Friday, September 23, 2022

Letter "L" -- Friday's Weekend Roundup 09 / Reflections and-or Street/Candid Captures

  - Tom's This "Week's Prompts, Starts with "L." A Favorite. - "L"ove.

 - James' wishes for our Reflections and/or Street Photos/Candid Captures
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Starts with "L":  Lois starts with "L".  This is my sister, Lois.  We don't see her very often anymore; she lives in a faraway state, and we live down south in Texas.  

Here, Lois 'baby' sits' dogs for her son and grandchildren. She has never said yes to my request for her to 'baby' sit Adi. Probably she thought I wasn't being serious.  Adi, the Beagle Dog, was here because we were visiting Lois

Find more of my posts having Lois, click this link.
 https://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/search?q=lois


A Favorite:   "Last" will be my Favorite today.  This is my Last garbage Can Liner out of the batch we inherited from Mema, Mrs. Jim's mother. 

Where Mema lived a big roll of liners came, no extra charge, every two or three months. She didn't need that many but saved them for us, her son-in-laws.  After she moved out of her house we collected six rolls of these, I think we found a few more and I took two more.  They have lasted us for about twenty years, now we'll have to but them. 

Oh yes, Last isn't always my favorite. Generally I hate being Last in many things.  Standing in Lines and being Last, to shut off the lights, I hate being last to shut off the lights as I hate being in the dark.  But being nice may be polite, Jesus said the first shall be last.  Matthew 20, verse 16, Matthew 20, verse 16.


Tom's choice, "Love":   I Love my grandchildren. I have six, none are favorites.  That said the younger and those living close naturally get more attention.  

This is our Last grandchild, the picture taken several years ago. She is a teenager now.  Probably it will be the Last time I'll catch her with my camera pulling in the garbage can.


Lagniappe #1:   I Love this quote, so does one of my Facebook friends who posted it.




Reflections and/or Street Photos/Candid Captures:  I went out to get a picture, the one on the left, and noticed the Reflection in the window of the plant, a --- that is about to reach the eaves of our house.  The Reflection is of that in the window of our back yard.  So I took another that showed it better, and then one of Palmeira flower showing the living room back window's Reflection

A Lagniappe #2:  Tell about one of your experiences with peppers

I have a recipe for "Quick and Easy Stuffed Bell Peppers." 

Use precooked boudin, it consists of Cajun spiced sausage and rice, perfect for stuffing precooked (boiled) cut in halves Green Pepper. One link will make two stuffed half peppers, a package generally comes with two or more links
Bake in the oven, probably about 350 degrees until nice and hot. 
You can garnish the top with breadcrumbs or even put ketchup on the tops.  Yum Yum.
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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 is 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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Monday, September 19, 2022

Today's Funeral for Queen Elizabeth II Events in London Scheduled

 

Subtract six (6) hours for U.S. Central Time 

On BBC TV now, NBC at 4:30 AM


Friday, September 16, 2022

Letter "K" -- Friday's Weekend Roundup 09 / Reflections and-or Street/Candid Captures

  - Tom's posting prompts: This "Week's Prompts, Starts with "K." A Favorite. - "King".

 - James' wishes for our Reflections and/or Street Photos/Candid Captures
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Starts with "K":   Kangaro starts with "K".   In 2013 the kangaroos and other animals that we saw when we visited the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary in Brighton, Tasmania were so very much for learning new stuff. (more

Just last Tuesday an Australian man was killed by his pet Kangaro.  Google will probably tell about this.

Adi wonders if she will get to eat with us

 
A FavoriteKites are a favorite of mine, but I haven't flown one for a long, long, time.  Have you.

This is a different kind of Kite, a family name.

The service was good, the guest minister, Dr. Joe Kite, gave a fiery sermon. He was about a year older than me, both of us slightly younger than Methuselah. He had a keen sense of humor. Since he didn't know us, he looked our way a lot; sure he didn't want to miss an opportunity for a convert.

The piano player played like church music should be played in a Louisiana country church. Her grandmother was a cousin of some sorts to the five cousins.
 
Excerpted from (read our escapade from this link below)
 http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2006/06/family-reunion-ii-meeting-of-five.html  

Adi was our Beagle dog.  She and I were a registered Pet Therapy pair.  (Adi's meme )





Tom's choice, "King":   The big news this weekend was King Charles III of England.  Our favorite Queen, Queen Elizabeth II died, mainly of old age.  She was 96, that's the age my dad was when he died.  Here you saw King Charles III greeting the crowd on his way into the Hillsborough Castle in Northern Ireland. 

The beginning of the line, Officially, to honor the Queen deceased

Reflections and/or Street Photos/Candid Captures:  The people were lined up yesterday for over four miles to do homage to Queen Mary II who died last Thursday at age 96. (My post last week) But when they reached this point they were officially in the line.  May she RIP.
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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 is 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, September 09, 2022

Letter "J" -- Friday's Weekend Roundup 09 / Reflections and-or Street/Candid Captures


 - Tom's posting prompts: This "Week's Prompts, Starts with "J." A Favorite. - "Juice".
 - James' wishes for our Reflections and/or Street Photos/Candid Captures
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We are flying our home flag today for her
U.S. America is flying our flags half mast in tribute to Queen Elizabeth III 
  
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A Lagniappe #1:  Our friends from Towcester, Northamptonshire, England,
[our flag]
 invited us to watch with them for the passing of Queen Elizabeth on her way to open Parliament.  "We didn't see the little mouse but we did see the Queen
 I tell people that she waved to me.  She was in her carriage on her way to address Parliament on their opening day.   Just our luck, I had brought my camera but wouldn't you know on this particular day I left the battery at the flat in its charger. 
"So this picture I did not take but rather it is a British press release photo which I photographed with my camera. . . " (Read more and see more of our London of Spring 2012 holiday here.
Note:  We also saw her, coming out in her Land Rover from the Balmoral Castle, we were going in and so we pulled to the side while she was passing us.   Mrs. Jim and I liked her a lot, as many times as we have been to the U.K., she seemed to us as our Queen also.  May she RIP.    


Starts with "J":  Jeep starts with "J".  Seems we have at least one Jeep on every street on all the blocks around here.  Lately this model is most seen around here; it belongs to our neighbor. 

Growing up, as they came available for folk to purchase after the WW II, I thought I would like one.  I also became attached to the Jeepster.  
 

A Favorite 1:  This is one of my two favorite Jeeps I have posted on my blogs; it was parked outside a small bungalow in Key West, Florida.  We walked past this Jeep every morning but never saw anyone near it.  I'm thinking it belongs to a person who likes to take his Sunday car out in the Boone Docks Could be a lady, I'd guess in her early thirties. 

 
 
A Favorite 2:  A local Jeep, parked in the grocery store lot in Conroe, Texas.  I wouldn't leave my dog unattended there in the back.  If you tried to take Adi she probably would have gone (she died in 2013).  The one here looks a little afraid but would probably go also.

 
A Lagniappe #2:   Down the street is this Jeep which is parked every now and then in the street for a few days.  It seems to me as looking pretty worn and roughly used.   We call using the Jeep for fun, climbing hills, over rocks, and through large muddy puddles "Jeeping".  

Our friends and neighbor when we lived at Montgomery bought this Jeep on the right so he could go Jeeping with his son and family.  Next he bought the RV so he could stay nights out in the rough with the rest of the Jeepers.  Before he and wife had to spend the evenings and nights at a local motel.  Our son also has an older Jeep that he drives as a personal car.  He bought it new back in the 70's.  But he doesn't take it Jeeping. (More here)

A Lagniappe #3:   To see more of Jim's Posts here with Jeepsclick here.  
           Count them:  Posts with Jeeps _____  Total Jeeps to be seen ____ 



Tom's choice, "Juice"O.J. is abbreviation of Orange Juice.  This is the Juice Bottle that we just finished drinking Wednesday.  Mrs. Jim wants to use the Juice Bottle now for watering her plants.  Plugged into the outlet is our coffee maker and the empty Wendy's take out glass which I use to place the grounds and filters for the garbage after brewing. 


Reflections and/or Street Photos/Candid Captures:   We think this is Lisbon Correction:  This is Funchal, Portugal, near Lisbon, as we pulled out from a day spent at the docks.  Mrs. Jim and I were quarantined with the COVID and could not go off into town nor to Lisbon.  

I suspect the Yellow vehicle at the lower left is a Jeep, not sure what model.

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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 is 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, September 02, 2022

Letter "I" -- Friday's Weekend Roundup 09 / Reflections and-or Street/Candid Captures

 - Tom's posting prompts: This "Week's Prompts, Starts with "I." 
   A Favorite. - "I"ce.  
 - James' wishes for our Reflections and/or Street Photos/Candid Captures
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Starts with "I": Ain't she cute! "Icicle " starts with "I". We got down to 22°F that 2007 night here, so we dripped the outside faucets. Look closely for the Icicles. The big one, about 18 inches long, fell from the faucet and broke. I have a piece of it sitting on the sprinkler pipe. The other icicles (not Adi's) are on that weed to Adi's left, your right. 

Adi died in 2012.  She and I were a Pet The
rapy Team.  She loved to visit the elderly and also children.  We regularly visited an Alzheimer Wing of the assisted living facility most residents loved her too.  She also was a "Reading Dog", we helped children learn to improve their reading skills.  

A Favorite:  The horses here are purebred Icelandic horses.  They have a carefully guarded strain.  Part of that guard is to keep horses from another country from coming in.  Furthermore, once an Icelandic horse leaves the country it is very hard, and often impossible to bring these horses back into the country.
 
The horses are beautiful.  They are pictures I took from our tour bus window last June during our Iceland cruise stops.  We had three stops in Iceland from our Transatlantic, Pacific Princes ship, cruise from NYC to London.  We also stopped in Halifax and made two more stops in northern Scotland.  You can read more about the Icelandic horses here. 








Tom's word choice, "Ice":  Blue Bell is our favorite brand of Ice Cream.  Blue Bell originated in Texas but now has spread fairly well over the U.S.  We mostly buy the Homemade Vanilla and the Peppermint with Chocolate chips. 

Kroger has a nice store brand Ice Cream that we also like, Kroger Private Selection.  Of those English Toffee Caramel is our Favorite


Reflections and/or Street Photos/Candid Captures:  I had hoped the red roses on the two sides of the pool would reflect.  But they didn't.  I think my Red Eye filter killed them.




A Lagniappe Here are three other pictures that I took on one of our Iceland stops.  The snowcapped mountains at the bottom were taken from the ship pointing towards the mainland.  We were somewhere near the Artic Circle then; we did cross into it.
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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 is 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, August 26, 2022

Letter "H" -- Friday's Weekend Roundup 09 / Reflections and-or Street/Candid Captures

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 - Tom's posting prompts: This "Week's Prompts Starts with "H." Prompts Starts with "H." - A Favorite. - "H"eavenly.  
 - James wishes for our Reflections and/or Street Photos/Candid Captures
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Starts with "H": Horse starts with "H".  Most of my readers know I rode a Horse to a neighboring Country school for my first two high school years.  There were three in my class, also three in the classes before and after mine.  

Minnie was a nice horse, very gentle, one we'd had since I ever knew our horses.  She sort of rejuvenated being around we kids.  She died while I was away in college in Lincoln, the University of Nebraska.


A FavoriteHouston, the Town, third largest city in the US (some say it's fourth and Chicago should be third).   This weather map for a Houston TV station on Wednesday fairly well shows the metropolitan area of Houston.   It doesn't show much of Montgemery County where we lived before moving to Katy to be near our younger daughter.

2022 stats, population 2,345K, metro area 6+M, average income $84,279 (well over our retirement income), and over 400,000 illegals. City Demographics are pictured to the right. 

My cousins, Linda and Jack,standing
away from the statue of Sam Houston





There is another named "Houston", a large statue on I-45 North near Huntsville, Texas, north after Conroe.  President Sam Houston was our first and third president of The Republic of Texas back before the United States annexed us.  He also was the sixth governor of Tennessee and the seventh governor of Texas.  (bing search, "Sam Houston) 




Tom's Choice, "Heavenly" and Reflections and/or Street Photos/Candid Captures Heavens and Horizon, Reflected towards the viewer.

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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 is 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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A Lagniappe:  A Poem for Min:
 

        To Min; my faithful pony  

    Your name was Min 
    best horse there's ever been 
    (About you, Min)
    Dappled white with 
    small spots of gray throughout 
    Always there for 
    me to pet, brush, and stroke 
    Min was Dad's horse 
    Bess, older, was for us 

    Soon Min grown old   
    became the horse for me 
    Rode her to school 
    high school three miles away 
    Plodged at first 
    I taught her to gallop 
    Also to jump 
    the puddles and ditches 

    Come rain and snow 
    was off to school we'd go 
    Bareback come cold 
    Minnie would keep me warm 
    New friends for her, 
    they, very soon she made 
    Other horses 
    in the school barn, kids too 

    Two girls we'd meet 
    at the corner waiting 
    Waiting for us 
    to come over the hill 
    Minnie first saw  
    the girls and their horses 
    Years quickly passed 
    Two in town then we're gone 

    Minnie retired, 
    soon after, pasture went 
    I drove to school 
    grades eleven and twelve 
    Off to college 
    made new friends, boys and girls 
    Minnie passed on 
    Heaven's horse now, was friend of mine 
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 - Poem Copyright, Jimmiehov 2022, All Rights Reserved 
 - Previosly posted May 21, 2022, in my other active blog 
 http://jimmiehov6.blogspot.com/2022/05/a-tribute-poem.html 
 Sam Houston statue photo previously posted, 
https://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2018/05/weekend-roundup-20-21-18-for-letter-t-u.html 
 also various times, my first post of the statue was 
https://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2006/08/everything-is-bigger-in-texas.html


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