Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sign of the day — Six Word Saturday —

my Six Words:
Why is it?  I get knocks

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.

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Thursday, April 18, 2013

What's been going on? — My Alphabe-Thursday (2nd), the letter "V" / Thursday Two Questions —

"V" is for View.  We each have experienced many magnificent views in our lives.

However, these are some everyday views I personally was blessed to view, most of them this last week.

First, on the left, is the front yard of a fellow who had invited us to visit his personal antique car museum.  That was a visit I wish everyone could have.  Later here in another blog post I will show some of the cars I particularly liked.

You may need to enlarge your view to see this good.  My favorite is a large bust of our first and only Texas President, President Sam Houston.  It was created by the same sculpture who made the statue in my last, bottom here, view picture.

Our view at the right was a field of wild Texas Bluebonnets flowers pretty much in bloom.  The Bluebonnet is our Texas State Flower.  

Out of the picture by the roadside but in the field was a young family taking pictures of the kids sitting out in he midst of the flowers. 

That is a traditional picture of Texas children that most families have in their albums.  Now I guess it would be in their disc drive file box.

This is the view from our back porch.  The little white dog is our toy poodle, Katrin.

Our backyard is expanded nicely by the golf course par five hole number 11.  We are situated at the outside left corner of the dog leg.

The tree to the left finished making spring leaves just this week.  It is in the neighbor's backyard, the property line is at the utility connection box beyond Katrin.  Our lot is pie-shaped with 55 feet in the back and 143 feet in the front.

Now we switch to view a March picture.  We had my Sunday school class party at our home. 

Pictured are fifteen of the 27 present.  More were at left, one was sitting in the kitchen, and then more still right in chairs behind the couch.

Our class is age ranked from 70 years of age and up.  Only a couple are under 70 and many are in their 80's.

 This is a porch view of the azaleas lining our right hand border in the side yard.

Our back porch runs the full length of the house, seventy feet.  We had the floor covered with ceramic tile a couple of summers ago. 

Our furniture there is generally sparse, a row of four chairs and a round coffee table.  We do have a rectangular table and six chairs but we haven't put it out for several years now, not since we tiled the floor.

This is a view from the golf cart I was riding on the course where I play on Tuesdays.  This Tuesday I lost my ball in the little creek to the left of that golf cart.

The group I play with on Tuesdays is a group of about twenty men from Mrs. Jim's Sunday school class.  Her age group is from age 60 and up although most are in their seventies with a few 80's.

This view I saw last Friday on the way to the Early Ford V8 Texas Tour, which our local club hosted this year.

I did not bring an old Ford and I left our family car in Huntsville, Texas, with Mrs. Jim.  Tom from San Antonio asked me to ride with him. 

We were going through the Sam Houston National Forest (map) headed to lunch at one of our member's farm ranch home. 

My ride here was in Tom's 1937 Ford Convertible Sedan.  It had four doors and had been restored very nicely.  Up ahead was a 1948 Ford Tudor that we followed. 

This is the view I had while riding the little antique Ferris Wheel at A's ranch (link).  You can see a few of the old Fords the various clubs' members had driven to lunch.  Ninety-four early Fords were brought to the meet.
We ate in the saloon to the right of this pretty little old guest house.   We also sat to eat outside on the porch an on various picnic tables scattered on the ground.
Cars that are classified as Early Ford V8's are any Ford or Ford motor vehicle manufactured between the years of 1932 and 1953.  Those are the years that Mr. Ford put the V8 flathead engines in the majority of his cars.  Some of the older ones had a four cylinder engine similar to those of the Model A Fords.  These cars were called Model B Fords.
Later during the 40's and 50's some of the Ford products had six cylinder engines.  Any of these automobiles made during the years between 1932 and 1953 will be eligible for club membership (mine is a black 1950 Ford Custom Tudor, currently not running).  Ford, Mercury, and Lincoln (some Lincoln's in the 40's and 50's  years had V12 engines) cars are eligible as are the trucks of these makes and years.

Our final view here is a 67-foot-tall statue of Texas President Sam Houston (link).  The statue is a few miles south of Huntsville, Texas, on the side of Interstate Highway 45. 
It is visible from a couple of miles to the south and also welcomes motorists coming over the hill from the north.

We held our Texas State  meeting in Huntsville and took this picture on our way back to the awards banquet on Saturday night.  We had gone home to our house after helping count ballets to feed Katrin here supper.

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==> You can see other "V" letter posts by visiting Jenny's blog post, Alphabe- Thursday. My letter "V" portion of this post will be critiqued by Head Mistress Jenny. I always hope for a good grade from her.

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Now for my Thursday Two Questions.

My post last week was about the "U" word Ugly. It really was about golfing for which a lot of you had opinions to express.

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

1. What would you like to tell about some of your views?

2. What are some clubs or organizations in which you participate?
Bonus Question:

1. What is your favorite "V" word?
==>  My Questions here are for Amanda at her Thursday Two Questions blog, Self Sagacity. Please visit her there for her questions and links to other partakers of her fun blogging idea.

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Monday, April 15, 2013

Succinctly Yours

Son, you're flirting with danger when you take loot from women.

Hush Pa, look what you've done to Lou, he's saturated drunk with your advice.

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GMa's Optional Word of the Week is saturate.

GMa's Succinctly Yours Week 108 has the picture and links to other posts and gives the rules.
Rules: Use the photo as inspiration for a story. Maximum of 140 characters OR 140 words.


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