Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
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Wednesday, August 31, 2016


Hannah BananaFace provided our Words For Wednesaday today.  I shared them with my sister's 12 year old granddaughter Nora and she wove this very creative story.  The words this week are:


I will start with this narrative in a garden. Lola was working on her crocus and the rest of her garden. She was redesigning it to a luau theme. It would have torches and a fire in the fire pit. There would be a party and everyone would get a shawl made out of flowers. There would also be a fount with fake lava instead of water. All she needed was a knife to cut the thick weeds and her garden would be perfect.

(My use of the words will follow later.  So proud of this grand niece.  Maybe her brother will join us too.)

Here are my Words For Wednesday in story form.

BAD BOYS BAD BOYS by Granny Annie

They were running through the amphitheater. As they did they knocked over the vase of crocus on the altar.. The fleeing man tripped over the baptismal fount and continued on without stopping. He was wearing a dress and had a shawl over his head but the disguise did not fool anyone. The battery in the pursuer's flashlight failed and he had to grab a torch from the aisle in order to see and stop the man with the knife. The dedicated chaser tackled the assailant. He got his man and thus endeth this narrative of an episode of COPS.


Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Just moments before I was sitting on this mower.

I always mow the field with my big tractor.  Got it in my head that it would be good to mow a walking path around the rim of the field with my riding mower.  This mower would cut a lot closer.  

First I lost the key to the mower so I ordered another from Amazon.  It got here quickly and as soon at the UPS man delivered it I was off and running.  

Mowed around once and decided to go a second time.  Thought there was a lot of dust stirring up until I realized it wasn't dust, it was smoke and looked down to see flames lapping at my feet.  

I jumped off the mower, called the neighbors who came with fire extinguishers but not enough to stop the flames from spreading so called 911 and the Volunteer Fire Department arrived putting it out before it could  rage further. 

Now I have a walking path but it has a rather large black melted object in my way.
Fire going up my Fir tree.  Glad no structures were close by.
Volunteer Fire Department on the scene with two trucks.
Remains of the day:-(

Monday, August 29, 2016


Question Of The Week 8-29-16

If you could be any character in fiction, 
whom would you be?

Blogger Elephant's Child said...
An Entwife.
4:25 AM
Blogger Tabor said...
Boy, that is a hard one. So many good characters...but mostly male due to our cultural gender bias. Maybe Pis-cine in Life of Pi. Or Harry Potter. For females perhaps Charlotte in Charlotte's Web or Scout in Too Kill a Mockingbird. There are many other secondary characters I am forgetting, I am sure. Cannot possibly select just one!
4:35 AM
Blogger River said...
I've no idea who I would be but now I have to google Entwife.
4:58 AM
Blogger Louvregirl said...
'Elinor' in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. She does everything a (good) character should do in a movie....swoon, fall in love, and 'almost' die. She is beautiful and young. (Plus) She 'gets' the 'rich' AND kind Colonel Brandon, eventually! When she is on her deathbed, I would switch to her sister, Marianne. :-)

[I absolutely adore the time period, costumes or clothing, hairstyles and life styles in Jane Austen's time period/novels. (They live in a small cottage on a lake.)] :-)

It was 'Elinor' in S & S, or 'Jo' in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott...(...she gets (from her Aunt) the looming, beautiful old house to teach school in...and, of course, the 'Professor.') ;-)

LOVE this question! Too much to choose from, actually! ;-D
7:37 AM
Blogger Kailani said...
I can't say that your choice is a bad one! This is one I have to think on, though. hmmmm

Ok,Frances Mayes from 'Under the Tuscan Sun.' :)
8:09 AM
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...
Scarlett O'Hara. It wouldn't hurt to be a knock out and you have to love her resiliency. Also, I really don't think Rhett was actually done with her. He'd be back.
10:26 AM

Blogger Lee said...
Dagny Taggart from "Atlas Shrugged".
8:42 PM

Rob and Monica said...
I really have no idea who I would choose. I would have to give it a lot of thought. I will say that I love that someone chose "entwife". That is a very original idea! (Rob)
7:26 AM
Blogger Lynn said...
Scout from To Kill a Mockingbird, I think.
3:39 PM

Blogger The Happy Whisk said...
Fun to read these answers.
7:23 PM
Blogger Granny Annie said...
It is fun to read these answers Happy Whisk but we don't know your fictional character nor do we know Rob's or Rivers. I loved them so much especially the Entwife, ruler of all:-)
6:08 AM

Saturday, August 27, 2016


What??? You missed National Dog Day!!! You got some splainin' to do:-(   We want cake.
Frankie is telling Slim, "You ask her.  Just go ahead and ask her.  She'll give us cake."

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Hannah BananaFace has again offered us lots of inspiration for the Words For Wednesday challenge. She says, "However the prompts move you to write, it's a-okay with us! The rules are, "Write, baby, write." Whether it's poems, plays, short stories, prompts, lyrics, or more, whatever you like-just write!"

Words for this week: 
Fireflies (or lightning bugs, per your dialect)

Picture for this week;

My composition:

TIME ERASED by Granny Annie

Standing guard with only
The company of the fireflies,
He yearned for his grandfather
As he gazed into the skies.

The young boy knew Pappy
Would eventually come there.
He closed his eyes.
He said a special prayer.

Others taunted the boy about
His granddad's checkered past
Leaving the youngster
With eyes and heart downcast.

He tried not to let it matter.
He spent this time
Whistling the happy tune
Pappy taught about sunshine.

Perhaps the song would
Lead his grandfather to him.
This waiting a solemn time
As the park lights grew dim.

The anxious boy opened the thermos
Pausing before taking a sip.
A silver haired man approached.
You could sense the kinship.

Pappy gently reached out
To wipe the boys tears.
He embraced his grandson.
He erased the missing years.


Monday, August 22, 2016


Question Of The Week 8-22-16

If you could be any age again for one week, what age would  you be and what would  you do that week?
Blogger LL Cool Joe said...
I'm not sure I'd want to go back, although if I did I'd see my Dad again, as I miss him terribly. Maybe when we all used to go as a family at Centre Parcs, so not too far back really. Maybe when I was 35.
10:10 AM
Blogger Lisa said...
I'd be 17, and I'd tell that boy that, hell no! I didn't want to go on a date with him, and I didn't want to follow him down to that expensive private college. I'd stay home and go to the local community college and marry someone capable of loving me. That's what I'd do.
10:16 AM
Blogger Jan said...
I'd be around 2 weeks old and everyone would obey my every command because they would be loud.
11:23 AM
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...
I'd opt for 11. We were living in Key West with my much loved grandmother. I enjoyed a tropical paradise, had a pony, a steady boy friend and enjoyed my only period of complete popularity. Sign.
11:35 AM
Blogger Kailani said...
18...and even if I fell in love with him again, I'd make sure to stay for my Bachelor's degree, and not drop out after 2 years. :)
11:41 AM
Blogger Elephant's Child said...
Now is just fine. And I wouldn't be a teenager again for anyone. Way too much anxt.
3:01 PM
Blogger Brig said...
I'd be in my late twenties, and the kids, the Cowman, and I would again be living in the back of beyond of Oregon. Riding through cattle every day, fishing, building a teepee on the lawn, and just loving life.
8:10 PM
Blogger Lee said...
40....have a ball!
8:50 PM
Blogger River said...
Seventeen, floating on the river in a giant inner tube with a bunch of friends. Best summer ever!
10:26 PM
Blogger Ellymae said...
Never my Freshman year of college again.
6:35 AM

Blogger Lynn said...
Hmmm - loved the time I spent with my grandparents in Macon, Georgia when I was 10 years old or so. Climbing trees, playing with the dog, good food, fun day trips. It was always a neat experience.
5:33 AM
Blogger Winifred said...
16! The summer when I left school. Everything was perfect, my Mam was still alive, I had finished my GCEs & hadn't started work. Nothing at all to worry about. We went swimming at the beach every day, can't remember any rain, just glorious carefree summer days full of sunshine.
4:51 PM
Blogger The Happy Whisk said...
That's a good question. I dunno. So far, I've liked all the ages. Each time I say, I could stay this age forever. Then a new year comes and I say, I could stay this age forever.
8:43 PM
Blogger Vest said...
Love Conquers all , a beautiful story. Lovely tears.
2:08 AM
Blogger Pat said...
I'd be 49- just married to my long lost love. I'd like to feel that perfect joy again.
10:07 AM
Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...
I think 14 was the best time. I was less cynical
3:20 PM
Blogger Sparkling Red said...
I'd go back to when I was 15 and fell in love with my first serious boyfriend. I remember going to the roller skating rink and holding hands to 80s slow songs. That would be fun to do again.
6:06 PM