Sunday, March 25, 2012


I was given some pictures that Mom had before she moved in with my brother, which is before the Alzheimer's home she currently resides in.

I found pictures from high school, our foreign exchange student, Nina, pictures of Dad, Bro and me, Mom and Bro, etc.

Lots of laughter in these pictures.....

My dad, my bro and me, 1962

My mom and bro, 1962

me and bro, 1962

me ,1957

me 1974

Nina, our foreign exchange student, me and bro, 1974

Kathy, Janice, Robin 1974

Well, I figure that is enough of a blast from the past to last a while!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

It's Raining, It's Pouring......

It's Raining
It's Pouring
The Ole Man is snoring
Went to bed bumped his head
Couldn't get up in the morning!

"The words of the Nursery Rhyme, "It's raining, it's pouring" have been suggested by Jerry Jacobson. Little is known about the origins of the song, but we believe it originated in England (well known for it's rainy weather!) The rhyme is often sang by children when they could not go out to play. The lyrics suited the ritual chants tht children love........."

Some credit this sing song to Mother Goose also...

Rhymes and history

Mother Goose

I am not gonna complain about rain since last summer we had NONE.

But does anyone know where I can find a canoe/boat cheap?

With a roof?

And a motor? I don't paddle well....

So I can get to work without getting soaked?

Monday, March 19, 2012

Google maps, GPS and me-not always compatible

Just an FYI

If ya don't put the address in correctly, the GPS cannot find it.

That includes the letter W as in WEST.

A friend wanted to make a dry run to Houston on Saturday to find where to pick up her boyfriend when he flies in.

She gave me the name, I mapped it on Google. Then we put it in the GPS.

Google got it wrong period. We were in restricted areas of Hobby Airport. What???

BUT I did have the phone number.

I DO stop and ask for directions.....(after taking a scenic route for over half hour...)

Turns out there are TWO Monroe Roads in Houston.

A block from each other.

One is Monroe Road and one is West Monroe Road.

The "W" made all the difference.........

It must have messed with our heads, well that and gettin' stuck in Houston traffic both ways, because we missed the turn to come home........

We laughed til we were snortin' like pigs!!

All in all not a bad trip.

Made me appreciate my itsy bitsy town fer shure!!


Thursday, March 15, 2012

Birds, birds, birds

Why do birds like blue cars?

Why do birds like to crap on blue cars?

My red car they left alone.

My blue car they love to leave white ooey gooey nasty spots on it.

If I park under or even CLOSE to a parking lot light, my car turns WHITE with black specks.

If I park near a tree......

If I park in an unlit parking lot...........

If I park in a treeless parking lot........

If I park in a dirt parking lot............

If I park PERIOD........

I am not one to that shoots birds normally.

But when they spot my car, the urge arises.....

Birds, listen to me:

STOP POOIN' ON MY CAR!!!!!!!!!!!

OR ELSE ...............




Wonder if that will work?

Or will they listen like my kids???

Or like my dogs???

Any body want to make a bet??