Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Monday, May 22, 2017


Question Of The Week, May 22, 2017

Do you want a published obituary?  
Will you write your own?

Monday, May 15, 2017


Question Of The Week 5-15-17

What’s the toughest decision you ever made?

Divorcing my children's father in 1975 was a tough decision, but turned out to be one of the best decisions of my life.

To quit smoking now 26 years ago and like you it was the best one I ever made.

Telling my adult daughter that it was time she and her son made the move to independence.

I haven't really made one. All decisions have seemed obvious

Leaving my corporate job when an exit package was offered to everyone having a certain number of years service. I didn't have to go, but wanted to return to school - I wrestled with that one for weeks!

I am groot.

PS: Thanks for your funny comment. Honestly, I don't have a toughest decision. But loved the Groot comment you left me today

Not really sure. Work related one is handing in my notice at the restaurant I worked in when my children were young. The manager was awful to me. I had applied to do a foundation degree course but was waiting for the offer. One night I had just had enough and did it. Never looked back even though my Dad couldn't understand why I wanted to do that when I was married with a family! Luckily my husband agreed with me

leaving the city where i grew up - the best and toughest decision

Turning down a management position. It was the right decision as I was able to give time to my family as usual. Be a manager would have take a lot of my time and energy.

Kicking my 19 year old son out of the house when he refused to work. He was sleeping all day and playing video games all night. It broke my heart. But it did the intended. He is now working full time, living on his own and doing great.

Not sure. Possibly leaving work - but that decision was forced on me.

Leaving my position as an officer in a bank, a job that I loved but paid nothing, for an entry level job at a power company that paid 75% more. It was the right move. 

Toughest was probably forcing myself to talk to my ex when we were still married and telling him how I couldn't take anymore and he had to leave. We both cried. He left. We're friends now, but he has mental health issues along with other problems and I walked on eggshells far too long.

Oh! Where do I start?

Getting out of bed this morning... :)

There have been many. Some were work-related and some personal. They must have been right because I am happy where I am now (Rob)

Oh my so many. Adoption. Decisions with my parents. Personal ones that I can't discuss etc
The first I think was deciding not to pursue my major in drama in college and going for something more solid like teaching. I was not pretty enough for an acting career, but I think I could have honed my talent. I don't regret the decision as I do not have personal strength for all the rejection. Other's followed, of course.

Thursday, May 04, 2017


Stay tuned.  As Arnold would say "Ah'll be bawk".  Will try to continue Question Of The Week and Friday Funnies but can't promise.  Health is good except for horrible Asthma flair-up that now seems to be caused from massive mold in the west wall of my home.  Between trying to rest and destruction of my home, I am going to be preoccupied. The massive flooding and rain in our area caused the mold to appear through the wall.  I thought I had escaped the rain trouble.  Who knows, maybe it helped since it surfaced the problem.  See everyone soon:-)  P.S. Yes, I had a chest X-ray and film showed lungs are clear. 

Wednesday, May 03, 2017


Go to Elephant Child's blog today to get the words for your WFW story.  I will try to post one over there if I can get one written this week.  Lots going on...

Monday, May 01, 2017


Question Of The Week, May 1, 2017

What did your parents teach you?

  1. Values such as good manners; to respect others and one's self; not to gossip; to stand tall, stomach in, shoulders back, head held high and to look others straight in the eye. Not to lie. To have a sense of humour - to laugh; not to be vain...the list goes on.

    And not to talk with my mouth full!! :)

    Furthermore, I'm sure if my mother and grandmother were still alive...they both raised me and my now late older brother...they'd still be teaching me about so many things..

  2. If you want something you have to work to get it and a whole lot more.

  3. There's no such thing as a free lunch.

  4. My Grandmother always told me.....
    "Just say Thank you"

  5. Many things but mostly that when I did a job, I should be proud enough to sign my name to it.

  6. I was about to write what Olga wrote already. My mom stressed kindness.

  7. Lots and lots of things. One of the most important was that we had an obligation to contribute positively to the community we live in. The seed of my volunteer work, which I find immensely satisfying.

    Manners. It was the first thing that came to mind. Be respectful and mind your manners. (Rob)

    Mostly I learned what not to do, simply by not wanting to be like them. Never going into debt for example. Buy a lotto ticket only if you can afford one, but buy the groceries first. Always save enough to pay the full amount on the bills when they come in. 

    Good manners. Never look down your nose at anyone, for any reason. Never charge groceries on your credit card. Be kind to others. Give back to the community. Make your bed every morning.

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Today this is what occurred in my small town.  My family always wants me to move away from the lake and into town.  Today I am glad to live in the country.  They are not calling a tornado, just high winds.  Uprooted some mighty big trees.  We had high wind out here, flooding, big thunder storms and lots of tree limbs down but no big damage.