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!

Share Your World

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Share Your World – August 13, 2018

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Today, Cee is back with more fun questions for SYW. Thanks, Cee!

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A class you wish you would have taken?

Are you scared of heights?

Are you a good cook? If so, do you consider yourself a chef?

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A class I wish I would have taken…when? In high school? We were only allowed a couple of elective classes, and there weren’t many choices at that. I never took an art class, or choir. I took orchestra for awhile (from 6th through 10th grade).

I’m not sure, but I think kids today have a lot more choices, and that is good.

I don’t know of any extra classes I’d have taken. I was just glad to finally graduate, and be done with classes.

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No, I’m not scared of heights. I like looking way down at something, either from an upper story, or even better is looking down at the ground from and airplane. Then again, I don’t like getting up a step or two on a ladder or step-stool. Mostly I’m afraid I’ll fall off.

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I think I’m a good cook. Not chef good, but I can cook good things to eat. I don’t use many recipes except on a few things. I learned by watching my mom cook, and also my granny and grand-ma. I know all these meals by heart.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

What’s in the Box # 2

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What’s in the Box # 2

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I have a lot of boxes out in the garage, and in my closet that have been there for a long time. I thought it might be interesting to have a look inside, and post what all I find.

Some of these boxes are my stored away things, and some are boxes of saved stuff from my parents and grand-parents. It should be fun to see these long lost treasures.

I’ll be posting a new revelation as often as possible, with a few pictures, up until I either get tired of it, or run out of stuff. There are a lot of things to look through.

Hope you enjoy my ‘show & tell’ series! 🙂

Let’s have a look!

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This is a box of things my granny kept.

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This is a small change purse with an attachment for keys. Inside were two old fashioned, plastic rain bonnets.

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This is a really cool old photo. It wasn’t marked in any way, so I have no idea what is being photographed for posterity here, or if any of my relatives were in the photo. I would suppose so, since my granny kept the picture.

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A well-worn deck of cards.

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A small wooden box. Inside this box were several interesting things. (you can click the photo to enlarge)

  • A couple of rings (not expensive)
  • A small pink plastic gun
  • Some cuff links
  • A blue flowered brooch
  • A military ribbon/medal?
  • A plastic owl with a leaf attached

I researched the box ad that was on the inside. The box originally contained a Helbros WWII Chrono watch. This company was very involved in war bonds. The ad says: Give Your Time – Victory – and Buy U. S. War Bonds and Savings Stamps.

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Until the next time I look through the box…

Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

RDP # 72 – Cat

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RDP #72 – Cat

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/08/11/rdp-72-cat/

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I’ve been meaning to do these Ragtag Daily Prompts, so for my first one today, the word is ‘cat’, and well, I love cats of all kinds.

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This is a picture I painted a long time ago.

I’ve always known the tiger is my spirit animal.

This is a poem I wrote about it years ago.

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Tiger

In misty dreams you came to me

When I was only two or three

A forest dark, and deep, and green

I wondered what my dreams could mean

You were my friend, my Spirit kin

A guardian without, a guardian within

I was born into your year

Tiger Spirit always near

Magnificent eyes, shining bright

I weep at what now’s your plight

Endangered in this cruel world

Victim of the weapons hurled

If only we could be at peace

Return to dreams without surcease

To that mystery forest in the night

We could try to again make it right

I know that you will always be

In my dreams

A part of me

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

Connected -Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Bodily Function

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Connected – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Bodily Function

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS August 11/18

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “bodily function.” Decide on one or write about a whole bunch of bodily functions. Bonus inspiration: here’s a website. Enjoy!

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Linda G. Hill, our SOCS hostess, has given us the prompt of ‘bodily functions’. Thanks, Linda!

This is a weird one, I think, which could go in many different directions. The link above (website), has some really funny sounding words, but they are all real, and have meanings for normal bodily functions.

Anyway…here goes…

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Head, shoulders, knees, and toes…knees, and toes…

No?

The arm bone’s connected to the shoulder bone…

No?

Well, all this talk about connectedness in the body is kind of what we’re learning about in today’s SOCS prompt – bodily functions.

It seems you can’t have one without the other in order to be alive. Right?

The brain functions as the control center of everything and tells your normal bodily functions how to operate. So, if your brain doesn’t tell your muscles and skeleton bones to perform, then you’d not be doing anything. Your heart is a muscle, and keeps things going, but your lungs bring in air to breathe, which is important, too.

See how everything is connected?

Bodily functions have to be in concert with all the individual instruments working in harmony, or you’d cease to exist!

Well, all this stuff about bodily functions being connected, reminds me of the School House Rock song, and how body parts function in conjunction with each other.

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And, here’s how it’s all connected in this fun song…

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Blue Sky Tag – Q & A

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Blue Sky Tag – Q & A

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I saw all these fun questions over at Sarah’s blog, Lemon Shark. She can be found blogging at the following link. Go check out her answers, too! Thanks, Sarah!

https://sarahbrentyn.wordpress.com/2018/07/30/blue-sky-tag/

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I didn’t really see any ‘rules’ as such. Something about the number 11 was mentioned. Eleven questions, eleven new questions, eleven tags? I don’t know … anyway, I like answering questions, so am using them all, plus asking 11 of my own to have answered. The thing is – just have fun with these!

Oh, I’m not tagging anyone specific, but if you enjoy these as much as I do, go ahead and be my guest! I’d love to read your answers, too. 🙂

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1. If you lived in a house made of jello, what flavor would it be? Any particular reason?

Well, I like jello from time to time, but a wiggly, jiggly house would just be weird. It would probably melt into a sticky mess pretty quick too, because of the hot TX sun. But, if I had to, I’d want it to be either Lime or Orange flavor because those are my favorite flavors of jello. I’d want a scoop of whipped cream on top, too.

2. What is your first reaction when someone knocks on your door?

Say, “Oh, no!”, then go peek out the little window to see if I even want to see who it is and what they wanted, which is usually not, so I don’t open the door.

3. Does a blue sky or blue ocean make you happier? Why?

They are both beautiful. We see blue skies all the time, but I like seeing all the different clouds best.

4. If you were out enjoying a beautiful day and suddenly it started raining, what would you do?

I’d do a happy dance in the rain! My favorite days are rainy days, and we have so few of them here, that it is a wonder to see, and to smell, and to be refreshed from the hot, dry, dusty days we usually have.

5. Whose name makes you smile as soon as you hear it? Care to share why?

Both my grand-kids names, because they are both so sweet, and fun to be around.

6. Dog, cat, fish, or rabbit?

Dog, cat, fish, or rabbit…what? Cross off any kind of fish (phobia), and I like the rest. We’ve had dogs, cats, and a rabbit before, along with all kinds of other pets, and they are nice to have around.

7. What’s your favorite mode of travel?

Teleportation machine.

8. If you had to stay up all night by yourself in a deserted building, what would you spend the time doing?

I’d love it! I’d do my ghost hunting, try to take a picture of anything ghostly or odd, and use my tape recorder to catch any EVPs – ghost voices in the dark.

9. Running in the rain or running in the gym? (Even if you don’t run! ha!)

I don’t run. I probably never did. If I was pretending to run, it would be in the rain. Gyms are stinky and I don’t like them.

10. To stand alone on a mountain peak or dance in a crowded club?

Mountain peak. I love the mountains, and I don’t really do any dancing except in my living room – by myself & the cat. I don’t do crowds of any kind, any where.

11. Who do you write for?

I write because I have to. I write because I love it. I write for the fun of it, for myself. If anyone else reads what I write, that’s a bonus!

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Now, here are the new questions from Sarah:

(yes, I messed up the numbers, as I always seem to do…sorry :/

  1. Do you judge a book by its cover?

Yes, sometimes I do. If the cover looks interesting, and the description of the contents sound like something I want to read, then I’ll most likely give it a chance.

  1. What’s your favorite color? (Specific shade would be awesome…just saying.)

My favorite color is black. Next favorite is sky blue.

  1. Which animal is smarter: chimpanzees or dolphins? (Except if Geoff Le Pard plays because he will say “mice”.)

I don’t like monkeys or apes, so I’d say dolphins.

  1. What’s your least favorite part about writing: editing, revising, or proofreading?

I do a little of all of these every time I read over a piece. Just that it takes a lot of time to do it, is the least favorite part.

  1. Are there any mythological creatures you believe are real? (Or wish they were?)

Faries!

  1. Which ridiculously popular book did you not enjoy?

Some say, “The Confederacy of Dunces”, by John Kennedy Toole, is such a great book (my daughter loved it). I’ve tried, but can’t get past the first few pages, without stopping. I just don’t get it at all.

Do You Prefer / Which Would You Rather questions:

  1. Pen or pencil

I like writing with pens or fine tip markers the best. Pencils need too much sharpening, and aren’t dark enough to see what you’ve written.

  1. Wine or beer

Neither. I don’t drink these. I drink iced tea and coffee.

  1. Bean bags or straight-back chairs

I would not be able to get up out of a bean bag chair, and straight-back chairs are so uncomfortable…so neither one. I’d rather have a plush recliner, or couch.

  1. A pile of proofreading or a stack of math worksheets

I’d never want anything to do with math or numbers, so proofreading would be easier for me.

  1. Monty Python or Three Stooges

I’ve never seen any Monty Python, so I’ll say the Three Stooges, even though I don’t like them much, and never found them to be funny.

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New questions from me:

  1. If you were an animal, which one would you like to be?
  2. If you could keep only one home appliance, which one would you keep?
  3. If you were given a racehorse, what would you name it?
  4. As a child, what job did you want when you grew up? Did it happen?
  5. What’s your favorite holiday?
  6. What book are you reading?
  7. If you could ask your pet 3 questions, what would you ask them?
  8. What is a funny sounding word?
  9. If you could live in any TV house, which one would you choose?
  10. Do you have a favorite number? What does it mean to you?
  11. What is the last thing you Googled?

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Your turn! 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Who Ya Gonna Call? – Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Call

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Who Ya Gonna Call? – Stream f Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Call

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS August 4/18

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Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “call.” Use the word “call” or any word that contains those letters in that order. Have fun!

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Who ya gonna call?

Ghost busters!

This is a fun song and a great movie, even if it is kind of silly.

What it reminds me of is taking my girls to the skating rink every Saturday morning. They took skating lessons for awhile, and this song played a lot over the loudspeakers. I heard it before I ever saw the movie.

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“Ghostbusters Theme Song”, by Ray Parker, Jr., is from the movie, “Ghostbusters”, and is on the album, “Ghostbusters: Original Soundtrack Album”. It was released in 1983, and is on the Arista label. It was written by Ray Parker, Jr.

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Well, anyway…I had to put that song on here because it’s the first thing I thought of for the prompt word, ‘call’.

My grand-daughter loves anything creepy and strange, and Halloween things, and loves to hunt for ghosts, too. Except this week she was all into Christmas and singing me songs, like the Partridge in a Pear Tree, with the 4 calling birds!

I’ve had several jobs of calling people on the phone…yes, the dreaded and hated telemarketers. I was one. Actually, those jobs were the most fun I’ve ever had at working. I had my share of cranky people, rude comments, and hang ups, but still, I liked it. And I really normally hate talking on the phone. My friends would call me and we’d talk and I’d enjoy it, but I was never one to initiate a call. Even now, it’s rare, except to call a business to see what time they open/close. Anything else, I get all flustered and can’t say it right, what I’m trying to get across. Probably the telemarketing job was easy, because we had a script we had to say every time, and then we could ad lib a bit. Also, the other employees were a fun bunch of people to work with, along with the employers of these many jobs I had.

Well, enough about this for now…

I’ll wish y’all a happy Saturday, with calls or no calls, ghosts or no ghosts…however you like it. 🙂

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Share Your World – Unofficial

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Share Your World – Unofficial    SYWBestUnoff

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Cee is on vacation, so for today’s SYW we have questions from Melanie, who can be found at her fun blog, sparksfromacombustiblemind.

To read her answers, and see lots more entries, just click the link. 🙂

https://sparksfromacombustiblemind.com/2018/07/30/unofficial-syw-7-30-18/

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The questions:

Have you ever been in a food fight?

How do you deliver bad news?

What (if anything) do you think is beyond the stars?

What “redneck” (unsophisticated) activity do you like to do?

Is there a scary scene from a movie (or book) you viewed a child that still haunts you?

Last (rock trivia courtesy of Glyn), which true to form I won’t answer.  I wanna see if anyone (besides Glyn) knows the answer:

Seal’s ‘Kiss From A Rose’ was the theme from which film? 

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My answers:

Have I ever been in a food fight? Not that I remember…however…I probably look like I have been every time I get finished with a meal. That’s because I’m so messy. I don’t mean to be, but between drips, spills, and crumbs, and despite using bunches of napkins, you might think I’ve been in a food fight.

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I don’t like giving bad news to anyone, but have a few times. It’s hard to know what or how to say things like that.

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What’s beyond the stars? More stars and space, more planets yet discovered, aliens, other worlds, other living things…

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“Redneck” activities? Our whole life is probably considered ‘redneck’. We’ve always lived in the south, are hardworking people who aren’t afraid of getting our hands dirty at our jobs, and that might even be working out in the hot Texas sun, where your neck gets red and sunburned. Honest people, who live simply, and loyally stick up for our own. Yes, we have a unique way of speaking, and quirky ways of doing things, which others may think are silly or strange, but that’s just the way we are.

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A scary scene from a movie or a scary book? I love scary movies and books, so not much bothers me. The scenes that affected me the most, were from real life. Fish jumping out of their bowl haunts me to this day with nightmares and a fish phobia, and the F5 tornado I was in I still get nightmares about.

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I love that song, “Kiss From a Rose”, by Seal, but I haven’t a clue it was in a movie. We don’t go to or watch many movies.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

What’s in the Box? Show & Tell # 1

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What’s in the Box? Show & Tell # 1

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I have a lot of boxes out in the garage, and in my closet that have been there for a long time. I thought it might be interesting to have a look inside, and post what all I find.  **note** I got this idea from another blogger, but can’t find their post, now. So, if you are that person, thank you!

Some of these boxes are my stored away things, and some are boxes of saved stuff from my parents and grand-parents. It should be fun to see these long lost treasures.

I’ll be posting a new revelation as often as possible, with a few pictures, up until I either get tired of it, or run out of stuff. There are a lot of things to look through.

Hope you enjoy my ‘show & tell’ series! 🙂

Let’s have a look!

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This is a box of things my granny kept.

First up, is a 1953 calendar. There were two of them. At the top you can add a 5 x 7 photo, and they had photos of two of my cousins. I removed them, because I don’t usually put photos of people on my blog (privacy reasons).

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This is a small photo album. It has a few photos of relatives…some I know, some I don’t know who they are.

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Now, we have a very cute little memory box? The writing on the box says it is a Dorothy Perkins Sachet and is called, “Memoirs”. It looks like it contained a sachet of some sort, but the box could be used to store a small memory later on. The box is a thin, pink plastic, or possibly celluloid? The items inside the box were a corner torn off a dollar bill, and a note, telling about the box. The note reads:

To Nina (my aunt)

From Mrs. Frances.

McCamey Texas

1930

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This is a giant crossword puzzle that says it’s 8 feet long! It’s squares are almost all filled in, I’m thinking by my granny. She was a dedicated crossword puzzle fan, and always had one going, either from books of them, or from the newspapers. She was serious about working them, and used a crossword dictionary all the time, too. She’d get her reading glasses on, and not stop until they were done, even if they were difficult.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Tea/T/Tea

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday – SOCS – Tea/T/Tea

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS July 28/18

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Happy Saturday! Here’s what our fabulous hostess, Linda G. Hill, has given us for the prompt. Thanks, Linda!

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “T, tea, tee.” Theme your post around “tea” or “tee,” or find a word that starts with “T” and talk about that. Bonus points if you manage to incorporate all three. Enjoy!

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To admit I’m a tea drinker isn’t difficult. I have a glass of iced tea with me almost all the time. Only if I’m having coffee or milk, do I not have my tea. I’ve tried it hot, but not a big fan of it that way. Just ice cold tea will do. Maybe I should try it hot more often, though.

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Tees, as in golf tees, are always around here. The mister is a golfer, so we have lots of tees. I tried golfing a couple of times, and it was okay, but really I’d much rather just drive the golf cart around. That part was fun.

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Then, there are the double T words, of which there are too many to tangle with at this time. (9 words starting with letter T in that sentence)

Here’s one we see around town all the time. The double T of Texas Tech University.

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS

 

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Share Your World – July 23, 2018

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Hey, look! It’s Monday and time for new questions from Cee, and answers from me! Join in the weekly fun, why don’t you. Click the above link to see how, and also see other entries. It’s fun!

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Cee’s Questions:

In regards to puzzle what’s your choice: jigsaw, crossword, word search, mazes, logic or numeric puzzles, something else, or nothing?

List at least five favorite treats and it doesn’t necessarily have to be food.

What is your favorite type of dog? (can be anything from a specific breed, a stuffed animal or character in a movie)

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My answers:

Puzzles – I love doing puzzles! Mainly jigsaw puzzles, but also crossword puzzles. Then, I sometimes do a word search, or a jumble. Never got into doing the logic puzzles (funny – my daughter and I were just talking about these yesterday!) Math or number puzzles are not for me, though.

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List 5 treats…

  1. Playing and talking with my grand kids
  2. Having my mister cook me breakfast every morning
  3. Having long, and fun chats with my daughters
  4. Finding good stuff (to me) at yard sales
  5. Any kind of sweets to eat (I like them all)

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My favorite kind of dogs…

Basset hounds. We’ve had several over the years. They are just big old babies that are funny and loveable. We don’t have any dogs right now – just a cat. We’ve had dogs & cats at the same time, and they all got along great.

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Maggie

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Thanks for visiting! Peace ☮️

© 2018 BS