Category Archives: MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY

This is where I say whatever I want about anything that crosses my mind…I’m sure it will ramble from one thing to another….just like I think. I will get distracted a lot! Have a laugh or two!

RANDOM POST # 10 – DIRTY LAUNDRY

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RANDOM POST # 10 – DIRTY LAUNDRY

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Well, here I am again with the continuing list of jobs I’ve had in the past.

This one was at a laundry service company called “National Linen Service”. It was here in town, and was in the 70s.

My job was in the office, processing invoices, using a calculator to add up totals, things like that. In the back was where they did the massive amounts of laundry, both private, and commercial. There were huge machines that washed, dried, and ironed all kinds of linens, like sheets. Well, I can’t remember what all they did, but I would think hospitals, hotels/motels, restaurants, and all would send in their dirty laundry to be done. I didn’t go back there often.

I worked there awhile, and kept getting into trouble. It wasn’t my fault, I promise! Week after week, when the totals on the invoices would not balance, or come out right, I’d get blamed. Finally, they had the calculator (it was a huge one, not a small hand-held one) checked out. Turns out something was askew in the innards of the thing, so it wouldn’t add/subtract right at all. So, they got it fixed or got another machine, I don’t remember. What I do remember is I got no apology, whatsoever, about it.

I never did get fired from this job, but I did just up and quit. Well, I never told them I was quitting, either. I just never showed up again. In fact, my husband, another couple, and I all went down to Juarez Mexico for a vacation. We had a wonderful time. When we got back, I think I got a letter or phone call, not sure which, from the company asking for their key back. I think it was a key to the desk drawer? After awhile, I finally took it back, but I made them wait for it. Still no thank you or apologies. Oh well…

The only other thing I remember about this job was that it was around Easter time, and everyone at work was eating chocolate candy rabbits. I ate so many of them I never wanted to eat one ever again!

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© 2017 BS

*photo found on Pixabay

 

ALL OR NOTHING – for SOCS – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

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ALL OR NOTHING – for SOCS – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS May 20/17

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This SOCS asks us to use the words ‘all’ or ‘nothing’ or both. Join in the challenge by clicking the above link to find out details, and to see other entries. 🙂

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All we’ve done today has been pretty fun.

We all went out to my cousin’s and aunt’s farm.

We all ate lunch there, and we all enjoyed seeing each other, and having nice conversations and laughs.

Then, we all trooped out to the chicken yard, to see…well, the chickens, all the new baby chicks, turkeys, and pigeons (they are homing pigeons). There was the dog my cousin adopted from Africa, Gracie, and a couple of horses, some jack rabbits, and prairie dogs. We all had fun watching my grand-daughter feed the chickens their chicken feed. She was amazed by it all, and even petted some chickens. They are all mostly friendly chickens who don’t mind being picked up, and most all of them have names. Henrietta is the oldest one.

We all had a good time. It sure beats sitting in the house all day doing our usual nothing! 😉

Here are some photos from our day.

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© 2017 BS

JIGSAW JOURNEY

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JIGSAW JOURNEY

Here’s how it’s been going on the Jigsaw Puzzle Journey.

I finally finished the one called “Tasty Treats”, yesterday evening. It took me about 18 days, of working on it for a couple hours a day. I wanted to give up a few times, but kept going. Sometimes, I’d only find 4 or 5 pieces in a session. It was pretty hard. I did have a little help toward the end from my husband, who found quite a few of the pieces. He kept saying – you can do it, keep going. 🙂 We thought a piece was missing. In the photo (if you enlarge it), you can see where the missing piece should go, but we did find it later, under some stuff on the table. Now, I’ll tear it down, and start a new one. Here’s the finished “Tasty Treats’ one.

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This next one is by the same puzzle people, and is called “Cereal Boxes”. It is another 1,000 piece puzzle. I imagine it will be just as huge, and difficult as the last two were. Well, I better get started on it. I’ll let you know when I finish! 🙂 Meanwhile, happy puzzling for those who love to do jigsaw puzzles.

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P.S. I did get a brand new puzzle for Mother’s Day, from my daughter & family. It will be next on the table, and is only 750 pieces! 🙂

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© 2017 BS

 

DEAR DIARY – July 24 – August 4 , 1961

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DEAR DIARY – July 24 –  August 4 , 1961

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,

7/24/61 – I went too (to) town with B (aunt). I went too (to) the library. I played. We showed flim (film – home movie film) to B, H, and V. (aunt, uncle, cousin)

7/25/61 – I went to Dr. Harvy. (foot doctor)  I played. V (cousin) came over.

7/26/61 – I went to Granny’s. I went to the store. Igot a coloring book. I skated. I fell down. Mama came over to Granny’s. It was Grand dads birthday. Daddy gave him a few dollars. I spent the night. P (sister) got a shot.

7/27/61 – I played. Mr & Mrs. L (friends?) came over. We went with them to Monteray (Monterrey – a shopping center). I got some clay and two Dogs. (I collected glass figurines)

7/28/61 – I went to Dr. Harvey. I got some new pads (arch supports). When I got home V (cousin) came over. I went home with B (aunt). I played.

7/29/61 – I went to the library. Grand-ma came over. I went to B’s (aunt). J (cousin) & D (cousin) came home.

7/30/61 – I played. H (uncle came over).

7/31/61 – I played N and B (aunt and uncle) came to Granny’s. We played golf. We mad (made) ice-cream. We went to the library.

8/1/61 – It was mama’s & Daddy’s aniverssry (anniversary). J (cousin) and I played.

8/2/61 – I went to the store. We got a fishbole (fish bowl). I played. L (neighbor girl) came over. D (cousin) came over. Daddy went to the hostpitle (hospital). something was in his eye.

8/3/61 – We went to the Dee (?) Daddy had the ball of th eye cut. He had a patch on it. I went to play with J (cousin). I swam in their pool.

8/4/61 – I played. L (neighbor girl) came over to spend the night. We showed film. (home movies)

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© 2017 BS

CEE’S SHARE YOUR WORLD – 5/15/17

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CEE’S SHARE YOUR WORLD

Share Your World – May 15, 2017

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It’s time for another Share Your World, with questions from Cee and answers from me!

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How many languages do you you speak?

I speak English. I took 2 years of French in high school, and remember some of it, but don’t really have occasion to use it. I know a little Spanish, just because there are lots of Spanish speaking people here, and I hear it all the time. Then, I know a few sentences in German, Japanese, and Korean, because we lived in those countries for a little while. Oh, and for fun I know Pig Latin, and OP language. My name said in OP is… Bop-a-rop-bop-a-rop-a 🙂 This is kinda funny, because my grand-daughter’s name for me is Bop. She came up with that herself.

What are you reading, watching, listening to, eating?

I’m kind of in between books to read right now. I hate that I can’t settle on one. I keep trying this one and that one, and none gets me interested enough to continue. I have stacks of books to be read, too. The last book I finished in a few days was, “The New York Regional Morman Singles Halloween Dance”, a memoir  by Elna Baker. Before that I read the “Maze Runner” series, by Michael Grant, and the “Gone series, by James Dashner. Those were fantastic YA books. I’ve been reading, “Ready Player One”, by Ernest Cline, too, but just in small pieces. It’s really good, but I only am on page 103, after  a year.

Meanwhile, I read lots of great blogs! 🙂

I’m not watching anything. I barely watch any TV, but am waiting for Big Brother to come back on, I think the end of June. That’s all I really like to watch.

I listen to the Eagles Greatest Hits over and over. I listen to oldies radio in the mornings while doing my make-up, and in the truck. I’ve been listening to all the music videos I post on here!

I just got done eating a chef salad for lunch. I’m cooking a pot roast for supper. I’m on an obsession for eating Puff Corn. They taste like popcorn without the hulls, they’re crisp, but yet melt in your mouth. Yum!

 

What was the last photo you took with your phone?

The last photo I took with my phone was not suitable for here, so I took another one…:) This is the plant I got for Mother’s Day. Really cool. 🙂

What is your favorite time of day?

I like late at night best, but my timetable has changed, so now I’m up before dawn, about 4 a. m. I like when everything is dark and quiet, either early or late.

Optional Bonus question:  What are you grateful for from last week, and what are you looking forward to in the week coming up? 

I had a nice Mother’s Day, with a long phone conversation with my daughter who lives out of state, and lunch with my daughter here in town. I received super cool gifts from everyone. This week there is nothing I know of planned, so I’ll just go with the flow, and see how it goes.

Wishing y’all a wonderful week ahead!

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© 2017 BS

FINAL RESTING PLACE

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FINAL RESTING PLACE

EPITAPHS

The word epitaph comes from the Greek, meaning a short text, phrase, or poem, engraved into the gravestone of a deceased person.

It can be a Biblical scripture, a phrase, a reference to the person’s interests, or just about anything you can imagine. One of the most popular inscriptions is “Rest In Peace”. “In Loving Memory” is another one. They can be somber and serious, or uplifting and humorous.

Lots of people have their’s added, after death, by their loved ones. However, some people write their own, their wishes carried out later. Not all headstones have them…only the person’s name, birth and death date. Others mention how they are related to others in their family, such as father, mother, son, daughter of…

Many times, there are hearts, crosses, flowers, or angels, carved into the granite headstone. Some inscriptions refer to the person’s interests and hobbies, such as “Gone Fishin'” or “Gardening in Heaven”. One famous person’s epitaph is simply, “That’s All Folks”, from Mel Blanc, who voiced many cartoons.

Have you ever tried writing one for yourself? I have, and it’s fun, but a bit weird…and trying to say just the right words, your final words to the world, is not as easy as it would seem to be.

In a way, you’ve probably already had some practice doing this…your Twitter profile statement! It is short, and it says something you want people to know about you. Take a look at yours…what does it say? Would you like these words to be your final communication to the world?

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You can find listings and records of epitaphs (famous and not so famous) here… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Epitaph

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For the Daily Post prompt word – final … https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/final/

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© 2017 BS

 

IS IT IN the CARDS?

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IS IT IN the CARDS?

I’ve heard the expression, ‘it’s in the cards’, before, but what does that even mean? Does it mean it is fate, luck, or a cosmic plan? I don’t know about all that, but it’s fun to think about.

I could go on speculating about these kind of deep subjects, but maybe another day. This time I have some other kinds of cards in mind.

I have a lot of cards. I never set out to have any kind of collection of them, but it sort of turned out that way. Over the years, I’ve saved most of my old library cards, and video rental cards. Every where we lived, different states, cities, towns, and countries, I’ve always found the library there. It’s always one of the first things to do, after getting settled in our new place. Some were large, some were small, some were on the Army/Naval/Air Force bases, some were on university campuses, and some were even book mobiles. It didn’t matter, as I can find books to check out any place.

The same goes for those video rental stores. I’d sign up for a card at all kinds of places, from the big name ones, to drugstores, furniture stores, grocery stores, and wherever they rented them. Big ones small ones, I didn’t care.

Anyway, I saved most of these cards. I don’t know what happened to many more…maybe we had to turn them in when we moved, or they got lost. So, I have cards. Here’s some photos of them I’ve put in a scrapbook. (excuse the marked out parts – you know how it is) 🙂

Did you have a lot of library or video cards?

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© 2017 BS

51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 19: Sylvester – You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real)

Thanks for hosting this fun challenge, Hugh!

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It’s time for another song from the past. 🙂

I’m going way back with these two. It would be surprising if anyone has ever heard them, but I always liked them. They remind me of the type of songs you’d hear in the era of the TV show, “Happy Days”.

I first heard these two songs, when I was just about 8 years old. I had received a portable record player for Christmas, I think that’s when, and a bunch of 45-rpm records. It was from my mom and dad. I have no idea why they’d chosen this record, or any of the others I had, as none of them were children’s type of records. Anyway, I liked them all, and played them a lot. Seems the lyrics were way too old for a kid to hear, especially back in the 50s, but who knows…that’s what I had, and my sister, cousin, and I liked them. We probably didn’t even pay attention to the lyrics, or even would have known what it was all about! 🙂

Anyway, here’s the songs, and a photo of the actual record I’ve had all these years. (one record both sides shown)

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The songs, “Fire Engine Baby”, and “Flirtie Gertie”, by the Jiv-a-Tones, was a single on the Feldsted label. They were released in 1958. The Jiv-a-Tones, were formed by Ric Cartey, and the members included, Guy Barber, Dean Stevens, Bill Holden, and Charlie Broome. Vocals on “Fire Engine Baby” by Bill Holden. Vocals on “Flirtie Gertie” by Dean Stevens.

Have a listen…see what you think of them! 🙂

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© 2017 BS

 

 

A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2017 – REFLECTION

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A to Z BLOG CHALLENGE 2017 – REFLECTION

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The Mystery Box Chickens and I would like to take a moment to reflect on the A to Z Blog Challenge 2017.

This year in April was the 4th time I’ve joined in on the challenge. ( 2nd time for the Chickens)

Instead of random A/Z posts about whatever, I did have a theme. It was to feature music videos with the titles being for the letter of the day.

I enjoyed finding the music, and keeping any commentary short and simple. I hope you enjoyed listening.

Thank you all so much for stopping by this month. I appreciated all your visits, likes, and comments! You are all champions to me! 🙂

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“We Are The Champions”, by Queen, was released in 1977. This single from the album, “News of the World”, is on the labels, EMI (UK) & Electra (US). It was written by Freddie Mercury.

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© 2017 BS