Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
Happy New Year

Friday, September 10, 2021



Thank you all for your kind words about my hip replacement.  All went well and I am moving slowly with some pain but looking forward to better days ahead.  Your comments, well-wishes, and funny thoughts were great.  You are quite a pack of blog pals. Hope to get back to blogging normally in a week or two.

Sunday, September 05, 2021


I had my first hip replacement 6 years ago. It took two years from 2014 to 2016 to get it going because I needed carpal tunnel surgery first so I could use a walker, plus I had to lose 56 pounds before the surgeon would operate. My recovery from that right hip surgery was excellent and quick.

Now I am back for my second hip replacement.  It will happen this Wednesday.  I continued my weight loss project and now have lost a total of 80 lbs. There is no waiting for weight loss and I don't need wrist surgery. Cannot wait to get this done and I am so happy we can jump right in and I don't have to suffer two years before it can be done.

My family will gather and take turns helping me for the two weeks after.  I will try to continue my blog posts, but if I disappear, don't worry.  I will be back as soon as computer access is available. I am already behind on commenting on your posts and I hope to catch up on reading all your posts as well.

Wednesday, September 01, 2021



This month, the prompts are being provided by Cindi and posted on her page Of Dandelions and Sunshine.     

This week’s Challenge:

They say a picture is worth 1,000 words.  Paint us a picture with at least 100 words of your favorite vacation spot.


WaiMei by Granny Annie

She was born in August, 1999. We watched her from birth on the San Diego Zoo Panda Cam. We decided we would see her public debut in February, 2000. 

The drive from Kansas was my first trip to California. The San Diego Zoo was delightful. We stood in a long line and finally reached the Panda enclosure. There was young WaiMei to our delight.

It was not just a vacation.  It was our honeymoon. There could be no place better for a honeymoon than a trip to the San Diego Zoo.  We loved each other and this sweet precious panda.


Friday, August 27, 2021

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY - 08-27-2021 (and Feline Friday too)


This month the prompts will be here, but are being provided by David M Gascoigne.

This week's prompts are:

  1. Formidable
  2. Reticent
  3. Naturalist
  4. Hoity-toity
  5. Ego
  6. Combination


  1. Exude
  2. Strident
  3. Copious
  4. Salient
  5. Temerity
  6. Euphemism

Have fun.  Next month the prompts will be provided by Cindi

FELINE FURY by Granny Annie

Felines Luke and Olive were reticent to reveal their combination of feelings about National Dog's Day. Slim and Frankie had big egos about this day, acting all hoity-toity and rubbing in the fact that it was not National Cat's Day. Their Human Mom, a naturalist always celebrated her animals on their special days and it seemed to her that the dogs were more strident in their gloating than the cats were on National Cat's Day in October.

The cats exuded an awful smell as they pranced in a circle around Slim and Frankie. They laughed as the dogs squirmed at the gaseous out-letting   euphemisms. Slim and Frankie broke through the cats circle with temerity and burst forth releasing copious gasses of their own. They had not found the cat's actions formidable .

Mom walked out of the house carrying a beautiful cake made of dog food and filled with bacon. She pinched her nose as she smelled all the salient odors filling her backyard. Oh those crazy, jealous Luke and Olive, she thought as she shooed them away so Slim and Frankie could celebrate their August 27th Dog's Day.

Tuesday, August 24, 2021



Top Nine Olympic Comments From NBC

Here are the top nine comments made by NBC sports commentators Olympics

1. Weightlifting commentator: "This is Gregoriava from Bulgaria. I saw her
snatch this morning during her warm up and it was amazing"

2. Dressage commentator: "This is really a lovely horse and I speak from
personal experience since I once mounted her mother."

3. Paul Hamm, Gymnast: "I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and

4. Boxing Analyst: "Sure there have been injuries, and even some deaths in
boxing, but none of them really that serious."

5. Softball announcer: "If history repeats itself, I should think we can
expect the same thing again."

6. Basketball analyst: "He dribbles a lot, and the opposition doesn't like
it. In fact, you can see it all over their faces."

7. At the rowing medal ceremony: "Ah, isn't that nice, the wife of the IOC
president is hugging the cox of the British crew."

8. Soccer commentator: "Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like they've got
eleven Dicks on the field."

9. Tennis commentator: "One of the reasons Andy is playing so well is that,
before the final round, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them... Oh
my God, what have I just said?"



Thursday, August 19, 2021



This month the prompts will be here, but are being provided by David M Gascoigne.

This week's prompts are

  1. Blurry
  2. Fig
  3. Leading
  4. Oversexed
  5. Intolerable
  6. Glacial




  1. Romantic
  2. Dogmatic
  3. Nebulous
  4. Gum
  5. Fodder
  6. Deprecate



Boss Hog was most intolerable. He was a beautiful rooster but definitely oversexed. Their lovely flock of hens were terrified when this big fellow came near them with romantic intentions. Thankfully the rooster's vision was blurry enough to slow his approach to the ladies. Plus he chased and terrified the Brown's grandchildren. The farmer could not help but deprecate about this brazen fowl in his barnyard. However Farmer Brown managed to remain glacial to keep his wife happy. But, she loved this rooster and was very dogmatic in her opinion of the fellow she had raised as a chick. Her husband's opinion did not mean a fig to her. She strolled the yard leading Boss Hog everywhere.

Farmer Brown approached his wife one day with an idea. “My dear, have you ever heard of the Rooster Barn in Ottawa? It is a fun retirement home for old roosters. The total plan is a bit nebulous now but we can think on it.” Farmer Brown looked hopefully at his wife believing she might consider the idea and he chomped hard on his gum. He watched as Boss Hog pecked at the fodder on the ground.

Mrs. Brown patted her big rooster on his comb and smiled with pity at her husband, responding “It ain't never gonna happen.”


Boss Hog caged for travel.


Tuesday, August 17, 2021



My grandson Michael is visiting me today and gave me some funnies to share. 

These are a few left in my file.  I'm running out of funny.

Friday, August 13, 2021


 Oops, I am late again.

This month, the prompts are being provided by David M. Gasciogne and posted by Elephant's Child.     


This week's prompts are:



















Susan's mother was aghast at the site visible to her.   Brandon held Phillip tightly as he tried to frogmarch him down the stairs.  Phillip was bound and gagged tightly.  Despite his efforts he could not wriggle free.  Susan went into a frenzy as she  demanded Brandon explain what he had such a hold on her beautiful son Phillip.  


"I found Phillip and was loading all your precious silver into a bag.  I caught him and he tried to escape my grasp so I had to tie him up."  


Phillip's shoulder was twisted in pain and he mumbled through the mask.  Susan wanted to untie every knot and free her son.  She could only snivel at the sticky wicket that they had to deal with.  Phillip squirmed and squirmed desperately trying to tell something to his mother. Finally he was able to explain what had happened.  Susan would never feel magnanimous toward Brandon.  She hoped the authorities would be able to catch him. 


 It was obvious Brandon had been able to spoonfeed Susan a lie. Brandon left them to settle their problem by themselves while he ran off with the bag of silver family heirlooms.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021