Saturday, September 01, 2012
— Six Word Saturday —
Found by Chatty Crone, thanks Chatty
Thursday, August 30, 2012
— My Alphabe-Thursday — "O" — Things in a Row — Two Questions —
"O" is for Omega. Right away I think of God being the Alpha and the Omega, who was, is, and will be (forever until the end).*
But today, I am thinking of Omega watches. The two on the left are Omega's, the one on the right is an Elgin. They all have a history.
The first, on the left, is the oldest. It is a 1970's version of the Omega Constellation that Mrs. Jim gave me when we first were married. It was for an occasion but I do not remember it. This watch is self winding.
The middle one Mrs. Jim also gave to me, this time for Christmas back in the 1980's when our daughter-in-law worked for Dillards. She spotted it in an Estate sale lot and suggested to Mrs. Jim that I needed a new watch. It is also an Omega Constellation but a newer model and has a Swiss battery operated crystal controlled movement.
The watch on the right is an Elgin that Mrs. Jim and I gave to Dad for his Christmas. He was legally blind and could hardly see the numbers on his watch to tell the time of day. We though this one might be easier. He was very proud of it and until he died he wore both his old watch and this new one on his arm. It also has a Swiss controlled battery operated crystal controlled movement.
I was glad it was an Elgin as I had worked at the Elgin watch factory in Lincoln, Nebraska, before I got drafted into the Army. When I left my work group gave me a nice (wind up version) Elgin which I wore while in the service.
There is another watch that I still have, a retirement gift from my work group at the college. It is a Seiko with the school crest on the face. It also runs on batteries. Only one problem with that watch, it is misplaced and I haven't seen it for several years.
When and if I ever get a new one it will be a light charged battery powered crystal controlled watch. They are advertised as battery-less but there this small battery that will hold a charge for a few days.
— Thursday Two Questions are next. (See Thursday Two Questions by Self Sagacity for more reading of other's two questions for this week. You could also make your own by checking in at this link.)
—I really enjoyed your responses to my ice cream pictures last week. My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):
1. What is your favorite Watch like?
All three of the ones shown are my favorites because they have special meaning to me. There are a couple of Pocket Watches that I also like.
One was my Grandpa's watch that he hocked in Arkansas so he would have money to get back home to Nebraska. The other was given to me from a friend. It was her deceased husband's and she left it to me in her will. Both of these have gold cases
Bonus Question: What would be your favorite "O" word?
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Where's our lad's encyclopedia?
He missed on the third round of trivia.
So he's not omniscient.
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°Grandma of Succinctly Yours Week 75 gives these directions:
°Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words or less.
°Word of the Week, 'omniscient', and picture prompt were furnished by Grandma.