Sunday, March 18, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 11-18 (for letter "K")

The 11th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... 
The week's prompts:

(1) Starts with "K"; (2) A Favorite; (3) Kids; and (4) Lagniappe 
(1) Starts with "K": Kolaches starts with "K".  Our daughter bought us this pictured above Kolache, it is a Sausage and Cheese Kolache left over from some more that she and KP brought.  Since it was a leftover, I modified it by adding half a hard fried egg.  Below are a 'work in progress' and an 'almost finished eating' pictures. [click on any picture to see it in larger sizes, one or two clicks]


2) A Favorite: This is our lemon tree.  It could be a lime tree, we've not had one piece of fruit from it before so we aren't sure what it is.  It blooms in the spring but doesn't set on fruit.  A rain we had beat off a lot of the blossoms, you can see some of the fallen pieces below the tree in the first picture.

We don't see any bees.  Our long term U.S. Senator killed a bill for the Federal Government to spend money trying to figure out why the bees are declining drastically.  I don't think he believes in Climate Change either.

(3) Kids: This shamrock was drawn and painted by KP, our youngest granddaughter.  She says it is a four leaf clover but aren't they the same?  Dunno for sure but I always thought so.
Source, "How Stuff Works"
(4) LagniappeKaiser starts with "K".  Manufacture of Kaiser-Frazer cars began after WWII in 1946.  "The company was founded on July 25, 1945 and in 1946 K-F displayed prototypes of their two new cars at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. The Kaiser was of an advanced front wheel drive design while the Frazer was an upscale conventional rear wheel drive car... " Wikiepedia, link  

Kaiser Frazer "Buffalo logo" photo source,
"cartype, selected Kaiser logos" (link) 
"By the end of 1946, over 11,000 cars (total Kaiser and Frazer) went out to dealers and distributors; many of them sold to retail owners... (in) 1948, the 300,000th car came off the production line.  In 1950, Kaiser-Frazer began production of a compact car, the Henry J and ended production of the Frazer automobile... In 1952 and 1953 Kaiser-Frazer provided Sears Roebuck & Co. with Allstate-branded automobiles that Sears sold through selected Sears Auto Centers... " Wikipedia, Kaiser Motors, link
Henry J photo Source,

Kaiser automobile production stopped in 1955, only 210 '55 Kaisers were produced for domestic consumption. Collectible Classic: 1951-55 Kaiser
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Friday, March 09, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 10-18 (for letter "J")

The 10th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... 
The week's prompts: 
(1)  Starts with "J";  (2)  A Favorite; and (3) Joy; and (4) Lagniappe.
(1)  Starts with "J": Jam starts with "J". This Jam is special, kind of.  Our neighbor gave it to Mrs. Jim a few weeks age, it is really good.  The family is Canadian and they make it in the man's hometown.  There they grow the Saskatoon Berries and specialize in making Jam
Juice also starts with "J".  Here is the Juice Bar at our cabin in the woods.  You can read more in my Favorites below.  Hint:  we camped out, but not very rough camping.
(2)  A FavoriteJuicy Fried Catfish is one of my favorites.  From the Old Hickory Café in Farmerville, Louisiana (north central La.), here is the $7.99 plate, well, part of it.  I had eaten some of my half.   There were five pieces of catfish, Fries, baked beans, hush puppies, and cold slaw.  Mrs. Jim and I shared and then we also shared her Juicy cheeseburger.
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(3) Joy:  Was staying in a cabin in the woods in North Louisiana.  We spent four nights at this cabin on Lake D'Arbonne, Louisiana (link).
It was a part of the Lake D'Arbonne State Park.  We've stayed there before and even had a few of Mrs. Jim's family reunion there.
This time there were six of us, Mrs. Jim and Sister and Brother and their spouses and us. 
Most meals we cooked there in the cabin.  The ladies had prepared the menus before we came and all brought groceries accordingly.
(4) LagniappeJeep and it's logo are our car extra for the week.
I found this Green Jeep in Key West, Florida.   We would walk from our hotel to the hot spots down town.  Just about every day we would walk by this pretty one.
In 1945 one of our neighbors bought one of the first Jeep sold to civilians.  It was also green but not this pretty.  Since then I always wanted a Jeep but never did get one. 

Probably some time I will get a 1:16 cast iron Army Jeep for my car collection.  Did you know that both Ford and Willys both made Jeeps during WWII?
The closest I had was a Red Jeep to drive for almost a week.  We and the some of the Youth from our church were on a mission trip to Florida.  There we held a six day Bible Camp at Mona Kia State Park on the Big Island, staying in the cabins there. 
Before we started the mission we stayed in Honolulu for a few days and then on Maui for another week.  There we rented four Red Jeeps and I was the driver for one.  We went all over the Island, even visiting the Lindbergh Family ranch. 
p.s.  My son, Mike has a Red Jeep, has had it for years.
Wikipedia on Jeeps 
My blog, Jeeps I have known: 
Jeep Logo pictures: A Google search 
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Friday, March 02, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 09-18 (for letter "I")

Insidious: adjectiveThe 9th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
Starts with "I"; A Favorite; and Inside
 (1) Starts with "I": Insidious starts with "I".  We ran into some Insidious pricing at the grocery story this week.  One can of tomato paste is 33 cents or you can purchase three cans for $1.00. 

The store will get an extra penny when the customer buys three and the customer is supposed to think he/she is getting a small bargain.  Huh!
  Insidious:  adjective ( )                 

1. intended to entrap or beguile:
an insidious plan.
2. stealthily treacherous or deceitful:
an insidious enemy.
3. operating or proceeding in an inconspicuous or seemingly harmless way but actually with grave effect:
an insidious disease.

This is a favorite poem that I wrote back in 2011.  I've posted it twice and referenced it occasionally in my blogs, ( link, also click it above) 
(3) Inside: Picture of three generations, our daughter, our granddaughter, and my wife, Mrs. Jim.
Inside the house of course.

Daughter, Karen, has had bunion surgery a couple of weeks ago.  These two, and others, have been doing a good job of keeping Karen cheered up.
(4) Lagniappe: I will post my little extra here by giving reference to the Isetta Car (starts with "I").  It is out of production but was quite popular for a time.  There were a few imported to the U.S. but we didn't make them here.  Read the whole article here:
I did make a Google Search for a logo of the Isetta. Most seem to be the BMW variety though some collectors have found others. I could not readily find a good one to show except for the BMW so I have decided not to put on here. Here is a link to my search, [click here].
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Friday, February 23, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 08-18 (for letter "H")

The 8th issue of my Weekend Roundup for this year...
1. Starts with "H";  2. A Favorite; and 3. House.

1. Starts with "H":  "Hello" starts with the letter "H".  KP painted this picture for me, of a frowning person named "Troubled".  I pasted this smiling person shouting a greeting, "Hello, Hello," which is a MacDonald's sticker found in KP's Happy Meal.

2. A Favorite: We ate lunch today at Dozier's in Fulshear, Texas.  Friday's are our FAVORITE DAY because their special on that day is a BOGO BBQ beef sandwich.

3.a. House:  This (and at the top here) is a picture of the House I was born in.  A tree had fallen on the roof of the screen and storm windowed in the front porch where I had slept, starting at about the age of six. 

Before that I had the second bedroom of the two-bedroom house, but after my sister was about one she was given that room and from then until I left home I slept out there.  It wasn't heated and in the winter frost would develop on my blanket (this was in the hills of Eastern Nebraska).

In December of 2007 my Sister Lois and I had the farm sold (link).  At the age of 97 Dad died early in 2007, Mom had died in 1999.  The weather had turned snowy and bad but the farmers turned out nicely anyway to attend the auction. 
(Link, Lois pictures)(Link, Lois on my blog) 

The buyer owned three neighboring farms so he bought this one for his youngest son.  They have since bulldozed the house down and most all of the other surrounding farmyard structures.  No one had lived there since Mom and Dad had moved to town in the early 90's.

3.b. A Lagniappe for you:  An automobile logo emblem for the Hyundia car.
"The Hyundai “H” represents the name, but it’s encased in an oval to reflect the perpetuity that Hyundai pursues internationally. The “H” itself is designed to symbolize two people shaking hands (how friendly!)." from Gear Patrol web pages of auto emblems. 
"The Hyundai Motor Company is a South Korean multinational automotive manufacturer founded in 1967 and is headquartered in Seoul, South Korea." Wikipedia. I am most familiar with the Sonata and Elantra models.
 I didn't explore their site very much, it is new to me.  They only have the cars you'd see driving around in this section.  I didn't see any antiques and discontinued cars.  You might check out some of my earlier posts for that.

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