Friday, April 20, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 16-18 (for letter "P")


The 16th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... 
The week's prompts:
Starts with "P";  A Favorite; and Purple
 
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(1) Starts with "P":  Pony starts with "P".  This is KP, now eight and a half, riding the carousal Pony.  She's liked them ever since she could smile.

I also rode a pony to high school my first two years.  Minnie would take me there, "up hill and down hill in the snow and rain."

(2) A Favorite: This is my Prize Winning sandwich, Fruit Loops and Nutella on Crustless White Bread.
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(3) Purple:  A Purple Chinese eggplant with garlic sauce and rice dish, leftovers from Susie Wong's.  Mrs. Jim ordered hers mild, not very spicy.  
 
Not Susie's recipe but this one sounds okay, "This popular fSzechuan side dish recipe for eggplant in garlic sauce is made with Chinese eggplant, which is thinner and longer than the short and thicker eggplant that is commonly available in supermarkets." Go for the recipe.

(4.a) Lagniappe: A Miniature Faery Garden with People Fairies, below left.



(4.b) Lagniappe: And if you don't like the regular Faery Gardens here is a Farm Miniature Garden with two Farmer People.
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The end, that's all for tonight.

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Friday, April 13, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 15-18 (for letter "O")

The 15th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... 
The week's prompts:
Starts with "O";  A Favorite; and One
 

(1.a) Starts with "O": "Open" Starts with "O".  Lets get off the phone and "Open" those presents.  KP was having her Eighth Family Birthday Party here.   
(1.b) Starts with "O": "Octane" Starts with "O".  We are lucky, our cars run on the lowest here, 87 Octane. 

It has been going up in price since I took this.  Today it went up from $2.39 to $2.45 per gallon at most stations. 
 
(2) A Favorite: I took this picture at an "outdoor" restaurant.  It is of three generations, Mrs. Jim, KP, and Karen.

 
 
(3) One: Sort of speaks for itself.  Sign says.  This was taken in the fruit section of our favorite Kroger grocery store.  Remember it is my picture, no fair taking without my permission.
 
(4.a) Lagniappe:  Now that's ONE Black Cat.  Spoiled too. 
 
(4.b) Lagniappe: The end, that's all for tonight.  When was the last caboose removed from the rails and replaced with a little black box?
 

The caboose was no longer seen on the tracks at the turn of the century, by year 2000. Highlight the section after tracks and before this sentence to see the answer.  Click here to read about the demise of the RR Caboose.
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Friday, April 06, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 14-18 (for letter "N")


The 14th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... 
The week's prompts:
 1. Starts with "N"; 2. A Favorite; 3. Night; and  4. Lagniappe
 
 
1. Starts with "N":  New starts with "N".  We have a new breakfast room table cloth and FOUR placemats.  (Our old set only had three placemats.)

2. A Favorite:  (One of my) favorite food is a fried catfish Louisiana style dinner. 

Actually I shared my plate with Mrs. Jim.  It had five pieces of fried catfish, I gave her two.  By the time I decided this meal was worthy of a picture I had already eaten two. 

 
3. Night:  Here we are, Louisiana Style, wearing Night clothes in the Morning.
Left to right, Mrs. Jim, SIL Winetta, BIL Dan  (Mrs. Jim's Brother), SIL Velma (Mrs. Jim's Sister), and BIL Royce.  Mine is the plate in this corner.
 
4.a. Lagniappe:  This white crane is changing his fishing place to one of his favorites upstream.  Mostly they sit on the bank and watch for fish or other food for themselves and their families.  Both male and female cranes fish for the family.
 
4.b. Lagniappe:  Have to have a car emblem that starts with "N".  Soon this will have to skip, I don't think there is or was a car starting with "Q".
 
Three cars, the well know Nissan and the lesser known  and then the Nash Rambler.  I've had Nissans before they were called Nissan, they were Datsun.  I had two Datsun pickups, a Red 1972 model and a Blue 1975 model.
Photo courtesy of Wikipedia, Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rambler_Six_and_V8
I also had a 1960 Nash Rambler station wagon.  It was a fine car but I rear ended as slow driver and totaled it out.  I do not have a scale model of either the Rambler wagon or a Datsun pickup. Mine was Dark Gray with a White top and other white trimmings.  It was a Six Cylinder 1960 Rambler 'Custom' Cross Country while this one is a 'Super'.
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Friday, March 30, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 413-18 (for letter "M")

 
Happy Easter !!!

The 413th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... 
The week's prompts
Starts with "M"; A Favorite; Middle; and Lagniappe
 

(A)  Starts with "M":  Mustang starts with "M".  I have two Mustangs, one is a Black 1998 Ford Mustang GT Convertible, now with 111,151 miles on it.  It was my retirement gift to me back in 2000 and already had 49K miles on it.  It belonged to a Little Old Younger Lady. 

My other is a Green 1974 Ford Mustang Ghia, now with 76K miles.  It had belonged to my mother until after she died (1999) and Dad also (2007). It was the first year that the Mustangs were downsized because of the International Fuel Shortage problem.


Ruby Rabbit here is wearing my Official Mustang hat that I was given when we previewed the 2005 Ford Mustangs, Mach I's, and Escapes.  I did a test track drive driving one of the Mustangs.  I think I made the Ford lady be a bit apprehensive about her safety.  She was riding in the back seat.

Ruby Rabbit is only borrowing my hat and KP has not seen her wearing it.  I'm sure she would be wanting to borrow the hat longer and I already lost my other one, it sort of belonged to Mrs. Jim.

I also have a collection of 1:16 scale model cars, three of them are Mustangs.
 
(B)  A FavoriteMaking and Mixing coffee are chore favorites with me.  Here below is the process we use in Mixing a half and half Mixture for us to drink at home.

The scale and knife are the only tools I use, the scale to keep it half of each kind and the knife to stir it around in the jar when I'm finished.

 
 
(C)  Middle:  One of my favorite songs is "Stuck in the Middle with You."



                                     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DohRa9lsx0Q 
 
ST Lyrics, https://www.stlyrics.com/lyrics/reservoirdogs/stuckinthemiddlewithyou.htm
 
(D)  Lagniappe Mercury LogoMercury is no more.  It is a brand that got killed as a part cure of our Great Depression of the early 2000's.  Mercury was the Ford line in the Middle of Ford and Lincoln.
Google Search, Lincoln Auto Logo  

I owned one Mercury, a 1950 Jimmy Dean Coupe decked out like this one.  My paint wasn't as shiny as this one but it was original.   

Picture from Classic Cars [dot] com Journal
( https://journal.classiccars.com/2016/01/12/pick-day-1950-mercury-deluxe-coupe/ )
In January 2016 it was for sale, $26K+ asking.

These 1950 Mercury Hubcaps were for sale on eBay, sort of big bucks for used ones.  I KEPT one of my hubcaps and still have it.  Dad traded his 1951 Ford Tudor with 100,000 miles on it to me for the Mercury.  He would sell it to a hot rodder who wouldn't be using these hubcaps anyway.

Four 1950 model cars have blessed my garage, my first car was a 1950 Studebaker Star Light Opera Coupe.  Then this one, the Mercury, that I traded my 1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible for (my Army pay was less than my car payment).  Later in life I have owned two 1950 Ford Deluxe Tudors.

To see a list of the 32 cars I have owned, click here.  It's the bottom part of the post, a long post.

If you are worried about this being my 413th Alphabet post, you can stop.  It is the 13th of this series.  I am not superstitious but you may be.  So there won't be a 13th post for me, I added 400.
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Friday, March 23, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 12-18 (for letter "L")


The 12th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... 
The week's prompts:
     (1) Starts with "L"; (2) A Favorite; (3) Long; and (4) Lagniappe 

(1) Starts with "L": Liverwurst starts with "L".  Mine is from our local Aldi Grocery which is about thee fourths a mile from our house.  Aldi is a German company which means they import good Liverwurst, aka Braunschweiger.  And Aldi's is about half the price, $1.99 for a pound, of our name brand here--$3.99.   I am thinking that Aldi's might go up because of the Trump Tariff.
 
I eat most of my Liverwurst on soda crackers, saltines.  But I like best a liverwurst sandwich with Lettuce and Mayo.  I remember once at a NYC deli, my sandwich had Liverwurst about an inch thick.

      (much of the following is a Repost: http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2016/03/fridays-hunt-v-19-j-is-for.html)
(2)  Week's Favorite is Mom's Egg Scale (see below).  When I was growing up I
lived on a farm.  We grew crops, corn and oats, and feed the harvest to animals from which we sold their produce, eggs and cream, or the animals themselves, cattle, hogs, and chickens.

The chicken end was pretty much Mom's, the feeding and growing and the care of the eggs that the hens would lay.  Saturday night found her cleaning the eggs that were produced for the week.  Often I would 'help' her as it was a good time to have Mom just for myself. 


She didn't have to grade them, like Grade AA Large, but this scale would take care of the sizing if she were to sell to an individual or a retailer.  Most times we took the eggs to a produce house. 

Chart is from Southern States Cooperative; How to grade and size eggs.
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A Large egg weighs 2 ounces average.  Officially 12 Large eggs packaged together should weigh 24 ounces which makes each Large egg weigh approximately two (2) ounces.  My egg is a Large as it points directly to the "24" on the scale.  
It is hard to read but it say that eggs are not sized individually, but rather sized by the combined weight of one dozen eggs. That explains that each of the packages, from Kroger and from Trader Joes each contained a few eggs weighing less than two ounces.

Mom was a city girl when she married my dad.  Her farm duties also were to pretty well take care of the very large vegetable garden we had.  She would have a row or two of flowers also.  My sister Lois (link) and I liked to help her there as we could eat the fresh vegetables we picked or pulled out of the ground, carrots, radishes, tomatoes, melons, and strawberries.
(3.a) Long:  It was a Loooong Game, but my Alma Mater (one of them), the University of Houston did win their first game of the NCAA 2018 Tournament against San Diego State.  Then Michigan beat Houston by one point in a nail biter.  Last night Michigan beat Texas A&M by 27 points, 99 to 72.  Now all the Texas teams have been eliminated. 
(3.b) Long:  It has been a Loooong time since I have seen a bedpan like this enameled one.  Most are plastic anymore. 
I found it in a resale and boutique store in Farmerville, Louisiana, early in March when we were there.  You could run up, perhaps down for you, and purchase it for $15.00 plus an exorbitant tax, 12%.  
(3.c) Long: This seemed to be a Looong Kayak, one for two passengers.  We found it beached at Lake D'Arbonne in Louisiana.  Neither Mrs. Jim nor I have ever worked a Kayak.  She has an artificial hip transplant and I have one in my knee.  Both of us are Leary of putting our legs down in the boat, stretched out.  I would try Kayaking with on that we sit upright and our legs are on the outside.  
(4) Lagniappe:
  The United States has four brands of automobiles starting with "L": 
I will chose Lincoln as they are manufactured by Ford Motor Corporation.  I was employed as an Aerospace Engineer by Ford for 17 years after I left the U.S. Army.  I worked first at a Satellite Tracking Station in New Hampshire for three years and then by last 14 years in Houston at the Manned Space Center Houston.
I think the prettiest is the 1998 Lincoln Mark VIII is my favorite, but a Fordor instead of the Tudor shown in the picture. 

I also like just as well the 1931 Lincoln Coupe and the 1941-1948 Lincoln Continental.  I show these cars in order above, all pictures are in the Wiki Commons and free to be used.  I found these pictures at Wikipedia, https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lincoln_Motor_Company , as files from the Wikimedia Commons .  There are pictures of every production model there.


I also like the Lincoln current emblem, it is simple yet striking.  I found my logo (emblem at http://www.car-brand-names.com/car-logos/ 



Since going to The Falklands I have grown found of the British Land Rover, pictured with me here.  We had just come back from riding through the marshes to and from the Penguin Preserve (link http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2016/12/fridays-hunt-v227-b-is-for.html ). 
 
Penguins visit: http://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2017/01/fridays-hunt-v301-is-for.html
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