Antique Granny

Antique Granny

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


I immediately made a paste of Adolf's Meat Tenderizer and applied it to my foot then wrapped with a dry wash cloth so I could get around. Then I hobbled back to the scene of the crime and beat the already dying wasp to death.  There was no excuse for the wrath I used to annihilate this poor creature and even less of an excuse for the pleasure I felt in doing so.

Monday, July 21, 2014


Question Of The Week 7-21-14

What is  
new you  
have learned 
to do 

(And they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks!)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


I have been eager to re-start some exercise before heading for California.  My doctor still does not want me to ride my exercise bike yet but did release me to do some easy walking.   Yesterday I took a stroll around the property.  I had a feeling that I was not alone.  Slowly I turned to find that I had accumulated this entourage.

"Why is she walking?  The golf cart must be broken."
"Don't worry about it, just stay on point."
"Hope there is food at end of this journey and that we get there before the chickens."

Monday, July 14, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014


WaiMei 20 days old
Okay, if you know me, you know that I absolutely love Pandas. Ron and I stood in line for hours at the San Diego Zoo to see the debut of WaiMei when she was introduced to the public at 6 months of age. I had watched her on my computer on the panda-cam since her birth. I was able to view her daily with her mother from the comfort of our Tulsa home. 

You can only imagine my delight when they announced at the senior center on Monday that the largest town near us,  Miami, Oklahoma was getting a Panda. I almost fainted and fell in the floor. How in the world could a place with such a small population rate a valued and on-loan Panda (China only lets us borrow Pandas and not own them) and where would they put such a prize? Did Miami even have a zoo? 

 My table mates then tried to break it to me gently that their excitement was over a new Panda restaurant coming to Miami.

Monday, July 07, 2014


Question Of The Week 7-7-14


Our mother used to tell us the story of 5 little Jack O' Lanterns sitting on the gate and our father used to recite the Three bears in Spanish.  I love to tell children the story of Lil' Orphant Annie "an the goblins el git ya efen ya don' watch out." and Ron could recite The Cremation of Sam McGee.

Friday, July 04, 2014


I have not set foot on an airplane since 1999.  This means that I have not encountered all the new security rules and regulations since 9/11.  

August of this year I will be heading for Los Angeles to see my god daughter Jessi for six days and have managed to book a direct non-stop flight that will take just under three hours.  I do not want to check any bags, so it is my plan to do only carry-on.

I have a CPAP sleep machine which means I will be limited to my one suitcase and my machine in place of my purse.  It is my intention to carry my purse inside my CPAP case. My suitcase space will be limited because I will have to carry all of my medications in their bottles with the labels.  I believe this will work.  If anything is missed, I can surely buy what I might need when I get there.  I plan to carry my cell phone in pocket unless I have to carry it in my purse inside my CPAP bag. 

I will be wearing a thigh leg brace under my clothing.  Possibly will be wearing my carpal tunnel wrist braces or they will also be in my CPAP bag. Does anyone see any problems I might be overlooking?

These two bags are all that I will have with me. 
My small purse will slide in the top of my CPAP bag.
All of my medication, my toiletries and my jewelry will be in clear bags on top of my clothing in the one piece of luggage that meets airline carry-on size requirements. Extra pair of shoes will be in side pockets.

Thursday, July 03, 2014



It is good to know that I didn't do damage to my niece's brain. I let her fall on her head when she was practically brand new. Still she goes on to create bigger and better ideas and this newest one is probably the most exciting yet.  You can find the information about it on Facebook but I am giving you a little preview of

right here on my blog.  A bit of unpaid advertising directed at parents and grandparents and teachers and guardians who want to encourage youngsters to develop an interest in fruits and vegetables.
We received a game board to play the game.  This is for my imaginary friend Lil' Annie. She gets a star every time she eats a fruit or veggie.

Lil' Annie also received a neat pack of stickers and a bag for her game pieces plus a comic book about the 5 STAR DINNER Super Heroes.  They are Kelly Kale, Blu Berry, Jack Apple, So Sweet Potato, and Go Go Garbanzo

Go to 5 STAR DINNER on Facebook or ask your grocer if they have the game:)

Fruits and Vegetables have always been good but they have never been so much FUN!

Learn more about how to play and sign up for coloring pages.  Hear the voices of the Super Heroes by clicking here.

Monday, June 30, 2014


Question Of The Week 6-30-14

What is the worst physical pain 
you have ever had 
to deal with?

Saturday, June 28, 2014


Probably the original family homestead.
Leaving home each day I travel through a series of "stomach bump" hills.  One family owns about 100 acres of these rolling hills.  Each son and daughter has a portion of the land and they plant the entire road with perennials. You never know what beauty you will behold.  This area was covered in poppies a few weeks ago.  

I have tried on many occasion to take a picture but there is not a safe place to stop.  You must always expect another car or truck to come barreling over a hill and you must keep moving for fear of being hit if you are stopped.  

Yesterday I noticed an area where I could safely pull off the road a bit and was able to quickly snap this picture.  No one lives in the little house but I believe it is probably the original family homestead.  I only wish I could show you what I see all summer long.