Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke
Happy New Year

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

WHAT'S WRONG

It was my hope to return to my blog and my blog friends but something has happened to me.  Not only has blogging been abandoned, there is rarely interest in Facebook.  My art materials have also been discarded and no poetry has been forthcoming.  To top it all off I have been losing things.  

My TV remote disappeared and I searched for hours. Would you believe it was found accidentally  when I reached into a bag of chips.  Instead of pulling out a chip, I grabbed the remote. It was almost like finding a prize in Cracker-Jacks.

How did the TV remote end up in the chip sack?  Don't tell my children.  They already think I am ready for a nursing home.

Hopefully the right side of my brain will start working again soon.

Tuesday, January 08, 2019

GOLF CART BATTERIES

I had hoped to be for active in the New Year but things have been in the way.  Here is a 
Question Of The Week, 01-08-19
 even though it is a bit late.

What is the best present you have 
received lately?

Tuesday, January 01, 2019

HIDING OUT

Happy New Year to All!

It was my intention to visit my sister and brother-in-law today but things happen.  First it turned very cold and I could not brave the temperatures.

Second my young dog awakened me at 2AM. Frankie Doodle does not bark in the night, she whispers.  She was whispering at 2AM and I was hoping she would go back to sleep but she kept it up.  Slim was ignoring her but the light noise was driving me crazy. I got up to open the door and let Frankie out but I couldn't find her.  

Frankie was stuck under my bed.  I can only guess that when people on the lake set off fireworks at midnight to welcome the New Year it frightened her and she dived under without thinking.  She has gotten so big she could not get out.  I encouraged her and she finally made it out from under but then she wanted to play.  

Needless to say I am due a nap and will stay home and hope Frankie keeps quiet.

It looks like she is ready for a nap too.

Sunday, December 23, 2018

SEASONS GREETINGS

May there be!!
Thanksgiving my kids and grandkids but...no Sailor...
Approaching Christmas with all grandkids...Even Our Sailor!
He made it home for his Birthday and Christmas:-)

My daughter's family joined me at church Christmas Eve:-)
 

May there be Peace on Earth.  See you all next year. 
 Love my Blog friends.

Friday, December 21, 2018

FRIDAY SING ALONG

Swett Nothin's
My baby whispers in my ear
Sweet nothings
He knows the things I like to hear
Sweet nothings
Things he wouldn't tell
Nobody else
Secret baby
I keep them to myself
Sweet nothings
Sweet nothings
We walk along hand in hand
Sweet nothings
Yeah we both understand
Sweet nothings
Sitting in classroom trying to read my book
My baby give me that special look
Sweet nothings
Sweet nothings
Ah sitting on my front porch
Sweet nothings
Well do I love you, of course
Sweet nothings
Mama turned on the front porch light
Saying come here darling that enough for tonight
Sweet nothings
Sweet nothings
Sweet nothings
 
Songwriters: Ronnie Self
Swett Nothin's lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Monday, December 17, 2018

GETTING RID OF STUFF

Question Of The Week 12-17-18

What’s been on your mind most lately?

Friday, December 14, 2018

FRIDAY SING ALONG

Twilight Time
Heavenly shades of night are falling, it's twilight time
Out of the mist your voice is calling, it's twilight time
When purple colored curtains mark the end of day
I'll hear you, my dear, at twilight time
Deepening shadows gather splendor as day is done
Fingers of night will soon surrender the setting sun
I count the moments darling till you're here with me
Together at last at twilight time
Here, in the afterglow of day, we keep our rendezvous beneath the blue
Here in the same and sweet old way, I fall in love again as I did then
Deep in the dark your kiss will thrill me like days of old
Lighting the spark of love that fills me with dreams untold
Each day I pray for evening just to be with you
Together at last at twilight time
Here, in the afterglow of day, we keep our rendezvous beneath the blue
Here in the sweet and same old way, I fall in love again as I did then
Deep in the dark your kiss will thrill me like days of old
Lighting the spark of love that fills me with dreams untold
Each day I pray for evening just to be with you
Together at last at twilight time
Together at last at twilight time
 
Songwriters: Artie Dunn / Al Nevins / Morty Nevins / Buck Ram
Twilight Time lyrics © T.R.O. Inc.

Monday, December 10, 2018

AT HOME

Question Of The Week 12-10-18

Where do you spend most of your time
 while you’re awake?

Friday, December 07, 2018

FRIDAY SING ALONG

At the Hop
Bah-bah-bah-bah, bah-bah-bah-bah
Bah-bah-bah-bah, bah-bah-bah-bah, at the hop!
Well, you can rock it you can roll it
You can slop and you can stroll it at the hop
When the record starts spinnin'
You chalypso when you chicken at the hop
Do the dance sensation that is sweepin' the nation at the hop
Ah, let's go to the hop
Let's go to the hop (oh baby)
Let's go to the hop (oh baby)
Let's go to the hop
Come on, let's go to the hop
Well, you can swing it you can groove it
You can really start to move it at the hop
Where the jockey is the smoothest
And the music is the coolest at the hop
All the cats and chicks can get their kicks at the hop
Let's go!
Ah, let's go to the hop
Let's go to the hop (oh baby)
Let's go to the hop (oh baby)
Let's go to the hop
Come on, let's go to the hop
Let's go!
Well, you can rock it you can roll it
You can slop and you can stroll it at the hop
When the record starts spinnin'
You chalypso* when you chicken at the hop
Do the dance sensation that is sweepin' the nation at the hop
Well, you can swing it you can groove it
You can really start to move it at the hop
Where the jockey is the smoothest
And the music is the coolest at the hop
 
All the cats and chicks can get their kicks at the hop
 Let's go!
Ah, let's go to the hop
Let's go to the hop (oh baby)
Let's go to the hop (oh baby)
Let's go to the hop
Come on, let's go to the hop
Let's go!
Bah-bah-bah-bah, bah-bah-bah-bah
Bah-bah-bah-bah, bah-bah-bah-bah, at the hop!
 
Songwriters: Ollie Jones
At the Hop lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

Monday, December 03, 2018

MY CHILDREN

Question Of The Week 12-03-18

Who would you like to please the most?

Friday, November 30, 2018

FRIDAY SING ALONG


In Dreams
A candy-colored clown they call the sandman
Tiptoes to my room every night
Just to sprinkle stardust and to whisper
"Go to sleep. Everything is all right."
I close my eyes, then I drift away
Into the magic night, I softly say
A silent prayer like dreamers do
Then I fall asleep to dreams, my dreams of you
In dreams I walk with you, in dreams I talk to you
In dreams you're mine, all of the time
We're together in dreams, in dreams
But just before the dawn, I awake and find you gone
I can't help it, I can't help it, if I cry
I remember that you said goodbye
It's too bad that all these things
Can only happen in my dreams
Only in dreams, in beautiful dreams
 
Songwriters: Roy Orbison
In Dreams lyrics © Barbara Orbison Music Company, Orbi-Lee Music, R-Key Darkus, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Monday, November 26, 2018

GROUNDHOG DAY

Question Of The Week  11-26-18

What is your favorite holiday in your country?

Friday, November 23, 2018

FRIDAY SING ALONG

Eye, yi-eye-eye-eye
Yi-eye-eye-eye
Ya-ya-ya-ahh
Little darlin', oh, little darlin'
Oh-oh-oh where a-are you?
My love-a, I was wrong-a (la-la-la-la-la-la)
To-oo try to lo-ove two
A-hoopa, a-hoopa, hoopa
Kno-ow well-a that my love-a (la-la-la-la-la-la)
Wa-as just fo-or you, oh only-ee-ee-ee you
My darlin', I NEED you (la-la-la-la-la-la) to call my own and NEVER do wrong. To
Hold in mine your little hand (la-la-la-la-la-la). I'll know too soon that ALL is so grand. Please, 
Hold my hand
My dear-a I-I was wrong-a
To-oo try to lo-ove two
A-hoopa, a-hoopa, hoopa
Know well that my love-a (la-la-la-la-la-la)
Wa-as just for you, oh only-ee-ee-ee you

Songwriters: Philip Parris Lynott
Little Darlin lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

Monday, November 19, 2018

TWO STEP

Question Of The Week 11-19-18

Are you a dancer? Have you ever danced?  What is your favorite dance?
 

Friday, November 16, 2018

FRIDAY SING ALONG



Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)
(Oh, oh, oh, oh, wah-ah-ah, oh, oh, oh, oh
Earth angel, earth angel
Will you be mine?
My darling dear
Love you all the time
I'm just a fool
A fool in love with you
Earth angel, earth angel
The one I adore
Love you forever and ever more
I'm just a fool
A fool in love with you
I fell for you and I knew
The vision of your love-loveliness
I hoped and I pray that someday
I'll be the vision of your hap-happiness oh, oh, oh, oh!
Earth angel, earth angel
Please be mine
My darling dear
Love you all the time
I'm just a fool
A fool in love with you-ou-ou
I fell for you and I knew
The vision of your loveliness
I hope and pray that someday
That I'll be the vision of your happiness
Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh, oh , oh, oh, oh
Earth angel, earth angel
Please be mine
My darling dear
Love you all the time
I'm just a fool
A fool in love with you-ou (you, you, you)
 
Songwriters: Jesse Lorenzo Belvin / Gaynel Hodge / Curtis Williams
Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine) lyrics © Music Sales Corporation

Monday, November 12, 2018

I WAS TOLD NOT TO

Question Of The Week 11-12-18

Do you wave at police officers when 
driving past them?

Friday, November 09, 2018

FRIDAY SING ALONG



Stupid Cupid
 
Stupid Cupid you're a real mean guy
I'd like to clip your wings so you can't fly
I'm in love and it's a crying shame
And I know that you're the one to blame
Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid stop picking on me
I can't do my homework and I can't think straight
I meet her every morning 'bout half past eight
I'm acting like a lovesick fool
You've even got me carrying your books to school
Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid stop picking on me
You mixed me up for good right from the very start
Hey now, go play Robin Hood with somebody else's heart
You got me jumping like a crazy clown
And I don't feature what you're putting down
Well since I kissed her loving lips of wine
The thing that bothers me is that I like it fine
Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid stop picking on me
You got me jumping like a crazy clown
And I don't feature what you're putting down
Well since I kissed his loving lips of wine
The thing that bothers me is that I like it fine
Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid stop picking on me
Hey hey, set me free
Stupid Cupid stop picking on me
 
Songwriters: Howard Greenfield / Neil Sedaka
Stupid Cupid lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

Thursday, November 08, 2018

LOST AND FOUND

I found out a friend of mine from high school lives about 16 miles from me.  We were in the band together.  She played clarinet and I placed saxophone.  We had lunch and visited for the first time in 54 years:-)

Here I am without a smile.  I had braces on my teeth my senior year in high school and my freshman year in college.

Here is my friend the clarinet player.
 

Monday, November 05, 2018

CHOCOLATE CAKE AND PIZZA

Question Of The Week 11-05-18

If you could only have two foods to eat for the rest of your life, what two would you pick?

Friday, November 02, 2018

FRIDAY SING ALONG

 
 
 
 
 
Summertime Blues
I'm gonna raise a fuss, I'm gonna raise a holler
About a-workin' all summer just to try to earn a dollar
Every time I call my baby, try to get a date
My boss says, "no dice son, you gotta work late"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a-gonna do
But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues
Well, my mom and pop told me, "son, you gotta make some money"
If you want to use the car to go ridin' next Sunday
Well, I didn't go to work, told the boss I was sick
"Well, you can't use the car 'cause you didn't work a lick"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues
I'm gonna take two weeks, gonna have a fine vacation
I'm gonna take my problem to the United Nations
Well, I called my congressman and he said "whoa!"
"I'd like to help you son but you're too young to vote"
Sometimes I wonder what I'm a gonna do
But there ain't no cure for the summertime blues
 
Songwriters: Eddie Cochran / Jerry Neal Capehart
Summertime Blues lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc