Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
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Sunday, March 02, 2014

Sunday Seven 02-24-14 to 03-02-14

 Gratitude words for the previous week:)








Wonderful son and wonderful granddaughter with neighbors help spent Saturday taking down dead trees. They managed to return safely to their homes before freeze arrived again this morning.


  1. She is sure a pretty one....

  2. I LOVE to play Chicken-Foot .... wish I lived in your neck of the woods!

  3. I like that the list seems to say that you have things to be grateful for in many areas of your life.

  4. Your place looks cozy in spite of the winter weather.
    Nice Sunday list.

  5. You look high and dry that way...we are getting that snow that crossed your area tomorrow.

  6. Anonymous11:14 AM

    Oh man, you have no snow. I'm so jealous. It's -40C here and we still have two feet of snow on the ground. I need spring.
    Grateful for a warm house.

  7. Changes in the wind
    Who is the pretty one? My granddaughter or the backhoe? lol

    Aunt Betsy
    Oh my yes, we would play some Chicken-Foot if you lived close by. You can stop me dead in my tracks just by mentioning a game is up for playing.

    So many things and counting my blessings every Sunday really helps stamp out any negatives.

    My place is very cozy and I hope to live here for a very long time.

    We were high and dry last night and this morning we are ice and snow covered just as predicted. So glad the work was done and my family got back to Tulsa before it hit. March has indeed come in like a lion.

  8. heartinhand
    We have no snow in the picture. That was the reason my kids were here, to get the trees down before the winter blast and the did just that. This morning we have snow, ice and wind chill of zero. Was glad they got finished and back home to Tulsa before freezing rain hit. I am sick and tired of COLD!!!! Aren't you?

  9. Great idea getting those dead trees down. We are in the middle of an ice storm and fortunately, I don't have any dangerous trees either thanks to Entergy who is good trimming or cutting down trees.

  10. I am so happy to be in a townhouse development and have no responsibility whatever for trees falling!! Unlike the previous 31 years, where we had problems with trees every so often (as you may recall...LOL)

    What is chicken-foot?

  11. Chicken foot? There has to be a story behind that.
    Stunning images and, while I am always sorry to see a tree go, it is great it could be done efficiently and safely.

  12. I had to look up what Chicken-Foot was. I got stuff on a band of old Van Halen members. Is Chicken-Foot like train?

  13. Chicken-Foot? I am not familiar with that. But interesting list--i could make up all kinds of stories from it.

  14. Good on your crew! We did the same here recently.
    We have had RAIN, glorious, much needed RAIN, so the cow feed is growing, aquifers are replenishing, all good.

  15. What the heck is chicken foot? I mean, other than what my mother's grandmother used to put into her chicken soup for added flavour.

  16. LOL took me long enough... cause we Westerners call it Mexican Train.

  17. It's great you have such help with the major land chores- I'm on my own here or pay somebody.

    Saw snow n hail on OK on the news this morning- plus the sub-z's again... Yikes! Stay watm!

    Need to look up chicken foot too!

  18. Arkansas Patti
    REC came out Thursday and cut the high limbs but left the downing of the trees to us and the limb removal to us. Sounds like your electric company goes the extra mile. Plus I had the work order in to them since last August.

    Let's see, seems like I remember something about a tree and a chimney falling down, right? Oh woe is me. It is times like this that I wonder if I shouldn't downsize greatly and move. I actually picked up brochures the other day on a nice retirement village on the lake.

    Elephant's Child
    Chicken-Foot is a delightful and challenging game of dominoes. I am a bit competitive and may end up being banned from playing if I don't tone down my excitement. lol We never take down a live tree. These two were dead and threatening our house or barn if they fell during the ice storm that arrived that night.

    I have never played Mexican Train but it is played with the same dominoes that you use to play Chicken-Foot. It seems that those who play Mexican Train do not like to play CF and vice versa.

    My set of Chicken-Foot dominoes actually came with a couple of tiny chickens and I have never figured out what I'm supposed to do with them. Maybe they are supposed to inspire a story.

    We have had so much snow and ice but it has not served to make up for the two years of drought. Still we had to go under a short burn ban. Now we are under snow and ice again and hopefully this is our last bout for a while. I see you came back and commented on Chicken-Foot. I guess it is like Mexican Train but I have never played that. You use the same dominoes and I guess the games are similar.

    Sparkling Red
    No chicken feet in my soup. Of course I don't put any of my chickens in my soup. My chickens are brought here to live out their lives in exchange for eggs. The are named and given a retirement home unless some predator sneaks in and grabs them.

    Riot Kitty
    A game, my dear, only a game. One you must learn if you ever plan to visit me.

    Snaggle Tooth
    Almost all evidence of the trees is gone. The neighbors jumped in to help in exchange for the wood. They are warm this morning in these Oklahoma sub-zero temps you are reading about. I only have to go out to take fresh water to my chickens. When you look up Chicken-Foot, order some dominoes and learn to play. You will love it.

  19. Chicken foot? Hmmm... I haven't heard of that. How wonderful your son and granddaughter are!