Saturday, January 14, 2012

Over the Hill — Six Word Saturday —

My six words:
For certain something new awaits you

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, January 12, 2012

Acrostic Poem -- RENEWAL




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Photo: Watchmaker

Acrostics Only: Prompt 1: Single Word lines requirement (SW) – RENEWAL

1. Pictured is a railroad watch finisher making an adjustment on a railroad movement. (Source=Watch Word magazine Date=September 1949 Author=Elgin National Watch Company and modifications by Wayne Schlitt ) copyright now expired.
2. Back in tile 1950's when I was a college dropout from the University of Nebraska I got a job at the Elgin watch factory in Lincoln, Nebraska. I joined the National Watchmakers Union and worked there for three years before being drafted into the U.S. Army.

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Monday, January 09, 2012

Charlotte Holiday Trip # 2 — MidWeek Blues —


Found this across from the Elvis Presley estate and Visitor Center in Memphis on our way to Charlotte.

It appears to be abandoned. Looks like the Memphis economy was on the Fritz for Memphis' Elvis Presley hanger-ons. Down the street was this Crispy Creme donut shop. We had orders from Danny, Mrs. Jim's brother, to pick some up as they don't have Krispy Kreme's in the Jackson area of Tennessee.

Our Krispy Kreme's in the Houston area have all closed also, perhaps even closed in the whole state. I haven't seen any where I've been in Texas for several years now. The donuts are here in the stores, shipped in from who knows where? Perhaps China or Taiwan or Indonesia.

Another thing we noticed on this street across from the Elvis mansion was that the street was tree baron and looked very dingy and neglected. Not good for Memphis! I'd go for this local bakery on the right. It's in Milan, Tennessee.

What follows are some more pictures from the Jackson area of Tennessee, mostly around Milan, Humbolt, and Gadson towns which are north of Jackson. [Note: Not all may have blue for MidWeek Blues but I wanted the buildings put in this post.]

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If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo picture on the right. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did.

Sunday was Elvis' birthday. Born January 8, 1935, he would had been 77 now. I also learned that he was stationed at Fort Hood about the time I was for training, like I was. That's one thing we have in common! (link)
Speaking of birthdays, also coming up on the 17th is Betty White's 90th birthday. She's a little bit and more older than I am! (
Happy Birthday to Elvis! (late) and to Betty White! (early).

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Sunday, January 08, 2012


Carlos, world famous for his hacky sack skills, was troubled. No one would bet with him.

O that these two snooks have
drift of his fame.

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140 Characters as counted by Design 215

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°Written for Succinctly Yours – Week 42
°The word of the week, 'drift', and the picture were selected by
°It's posted on her blog, Grandma's Goulash
°Her Rules: Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words. It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more.
°Using the word of the week is not required. This week I elected to use it.
Hacky Sack: Hacky Sack (also known as "Hackey Sack") is the trademarked name of a type of footbag [with which the game of Hacky Sack is played]. (from Wikipedia, link)


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