Saturday, September 10, 2011

Fire and Smoke — Six Word Saturday —


My six words:

We're settin' the woods on fire

I always add "Tonight" to make it

"Tonight we're settin' the woods on fire"

that makes it seven words.
This is what we can see of the Texas Forest Fires from where we live. It is six or more miles from our house. This morning we had bad smoke outside; it hurt ones throat and nose to breath.

Our home shouldn't burn because the trees have all been cut here to make city size lots (1/3 acre) for us. There are a few trees to burn and the grass not irrigated or on lots with homes are very dry so a fire could cause some damage.

I remember this song when I was growing up. It was one I could almost live. The words concerning the hot rod made it real. I thought you might like it, either as retro or FYI as to our older generation's music. Even though it is Country Western it made the Pop charts.

You can't see as far this morning, pictured below, as in last night's pictures. The smoke has moved over to our back yard golf course.

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(Lyrics from International Lyrics Playground)
(Ed G. Nelson / Fred Rose)

Recorded by:
Dorsey Burnette; Johnny Burnette; Johnny Cash; Eddie Cunningham;
Graham Fenton's Matchbox; Don Gibson; Good of Persons; George Jones; Frankie Laine; Chris LeDoux; Jerry Lee Lewis; Little Richard;
Memphis Band; Katy Moffatt; Mary Kay Place; Jo Stafford;
Connie Stevens; Tor; The Tractors; Porter Wagoner; Hank Williams.

Well, comb your hair & paintin' powder
You'll act proud & I'll act prouder
You'll sing loud & I'll sing louder
Tonight we're settin' the woods on fire

You're my girl & I'm your fella
Dress up in your proper yello'
I'll look swell but you'll look sweller
We're settin' the woods on fire

We'll be takin' all the high school hops
Tonight we're havin' fun
We're gonna show the gang a brand new dance
That never has been done

I don't care if they thinks we're silly
You be daffy, I'll be dilly
Want you to be my sweet sweet filly
We're settin' the woods on fire

I'll gas up my hot rod Stoker
The band will play hot as a polka
You'll be broke, I'll be broker
Tonight we're settin' the woods on fire

We'll sit close to one another
Up one street & down the other
We will have the time of brother
Settin' the woods on fire

We'll put aside a little time
To fix a flat or 2
My tires & tubes are doin' fine
But the air is showin' through

You clap hands & I'll start bowin'
We'll do all the law's allowin'
I hope your daddy don't start growlin'
Settin' the woods on fire
Settin' the woods on fire
Tonight we're settin' the woods on fire

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Describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words for Six Word Saturday. Click the box at right to visit Cate's blog with Mr. Linky showing all the other blogs participating this week. Cate is the boss at Six Word Saturday. She would like for you to participate.


Tuesday, September 06, 2011

I'll have the blue plate special, please — MidWeek Blues —

When we were first married back eons ago, Mrs. Jim asked me what I would like for breakfast. I casually told her that I usually don't eat breakfast except for some coffee and half a granola bar.

So that is what we had that day. Guess what? It has been our breakfast now for 38 years. Mrs. Jim said I had my chance for a nice cooked breakfast and I turned it down. She wasn't going to ask me any more.

If I ask her to cook me something nice she will. It's just that she doesn't hardly ever ask me any more.

Mrs. Jim can make the best of breakfasts. Like everything else she cooks, her breakfasts are delicious. If you are here at breakfast time chances are that she will make you eggs your way, bacon, sausage, homemade southern biscuits and jelly (or gravy if you want), coffee and juice or milk.

Sometimes she will vary her menu by making pancakes or waffles. She might even experiment with a new recipe from one of her cooking magazines. For sure it will be good.

Since my knee surgery I have been eating breakfast other than the granola bar. Either it will be egg on toast or half a Lean Pockets Breakfast sandwich(??). Yesterday she made this nice breakfast, pictured, for me. It was really good.

My eggs are hard boiled cooked ahead of time, either by Mrs. Jim or me. Generally I have a small glass of juice and a piece of fruit as well. Apples are the easiest. And the dogs get 1/2 of my egg yolk as I have chloresterol problems.

This attempt at breakfast may be helping with my weight control program. So far after my surgery I have lost fifteen (15) pounds. My previous breakfast for weight control was a dismal failure. (
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If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo picture on the right. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did.

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Sunday, September 04, 2011


Bud slowly passed by his old school. One day he would stop in.

Ever since the practice teacher was found beneath the floor no one dared.
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137 Characters

Story Copyright
© 2011 Jimmiehov
All Rights Reserved

Written for Succinctly Yours – Week 24
The 'practice' prompt word and the picture were selected by
It's posted on her blog, Grandma's Goulash
Her Rules: Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words. It doesn’t have to be exactly 140, just not more.
Using the prompt word is not required but Grandma smiles bigger if we do.


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