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For Friday's Flash Fiction 55 , scroll down, or CLICK HERE Join Here Show n Tell today is a bit fairytale... Among our hibiscus garden; partially hidden are fairies of all kinds--- <><><> A Friday Meme with fiction...55 words, no more, no less. Try it, it's a fun challenge!! Join Here Delicate like amethyst flowers dripping with dew Strong as a ruby rose kissed in amber light. Like iridescent opals; her hair danced while we strolled together the emerald forests; from tree to tree. Had she lived she'd be 98 I'm remembering her sapphire eyes; they sparkled like diamonds She was a gem, a jewel to me. POSTED: July 31st, 2009 5:15 A.M. Tho, the Flash 55 is NoT FiCtioN today...it's true, she was a GeM! My MoM!!! Her birthday was this past week, and I can't let the memory of her pass before the month is over, so today is the day.
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Sit down....think real hard about these: Thursday's 13 & Thursday Thunks 1] In a department window bound to attract men from the sidewalk...."Ladies' Dresses 1/2 off" 2] A commercial for Southw*st Airlines: "Grab Your Bag" ---Bags Fly Free" [Bud and I love that one. He thinks he can get me aboard their planes for free!] Definition #10 here 3] Along the road in town, there's a Vet hospital...right next door? "Tasty, Unique, Cuisine"!! 4] "DONT'T Drink and Drive" 5] "Ho-made soups" 6] On the side of the bait shop it reads: "Master Bait & Tackle" 7] A Chinese Restaurant..."Poo Ping Thai - Chinese Food" 8] "A" Street Downtown [highway sign with exit arrow] 9] A special tribute for a 50th anniversary couple...digital marquee on a billboard: "After all these years, Lisa still loves Dick!" 10] Pizza Parlor [the letter "s" fell off] ----"Mega
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For Outdoor Wednesday and Wordful Wednesday a little different scenario from others I've posted...a bit of outdoor economic scenes from the city--- My town is known for the beaches; the Gulf. People flock here during the hot summer months to frolick in the bay waters. Swimming, fishing, boating, camping...even birding. But, there is another part of Corpus Christi that turns out to be a BIG part of the culture and a huge source of income. That is OIL! When you drive from San Antonio Texas to Corpus Christi, using the 145 mile stretch of Interstate 37 [which begins -or ends, depending on 'how you look at it'- just one block north of the Gulf of Mexico here in town], you'll witness a huge area on the left side of the freeway....oil refineries. Gobs and Gobs of them. All of them are about 15 miles outside the hustle/bustle of city traffic and its freeways and interchanges. Just to the outside of the refineries the Nueces River flows into the Gulf...and there is a ship c
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TAILS - "In Five Years" Today it's HEADS OR TAILS time [ RUBY TUESDAY below this]....I'm asked to write about what life will be for me, personally, in another five years. Well, first thing comes to mind is United States Social Security Act that was formed in 1935. It was set up to benefit those who work outside the home [at the time, men only but has changed to include all workers of either gender] at an old age. A regular savings account that was drawn, in part, from your wage earnings. Now, in five years I'm eligible for a full S S benefit, right? WRONG!!! Go figure. When I began receiving a regular pay check in the early 1960's I actually looked forward to someday collecting from my hard earned savings the government took from me each week! At the age of 65!!! But---- They've changed it over the years...I now have to wait another whole year to receive full eligibility! Yep, it's been changed. According to all the mail I receive quarter
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Fun Monday is below this post. Memory: I've seen this around a lot as I peruse other blogs...Monday Memories. But now that I thought I'd do an entry for it, I can't find it anywhere today. Go figure. Maybe it has something to do with MY memory perhaps? Anyway...to go forth with the post I'll first add this then get to a memory of mine.... An elephant is drinking out of a river when he spots a turtle asleep on a log. The elephant ambles over and kicks the unsuspecting turtle clear across the river. "Why did you do that?" asks a passing giraffe. "Because I recognized it as the same turtle that took a nip out of my trunk 47 years ago." "Wow, what a memory!" says the giraffe. "Yes," says the elephant. " Turtle recall. " - - - Since this awful drought is so unrelenting and we get no moisture or any signs of some relief, Bud and I were talking that just maybe this area of the Texas coast could turn into another Arizon
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Our hostess, dear Gattina , for FUN MONDAY asks to see a mess....oh trust me, I got those!! For instance, the closet in our library/computer room....here it is: But I take pride in having organized messes....may look sloppy....but I know just where everything is. [believe that and I'll sell you some land in the Mariana trench for half the going price!] I'm sure if we tore out the kitchen sink...it'd be stuffed in a closet, or attic, too. LOL I have everything from old photo albums that truly need some attention ---loose pages, loose photos [you name it], plaster santas and other misc. santas that don't fit in my storage boxes, fiber optic witches, wrapping paper....why even our huge telescope is in this closet [tied to support it and not let it warp the lenses]. That is WHY THE DOORS REMAIN SHUT!!! Except for an occasional hostess who wants to see messy stuff......... <><><> SPEAKING OF MESSES: In the news: Can you believe this
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1. Who was your FIRST date? Each date with a different guy is a first!!! It's really not the 'who' that was important, it was the HOW!! It depends, really on which first date too. My first date with Hubby was stupendous. [photo link] He wined and dined me like we were millionaires. Fancy smanchy restaurant, a huge bouquet of red, long-stemmed roses, cocktails and gifts at another establishment....it was very romantic. Ya, I liked that first date so much, I married the guy three months later. 2. Do you still talk to your FIRST love? We keep in touch. Bob and I exchange birthday cards and holiday cards...he was from when I was in 4th grade! 3. What was your FIRST alcoholic drink? I grew up with beer drinkers. BEER when I was pro'lly around 5 or maybe 6. My 2nd older brother had a keg tap in his home....more beer. Then, I drank my first 'hard stuff'...it was a vodka gimlet. Now...rarely any alcoholic beverages for me. 4. What was your
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With the Photo Hunt them this week, I may be considered a 'cheater' to some....According to Webster, UTENSIL is also defined as: an implement for practical use (especially in a household.} Now when I read the word 'utensil' I immediately think of something used in the kitchen mostly, perhaps in the dining room such as spoons, forks, knives, cooking implements such as spatulas, or maybe a hand held can opener. Things like that. But since Mr. Webster was kind enough to make the definition so vague, I thought I'd play a little game. If you visit my blog much, a couple of Friday's ago, I had posted about a lamp that I found at the thrift shop when I was taking in a donation after I took a blogging break to get some much needed but neglected chores...done. I found this lamp for $3!! And it's something I've been wanting to find.....cheap...and for a craft project. Actually, a Halloween project that's been in the back of my mind for years now, but
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A couple of weeks ago I did a show n tell with the crystal mermaid . I had stated that she's surrounded by shells and blue glass pebbles [you can see her small head in the 3rd photo]...well, on the same table I have blue glass. I love how the light of day coming from the window makes the blues and hues shine through.... A blue cut -lead crystal vase. Imported from Austria A blue, hand blown glass decanter with stopper. Hand blown blue glass vase. From Old Mexico ............ And I just purchased this new blue and purple blown glass witch's ball . The card photo at the 'top left', if you embiggen it, it will tell you their use. Altho, the witches I have in my collection are GOOD witches - they just look evil I swear....I bought it for the color and for the unusual blown glass design that is INSIDE the ball! It's very unique. This will be hanging in the same window as the other blue glass real soon! <><&
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As I've done the previous weeks I've memed for Thursday 13 [Thursday Thunks is below] about states in which I live/lived; this week it'll be all about 13 odd named towns in Arizona. ARIZONA facts: Capital city - Phoenix Population: 2009, approx:6,500,180 State Bird: Cactus Wrens [one of my favorites to watch...they waddle] State Tree: Palo Verde [Spanish for "Green Stick"] State Flower: Saguaro Cactus Flower [Beautiful...blooms at night!] State Nickname: Grand Canyon State Admitted: 48th state - 1912 Area: 113,635 sq mi. More facts ...and here are the 13 towns/cities with odd names: 1] Monkey’s Eyebrow There are several legends regarding the origin of this town’s name, but most people think it originated from a local crescent-shaped hill. Apparently when the grass grows tall, it looks very similar to a monkey’s eyebrow. 2] Why Why which used to be called "the Y" because of the fork in the road where State Highways 85 and 86 meet abo