FRIENDLY FILL-INS

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FRIENDLY FILL-INS

https://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2017/08/friendly-fill-ins-week-67.html

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Here are the fill-ins:

  1. If someone were visiting my area, I would recommend a visit to _________________________.
  2. My favorite room in my home is ____________________________.
  3. Back-to-school time makes me think of _____________________.
  4. My favourite year of school was ________, because __________.

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  1. If you were new to this area, I would suggest visiting the Buddy Holly Center. It is on the edge of the down town district. There are lots of Buddy Holly’s personal items, and really good informational things to read about his life and legend. There is also a gift shop, where you can buy souvenirs of all kinds.
  2. My favorite room here is the living room. This where I have my computer, in one corner, so I spend most of my time here. I can also look out the back door and see the cats we feed out there, and also the hanging bird feeder where cute birds come to eat.
  3. Back to school time reminds me of all the new school supplies. I love all kinds of things for school, and office, even today. I can’t resist getting some new spirals, or pens, and markers.
  4. My favorite year of school was in elementary classes, every year at Halloween time. Our school always put on a carnival. Every room had  different things to do, such as games to win prizes, food to eat, and everyone wore their costumes. The room mothers helped out. One year my mom was all dressed up as a gypsy fortune teller, and had a little booth. My cousins, aunt, and I also made things for giving away as prizes, which was fun. We made plaster of Paris figures/plaques, that we’d paint. They always turned out really good.

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DEAR DIARY – SEPTEMBER 12 – 30, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – SEPTEMBER 12 – 30, 1961

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For those who haven’t seen my Dear Diary posts before, a little explanation. This is my actual diary I wrote in for a full year, when I was 10 years old. I wrote every day, sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, sometimes funny, sometimes boring, but it was all recorded. Names of relatives are only first initials with relationship in parentheses. I’ve typed the entries just as I wrote them, mis-spellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using catagories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

9/12/61 – I played. I went to school. Mama had a permenit (a permanent for her hair). N (aunt) came over. B (aunt) did to (too).

9/13/61 – I went to school. J (cousin) came over.

9/14/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/15/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/16/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/17/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/18/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/19/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/20/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/21/61 – I went to school. I played. We went to town.

9/22/61 – I went to school. I played.

9/23/61 – I played. P (sister) Spent the night with N (aunt). She is going to go next door tomorrow to church. We went to town. W (we) went to Under
Woods. (a favorite bar-be-que restaurant). We got some food. We ate at home.

9/24/61 – I played. Mother and I went rideing (riding). We went to Bs (aunt). I stayed and ate dinner. I played.

9/25/61 – I went to school. P (sister) took my lunch. (a scratch out here) She stayed until 2:40. I played.

9/26/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over. We played.

9/27.61 – I went to School. I played. We went to the Fair. I rode rides. I went through the Gost (Ghost) House, and the Crazy House. I played games. I had a candy apple. I had fun.

9/28/61 – I went to school. I played. J (cousin) came over for a little while. V (cousin) was alredy (already) over.

9/29/61 – I went to school. J (cousin) came over. to spend the night. We played. Mother, daddy, B (uncle), N (aunt) went to the fair. I got a horse. P (sister) got a doll.

9/30/61 – I played. We went to the Stamp center. We got some silver ware. I played.

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST – CHICKEN FAT

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST – CHICKEN FAT 

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 32: Madonna – Ray Of Light

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The prompt for the song this time, is songs that are good to work out or exercise to. Thanks for the prompt, Hugh.

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This is a song I remember from school P. E. classes. I couldn’t stand the song, and hated whenever we had to hear it, and do the exercises to the song. We all did. Well, I’ve never been much for work-outs, or exercising, or sports, or even P. E. back in the day, and now. Maybe this song is what clinched the deal for me not liking any of it. We had to wear those uncomfortable, hideous looking gym clothes, too. Nothing about it was fun, or inspiring.

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“Go, Chicken Fat, Go”, sung by Robert Preston, was released in 1962 on Capitol Records. It was written by Meredith Wilson. The song was in response to President Kennedy’s Council on Physical Fitness, and also known as the “Youth Fitness Song”.

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ONE LINER WEDNESDAY – Up, Up, & Gone Away

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ONE LINER WEDNESDAY – Up, Up, & Gone Away

One-Liner Wednesday – Wordless

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“Why is everybody leaving?”

 

 

  • I went to see a hot-air balloon festival/demonstration (with my daughter)…but we were too late…People were leaving, and the balloons were already packed up and gone when we got there…so we sat out in the parking lot, just eating our McDonald’s breakfast, then went home, laughing at ourselves.

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TWO SOULS: INTO THE FIRE … # 196

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TWO SOULS: INTO THE FIRE … # 196

Warning…adult content

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TWO SOULS: INTO THE FIRE

# 196

warning…adult content

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Linda got quiet, as she and Steve continued their conversation. “Steve, there’s one more thing I have to tell you. It’s about our mom.”

“Mom? Did she find you?” Steve asked.

Linda shook her head. “No, she passed away, before she could.”

Steve took in a sharp breath. “No…how…when?”

“It was a few months before Lisa began teaching. Lisa told me, and it was sad, really. She said they’d done the same as I had, tried to make it however they could. She’d gotten a pretty good job, and everything seemed ok, but she was still a broken woman, Steve. After all the abuse here, and not having me and you…it took it’s toll. She got sick, Lisa said, and just never recovered. It was a year past, when I found Lisa.”

“God, that’s awful, Linda. I had no idea what happened to any of y’all,” Steve said. Shaking his head, he said, “It wasn’t any better here…he hated me, ya know. He blamed everything on me, but it was all his drinking. I mean, I was just a kid… I didn’t know anything different, just I knew it was wrong. Half the time he wasn’t even at home, and the rest of the time, he was beating me up.” He stopped for a minute, remembering the bad times.

“It was so hard, Linda…and staying in school, that’s all I had going for me, and that wasn’t much better, but it kept me out of Dad’s way for awhile. He did do one thing, though. I don’t know why, unless it was to buy me off so I wouldn’t turn him in, ya know. Anyway, he got me a car, when I was fourteen. I didn’t have a license, but I drove it anyway.” He rubbed his forehead, thinking back.

“He was worse than ever after that, though…when he was home. I’d had it, Linda. I wanted out of there. But, then I met Ghost.” He smiled, and his frown went away. “Ghost saved me, and I saved him.”

Steve told his sister the whole story of him and Ghost, leaving nothing out…even the bad parts. “I’m so in love with Ghost, Linda…and I don’t deserve to have him. I don’t know why he stays…why he still loves me, but he does.” He closed his eyes for a moment. “Oh, God, Linda, I’m so afraid, every day, that it will be over…that he will leave me again, or disappear, or something.” He said a silent prayer, that that day would never come.

Linda took his hands, again. “Steve, look at me. You do deserve Ghost’s love for you. Don’t say you don’t. Y’all have had a hard road, but managed to work it out, the way that’s best for both of you.” She sighed. “That young man out there…I can tell he is so, so special. He can see into people’s hearts, and he knows you are a good person. From what you’ve told me, he has some problems, but then, we all do, in one way or another. Just keep loving each other as best you can. I love Ghost already, too.”

“Thank you, Linda…and thank you for loving Ghost,” Steve said. He hesitated before speaking again. “Um, there’s something else that’s been worrying me,” he said, looking down. “I was scared you’d not like us…me…because I’m gay.” Clearing his throat, he continued. “I had a hard time admitting it to myself. I tried not to be…I had lots of girlfriends…one I was going to marry. Her name was Ann, and my God, Linda, she was murdered. It messed me up for a long time, trying…trying to figure out why…you know. Why did things go so wrong? And then, later on, I began to realize, it was Ghost that I loved…was in love with. Somehow, I sort of knew, way back in the early days, but I couldn’t understand my feelings, then.

Ghost knew before I did. He stayed through it all…all the running around I did…all the pain I must have cause him, to see that. Argggh…why did it take me so long?”

Linda made him look at her. “Steve, I love you …it doesn’t matter that you’re gay…that you love Ghost. I’m just happy for you, and that you have someone that loves you unconditionally.” She sighed. “It didn’t last for me, and maybe I’ll find someone like that some day. So don’t worry about it any more, ok?”

Steve nodded. “Ok, and thank you, Linda, I needed to hear that.” He reached out to hug his sister. “So what now?” he asked. I don’t want us to just find each other, and that’s all. You live so far away.”

“I know,” Linda said. “And, I have to get back there. I’m leaving tomorrow night.”

“Oh, no…not yet,” Steve said.

She nodded. “Yes, I’ve got to get back to my kids, and it’ll be Christmas and all. But, I don’t want this to end here, either. Somehow we’ll work it out…visits…phone calls, pictures, I don’t know.”

“Y’all can all move back here,” Steve said.

She was shaking her head.

“Sure ya can. It’s really a great town…not much to do, but close to a big city. Think about it. Please?”

“I’ll think about it,” Linda said. “But, on the other hand, y’all could come to us. I’d love that.”

Now, Steve was shaking his head. “No, Linda, we couldn’t. This is home, and we’d never like a big city like L. A.”

“Well, you think about it, too,” Linda said.

They took a minute, just thinking how to work it out.

“Hey, I have an idea,” Steve said. “Go have Christmas with the family, then all of y’all come back here…just for a visit. I really want to see Lisa and the kids, so bad.”

“Ok, I’ll see if we can, for a short visit,” Linda said, and laughed.

The meeting had cleared up a lot of questions, and both felt much better, now. “Let’s go find Ghost and Kinsey,” Linda said, as she opened the office door.

Hearing jukebox music playing, they went down the hallway, curious as to what was going on. At the kitchen door, they saw Kinsey, stirring his stew on the stove, and bouncing along to the music.

“Hey, Kinsey, what’s up?” Steve asked.

Kinsey jumped at hearing them come in. “Hey, you two…just cooking for tonight’s kids. Y’all done talking for awhile?” he asked.

“Yeah, it’s all good. We had a lot of catching up to do,” Steve said. “Where’s Ghost?”

Kinsey shrugged. “Aw, I don’t know…he’s out there somewhere, I guess. He was helping me in here, then wandered off, like usual.”

“Ok, I’ll go find him,” Steve said, and went out into the club area. Linda stayed in the kitchen, tasting Kinsey’s stew.

Steve walked over to the bar, and paused, as his eyes adjusted to the dimly lit room. Scanning the stage, and dance floor, he finally spotted Ghost, way off in the far corner of the club…a pale figure, dancing and swaying fluidly to the emotions the music made  him feel.

Smiling, Steve wished he could be so free and uninhibited. He was thinking how beautiful Ghost was…dancing in the dark, when Linda came up beside him. She put her arm around his waist, as she watched Ghost dance. Her heart swelled with love for Ghost…for him loving her brother.

She whispered to Steve, “Go to him…go to your love…”

Steve caught his breath, and nodded. “Yes..” he whispered, and moved off into the darkness, to join Ghost in the dance. As he reached him, Ghost turned, then stopped dancing. He moved close to Steve, putting his arms around his neck, and kissing him long and deep. Then he started a swaying dance, and Steve didn’t feel awkward, at all.

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Next part coming soon!

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This is a work of “fan fiction” based on the novel, “Lost Souls” by Poppy Z. Brite. All credit for the original characters, places, and some backstory mentions, belong to Ms. Brite and her publishing affiliates. Only newly introduced characters, places, and original elements of this story are entirely from my imagination. Character descriptions are a blend of the original book descriptions and my interpretation of them.

All songs included in this work will be solely owned by the original performers/writers and will be credited. Creative liscense is taken in including them in this story.

No harm is intended toward author, muscians, or people and situations to whom there may be a resemblence.

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The content herein is rated by me as being at the high end of MA (Mature Audience). It includes strong language, violence, sexual themes, including same sex pairings, religious themes, and fantasy horror.

 

ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE – HUMMINGBIRD

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ONE WORD PHOTO CHALLENGE – HUMMINGBIRD

This Week’s Challenges: August 13 – 19 (OWPC & WW)

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This is the only photo I have of a hummingbird. I never see them here, so this one I took when we were in Ft. Davis TX, at Indian Lodge.

I also have a little pin that looks like a hummingbird. I’ve had it since I was a kid, and that’s what I always called it.

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CEE’S ODD-BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE

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CEE’S ODD-BALL PHOTO CHALLENGE

Cee’s Odd Ball Photo Challenge: August 13, 2017

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Over the weekend we went to the Science Spectrum. It has interactive scientific exhibits, that you can play around with.

The first photo is my shadow photo. You stand in front of a white wall, while the camera counts down about 5 seconds, while you pose. It takes the photo, and when you move away from the wall, your shadow stays on the wall, then slowly fades away. It’s fun to do different poses.

The second photo is an actual astronaut suit from the very early days of space exploration. To me, it looks way too simple, compared to what they wear these days.

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