Saturday, March 03, 2012
Two famous birthdays — Six Word Saturday —
My six words:
Texas was born (obtained independence) as a new nation on March 2, 1836. On that date Texans signed the Texas Declaration of Independence at Washington-on-the-Brazos, effectively creating the Republic of Texas. (Wikipedia)
The nation only live for nine years. In 1845 Texas was annexed by the United States of America. But every year Texans still celebrate Texas Independence Day. This years observance will be on the March 3rd and 4th weekend.
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Dr. Seuss was born March 2, 1904 in Springfield, Massachusetts and died September 24, 1991. He authored 46 children's books. The more famous were Green Eggs and Ham, The Cat in the Hat, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, Horton Hatches the Egg, Horton Hears a Who!, and How the Grinch Stole Christmas!. (Wikipedia)
Yesterday across the United States our Dr. Seuss was honored by a national observance of Read Across America Day.
Here is the link from the paper for some Houston celebrities reading Green Eggs and Ham (http://blog.chron.com/bookish/2012/03/houston-celebs-read-green-eggs-and-ham-happy-birthday-dr-seuss/) . Barbara Bush, former United States First Lady and George H. W. Bush's wife, starts it off. The Bushes now live here in Houston, Texas.
Perhaps you have read some of his books and have a real favorite.
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.
Thursday, March 01, 2012
Thursday Memes -- Things in a row -- Two Questions
This pretty table setting was the handiwork of our neighbor lady. She was having a "dining in" or a "gourmet dinner" event at her house. I forgot which it was and forgot to take pictures of my plate of food so I won't be able to figure it out what we had.
Both Dining in and Gourmet dining are eating affairs organized by the ladies of our subdivision. At the beginning of the year the ladies sign up for one or the other. Then the couples, H & W, are divided up.
I know our meal was good. I do know that it was around Thanksgiving or Halloween because of the pumpkins and the large gourd used as her center piece.
This serving bar/breakfast bar was holding the hors d'oeuvres (ôr dûrvz ). Again no hint of the main course and the type of dining.
'Dining in' is also called around here as 'informal dining.' Mostly the people sit around and talk, then eat when we're all ready. After dinner we all talked again until someone wanted to go home.
Each group stays the same all year and is expected to have four meals at different group members' homes. Two of the couples are responsible for one meal and bear all of the cost. One of these couples will open their home to the group.
'Gourmet dining' is also called 'fine dining.' Here each group has exactly eight people, four couples. Left over couples are on a standby or substitute list. Three menu committees make three menus, one for each of the three meals.
The host couple has the dining at their home and generally provides the home, main entree, bread, hors d'oeuvres, and the wine if served, which is most often. Each of the other three couples bring either vegetables, desert, or salad. Sometimes one will help the host with a part of some of her food. The cost is apportioned pro rata to each couple.
For more things in a row please visit Pat's Things in a Row post. You might like to post your own 'Things in a Row.'
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And now for my Thursday Two Questions: (See Thursday Two Questions by Poetic Shutterbug for more reading. You could also make your own by checking in at this link.)
Last week we answered questions about our picture taking nerve, like taking pictures in the doctor's office or rest room pictures. We also discussed our fast food eating tastes. And the bonus question went back to photography in telling about our cameras.
My Two Questions for this week:
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
The Piano Man — MidWeek Blues —
In yesterday's daily devotion, e-mailed, our preacher told us this:
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Betsy was proud of her red outfit, especially her hat.
Impressing the guys made her proud.
They insisted she wear a yellow scarf, but why?
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µ-fiction Story Copyright
© 2012 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved
°Written for Succinctly Yours – Week 49
°The word of the week, 'Extend', and the picture were selected by Grandma.
°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 not to use it.