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Thursday, April 29, 2021

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY (on Thursday) 04-29-2021


This month, the prompts have been provided by WiseWebWoman.    She has done a great job giving us word and picture prompts.  Thanks๐Ÿ’“

This week, the words are:










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NO HELP by Granny Annie

Alice was returning from work and the market when Jerry handed her another bag.  It held his success of the wasted day...a large, plump pheasant.

"Cook this for our dinner tonight Alice!" Jerry demanded.  Her mean, unemployed husband then headed for the pub to congregate with his friends and brag about his hunt. He did not bother to offer helping carry the bags into the house for her.

Alice stood in her kitchen feeling an impulse to throw everything on the floor. She knew that Jerry would fill himself up with wine and then invite half the bar to come for dinner. She also knew if the meal was not ready on time, a hazard would ensue.  

A beautiful light dawned on Alice and a smile crossed her face.  A strong surging strength filled her heart and she knew what to do. She placed the bloody bird in the center of the table along with a note that read, "Here is your dinner.  Enjoy." and she walked out the door for good.

Tuesday, April 27, 2021



                      Hosted weekly by Sandee of Comedy Plus


Men are like bank accounts. The more money, the more interest they generate.

Mark Twain


Let us be thankful for the fools. But for them the rest of us could not succeed.

Mark Twain


Politicians and diapers must be changed often, and for the same reason.

Mark Twain


Saturday, April 24, 2021


My family members have rarely complained about the bed in my guest room.  My poor brother, who had a bad back,  once went out to try and find a new bed that could be delivered during their visit.  He could not find a place. Now when they visit, they stay in a nearby hotel. They only come here once every couple of years, so I did not believe the purchase of a new bed was a priority.

The kids and grandkids have managed the bed with little concern (I thought).  Sometimes on awakening guests could be found sleeping on the living room couch or den couch. My assumption was that they fell asleep watching TV. A new bed didn't seem like a major priority as long as I fed them well. As a child my memories were of sleeping anywhere when visiting grandparents.

This weekend my daughter and son-in-law were here.  They took the bed apart and put it on the floor and said they slept very well.  Guess they were having a problem.๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ˜„ 


Wednesday, April 21, 2021



This month, the prompts are being provided by WiseWebWoman.

From "A Moveable Feast" by Ernest Hemingway. Photo from front cover of book. (an annual read for me)











WHAT WAS SHE DOING by Granny Annie


Was she picking her nose?  Too much whiskey seemed to have 

loosened her up.  The picture taken could only eliminate the true 

celebration and turn it into shameful wickedness.  The fellow

next to her with the moustache seemed to be a thermometer for 

the group.  He tried to jockey the photographer

 away before this gathering would slaughter the joyful occasion

 into a colorless party of slander. Now the man across from her 

was considering picking his nose too.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021



“My mother always used to say: The older you get, the better you get, unless you’re a banana.”
—Rose (Betty White), The Golden Girls

“Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way when you criticize them, you are a mile away from them and you have their shoes.”
—Jack Handey

“When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.”
—Erma Bombeck



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Sunday, April 18, 2021



I took these interesting facts from my QUIZ DAILY.

 Do you know the original purpose of a toaster was to preserve bread? Making toast began as far back as Roman times, when bread was toasted to prolong its shelf life. Before electric appliances, the toaster was often a special fork or wire rack held over a hot stone or fire. The word “toast” comes from the Latin word “tostum,” for scorching or burning.  

Josephine Cochran invented the dishwasher to avoid breaking china.  She was a socialite in the mid-1800s, with many occasions to break out the fancy china — “break” being the operative word, as she found her dishes easily broke with hand-washing. Previously invented dishwashers used hand-turned scrubbers, which also caused damage. To save herself the headache, she built a new kind of washing machine that used water pressure to treat the dishes more gently and got the job done even faster.

 An early version of the blender helped create the polio vaccine. Dr. Jonas Salk used the Waring Blendor — originally designed for milkshakes — to help him create the polio vaccine. He pureed the dead polio virus with a serum, which then got injected into a patient, effectively preventing the virus. The blender he used was made specifically for scientific usage when Fred Waring was asked to make a special sealed blender for labs.

 A Norwegian kitchen invention was based on a cheese slicer. Thor Bjorklund made furniture for a living. When he needed a way to get even slices of cheese, he looked to his toolbox. In 1925, after many tries, he invented a cheese slicer based on a carpenter’s plane, which created perfect slices and wasted less cheese. The design has barely changed since the original.

Why can’t metal be put in the microwave? Microwaves can pass through many different materials, including paper, plastic, and glass. Food heats when water molecules inside it absorb the microwaves. But microwaves bounce off metal, reflecting them all over the inside of the appliance. The electromagnetic activity creates an electric field, which can lead to popping noises or even a fire.

Italian noblewoman Catherine de Medici popularized the fork in England. Forks were once thought of as ridiculous and unnecessary utensils. When Catherine de Medici married King Henry II in 1533, she brought her forks with her from Italy, where they were already popular. Forks were not commonly used in America until the 1850s, when they began contributing to the uniquely American style of using utensils that Emily Post called the “zig-zag method.”



Friday, April 16, 2021


  IT'S BEEN A WHILE -- This is a Bridge To Nowhere -- an ACEO/ATC by eaghl for Paint Party Friday.



Thursday, April 15, 2021


 I am so VERY THANKFUL for another fun, crazy sibling reunion.

My brother, my SIL, me, my sister, my BIL, all still kids.
 Can you guess which two were misbehavin'?

I was never misbehavin'. Self Portrait:-)

See how precious I was.

Here is a young Slim telling a very young Luke Sky-walker what to expect around here.

Wednesday, April 14, 2021



This month, the prompts are being provided by WiseWebWoman.   Words for Wednesday will be there for the Month of April. All the way from Newfoundland, Canada, which has its own time zone - 30 minutes ahead of the rest of Canada. Thanks as always to Elephant's Child for keeping this feast going. 














PANDEMIC GLORY by Granny Annie

The pandemic sheltered me under a canopy of quiet.  It was not a thorn in my side because I became a well oiled machine,  allowed  to concentrate on hobbies and charity

Exercise took away my limp as I walked every day.  The length of my home was my aisle for pacing on days that cold and rain would not allow me outside. 

If it was my desire I could do absolutely nothing. Sometimes I could sneak an occasional treat and not worry about the calories. Over the year I managed to lose 34 pounds.

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

HAPPY TUESDAY 04-13-2021


He who laughs, lasts! — Mary Pettibone Poole
Humor is a prelude to faith and laughter is the beginning of prayer. — Reinhold Niebuhr
Humor is laughing at what you haven’t got when you ought to have it. — James Langston Hughes

Thanks to Sandee of Comedy Plus

Monday, April 12, 2021

Friday, April 09, 2021

FELINE FRIDAY 04-09-2021


These were the days on Nol-Noc Estates of lots of chickens and cats.  This is why Boomer the cat left home.

Thanks Brian for this blog hop Feline Friday

Surprise Kittens (see my sidebar)

Thursday, April 08, 2021


 Why must people deny these historical facts?

I believe historical Jesus is more beautiful and authentic.

Tuesday, April 06, 2021



I an happy joining Comedy Plus’ Happy Tuesday.

Charles Schulz

"My life has no purpose, no direction, no aim, no meaning, and yet I'm happy. I can't figure it out. What am I doing right?"

J. P. Getty

“My formula for success is rise early, work late, and strike oil.

Reba McEntire

"To succeed in life, you need three things: a wishbone, a backbone, and a funny bone."

James A. Garfield

"Man cannot live by bread alone; he must have peanut butter." 


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