Flower Power Revisited – Flashback Post

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Flower Power Revisited – Flashback Post

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Fandango’s Friday Flashback — June 7

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Fandango asked for a flashback post from us, so this is what I posted back then on this day.

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FLOWER POWER?

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FLOWER POWER?

 

Scene: Busy Classroom

Characters: Tommy, the student, and a solar powered flower

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The teacher gave the students an assignment. They are quietly working at their desks. Tommy is looking around the room, thinking of something to write his essay about, and tapping his pencil on the desk.

Tap – Tap – Tap

FLOWER: Pssst, Tommy!

TOMMY: (looking toward the window sill) …Huh?

FLOWER: Don’t look so startled. It’s just me, the Flower. (nodding his flowery head) Yeah, I can talk.

TOMMY: (looks around the room to see if anyone is watching him) …But…how can you talk? You’re just a toy flower.

FLOWER: I’m a magic flower. Don’t worry about it.

TOMMY: What do you want?

FLOWER: I want you to write about me. You can make up some stuff, but make sure you mention I can only talk to you.

TOMMY: (smiling) Okay, but they won’t believe me. (starts writing on his paper)

FLOWER: (humming a little tune…waiting)

TOMMY: I’m finished writing. Can you read, too?

FLOWER: Nope, you will have to read it to me.

TOMMY: (reading) … Once upon a time there was a fake flower that could talk.

FLOWER: Fake? Fake? I’m as real as you are. Scratch that out.

TOMMY: Fine…(scratches through the word fake, then writes more words)

FLOWER: Well…are you done with my story?

TOMMY:  (writes ‘the end’ on his paper) …Okay, listen to this, Mr. Flower. “Once upon a time there was a toy flower that could talk to me, but only in this classroom. He was a pretty flower, but sorta weird. I think we’ll be friends forever.”

FLOWER: (smiling) I like it, Tommy! I think we’ll be friends forever, too.

TEACHER: (Looking over at Tommy) … “Tommy, stop your daydreaming, and get busy writing your paper. It has to be finished by the time the bell rings.”

TOMMY: (sighing) … “Yes ma’am.” (starts writing about a talking flower)

THE END

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FLOWER POWER?

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FLOWER POWER?

 

Scene: Busy Classroom

Characters: Tommy, the student, and a solar powered flower

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The teacher gave the students an assignment. They are quietly working at their desks. Tommy is looking around the room, thinking of something to write his essay about, and tapping his pencil on the desk.

Tap – Tap – Tap

FLOWER: Pssst, Tommy!

TOMMY: (looking toward the window sill) …Huh?

FLOWER: Don’t look so startled. It’s just me, the Flower. (nodding his flowery head) Yeah, I can talk.

TOMMY: (looks around the room to see if anyone is watching him) …But…how can you talk? You’re just a toy flower.

FLOWER: I’m a magic flower. Don’t worry about it.

TOMMY: What do you want?

FLOWER: I want you to write about me. You can make up some stuff, but make sure you mention I can only talk to you.

TOMMY: (smiling) Okay, but they won’t believe me. (starts writing on his paper)

FLOWER: (humming a little tune…waiting)

TOMMY: I’m finished writing. Can you read, too?

FLOWER: Nope, you will have to read it to me.

TOMMY: (reading) … Once upon a time there was a fake flower that could talk.

FLOWER: Fake? Fake? I’m as real as you are. Scratch that out.

TOMMY: Fine…(scratches through the word fake, then writes more words)

FLOWER: Well…are you done with my story?

TOMMY:  (writes ‘the end’ on his paper) …Okay, listen to this, Mr. Flower. “Once upon a time there was a toy flower that could talk to me, but only in this classroom. He was a pretty flower, but sorta weird. I think we’ll be friends forever.”

FLOWER: (smiling) I like it, Tommy! I think we’ll be friends forever, too.

TEACHER: (Looking over at Tommy) … “Tommy, stop your daydreaming, and get busy writing your paper. It has to be finished by the time the bell rings.”

TOMMY: (sighing) … “Yes ma’am.” (starts writing about a talking flower)

THE END

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© 2017 BS

San Francisco – Song Lyric Sunday – Flowers

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If You’re Going to San Francisco – Song Lyric Sunday – Flowers

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https://jimadamsauthordotcom.wordpress.com/2021/04/03/cherry-blossom-festival/

For SLS today we have songs that feature a song that has ‘flowers/cherry/blossom’ in the title or lyrics.  Thanks, Jim!

To join in this fun weekly challenge, and to see other entries, just click the link below.

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From a Wiki article:

San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear [Some] Flowers in Your Hair)” is a psychedelic pop song, written by John Phillips, and sung by Scott McKenzie.[2] It was produced and released in May 1967 by Phillips and Lou Adler, who used it to promote their Monterey International Pop Music Festival held in June of that year.[3]

The song became one of the best-selling singles of the 1960s in the world, reaching the fourth position on the US charts and the number one spot on the UK charts. In Ireland, it was number one for one week, in New Zealand the song spent five weeks at number one, and in Germany it was six weeks at number one.

McKenzie’s version has been called “the unofficial anthem of the counterculture movement of the 1960s, including the Hippie, Anti-Vietnam War and Flower power movements.”[4]

“San Francisco (Be Sure to Wear Some Flowers In Your Hair”, by Scott McKenzie, was released in 1967. It was written by John Phillips, and is on the Ode and Columbia labels.

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If you’re going to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you’re going to San Francisco
You’re gonna meet some gentle people there

For those who come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there
In the streets of San Francisco
Gentle people with flowers in their hair

All across the nation
Such a strange vibration
People in motion
There’s a whole generation
With a new explanation
People in motion
People in motion

For those who come to San Francisco
Be sure to wear some flowers in your hair
If you come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there

If you come to San Francisco
Summertime will be a love-in there

Writer/s: JOHN EDMUND ANDREW PHILLIPS
Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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© 2021 BS

High School Questions & Answers

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High School Questions & Answers 

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Here are some fun questions I saw from a friend on FB. I thought it would be fun to answer them here. If you’d like to answer them, too, feel free, and I’d enjoy reading your answers. 🙂

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Think about your SENIOR year in High School. The longer ago it was, the more fun the answers will be!

I graduated high school in 1969 from Estacado High School. Our logo/teams was the Matadors. Our school colors were blue and silver.

I went for two years here (first high school year was at Lubbock H.S).

Estacado was a brand new school, and all students got to vote on what the teams, colors, song, rings, were to be.

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1. Did you know your current significant other?

Yes, and later that year we got married. It will be 50 years for us come December.

2. Make and year of car?

I think it was a 1964, four door Ford Falcon, with a stick shift on the steering column. I put a couple of large yellow flower power stickers on the sides (to make it cool looking – haha)


3. What kind of job?

Part time office work for a manufacturing plant, of chicken and hog watering systems.


4. Where did you live?

At home with my parents & sister, and it’s the same city we live in now.


5. Were you popular?

Not especially, but I had a few friends, and we’d hang out together.


6. Were you in choir?

No, I was in orchestra, and played the violin


7. Ever get suspended from school?

No


8. If you could, would you go back?

No


9. Still talk to the person that you went to prom with?

Yes, we got married.


10. Did you skip school?

No


11. Go to all the football games?

I went to quite a few of the games, but not all.


12. Favorite subject?

English


13. Do you still have your yearbooks?

Yes


14. Did you follow the career path you planned?

I didn’t really have one…just office work, which I did for a few years.


15. Did you have a class ring?

Yes, I still have it. It’s silver with a clear blue stone, and embedded in the stone is the letter E (for Estacado High School)


16. Still close with your best friend?

Yes, but she lives in another town. We email and phone text, and she will be here next month.


17. Who was your favorite teacher?

Maybe Mrs. Parks? She was our office education teacher, where we learned shorthand, typing, and office procedures.


18. What was your style?

Style? Skirts, dresses, and penny loafers. Girls back then weren’t allowed to wear jeans to school (the year after I graduated, they were)


19. Favorite shoes?

Penny Loafers


21. Favorite music?

Rock music of all kinds


22. High school Hair?

Same as now, except I’d dyed it red…or black…I kept going back and forth with the color


23. What kind of cologne/perfume?

Ambush by Dana. I wore this all the time and wish I could still find it.


24. How old when graduated?

18


25. Did you play a sport?

No, never, and I hated gym or PE classes

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© 2019 BS

Share Your World

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Share Your World – July 2, 2018

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Time again for SYW, with questions from Cee, and answers from me!

Click the above link to see other entries, and details of how you can join in the weekly fun! 😉

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Tell us about your first bicycle or car?

What fictional world or place would you like to visit?

If you could have someone follow you around all the time, like a personal assistant, what would you have them do?

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My answers are:

My first bike was a girl’s blue bike, and was way to big for me to ride, so it got traded in for a smaller boy’s bike, which I was embarrassed about, because it was a ‘boys’ bike. I rode it anyway, even with my friend’s teasing me about it. I wish I had it now, as it was later considered a classic Huffy and probably worth some money. Here’s a photo of me on the bike.

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My first car was a ’64 Ford Falcon, burgundy, with the manual gears up on the steering column. It was okay…I mean, I did have a car, but it was not the mustang I wanted. To make it sort of cool, I pasted giant yellow ‘flower power’ stick on flowers onto the sides. Yeah… 🙂 This photo must have been before I put the flowers on it. This car was also the one that my dad & I were in when we got hit by the 1970 F5 tornado. The windows were all broken out by falling bricks, and the front end was picked up by the winds, then slammed back down. It had to be towed home.

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Next question…fictional place I’d like to visit:

That would be the fictional little town of Missing Mile, North Carolina. That’s where my fan fiction story is set. I’d love to meet all the characters.

Next question…personal assistant:

That would be weird to have someone following me around all the time, doing whatever I told them to do. It would be so annoying! Then again, I wouldn’t mind if they’d stay at my house, getting my stuff organized, and cleaning.

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© 2018 BS

 

FRIENDLY FILL-INS

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FRIENDLY FILL-INS

https://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2017/08/friendly-fill-ins-week-68.html

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Here are the questions for this week!

 

1._____________________ is a waste of time.

2. My favorite app is ____________________.

3. My first car was ___________________.

4. The best car I ever owned was ____________________, because ____________.

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Here are my answers!

  1. I know we call a lot of things we do a waste of time, but I really don’t think that’s the case. The first thing I thought of was that worrying is a waste of time. Many times it is, but sometimes as we mull over a situation, we come up with a solution to a problem, however small, even if just to ease your mind about it. Staring into space, thinking of random things, isn’t a waste of time. It’s using our creative brain and imagination. Hobbies aren’t a waste of time, as we are enjoying the process. So, it may look like we are wasting time, but we aren’t.
  2. My favorite app is…I’m not sure I really know what apps are. Are they the games you play on your phone? I don’t play games on my phone, but I do on the computer. I use my phone for the camera, and texting mostly. Are those called apps?
  3. My first car was a Ford Falcon, and it was a dull burgundy color. It had standard shift on the steering column.I don’t remember what year model it was, probably a 60 something or other. I put big yellow flower power stickers on it, trying to make it look cool. It did look cool, but didn’t fool anyone into thinking I had a better kind of car.
  4. The best car I ever owned was a blue Mustang, I think was a 64 or 65 one. It was blue. The next favorite was a 69 Camaro, and it was dark burgundy in color, with a black top. I had it quite a long time, and since I bought it myself, it was special.

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© 2017 BS

 

CEE’S SHARE YOUR WORLD 2016 – WEEK 41

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Share Your World – 2016 Week 41

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Time for another SYW with questions from Cee, and answers from me! 🙂

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Q1 – Do you believe in love at first sight?

Sure do. When I first saw each of my children, and each of my grand-children!

Q2 – Your first car?

I think it was a 60 something Ford Falcon. Not sure of the year model, maybe 62? My dad bought it for me when I was in high school. I think it was a standard, where you have to shift gears, but it was on the steering column. I put flower power stickers on the side, so it would be ‘cool’ haha.  I drove it until after I got married and we got the ’65 mustang.

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Q3 – Who taught you to ride a bike?

I don’t remember. I probably figured it out myself. I had this huge blue bike I’d ride around and around the kitchen table. Then, it was decided the bike was way too big for me, so it got traded in on another smaller one. It was a cool bike, but at the time, to my horror, it was a “boy’s” bike! It was orange and white … a Huffy, which I think was a good brand? Anyway I can’t remember if I had training wheels or not, seems I might have for awhile. Can’t remember any other ones I had, until I was grown up.

Q4 – Ugly and rich, or beautiful and poor?

Neither.

Q5 – What was the first dish you learned to cook?

I wrote in my diary when I was 9 or 10 years old, that I made my first cake. I had a kids cookbook. It was a very simple, plain vanilla type cake, and it turned out good! 🙂 Funny story… That day I wrote I’d made it, was on a Jan. 6th. Many years later, one of my daughters birthday was on Jan. 6th. So, I wound up making many more cakes over the years on Jan. 6th. 🙂

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© 2016 BS

CRY FOR PEACE

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For today’s dVerse poetry prompt, we  were asked to free-write for 9 minutes, about a time in your life. From these key words, jottings, and thoughts, we were to write our poem. I did add a few more words to the free-write, to finish. This poem takes place during the 60s and early 70s, a time I remember well.

I’d like to thank the hosts of dVerse, and wish everyone a refreshing, break. Many good wishes for the New Year…see you then! 🙂

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CRY FOR PEACE

Flower power everywhere

Peace n Love is in the air

Stringing beads, the more the better

Waiting for an overseas letter

Folk ballads – Dylan and Joan

Writing lyrics, bringing it home

Incense n hazy days

Woodstock dreams n Hippie ways

Smokin’ music n concerts

Take a toke, it never hurts

Peace-niks and Jesus Freaks

Groovin’ to those rockin’ beats

Bell bottoms…iron our hair

Sit-ins, bed-ins, see you there

Make love, not war

What on Earth are we fightin’ for

Cry for Peace our battle cry

Does that make sense, I ask you…why

Met n married, 19…smart?

War torn, a year apart

Continue on as best I can

Scared to see an official sedan

He comes back, my true love

How I praise heaven above

Baby born/baby dies

Only seen once, with my crying eyes

Carry on our wayward life

War never ends, still there’s strife

And still we cry without cease

Still we cry

We cry for Peace

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© 2015 BS

 

 

JUST JOT IT JANUARY – # 12 – SKULLS

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Today’s prompt is Skulls. Find out more about this fun challenge by clicking below:

Just Jot It January 12th – Skulls

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I love skulls! I have lots of things with skulls on them, such as clothing (shirts, leggings, jackets), and accessories (earrings, rings, bracelets, necklaces, headbands, and a hat), and knick-knacks around the house to look at. Weird to have all this, you think? Not for me. I like all things strange and odd, ghostly, and spooky.

I could go in many directions with this prompt, but for today…a silly, somewhat creepy poem 🙂 banner-header-tapete-1450284586voB

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SKULLS

Skulls are awesome

Skulls are cool

If you didn’t have one

Your brains would pool…

Skulls with jewels

Skulls with flowers

Skulls give meaning to sacred powers

Skulls underneath

Your skin of flesh

Your mind encased

To keep it fresh…

No skull to hold

Your brain inside

Nowhere for all

Your thoughts to hide…

Oozing goo all down your neck,

I’m telling you now,

You’d look a wreck…

So skulls are useful

Skulls are good

Would you want to see yours,

If you could?

skull-floral

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© 2016 BS

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