Friday, May 12, 2017

~~ Friday’s Hunt v.3.19 -- "S" is for ...


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Happy Mother's Day !!!
(And Grandmothers and Great-Grandmothers)

Friday's Hunt for the week of May 12:  (1) Starts with "S"; (2) Week's Favorite; and (3) Family

(1) Starts with "S":  "S" is for surprise, Lily of the Nile flowering.  A few weeks ago we planted this clump from our home in Montgomery and were really surprised to get a bloom already this week.




(2) Week's Favorite: I did a bit of Yew Tree trimming last Saturday and put the trimmings in this bucket until garbage day. It also surprised me when I got home to find out that the green color of the leaves matches the green color in my 1974 Ford Mustang II Ghia (link)(Grandma's Mustang, I have had it after Mom died in 1999.)

(3) Family:  Yesterday was Megan's (link) my oldest granddaughter's, birthday.  We celebrated at the Mexican Restaurant near her home. 

JP, above with Mrs. Jim, belongs to her.  We met my grandson, Tim, a while before our meeting time and played in the local park.  'We' was JP, KP, Tim, Mrs. Jim, and I, who were playing.

JP seemed to be more interested in collecting sticks, rocks, and tree twigs having leaves than he was in playing on the swing.  He also likes picnic tables.

Here are a few pictures, starting with some of the wait staff singing Happy Birthday to Megan.




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(3) Window: This picture below is of a row of mostly Hotels in Honfleur, France (link). 

Last week I had said that I would tell more about our visit to this place next week, as it would be my "S" Word Story of the Week

Here is my surprising story:

As we were approaching the 'restaurant row' next to the water I spotted a French couple at one of the tables where the man was holding a dog.

Usually the dog has its leash wrapped around a chair leg and it just minds its own business.  Not in the man's lap. So I told Mrs. Jim that I wanted a picture of this scene and its anomaly.

She said that I had better ask in French so as to warm up to the couple.
Mrs. Jim knows French and quickly taught me to say, "Je peux prendre une photo de vous et de votre chien?"

Surprise, surprise; the man chuckled a little bit and asked me in English where I was from.  When I told him "Montgomery, Texas," he told me in turn that he also was from Montgomery.

At first I thought that he was kidding me.  But he and his wife really were, they lived across the lake, about a mile away from us. He worked a the U.S. Customs Office there in Honfleur.  I saw the wife later at our physical therapy rehab therapy place in Montgomery.  We talked some although I doubt I would recognize either of them now.
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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."
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Comments:
...Hey Jim, a week filled with "S"s, flowers and family, enjoy your week coming up!
 
It is definitely a small world! That happened to us in March in California!
 
Mrs. Jim is a beautiful ray of sunshine in her lovely yellow dress. I am intrigued by your lily of the Nile. I'm sure it would not overwinter here but maybe I could find one to grow as an annual. It has a nice height and would look good in my flowerbeds. I love your Paris story! I'm trying not to burn out on work, although things are due to be pretty crazy until August I fear. I try to go outside every day for 10 to 15 minutes to clear my head.
 
That is such a funny story! Going all the way to France to meet your neighbors. LOL Looks like it was a great birthday celebration! Thanks so much for joining Friday's Hunt. Hope you have a great week!
 
How cool that you would travel so far to meet someone from your hometown! Love that lily! Looks like a fun time at dinner and the park. Lots of good memories made, too.
 

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