Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
Happy New Year

Saturday, April 29, 2017


Today this is what occurred in my small town.  My family always wants me to move away from the lake and into town.  Today I am glad to live in the country.  They are not calling a tornado, just high winds.  Uprooted some mighty big trees.  We had high wind out here, flooding, big thunder storms and lots of tree limbs down but no big damage. 

Friday, April 28, 2017


Not funny...just beautiful.  My Easter with daughter's family and brother's family:-)

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Here is my "true" story on Thursday for Words For Wednesday

SISTERS by Granny Annie

A  continual mysterious audition caused Annie to attempt to defy her anticipated misfortune.  It was never a fantasy...simply reality.  This time she knew her efforts would require a commitment both definitive and daunting.  How would she ever discourage or defeat this virulent sister who made her feel so neurotic about this game?  Still, it ended, once again,  as Annie's sister, Elenore managed to be masterful in obtaining the desired Teddy Bear out of the restaurant claw machine.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Lee of Kitchen Connections is providing our Words for Wednesday for April. You can see what others have done in the comments on her site or here in my comment section or on their own blogs (if they tell us).  Hope you will join in with your story or poem. 
The words for May and June will be provided by Margaret Adamson and her friend Sue Fulcher  and found posted on Elephant Child's blog

You have done a great job Lee for the month of April and here is another challenging list of words  I hope to post my contribution soon. Thanks!

Week Four WFW

Monday, April 24, 2017


Question Of The Week, 4-24-17

How many times a day do you 
look in a mirror?

Twice. Once in the morning to be sure I don't have toothpaste on my chin and again at night when I'm washing off the day's sunscreen and sweat

Very seldom...never if I can help it! There's a strange woman who has taken up residence in mine...I have no idea where she came from!! :)

Several, every time I wash my hands and in the morning to get ready for the day and in the early evening to put makeup on to go to dinner and before bed to do a cleanings and since I try to smile at others I take time to smile at myself.

I look. I like getting glimpses of my parents and grandparents.

I am with you. So different when I was younger and looked in the mirror everytime I went to the bathroom.

I know it is fewer every year. 

I guess the getting ready in the morning takes the most mirror time. Other times it's just checking my hair to make sure it's not doing anything crazy (it's curly, so I wash it and let me mostly air dry, which takes until 10 or 11am.) :)

As rarely as possible. I don't recognise the woman who looks out at me, and don't like the looks of her.


My morning look gives me a chuckle as I see what style of bed hair I am wearing. Then when I put on lipstick to go out and finally applying face cream at night. Not so much anymore.

As we have a mirror above the bathroom wash basin, I look in the mirror several times a day, and I try to smile at the reflection, it makes me feel happy!

All the best Jan

I'm quite good at looking at the mirror but only focusing on what I want to look at, like my hair or brushing my teeth. I've never liked seeing myself, for different reasons and since my Dad's death and my Mum becoming ill I know my face reflects those things, so I look in the mirror a few times a day but only focus on whether my teeth and nose are clean and that my hair looks okay. 

What's a mirror?

Definitely in the morning and maybe once more at night. I don't make a Kardashian habit of it. 

What I hate is realizing I should have, but didn"t later on!

Friday, April 21, 2017


You can't blame my son for these.  He hasn't been feeling well this week so didn't contribute to my Friday Funnies. 


What do you call a bunch of rabbits walking backward? 
 A receding hare line:-)

Have a great weekend!

Thursday, April 20, 2017


Here is my TRUE story for 
Words For Wednesday with photo proof:-)

FRANKIE SAGA by Granny Annie

I could not find my young dog Frankie. It was a ludicrous moment when I saw her peeking out from behind the curtain. She had found a new activity balancing on the window sill in order to look out. It was definitely a rebellious choice and one that I was skeptical about allowing. I still had to acknowledge Frankie's creativity. Plus it was so laughable I could not begrudge her another of her many antics.

I only used the first six words in this true story (see picture). Meanwhile, the second six words would fit well in the story and I invite you to continue the saga yourselves by posting another paragraph in the comments using:







Thank you again Lee for 
so many challenging words this week:-)

Look who took me up on my challenge to use the other six words.

Grannie Annie with her open-minded foolhardy philosophy was willing to let her dog Frankie make the discovery of the window sill with the curtain as her canopy and her flawless nose peaking out. I do believe, Grannie Annie that sweet little critter has taken advantage of you.

Love it.
Frankie's philosopy is obviously based on her flawless understanding of your character. It sounds as if the discovery that her charm would allow her to continue to indulge in foolhardy acts without punishment gives her the advantage. And what dog, wouldn't love to be framed by tha gauzy canopy while surveying the world?

Wednesday, April 19, 2017


Lee of Kitchen Connections is providing our Words for Wednesday for April.You can see what others have done in the comments on her site or here in my comment section or on their own blogs (if they tell us).  Hope you will join in with your story or poem. 

Another challenging list of words Lee. I hope to post my contribution soon. Thanks!
Week Three Wednesday Words:-

Sceptical      (or “Skeptical” if you’re in North America)

Monday, April 17, 2017


Question Of The Week, April 17, 2017

(Sorry I am late posting.  I was gone for Easter and just got home.  If you celebrate Easter, I hope it was a wonderful one.)

What is or was your best subject in school?

Geography !

Science. It didn't matter what kind of science it was, I loved it no matter what. 

English and it became my career.

Science. It still fascinates me. 



I did rather poorly in school. It wasn't until I went to college and graduated with a. 4.0 at the top of my class that I found out just how capable I was. But to answer your question. I did very well in Drama.

I always thought it was English, but although I got the Science prize and the Spanish prize at high school graduation, I was disappointed that the English prize went to someone else.

I'm not sure what my best subject was, but I've always loved art...

English (with geography and history tying for second place)!!

Art. I tried very hard at most subjects but I was pretty crap at them all. 


American History.

Math came the most naturally to me though I liked science, history and geography the most. (Rob) 

math and science were (and i guess still are) naturals for me and since i made a 38 year career out of them, i guess it worked!


 (That's true about you Brig, isn't it?)

English and Math.

Art and writing.