Friday, June 24, 2022

Letter "Y" -- Friday's Weekend Roundup 08 / Reflections and-or Street Captures

[Reflections on my dresser top]

This Week's Prompts: Starts with "Y"; A Favorite; and Tom's choice,"Yellow".   
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Starts with "Y":  Yodel starts with "Y".  My Uncle Howard used to Yodel out in the corn fields whenever it was just him and me hoeing weeds from the corn.  I have never heard him Yodel when others are around, but he was quite good and needn't have been ashamed.
[Photo is from the early 1940's; from the left, Aunt Faye, Uncle Howard, Cousin Jack, and Cousin John.  Only Jack, the youngest of these, is still living.]
I lifted this photo from an earlier post, in on December16, 2005, and updated on June 11, 2010 (link).


A Favorite:  The Bactine had to Yield to the smaller White Bottle.   

Question:  What do these four items have in common?  

Answer:  They are four of my favorite 'hair care' stuff for this summer.  I went to a different dermatologist a few weeks ago and he put me on Clobetasol Propionate to combat my itching sores on my scalp.  I had been using the Bactine spray against the itching.


Tom's choice,"Yellow".  "Yellow Cab".  I'm not sure this a Yellow Cab taxi as the Yellow Cabs that I have seen are all Yellow, no black.   Not two-door models either.  It seems to have been repainted, maybe not even a taxi before.  My sister gave it to me, with an outlandish price tag attached.   It could even be a fake.

THANK YOU AGAIN, SISTER LOIS, it is one of my favorite toys.  Although this toy taxi is Tootsie Toy sized, it makes me think of the cast iron scale 1:18 scale model Yellow Cab I once had as a young boy. 


Reflections:  The toy cars and trucks have invited Snoopy to race with them today.  This is my dresser top, it is over 100 years old.  The top is Reflecting the cars and the ceiling fan Reflection just happened as showing in the mirror.  
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The Fine print stuff:

 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]

 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link here to click for Tom's Weekend Reviews) 

 - I am also linking again this week with James of "Weekend Reflections/Street Photos" (click here for his Street Folk and Reflections Photos).

 - The pictures mostly are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. 
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Friday, June 17, 2022

Letter "V" -- Friday's Weekend Roundup 08 / Reflections and-or Street Captures

This Week's Prompts: A word with an "X"; A Favorite; and Looks like an "X". 
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A word with an "X"
:   Maximilian is a name with an "X".  He was an appointed emperor of Mexico until the time of his death in 1867 when he was shot dead. 


A Favorite:   Handicap parking calls for Excellent Skill and being Extra Careful

The marker was not hurt in the least, I just pulled it out and straightened it up.


Looks like an "X":  Make the "X" and drive or back the second car in, underneath the first one, now upper.  


Reflections and Street Captures:   Another double, note the "and" here.  My photo was taken of a large mirror, it was reflecting the gentleman making ready to exercise. 
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        The Fine print stuff:

 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]

 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link here to click for Tom's Weekend Reviews) 

 - I am also linking again this week with James of "Weekend Reflections/Street Photos" (click here for his Street Folk and Reflections Photos).

 - The pictures mostly are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. 
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Friday, June 10, 2022

Letter "W" -- Friday's Weekend Roundup 08 / Reflections and-or Street Captures

Tom's Requests for this Week's Prompts: 
     Starts with "W"; A Favorite; and Tom's suggestion, "Wet" 
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Starts with "W":   "War" starts with "W".  Here it will be for WWII time, we always fly our U.S. flag on D Day, June 6, 1944, a U.S. holiday commemorating our most costly in lives Normandy Invasion to repel the Nazi Germany's takeover of the countries of that part of the world, Africa and up.

We have visited the Normandy Beach, France, once and driven through several other times, once past on a cruise ship, that part of France but not Normandy.  We were always welcomed with a friendly "Thank You" by the French people there.

The picture above is the front of our home, the flag is flying under the eve, at the edge of our small front porch.  The flowering trees are Crepe Myrtles, one on each side of the house. We also have two Oak trees in the front and two small evergreens on each side of the sidewalk near the one small step up.  On the left side, not showing, is the garage and driveway.  To the left is a Miniature Magnolia which produces a few white blossoms from spring and through the fall.  In the fairly near future we plan to downsize for the rest of our senior years. 


My print of "Revelation 21:4"

A Favorite:  A print of Larry Dyke's painting. (Wikipedia)  He was painting Texas scenes at the time we bought this one, later he went to golf course impressions, and then I lost track of him.  

Each of them has a related Bible reference, this one is Revelation 21:6 - "6 And he said unto me, It is done. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end. I will give unto him that is athirst of the fountain of the water of life freely." (Revelation 21:6

Larry and I were church friends, we participated in several of the same church activities.  Larry gave the original of this painting to President Nixen on the National Day of Prayer, 19
National Day of Prayer in U.S. History (Wikipedia)

Tom's suggestion, "Wet":  
  
    [ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ca20rBjwpcI ]

Adi, our Beagle dog, had to be squeaky clean. She tolerated her bath but got really frisky after.  Adi died in September, 2012.


Reflections and Street Captures:  What's in the mirror behind Snoopy? 

His street to ride is in our game room.   Seems the Media end of the room has become a 'Junk Room'.  The other end has a make-a-bed couch, two recliners, and a table and chairs that Grandpa H brought to my parents after their honeymoon.  December 1932, almost 90 years ago.
 

Lagniappe: The Countries I've visited that start with the Letter "W" was Wales .  We visited in May 2014 -- A short account, click here .  In a nutshell, 

 
[A nice Old hotel in Wales]

"We
 visited northern Wales this May for a few days, train from London to Shrewsbury, U.K, rented a car, stayed at B&B's in and around Barmouth, Wales, U.K, and visited with friends traveling to Northampton by train after turning car back at Shrewsbury.


 - Click Here for all countries I've visited

 - Click Here for all countries of the world.
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        The Fine print stuff:

 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]

 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link here to click for Tom's Weekend Reviews) 

 - I am also linking again this week with James of "Weekend Reflections/Street Photos" (click here for his Street Folk and Reflections Photos).

 - The pictures mostly are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. 
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Who is Caroline Edwards?

 


Complete article 

FYI, Fox News didn't seem to know.  Stupid question. 
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Friday, June 03, 2022

Letter "V" -- Friday's Weekend Roundup 08 / Reflections and-or Street Captures

Tom's Orders for this Week's Prompts: 
     Starts with "V";  A Favorite; and  "V"erdant. 
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Starts with "V"  Varmints starts with a "V".  This creature in the middle of the road is one of those. 
Alligators in the middle of the road are quite frequently encountered here in the Southeast part of Texas. 

Mike, the best man at our wedding, had this Varmint posted on his Facebook.  Mike lives almost on the border of Louisiana now, north a bit from here.


A Favorite:  These two are part of as threesome, Mrs. Jim, our Daughter, and KP, our youngest Granddaughter are visiting New York City this week.  




Wednesday Mrs. Jim and the Granddaughter went to the NBC Rockerfeller Plaza to watch the outside portion of the Today Show.  They got there early and had chosen a good spot for televising. 


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Tom's choice, "Verdant": 
Will be the Green in this lovely Aukland, N.Z, beach, including the grass, the trees, and the Verdant little mountain in the background.  

Mrs. Jim and I helped to get us away from our port for a cruise, a 14-day Princess Cruise of New Zealand and Australia.  We would sail down the east coast of New Zealand from Auckland, stopping almost every day to explore and do our sailing at night. See more from Princess Cruises (click here).  Our cruise is not available right now, we also visited Tasmania and Melbourne on our way to ending at Sydney (area map).




Reflections and/or Street Captures:  Wednesday I was going to take a picture of our neighbor's fairly new boat.  I was hoping the camera would count down so that he would be behind the truck.  But he didn't quite make it.  His dog did though.

Lagniappe: The Countries I've visited that start with the Letter "V".  (I've been to at least 76 countries):   

     Where                         First Times  

    Vatican City               1976 +/- on a European Grand Tour by bus - London to Rome and back to London 

 - Click Here for all countries I've visited

 - Click Here for all countries of the world.
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        The Fine print stuff:

 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]

 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link here to click for Tom's Weekend Reviews) 

 - I am also linking again this week with James of "Weekend Reflections/Street Photos" (click here for his Street Folk and Reflections Photos).

 - The pictures mostly are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. 
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Friday, May 27, 2022

Letter "U" -- Friday's Weekend Roundup 08 / Reflections and-or Street Captures

NOTE:  google has taken over my blog and I cannot post on blogger blogs except as 'anonymous' and sometimes that also.  Today I cannot post comments on Tom's or Margaret's blogs.
"I liked this, Tom, especially the Holstein.  But I have my problem, can only post on Blogger writings if they allow "Anonymous Comments".  Google has taken over my blog, says I'm signed in and returns to the blog I just read with no Results.
NOTE:  I loved Margaret's Rainbow but can't tell her, can't post on her blog.  Also liked Jackie's Unicorn Cones but couldn't tell her.
http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2022/05/letter-u-fridays-weekend-roundup-08.html 
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This Week's Prompts: 
     Starts with "U"; A Favorite; Tom's choice, "Under";     and Reflections and/or Street Captures
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Starts with "U": "Units" starts with "U", as in "Units of measure."  This scale shows Units of weight measured in ounces and in grams.  Sort of a plastic antique, the scale was made before digital weight scales were invented. 

Here I was weighing one of the stacks of four in my 16-ounce box of soda crackers.  It showed four ounces plus a smidgen that would have been for the wax paper wrapper. The scale was sitting on a newspaper. 


A Favorite:  "Un" isn't a word, it's a prefix.  Put that Un in front of an adjective or an adverb and it make the word meaning "not" or seemingly "not" the original word. 

So, I'm saying that it is Unbelievable that the movie robot, E.T, is now age forty (40)!  Parade Magazine has been keeping track.



Tom's choice
, "Under":  Car here is Under Repair.  
There isn't anything wrong with my '98 Ford Mustang GT Convertible but I needed a car for this picture.

The week before there was a big problem in the that NEW battery installed by our local Ford Garage and dealer, Auto Nation of Katy, Texas.  The battery went dead and would not recharge the next day after I drove it.

I didn't like this battery the minute I popped the hood to "see" what was wrong.  The battery didn't fit the battery holder and was sitting cock-eyed on the not useable battery holder box.  

It hadn't been driven since May of 2020.

My youngest song bought me a new battery for an Auto Parts place and we put it in.  It held a charge and the next day I drove it to get it state safety inspected.  The next Monday I drove it to the courthouse annex and renewed the license.  

NOW it drives like a charm with it's 113K miles.  It has always been garaged since I bought it as a retirement present to me, in 2001 with 49K miles.  Next year it will be 25 years old and be classified as 'Antique' or 'Classic', my choice according to how much use I put it into.

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Reflections and/or Street Captures
:  I was taking a picture of our hibiscus's and noticed that I had included one of the windows with a small reflection of the backyard.  So I took this one showing more of the backyard.

Lagniappe: The Countries I've visited that start with the Letter "U".  (I've been to at least 76 countries):   

     Where                         First Times  

    Ukraine                     2013 on the Black Sea part of a cruise 

    United Kingdom, The  1980 but many times since (our Daughter worked and lived in London five years.  Her family also came.

    United States             We have visited all 50 states

    Uruguay                    2015 on a South American cruise

 - Click Here for all countries I've visited

 - Click Here for all countries of the world.
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        The Fine print stuff:

 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]

 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link here to click for Tom's Weekend Reviews) 

 - I am also linking again this week with James of "Weekend Reflections/Street Photos" (click here for his Street Folk and Reflections Photos).

 - The pictures mostly are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. 
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Friday, May 20, 2022

Letter "T" -- Friday's Weekend Roundup 08 / Reflections and-or Street Captures

This Week's Prompts: Starts with "T"; A Favorite; Tom's word; "Tall"; and Reflections and/or Street Captures
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Starts with "T":   "Therapystarts with the Letter "T".  Mrs. Jim's breathing Therapist said that for older folk "Climbing our Stairs" once every two hours would be a good maintenance habit for both our legs and our lungs.  It would also remind us to breathe properly.  I.e. use our diaphragm for deep breathing. 


https://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2012/08/adis-retirement-six-word-saturday.html?m=0

Our Beagle dog, Adi, was a Therapy Dog.  We were a registered Pet Therapy Team.  Adi loved visiting in the local assisted home, the Alzheimer's residents there loved her visits. 

Adi died in September 2012.


A Favorite:  "Tea".  Before they invented "Diet Coke" Tea was my go to drink other than water.  


Tom's word, "Tall":  Things are Taller in Texas, even our statues. These are my Nebraska cousins when the marveled while visiting in 2006.  Some of you may have seen their photo before, I use it on my blog.  The statue is of Sam Houston, our first Texas President.  It is 67 feet Tall sitting on a ten-foot-high base.


Reflections and/or Street Captures. The Trees I was seeing while eating my lunch one day in April. That is a Louisiana Swamp Cypress in the foreground and on the right you can see the Cypress Tree Knots sticking up through the water.  

This is the view from a bench at the south side of our library, one of the Fort Bend County (Texas) Library System buildings at Katy, Texas


Lagniappe # 1: Tomatoes start with "T".  Aren't these pretty.  They are $1.47 per pound at our local Kroger grocery store.  

Can you find a problem showing in this picture?  

Answer? highlight the empty area below.

The word, Tomatoes, is misspelled.  
They left the Letter "O" out.

Lagniappe # 2: The Countries I've visited that start with the Letter "T".  (I've been to at least 76 countries):   

   Where                           First Times  

    Turkey                           1980 (for a visit to the Biblical city Ephesus ruins; since we also visited Istanbul in 2013.  

 - Click Here for all countries I've visited

 - Click Here for all countries of the world.
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        The Fine print stuff:

 - [Click on any picture for larger, click it again for extra large]

 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link here to click for Tom's Weekend Reviews) 

 - I am also linking again this week with James of "Weekend Reflections/Street Photos" (click here for his Street Folk and Reflections Photos).

 - The pictures mostly are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law. 
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