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FOWC – Utopia

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FOWC – Utopia

FOWC with Fandango — Utopia

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For Fandango’s One Word Challenge today, the prompt word is ‘utopia’.

This fits right in with the book I’m reading right now. It’s “Utopia”, by Lincoln Child.

I’m 3/4 of the way through, and let me tell you it is a thrill ride of a book.

The action is set inside a mega theme park near Las Vegas. There is a plot afoot, with several accidents with the rides. There are some bad guys behind this, and of course the good guys are trying to find out what is happening … before it’s too late.

I still don’t know what they have planned, but it’s leading up to something awful I’ll bet.

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© 2020 BS

FOWC – Address

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FOWC – Address

FOWC with Fandango — Address

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Today, Fandango’s One Word Challenge prompt is ‘address’.

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These are a couple of my address books (green corrugated with a bear on the front – first page of the book & showing alphabet tabs – yellow book with pink flowers on front)

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We’ve moved in the past so many times that we’ve had lots of addresses to our houses. I can’t even remember them all. Except, I do still have some old address books in which I wrote down our own address, plus lots of others I needed to remember. It’s kind of fun looking back at them, and thinking about the houses we lived in, and what city or country we were living in at the time.

One fun thing I do once in awhile is look up our address on that Google street map thing. That’s interesting to see ours, and others we know, and their house and neighborhood.

Sometimes I’ll put in our address, and choose a city I’ve never been to. There are, believe it or not, people living at our same address in far off places. I can see houses and streets, and the address is sometimes a store or building site. It’s fun, but sort of creepy too, that with the technology available that we can even do this. I’m sure you’ve heard the phrase ‘the spy in the sky’. I guess it’s from some up in space satellite taking pictures all the time.

I’ve even seen the people with the company taking the street view photos right here on our street across from our house. They have their truck well marked, and are out there with their cameras taking photos in all directions.

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© 2019 BS

 

Dear Diary – May 13 – 19 , 1961

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Dear Diary – May 13 –  19, 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, misspellings and all, but corrected in parentheses. More posts of Dear Diary can be found by using categories, or search box. Hope you enjoy reading my childhood diary! 🙂

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Dear Diary,

5/13/61 – We played all day. When I came home we went to the dime store. I bought P (sister) a birthday present. At night M & O & S (parent’s friends and son) came over. We went to Underwoods (a favorite BBQ restaurant) and ate supper. Then we went to the park and rode the rides (amusement park). Then we saw the ballgame . When we went home we watched the fims (films – home movies).

5/14/61 – It was P’s (sister) birthday. We went to church. After we got home J (cousin) and I played. Grampa made some stilts for us. J broke all of them except mine and D’s (cousin). P got a music box, tow (two) pair of hair clamps, 3 coloring books, a box of colors, a tiger, some Crazy Putty, some perfume and podeur (powder), forr (four) cars, purse, shorts, ring, braclet (bracelet) and necklace, paper.

It was Mother’s day. She got a pillow, a hot pan holder, a tea strainer, a basket, a ? (can’t make out the last word).

5/15/61 – I went to the dinest (dentist). After dinner I went to school. When I came home I played.

5/16/61 -I went to school. B (aunt) had her wisdom teeth pulled. When I came home I played.

5/17/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played. Then we went to Grandmas. P (sister) rode the bike. Then we went home.

5/18/61 – I went to school. When I came home I played outside. At night it rained.

5/19/61 – I went to school. After school Mother went to docter (doctor) to see about her ears. Then we went to the dime store. Then we went to B’s (aunt) to see if J (cousin) could spend the night. She could. We went home and played. At night we looked for frogs. We stayed up untill (until) 1:00 oclock.

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~Also linked with Fandango’s One Word Challenge

FOWC with Fandango — Diary

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© 2019 BS

Sabi Saturday & FOWC – Sachet/Sashay

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Sabi Saturday & FOWC – Sachet/Sashay

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Sabi Saturday, Week 14

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FOWC with Fandango — Sashay

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Combining two challenges here today – Sabi Saturday, and Fandango’s One Word Challenge…

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The one word is ‘sashay’ and I have something that sounds the same, but is a different thing all together. That is a really old ‘sachet’ package.

That brings us to the description of Sabi Saturday:

Sabi Saturday is open for a whole week where we share:

  • the vintage/antique items handed down or we “rescue” from garage sales and thrift stores so they don’t end up in a trash bin
  • items we’ve upcycled instead of throwing them away
  • items we’ve repaired in a transformative way to make them more beautiful or cooler than before
  • process or tutorials on how we upcycled or repaired something to make something new, more beautiful, or cooler
  • the main idea is showing how we treasure or reuse or creatively transform things that have some history to them, may be a bit worn but nevertheless are still useful/beautiful and often have character.

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As I’ve been going through some old boxes of my parent’s and grand-parents things that they kept over the years, I found this cute little sachet packet.

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The note that was written and was inside the little pink container says:

To Nina (my aunt)

From Mrs. Frances

McCamey Texas

1930

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The little pink container must have had some sweet smelling sachet in there. Sachets were used (and may still be used today) to place in a person’s chest-of-drawers to make everything smell nice. I used to use similar ones, myself.

The original box for this says it is a Dorothy Perkins product, and has the word Memories, and Sachet on the top, along with some pink roses.

On the front of the sachet container is a square, with blue flowers, and a small clock.

I think it is really cool that my aunt saved this little item, and my granny still had it, too.

I know the word sashay and sachet are different, but I can imagine my aunt would sashay out and about, with sweet smelling sachet scented clothes. 🙂

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© 2019 BS

 

 

Knife Neighbors – FOWC – Neighbor

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Knife Neighbors -FOWC – Neighbor

FOWC with Fandango — Neighbor

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I’ve written a lot about our neighbors, and neighborhood, so this time I’ll tell you a true Ghost Story. This really happened.

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One more true story about teleportation…

KNIFE NEIGHBORS

Have you ever lost something, only to have it reappear, years later?

This item I lost was a knife. It was an ordinary, inexpensive, paring knife. I had not packed it away, or just forgotten about using it, but one I used almost every day. I’d had this knife for quite a while, and it was my favorite, because it was easy to use, a good fit for my hand, and was excellent for peeling potatoes.

Then one day, as I went to get it from the drawer it was kept in, I couldn’t find it. I looked everywhere, even in other places, but it was gone. Over the years, I never quit looking for it…hoping it was just misplaced, and I’d find it someday. There were other knives that I could use, and did use, but none as good as that one. I’d pretty much come to the conclusion that it must have been accidentally been thrown out by mistake.

Then, this past year, it re-appeared. I opened the drawer to get a knife, and there it was, right on top of all the other knives…just like it had always been, before. It was like it had never gone missing, at all. I stared at it for a minute.

How did it come back? Where had it been, all these years? Why did it come back, now? Maybe, my parallel universe ‘neighbor’ had teleported the knife over to them, and had been using the knife for awhile. Had it been in their kitchen? Were ‘they’ missing the knife now, like I had?

Very strange…I suppose I’ll never really know for sure, but I’m happy it came back. I use it all the time.

The knife

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**note – first posted in 2015

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© 2018 BS

 

FOWC – Handle

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FOWC – Handle

FOWC with Fandango — Handle

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Today, Fandango has chosen ‘handle’ as the prompt word. Thanks!

~ actually, this was for yesterday…hope it’s okay to be late for the prompts! (seems I’m always running late on these things)

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What’s your handle?

This means you are asking someone what their name is, or what do they call you, or what name do you go by.

I think you heard it a lot if you used a CB (Citizens Band) radio. I always wanted to do that, because it sounded fun, and you got to choose a fun and descriptive name for yourself.

These days, I would think it is more about your online name, your alias, AKA (also known as), or the name you go by on social media.

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Here’s a clip from the 1977 movie, “Smokey and the Bandit”, with Burt Reynolds and Jerry Reed talking on their CB radios. The movie was funny, and had several sequels. It also starred Sally Field, and Jackie Gleason.

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© 2018 BS