Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
Happy New Year

Sunday, January 31, 2016


I have been concentrating on my exercise and reached a huge goal yesterday. (My target has only been 10,000 steps.)

This helps explain why I am not as attentive to my blogging and commenting as I used to be.  But I still read everyone.

Monday, January 25, 2016


Question Of The Week, 1-25-16


This is supposed to be an adult catching a child but my son said it looks like a monkey in clothes attacking Frankenstein.   I have to agree.  I can because I drew it.  LOL  Don't trust Frankenstein with your life.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016


We have all heard of a missing dog returning home after a length of time or a runaway cat showing back up . Well now we've heard of a rooster coming home. I gave my Rhode Island Red Rooster away several weeks ago and tonight it turned up on the roost here again. Guess we'll just let him stay. They said they could never get him to go in the chicken house anyway.

"LR" Little Rooster only he's big rooster now.

Monday, January 18, 2016


Question Of The Week, 1-18-16

have you been 
are you going?

Wednesday, January 13, 2016


Look at the picture above and imagine that the dog is bigger and the child is  much smaller.  That is what I saw driving home. I could have hit the child and it scared me to death.  Basically an infant about 18 months old, in the middle of the road.

It was a cold day and the toddler's cheeks were bright red. He was wearing footie pajamas and was obviously lost. Meanwhile a man in a nearby field was heading for the child as quickly as he could.  He spoke sweetly to the frightened child and was able to scoop him up. Neither of us knew the child or where it belonged.

We did the best thing we could and that was to follow the dog.  At the top of the hill the dog went to a house where front door was standing wide open.  The man carried the child inside the house yelling for someone while I sat outside and honked my horn. No one appeared and the man was walking out with the child when suddenly a woman came running from the back of the house wearing only a t-shirt and seemed surprised this man was carrying her son. Obviously she had no idea her child had even been gone. 

The man informed me she said she was the child's mother.  His family all lives in that area and owns the land and the house.  He knew that she wasn't supposed to be living there and said he would investigate it and he would take responsibility. I left reluctantly, making sure he knew my name and where I lived in case I would be needed to testify about the event.            

After calling a few of the other neighbors I learned this was not the first time this small child had been seen unattended in the road.  I went back to my co-rescuer to express my concern.   I felt the need to call the authorities and he said that he would support me in doing whatever my conscience called for. I would have liked to go to the child's home and check  but I feared drugs might be involved.  In hindsight I wish I had called the county sheriff right then.

I knew I could not sleep if something were to happen to that child.  I knew it was simply a miracle that we had gotten the baby out of the road and the next time might not be so fortunate. I call the Department of Human Services and they referred me to the hot-line which I called and gave a report. They gave me an incident number and in a few days I can call back and find out what if anything was done.  I can only pray it has been handled and the child is safe. I will let you know.

UPDATE:  Yesterday I talked to the case worker from Human Services who assured me that he went to the home and investigated.  It seems the front door of the home was faulty and would not close properly.  He oversaw the repair to the door and was assured this would never happen again.  He believed that his visit put the fear of god in the mother.  That was all he could tell me except to thank me for calling and assuring me they would keep a close watch on the home. I also have  his direct line if I see the child out again unattended.

Monday, January 11, 2016


Question Of The Week, 1-11-16

What commercials do you always 
fast forward through 
(like Sarah McLachlan's ASPCA commercials) and which do you watch and laugh about?
 I love Geico especially now with Peter Pan. 
The Progressive commercial 
when the 50's guy asks Flo 
"Where is your husband?" 
And who can't laugh at the 
Duluth Trading Men's Clothing?

Friday, January 08, 2016


Water is back on and I am catching up. The electrician can't bury the line until the ground is a bit drier but at least everything is back up and running. Meanwhile I did the stupidest thing. Since I couldn't do laundry or wash dishes, I decided to burn. Only after I got a roaring fire going did I realize the wind was blowing hard and I didn't have any water if it got out of control. Thankfully the ground and grass were still wet. Ron used to say that I was running amok when he found me. Looks like I am back to it. Plus when I was raising my son and daughter on my own  my dad would say that we all needed adult supervision. My children have grown into responsible adults but can't say the same for their mom.

Wednesday, January 06, 2016


First I had to keep water from coming in my house.  Next I had to pray for a propane delivery before my tank ran out completely.  Now more woes. No water. It seems the flooding caused my barn power to shut down. That caused my well pump to go off. An underground connection from electric pole to the barn shorted out. Now a trench has to be dug from the barn to the pole and a new connection put in. Many dollars! Yikes! The most difficult part was finding an electrician who had the time to take me on. Seems like the flooding created problems for other people. Well you could have fooled me:-) As my daughter used to say, "It's not all about you mother."  Now I just have to remember not to flush.

Monday, January 04, 2016


Question Of The Week, 1-4-16
(First question of the new year)

Do you depend on the internet for answers to your questions?

I used to drive my friends and family crazy with phone calls for answers to my unending questions.  Now I just Google it.  My dad told me once that the search was important even though I might not have all the answers in my lifetime.  But with the internet, I just might.  LOL!