improve on it.

HAPPY EASTER.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

There were always 56 curls in Shirley Temple's hair.

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The pupils of a goat's eyes are square.



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A standard slinky measures 87 feet when stretched out.
Whoa.


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Elizabeth Taylor broke her back as many as 5 times and the first time it happened when she was shooting for National Velvet and fell off the horse.




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The praying mantis is the only insect that can turn its head.


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Barack Obama had 20 speech writers.



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The word “God” appears in every book in the Bible except Esther and Song of Solomon.
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The Tyler (Texas) Municipal Rose Garden is the world's largest rose garden. It contains 38,000 rose bushes representing 500 varieties of roses set in a 22-acre garden.

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

Saturday, April 13, 2019

30 years ago...

This beautiful counted cross stitch piece was done for me by my twin, Peggy Jean (I'm Nancy Jane) (so we did have twinsy names after all).  Peggy did this in the mid 1980's. It is on the wall right next to my side of the bed in our master bedroom. I used to hang it in the piano room (formerly the dining room) but wanted to see it often, so now I can.  
I do believe a sister IS a forever friend, even if she is in heaven, where Peggy has been since 1989.
Yesterday marked 30 years since her passing. I spent much of the day with Mother (doctor's appointments - but still, we were together). Then later I spent some time with Peggy's daughter Elizabeth. And I took this picture of her and Peggy's grandchildren...
I love those folks so much.

And I got to get a picture of Anna out in the yard with her artwork...


While I was at their house a package came of clothes that Elizabeth had ordered for the kids. Pretty soon Anna was showing off some new shorts that she'd just gotten. I said, "Anna, you are so much like your Grandma Peggy! Peggy used to love to show off any new clothes she'd gotten!"

You probably know this, but not long ago I (finally) finished the book I'd written about Peggy and me. In it I tell more about her love for shopping, and showing off her new clothes. Peggy loved life.
If you'd like, you can get that book by clicking HERE on Amazon.com.
I know that it may be hard to read a book about someone who died, but I felt I needed to write it, even if just for my sake. And I am so glad I did.
I like the cover...

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Oh and here is Elizabeth's tribute to her mom that Elizabeth put up yesterday on Facebook.
I love it.
It's been 30 years today since my mom, Peggy, passed away. She had Stage 4 Breast Cancer. 30 years is a really long time and it feels weird. Here is a small excerpt from my epilogue in my Aunt Nancy's book, Peggy and Me... "I will always have a hole in my heart - a hole that wonders what could have been, what she missed and why we were robbed of a healthy mother, free of cancer like most other children. But as a woman who loves Jesus and knows that He is good and faithful and loves His children deeply, I know that God chose my mother to go home early to save her from this world. I may not know why and I may always struggle with the fairness of life, but I do know that because of God’s promises, I will see her in Heaven one day again..." Let this be your annual reminder to get your mammogram and take care of your body, male or female. And hug your family tightly. Tuck your kids into bed even though you're tired. Listen to them talk, look at their faces, hear their voices. Let the distractions be less and the quality time be more. Its hard but its worth it. 
Elizabeth put up a different picture, but I couldn't quite put it on this blog post, so I'll put this one up.
This was taken 11 months before she died.

I'm so glad I got to be her twin. 

Thank you, Lord.


Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Wednesday Whimsy

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
























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That's all till next time!
Have a great rest-of-the-week!