Thursday, October 25, 2012

— My Alphabe-Thursday, Wagons and White — "W" — Things in a Row — Two Questions —

Jim sitting in an old Wagon
Posted in respect for Aphabe- Thursday's Letter "W"

"W" is for Wagon.  This picture of me sitting in the old Radio Flyer (I think that is what it is) has been my Blogger profile picture for quite a while now.  There were a few others earlier but this one I like and so I will keep it. I still have me with the old Ford in the Canadian Yukon Territory for my facebook picture though.

The picture was taken at the The Antique Rose Emporium at Brenham, Texas.  It is one of many wagons there to be used by customer to haul their plant selections up to the registers for check out.

Next we have "W" is for White showing in some of my pictures that you have not seen yet.  This display is down the street from our house.  I like the White rocks lining the flower bed.  This month the bed is decorated for Halloween.

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On the left is another house, White, down the street from us.  They do not have any grass in the front yard, only these plants.  Most are flowering plants and many are wild flowers.

On the right are two White bags of golf balls that our son, Mike, gave us.  He finds a lot of these while playing.  They are balls that others have lost.  Also some are balls that he no longer plays with as he has hit them too many times.

The White truck above makes grocery store deliveries on Karen and Billy's street.  The delivery charges are very reasonable.  And then our White dog, Katrin, has had a shampoo, nail job, and a haircut at the groomers.  Can you see the Halloween decorations on the ear ribbons?  She has been "outside" and now is wanting in.

In the White sack are Adi's ashes back from the crematorium.  The White angel beside the bag has made some rounds.  It once helped remind our dying friend, Katrin's 'mother', that the Lord had angels watching over her bed.
The White sign is at a local golf course.  I did not see any snakes but did see a couple of alligators over there.

We saw the lady walking with the White flowered basket on her head walking alongside the highway in Guatemala.  I don't have the slightest idea who she was, where she came from, or where she was going.

Below is our granddaughter, KP, helping us to find the Bloomsberry Central Baptist Church in London this Sunday.  She had the map (White) and was really a big help.

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Now for my Thursday Two Questions.

I really enjoyed your responses to my Velocipede post of last week

My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):

1.  Do you have a Wagon in your garage, yard, or in the house someplace to talk about?  Are there any stories about a Wagon in your life that you'd like to tell about ?

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2. What can you tell us about White around you?.

Bonus Question: What is your favorite "W" word?.

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I posted the above for Alphabe-Thursday 'W' assignments with Miss Jenny at the head of the class. You can find her by clicking right here.
My post is also for Pat's Thursday Things in a Row. The rocks in the flower bed, the pumpkins planted there and a couple-three of short twosome rows, the golf ball sacks, Adi's ashes and the angel, and me and the Tin Man are placed in neat little rows.  .
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My Thursday Two Questions post is for Amanda

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Two Shoes Tuesday # 8 -- "Blue" / MidWeek Blues

This is a Guffalo plush toy. I don't know why, but our granddaughter, KP, calls it that. Mrs. Jim says it really is a buffalo. She may know why it is not a guffalo but if so she doesn't share. KP can say buffalo.

The blue baby outfit didn't come with the critter, KP put it there.

Now this:  Josie said: "Get ready for the next round of Two Shoes Tuesday... a place to share what we enjoy doing most... writing! Each week I'll provide a one-word writing prompt and ask you to share a short story, poem, essay, thought, or photo relating to that topic."

The writing prompt for Tuesday, October 23rd will be "blue"!

When I think of 'blue' I immediately come to think of Carl Perkins' song "Blue Suede Shoes" which was recorded first by writer Carl Perkins and soon after by Elvis Presley.  The lyrics, in part:

"... You can burn my house, you can steal my car
Drink my liquor from an old fruit jar
Do anything that you wanna do
But uh uh honey lay off of my shoes
But don't you, step on my blue suede shoes
Well, you can do anything
But lay off of my blue suede shoes ..."

The song was written as a side remark from singer Johnny Cash that Perkins write a song about 'Blue Suede Shoes' very similar to the meme caretakers post a weekly prompt word or picture or such for us bloggers as writers and would be writers take up the challenge.  Carl did take up the challenge and his song with Carl singing it became No. 1 on the charts.

From Wikipedia, Blue Suede Shows; Origin:
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"Johnny Cash planted the seed for the song in the fall of 1955, while Perkins, Cash, Elvis Presley, and other Louisiana Hayride acts toured throughout the South. Cash told Perkins of a black airman whom he had met when serving in the military in Germany. He had referred to his military regulation air shoes as "blue suede shoes." Cash suggested that Carl write a song about the shoes. Carl replied, "I don't know anything about shoes. How can I write a song about shoes?"[2]
When Perkins played a dance on December 4, 1955, he noticed a couple dancing near the stage. Between songs, Carl heard a stern, forceful voice say, "Uh-uh, don't step on my suedes!" Carl looked down and noted that the boy was wearing blue suede shoes and one had a scuff mark. Good gracious, a pretty little thing like that and all he can think about is his blue suede shoes, thought Carl.[3]
That night Perkins began working on a song based on the incident. ..."

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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. Or do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE or BLUE THOUGHT, you don't have to write...
Rest in Peace,
dear Adi

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Sunday, October 21, 2012


Betty Lou was watching granddaughter feed her fish.

Don't forget the minnows at the bottom, dear.

Grandma it's a waste. They're all fish bait.

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°°Grandma of Succinctly Yours Week 83 gives these directions:
°°Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words or less.
°°Grandma furnished this week’s fun photo.
°°Word of the Week, 'forget',was furnished by Grandma.

Rest in Peace, dear Adi


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