Friday, October 21, 2016

~~ Friday’s Hunt v.2.17 -- "Q" is for ...

Friday's Hunt for the week of October 21th: (1) Starts with "Q"; (2) Week's Favorite; and (3) Fall or Spring

(1) Starts with "Q": Quaint or Queer.  These words are some of the less frequently used "Q" words so I thought that I would use them here to give them some more publicity.  The following are their Google definitions:

Quaint: adjective; attractively unusual or old-fashioned. "quaint country cottages"
synonyms: picturesque, charming, sweet, attractive, old-fashioned, old-world, cunning

Queer: adjective; strange; odd. "she had a queer feeling that they were being watched"
synonyms: odd, strange, unusual, funny, peculiar, curious, bizarre, weird, uncanny, freakish, eerie, unnatural

This 1951 Oldsmobile I found when I came outside was parked in front of Dozier's BBQ in Fulshear, Texas. Dozier's is an older and slightly quaint meat market with serving tables inside on the side and in back.  But coming outside after eating our chopped brisket sandwiches (2 for price of 1 on Fridays) to find this neat car made the atmosphere feel really Quaint.

People probably thought it Queer that I, a grown and older man, would play with these cast iron 1:64 scale model toy cars that were for sale.  There were five or six shelves full of them all sitting pretty.  I picked some older models that I really liked and placed them front row, out across on the top shelf.

Leading the pack is a 1968 or so, maybe 1972, VW Transporter.  Next is a pretty red 1964½ Ford Mustang, followed by a yellow 1967 VW Beetle.  Trailing these pretties is a red 1957 Chevy Belaire Nomad station wagon.

Would you think it would be Queer for an adult to be playing with these attractive and appealing toy cars?  No one stopped and stared, not even when I took my pictures.  I have had a real 1962 VW Beetle with a sliding cloth top.  Later I put a VW Transporter larger engine in it to pep it up some more.
(2) Week's Favorite:  Last Sunday our KP, now seven years old, was baptized.  Her parents and grandparents (four) and some of her nieces and nephews were there to be witness for her.

We are members of Second Baptist Church of Houston, the Hwy 1463 Campus.  We have baptism outside in the patio/garden after the church ceremony.  See more pictures here.

(3) Fall or Spring:  It is Fall now, even in Texas.  But our trees won't be turning red and yellow for another month yet, in November or December.  But the fruit trees are now maturing, we had one orange on our young backyard tree which we picked before the birds got it.

This morning for our walk after walking KP to her school was along a path having some young pecan trees.  The pecans were starting to ripen and a very few had fallen. I shook one tree to get some more but Mrs. Jim wanted me to stop as should said they were too green to eat.  The four we got are pictured below.
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The Fine Print:
 - Teresa of 
Eden Hills, (click) is running this meme, Friday's Hunt.  Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Friday Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm.
You have plenty of time to enter as you can get the letter and the other two requested topics as early as Monday, posted in her sidebar at its top.

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No I do not think it QUEER that a goen man should play with these gorgious car, I would also if I had the chance Jim
If it makes you happy, and it's legal - more power to you. So are you a pee-can or pee-cahn guy?
What a huge "garage full of cars", they "Q"uite cost effective! Pecans and fall go together in your neck of the woods. See you next week.
I would have played with those cars too. Way cool. My son had some of these back in the day.

Way to go on KP getting baptized. That rocks.

Have a fabulous weekend Jim. My best to Mrs. Jim. ☺
I love quaint little shops that remind me of stores when I was young! I found it delightful that you took time to enjoy the little toy cars, I don't think we should ever outgrow the things that are pleasing to us, and with your love for classic cars, this seemed just right! KP's babtism... awesome, and especially nice that all four grandparents could be there to share this day with her. She will remember it always!
There is nothing wrong with collecting and admiring the 1:64 autos - we had a 1963 VW Type 2 'Microbus' (15 window) when I was growing up - the Transporter o the shelf is quite lovely! Love the olds, the styling and Rocket 303 V-8 s a timeless vehicle!
I like these old cars ! They are so beautiful !
Love the cars. Model and real ones are a great hobby. Congrats on the baptism. What a lucky find on your walk! Thanks so much for joining Friday's Hunt. Hope you have a great week!

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