Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
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Thursday, October 27, 2022



Cleopatra Was Not Egyptian

Despite what you may believe, the last queen of Egypt wasn't born in Egypt. As best as Historians can tell, Cleopatra VII (that's her formal name) was Greek. She was a descendant of Alexander the Great's Macedonian general Ptolemy.

Wednesday, October 26, 2022



This month the words/prompts are supplied by River of and can be found right here

This week's words/prompts are: 

1. study 2. exercise 3. gnome 4. cagier 5. fountain 6. super 7. enigma 8. sludge

and this image:

UNUSUAL BRIDGE by Granny Annie

There is no question that the floating bridge was an enigma. My daily trip to the beach was to study this floating bridge.  I had to wonder what people had the nerve to drive across.  It was my decision to try walking the length for exercise. There was a gnome statue with a fountain at either end of the bridge for walkers to cool off. I wanted to try it but the water spray on the ground created a lot of super sludge. Finally I learned a trick from another walker who was cagier than I. This walker wore high rubber boots for the walk and was ready for the muck around the fountains.

Tuesday, October 25, 2022


     HAPPY FUNNY TUESDAY - 10-25-2022


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Thanks to Judy of Just Ask Judy for providing these video funnies.  Hope you can open them.

Thursday, October 20, 2022



The 1929 Wall Street Crash Did Not Cause a Rash of Suicides

 On Black Tuesday, October 24th, 1929, the most shocking stock market crash occurred in U.S. history. It is widely believed that this financial crisis caused countless deaths by suicide, but this was not the case. There were two.

Wednesday, October 19, 2022


 River of Drifting Through Life is providing some great prompts this month.  I don't have time to write a story or poem buy here are the words and maybe you can.  If you give it a try, put it on your blog and tell us.

This week's words/prompts are: 

1. donkey 2. battleground 3. spatula 4. outside 5. bridge 6. stars 7. rescue 8. scorching

and this image:

Maybe I will come back later and try.  Today I am hosting my first book review at our Senior Center.

Tuesday, October 18, 2022



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Monday, October 17, 2022

Saturday, October 15, 2022



The Year is 1922


One hundred years ago!  


Very interesting for all ages.  


This will boggle your mind!


What a difference a century makes!

Here are some statistics for the Year 1922:

The average life expectancy for men was 47 years.

The United States population as of July 1, 1922, was 110.05 million.

Fuel for cars was sold in drug stores only.

Only 14 percent of the homes had a bathtub.

Only 8 percent of the homes had a telephone.

The maximum speed limit in most cities was 10 mph.

The tallest structure in the world was the Eiffel Tower.

The average US wage in 1922 was 22 cents per hour.

The average US worker made between $200 and $400 per year.

  A competent accountant could expect to earn $2,000 per year.

  A dentist earned $2,500 per year.

  A veterinarian between $1,500 and 4,000 per year.

  and, a mechanical engineer for about $5,000 per year.

More than 95 percent of all births took place at home

Ninety percent of all Doctors had NO COLLEGE EDUCATION! Instead, they attended so-called medical schools, many of which were condemned in the press AND the government as "substandard."

Sugar cost four cents a pound.

Eggs were fourteen cents a dozen.

Coffee was fifteen cents a pound.

Most women only washed their hair once a month, and, used Borax or egg yolks for shampoo.    

Canada passed a law that prohibited poor people from entering their country for any reason.

The Five leading causes of death were:

1. Pneumonia and influenza

2. Tuberculosis

3. Diarrhea

4. Heart disease

5. Stroke

The American flag had 45 stars...

The population of Las Vegas, Nevada was only 30.

Crossword puzzles, canned beer, and iced tea hadn't been invented yet.

There was neither a Mother's Day nor a Father's Day.

Two out of every 10 adults couldn't read or write and, only 6 percent of all Americans had graduated from high school.

Marijuana, heroin, and morphine were all available over the counter at local corner drugstores.

Back then pharmacists said, "Heroin clears the complexion, gives buoyancy to the mind, regulates the stomach, and bowels, and is, in fact, a perfect guardian of health!" (Shocking?)

Eighteen percent of households had at least one full-time servant or domestic help…Many times it was a spinster Aunt, or an immigrant relative newly arrived in America.

There were about 230 reported murders in the ENTIRE U.S.A

Thursday, October 13, 2022



The First Face on the $1 Bill Was Not George Washington

The first president was not the first face of the $1 bill! The first face to appear on this currency was Salmon P. Chase. The first $1 bill was issued during the Civil War in 1862. Chase was the Secretary of Treasury at that time and was also the designer of the country's first bank notes. 

Tuesday, October 11, 2022



A man was driving home, drunk as a skunk. Suddenly he has to swerve to avoid a tree, then another, then another.

A cop car pulls him over, so he tells the cop about all the trees in the road.

The cop says, "That's your air freshener swinging about!"


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Saturday, October 08, 2022



 I am a member of a local library book club. The book this month was THE DIAMOND EYE by Kate Quinn. It is a WWII fictional story based on fact. Mila Pavlichenko was a Russian sniper with over 300 kills. She came to the USA as a guest of Eleanor Roosevelt to raise help for Russians against the Nazis. It is an amazing book. Woody Guthrie wrote a song in her honor called Miss Pavlichenko. 


Thursday, October 06, 2022




Women Were Once Banned from Smoking in Public


In 1908, New Yorker Katie Mulcahey was arrested for striking a match against a wall and lighting a cigarette with it. Why? Because this was a violation of The Sullivan Ordinance, a city law banning women (and only women!) from smoking in public. During her hearing at the district court, Mulcahey argued about her rights to smoke cigarettes in public. She was fined $5.00. Two weeks later, The Sullivan Ordinance was vetoed by New York City's mayor.


Tuesday, October 04, 2022



I know a guy who's addicted to brake fluid. He says he can stop any time.

A backward poet writes in-verse.

In democracy it's your vote that counts. In feudalism it's your count that votes.

When cannibals ate a missionary, they got a taste of religion.

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Sunday, October 02, 2022



Is anyone having a problem updating their sidebar on their blog?  I have several that no longer are blogging and I would like to remover them.  There are also a lot of new friends I would like to include on my sidebar but I cannot add them.  If you have suggestions to help, please share them with me.  Thanks!