Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Trivia Tuesday

Which city's streets inspired several of the Simpsons' character names? Portland, OR.  



Samuel L. Jackson didn’t get his first movie role until he was 46.



On June 24, 1916 - Mary Pickford became the first female film star to sign a million dollar contract (with Adolph Zukor/Paramount).


On June 29, 1974 - Mikhail Baryshnikov defected from the Soviet Union to Canada while on tour with the Kirov Ballet.


On June 30, 1936 - Margaret Mitchell's GONE WITH THE WIND was published.



Which musician helped fund the USS Arizona Memorial? Elvis Presley


Which state as More Toll Roads Than Any Other State? Florida


What instrument did Al Capone play in his prison band? Banjo


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

Friday, June 26, 2020

Some Super Sillies for Today

I've had these sillies in a file for a while.
I thought it was a good day to get them out.

Here we go...




The bank manager noticed the new clerk was not good at counting money and adding up figures.

"Where did you get your financial education?" he asked.

"Yale," replied the lad.

"And what's your name?" barked the manager.

"Yim Yohnston," he replied




I finally realized that I needed to get in shape, so I made plans to join a club and work out for one full year.
The year I picked is 2024.




What do you call a jealous antelope? An envylope
What do you call a pessimistic antelope? A cantaloupe




Why did Dorothy get lost in Oz?
She had three men giving her directions.





 My face in the mirror isn’t wrinkled or drawn.

My house isn’t dirty. The cobwebs are gone.

My garden looks lovely and so does my lawn.

I think I might never put my glasses back on.





I hope these made you at least smile.  😊  
Or moan.


Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Trivia Tuesday - June 23

Which toy was invented by an engineer trying to keep equipment on ships stable?
Slinky, Metal (W23448)The Slinky
















Which singer had a song in the Billboard Top 40 every year from 1970 - 1999?
Elton John



What Jelly Belly flavor was created for Ronald Reagan's inauguration?
Blueberry



According to Travel Trivia what is the state snack of Texas? Chips and Salsa
Chips & Salsa - Grill & Bar Menu | Chili's



On June 6, 1889 - The Great Seattle Fire destroyed 25 blocks of downtown Seattle.



On June 20, 1948 - Toast of the Town, a variety series hosted by Ed Sullivan, premiered on CBS. It was later renamed 'The Ed Sullivan Show."The Ed Sullivan Show' vs. Rock & Roll: How Early Rock & Rollers ...



On June 26, 1927 - The Cyclone roller coaster opened on Coney Island.
Coney Island | Roller Coaster History



Which monarch has a place named after them on every continent?
Queen Victoria
Victoria | Biography, Reign, Family, & Facts | Britannica



That is all for today.
Have a great week!

Sunday, June 21, 2020

Some Love for Father's Day

According to Hallmark, Father's Day is the fourth-largest card-sending occasion, with 72 million cards given every year.
Some of us can't send our dear dads cards, but we can so love them and remember them.

Here are some pics...
That's little Samuel sitting on his dear proud dad's lap, with his brother Steve nearby.


Here are Peggy and I with our own dear dad, his granddad in the middle and his own dear dad on the right....


Here is my mother's dad on the far left and her granddad Prather on the far right....



Of course there are lots more pictures I could share... like of Sam being a dad, his son being a dad, his son-in-law being a dad, etc., etc. 
I really could go crazy ('crazy' is not ideal word) with pictures of wonderful dads I've known through the years. I will suffice it to say that good fathers are a wonderful representation of our own Heavenly Father. Thank you, Lord. Thank you so much.
Amen.


HAPPY FATHER'S DAY!!

Tuesday, June 16, 2020

Trivia Tuesday - June 16

 June is Accordian Awareness Month
Popularity of The Accordion


On June 16, 1961 - Dancer Rudolf Nureyev defected to the US from the Soviet Union.



On June 18,1923 - Checker Taxi put its first taxi on the streets of Chicago.




On June,19, 1910 - The first Father's Day was celebrated in Spokane, Washington.



On June 11, 1949 - Hank Williams, Sr. debuted at the Grand Ole Opry.



On June, 11, 1986 - 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off' was released in theaters. The rare Ferrari 250 GT Spyder California was not really destroyed in the film.



On June 18, 1873 - Susan B. Anthony was fined $100 for attempting to vote in the 1872 presidential election.



Jaws - official reissue trailer - YouTubeOn June 20, 1975 - Hollywood's first major summer 'must see' blockbuster, JAWS, opened in theaters.










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

Saturday, June 13, 2020

Testing my blog - with pictures you might like.

For today I'm seeing if Blogger is still working for me. (It quit, but I've signed off and signed back on. - Hopefully it will work.)
Update: IT WORKS!

Here's Sam ready to go grocery shopping a few weeks ago.




Here's a t-niny snail I saw when I was working out a little in the play room. (Doing anything to keep from working out.)


And here is some of Laura's art work - coloring pages - that I've worked on...
I like to color while I'm watching/listening to the news.
Coloring helps me get through it.



That is all for today.
Have a good weekend.

Tuesday, June 9, 2020

Trivia Tuesday - June 9

On June 9, 1934 - Donald Duck debuted in "The Wise Little Hen".
Donald Duck Debuts in The Wise Little Hen - D23



What was Jimi Hendrix's birth name? James Lesure
Jimi Hendrix's family sues Tucson shop owner for guitar - The ...
He was born in Seattle, Washington on November 27, 1942, 
And he died on September 18, 1970 in Notting Hill, London, United Kingdom, from drug related complications.

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There are about 169 volcanoes in the United States that scientists consider active. Most of these (about 130) are located in Alaska, where eruptions occur virtually every year.

The Alaska Volcano Observatory -- Expanded Monitoring of Volcanoes ...


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What do you call a group of giraffes? A tower
It's time to stand tall for imperilled giraffes

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What was the Liberty Bell originally called?  The State House Bell
Visiting the Liberty Bell Center - Independence National ...


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Which state's official gem is petrified wood? WASHINGTON
Amazon.com: EAGems Petrified Wood Branch Section, Polished ...




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During a concert in Berlin, Germany in 1988, famed opera singer Luciano Pavarotti gave a record setting 165 curtain calls at the end of the show.Luciano Pavarotti - Artists - Classic FM



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The space between your eyebrows is called a glabella.
Botox® Pricing Guide | Top 4 Areas of Face - Number of Units Required

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When you order a Caesar salad, you might think you’re ordering a dish named after a Roman leader. Yet, this popular salad has nothing to do with Rome. Instead, an American restaurateur named Caesar Cardini, who immigrated to the United States from Italy, started serving the salad in the 1920s. As the salad gained popularity, it spread throughout the U.S. as the Caesar salad.
Caesar salad - Wikipedia


That is all for today.
I hope you have a good week!

Friday, June 5, 2020

Ten Years Ago Today...

Our little Laura became Mrs. Ryan Maxwell!

Here are some pictures.

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY,
LAURA AND RYAN
!!!!!!!!!!

Lordy Lordy, Look Who's Forty!!!

It's Cap!!! His mother was my identical twin, so he is MORE than a nephew to me. And he was (is) the first grandchild of my parents (and...