Thursday, August 27, 2020

WILL !!!

36 years ago today our son Will was born!!!

Here are some pics through the years...

That's Will's dad on the left, and his Uncle Ken on the right.
You can tell that Will has brought joy in his life ever since he was a baby!

Oh, that is Will with his loving mom!!

And there he is with his loving grandparents (my folks) and baby sister.

There they are a few years later.


There they are a few years later.

And later...


Ah, but before that...
Notice Will's sister is there. She and her mom always served the 'refreshments'.


Here is Will much later...


Then even later...


Then even later...
Will and Bailey did graduate work at the University of Glasgow, in Scotland!

Then they came back to the States and had Nell!


And then Liam...


Will has been a super daddy...






And now he is a major part of  fifty50studios in Dallas.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY, SON!!!


I HOPE YOU HAVE A SUPER-DELUXE DAY!!

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

Trivia Tuesday

The Flintstones was the first animated series made for prime-time network television. It was broadcast from September 30, 1960 to April 1, 1966 on ABC and was the most financially successful network animated franchise for nearly three decades, until it was finally overtaken by The Simpsons.



Did you know in Africa more people are killed by crocodiles than lions?




Which state’s slogan is Vacationland?
Maine



What world city looks the brightest from space?
Las Vegas




Machu Picchu in Peru means "Old Peak”.





Ancient Rome became the first city to reach a population of one million in 5 B.C. It would be more than eighteen centuries before the second such city, London, would reach that milestone in 1800.




In Hamlet (Act I, Scene III), Polonius offers the sage advice "Neither a borrower nor a lender be" to his son Laertes who is about to leave home.


What happened to the original manuscript of John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men? Steinbeck's dog, Toby, devoured an early draft of the story, which the author had written longhand on notepaper. Steinbeck wrote of the incident to his agent and said, "I was pretty mad, but the poor little fellow may have been acting critically." 

 


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

Thursday, August 20, 2020

More Favorite Things...


This is a little picture of La Lomita Mission - where my hometown got its name, Mission, TX. (You can click on the name and read about it.)




Another favorite thing of mine is FaceTime with our kids and their families!!!!
Notice that Will and Bailey are on the bottom right.
(Yes, Sam and I have both let our hair grow.)


Here's my new mask from my church, Collective Church


My ponytail...




I also like Rick Steve's Europe


There's also this...
I made the full picture of this as my cover photo on Facebook not long ago.
When I blogged about the big picture of this there was a comment on Facebook that really touched me. It was from Lori Carlino. She and her husband Steve have done wonderful things through the years. They've taken sweet dogs to nursing homes to love on old folks, besides training dogs to love on folks, and well, so many other things. And there is this...
I have researched this a little bit. I know of someone that teaches this as therapy for teenage girls that cut. She teaches them to draw on themselves in this zen tangle method to release stress without permanent damage. We do foster care now and it’s a huge problem in teen girls.



And here's our wall in our playroom...



Here is a quote I really like...
I love a dog.  He does nothing for political reasons.


That is all for now.

Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Trivia Tuesday

What state produces the most catfish?
Mississippi



There's this...



Did you know, that French poodles are NOT from France? Though they are popular and common throughout the history of France, this breed of dog did not originate among the French. The come from Germany. They were bred to be hunting dogs. It was believed that their water resistant coat made them the ideal duck hunting accomplice.




What do phillumenists collect?
Matches and match-related items.





What modern country was formerly known as Abyssinia?
Ethiopia







At age 14, Tom Cruise enrolled in a seminary to become a priest. He dropped out after one year.




On August 16, 1954 – The first issue of Sports Illustrated was published.
That is all for today.
Have a great week.

Thursday, August 13, 2020

Some More Crazies





What did the pirate say when he turned 80?
Aye mately.


What sits at the bottom of the sea and twitches?
A nervous wreck.






What did the Buddhist say to the hot dog vendor?
Make me one with everything.




A bunch of men were sitting around the playing poker.
"I win!" said Johnson.
Henderson threw down his cards, "That's it! I've had it! Johnson is cheating!!!"
"How can you tell?" Phillip asked.
"Those aren't the cards I dealt him!"







What did one hat say to the other?

You wait here. I’ll go on a head.

Hear about the new restaurant called Karma?
There’s no menu. You get what you deserve.





What did the bald man exclaim when he received a comb for a present?
Thanks! I’ll never part with it!


The numbers 19 and 20 got into a fight.
21.





That's all.
I hope you at least grinned.

I need to chuckle...

  A guy asks a music store owner what the difference is between a violin and a fiddle. "Well," the store owner replied, "when...