Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Sunday, September 25, 2016


My son keeps me laughing with memes he forwards.  Here are a few favorites to brighten your Sunday.

Can anyone guess which is my favorite? What is your favorite?

Thursday, September 22, 2016


We got pictures for Wednesday instead of words and now we have to supply our own words. Two pictures on Words For Wednesday were provided by Margaret Adamson and her friend Sue Fulcher. Thank you for these two challenging photos. You will find both photos offered and other stories posted at the blog of Elephant's Child. 

JUNGLE FEVER by Granny Annie

The island could be seen across the ocean in the fog.  The jungle that surrounded us was less appealing, though the elegant hotel made up for the massive foliage that surrounded us. 

We sipped our drinks in the shade and despite all the beauty we look forward to going home. The travel agent had not said the mosquitoes and other jungle infestations and animals would feel so threatening. It would still be days before the boat returned to pick us up. 

The third day dawned and we could hear a soft distant drum beat.  It was echoing through the forest. The rhythm of the sounds grew louder and closer. The employees and other guests of the hotel begin to scurry around.  They grabbed their belongings and moved in a panic toward the exit. We were totally confused about what was about to happen. We had not yet seen the swarm of pygmy warriors descending on our hotel. These natives were armed with spears, knives and poison blow darts. They had shrunken heads as decorations on what little clothing they wore. 

Our tour guides had assured us this was a safe place for a vacation. Those tour guides had already disappeared with the fleeing guests. My husband noticed two large baskets and quickly turned one over me and told me to crouch down as he turned the other over himself and we quietly stayed hidden against the wall. 

It took several hours for the carnage to end.  We could barely breath and did not even whisper to each other. My husband finally determined it would be safe for us to vacate our basket havens. 

We were at the water's edge the last few days waiting for the boat.  There was never a  more glorious sight than the appearance of our rescue transport arriving to pick us up. We shared the story of what happened to the others. We were so very happy to be able to escape this island and return home. 

The boat moved away from the shore but nor before we heard the drums once more and rejoiced that we were just out of the range of spears and darts being hurled toward us.

(Now don't you want to go look at the pictures and come up with your own story?)

Monday, September 19, 2016


Question Of The Week 9-19-16

If you could send a message to the entire world, what would you say in 30 seconds or less?
Blogger Louvregirl said...
Jesus saves.
8:01 AM
Blogger Changes in the wind said...
Do better....
8:39 AM
Blogger Kailani said...
Believe in God. And Trump is NOT the answer. And do unto others as they would like done unto them. (the Platinum Rule.) And life is short; don't make mountains out of molehills. Smell the flowers and swing on the swings.
10:43 AM
Blogger Tabor said...
Take a deep breath and count to 10 BEFORE YOU DO ANYTHING!
11:01 AM
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...
Relax and put down your weapons, it is all small stuff.
12:09 PM
Blogger Elephant's Child said...
We are ALL in this together. Give peace a chance.
3:08 PM
Blogger River said...
Think before you act, think it through. Are you prepared for any negative consequences?
3:48 AM
Blogger Sparkling Red said...
Don't be a hater. Calm, open-minded conversation is almost always more productive than an argument.
7:17 AM
Blogger LL Cool Joe said...
We often say "Only God can judge me" not realising that one day he will.
8:03 AM
Blogger Brite Mist said...
stop killing each other!
11:14 AM
Blogger Lynn said...
To calm down!
12:04 PM

Blogger Barb said...
We are more alike than different. Violence is never the answer.
4:39 PM

Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...
"It's hard enough to stay alive without killing each other, then ourselves. Stop wasting life!"
2:52 PM
Blogger The Happy Whisk said...
I enjoyed reading those. Thanks.
9:39 AM
Blogger Kay said...
Respect each other's customs, religions and live in peace.
1:58 AM