Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
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Thursday, June 30, 2016


This week I used all the words River provided for the last in June.  She has done a good job supplying us with challenging words for the fun.

virus, business, instrument, special, complex, superhuman, hottest, reconnect, interactive, driftwood, mystery, continental and the phrase, "there is a Prince Charming in all good fairy stories".

JUNGLE FEVER by Granny Annie

Traveling through the Land of the Lost
A virus infected our hiking tour.
It was our business to seek out care
To find some instrument of a cure.

Jungle scenery and animals
Seemed less than special now.
Superhumans we were not
For complex rescue to allow.

What shelter on a hottest day?
Would we ever reconnect?
A burning fever plagued us
As interactive minds reflect.

Was it driftwood that infected us?
What could solve this mystery?
Moving like a continental army
We headed toward a churning sea.

But, “there is a Prince Charming
In all good fairy stories” still.
Kissing was found to be the cure
Ending a need for any medical pill.

A few might go again someday.
The Land of the Lost was in each heart.
We went home healthy and happy.
We had enjoyed the kissing part.

Monday, June 27, 2016


Question Of The Week 6-27-16

What did you do in the summer when you were growing up?

Blogger Changes in the wind said...
I love to roller skate and no we had no rinks just a cement basketball court.
8:40 AM
Blogger Jan said...
A lot of roller skating and a lot of reading
9:26 AM
Blogger Birdie said...
My grandparents didn't believe in leaving money to their children and grandchildren in a will so they gave money to everyone. One time they gave $10,000 so my parents decided to put in a pool. And that is where I spent my summers! It was awesome. My grandma died first and when my grandpa died he didn't have more than a few hundred dollars to his name.
12:28 PM
Blogger cube said...
Because I grew up in NYC, I did lots of reading with weekend trips to the park for running, and riding our bikes down a sinisterly steep hill at Riverside Park and avoiding a concrete water faucet, etc.. Once I turned 11, we moved to Florida and got a pool. It was hard for my mom to get us out of it even to eat. Often, we'd have sandwiches at pool's edge for lunch and tempestual fits over not wanting to come in for dinner.

Reading, running and swimming... that about covers it.
3:06 PM
Blogger Brig said...
Water skied, camped, read a lot, sewed, swam in a neighbors pool, spent time with my granny, and hoed weeds in bean fields for my dad, a lot of bean fields, every summer.
3:27 PM
Blogger Lisa said...
Mostly I played in the backyard with the neighborhood kids. There was a gang of about 15 of us who were the same age. When we weren't playing hide and seek or kick the can, we'd go to the rec center to swim or play volleyball or kickball. Or we'd just ride our bikes or skate on the sidewalks. Occasionally we'd be allowed to go to the skating rink or to the bowling alley. Then on Friday nights somebodies mother would load everyone up in her car and take us to the drive-in theater. If it sounds like Leave-it-to-Beaver-land, it was. Too bad we didn't appreciate it as such when we were young.
3:33 PM
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...
I spent the summers in Ohio in a bathing suit and in Key West on pony back. Can't ever remember being bored.
4:03 PM
Blogger Elephant's Child said...
Reading, swimming, cycling...
4:54 PM
Blogger Barb said...
I daydreamed, read, rode bike, and went swimming in the public town pool. I was a latchkey kid.
6:45 PM
Blogger Tammie Lee said...
often we would go to the beach for 5 days and stay in a cabana, then home on Mon. and Tues. to wash clothes and get ready to do it again. perhaps all that good fun is why I am always dealing with skin cancer and pre-skin cancers...... What did you do?
9:16 PM

Blogger Lynn said...
Lots of reading. Going to Lake Sinclair with the fam.
5:18 AM
Blogger Louvregirl said...
8:40 AM
Blogger LL Cool Joe said...
Tried to avoid being hit or screamed at.
1:32 PM
Blogger Lee said...
Oh, boy! I did so many things...this would turn into a "Gone with the Wind" if I listed them all! :)
9:42 PM

Blogger Pat said...
Played tennis - badly - and enjoyed camping, climbing and boating.
9:24 AM
Blogger River said...
Up at dawn, walk down to the beach, stay all day and come home as the sun was going down. From about age eight. It was a small town where everyone knew everyone else just about, so I was safe and home was five minutes walk away. When I wasn't at the beach I was reading, sometimes up in a tree reading.
1:46 AM

Blogger My name is Erika. said...
Love this idea. You got some cool comments. I read, rode my bike, played with my friends, played Gin rummy, went to the lake to go swimming and sometimes even went to my aunts camp in Maine where we could walk on the rocks and look for sea creatures at low tide.
8:27 AM