Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
Happy New Year

Tuesday, February 28, 2023




Join in every Tuesday.  This is hosted by Sandee of Comedy Plus.

Amazing! You hang something in your closet, for a while, and it shrinks 2 sizes! 


    Skinny people irritate me! Especially when they say things like...'You know sometimes I forget to eat!' .....Now, I've forgotten my address, my mother's maiden name, and my keys, but I have never forgotten to eat..

Sunday, February 26, 2023


 It was a surprise to get a call from an old friend last night.  When I say "old" it is very true.  She was an associate pastor in  my church home.  She saw my name on the register and my phone number and called.  It was amazing to me all the things she remembered about my children.  She was their youth leader from elementary school age to high school graduation.

Her reason to call was because she also remembered about me.  She was amazed about how happy my kids were despite the fact that we were coming out of a divorce and living in adjusted income housing. It was a frightening place to live but my children did not know it.  The loved it because they were surrounded by other children and it was the first time we had lived any place with so many kids. This pastor had trouble believing how well adjusted my son and daughter were despite the sorrow surrounding  their mother.

Now I am 76 and the pastor must be over 90 and my children are in their 50s.  I was able to assure her that we had survived on love and still do with grandchildren and their spouses in the loop.

Friday, February 24, 2023

Thursday, February 23, 2023


  Did you know it would cost $18.3 million to make a replica Darth Vader suit?

Sure, an exact Darth Vader replica would make an awesome Halloween costume but it’s probably a little over budget. According to Time, it would cost the average person $18.3 million to make a real-life replica of the infamous black suit that features a voice modifier, breathing apparatus, prosthetic limbs, and an augmented reality filter.

Wednesday, February 22, 2023




This week's prompts from lissa are:
1 - wonderland
2 - squander
3 - brisk
4 - postcards
5 - wait
6 - stall
7 - leftover

This is lissa's last week doing a wonderful job hosting Words for Wednesday. For March, Susan Kane will provide the prompts at her blog here.

He wanted to wander


But that would SQUANDER

The meeting planned.  

He had sent a POSTCARD

Telling her to WAIT.

He had to STALL in case

The BRISK walk had

Spoiled her fate.

He heard the music

And wondered if the LEFTOVERS

Had made her too sick

To pull back her bedcovers.


(Sorry my friends for this crazy poem.  I just didn't want to leave the space empty.)



Tuesday, February 21, 2023



Join in every Tuesday.  This is hosted by Sandee of Comedy Plus.

A vulture boards an airplane, carrying two dead raccoons. The

stewardess looks at him and says, 'I'm sorry, sir, only one carrion allowed per



Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what happened. 


Monday, February 20, 2023

Sunday, February 19, 2023



Last Thursday I felt like I had not taken my pills. I checked the pill box and the pills were gone so I relaxed knowing they were taken. Later that evening I was talking to my daughter and ask if she would work the next day because of all the snow. She said, "No mother because tomorrow is Saturday." After we hung up I got my pill box and took Friday's pills a bit late in the day.­čśŐ

Friday, February 17, 2023


 Photographs taken without photo-shop

Two worlds divided, New York, USA

 Matt Coneybeare, Editor in Chief

 Matt enjoys exploring the City's with his partner and son. He is an avid marathon runner, and spends most of his time eating, running, and working on cool stuff.

 Amazing aerial photograpy perfectly shows stark contrast between Central Park and the City.

 This amazing aerial photograph shows Central Park and the Upper West Side divided by Central Park West looking South, captured several hundred feet above ground, presumably in a helicopter. It must have been hovering around 86th Street as the Dakota (72nd and Central Park West) is clearly visible about halfway up the photo with its steeply pitched slate roof.


Thursday, February 16, 2023



Grapes light on fire in the microwave.

 Back in 2011, a physicist at the University of Sydney went viral after he placed a grape in the microwave and filmed the fiery aftermath. And oddly enough, scientists couldn't explain the phenomenon until quite recently. A March 2019 study published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported that the fruity fireball occurs as a result of the loose electrons and ions that cluster to form plasma when grapes get hot. (Don't try this at home.)

Wednesday, February 15, 2023


  lissa providing this week's prompts that are valentine-inspired words:
1 - love
2 - happiness
3 - chocolate
4 - single
5 - dinner

6 - hate
7 - sadness
8 - lemon
9 - attached/double (can use either or both)
10 - breakfast

 Julie pouted, "I just HATE Valentine's Day.  What is a SINGLE person to do?"  Her  SADNESS was overpowering when memories of past times with her beloved spouse filled her.   They had been ATTACHED in all activities and celebrated everything together.  Now Julie just sat around an looked like she was puckered up from eating an extra sour LEMON. 

LOVE had not left her in any way but HAPPINESS was not the same.  She laughed to recall how they used to duel over the last piece of CHOCOLATE. The duel was simply a routine act because he always gave up and made sure she won. Now a frozen DINNER was her celebratory BREAKFAST  starting out  another Valentine's Day.

Tuesday, February 14, 2023




Join in every Tuesday.  This is hosted by Sandee of Comedy Plus.


What did the paper clip say to the magnet?
I find you very attractive.

What did the octopus say to his valentine?
I want to hold your hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand, hand.

What did the train say to his Valentine?
“I choo-choo-choose you!”

 I have to end with my favorite annual Valentine cartoon....

Monday, February 13, 2023

Sunday, February 12, 2023



Do children still exchange Valentine's Day cards at school and do they count their cards to determine who is the most popular in the class? That was what happened in my day and it really should have been a criminal offense. (Needless to say, I didn't receive the most cards.)

Valentine's Day is Tuesday. It is a mixed bag of tricks. Most people, and quite possibly more women than men, have expectations for that day. Isn't that strange? And will it ever be all that we want it to be?

Is it really about sharing the love or is it about bragging rights? Will you receive candy and flowers or will you give someone a gift? Do you send and receive Valentine's Day cards? Or, do you pull the covers over you head and just hope the day will pass without anyone asking your "plans for Valentine's Day"?

Or do you quietly celebrate love that day with your partner or your family members or your close friends and consider that a bountiful day?

Friday, February 10, 2023



View from the Window at Gras - Joseph Nic├ęphore Ni├ępce, 1827

This is the very first photograph ever taken. The scientist Nic├ęphore Ni├ępce (1765-1833) was enthralled by the burgeoning craze for Lithography and decided to place polished pewter plates coated with a light sensitive chemical called bitumen of Judea inside a camera obscura. Ni├ępce took this famous picture from his house in Sa├┤ne-et-Loire. The exposure took eight hours. Once the plate was removed from the camera he used a mixture of lavender oil and white petroleum to develop the image.

Thursday, February 09, 2023


 Richard Nixon Was a Great Musician

 The 37th president of the United States (and the only president to resign from office) actually was an extremely talented musician. He played five instruments in total:  piano, saxophone, clarinet, accordion, and violin.

Wednesday, February 08, 2023


Wednesday prompts Feb-8-2023

lissa is providing the February prompts on her blog.

 This week's prompts are numbers:
1 - seventeen (17)
2 - seven (7)
3 - six (6)
4 - ten (10)
5 - nine (9)
6 - thirteen (13)
7 - twenty-five (25)

Matilda was twenty-five years old and had recently given birth to her first child.  She was awaiting the number 9 train.  It would take her and the new baby back to Tulsa, Oklahoma. Her family would be waiting to meet their first grandchild.  She counted at least 17 others awaiting this same train.  It was scheduled to arrive at seven o'clock but was already late.  Her sweet babe began to cry loudly. A young man who was about thirteen years old approached Matilda and ask if he could help her with the infant. This was surprising to have such a young person offer his help.  "Are you sure?" she ask.  The boy replied with confidence, "I been taking care of my six-year-old sister since she was a new baby".  The boy helped her until the very late train finally arrived three hours late at ten o clock. The young man rode with Matilda and helped her with the baby all the way to Tulsa. Matilda wanted to introduce the boy to her parents. She turned to brag on the boy but he was gone and did not get the money she had wanted to give him. 

Tuesday, February 07, 2023

Monday, February 06, 2023