Friday, May 17, 2013

— Six Word Saturday — A Random Five post [003], This and That

my Six Words
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1.  Flip Flops
Spring is time to get out your flip flops. Or to buy some new ones. There is no doubt here which ones are for the girls and which for the boys.

2.  What is the purpose of having goat?
Below is a goat on the farm we helped with visiting city youth last Saturday. Goats are for petting. So was their beagle (see a week ago Thursday's post below or click here for a description of some of that fun).

3.  Fishing
Also Saturday, here is a picture of the second fish that I ever caught in my life. It came from the lake on our left. And it went back in after the picture. The hook did not have a barb so the fish wasn't hardly hurt at all.

4.  A nice wedding
Saturday evening we attended a wedding of the son of a friend of ours and his lovely new bride. I like outside weddings. This is a lovely looking couple, they both are tall.

Cutting the cake is one of the my favorite wedding activities. One this on we ate very nice too after the ceremony. It was light, cheeses, fruits, and shrimp. But one can fill up on that too. We all had a big plate full.

5.  Family Promise
This Tuesday night Mrs. Jim and I stayed at the church with a three young adult families who are 'clients' of our Montgomery County Family Promise.

These families are currently without a home and so they rotate staying in local churches for one week at a time. At this time there are about fourteen churches participating.

Here Mrs. Jim and two of the ladies from her Sunday school class are solving the problems of the world. The parents were putting their children to bed now. On this night the lady on the right and her husband will spend the night.

On the right we are back to Mrs. Jim's and my night, only it is morning. Not too many days do I wake up at six to see pretty sunrise views like this.

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I am linked up today with Nancy at A Rural Journal. She conducts her "A Random Five" blog hop there. Click that link to read other "A Random Five" posts or join in with your own.
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Sorry about having to recycle this blog agin for Saturday Six Words.  We are on the road and won't be able to post anything else for it.  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.

Don't forget that May is Hamburger Month. I've had another since last Thursday, this time it was a $1.00 MacDouble from MacDonald's instead of Beck's Prime.


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Wednesday, May 15, 2013

The Zuider Zee — My Alphabe-Thursday (2nd), the letter "Z" / Thursday Two Questions —


"Z" is for the Zuider Zee.

What do you know about the Zuider Zee?

When did you first hear about the Zuider Zee?

The map above is from Wikipedia (link).  The second map, here,is from Google Maps of "Zuider Zee" (link-you may have to select Zuider Zee, the Netherlands on the left of your map).
[You can make either map large by clicking on the picture once or twice.]

I first learned about the Zuider Zee in my country grade school from the poem, "The Leak in the Dike" (link).  You won't see the sea named by the Zuider Zee but that was it.  The Zuider Zee was mostly recovered by land using a series of dikes.  In the 1600's through to the 1900's the dikes would break and tens of thousands of people perished.  Also see the Wikipedia article here (link).

The gist of this poem, and the legend that became before and after was all about The story of the little boy who averted a flood disaster by sticking his finger in the dyke.  This story is famous all over the world . Mary Mapes Dodge (1831 - 1905), an American author of children's books, wrote the story and published it in her book around 1865. (link).

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==> You can see other "Z" letter posts by visiting Jenny's blog post, Alphabe- Thursday. My letter "Z" portion of this post will be critiqued by Head Mistress Jenny. I always hope for a good grade from her..
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[please click on the picture to make it a bit larger -- I am the boy in back]

This was my school.  I suppose I was about in the 6th grade and my sister in the front left was in the first or second grade.  Beside her was my first cousin as was the boy on the right.  So half the school kids were either brother-sister or first cousins. I don't know the tall girl beside me.  The girl beside me and the girl in front by my boy cousin were sisters.
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Now for my Thursday Two Questions.
My post last week was about the "Y" word Youth. and fishing.
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 do you know about the Zuider Zee?

 2. When did you first hear about the Zuider Zee?

Bonus Question(s):

1. What is your favorite "Z" 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, May 13, 2013

Succintly Yours

Mama Pig was happy. The audition had gone well. Now she could live happily ever after on her cut of the Piggys' agenda.

Oink, oink, phooey.

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

GMa's Succinctly Yours Week 112 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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