Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
Happy New Year

Friday, September 30, 2022

FRIDAY FACE OFF - 09-30-2022

 More faces from 2016.  Hopefully posting these old ones will get me in the swing of things to do some creative work again.  I have lost my zip.


Fun with Three Stooges in 20l6 by eaghl

DVArtist Friday challenge.

Thursday, September 29, 2022

DID YOU KNOW...

 DID YOU KNOW...


Abraham Lincoln Was Also a Licensed Bartender

Besides being a wrestling champ, Lincoln was also a licensed bartender. In 1833, the 16th president opened up a bar called Berry and Lincoln with his friend William F. Berry in New Salem, Illinois. The shop was eventually closed when Berry, an alcoholic,  consumed most of the shop's supply.

Wednesday, September 28, 2022

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY - 09-28-2022

 

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY – 09-28-2022

The prompts will be on Elephant's Child this month, but they are being provided by David M. Gascoigne.

Afternoon, furrowed, enchanted, knowing, organized, singing

and/or

Clutched, beyond, metaphysical, symbiosis, vital, father.


MOB VIOLENCE by Granny Annie

We had intended to have a happy drive to my Grandmother's house. We turned the corner to encounter a metaphysical symbiosis of two wild groups of rioters. Father clutched the steering wheel. His brow was furrowed. It was easy to tell he was worried but I was enchanted. The sounds of organized singing was beautiful on this crowded afternoon. Everything seemed perfectly fine to me but my all-knowing dad knew better. Making our way beyond this crowd would be vital. The news on the radio told the story and I finally understood.

Tuesday, September 27, 2022

HAPPY FUNNY TUESDAY - 09-27-2022

 


Snort, snort...
The roundest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi.
 
I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian.
 
She was only a whisky maker, but he loved her still.
 
A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math disruption.
 
The butcher backed into the meat grinder and got a little behind in his work.
 








 
 

Monday, September 26, 2022

Saturday, September 24, 2022

LOOK WHAT I AM INTO NOW...

 You are all aware that I am busy attending book reviews.  Well, now I am hosting monthly book reviews at our local Senior Center.  Our Center proposed that a local reviewer come to us and do some book reviews but there would be a charge of $50.  Since we are a non-profit organization, I agreed to try some book reviews at no charge.  For October I will review THE SILENT PATIENT which was heard at one I attended and then for November I will review EMPIRE OF PAIN.  If you have not read this book you must.  


Empire of Pain: The Secret History of the Sackler Dynasty is a 2021 book by Patrick Radden Keefe. The book examines the history of the Sackler family, including the founding of Purdue Pharma, their role in the marketing of pharmaceuticals, and the family's central role in the opioid epidemic.

Friday, September 23, 2022

Thursday, September 22, 2022

DID YOU KNOW...

 DID YOU KNOW...


One Time, 100 Imposters Claimed to Be Marie Antoinette's Dead Son

After the French Revolution, eight-year-old Louis XVII was imprisoned and then never seen in public ever again. His parents were executed in 1793 and, afterward, he was horrifically abused, neglected, and left isolated in a prison cell in the Paris Temple. In 1795, he died of Tuberculous at 10-years-old. His body was buried in secret in a mass grave. Years later, dozens of men came forward claiming to be him because a Bourbon restoration was a possibility and a successful claimant could then potentially find himself on the throne of France.


Wednesday, September 21, 2022

WFW - FROM THE PAST 08-4-2016

 I don't have time to compose, so here is another composition from my first year participating in the Words For Wednesday. August 4, 2016

Words for Wedensday offered by Hannah BananaFace this month. Not just two sets for words but two pictures to choose from this week. I took the first set of words:

Convalescence - Rancor - Empathy - Expertise - Dangle – Tissues

And chose the picture of the Abandoned Car

 
AGING by Granny Annie

The abandoned car found there
Appeared to be in convalescence.
Years of neglect had caused it to
Lose it's effervescence.

Treatment of a once fine car
Began to raise my rancor.
Not even good enough to be
Repossessed by the banker.

The thoughts of this neglected car
Definitely stirred my empathy
Perhaps such abandonment
Would become my legacy.

Formerly talented with a lot
Of life's brilliant expertise,
Then one day deserted to
Gather rust and never please.

A bright ornament on the
Car mirror used to dangle.
Now wilted beyond recognition
Hanging at an awkward angle.

Tears in my eyes caused me to
Dig in my purse for tissues
Walking away from the car forever
While my own aging plight continues.

Tuesday, September 20, 2022

HAPPY FUNNY TUESDAY - 09-20-2022

 

"Vegetarians, if you love animals so much then why do you keep eating all their food?" Unknown Origin  

"I can hear music coming out of my printer. I think the paper's jammin' again." Unknown Origin 

 Sincerity is everything. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made. (George Burns)

 

 








Thursday, September 15, 2022

DID YOU KNOW

 DID YOU KNOW...

Turkeys Were Once Worshiped Like Gods?


 

These big birds, in 300 B.C. were heralded by the Mayan people as vessels of the gods and were honored as such, so much so that they were domesticated to have roles in religious rites. They were symbols of power and prestige and can be found everywhere in Maya iconography and archaeology. 


Wednesday, September 14, 2022

BEST ADVENTURE & WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY

 SEVEN YEARS AGO I WAS IN ALASKA WITH MY SIBLINGS.  I TOOK THE PICTURES SO IT DOESN'T LOOK LIKE I WAS THERE BUT I WAS.

Brother and sister.

Siblings are down there somewhere.

Brother, SIL, Sister, BIL


When I first joined the Words For Wednesday I would write a poem with the words instead of a story. 
Here is my first post in 2016. Right now I don't have time to concentrate on a new story so I will re-run some oldies but goodies.

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.


Tuesday, September 13, 2022

HAPPY FUNNY TUESDAY

 

A man shouts frantically into the phone

"My wife is pregnant and her contractions are only two minutes apart!"

"Is this her first child?" asks the Doctor.

"No", he shouts, "this is her husband!"










Sunday, September 11, 2022

WHERE HAVE I BEEN?

 WHERE HAVE I BEEN?  

I have joined two book clubs.  It has taken me a while to get in the swing of things.  Now I hope to catch up on some blog writing and reading.  Meanwhile, here are a few of the books reviewed:

THE HATE YOU GIVE by Angie Thomas

THE SILENT PATIENT by Alex Michaelides

THE FOUR WINDS by Kristin Hannah

UNDER THE TULIP TREE by Michelle Shocklee

Upcoming books:

THE DIAMOND EYE by Kate Quinn

THE BRIDGE by Karen Kingsbury (for Christmas read)

 (Plus two more and I forgot.  Will post when I remember.)

 


 

Thursday, August 04, 2022

DID YOU KNOW...

 DID YOU KNOW...

Paul Revere Never Actually Shouted, "The British Are Coming!"


While everyone knows the story of Revere's famous ride in which he was said to have warned colonial militia of the approaching enemy by yelling "The British are coming!" This is actually false. According to History.com operation was meant to be quiet and stealthy, since British troops were hiding out in the Massachusetts countryside. Also, colonial Americans still considered themselves to be British.

 

P.S. Hoping to post Words For Wednesday on Saturday, 08-06-2022


Tuesday, August 02, 2022

HAPPY FUNNY TUESDAY - 08-02-2022

 HAPPY FUNNY TUESDAY - 08-02-2022

Join Happy Tuesday and link your funnies to Sandee at Comedy Plus


I thought it was sad to learn that the word "tonto" in Spanish and Italian means silly or dumb. Surely the Lone Ranger wasn't calling his faithful companion Tonto silly or dumb. Then I recently learned that Kemo Sabe in Navajo means "soggy shrub". Guess they were even. LOL












Monday, August 01, 2022

Friday, July 29, 2022

FRIDAY FACE OFF - 07-29-2022

                                                     FRIDAY FACE OFF - 07-29-2022

 

Jerry from JKPP by eaghl
 

 

I will link up with DVArtist Nicole

Thursday, July 28, 2022

DID YOU KNOW

 DID YOU KNOW...


Pope Gregory IV Declared a War On Cats

 Pope Gregory IV declared war on cats in the 13th Century. He said that black cats were instruments of Satan. Because of this belief, he ordered the extermination of these felines throughout Europe. However, this plan backfired, as it resulted in an increase in the population of plague-carrying rats.


Wednesday, July 27, 2022

WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY - 07-27-2022

 The prompts will be here this month and are provided by Hilary Melton-Butcher .  This time I just used the first 6.

 

DANGEROUS TREK by Granny Annie

It had been a a long arduous journey. The scorching heat, the wild animals, the robbers were serious threats..The old cowboy was jubilant as he finally reached the end of the desert. His horse Ginger enjoyed the water this oasis provided them. When Cowboy Bob first saw the shimmering image of the water well and tree ahead he thought sure it was just a smudge in his eye...a counterfeit depiction. He believed he knew how the archaeologists had felt when they discovered the Rosetta Stone. Bob knew they would soon reach the ocean and begin splashing in the water and beachcombing.

 

Tuesday, July 26, 2022

QUESTION OF THE WEEK AND HAPPY FUNNY TUESDAY - 07-26-2022

 QUESTION OF THE WEEK...

What has life taught you recently?

 &

HAPPY FUNNY TUESDAY

Join Happy Tuesday and link your funnies to Sandee at Comedy Plus

 


Innuendo: Italian suppository.


"When everything's coming your way, you're in the wrong lane."


Woman sitting at home on the veranda with her husband and she says: "I love you."

He asks: "Is that you or the wine talking?"

She replies: "It's me ............... talking to the wine."