Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
Happy New Year

Sunday, January 31, 2021

WHAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY

 Great Sibling Zoom!  (My beautiful sister in lower right corner will kill me for this.đŸ˜„)

Top left my brother Jim, top right Me, bottom right my SIL Elaine, bottom right my sister Elenore.


Horrible storms with hail!  Started as pea sized in town and golf ball size by the time it got to me. Hit my house and sounded like bombs.  Scared me to death.


Tornado spottings around us. (This less than a mile from my house.)



Thursday, January 28, 2021

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY ON THURSDAY 01-28-2021

 

Last of the January, 2021 prompts provided by Charlotte(MotherOwl's Musings).  Alex J. Cavanaugh will provide the February words but they will be found on Elephant Child's blog.

Rivers
Heavy
Shell
Mischief
Searchlight
Yell


And / or

Arm

East
Fruit
Languages
Voice
Though


And/or this photo 


 UNATTENDED BOYS WILL BE WORSE THAN BOYS by Granny Annie

Myrtle Griffin was known to spend her time at her loom, making beautiful textile designs.  While she was hard at her craft, he sons were left to run amok.  One day her drunken sons thought it would be fun to release all the horses on main street and start a stampede through town. Sadly, in the process, the terrified horses trampled and killed a five year old boy crossing the street in this normally quiet town. The Griffin boys took off on a dead run toward Mexico.

Sheriff Dillon gathered a posse. The group of men on horseback crossed the red river. Each carried a heavy load but all the items were necessary. They feared it would be a long journey. The sheriff knew that the scoundrels they were tracking had only meant mischief with their actions, but the results had been tragic.

Suddenly the sound of a shell screeching overhead followed by a loud explosion halted the group of deputized cowboys. Each began to yell with distress and a lot of pain. It was terrifying trying to figure what had happened. Darkness was about to settle on the posse. Sheriff Dillon's lantern would not provide a good beacon as a searchlight. They stopped to rest for the night.

The men attempted to treat any wounded. A deputy had been struck in the arm. He was in shock, especially when it was realized the explosion contained fruit. The unripe pears had blown out of the tightly hard-packed weapon and powered toward them by the force of gun powder. Another typical prank turned deadly played by these young boys.

Morning came and the posse continued their travel South. As they crossed into Mexico they heard loud shouting of mixed languages east of them and voices of laughter ringing out. . That laughter had not been a good idea though and gave away their hiding place. The boys had thought they would not be seen among a group of Hispanic vaqueros herding cattle outside a small town.

The Griffin boys were captured and returned home to stand trial for their deadly actions.


If you are looking for my Paint Party Friday page, click on this link.  byEAGHL

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

HAPPY TUESDAY 01-26-2021

 

        Thank you Sandee for providing so many fun blog hops.








 "A day without laughter is a day wasted" ~ Charlie Chaplin

Monday, January 25, 2021

QUESTION OF THE WEEK 01-25-2021

 What is the most useful thing your parents taught you?

This was a grandmother but still some useful stuff. 


 

Saturday, January 23, 2021

FELINE FRIDAY ON SATURDAY

This is an old story that once had a happy ending and now is a sad story.

Tale Of Two Tails

 


 Kittens Pinky and Simon were adopted for our granddaughter Hope's 4th birthday.  Their family moved to Kansas when the cats were 8 years old. The cats were eventually allowed to go outside of their new home and  they both disappeared in four days. Simon returned with a limp and was taken to the vet for treatment. Simon would be fine.  The family kept watch for Pinky, to no avail.  They were all crushed especially Hope! 

After two months they had all given up on seeing Pinky again as it has been so long.  On August 8th Hope ran downstairs yelling to come quick. "Pinky is back!" and there he was!  He was super skinny but other than that in good shape and even has his collar on still . The family was so happy to have him back :-)

We all wished Pinky could talk so he could tell us his adventures and how he finally found his way home?   

Hope is now 19 and the elderly cats Pinky and Simon both died during this past year 2020.


Wednesday, January 20, 2021

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY 01-20-2021

 

Prompts provided by Charlotte (Mother Owl).

Demand
Surface
Cave
Labyrinth
Unheard
Wonder


And/or

Chest
Wishful
Swam
Swarm
Swan
Procession

And/or the saying: You can't have your cake and eat it!

LOST by Granny Annie

I worked my way through the cave labyrinth. My loud demand to reach the surface went unheard. I could only wonder if I would see my family again.

I was wishful for a quick rescue. My chest pounded with distress as I approached a pool of water in this cold, dark place. Had persons ever swam here before. Maybe a swan procession had passed through. Could a swarm of dragon flies have ever glided over the deep blue water?

I awakened outside of the cave. My children surrounded me, happy for my rescue. I was shoe-less and begged them to let me return for my footwear. “Mother, you are alive!” they told me. “You can replace your shoes. After all, you can't have your cake and eat it (too)! Just be happy for your safety.”

 


 

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

TUESDAY FUN 01-19-2021

 

"Laughter is an instant vacation." ~Milton Berle


Actually more like my daughter:-)








 

Monday, January 18, 2021

Friday, January 15, 2021

STORY FOR FELINE FRIDAY

 Remembering this story from February, 2012

MOLLY OR QUEEN


My sister called shortly before dark Monday evening to share their unfolding adventure.  It seems an unfamiliar cat was trapped in a tree in their backyard.  It was frightened and crying.  My brother-in-law had made several attempts to rescue the feline at the exclusion of climbing up himself to retrieve it.  He has a heart condition and this would not have been a wise move. 


Sis told me her spouse was on his way to the fire department to see if they would or could help  They could not and would not.  So much for the stories of firemen rescuing stranded cats.  All they could do was suggest placing an open can of cat food at the base of the tree to entice the cat down.


There was a lot of unrest in their household watching the cat and keeping an eye on their dog each time he went out so he wouldn't eat the cat food. Plus they imagined the food would attract all kinds of critters into their yard during the night.  The next morning the stranded cat was still huddled in the tree with untouched cat food on the ground.

After searching google for possible answers to the dilemma they decided on calling a tree trimmer.  The man came out and using his proper equipment for tree climbing, rescued the cat.  The tree man gently placed the saved cat on the ground.  The beautiful calico sniffed the food then turned haughtily and walked away to what we assume was the direction of her home.  My sister who had planned on having this rescued cat in her life forever since it would feel such a sense of gratitude, was offended as, after all their trouble and expense, the cat just walked away.  "Bitch" my sister muttered.  

Thus arrived the question of what do you call a female cat.  Everyone knows a female dog is a bitch and a male cat is a Tom.  Does everyone know that a female cat is either called a Queen or a Molly?  This one was undoubtedly a Queen.  She did not bother to run away, she simply departed at her own pace very regally without so much as a "by your leave".

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY 01-13-2021

 

Prompts provided by Charlotte/Mother Owl's Musings

Slowly
Sign
Metallic
Agreement
Reality
Flash


And/or

Tomorrow
Artificially
Protested
Sea
Stump
Labour

 

MORE THAN PETS by Granny Annie

Madeline had to get out of bed slowly to avoid any sign of dizziness. She also wanted to rid her mouth of that horrible metallic taste. Two large dogs seemed to be in agreement for slowing her down. They helped support the reality of the situation appearing in front of Madeline in a flash . It was their job to keep her from rising too quickly.

Was it possible tomorrow could be a better day? She smiled artificially at her sweet pups
and the way they
protested her movements. Madeline's heart broke as her head began to sway. She felt she was riding sea waves once more.


Would her doctors always be
stumped by her undiagnosed illness? Now she simply faced another day of labor/labour as her dear support friends monitored her every step out of the room and into another tedious day.


 

 

Tuesday, January 12, 2021

TUESDAY FUN

 "I bought some powdered water, but I don't know what to add."










 

Friday, January 08, 2021

BACK TO THE VET

Nine days ago Frankie had the little tumor removed from her snout.  Today the trip was for Frankie but when the van pulls out, both dogs must go. Slim watched the back and Frankie kept and eye on the front. We had Frankie's stitches removed and the report was back on the biopsy.  

Benign !



 

Wednesday, January 06, 2021

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY 01-06-2021

 

The prompts for WFW this month are provided by Charlotte (Mother Owl).  These are some good ones.

Centuries
Clock
Circle
Toasting
Murmurs
Field


and/or

Ashtray
Sunshine
Thunder
Corner
Animal
Savouring


RESTORING FREEDOM by Granny Annie

 



A small group of tiny rebel elves let by Copper took shelter under a large mushroom. They were in shock after thinking about their homes of centuries threatened to crumble in front of them. The clock was truly running out on their lives of freedom They had enjoyed the forest without enemies. Now Jerome was their enemy and had sold them out. He was enjoying his new circle of friends. He was toasting the fools that had influenced and lied to him about the importance of forming a government. The elf army heard the murmurs of Jerome's craziness as they sought shelter in the field.


Copper announced that it was time to dump that ashtray of corrupt, crooked elves that only worked for what would benefit them. It was time for soft sunshine to embrace everyone once again but first they had to behave like loud thunder.


Jerome, surrounded by his allies, stood on the podium demanding the elves come out of hiding and follow him. He had a lot of promises. He would see that they all benefited by his leadership. It would only require them to pay this newly formed government a huge annual salary of nuts, herbs and mint clover. This type of demand would empty the coffers of the elves and leave them in starvation.


A rumbling could be heard in the distance. Copper led her group of rebel elves around the corner of the gathering place. She was like a wild animal as she and her small army charged Jerome savoring every bite of his evil and that of his foul cohorts. Their power was gone and the elf homes and lives were saved.


THE END or is it THE BEGINNING?