Wednesday, July 08, 2009

Happy 07-08-09 Day! -- MidWeek Blues --

FEMA did the blue for them.

What's the hold up with their insurance companies?

Hurricane Ike came last summer, nearly a year ago now. Still these people are having to live with temporary patches on their dwellings.

Almost immediately a FEMA rep showed up with the blue tarpaulins to keep the elements out of their homes.

Why even have insurance if we have to wait over a year for the repairs?

One thought; the widow lady in the small house may not have wind insurance as her home very likely is paid for. The other is only a few years old and most likely has a mortgage requiring insurance.

I'd be very blue too.

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Another note, I've just had my 50,000th visitor here on my blog.
I don't know who it was but he/she looked at my French Millau Viaduct post of June, 2007. (Google link, fourth down)
I do know the visitor was from Huizen, Holland.
Thank you whoever you are!

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If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo below. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did. It is a NEW PROJECT which I hope will grow in acceptance.

Or do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE, you don't have to write.

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Monday, July 06, 2009

July came in with a bang! -- Ruby (Red) Tuesday

I have a collection of these NAPA calendars. I start with the second issue but do have a break of a few years in the late 90's and early 2000's. I may look for missing issues but it probably is not worth the effort.

My grandpa used to own an all white 1955 Ford Tudor like this. I would ride with him, it seemed like just a lot of times.

He bought it new, the first thing he did was to bolt his homemade ring on the hump. That was for holding his tobacco juice can--a one pound flat coffee can, spittoon for the poor people--in place.

The second thing he did was to put a 2 X 4 piece of wood under the seat and bolt it there. That way he could sit up higher in his car like he did in his pickup truck.

Uncles, Grandpa, and Grandma

From left to right: My Dad, Uncle Lester, Uncle Howard, Grandma, Grandpa, Uncle Chester in 1940s photo taken at Grandpa's farm. The car was Dad's blue 1938 Ford Tudor Deluxe.

Click the Ruby Tuesday button for Mary's Ruby Tuesday post list.
Mary is in charge there, you can see more or post your own from there.

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Sunday, July 05, 2009

A Sunday Poem: The Stranger

Orginal sent to draft. Visit the original OSI (Sunday) posting of it here on Jim's Little Photo and Poem blog. (link)

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