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~...end Wordless Wednesday [scroll for commenting] <><><> The third installment of my week of jokes: Every Sunday Father Donovan, a preacher at a small church in the little town of Juniper, MO, tried to make the Bible accessible to his congregation through his sermons. On this particular Sunday, Father Donovan proclaimed, "If you ever feel adrift in the sea of life, just turn to the Bible for guidance. All life's experiences are immortalized in the good book, and it will help you find your way to shore." After church Mrs. Francis approached the preacher and said, "Father Donovan, I don't think every life experience is in the Bible. Nowhere in the Bible have I ever read about PMS." Father Donovan had never heard such a comment, so that night he sifted through the Bible to see if Mrs. Francis was right. Next Sunday Father Donovan pulled Mrs. Francis aside after church and said, "I wasn't wrong last Sunday when I said that every lif
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The one yesterday about the biting of the nails....that was a joke. Most took it that I Bite My Nails...nope, nope! LOL - - - Heads or Tails and 10 on Tuesday follows in a bit...I wanted to show this first -- Monday morning I put the last touches on my watercolor painting of the brown pelican and signed it and added my thumbprint! It's now ready to frame. I went and bought the matting - a rich turquoise -like dark Caribbean Sea. The frame is going to be 3-d Old Barnwood [gray] -so it looks nautical! That will come at a later time. When I get the notion to get it framed. It'll probably hang in our Dining room somewhere where there is fish netting and shells and witch's balls [ship's colors] and my dolphins, and ship's helm. My watercolor work is now ready to begin a 3rd one. My sister loves eagles so I may do an eagle next. Who knows. If I remember I'll post it when the frame is done. Or maybe you've seen enough already? <><><&g
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Most of us have a bad habit we are constantly trying to break. For me, it's biting my fingernails. One day I told my husband about my latest solution: press-on nails. "Great idea, honey," he smiled. "You can eat them straight out of the box." Our host for this week's Fun Monday is: The Lurchers , and our mission ,if we choose to accept, is simple: I'm going to make it a nice and easy Fun Monday this week. All I want you to do is take me on your favourite walk. In words or pictures. Or both of course! Tell me why it's your favourite and point out things of interest on the way. Easy, oh so easy; as I faithfully try to walk every day. But as I said, my routine walking isn't exciting at all. It's just getting outdoors early in the morning and breathing the fresh air and enjoying the peace and quiet before the hustle and bustle of the city's traffic. Usually before anyone else is up and at 'em for the day. It's such a quiet time
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Join Here The photos I'm sharing today are of the pink/magenta bougainvillea shrub just to the west of our patio doors. The bush was planted in a landscape-timber, hand made box. And three or four times during the growing season it shows off profusely. [the color on the bush is NOT blossoms ---they are called brackets] And you can find bougainvillea in many shades of magenta, to deep deep red. Some hybrids now are pastel yellows, whites and very pale pinks. And I took this photo for another purpose....to show you the copper tubing windchime Bud made in Tucson. When the wind hits it just right [it's quite heavy so it takes quite a gust of wind to catch the 'flapper'] the chime itself is very close to a distant church bell on a Sunday morn. It's a beautiful, peaceful sound. The longest tube is probably about 3 feet long. The complete windchime along with the 'flapper-clapper' would be near 4 feet in length. But....then, when I drop the camera a bit
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About | Theme: " unique - funny signs " | Roll Next week "time" I think I have found some 'unique signs' in my hunting trip this past week. One is a 'sign of the times' type sign -- Personally, these roller/shoes look like a lot of fun...but it's probably like a huge concern in stores that are filled with glass and ceramic. Kinda like the idiom "a bull in a china shop". Then, I saw this one at one of my favorite stores.... ...and it turned out to be one favorite for the day. Who can turn down searching the aisles for things that are 90 per cent off the regular price?!! Not me!!! Thirdly, this one is me! Definitely me - - - And last but not least; in fact the most 'unique' for the week [at least for my blog entry that is]...in the mystery section of the used book store, these signs hang from the ceiling. I thought it was clever. And they reminded me of a particular game that the kids and I played when they were young. [O
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Join Here Now, for the Show N Tell for the week - - - This is one of the oldest books in our home library. It's an 1898 edition of Shakespeare's The Tragedy of King Lear. The title pages show the editor, and the cities in which it's published, New York, Cincinnati, and Chicago - along with a lithograph of the Stratford Church. [The book is filled with several wonderful lithographic works!] The copyright page shows that this particular issue/publication company Harper & Brothers has two dates, 1890 and 1898. Also on this page is a listing of other English Classics such as The Merchant of Venic, Richard III, Henry VIII and Anthony and Cleopatra among several others. [follows with a 39 page introduction of the tragic Shakespearean play] The page to the left shows 'DRAMATIS PERSONÆ' Latin for the cast of characters. The right side, the right handed page shows you a lithograph and Act I - Scene 1 King Lear's Palace Enter: Kent, Gloster and Edmond Kent: I t
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edition #56 LETTER PERFECT THURSDAY 13 -- 1] Aisle ewes the spelling chequer. 2] That cam with my pea sea. 3] I'll sleigh o'er a key bored of witch it'll not bee suede. 4] Then eye weight four it two say weather I've aired oar weather I'm write. 5] It shows strait aweigh as soon as a mist ache is maid. 6] It plainly marques, four a revue, miss steaks not every won cease. 7] It nose way bee fore two long. 8] Eye kin e race the air and make it rite. 9] The chequer, its rare lea ever wrong! 10] Eye have come pleat lee run thee threw. 11] Aye am shore your vary pleased two no... 12] Its letter perfect awl the weigh. 13] My chequer tolled me sew! ~...end Thursday Thirteen [scroll below for commenting] <><><> If you were here yesterday, you'd have noticed my *hint* "Windy City" --- Chicago the Musical: National Tour Murder, greed, corruption, violence, exploitation, adultery and treachery – the cornerstones of the sultry and alluring Broad
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~...end Wordless Wednesday [scroll down for commening] "The Windy City" * HINT * Stay Tuned....
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Some dreams live on in time forever Those dreams, you want with all your heart And I'll do whatever it takes Follow through with the promise I made Put it all on the line What I hoped for at last would be mine If I could reach, higher Just for one moment touch the sky From that one moment in my life............ ~Gloria Estefan "Reach" Our hostess for Fun Monday this week, Southern Doll , asks us: What have you done in your life that was worth doing? I want to know the moments in your life that you hope will be the ones to pass through your mind when your time comes. I commented that my life has been kept very simple. At my own accord. Not that I'm lazy, or not that I've had no interest in accomplishing great feats that would make me world famous. I have always admired the hard worker, the stable person who doesn't skip jobs every five or six years. I have grown up in a generation where you are a very loyal and accomplished person if you remain at your job