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Sunday, November 30th, 2008 5:00 A. M. Why is Christmas just like a day at the office ? You do all the work and the fat guy with the suit gets all the credit. Play along with your subconscious; Sunday's Word Association. Join here . I say ... and you think ... ? 1. Sleepy :: Hollow 2. Thanksgiving :: Day 3. Fifteen :: going on 30 4. Authority :: Border Patrol [I haven't the foggiest either, so don't ask] 5. Bang s :: the drum slowly 6. Curled :: up in a ball [our cat of course!] 7. Young man :: Lad 8. Surprised :: Blown away 9. Mistake :: To err is human 10. Handle it :: Get over it!!! ~...end Mutterings [ comment link HERE if you'd like to skip the entire Sunday Blog Post] <><><> Recalling what I read in the Yah** News on Black Friday [American Retailers call the day after Thanksgiving 'Black Friday' because of the first day of the shopping season for Christmas.] I was shocked! Well, shocked, but really not so s
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Join Here Category: Metal Posted for Saturday, November 29th 12:01 A.M. A replica of the old Victrola megaphones. Metal: Brass Speaker Metal: Antique Brass Pitcher [needs some polishing!]
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Friday, November 28th 6:39 A M Today's the day after Thanksgiving, and I thought I'd share a bit of what is the practical side. Or should I say the frugal side. I never want to throw this away, tho Bud thinks it's ratty and I should, but I won't. Nothing at all fancy or glorified or even delicate and pretty. It's antique tho.... Yep, it's old! I figure at 73 years, maybe older. My parents were married in 1935, and I remember mom telling me that this came with her to her 'new home' after getting married. So, I'm assuming that it was hers before marriage or maybe even my grandmother's. When my dad passed away, I had to have this! I learned how to iron on it. Now, of course today, iron is a nasty word in my mind. Like, a FOUR LETTER WORD! Hey, I'm wrinkled, so why shouldn't my clothes be the same? [kidding!] Only about twice a year do I actually bring this out of storage. The reason I wanted it so badly is because the one
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Thursday November 27th, 2008 Thanksgiving Day! 6:39 A.M. - - - storyteller had this on her post one day this month, and I wanted to take the quiz and then make use of it for our Thanksgiving Day: You Are 98% Thankful You're an incredibly thankful person, and everyone around you feels very appreciated. You inspire people to be more optimistic, forgiving, and grateful. How Thankful Are You? 8:07 A.M. Yesterday I made the pumpkin pie and it's now in the fridge. There was some leftover crust dough so I made two medium sized apple dumplings for last night's dessert. They were yummy. I made the cranberry-pecan waldorf mold with cherry jello and whole cranberry sauce, that is in the fridge. Earlier I mixed up the bread dressing [I do not like corn-bread stuffing] with lots of black pepper and chopped onion, celery, and sage...washed the turkey and cleaned it out, stuffed the cavity and it's now in the oven, roasting. I'll peel a few potatoes, ma
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Wednesday, Nov. 26th, 2008 5:37 A.M. - - - added: Happy Thanksgiving Wishes to all Americans.
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HEADS or TAILS is below the last of the Ranch Breakfast series KING'S RANCH PART III King's Ranch, Texas, Established by Captain Richard King, 1853. Now a National Landmark Today is the last of the photo share for the Saturday's Ranch Hand Breakfast. Yesterday I showed the entertainment part , Sunday I showed the breakfast and the walk from the car to the grub line. Being the last section of the morning's outing, I saved the history for last. Not only is the ranch famous for the 'new breed of cattle' -- The Santa Gertrudis was established here for the first new kind of cattle, and the infamous longhorn cattle breed, the ranch also produced many champion race horses.... If you take the guided tour from the visitor's center while on the ranch land the tour guide will tell you about a horse that was foaled on the ranch! It belonged to Kleberg, part of the King family members. I believe he was a son in law or a partner of the ranch at one time [n
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My FUN MONDAY is found below this: KING'S RANCH BREAKFAST PART II Okay, yesterday I posted about the things we ate, finding some longhorn steers on the way walking to the breakfast area, and a cute little pony I met, Freckles. Well part of the ranch hand breakfast menu is cream gravy, with sausage! In the back of the chow line is where we found all the grub cooking over open pits, smokers, and grills. This loverly group of cowhands were busy stirring up the cream gravy..from a wood heated barrle and huge pot!! It was bubbling and fine eatin'!!! They made the gravy just like I like it too...thick, and loaded with black pepper! Buttery with a bit of a zing to it with the spiciness. After gobblin' down the chow, it was time to check out the 'entertainment part' of the morning. Here, on the grounds outside the area was a wonderful exibition of rug weaving. It was an amazing sight to watch. I stood right up by him as he worked while I talked with him. Th
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Unconscious Mutterings follows below--- KING'S RANCH PART I We had a fantastic time at the Ranch Breakfast yesterday. It was almost perfect. Tho, it would have been better if the sun would have been shining! It was overcast all day, and quite cool. I went dressed for a chilly morning; even took a jacket with me, tho it was in the high 40's. ALL day, cloudy and cool. We got rain once we arrived back home, but at the breakfast, we stayed dry. We left home shortly after 6:30 a.m. It was early, I know, but I don't like driving at night much, so I tend to drive much slower. And we took the highway to Alice and Robstown before hitting the highway to Kingsville because it's lighted much more. The back way would have been way too dark for me. LOL Once we got to Robstown, we hit highway 77 and headed southwest into Kingsville. Luckily, after we hit the ranch land, the gates were opened and they were welcoming only a few. [By the time we left around 10:30 or