Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

Toto, Dorothy’s dog from THE WIZARD OF OZ made more money than the actors who played the munchkins. Terry (Toto’s real name) made $125 per week while the munchkin actors made $50 per week. 😓



The word “sheriff” comes from the two words “Shire” and “Reeve”. Shire refers to land or county, while Reeve is the official who was in charge. Shire Reeve then became sheriff.



Did you know bulls can run faster uphill than down?



Jimmy Page of LED ZEPPELIN paid for the recording for their first album. He wanted artistic control “in a vise grip.” Recording and mixing lasted 30 hours and cost Page £1782 (or about $4300). The debut album ended up making over £3.5 million. While it only took 30 hours the first time, Led Zeppelin II was recorded over eight months, thanks to a lot of touring.


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William Henry Harrison was the ninth United States President and his term of office lasted for only 32 days, from March 4, 1841 to April 4, 1841. Harrison gave a nearly two hour speech at his inauguration on March 4. It was a rainy and cold day. Harrison chose to ride on horseback and wore neither an overcoat nor a hat. Thirty-Two days later, he died of pneumonia.


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Tiger Woods' real first name is Eldrick.

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Your head contains 22 bones.

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Jamaica has 120 rivers.

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The average person's left hand does 56% of the typing.

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

Friday, August 23, 2019

On Aging

Lately I've been around some aging folks (in doctors' waiting rooms, and assisted living facilities' lobbies - well, and just seeing old folks everywhere and anywhere) and well, being with me, myself and I! (Yes, the mirror tells me I am one of the 'older folks'.)

For today I am just going to share some things I've come across about aging. I really like them.

I'm going to label them A- B- etc. 
So I have an assignment. Which is your favorite? (You can tell me in a comment here - or on Facebook - OR NOWHERE. (There is no grade.) (Just my curiosity.)

A.


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“One of the consolations of old age is the intense pleasure I now get from nature. It seems that in youth I was too busy confronting life and experience to stand still and gaze.” 

-- P. D. James

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That's all for now.
Which one resonates with YOU???
(I'd really love to know, but NOT PRESSURE.)


Have a super weekend.

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Wednesday Whimsy...

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

















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



Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Trivia Tuesday

Clothes dried outside smell better because of a process called photolysis (sunlight breaks down compounds that cause odor).



The average hen lays 228 eggs a year.



Did you know armadillos can walk underwater?



The Eiffel Tower has 1,792 steps.



Ice skating rinks always go counter clock wise (for the majority of people that are right handed needing to hang onto the rail).



Australia was originally called New Holland.




The ’57’ on the Heinz ketchup bottle represents the number of pickle types the company once had.





The JCPenney stores were started in Kemmerer, Wyoming.




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

 

Thursday, August 15, 2019

"Grammy, do you know who is my favorite person in the world?"

Nell asked me that last week.


"Your daddy?" I replied.

"No."

"Oh, it must be me, your grammy!"

"No."

Then I guessed a few more, like her mommy or her Mimi, or her cousin Enza.

"No."

Then she said, "He's in this room, Grammy!"

Ah. LIAM!!!!!

That is Samuel WilLIAMs Carmack VII. (Yes, he's the seventh!)

He is 3 1/2 - will be 4 November 1st - and is he special!!
And Nell is the best kind of big sister he could have.

Liam is super special - in many ways.
When he was a few months old he was diagnosed with Chromosome 18-p deletion. You can find out more about that by visiting The Chromosome 18 Registry and Research Society.



Frankly, it was a devastating diagnosis. It would mean slow development on many levels, and yet no one is the same with this deletion. So how he will 'turn out' is yet to be determined. AND YET, I choose (as do his parents) to not try to figure out how he will be in the future. He is who he is NOW. And he is precious. And he is wonderful.


He goes to a special needs preschool provided by the wonderful public schools here - and we went to his little end-of-the-year ceremony in late May. It was sweet.
Here he is getting a little treat from his teacher.
(I didn't include everybody's picture - because I didn't get permission.)


And here is his locker...



And here he is leaving the ceremony with his daddy and his big sis...


And here are a few more pictures of him lately...
That is one of his favorite toys.
It plays little songs, and has knobs he can turn, etc.
He goes for it first thing.


Oh, and he loves to bounce balls, especially these big ones.
I got them at Walmart for $2.98 each.
Or they may have been $1.98.
That's Nell giving him one.

Here are Nell and Liam at the park a while back.

And in the house...


One wonderful thing about Nell is that when she is playing with like a doll house, 
or blocks, or whatever toy and Liam comes along and hits them all,
Nell doesn't bat an eye. She just puts her toys back where they were.
Now that may change when they get older (she's five),
but for a child her age whose brother
messes with her stuff, well, she doesn't scream at all.
Me, I'm yelling, "Liam, NO!"
I'm learning to be better, though.

So this is my little blog post about Liam and his loving big sister.

Life is sweet.

Oh and here I am with him last week...


And here is Nell writing his name, and her name and other names of people she loves
in a notebook that I have - and will keep.

Oh my. Life IS sweet.