Saturday, September 27, 2014

Six Word Saturday

my Six Words:
Home from Hospital and Rehab Facility

 
Two weeks ago Mrs. Jim fell and broke her hip.  After a partial hip joint transplant (new ball installed in the socket) the following Monday and being transferred to a rehab center Thursday she was released yesterday to come home.  There will be out patient rehab next, starting Monday.
 
How did it happen?  She fell while going through a rail type fence because her left foot tripped on the lower board.  That happened in Trinity, Texas and we had to get her to our St. Luke's hospital in the Woodlands for the surgery of her choice.
 
Above is one of the many visitors Mrs. Jim had.  [You can click on the picture for a larger sized view].  This friend, Lynn, brought her Mike the Tiger from Baton Rouge.  Mike is the escort of Mrs. Jim's college, LSU.  They have an excellent football team.

 
Here is Mike standing guard by the flowers that our daughter, Karen, sent.

 
And outside Mrs. Jim's window, "Life goes on."
 
Photos and Post Material copyright, © Jimmiehov 2014, all rights reserved
 
I am linked today with Cate at Six Word Saturday headquarters (link)
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with    ("K") at the Real Toads, Friday Challenge (link)

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Thursday, September 25, 2014

Six Pictures — My Alphabe-Thursday (4th), the letter "S"

"S" is for Stupid Crooks:

 
Stupid for getting caught between the posts of the sign

 
Stupid for attracting so much attention

 
Stupid for trying to escape by joining a car chase

 
Stupid for stealing a car with easy to remember license plates

 
Stupid for trying to hide in the checkout line of a Home Goods store
(its customers are all women)
 
 [click on any picture to get a larger viewing size]
 
Stupid for trying to hide behind Mrs. Jim's plush toy, a baby Mike the LSU Tiger
 
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Today I am linked again (this is the first one of the fourth series for me) with Teacher Jenny at her Alphabet Thursday Letter "S" blog (Link)  (My Older series post links, 1st, 2nd, 3rd)

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Mrs. Jim fell and broke her hip on Saturday afternoon late, September 13.  We got her to the E.R. at St. Luke's Hospital in The Woodlands (Houston, Texas suburb).  She was admitted that evening and has surgery for a partial right hip replacement on Monday.
 
On Thursday she was transferred to the Reliant (health care) North Houston for rehab.  This Friday, the 26th, we are expecting for her to come home.  She will continue rehab either on an outpatient basis or will use home health.  We hope for discharge orders for us coming to a rehab facility.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014

A New Morning

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“Morning Has Broken”
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Morning has broken, like the first morning
Blackbird has spoken, like the first bird
Praise for the singing, praise for the morning
Praise for the springing fresh from the world


Sweet the rain’s new fall, sunlit from heaven
Like the first dewfall, on the first grass
Praise for the sweetness of the wet garden
Sprung in completeness where his feet pass
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Mine is the sunlight, mine is the morning
Born of the one light, Eden saw play
Praise with elation, praise every morning
God’s recreation of the new day
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Top:  Our back yard on an early dewy, foggy, morning
Bottom:  New Zealand harbor taken from our ship's deck

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Saturday, September 20, 2014

my Six Words
Southeast Texas clouds headed to Midwest
[click on the clouds to see how awesome they look!!  Click again for more magnificence!]
 
Our rain over -- ready to share

I am linked today with Cate at Six Word Saturday headquarters (link)

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Thursday, September 18, 2014

Two Pictures — My Alphabe-Thursday (4th), the letter "R"

 
"R" is for racing.  This is a 1965 Ford Shelby Cobra.  It has been a while since I took the picture, I cannot remember whether it is the real thing or a modern made replica. ( Idea link )
 
 
This is a 1934 Ford Three Window Coupe.  In the mid 50's we raced one of these on an oval dirt track in Lincoln Nebraska.  Mostly I worked on the car but occasionally I was able to drive it.
 
Our car was a modified stock class car.  That meant we could "hop" it up using any means that would not show.  The car had a bored and stroked Ford V8 engine.  This increased the displacement of the engine giving it more power.  All the work was done inside so that nothing would show.
 
The engine burned alcohol with nitroglycerin mixed in with it.  It was such  cool running fuel that the carbonator would often be covered with frost.
 
We were allowed to cut off the fenders and to  put on more heavy duty bumpers. We cut the fenders to be much thinner, sticking out only about four inches.  The inside was gutted and only one racing seat was installed.
 
We had it painted a light blue, almost baby blue.  Our number "88" was painted in black on the doors and on the trunk lid. We had two sponsors, one for the engine and car  and the other furnished our tires.
 
The car would often win its heat races but seldom would it win the "A" feature race.  Most often we would hold it back or I would drive it so that it would win 3rd or 4th in the heat race so that it could run in the "B" feature race.  We could win on that level quite often.
 
I do not know what happened to that car.  The engine blew but we put a sleeve in the damaged cylinder and put the engine into a nice 1940 Ford Coupe.  That car was a nice street racer
 
Our next "88" car was a 1936 Chevy Coupe with a 302 GMC engine made to look like a bored GMC 270 engine.  Any engine 300 cubic inches or larger had to run in the model car that it could have come from.  This was to keep out the 1950's Oldsmobile and Cadillac large overhead valve engines.  The 1950's cars were way too heavy for racing on our 3/8 mile oval dirt track.
 
A practical benefit of working with the racing cars was that I learned to work on my own cars.  I built a 'hot rodded' engine for my 1952 Ford that would outrun any 1955 or 1956 Chevy with the new overhead valve V8 engines.
 
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Today I am linked again (this is the first one of the fourth series for me) with Teacher Jenny at her Alphabet Thursday Letter "R" blog (Link)  (My Older series post links, 1st, 2nd, 3rd)

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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Six Word Satrurday (another Jim Bunch Eats)

my Six Words:
Grandparents Day lunch was big hit
 
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We had lunch with our youngest grandchild this year at her school.  KP is in American (Texas) Kindergarten this year.  And of course she is the smartest kid there.  The lunch was good too, Asian sweet n sour chicken with rice, then green peas for another vegetable, cold tea (KP had chocolate milk), and apples for desert (KP had a banana).
 
Six Words Saturday fine print:
Describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words for Six Word Saturday. Click the box at right to visit Cate's blog with Mr. Linky showing all the other blogs participating this week. Cate is the boss at Six Word Saturday. She would like for you to participate.
BTW, today is National Peanut Butter Day (link).  I've already had mine, have you.  I will have more though.  It's also National Kids Take Over the Kitchen Day.

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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Six Pictures — My Alphabe-Thursday (4th), the letter "Q"





"Q" is for the 'Quack, quacking' of my ducks.
 
You can click on the duck at the right, He might quack at you.
 
Let's see some ducks I have met.
 
 

This giant rubber duckie made me laugh a little, Mrs. Jim is smiling.  Sitting in Sydney Harbor, it is a piece of art commissioned for the Sydney Festival.  It was created by Dutch artist Florentijn Hofman [Zap2it Blog for more].  We enjoyed the Festival activities all over town.   Saturday night we went to a concert in the park. It didn't Quack while we were there.
 

So now, "Q" is for Quack.  'Quack' like the language that ducks talk in.  Quack is one of the first words that children learn when they are learning animals and sounds is 'Quack' for ducks or 'duckies'.

These two ducks are headed for a treat that KP and Mrs. Jim are going to feed them.  They have oodles of bread to make large bread crumbs for the ducks and the 'fishies'.

Below is a picture I took of KP and Mrs. Jim calling the ducks for for their treats.  I hear them now, "Quack quack quack quack!  Here Ducks."

My sister Lois (link) and I used to Quack to the ducks to get them to talk ('quack') back at us.  We still do this.  I didn't know until one day she barked at a dog we met.  I stared laughing and she guessed that I also bark at the dogs.  It turned out that we both try to get all of the animals we meet to talk back with us.
 
 
I found these guys at Kroger this morning. I am not sure why there were so many. Most of the new action was for Halloween stuff. Again, not sure what business yellow ducks have to do with Halloween. Do you?


(Oh, yes, today is National “Patriot Day” in remembrance of 9/11.  
It is also National Make Your Bed Day, try to make yours to take a load of the household care taker upper for a day.)

(you can click on any picture for a screen sized view) 

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Today I am linked again (this is the first one of the fourth series for me) with Teacher Jenny at her Alphabet Thursday Letter "Q" blog (Link)  (My Older series post links, 1st, 2nd, 3rd)

 
One last look at the baby ducks for sale at our Kroger Store.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Someplace I have a picture of KP's bath rubber ducky but it didn't show up where I thought it might be. Perhaps I'll use it for "B" for Bath. Mrs. Jim has one too but I couldn't find it either.

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Saturday, September 06, 2014

Six Word Saturday -- The Strange Little Girl

 
my Six Words:
Not knowing what bugs me. You?

 
Hint:  I don't know what it is nor where it came from. I only know there was a bunch of rubber-like bumps on both sides of the hard white plastic body. 
 
That reminds me of "The Strange Little Girl" song of the 50's (1951)(Composer(s): Jerry Ross - Richard Adler).  That song, the first verse, is strangely embedded in my brain.
It was sung by Cowboy Copas.  He died March 5, 1963 in the 1963 plane crash that also killed country stars Patsy Cline and Hawkshaw Hawkins. He was a member of the Grand Ole Opry. ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cowboy_Copas )
 
You can read the words below. 

I am linked today with Cate at Six Word Saturday headquarters (link)

Now, my song remembered:
 
"The Strange Little Girl"
 
Now, I don't know who she was
And I don't know where she came from
I only know there was an angel glow
In the eyes of the strange little girl

My sweetheart and I had a quarrel
I was troubled as a body can get
So, I put on my coat and walked out into the night
When a strange little girl I met

Now, I don't know who she was
And I don't know where she came from
I only know there was an angel glow
In the eyes of the strange little girl

She told me she knew of our quarrels
And I listened as she softly spoke on
She said, true love is rare
So don't lose the love you share
And before I could speak, she was gone

Now, I don't know who she was
And I don't know where she came from
I only know there was an angel glow
In the eyes of the strange little girl

Ran back to the home of my sweetheart
And I told her of the girl I did see
She said, darling I prayed you'd forgive me and return
For the same little girl came to me

Now, I don't know who she was
And I don't know where she came from
I only know there was an angel glow
In the eyes of the strange little girl
I only know there was an angel glow
In the eyes of the strange little girl
 
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Thursday, September 04, 2014

Six Pictures — My Alphabe-Thursday (4th), the letter "P" -- and a Quiz

"P" is for 'Petty things' and for 'Petty things' that I like.
The quiz:  You can guess which is 'petty' and which is 'pretty'
 
"P" is for Putting, here when playing miniature golf. 
I hope KP, our youngest grandchild, makes her Putt.
 
"P" is for Peanut butter.  I eat about a jar and a half a week. 
That is now that the amount has reduced from 18 ounces to 16. 
 
"P" is for Pancakes. This was the first BEAR pancake she made for the day.  Guess who got to eat that one?  Mrs. Jim has made BEAR pancakes for all of our six grandchildren. This time it was was for KP.
 
"P" is for Potatoes. KP ate all these and her grilled cheese sandwich. 
They both looked really good. 
 
"P" is for Playhouse.  There was a 'parade of playhouses' display (Casas for Casa!) of assorted styled playhouses.  The playhouses are to be sold next week at auction to benefit CASA, Child Advocates of Montgomery County.  Mrs. Jim picked this one, she likes the color blue.  It is contemporary style and should sell well.  Lots of $$$.
 
(Oh, yes, today is National Wildlife Day, try to stop by the zoo on your way home.)
(you can click on any picture for a screen sized view) 
 
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Today I am linked again (this is the first one of the fourth series for me) with Teacher Jenny at her Alphabet Thursday Letter "P" blog (Link)  (My Older series post links, 1st, 2nd, 3rd)

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Monday, September 01, 2014

Spare the pears on Labor Day -- I love to play with the words

 even when I'm not good at it.
 
HAPPY LABOR DAY ! ! !
 
Do you know any of these songs, Odes to Labor Day?
(Link: http://music.msn.com/songs-for-labor-day/photo-gallery/feature/?photoidx=1 )
 
My favorite is "A Hard Day's Night" by the Beatles**
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PlDdcCzKjsc
  

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More Labor Day Facts, a bunch of trivia, you can amaze your friends.
http://living.msn.com/life-inspired/labor-day-fun-facts
 
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Succinctly Yours
 
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The Pears pair was spared, having a tare. Never, never, did House Lady pare a pear on Labor Days. Grandpa did peel his pears, watch for him.
 
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140 words counted and spell checked by MicroSoft Word.
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µ-fiction Stories Copyright © 2014 Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved

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- Picture prompt and Word of the Week, labor, were furnished by GMa -
- GMa's
Succinctly Yours Week 180 has links to other writers' posts and gives the rules -
- Rules: Use the photo as inspiration for a story. Maximum of 140 characters OR 140 words
 
 
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A Hard Day's Night lyrics:
 
"A Hard Day's Night"
( http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/beatles/aharddaysnight.html )

It's been a hard day's night, and I'd been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright

You know I work all day to get you money to buy you things
And it's worth it just to hear you say you're going to give me everything
So why on earth should I moan, cos when I get you alone
You know I feel OK

When I'm home everything seems to be right
When I'm home feeling you holding me tight, tight, yeah

It's been a hard day's night, and I'd been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright owww

So why on earth should I moan, cos when I get you alone
You know I feel OK

When I'm home everything seems to be right
When I'm home feeling you holding me tight, tight, yeah

It's been a hard day's night, and I'd been working like a dog
It's been a hard day's night, I should be sleeping like a log
But when I get home to you I find the things that you do
Will make me feel alright
You know I feel alright
You know I feel alright

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Saturday, August 30, 2014

Six Word Saturday (he's eating again)

Picture courtesy of  S T A T E . F A I R, http://corndogs.com/
 
my Six Words:
My first corn dog, in Monterey
 

 
I was 31, it was a sunny Sunday afternoon on a pier in Monterey, California. I was in Palo Alto attending a month long Lockheed school on a new piece of electronics, a telemetry PCM digital ground station, for NASA. Corn dog was not in my vocabulary until that day. They are one of my favorites now.
 
Do you like corn dogs?  Here is the link for the 55 cent off coupon:  http://banner.couponfactory.com/banner/6b899be363ffe0f0eadf00cf01ce227951385d8d/
 
My choice is the Classic dogs, in the 16 count package like these.  I get them when Kroger has them on sale, perhaps $1.50 off, more or less.
 
 
Six Words Saturday fine print:
Describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words for Six Word Saturday. Click the box at right to visit Cate's blog with Mr. Linky showing all the other blogs participating this week. Cate is the boss at Six Word Saturday. She would like for you to participate.

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Thursday, August 28, 2014

Eight Pictures — My Alphabe-Thursday (4th), the letter "O"

"O" is for 'Old things' and for 'Omelets', both items I like.
(Oh, yes, today is National Bow Tie Day, wear yours please)
(you can click on any picture for a screen sized view) 

Here for the old things
 First, Old cars


 
This 1929 Model A Ford belongs (he may have traded it off by now) to my friend, John.
 
Next will be Old buildings

 
Old General Store at Washington, Texas
(near where our Texas Constitution was formed back in 1836 when we became a country)

 
A cute little Old house in Key West Florida
(we visited there this spring in April, caught it on our walk to down town)

 
A nice Old hotel in Wales
(we visited northern Wales this May for a few days, train from London to Shrewsbury, U.K, rented a car, stayed at B&B's in and around Barmouth, Wales, U.K.  Visited with friends at Northampton after turning car back.)


 
Nice Old Southwark Cathedral in London U.K.
(One fourth of my heritage is with U.K. families, the Fletchers and the Crams.  I think the Fletcher on this plaque is the Poet, John Fletcher [1579-1625][Link].  The Fetchers settled in Massachusetts--cousin, Moses Fletcher, came on the Mayflower--then moved to New Hampshire, and finally settled in Maine.  My Fletcher and Cram moved to Nebraska, married, and founded the town, Fletcher, Nebraska (town since dissolved, post office closed).


 
Nice Old red corrugated steel sided shed I found here.  
It is on the way from Conroe to our town, Montgomery (Texas suburbs of Houston)
I am sure there is an old car or two stored here.  Think so?
 
Oh yes, the Omelet?  I have pictures, I really like those.  I made Omelets for Mrs. Jim and me for lunch yesterday.  Sorry, I didn't take a picture this time.  It wasn't so very pretty.  But it sure did taste good.  It was an egg, onion, corned beef, and cheddar cheese Omelet.
 
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Today I am linked again (this is the first one of the fourth series for me) with Teacher Jenny at her Alphabet Thursday Letter O (Link)  (My Older series post links, 1st, 2nd, 3rd)
 

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