Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
Happy New Year

Thursday, July 31, 2014


This is my TBT post.  My maternal grandparents with my mother (Elizabeth, second from left) and her siblings.  All are gone.  How can that be? I wonder about them all the time and I continually start to pick up the phone and call my mom. Plus I see them in my brother and sister, my children and all of my cousins. My grandparents were passionate bird watchers so the bird house in the background is appropriate.

Monday, July 28, 2014


Question Of The Week 7-28-14

You are visiting in the home of a friend.  You glance at a letter on the desk and see that your name is mentioned.  Do you ask  your friend about it? Do you read the letter?  Do you forget about it and go on?

Sunday, July 27, 2014


Olive and Princess Leia did not show up for breakfast.  I found them dining elsewhere.  This was what was left of their breakfast.

Did the cats kill this snake or did the chickens or the guinea fowl?  Regardless I love my critters!!!

This is a copperhead.  The cats were eating remnants of a copperhead snake!!!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014


I immediately made a paste of Adolf's Meat Tenderizer and applied it to my foot then wrapped with a dry wash cloth so I could get around. Then I hobbled back to the scene of the crime and beat the already dying wasp to death.  There was no excuse for the wrath I used to annihilate this poor creature and even less of an excuse for the pleasure I felt in doing so.

Monday, July 21, 2014


Question Of The Week 7-21-14

What is  
new you  
have learned 
to do 

(And they say you can't teach an old dog new tricks!)

Wednesday, July 16, 2014


I have been eager to re-start some exercise before heading for California.  My doctor still does not want me to ride my exercise bike yet but did release me to do some easy walking.   Yesterday I took a stroll around the property.  I had a feeling that I was not alone.  Slowly I turned to find that I had accumulated this entourage.

"Why is she walking?  The golf cart must be broken."
"Don't worry about it, just stay on point."
"Hope there is food at end of this journey and that we get there before the chickens."

Monday, July 14, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014


WaiMei 20 days old
Okay, if you know me, you know that I absolutely love Pandas. Ron and I stood in line for hours at the San Diego Zoo to see the debut of WaiMei when she was introduced to the public at 6 months of age. I had watched her on my computer on the panda-cam since her birth. I was able to view her daily with her mother from the comfort of our Tulsa home. 

You can only imagine my delight when they announced at the senior center on Monday that the largest town near us,  Miami, Oklahoma was getting a Panda. I almost fainted and fell in the floor. How in the world could a place with such a small population rate a valued and on-loan Panda (China only lets us borrow Pandas and not own them) and where would they put such a prize? Did Miami even have a zoo? 

 My table mates then tried to break it to me gently that their excitement was over a new Panda restaurant coming to Miami.

Monday, July 07, 2014


Question Of The Week 7-7-14


Our mother used to tell us the story of 5 little Jack O' Lanterns sitting on the gate and our father used to recite the Three bears in Spanish.  I love to tell children the story of Lil' Orphant Annie "an the goblins el git ya efen ya don' watch out." and Ron could recite The Cremation of Sam McGee.

Friday, July 04, 2014


I have not set foot on an airplane since 1999.  This means that I have not encountered all the new security rules and regulations since 9/11.  

August of this year I will be heading for Los Angeles to see my god daughter Jessi for six days and have managed to book a direct non-stop flight that will take just under three hours.  I do not want to check any bags, so it is my plan to do only carry-on.

I have a CPAP sleep machine which means I will be limited to my one suitcase and my machine in place of my purse.  It is my intention to carry my purse inside my CPAP case. My suitcase space will be limited because I will have to carry all of my medications in their bottles with the labels.  I believe this will work.  If anything is missed, I can surely buy what I might need when I get there.  I plan to carry my cell phone in pocket unless I have to carry it in my purse inside my CPAP bag. 

I will be wearing a thigh leg brace under my clothing.  Possibly will be wearing my carpal tunnel wrist braces or they will also be in my CPAP bag. Does anyone see any problems I might be overlooking?

These two bags are all that I will have with me. 
My small purse will slide in the top of my CPAP bag.
All of my medication, my toiletries and my jewelry will be in clear bags on top of my clothing in the one piece of luggage that meets airline carry-on size requirements. Extra pair of shoes will be in side pockets.

Thursday, July 03, 2014



It is good to know that I didn't do damage to my niece's brain. I let her fall on her head when she was practically brand new. Still she goes on to create bigger and better ideas and this newest one is probably the most exciting yet.  You can find the information about it on Facebook but I am giving you a little preview of

right here on my blog.  A bit of unpaid advertising directed at parents and grandparents and teachers and guardians who want to encourage youngsters to develop an interest in fruits and vegetables.
We received a game board to play the game.  This is for my imaginary friend Lil' Annie. She gets a star every time she eats a fruit or veggie.

Lil' Annie also received a neat pack of stickers and a bag for her game pieces plus a comic book about the 5 STAR DINNER Super Heroes.  They are Kelly Kale, Blu Berry, Jack Apple, So Sweet Potato, and Go Go Garbanzo

Go to 5 STAR DINNER on Facebook or ask your grocer if they have the game:)

Fruits and Vegetables have always been good but they have never been so much FUN!

Learn more about how to play and sign up for coloring pages.  Hear the voices of the Super Heroes by clicking here.