Friday, July 30, 2021

Letter "E" -- -- Weekend Roundup and Street/Reflections

THE FIFTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES - The Letter "E" Prompts are: (A) Starts with the Letter "E"; (B) "Evening" (Tom's Choice); (C) A Favorite; (D) Street/Reflections; and (E) A Lagniappe. 

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(A) Starts with the Letter "E":   My Elephant shot (one of them) taken on our South African desert safari, January 8, 2020.


(B) "Evening" (Tom's Choice):  My Evening Meal, Egg Biscuit with sausage and cheese.  I cooked the egg in the microwave, baked a biscuit out of a can, and added a slice of American cheese.  

My cardiac dietitian said I could Eat anything that I wanted in moderation.  I have three stents in my left descending arteries, the only heart arteries I have as the right side of my heart did not develop.  I also have a stent in my left kidney artery and a stent graft in my abdominal artery aneurysm. 

(C) A Favorite:  Birthday card showing Envious spots of getting old. 

(D) Street/(Reflections): This could be an Egret but I think it is a Mama Blue Heron.  I think it is looking for it's Reflection but the water is pretty rough from the fountain for one to be down there.


(E.1) A Lagniappe:  Show of the plank in ones. Eye versus the speck in anothers eye.   (Jesus' words on criticism, Matthew 7:3-5:  Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? How can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when all the time there is a plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to remove the speck from your brother’s eye.)https://www.blogger.com/blog/post/edit/19493062/8934898026342190265#



(E.2)
A Lagniappe:  SkyEye view of the Galveston Bay nearing the Houston Ship Channel. The city of Houston is in the background, various pleasant towns are between.

We live out west off Interstate Highway I-10 about 60 or 65 miles from this part of the bay.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Houston_Ship_Channel

  

(E.3) A LagniappeEye CandyMy favorite Jelly Bean candy is the Red Hot Cinnamon ones.   

(E.4) A Lagniappe:  End of the Rainbow. It sits down tonight, this Evening, in our neighbor's front yard.

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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, July 23, 2021

Letter "D" -- -- Weekend Roundup and Street/Reflections

THE FOURTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES - The Letter "D" Prompts are: (A) Starts with the Letter "D"; (B) "Dark" (Tom's Choice); (C) A Favorite; (D) Street/Reflections; and (E) A Lagniappe.

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(A) Starts with the Letter "D":   Dwarf looking Dump truck ready for a Street Drag race with a Giant semi truck up the little hill.

(B.1) "Dark"   This is a photo of the International Date Line taken from the back window of our plane, heading to the U.S. from Australia.  Since it was night and Dark out there, you will have to imagine what it looked like.



(B.2) "Dark":    Nearing Dark, twilight. 

(B.3) "Dark":   My previous Dark story, Dark opposite of Light (my dfn.).

My Dark Story:  When I was growing up on the farm, we did not have electricity until 1938. That was the year my younger sister, Lois, was born.

Lois was trouble as soon as she was too old to be sleeping in Mom and Dad's bedroom. Our house only had two bedrooms, upstairs. At first there was one for my parents and one for me.

After Lois came she needed the bedroom that I had and so I was relegated to the front porch which was to be used as my sleeping room. Just a sleeping room. In the daytime my bed was put back as a studio couch and with the rockers and the other chairs our front porch was a place to hang out in the evenings. It was screened to keep the bugs out and also had storm windows for the winter to keep the winds out. But it still got cold out there, even so Nebraska cold that frost developed on my outer blanket


Yes, we had electricity, REA, Rural Electricity Association, from the year Lois was born on.  There were two lights hanging on the back side of the porch attached to the house wall. So I had a pull chain light 
that I could reach by standing on the bed, i.e. the unfolded couch. 

We also installed an inside bathroom that year. It had a tub, a toilet, and a sink. And a closet for my clothes with a hole from kitchen wall for a refrigerator.  We still took showers out on the back porch though. Now instead of a bucket of warmed water to bath with we had a real shower hose attached to the faucet used also to fill the washing machine. We shared that part of the back porch with Mom's old Maytag machine.

Dad did not like us using the toilet in the bathroom because it meant cleaning out the cesspool more often (the sink, toilet, and tub drained into the cesspool). 

Helping the cesspool, the porch shower water ran outside into the back yard through a hole in the wall at floor level. When we weren't showering we put a big round wooden plug into the hole to keep snakes out. But we couldn't run any toilet water out into the back yard.

The 'light' story part

So we were supposed to use the outhouse (outside toilet in a little house) that we had used before.  It was out behind the chicken house in the grove. If only company were to use the inside toilet and our family always used the outhouse we would probably never have to clean the cesspool out again. I don't think we did either.

The problem at night was that it was dark going out to the outhouse. I can't remember if I was afraid of the dark or just pretended to be. But at any rate I can remember convincing Lois always to walk with me at night, in the dark, out to the outhouse.

We may have had flashlights but not one to use going out there. They were saved for working in the dark or fixing things at night. I suppose that Lois also used the outhouse while we were out there. I don't remember that part..



Too bad the tree fell on it. Of course no one was inside, just a whole lot of memories left there waiting.
You can buy a brand new one in kit form for around $449.00.
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This outhouse we had was a two holer. I don't remember anytime that there were two people in there together.
Then why were there two holes? I may answer in a few days. Or you can furnish me with one.
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This posting is for this week's round of Two Shoes Tuesday... a place to share what we enjoy doing most... writing! Each week we have a one-word writing prompt and are asked by Josie to share a short story, poem, essay, thought, or photo relating to that topic.

The writing prompt for Tuesday, December 4th, 2012, is "light"



(C)
A Favorite:   This "mother-to-be" Brown Duck is hatching five eggs, she came up from the lake to have her chicks.  

(D) Street/Reflections:   bright Sky and shades of green Foliage side and backyard Reflecting in the water  (a friend's home, not ours).

(E) A Lagniappe:  Mrs. Jim inspecting the lake on the end of our friend's lot.  It has really nice Reflections also. 

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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, July 16, 2021

Letter "C" -- -- Weekend Roundup and Street/Reflections

THE THIRD LETTER FOR THIS SERIES - The Letter "C" Prompts are: (A) Starts with the Letter "C"; (B) "Center" (Tom's Choice); (C) A Favorite; (D) Street/Reflections; and (E) A Lagniappe.

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(A) Starts with the Letter "C":  Cat in the box sitting on the Cabinet. Coco is Uncle Danny's Cat.
 
[photo courtesy  C B S]

(B) "Center" (Tom's Choice):  Central Park is in the Center of NYC.


(C) A Favorite:   Clouds are one of my favorite things to watch.   Each cloud is different, some have embedded lightening, some like the one above are majestic, some close, others far away, etc.  

The Menacing Cloud  here to the right dumped oodles of water on us a bit farther down the road.  To keep up with traffic we had to blindly follow the taillights of the car ahead.  I wasn't driving that time.  


(D) Street/Reflection :  Taken from our tour bus window in India, probably at Goa.  She's on her way, my guess is that she's on her way to some place prettier.  
Your guess? 


(E) A Lagniappe:   I Couldn't Resist showing the Black Beans mixed with Bush's Baked Brown Beans that you missed out on last week with the "B" Words.  
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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, July 09, 2021

Letter "B" -- -- Weekend Roundup and Street/Reflections

THE SECOND LETTER FOR THIS SERIES - The Letter "B" Prompts are: (A) Starts with the Letter "B"; (B) "Black" (Tom's Choice); (C) A Favorite; (D) Street/Reflections; and (E) A Lagniappe.

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(A) Starts with the Letter "B":  "Bottom".  I just finished scraping the peanutButter jar, this was the last Blue Scraper full I could get.  



(B) "Black" (Tom's Choice):  Leftovers today, Black Beans and Bush's Brown Beans in Brown maple sugar syrup mixed.  Probably a picture tomorrow. 


Oops!!  The Black Beans got eaten, Empty Bowl.  But this Bowl had leftover Moo Goo Gai Pan.


(C) A FavoriteBeagles, Adi in particularBut Adi died in 2012 and we have decided that at our age another dog would not be good for us or the new-to-us dog.   In the picture are Adi Beagle Dog, our younger daughter, and her  hubby.  

Adi and I were a registered Animal Therapy Pet Team, loved to visit Alzheimer's Residents at assisted living homes and also help children with their reading skills.  She retired in 2012, 
https://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/2012/08/adis-retirement-six-word-saturday.html?m=1
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(D) Street/Reflections:  A fellow traveler on our South Africa safari with us.  She seemed to be working on a cell phone game while the rest of us riding in the Back of the 4-wheeler were ooing and awing.


(E) A Lagniappe:  Zebras, Big Mama and Baby, came to watch the action, mainly us being there.

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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, July 02, 2021

Letter "A" -- -- Weekend Roundup and Street/Reflections

HAPPY JULY 4th DAY !!!

[Photo courtesy of Channel  
2 TV Houston, Weather] 

(a.k.a. "Independence Day")
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A NEW SERIES of ALPHABET posts STARTS TODAY 
(means we are half way through the year!!) 

THE FIRST LETTER FOR THIS SERIES:

 - The Letter "A" Prompts are: (A) Starts with the Letter "A"; (B) "Ample" (Tom's Choice); (C) A Favorite; (D) Street/Reflections; and (E) A Lagniappe. 

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(A) Starts with the Letter "A":  Asleep starts with "A".  These guys "sleep a lot," I bought the stuffed Snoopy dog in Omaha, Nebraska, in 1975 before Christmas on sale at Macy's.  The puppy I bought for Adi in 2011 but hadn't given it to her before she died in 2012.  I keep that one to remind me of how nice a dog she was. (Adi's meme)


(B) "Ample" (Tom's Choice):   "Ample" time to make this blog post ready for Friday, now one minute past midnight Thursday morning. 

Since I am the worrywart type I like to have Ample supplies around and always be ready.  The blog will be ready shortly and I'll post it tomorrow morning. 

p.s. I write most all my posting here using my old Galaxy 8 smart cell phone.  Even the picture postings.  I tweak and spell check again with Mrs. Jim's computer if I have time.

[Photo courtesy of our ABC13 TV Channel promotion] 

(C) A Favorite:  I like this capture because of the '68 Chevy Malibu that is like, even the color, Mrs. Jim's car when we were married.  I plan to see Jordana Brewster driving it in the latest movie episode of "The Fast and Furious."


(D) Street/Reflections:  I got caught taking this one by the younger great granddaughter .  These two greats have excellent appetites and like most foods.  


(E.1) A Lagniappe:   This year's Father's Day gathering.  All five of the kids came, some grandchildren, greats, and the youngest great-great.  Spouses too.  The children are getting old too, the youngest son is 61 and one younger daughter is still in her forties.  

Three are married, our older daughter is a new widow, her husband died of the COVID-19, and the oldest son has been retired a for a few years.  


We ate at my favorite Mexican restaurant in the Heights, 
Berryhill In The Heights
 (of Houston).

(E.2) A second Lagniappe:  Carryover from last week, Our neighbor's McLaren is plenty Zippy.  It is a 2014 McLaren, 

2014 McLaren MP4-12C Coupe: Review, Trims, Specs, Price ... (link

I still have not ridden in it "yet''.

(E.3) A Third Lagniappe: "Surfside Beach, also known locally as Surfside, is a city in Brazoria CountyTexas, United States, that is situated on Follet's Island by the Gulf of Mexico near the city of Freeport. The population was 482 at the 2010 census.[5] . . ."
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Surfside_Beach,_Texas


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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 25, 2021

Letter "Z" -- Weekend Roundup and Street/Reflections

FLASH NOOZE !!!! 

(E) A Lagniappe: TODAY IS "NATIONAL BRING YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY". 

The Start of Adi's meme: (written March 6, 2008)
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Hi, my name is Adi. I am a tri color beagle with purebred lines. I am eleven, in dog years that would be about seventy-seven. My birthday is September 1, 1996. My full name given to me by Karen is Adi Jane H(xxxxxxx). [large picture] [super size]
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Adi's meme continued, click here.
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Adi Beagle Dog (1996-2012).  Adi and I were a Registered Pet Therapy Team.  We visited assisted living residents and also as a Reading Dog, Adi and I helped children with their reading skills.  Adi loved both activities and could hardly wait to go to work.  


Katrin was our Toy Terrier dog, she died in November, 2014.  We miss her very much also.
Mrs. Jim 'inherited' Katrin when her real mother died of cancer back in 2009.  Basically she has been a very good dog, a lot better for us than for her former owner.  Some links to visit:
(Katrin's episode, "Toothpaste tube demise")
(Adi and Amber go for a walk)
(A search here for the word, 'Katrin')
(A search on my "other blog" for 'Katrin')

Katrin (1999-2013), a prissy Toy Poodle adopted through her first owner's will. 

(E) Lagniappe: TODAY IS "NATIONAL BRING YOUR DOG TO WORK DAY". 

I don't work anymore and we stopped having dogs when Adi died, 2012, and then Katrin also died in 2013.  

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THE TWENTY-SIXTH LETTER FOR THIS SERIES - The Letter "Z" Prompts are: (A) Starts with the Letter "Z"; (B) "Zippy" (Tom's Choice); (C) A Favorite; (D) Street/Reflections: and (E) A Lagniappe.  

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(A)  Begins with "Z":  Zuari begins with "Z".   Zuari River is 21 miles long, the largest river in Goa, India.  We cruised, in a house boat, on the Zuari River Backwaters for an entire morning on our stop at Goa. 
(https://jimmiehov.blogspot.com/search?q=backwater )
(google search)


(B) "Zippy" (Tom's Choice):  Our neighbor's McLaren is plenty Zippy.  It is a 2014 McLaren, 

2014 McLaren MP4-12C Coupe: Review, Trims, Specs, Price ... (link

I've not ridden in it "yet''. 

(C) A Favorite


(D) Street/Reflections:  This is my standing six drawer dresser, very old.  The cars are in parade formation for their Reflection on the dresser's top finish.  I hadn't planned on the ceiling fan showing reflected in the dresser mirror.  A Lagniappe up there also.

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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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