Friday, February 09, 2018

Weekend Roundup -- 06-18 (for letter "F")

Weekend Roundup items for the week:Starts with "F";  A Favorite; and  Flower

(1)  Starts with "F":  Fruit starts with "F".  So does "Foot Loops", we'll start with that.  My lead picture (above) is of KP holding a box of Froot Loops, she was standing in front of the Acropolis at Athens, Greece

KP was only four in that picture, now she is eight. 

And now Froot Loops also come in round boxes, pour milk and eat.  She had one for breakfast this morning.

Below is a full picture, our daughter took both of these.

She and Karen accompanied Mrs. Jim and I on a cruise from Venice, Italy to Istanbul and on into the Black Sea where we made three stops.  Most every day we stopped. The cruise ended in Athens where we made our last excursion, that one ended at the airport.

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(2)  A Favorite: This is our youngest great-granddaughter, EV with Mrs. Jim and our granddaughter, Megan.  EM may be the last for a while.  But we do have a great-great-daughter coming early in March.  We have five children, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.

(3)  A Flower:  Our backyard Hibiscus did not survive a recent cold night.  We haven't dug it up but have cut back all the limb ends.  The entire plant now looks dead.  We have already decided to start the Hibiscus with a new plant.


         Before:                             the Snow before the Freeze:

(4)  Some Lagniappe:  Ford emblem Starts with "F".  It was found at where on the Home Page I also found emblems for Fiat and Ferrari.
Two of my cars are Ford Mustangs, a Black 1998 Ford Mustang GT Convertible, and a Green 1974 Ford Mustang II Ghia.  I like them both, the '74 was Moms car which became mine again when she died in 1999. It now has 76K miles.
I was the original owner Mom's, it was a Ford Employee lease car which was turned in for a 1975 model.  As a Ford employee with over 15 years seniority at the time I was able
to get it for her.  She came to Texas to get it real fast.

The picture on the right show four of my cast iron 1:16 scale model Ford cars.  Shown clockwise are a 1956 Ford Sunliner Convertible (I bought one of these new), a 1937 Ford Convertible (for a short time my first school car was a 1937 Ford Tudor Sedan), a 2003 Ford Mustang GT Convertible--mine is a 1998), and a 1966 Ford Mustang Convertible (I almost bought one of these from a friend who was moving for $200.00).

I have over 30 cast iron 1:16 model cars, many of which I have owned a real car similar, most are Fords.  I like Ford cars.  Also I was a Ford Aerospace Engineer for 17 years, working first at El Paso, Texas, then New Hampshire for three years, and for the last 14 years of my tenure at the NASA Manned Space Center, Houston, Texas.


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