Saturday, May 11, 2013

— Six Word Saturday — A Random Five post [002], This and That

my Six Words:
Recycling this blog — short on time
1.  We had a visit to Baton Rouge to visit with Mrs. Jim's Aunt Mary.  I always like visiting there and the drive is a pleasant five hours or so, three through the country and then two on I-45. 

This church bench holding Mary and Mrs. Jim is for sale.  We didn't inquire about the price.  But it will sell fast because is one of a few from the old downtown Baptist church.


2.  Sometimes Mrs. Jim and I play golf together on Tuesdays.  On this day we found this large nest up in the tree.  We have no idea what kind of bird may have made it.  I always imagine with these large nests that it is an eagle's nest.  We do have eagles around here.
3.  I make a pretty good lunch and it is time I posted a picture of one.  This shrimp, shaved carrot, olive, onion, and lettuce salad was nice and yummy.  I was going to mix these two dressings, the shrimp read sauce with the Girard's Greek oil and vinegar. 

But instead I dipped a few shrimp in the sauce and put the Greek dressing on the salad.  A tasting showed that the shrimp sauce overwhelmed any semblance of being Greek whatsoever.
4. Are hood ornaments coming back?  This winged pig was on a late model Cadillac's front.
5. Don't forget that May is Hamburger Month.  We used one of our Beck's Prime hamburger buy one/get one free coupons.  The cheeseburger seemed to be the best I have ever had.  Was it because I was hungry?  We each cut ours in half and so we had another meal for the next day.
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Sorry about having to recycle this blog.  But it is good stuff to know about me. 
Does that make things better?

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, May 09, 2013

You___? — My Alphabe-Thursday (2nd), the letter "Y" / Thursday Two Questions —


"Y" is for Young People, Youngsters, and Youth
(maybe also you)
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Saturday a group mostly from Mrs. Jim's Sunday school class and a group of about twelve youth from our church journeyed to a local East Texas ranch where we worked with 127 young people from Houston. 

Our 'work' consisted of conducting activities at six different stations scattered about on the ranch. In order of my post, they were fishing, horse riding, paddle boating, face painting, a hay ride, and a short Bible study.

Pictured here is one of the helping youth who came with the younger children participating in fishing.  These kids liked to dig right in along with the younger ones.

I was stationed to help with the fishing group.  This also shows the 'leader' of our group.  We baited the hooks, helped the kids with 'casting' their rods, holding them waiting for a bite, in pulling them in, and
then taking the hook out and putting the fish back into the lake.

This is the only turtle that was caught.  Everyone was pretty excited about it.  The youngster here didn't want to get too close to it but did want her picture taken with it.  So, ...

BTW [By the way], the hooks had no barbs.

Show above left are our two fishing spots.  I caught this little fish before the kids came back from lunch.  This was my fourth time to 'fish.'  The first was with my first steady girl friend at her parents farm.  We 'got to' take her little brother and we spent most of our time baiting hooks and taking fish off for the brother.  I caught no fish.

The second time was when camping with our four older children.  Again no fish for me, it was all balt and release for the kids. 

The third time was for my 70th birthday, BIL Billy took me to Orange, Texas, to fish with him and his dad in the Inter Coastal Canal that runs from Florida to Mexico.  I was the only one who caught a fish as a storm came up and we had to come in (link to my prior fishing post).  I got my first fishing license for that outing.

After our station came horse riding.  The kids did ride one the horses, but they did not ride a horse.  That second meaning means having control of the horse and can see that no way was this five-year-old in control his his big horse.  He 'rode' in the same way that Mrs. Jim, Mema, and I rode camels in Egypt.

This station was very pleasant.  I can remember that I always like to ride the paddle boats.  We had six paddle boats.

Each group of children ran from 21 to 25 kids.  They were grouped according to age, the youngest were five and then ages went on up to age twelve.

Our adults ran from the 60's up into the 80's.  Alan, our Youth Director is about 30.


These are the face painting ladies at work.  A kitty-cat face was the favorite for the girls.  This girl will have one of those right after Mrs. Jim paints a pretty flower on her hand.  I have a feeling they picked the ones with some artistic talent for this place. 
The beagle above reminded me of Adi.  She loved having her next scratched.  And Adi? She died on September 17, 2012.  I still miss her very much.

This group here belonged with the paddle boats.  Their job beside putting in and pulling out the boats included putting on the life jackets.  Right now they were resting (waiting for the kids to come after lunch).

This is the smallest group.  They help with making Cross necklaces which are a cross-shaped bottle filled with colored 'sand' and having a neck string attached to the screw lid.

Most work groups were six but this was smaller.  We all enjoyed working with the young people as most have experience from being grandparents.

Here you are seeing the assembly in the morning when the bus loads of young people arrived.  Behind the groups in the center the white and brown spotted SUV is hitched to the hay ride wagon.  I think there is at least one other group out of camera's view to the ride.  If you count 127 of these youngsters then I got them all in the picture.

Here comes a group of youngsters, being escorted by a couple of the youth, to the fishing spot.

Below is the chow hall where we were served chili cheese dogs, chips, some fruit, and two Oriel Cookies.  I had colored punch for drink.

At the right is the tired of not-so-young group ready to go home.  The Bible study chapel is in the room behind this wall.

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==> You can see other "Y" letter posts by visiting Jenny's blog post, Alphabe- Thursday. My letter "Y" 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 "X" word Xu.  Since Xu does not have a definition it was a "free post " for me.  I did an assortment of items.  Please do not forget to observe this May as National Hamburger Month.
My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):.

1. What is your idea of having fun with the young people?
2. How do you feel about fishing? .O
Bonus Question(s):

1. What is your favorite "Y" 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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Sunday, May 05, 2013

Succintly Yours

Malcolm was happy with his MODERN ORGAN GRINDER. 
But so much time spent with Polly, he felt they were
Today he'd swap for a monkey.

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Picture prompt furnished by GMa -- Optional Word of the Week:coalesce 

GMa's Succinctly Yours Week 111 has 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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