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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!

DEAR DIARY – AUGUST 17 – 31, 1961

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DEAR DIARY – AUGUST 17 – 31, 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,

8/17/61 – I played I sewed. We went to Grand mas.

8/18/61 – I played. B (aunt) came home. We saw the baby. It is a girl. Daddy, D (cousin), Grand pa, and B (uncle) went fishing. N (aunt) spent the night.

8/19/61 – I played. It rained all day.

8/20/61 – I played. I went to Bs (aunt) Daddy came home. We have some fish.

8/21/61 – We went to the Dr. I played. We went to the library.

8/22/61 – I went to the store. I played with J (cousin). We went to Ns (aunt) We ate watermelon.

8/23/61 – I played. V (cousin) came to spend the day. I went to Js (cousin). I spent the night. Daddy and Mama went to the store.

8/24/61 – I played. I went to the library.

8/25/61 – I went to Bs (aunt). I played. J (cousin) & V (cousin) came over. We played.

8/26/61 – I played.

8/27/61 – I played. Granny came over. J (cousin) came over to spend the night. We went to Gibson’s (discount store). We got our school supplies.

8/28/61 – I played. I went to the Dr. Daddy went to a meeting.

8/29/61 – I played. J (neighbor girl) came over to spend the night. We played.

8/30/61 – I played with J (neighbor girl). J (cousin) came over. We played.

8/31/61 – I played.

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© 2017 BS

PRAIRIE DOG CORNER

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PRAIRIE DOG CORNER

Prairie Dog Corner Sign

Maynard

A Prairie Dog (not the one in the story)

Have I told y’all about Prairie Dog Corner?

Here’s what happened.

One afternoon I was dog-sitting my daughter’s dog while she and her husband went out for awhile. That’s the dog in the photo. His name is Maynard. He’s a big, friendly, part Husky, part Labrador. He was out in the back yard. It’s a pretty big yard, fenced in.

I was in the house, when I heard some kind of noise out there, so I went to look. I see Maynard running around and around the yard, really fast. He was carrying something in his mouth, and it was squeaking. Okay, I figured it was his squeaky dog toy, which was brown and furry. But, as I looked closer, as he came running by, I saw it wasn’t a toy. It was a prairie dog, and it was doing the squeaking, for real!

What to do…what to do? I knew I couldn’t catch Maynard, he’s so fast, and also big enough to knock me down. So, I kept hollering at him to drop it…drop it!

After a few more laps around the yard, he did drop the prairie dog. The little critter wasn’t hurt at all, but was probably wondering how he got into such a predicament in the first place. We do have prairie dogs living close by the house, in the empty fields, so I suppose he somehow was taking a little tour of our yard, when to his surprise, he met up with Maynard.

Anyway, after being released from Maynard’s mouth, the prairie dog ran off, scampering under the fence, most likely to tell his friends of his escapades.

Now, you’d think this is the end of the story. It isn’t.

I refused to let Maynard back in the house, for the time being. I didn’t want to take any chances that the prairie dog might have been carrying rabies. You never know. So, I made the dog stay out. Meanwhile, I made a sign to hang on our door. It was to my daughter, who was expecting at the time, and SIL, saying ‘don’t come in until I tell you what’s happened’. I just wanted them to know, just to be on the safe side, so they wouldn’t get Maynard slobber on them.

They came home, read the note, and weren’t concerned about it at all! So we let Maynard back in, and all was good. No problems ever appeared since his encounter with the prairie dog. Thank goodness.

Later on, I painted the sign you see in the photo. I put it in the corner where Maynard had caught the little varmint. It’s forever known as Prairie Dog Corner, at our house. We laugh about it all, now. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY – SOCS – RAIN/REIN/REIGN

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STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY – SOCS – RAIN/REIN/REIGN

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 24/17

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Today, we are to use the words ‘rain/rein/reign’ for our prompt. If you’re thinking you’d like to join in, just click the above link to find out details. You can see other entries, too! It’s fun! 🙂

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Rain…rein…reign

Rain…rein…reign

— What’s that?

— Oh, it’s my new rain-tone on my phone.

— That doesn’t make any sense. You mean it’s a ‘ring-tone’?

— Ring Tony? Rigatoni? ha-ha-ha!

— Okay, why is it raining? Make it stop.

— No, it’s my rain dance notice. Every time I hear it, I have to dance around. You know, it’s to call down the rain.

**commences dancing**

— You’re weird.

— You’ll see…pretty soon I’ll rein in the rain, and it will reign supreme!

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© 2017 BS

 

 

 

 

LOOK! I FOUND SPIDERMAN!

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LOOK! I FOUND SPIDERMAN!

So, a couple of days ago we went out to lunch with my daughter and grand-daughter. It was at a hamburger place called, “Buns Over Texas”, where you order your burger, then choose your own fixin’s to put on it at the little salad bar. When your burger is cooked, they holler out, for instance, “Barbara, your buns are up!” haha … Anyway, before we went inside to order, we were standing around outside by some trees and such.

We happened to notice a rock, placed upon a tree stump. It was painted! I squealed, of course, because I love all kinds of rocks, and especially painted rocks. You’ve probably seen some of mine on other posts here.

Here’s some photos I took of the rock that looks like Spiderman!

    

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I turned the rock over and there was a little sticker on it. It seems it was a rock, placed there by a member of a Facebook Group, called, “Tex New Mex Rocks”. The sticker asks that we take a photo, then post it to the group FB page, and then re-hide the rock, for someone else to find. What a great idea! Pass on the fun for others.

So, that’s what I did. I joined the group page, and posted my photos. Now I just need to find a good place to hide the rock. They say it should be pretty much in plain sight, for finding. Also, we are encouraged to paint our own rocks, stick their label on the back, and continue the fun all around. I plan on doing this, as I’ve painted rocks for years. I just never thought of hiding them around places. Now, I did do this with handmade bookmarks, with art I drew on them, asking for them to be passed along. It is lots of fun to spread some happiness and fun along to those who find them.

Anyway, that’s my story of finding Spiderman! It sure made my day brighter. 🙂

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© 2017 BS

 

51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM the PAST

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM the PAST

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51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 25: Elbow – One Day Like This

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Thanks, Hugh, for another great prompt for this challenge!

Time for another look back at a song from the past. We were asked what song would we like as a wake up tune in the mornings.

One song I love to hear any time, morning, evening, day, or night, is this one you can see in the video below. It is a fun song, and easy to sing along to. I have to sing it, out loud, any time or place I hear it. This song always puts me in a good mood. It helps that I know all the words without looking. Not saying I can carry a tune at all, but I’ve sang it at home, in grocery stores, and restaurants…wherever I hear it playing.

You remember the song from last week, “The Way”, by Fastball? I heard it on the speakers at the grocery store just yesterday. Yes, I sang that one out loud, too. 🙂

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“Take It Easy”, by the Eagles, was released as a single, from the album, “Eagles”, in 1972. It is on the Asylum label, and was written by Jackson Browne, and Glenn Frey.

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© 2017 BS

FunnyThings I’ve Seen Lately

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Funny Things I’ve Seen Lately

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Sometimes I see the strangest things.

Sometimes I have my phone camera ready to take a photo.

Sometimes I don’t.

Sometimes I try to draw what I’ve seen…

Since I missed taking a picture of it.

Sometimes my drawings aren’t very good…oh well…

So…here’s some silly things I’ve seen lately.

  1. A lone tomato in a parking lot. It was just sitting there pretty as you please. It was nowhere near a grocery store. The tomato was squished by our truck before I could whip out my camera. 😦

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2. I saw an airplane that was trailing a long banner. The banner said, “Abby, will you marry me?” I’d just gone back inside, when I heard the neighbors yelling at the mister to look. I ran back out there, (well, I didn’t run, but hobbled as fast as I could), with my phone, just in time to see it, but it was too far away for a photo. The neighbor was yelling, “Yes or no?”, and pointing up towards the plane. The mister yelled back, “No!” haha 🙂

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3. I saw this run-away, or is it this fly-away, balloon the other day. It was just sailing along over the trees and houses. I did manage to take it’s picture. 🙂

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What silly or strange things have you seen lately?

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© 2017 BS

SIGN – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY – SOCS – 6/17/17

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SIGN – STREAM OF CONSCIOUSNESS SATURDAY – SOCS – 6/17/17 

The Friday Reminder and Prompt for #SoCS June 17/17

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For today’s SOCS we have the prompt word, ‘sign’, to use any way we want to. Join in the fun of SOCS, and see other entries by clicking the above link.

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We see signs everywhere. It seems I take a lot of photos of all kinds of signs, and I especially like them when they are a bit funny. Some signs tell us which way to go, some tell us what not to do, and some just make no sense what so ever. Some signs have words misspelled, or letters left out. Some signs give a warning. I’ve made my own signs, too. Some I’ve made are for yard sales at my house, advertising that I will do ironing, put on bulletin boards here and there, and a lost dog notice we put on a bulletin board. These are just a very few of the many photos I have of signs.

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Here’s a song that has the word sign in the title. It’s a good song. 🙂

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“Gimme Little Sign”, by Brenton Wood, was released in 1967, from the album, “Oogum Boogum”. It is on the Double Shot label, and was written by Alfred Smith, Joe Hooven, and Jerry Winn.

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© 2017 BS

FRIENDLY FILL-INS – 6/16/17

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FRIENDLY FILL-INS – 6/16/17

https://mcguffysreader.blogspot.com/2017/06/friendly-fill-ins-week-58.html

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Friendly Fill-Ins is a weekly question and answer challenge. Fill in the blanks with your answers. To join in, and to see other entries, just click the above link.

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Here are the fill-ins:

  1. I challenge everyone to ________________________ this week.
  2. I regret disposing of _____________________________.
  3. I have a difficult time admitting _________________.
  4. If I were given a psychic power, I would like it to be ___________.

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  1. I’d challenge everyone to smile. Smile when you see someone as you go about your daily routines. Give a big smile to friends and strangers, alike. See how many smiles you get in return. I don’t think anyone will be upset if they receive a smile from you. As an added bonus, with the smile, say “Hi”, or “Hey, how’s it going?” No need to elaborate further, just in passing. Just smile. And, don’t forget to smile at your pets. They recognize a friendly smile, also! 🙂
  2. I regret disposing of so much of my earliest writing. I had so many stories, diaries, and poems, that I just tossed out one day. Why did I do that? I can almost pinpoint the day I did it. We were cleaning out the shed at my parents house, when I found them. Thinking I’d never really need them again, I got rid of them. I regret it so much.
  3. I have a difficult time admitting…I don’t have any idea. I’m pretty much an open book about admitting things. I’ll tell everyone what silly/stupid/embarrassing things I ever did, and the longer ago that it was, the funnier it becomes.
  4. If I were given a psychic power, I would like it to be telekinesis, sometimes called psychokinesis (PK). This is where you can concentrate on an item and make it move by using your mind powers. I already have some other psychic powers, to a small extent, such as ESP, and my intuition is usually correct in reading people’s intentions, thoughts, and feelings. I’m an empath, so I tend to manifest other’s problems into my own. It’s a bit frustrating at times. But, it would be great to be able to move things around, with just thinking of it. I’ve tried to do this many times, by staring at something, willing it to move. I think it worked one time. I made a rubber ball roll across the floor. It would be nice to be able to pick something up, if I dropped it. It gets harder to bend down and back up these days, so it would help out a lot to just mind control it.

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© 2017 BS

10 SIGNS IT’S HOT IN TEXAS

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10 SIGNS IT’S HOT IN TEXAS

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I’ve lived in Texas most of my life, except when we were sent places courtesy of the U. S. Army, and I’ll tell you, it gets hot here. The hottest I’ve experienced here was 115 degrees. That’s happened a few times. One of those times I was locked out of the house, and had to wait until the mister came home from work to open the door. We didn’t have cell phones back then. I was melting!

These observations are all my own, though I’ve seen similar lists here and there. With that said, here we go…

  1. When you turn on the kitchen water faucet trying for cold water, you only get very warm water.
  2. The roads we drive on are so hot, the asphalt/tar gets all sticky. The car’s tires make a squishy sound driving on the street.
  3. Some TV news cast person will try to fry an egg on a sidewalk.
  4. When going outside, (only if you must), the wind, which is always blowing here, hits you like a blast furnace. More than  likely it has the dirt blowing in it, too, so we are sandblasted.
  5. The metal parts of your car’s seat belt brands you like cattle.
  6. Your air conditioning unit will inevitably go out. (yes, this has happened)
  7. Grass here isn’t very green in the summer. It is brown and crispy. (and we have severe water restrictions against watering lawns)
  8. The weather guys say a ‘cold’ front is moving in, but it only cools us down to the mid 90s.
  9. Birds pant from the heat, just like dogs do. (we make sure all outside critters have a bowl of cool water, sometimes even with ice cubes in it, for them)
  10. If you wear make-up, it will melt off your face as soon as you step outside.

Today was 100 degrees, and Saturday we will be up to 109!

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© 2017 BS

TAPER/TAPIR – for Daily Post

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TAPER/TAPIR – for Daily Post

https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/taper/

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Candles of any type are nice, some of which are called tapers. I have lots of candles of all kinds. Mostly, I forget to ever light them.

The tapir is a funny animal, found in the forests, and jungles of some South American countries. It looks like a pig, with a short trunk, like an elephant, but it is actually related to horses and rhinos.

I remember when I was a kid, I had a series of books, which were like children’s versions of encyclopedias. My parents would buy one every time we went to the grocery store…one of those weekly promotion type things, I suppose. Every week the book would be for different letters. I was always fascinated by the picture of the tapir. 🙂

These days I’m more of a ‘taper’, in that I use lots of tape. Duct tape is my go to fix-it for just about anything. I also use lots of clear type tapes. My way of thinking is if one piece is good, two or more pieces of tape are even better.

Which do you like? The tapers, the tapir, or are you a prolific ‘taper’?

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© 2017 BS

**photos found on Pixabay