Slim and Franke

Slim and Franke

Monday, December 14, 2015

ALL OCCASIONS

Question Of The Week, 12-14-15

WHAT 
WAS THE 
BEST GIFT 
YOU EVER 
RECEIVED 
FOR ANY
OCCASION?
 

Tuesday, December 08, 2015

Monday, December 07, 2015

IS IT YA BEESWAX

Question Of The Week, 12-7-15

WHAT COULD YOU DO
(or should you do) 
IF YOU SEE A PARENT 
BERATING A CHILD?

The parents are shouting, "You are a worthless piece of crap and we wish we never had you."

Monday, November 30, 2015

LIFE OR DEATH

Question Of The Week  11-30-15

What situation/s should 
cause you to reveal a secret 
you said you 
would not?

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

H. T. G.

Will see you on the flip side.  Hope your celebrations are great!!

Monday, November 16, 2015

CEREAL RITUALS

Question Of The Week 11-16-15

Do you just pour a bowl of cereal, add milk and then sit down and eat it? Or is there an art to preparing your bowl of cereal? 

Do you mix a variety of cereals? (I at least add grape nuts). Do you add fruit or nuts? Do you still eat kids cereal like Cap'N Crunch or Fruit Loops, etc. What about hot cereal like oatmeal or cream of wheat? Inquiring minds want to know. (Well just my inquiring mind.) My family and friends hate the fact that I put Ice water on my cereal instead of milk, but hey, to each her own:-)

Thursday, November 12, 2015

PEACE MONGERS

Thank you all for participating in the Veteran's Day Honor Wall that I placed here again and on Facebook for the first time.  This will be an annual event on Veteran's Day on this blog.  It was a privilege for me to type each name and think of you and the love you shared with these Vets from many, many years of service to our country. If you still want the names of other military veterans added to my blog just comment here and I will gladly add them.

When I married Ron and told people he was a retired Navy veteran a fellow commented to me, "Oh you are marrying a war monger!"  As I learned of the many humanitarian things our military does around the world I want to say to that fellow, "These men and women are Peace Mongers." Remember the media only advertises bad deeds but talk to a vet and you will learn that our military mission is as peace keepers.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

VETERAN'S DAY 2015

This is a rerun of my post from 2013.  You might see the name of a Veteran you posted and if you do not, then put it in the comments and I will add it to the list.

WHAT IS THE FIRST NAME OF MILITARY VETERANS YOU WOULD LIKE REMEMBERED?

Put his or her first names in the comment section and I will add them to this blog page as a way of saying thanks for their service.

 "A veteran is someone who, at one point in his life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America' for an amount of 'up to and including my life.'  " ~ unknown


HONOR WALL
                                                     Ronald L. MMCS, Vietnam                                                 
                                                     James M.                                                  
                                                  Henry G.                                               
Martin M,
Mike L.
Paul V.
Juliette V.
Frank C.
Frank C. Jr.
David R.
Ralph C.
John L. 
Jane W.
Rhonda A.
Douglas M.
Yancey M.
Buck J. 
Fred C. 
Joe K.
Jason B.
Leonard E. 
Alan B.
Mike
Alex
Joseph
Larry H.
Dale K.  
Walter C. WW1
Bill C. WW2 Korea
Michael C. Vietnam
Randy M. Vietnam
George B. WW2 Korea
Matthew M. Iraq
Gene O. Vietnam
Jeff C. Vietnam
Robert L. Vietnam
Tom K. Vietnam
Percy T.
Peter T.
Bill F.
Darcy W.
Frank S.
Jack H.
Dale B.
John N.
Paul W.
Robert C.
Jason M.
Gerald C. Vietnam
Darrel C. WW2
Averill C. WW2
Bill K. WW2 
William B 1813
Matthew G 1829
William M 1839
John N 1861
John Joseph Patrick D 1863
Andrew D
James D
Isaac John Joseph T
John T
Charles T
Alice T
James S
David H
Robert H
Wayne Tillitson. of Hopewell Junction Of Dutchess County NY
John Bear Of Albany NY.
 Joseph C.
 Waring H.
Buzz H.
Mary M.
Cody O.
Elwood C. 
Tim Hollingsworth
Richard C. Vietnam
Vernon Z. Harold Z. Sig H.  
  Fred E.,
Gary W.
 Billie C.
James Robert Spitler.
 Richard M. Stern.
David Glenn
Don Eskew
Adam Morgan   
B.J. Hollingsworth 
Woody H.
 Vernon Christian
Treva Christian
Chris L.

Wayne Tillotson 
Larry b
Jack McGarvey Army Air Corps WWII
Bob McGarvey U.S.Navy.  WWII
Boyd Goodwin 
Hap H. 
Roger W., Navy Seal
  Louis D
 Charles W
Dave E

Willie Lamar Putman (U.S. Navy)
 William Howard Colvard (U.S. Army)
Bill Houser, Sr., WWII
Matt B 

Monday, November 09, 2015

DISTANCE YOURSELF

Question Of The Week 11-9-15

How do you know when to end a friendship 
and how do you end it?


 

Friday, November 06, 2015

BEGIN TO HONOR

Veteran's Day is approaching.  Take 25 minutes of your time to watch this entire video honoring 1991 Congressional Medal Of Honor winner MSG Roy Benavidez.   In doing so you will honor all our Veterans. His story honors all our military, especially our Veterans of Foreign Wars.  My husband often talked of the exploits of those who risked it all to return our trapped and stranded fighting men in Vietnam. Benavidez speech in the second half of the video tells who the heroes are.

 

Monday, November 02, 2015

DARE TO DREAM

Question Of The Week 11-2-15

“Almost anything you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.” ~ Gandhi

Monday, October 26, 2015

ROLLER SKATING IN A BUFFALO HERD

Question Of The Week 10-26-15

What are you an expert at?

Here is my greatest expertise and I wish I weren't so good at it:-)
 

Thursday, October 22, 2015

TURN THE CORNER


I came in from bringing in the newspaper one early morning and noticed the light in the stairwell illuminated this setting. I always think of this as Ron's corner. His little collection of ducks, the barometer and all of the many keys that are needed around the place. Its funny how we often fail to notice the special corners in our homes. I have a lot of little groupings of things that were special to Ron, to me and to my parents and to my children. Do you have such places in your home?


Monday, October 19, 2015

ONCE UPON A TIME

Question Of The Week, 10-19-15

If your life was a novel, what would be the title and how would the story end?

My title would be THE SEARCH and it would end with "still looking".
 

Sunday, October 18, 2015

ALL IS ENOUGH

Yesterday we had an early get-together for my son's 45th Birthday.  His daughter was home from college to celebrate with us.  After a wonderful lunch with my son and granddaughter it seemed only appropriate that we have dessert on this special occasion.  When we ask for the dessert menu we were informed they only had three desserts.  The waitress suggested we share one. Well there were three of us so we ordered ALL THREE!  Yes, we shared.  Yes we had to crawl out of the restaurant.  jk  LOL!!
Apple Crisp with ice cream, Chocolate lava cake with ice cream, Cheese cake with strawberry sauce.
 
Birthday Boy and granddaughter carrying left over dessert.

Monday, October 12, 2015

RETURN OF THE INQUISTION:-)

Question Of The Week, 10-12-15

Where do you find inspiration?

Family
Friends
Strangers
Religion
Music
Movies
Non-fiction
Fiction
Listening
Arguing
Debating
Day-dreaming
Etc.

Friday, October 02, 2015

I WILL STOP NOW

Final favorite cruise photos.

Every day the mats in the elevators had the correct day of the week.
Dining room ice sculpture.
Take the girl away from her chickens but don't take the chickens away from the girl.
Here I am holding up the Welcome to Sitka sign.   
Cheers!  Clink.
My precious ship mates.
Precious big brother and big sister.  I am the baby:-)

Went off on my own so had to take a selfie in Ketchican.  Always raining there!

Night time greeters when we returned to our rooms.  Always a new one.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NOT ALONE

Did I take this Alaska Cruise alone?  Nope!  I was surrounded by my siblings.
Brother-in-law, Sister, Me, Sister-In-Law, Brother.


Monday, September 28, 2015

USA BLESSED BY ALASKA

Approaching Juneau
Mendenhall Glacier
Watching Orcas
Orca surfaces a bit.
Glacier Bay
Victoria
Selfie at sunrise:-)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

COLORING AGAIN

Have any of you enjoyed these adult coloring books?  Very relaxing hobby.  I order my books from Amazon.  This book is made by bluestarcoloring.com .  I use gel pens for these pages.
 





Sunday, August 02, 2015

A WILL AND A WAY

This baby chick found the easy way to get on the roost at night. Instead of a piggyback ride this is a chickieback ride.

Friday, July 24, 2015

WHAT HAPPENED WHILE I WAS GONE?

For some reason I am unable to post on blogs from Wordpress?  I was able to  before my long absence from blogland and now I cannot.  Any suggestions what I might need to do? What has changed?

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

A LONG STORY

Seven months of difficult tasks required to reach the final goal which was my hip replacement. It was not all easy and yet I seem to get through the difficult parts ok. Suddenly Monday afternoon I was hit with the most difficult ordeal of the entire time. 

Friday afternoon I made a decision to stop my pain medications cold turkey. It was a delight to have no problems with this. I enjoyed a wonderful Saturday and delightful Sunday including church for the first time in ages and then a delightful Monday returning to the Senior Center to see my friends and even play a game of chicken foot. After the center I went to the church office to try to catch up on some of my responsibilities as finance chair person. 

Suddenly I began to feel ill and needed to rush home. I was barely in the door and I was suddenly hit with the most horrible experience of my entire life. Everything underneath every inch of skin on my body began to shake and quiver. It was not a cold chill and no amount of wrapping myself in blankets could make the feeling go away. Walking seem to be the most comfortable thing to do and so I began to walk and walk yet I was very weary and simply wanted to sleep but there was no sleeping to come to me.

My daughter called to check on me and I began to share this terrible story of agony. She called a nurse and as we actually knew before the call I was experiencing drug withdrawal. I had taken some other meds and needed to wait before I could take my prescription pain pills. It was advised that I start my pain meds over and began a slow methodical withdrawal which is what my surgeon had recommended in the first place. 

Within two and a half hours of taking another pain pill the shaky, itchy feeling was gone but I was totally wiped out and still could not sleep. I could only cry. Which I did for almost the next 24 hours. I had been on these pain medications longer than just after the surgery. I had been on these pain medications for a little over 7 months to battle the hip pain before we got to the hip replacement. I do not know why I thought I could quit this cold turkey but I wanted to drive so badly that I gave it a try. 

Still weak I am starting to move forward. I have shared positive stories and have made this last 7 months look almost easy but none of it has really been easy. The weight loss the repeated shots the ever-increasing hip pain and now this final blow has left me very humble and very ready to admit that anyone going through this, no matter how well they say they are doing, is suffering a lot and needs a great deal of understanding. I have been blessed with the most wonderful family who has seen me through this but there are people out there that are not so fortunate. Look for them and lend them your support in any way you can and for goodness sake don't let them try to withdraw from their pain meds cold turkey. 

My heart is going out this day to all persons addicted to drugs with an understanding of why they cannot break such a horrible habit.

Monday, July 20, 2015

COUNTRY LIVING

This is now my neighbors have helped heal me.

I actually had an ear of fresh sweet corn for breakfast this morning.  Why not?  

Do  you know this trick to cooking corn in the microwave?

 

Sunday, July 19, 2015

ALREADY THANKSGIVING TIME

Perhaps I will be back to blogging soon.  Not only do I thank my family for their love and care, I thank my blog friends for your thoughts, prayers and concern. 

Friday, July 03, 2015

ON THE ROAD AGAIN

Complete hip replacement on Wednesday. Today blood pressure normal, temperature normal, oxygen normal, blood work normal! Going home very shortly. Soon to catch up on all my blogging and seeing my dear friends again

Saturday, April 11, 2015

GIMME A BREAK

I will return after weight loss and hip replacement.  Cannot concentrate on posts or comments right now.  Don't forget me.

Thursday, April 09, 2015

GET THE MESSAGE


Can you tell that Slim forgot to put out the
 "Do Not Disturb" sign?

Sleeping peacefully.
I couldn't resist taking a picture but Slim wasn't too happy about it.