Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
Happy New Year

Saturday, June 22, 2013


It is hospital time again. We have been here since Wednesday and will be here at least until Monday. Ron is dealing with pain issues and has already received a great deal of relief. Cyberspace is on hold for a while for me. Thanks for your care and concern.

Monday, June 17, 2013


Question Of The Week 6-17-13

If you could 
in history, 
it be?

Thursday, June 13, 2013


Their names are Annette, Emilie, Yvonne, Cecile and Marie
Yes I can count.  Yes there are only four birds pictured and five names.  There is one hen in hiding.  These are adult buff orphington sisters that have joined our flock.  They will be beautiful when they are no longer molting.  I bought them at a discount from our neighbor.  Our roosters believe they are already beautiful and they have taken a great deal of the attention from our other hens who greatly need a rest.  We have kept the buff orphs  in separate cages before letting them mix in with the flock then we allowed them loose inside the hen house and now the quints are free ranging with the others.  Everyone seems very happy and these girls have been laying eggs since day one.  WooHoo!

Can anyone guess how I selected their names?  You might have to be pretty old to know the celebrities they are named for.  It will be difficult for me to tell them apart so I hope they can remember the name I gave each one. 

Monday, June 10, 2013


Question Of The Week 6-10-13

What facts do you find most interesting about the human body?

Did you know the acid in your stomach is strong enough to dissolve razorblades?

And human hair is practically indestructible unless you burn it? (I've set my hair on fire twice...yikes!) No wonder it clogs our pipes.

By the way it is ok to tickle someone as long as their mouth isn't duct taped shut:) In other words as long as you don't tickle them until they stop breathing it is ok.

Sunday, June 09, 2013

tiny little update

If you are interested in my diet pill Qsymia results so far, I have lost 7 pounds in three weeks and have not had any side effects.  I have moved from1/2 dose to full dosage capsules.  My appetite has greatly decreased but I'm not sure if it is the pill or a placebo effect.  For more information see my earlier post Skeptically Hopeful.

Thursday, June 06, 2013


You saw the magical mansion my family  lived in for three years of my young life in my previous post.  Now see the castle that I walked past many days.  Tahlequah, Oklahoma was a fairy tale town and I can't help but wonder if it still is.  I know they demolished my dream house, the historic Stapler Mansion but I also know the Franklin Castle still stands and I believe someone might live in it. When I walked past in 1957, '58, '59 and '60 it it was totally covered in vines and my imagination was left to run wild.

Wednesday, June 05, 2013


What caused me to grow up believing I was a princess? Because I had the honor of living in this house when in the 6th, 7th and 8th grades. My formative years. 

 It was the church parsonage for a period of time. As with all other church parsonages, it was a hand-me-down house with hand-me-down furnishings but certainly fancier than the usual stuff. 

 I loved it but my poor mother had to clean it without the advantage of housekeepers that had been available to the previous owners:) Of course she had my sister to help in the house and my brother and dad did the grounds.  Since I was "the baby" it was easy to slip away and feed my daydreams:)

Oh so now you think it was okay for my siblings to pick on me?

Monday, June 03, 2013


Question Of The Week 6-3-13

What is the largest crowd you have 

ever been in?

In the late 70's and early 80's Tulsa, Oklahoma had their own NASL (North American Soccer League) team The Tulsa Roughnecks and on April 20, 1980 I was in the crowd of over 30,000 when they had a 2-1 victory over the New York Cosmos. I do not enjoy large crowds in the least and that one was  big enough to last me a lifetime.

Sunday, June 02, 2013


My sister brought me this lovely new bowl filled to the brim with my favorites.....CHERRIES!  What a delight. I have enjoyed them all week leading up to today, my 67th birthday:)  Reach in a have a few just be careful in case you are among witches:)