Thursday, October 29, 2020

My Fun Fine Family!

This blog post has lots of photos of family!
I like photos of family!

Here are Ryan, Ransom and Laura (and more Ransom pics).

Now that is a fun fall photo!


Here is our son and his wife at their wedding 10 years ago tomorrow!!!



I have to brag on our daughter-in-law.

Bailey Jo teaches eighth grade English - and  her teacher-peers voted for her as THE BEST!

We are so proud of Bailey Jo.
(Sam said that the Carmack men have always been known for what wonderful women they marry!)

Here is Bailey Jo and Will's daughter...

Losing teeth means Nell is GROWING UP (whether her Grammy is ready or not!)

That is Bailey Jo and sweet Liam.
(His Grammy is ready to hug him big time.)

Here is Bailey Jo with her dad and Lita - and Bailey Jo's sisters.
(They could all be Miss USAs. - Well, except Bailey Jo's dad I guess.)


And here is Bailey Jo with her mom and stepdad and her sisters and their kids,
plus our Will and Bailey and their kids.
I know. They are all gorgeous.
(Ah and they're gorgeous on the inside, too - which is the main thing.) 😅

Here are Will, Bailey Jo, Nell and Liam last Sunday.
I took that picture!


Bailey Jo took this next picture of Nell and me.

We look like we're doing "Sic 'Em, Bears!" We're really doing "Hi there!"

Having a Fun Family blog post wouldn't be complete without Cap!
He's my twin's oldest...

 Cap and his wife always have fun every Halloween.
Here they are recently...

I need to ask them how they did that magic with their eyes!



Here's my twin's daughter with her husband - before they married - back around 2005 I think.

John was Corp Commander at Texas A&M  (Yes. Corp Commander!)

Here they are not too long ago...

And here is their oldest recently!

Yes, she is growing up!
Here is Caroline with her mother Elizabeth.

Here is Andrew with his dad John.
(Okay. Can we turn back the hands of time?)

Here is Elizabeth and John's youngest.

I recently featured her on my Throwback Thursday post.

Here is John (far left - middle) posing with other Southlake, TX councilmen and mayor (in the middle).
We are very proud of John and as soon as he runs for President I will be campaigning big time.


 Oh and did I not tell you that I am now the great aunt of a llama??? Llawrence Huffman
You never know what surprises will surprise you (me)!

Llawrence has some goat family members - besides human!

If I knew my goat great nephews' names I forgot! (I'll get back wth you.!)

Here is the matriarch of our family... my dear mother...


 Here she is with her four grandchildren back in the late '80s.

And here she is with her dear daughter - my twin - around 1988.

This picture is very dear to me.
Peggy Jean (I'm Nancy Jane) died in April of 1989.

Every year the U.S. has used the month of October to encourage women to get mammograms so as to catch breast cancer early. 
Oh yes! Get examined! Do it!!

But know that there are some of us who still grieve for our family members who were not breast cancer survivors. Our loved ones were (are) victims. This can be a sad month for many of us.

That is all for today.

Get checked out ladies (and gentlemen)!

Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Trivia Tuesday

On October 27, 1966 - "It's the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown" aired for the first time (on CBS) 



In a car accident, what gas causes your air bag to inflate?  Nitrogen


What is the doctor doing if he’s checking for Westphal’s Sign  He’s hitting your knee with a hammer.


Because so many people on the planet live near the equator, two thirds of the Earth’s population have never seen snow in person.


Frank H. Rose, a schoolteacher by trade, is the man who invented the fly swatter. It was 1905 and he attached a piece of wire screening to a yardstick. He originally called it a “fly bat”.


In 1981, more Americans watched Luke and Laura's wedding on "General Hospital" than Prince Charles and Lady Diana's actual televised nuptials. The episode brought in 30 million viewers and remains the highest-rated hour in American soap opera history.



Reindeer like bananas.


Only female mosquitos bite and most are attracted to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.


 Robert Keeshan (Captain Kangaroo) said, "If you want more time in your life, don't watch TV."

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

Friday, October 23, 2020

Post Debate Thoughts

The first presidential debate almost got me off the Trump Train.
Well, I was a reluctant Trump person from the beginning.
I didn't vote for him. I voted against Hillary.
I know voting for Biden for many is voting against Trump.

During that first debate I was in the master bedroom while Sam - who had Covid - was in the guest room on the other side of the house. At the beginning of that debate I was yelling at the TV screen for Trump to 'shut up'! I was so mad at him, for his bluster and bullying and constant interrupting. I know that Biden interrupted, too, but Trump interrupted either Biden or the moderator Wallace about 145 times. Trump would not calm down, no matter how much I yelled at the TV and almost punched it with my fist.

Fast forward to last night: I could breathe during the debate! Of course Sam's calming presence was helping me get started to watch it, as he was next to me in bed in the master bedroom having recovered from Covid. Ah, but I almost went into the living room to avoid watching the debate. I knew "Perry Mason" or "Law and Order" would be better for my blood pressure.
I thought I'd start the debate, though, so as to be politically literate. Ah, I could tell right away that it was going to be okay for my health and well-being. And it was.

'Course we all have our own opinions about the debates and certainly the election. Since this is my blog, this post reflects my views.
Long story short: I'm back on the Trump Train.
Some of you think I'm must be an idiot to be on that train.
Call me what you like.
I'll be an idiot.

I yam what I yam.

(Don't argue with me. I've already voted.)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Trivia Tuesday

Nicknamed the Godfather of Fitness, which pioneering exercise guru opened the first modern U.S. health club in 1936?    Jack LaLanne



What country is the world's top orchid exporter?


What is the proper term for a female fox? A vixen



Derived from coal, water and air, what was the world's first man-made fiber?  Nylon


During cold weather months what precipitation begins as snow then melts and refreezes before landing?  Sleet

Although he created more than 900 paintings, Vincent Van Gogh sold only one during his lifetime, "Red Vineyard at Arles" which was purchased by the sister of one of his friends.

 Blood donors in Sweden receive a text when their blood is used.


If the Moon is directly overhead, you will weigh slightly less due to the orientation and gravity.


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

Sunday, October 18, 2020

Four Years Ago...

 Here I am... during my little grandson's birth...

The resident Doula took that picture of me.

After many, many grueling hours of labor dear Laura gave birth to dear Ransom ...

That's his proud Grammy holding her dear sweet grandson Ransom.

And here he is recently...

Is he not the cutest little fella you've ever seen??!!


These Are a Few of my Favorite Things

I really, REALLY like this... I got this for my birthday! It's a key chain and there is none other like it!! I ADORE IT!! Thank you!!   ...