Friday, July 12, 2019

The Letter "B" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 28th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...(THE SECOND LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "B" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "B"; (B) A Favorite;
(C) "B" for Big (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflection(s).



(A) Starts with the Letter "B:  "B" is for Banana.  This KP again when we were at the local Sprouts Grocery Store.  She and I have gone through "D" with food, fruit and vegetables, I might have to use all kinds of food if I keep the grocery Food theme.  She will make the figure as were in my last blog, for the "YMCA" song enactment.


(B) A Favorite:  This is my 1998 Ford Mustang GT Convertible at the Walmart store.  It is a "neighborhood store", meaning that mostly it caries food items with some drugs, a drug counter, and household and beauty items, all limited to commonly purchased items.  We have two major Walmart stores within four miles away, this one is less than two miles.


(C) "B" for Big (Tom's choice):   This is an old black and white photo that Mrs. Jim found when she was "downsizing" her junk room/closet.  The Big Tree is likely to be a Redwood, the cars are a 1950 Studebaker two door coupe and a 1952 Ford Customline Hardtop.  I don't know who owns these cars nor anything about the picture.  Mrs. Jim just 'found it'.

My first two cars were a 1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe and then a 1952 Ford Customline Tudor. which I hot-rodded with a bored out, stroked, and ported and relieved Mercury engine using an ISKY Street Cam and dual carburetors.   It would outrun the 1955 and 1956 Chevy's and keep up with the 1956 Power Pack Chevy cars. 


(D) Reflection(s):  A poor excuse this week, but there are Reflections in the white Walmart Sacks.  Again of the watermelon, grown in Texas, and then for sure in the white shiny plastic sack at the back.

(E) Lagniappe:  My first Car, the 1950 Studebaker Starlight coupe
[picture of my toy 1950 Studebaker Starlight Coupe, a cast iron model of my first car]
[I have quite a few cast iron 1:18 scale toy cars, this one included.] 
Next week for "C" I will post a list of all the cars that I have owned.
The fine print
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 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.

 - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/for my Reflections Photo.
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Friday, July 05, 2019

The Letter "A" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 27th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...(THE FIRST LETTER FOR THIS SERIES)
- the Letter "A" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "A"; (B) A Favorite;
(C) "A" Architecture (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflection(s).


(A) Starts with the Letter "A":  Apple starts with the Letter "A".

This is our youngest granddaughter, KP.  She is doing the YMCA song "A" with the Apples.   I think she will be guest on the fruit and vegetable lettered words, at least up through the "D". 

The YMCA song: (by the Village  People)

 


(B) A Favorite:  The Volunteer Fire Department's Ladder Truck was my favorite entry in the Friendswood, Texas, Independent Day parade.  I think most boys like fire engines.

 
 

Our vantage spot was inside the local MacDonald's.  Of course it was air-conditioned to protect us from the sun and the hot.
[remember, you can click on any picture for larger size viewing]
 
(C) "A", Architecture (Tom's choice):  This is a picture of the home we lived in before we retired.

That was in Friendswood, Texas, where we lived for 23 years. Would you believe that it had 33 inches water inside with the flood of July 1979?


(D) Reflection(s):  As seen on N B C T VThe Macy's Light and Freedom, NYC, 4th of July Celebration.  There was also the Washington, DC, National Independence Day Celebration on P B S T V but the firework viewed here was much better here from the cameras across the River.  And they lasted longer.
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The fine print: 
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 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
 - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/for my Reflections Photo.
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Friday, June 28, 2019

The Letter "Z" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 26th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...(THE LAST LETTER)
- the Letter "Z" Prompts are:
(A) Contains the Letter "Z"; (B) A Favorite;
(C) "Z" for Zero" (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflection(s).


(A) Contains the Letter "Z": Breeze contains the letter "Z"

There was absolutely Zero Breeze the day last March when we took these pictures.  Note also the Reflections here.


(B) A Favorite:


This Mrs. Jim's Favorite coffee container.   We bought it at the Pottery Barn store in the 1999 and have not seen any like it since.


(C) "Z" for Zero" (Tom's choice):  Zero plus one equals one half

Community Coffee is out of New Orleans, Louisiana, and that is our favorite coffee.  However we aren't very fond of their Half and Half blend so we fix our own.  Most time using Community DeCaf (Zero Caffeine) and Community Dark Roast (full caffeine).


(D) Reflection(s):  I saw this small white egret while I was walking in the flood control area green space.  If you look really good you can see it as a small white spot beyond the tree in the left (or upper) photo.  Note his Reflection in the stream beside him.

 
 
In case you were disappointed in the Reflection in the small stream where the little egret was fishing.  Or in the Breezeless pictures above.  I don't know what is in the reflection at the right of the first picture. 
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The fine print: 
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 - I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
 - I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/for my Reflections Photo.
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Friday, June 21, 2019

The Letter "Y" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections


The 25th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...(next to last letter)
- the Letter "Y" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with the Letter "Y"; (B) A Favorite;
(C) "Y" for Young" (Tom's choice); and (D) Reflection(s).

[Click on any picture to see it alone, large size,
click again for larger still view]
 [Pictures are some I took in Valparaiso, Chile, just in case I ever needed Yellow]




 [Pictures on down were from Coquimbo, Chile]


(A) Starts with "Y": "Yellow" starts with "Y".  Some of my Pictures with Yellow in them.  From Coquimbo and Valparaiso, Chile.


(B) A Favorite:  Another "Sleeping Dog" we found at Coquimbo, Chile.


(C) "Y" for "Young" (Tom's choice):  This Young  Lady I found in Valparaiso, Chile.


(D) Reflection(s):  This is a river, I am not sure of it's name, in Valparaíso, Chile.
 
[click on pictures for larger view,
click again for larger still]
I ended with the view from Pablo Neruda's home.  It is atop the hill, looking over the harbor and out to sea.  Inspirational for some nice poetry.  Read of this world famous poet here, my blog entry of his home here(the bottom part of the posting), and read more of Valparaiso here.
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The fine print: 
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- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
- I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/for my Reflections Photo.
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Monday, June 10, 2019

The Letter "X" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections


The 24th issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
- the Letter "X" Prompts are:
(A) Contains the Letter "X"; (B) A Favorite; (C) "X" is a tough one; and (D) Reflection(s).
Houston, TeXas, has tall buildings
We are the 4th largest city in the U.S. 
 Texas has Country Western (CW) Music
Breakfast Music at our church's Go TeXas Day
We live in it's Suburbs, Katy and Fulshear
 The food was GREAT -- My Plate
Cooked in part by this guy
plus over a hundred nice ladies
(A) Contains the Letter "X": TeXas contains the Letter "X".
   [click the pictures to see better.  Click again for more detail, TeXas sized.]

[Over our back Yard]
(B) A Favorite:  I love the TeXas Blue Sky 


[Remember, click once, then again, for Super-TeXas-Sized viewing]
(C) "X" is a tough one:  Our TeXas tough-sized Sunday Bible Study Class.  It is labeled, "Over Age 65" and as you see most of us are.  We have 168 members, 94 Women and 74 Men.  We also carry 31 visitors who visited us in 2019.  Class attendance runs just over 100 most Sunday mornings.  

Our church is the Second Baptist Church of Houston, 1463 Campus (link).  Please visit us when you are in town.  Also note, Mrs. Jim and I are NOT in this picture as we were making some arrangements inside the classroom, which is directly behind this wall.

 


(D) Reflection(s):  TeXas Restroom Mirrors -- This was taken at the Men's Room at a TeXas doctor's office.  It's a little bit of a Selfie too, that is my hand and camera at the right. 
 
The Mirror looks out through the window to the backs of some commercial buildings facing the other street.  The Ladies' room has no windows.  Pour souls.  

I rate this Rest Room as a Four out of Five possible score.  It was very clean, mostly 'No Touch' equipment, but the sink's faucets are a Glaring cut, requiring hands to manipulate the water functions. 
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The fine print
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- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
- I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/for my Reflections Photo.
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Friday, June 07, 2019

The Letter "W" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 23rd issue of Weekend Roundup for this year... 
- the Letter "W" Prompts are: 
(A) Starts with "W"; (B) A Favorite; (C) Wall; and (D) Reflection(s).


(A) Starts with "W":  Windmill starts with "W".  This is a Windmill that my friend bought up in Kansas.  For the story of our windmill raising, several of us from our Montgomery Country Early For V-8 car club got together to get it raised.  (Link, the last post is the final end of the John's Windmill story.)


(B) A Favorite:  Yes, one of my Favorites, our youngest granddaughter, KP, with her neighbor friend (i.e. Nosey Neighbors Pair #02 -- Pair #01 was KP's Mom[our daughter] and her friend, years ago). 
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(C) Wall:  A Water fight over the Wall is brewing.


(D) Reflection(s):  Background information of the picture above.  Note the Reflection in the shining table top in the foreground right.
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The fine print:
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- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
- I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/for my Reflections Photo.
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Friday, May 31, 2019

The Letter "V" ~~ Weekend Roundup and Reflections

The 22nd issue of Weekend Roundup for this year...
- the Letter "V" Prompts are:
(A) Starts with "V"; (B) A Favorite; (C) Vertical; and (D) Reflection(s).


(A) Starts with "V": "Vertine", a Castle in Chianti, Italy, starts with "V".  This is Mrs. Jim standing near the entrance to Vertine. (Link 1)(Google Link 2


(B) A Favorite:  A friendly cat who would like to take a nap on the Vertine Grounds.  I suppose she lives there.  

We Visited Italy and Provence in the Spring of 2006.  Our itinerary was started with a two week Grand Circle tour of Sicily, Italy.  Then we spent another week with Grand Circle at the Amalfi Coast (Italy near Naples) after Sicily.

Then we flew from Naples over to Milan where we rented a car.  Then we spent another week in Provence, France, and then to Tuscany, Italy, where we stayed another week still.  At Tuscany we rented a room in a converted granary at a villa in Bettolle, Italy.
 

[a couple of pictures taken from the
bedroom of our Villa in Bettolle. link]
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Dominoes soldiers are standing tall.
Most will play games, these guard the fort.
Brave they are but when they fall,
it's a sight to watch.
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 [Tuesday morning, our street is lined with the cans]
 [Green is "Recycle Stuff" on Tuesday,
Gray is regular garbage, Tues and Fri -
- Fridays are large items also]
 
(C) Vertical: Most things around us are Horizontal. But Garbage Cans must make a Vertical stand or they aren't doing their duty.
 
 
(D) Reflection(s):   This was the Seafood cooler at our local Kroger store.  The Selfie Guy is me taking a many Reflected depth picture using the mirrored case.
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.The fine print:
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- I am linked with Tom of "Backwoods Travel" (Link to Tom's Weekend Reviews) - The pictures are all mine and rights are reserved to me under Copyright Law.
- I am also linked this week with James at Weekend Reflections, http://weekendreflection.blogspot.com/for my Reflections Photo.
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