Saturday, September 26, 2009

-- Six Word Saturday --

Do you know what I don't?


We came but you were gone.
We don't know where you went
else we'd go there with you.

A trail of crumbs would show
but birds by the number
do hum a happy song.

How can we ever know
why you have gone or where
you went? We may never.

Copyright © 2009 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

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These lawn chairs were a part of Mom's treasure. They were always on the glassed-in front porch on the farm. When she and Dad moved in to town they were there on the front porch again.

The whole family has spent many a morning, afternoon, or evening reading and watching any traffice that would go by. I remember when Dad got them new, now they are about 65 years old.
They are sitting the driveway with only a few bolts holding them together. Repaint and storage for winter is their hoped for upcoming fate. Those bolts left are tougher than I am. I will have some help and better tools to finish that part of my job.

You might like to give this a try.
Here’s how it works – describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words.
For more information,
ask Cate.
After you post, sign in there with Mr. Linky
and then visit the others listed as you wish.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

Be Happy -- MidWeek Blues -- Windows scenes along Barcelona streets

Please scroll down for Tuesday's Ruby (Red) Tuesday post.
I have answered the quiz in a post just below the original.

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Some of these are blue, I used that for criteria unless I really liked the picture and I thought you might like it also even if it's not blue.

Our son, Tim, was with us. Can you spot him?
He is sitting in the chair at the outdoor restaurant.

Click on any picture for large size.

And now for some street scenes.

Tim is closest, sitting at the .....
center table (Click on the picture)

And back to our hotel.
We were staying at the Hotel Continental (right)
but would visit it's sister, the Palace Hotel on the left.

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If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo here. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did.
Or do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE, you don't have to write.

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Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What is this thing? -- Ruby (Red) Tuesday -- A quiz

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I found it at church. Mrs. Jim was doing some work there and it was sitting on the table.

Since it is new there is an invoice which details brand and everything. Only problem is that the envelope is home and I am away visiting.

Mrs. Jim is here so I asked her. She said, "Scott knows." I told her that I had written on the envelope but I needed to know NOW for the blog, Ruby Tuesday in RED.

So all I can do is to tell you later tonight if you care to come back and look.

If you know or think you know please tell me what in your comment. Thanks.

Click the Ruby Tuesday button for Mary's Ruby Tuesday post list.
Mary is in charge there, you can see more or post your own from there.

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What is this thing? -- Ruby (Red) Tuesday -- The answer

Technically, it is a Cuban instrument called Shekere.

Our church bought the one in my blog (below) to play along with the percussions. Mrs. Jim said they played this Sunday but she did not know that I would need to have information for the blog.

From the City of Marinette, Wisconsin, Web site, here is their blurb:
"Shekere: Like many instruments on this page the shekere is a transplant of the African slaves brought to the Americas during the slave trade. The shekere was used primarily as solo instrument in religious ceremonies, but is now common in many genres of music.
"The Shekere is a dried gourd which is cleaned out and covered with a skirt of beads. When the gourd is played right it will produce a loud bas tone along with the sound of the beads." (page from city Web site)

Link if the Mini Xequerê video doesn't play for you here

Quite a few of you thought it might be a gourd. That is correct. I do know how you would know the name unless you were familiar with these. I learned a lot about music makers made from gourds.

Most either rattle or are beaten or both, like the Shereke has both sounds. The rattle is a loud rustling of the beads. The one I posted should sell for around $50. Ours could also be a Xequerê from Brazil. Our music minister knows the answer to this question and also where we got it. Probably NOT Cuba.

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