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Charms # 9

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Charms # 9

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Taking a look back at my charm bracelet, to remember what all the little charms were, and for what memories they bring.

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To finish up this series of charms, I’m just showing the last ones all at once. It would take so long to do each charm individually, and I wouldn’t want you to get bored with it all. You can enlarge to see better by clicking photo. 🙂

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The first photo is a charm bracelet my daughter gave me quite a few years ago. She gifted me all the charms, one at a time, for special occasions. The bracelet, and all the charms, are  from the wonderful jeweler James Avery. There are 11 charms attached and one that hasn’t been added on yet. They are:

  • 2 people (I think for my daughter and me)
  • Texas with a star
  • Cat
  • Letter F (for my grand-son’s name)
  • Penguin
  • Bell
  • Horse
  • Snowflake
  • Hummingbird
  • Heart
  • Ladybug
  • Orange bead

The second photo is one bracelet I made myself. It has little charms I liked on a chain I got at the craft store. They are:

  • Tiger
  • Imagine amulet
  • Dog
  • Clock
  • Cat
  • Cat

 

The third photo is of a long necklace I made, using a chain from the craft store, and lots of charm doo-dads from things I found around here. I wanted it to be clunky and junky, you know, the more the better. I’ve worn this at times, when we go someplace, and get lots of comments and interest in it. To mention a few of the items, there are:

  • Parts of earrings
  • Photo key chain bit
  • Engraved shamrock I got at the fair when I was a kid
  • Diary keys
  • Safety pin with part of my name in beads
  • Good luck penny I wire wrapped
  • Parts of other necklaces & bracelets

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That’s about all for the charms, unless I forgot some. Hope you’ve enjoyed seeing them. 🙂

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© 2018 BS

 

Charms # 8

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Charms # 8

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Taking a look back at my charm bracelet, to remember what all the little charms were, and for what memories they bring.

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These next 3 charms on my bracelet are from when we lived in Germany, back in 1972.

There is Furth, which is the town we lived in. It is in the state of Bavaria, and is right next to Nuremberg.

The 2nd charm is from Garmisch/Partenkirchen. It is a ski resort in Bavaria.

Last is one from Zugspitze. This is located by the town of Garmisch, up in the mountains. It is the highest peak in Germany, at 9,718 ft. (2,962 m). We rode a cable car up to the top, where there was a gift shop. We also walked out onto a frozen solid lake. It was so cold, I couldn’t even feel my feet.

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© 2018 BS

 

 

Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

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Stream of Consciousness Saturday & Just Jot It January

The Friday Reminder for #SoCS & #JusJoJan Daily Prompt, Jan. 13th, 2018

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This day’s prompt suggestion is a bit different. Here’s the instructions we were given. Thanks, Linda!

Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is as follows: read closely. When you’re ready to sit down and write your post, look to the publication (book, newspaper, permission slip from your kid’s teacher, whatever you find) closest to you, and base your post on the sixth, seventh, and eighth word from the beginning of the page. Enjoy!

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So, we’re supposed to take the nearest item, find the 6th, 7th, and 8th word that is written or printed on there, and write something about that.

I don’t have a book near by, but I have stacks of post-it notes right here on the desk. I make tons of notes about all kinds of stuff. The above photo is the note on top of the stack today.

It is a note to look for some books I’ve heard people say were good. They are, “The Map of Time”, “The Map of Sky”, and “The Map of Chaos”, by Felix J. Palma.

The 6, 7, and 8th words were, ‘map of sky’.

I like that, as I’m fascinated by the sky and of course the clouds, sun, stars, moon, and planets. I always have been, ever since my dad made his own telescope. He worked a long time on it, grinding the lenses, and putting it all together. He did it right there in the kitchen. When it was all done, we really enjoyed taking it outside on a dark, starry night, to see the sky. We had star charts and maps of where to find constellations, and well, the moon was just incredible seeing it up close through the telescope lens. We even got to see the rings of Saturn, and lots more interesting things.

I have my own telescope now, and get it out sometimes to be stargazing. Of course I try to spot a UFO, too.

Anyway, these words I used for the prompt were good ones for me today! 🙂

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© 2018 BS

Charms # 7

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Charms # 7

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Taking a look back at my charm bracelet, to remember what all the little charms were, and for what memories they bring.

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These two charms are to commemorate our engagement and wedding. The one with wedding bells is engraved on the back with the date we got married.

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© 2018 BS

Charms # 6

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Charms # 6

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Taking a look back at my charm bracelet, to remember what all the little charms were, and for what memories they bring.

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This first photo is I think a cute mouse or rat. I’m not real sure if I bought it, or if it was given to me. I’m more leaning to it was given to me by my very good friend. This was back in high school. You know when you meet someone for the first time, and it seems you’ve known each other forever? That’s how it was, and we both felt it. Could it have been we knew each other in a former life? We thought so.  It is engraved on the back with the letters, “BC”, which is for her name. Why a mouse/rat? I have no idea now, but it must have meant something back then.

The second photo is a bat. I remember I bought this when my family visited Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico. I’ve been there a couple of times, and it is an amazing cave. So, of course I had to have a charm of a bat.

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© 2018 BS

51 Weeks/51 Songs From the Past – Finale – and Just Jot It January – Memories

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51 Weeks/51 Songs From the Past – Finale  

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 51: Paul McCartney & Wings – Mull Of Kintyre

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This is the final week of Hugh’s challenge. I’ll be sad to see it end, but he has mentioned there will be something new coming up soon. Thanks for hosting, Hugh! I’ve enjoyed listening to lots of music during the year, some old favorites, and some new to me. It was fun to find songs to go with your prompt. 🙂

So, we are to find a favorite song that we’d like to hear for the New Year. I’m not sure if it is to be a song about New Year’s Day, or just a favorite of mine.

The song I listened to the most this year is the one I’ll go with. It was the favorite of mine for the year.

Memories…

I know I’ve featured this song a few times on the blog, but I think it works for a New Year song, too. It seems to speak to the tragedy of Alzheimer’s, in that many memories are lost, but at times a glimmer of those memories may flash back to you. Also, that things may be different, yet there is always a new beginning. What I get too, is that it is the start of a brand new year, and a time to make new memories.

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“The Bliss”, by Volbeat, was released in 2016, from the album, “Seal the Deal & Let’s Boogie”. It’s written by Michael Poulsen.

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I’m also adding this post to Linda’s “Just Jot It January”. The prompt word for this challenge is ‘Memories’.  It has been suggested by Cage Dunn, and can be found here: https://cagedunn.wordpress.com/2018/01/03/if-you-want-to-be-heard/

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#JusJoJan Daily Prompt – January 5th, 2018

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© 2018 BS

 

Charms # 5

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Charms # 5

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Taking a look back at my charm bracelet, to remember what all the little charms were, and for what memories they bring.

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The octagon shaped charm is engraved G. A. on the back. This was for a group at church that was the Girl’s Auxiliary. I don’t even remember what we did, except have meetings once in awhile. I wasn’t in it for very long, but I have the charm.

The T shaped charm is for Transcription. In school I took shorthand for a few years, and actually had a job later on where I would take dictation in shorthand, and then transcribe it back, in the form of business letters. The class was called Stenography (Steno), so I suppose you could say I was a stenographer. I wish I’d have kept it up, practicing, because I’ve forgotten most all of the shorthand symbols.

 

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© 2018 BS

Charms # 4

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Charms # 4

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Taking a look back at my charm bracelet, to remember what all the little charms were, and for what memories they bring.

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This first photo is a charm representing the Alamo, in San Antonio.

In 1968 my family took a trip there to see the World’s Fair, called Hemisfair, that was held in that city. We also visited the Alamo, and the Zoo. (I don’t know why I didn’t get a charm for those places)

We also traveled a bit more to Johnson City TX, which is the second charm photo. This city is the hometown of President Lyndon Johnson. We saw his boyhood home, and also his large estate there.

We enjoyed our vacation, and I’m glad I did get a couple of charms to add to my bracelet.

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© 2017 BS

Charms # 3

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Charms # 3

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Taking a look back at my charm bracelet, to remember what all the little charms were, and for what memories they bring.

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Here are the three school pennants and a charm ring I have on my bracelet. The first one is for my Jr. High, Alderson, which I attended from 7th through 9th grade. The colors of the school were blue and gold, and the mascot was the Hornet.

The next one is for my high school, Lubbock High, which I attended for my 10th grade year. The colors were black and gold, and the mascot was the Westerner.

The next is a ring for my next high school, Estacado, which I attended for 11th and 12th grade. The colors were blue and silver, and the mascot was the Matador. (sorry it didn’t show up very good)

The last one is for a school I never attended at all. It is just a charm for the town my husband’s parents lived in, Clarksville, TX. I guess I couldn’t find one other than this to represent the town.

 

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© 2017 BS

 

 

Charms # 2

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Charms # 2

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Taking a look back at my charm bracelet, to remember what all the little charms were, and for what memories they bring.

These next two charms are to symbolize my music.

There is the Treble Clef, and Violin.

I’m not real sure that is a violin, but I guess that’s as close as could be found to buy at the time.

I played violin in the school orchestra from 6th grade through the 10th grade. We did concerts, and competitions. I enjoyed it, and still have my original violin, which I do get out and play now and again.

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© 2017 BS