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RDP – Laundry

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RDP – Laundry

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2022/08/13/rdp-saturday-laundry/

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photo of washtub & old rub board from Pixabay

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Yes, I have washed all our laundry on a rub board like this. We didn’t have a washer at the time. I’d wash the clothes, towels, sheets and all, then hang it on the clothesline. Once in awhile when we had some extra money I’d take it all to a regular public laundry place.

And speaking of laundry …

Many years ago a job I had 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!

Two of my black shirts drying on the clothesline

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© 2022 BS

RDP – Kitties & Feline Friday

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RDP – Kitties & Feline Friday

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2020/12/11/rdp-friday-kitties/

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Feline Friday

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Wee Wow and Sonny up on the roof.

Sonny is the orange kitty and is the son of Wee Wow. Wee Wow is the fluffy white, black, & brown kitty.

They say “Meow-lo”, and want to send Emily’s kitty, Elliot, a feel better soon wish. ❤

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© 2020 BS

 

RDP – Sparkle

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RDP – Sparkle

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/12/20/rdp-friday-sparkle/

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Christmas trees with reflections of green, red, and purple on the water.

 

This beautiful sparkly tree was in Columbia Missouri.

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This beautiful tree was in the Texas Capitol Building in Austin, TX. We visited there one year around Christmas time.

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© 2019 BS

RDP – Jinx Caprice

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RDP – Jinx Caprice

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/08/28/rdp-wednesday-caprice/

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For the Ragtag Daily Prompt, we are challenged with the word ‘caprice’.

This story is one I’ve shared before, but every time I hear the word I think of this horrible jinx car we had.

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JINX CAR

We owned a jinx car. Yes, we did. It was a pre-owned ’66 or ’67 Chevrolet Caprice. A big, old, boat of a car, with plush overstuffed seats, electric windows, and temperature controlled air conditioning. I despised that car.

The day we test drove it, it shimmied all over the highway. I think the wheels needed alignment, or something. We bought it, anyway.

First of all, I didn’t even want a different car. We traded in our ’65 Mustang (which I loved), for this monstrosity. Strike one…Strike two…the wheel thing…and well, the strikes kept coming. One thing or another was always wrong with it. You name it, it needed repairs.

When I first drove it up to where I worked at the time, everyone wanted to see our new car. So, out to the parking lot we all went. One girl was not impressed. She took me aside to tell me…this car is a jinx. Seems this very car had just been traded in by her grandparents, and they’d had nothing but trouble from it. I guess back then there were no ‘lemon’ laws or disclosure rules.

Anyway, the jinx car lived up to it’s reputation. We had it for awhile, costing us more in repairs than it was worth. Then, after coming home from overseas, I got that car out of storage. I got rid of it…traded it in…yes, I did. I was surprised the car lot people even gave me a dime for it.

I immediately bought another car that I loved…a ’69 Camaro. Now, that was a car. I looked much better driving a cool Camaro around town, in my twenties, instead of the old jinx car, for sure. And I don’t remember the new one giving us a bit of trouble!

Thank you for reading! Hope you enjoyed hearing about the jinx car!

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RDP – Hungry

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RDP – Hungry

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/04/09/rdp-tuesday-hungry/

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The prompt word for today is ‘hungry’.

Well, I’m always hungry, but the first thing I thought of is this song by Paul Revere & the Raiders.

I was a big fan of this group back in the 60s, and even got to see them in concert, along with several other acts that were on tour together at that time.

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“Hungry”, by Paul Revere & the Raiders, was released in 1966. It was written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, and is on the Columbia label.

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© 2019 BS

RDP – Thursday – Weasel

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RDP – Thursday – Weasel

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2019/03/28/rdp-thursday-weasel/

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I saw this prompt word today, and couldn’t resist …

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We had a fun loving dog we had named Weasel. She’s since crossed the rainbow bridge, but lived with us for many years.

Here’s a picture of her with her mother, Maggie, and one with her father, Bud. Then there’s one with her in a Halloween costume I’d made her. I made costumes for all our pets for a lot of years. They all looked cute, and never minded being dressed up. 🙂

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© 2019 BS

RDP – Ragtag Daily Prompt – Teleport

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RDP – Ragtag Daily Prompt – Teleport

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/08/30/rdp-84-taste/

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Today’s prompt word is, ‘Teleport’, and is one of my favorite words and subjects, as you can see by the name of my blog.

Here’s a post I wrote in 2016 about the book, “The Time Machine”, by H. G. Wells. Some of you may have seen this before, but a lot of you haven’t, so this is a good time to show it again, and mention how my blog got it’s name.

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“The Time Machine”, by H. G. Wells. It was first written and published in 1895.

I’m pretty sure I got this book from the local library book sale. I get most of my used books there, as they have really good prices for them…50 cents for paperbacks, and $1.00 for hardback.

I actually had never read this book before. I’d seen the movies made from it, and both of the ones I saw were good. I preferred the one made in 1960 best. It starred Rod Taylor, Alan Young, and Yvette Mimieux.

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The subject of the book is of course a time machine. A scientist had invented a machine that would be able to transport a person to a different time in history, either past or future. He gave a presentation to his fellow colleagues, but they were skeptical of the whole thing. After the meeting, the Time Traveler, as the main character was called in the book, tried out his machine.

As the time for their next meeting commenced, everyone showed up except for the host. Then, just before everyone was getting ready to leave, he shows up, all bedraggled. He told them he’d time traveled to the future, and he’d tell them all about it.

This is the main part of the book, his telling of his adventures in the future time. He was in the same location as they were in now, just way into the future. He’d met a strange group of people, called Eloi, and their enemies, called the Morlocks. At one point, he even loses his time machine, and has to find it before he can return to the present time.

He is befriended by a sweet girl Eloi, named Weena, who shows him around, and he wants to bring her back with him. It’s all very interesting how he deals with the world of the future, that is so different.

I would recommend reading this book.

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That brings me to the name of my blog…’teleportingweena’. 🙂 I chose it because I love the story of the Time Machine, and the girl, Weena. It is about time travel, and you never know exactly where you’ll land, or what you’ll see. Just like the vision I had when I started this blog. Also, our tabby cat was named Rowena, and we called her Weena. I’m convinced she could teleport herself to other dimensions. Sound kind of wacky, I know, but cats are mysterious, so you never quite know for sure. And now, Weena has been teleported across the Rainbow Bridge, and we miss her.

This is 'Weena' ...she teleports herself!

Weena

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I did read the definitions of ‘time travel’ and ‘teleportation’. Here’s what I understood from that: Time Travel (a time machine) will send you through time…past or future. Teleportation (no machine), moves you to a different location in the present time.

Have you ever been teleported somewhere? I think I have. 🙂

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© 2018 BS

RDP – Ragtag Daily Prompt – Fair

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RDP – Ragtag Daily Prompt – Fair

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/08/28/rdp-tuesday-prompt-fair/

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We have a fair that comes to town every year at the end of September. It has all the usual fun things to do and see as most any fair, such as amusement rides of all kinds, carnival games, side shows, and good food to eat. There are also lots of stalls with interesting things to buy.

When I was in elementary school, we’d get free tickets to go to the fair. Here’s one of mine.

There are also livestock and flower, and farmer’s harvest exhibits to see. There are separate buildings for these, and also a merchant’s building. In there you can see all kinds of vendors selling their newest products. Another building is for crafts that people have made, like art, cakes,and canning foods. Antiques & relics displays are one of my favorite to look at. I’ve even entered some of mine, and won a few ribbons. Plus they pay you if you win a ribbon. It’s just a small amount, but fun to get.

One time I had a job making muzzles for sheep. The lady who showed her sheep in the fair used the ones I made.

There is also a building for music concerts. There are usually several well known entertainers who perform on successive nights at the fair. I’ve seen Charlie Pride a few times, and also Dwight Yoakum there.

On the off season, at the fair grounds, they would turn one of the buildings into a skating rink. It was called Fairpark Skating Rink. I’d go there every Friday night with my friends, to have fun skating, and listening to music. This is one place that Buddy Holly played his music, in the very early days.

We haven’t gone to the fair in a few years, though. Still, at this time of year it just seems like fair weather, when the days are hot, but you can tell there is a change coming toward Autumn, and it’s my favorite time of the year.

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© 2018 BS

 

RDP #75 – Blue

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RDP #75 – Blue

https://ragtagcommunity.wordpress.com/2018/08/14/rdp-75-blue/

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Today, for the RDP prompt, we have the word, ‘blue’, and can use it any which way we want.

I know I’ve posted this song before, but it’s what came to mind with the ‘blue’ prompt.

I like this song a lot, because it was the theme song for my Jr./Sr. prom. The song was popular at the time, and I was on the decorating committee, along with some others. The photos are a few of the mementos I saved in my scrapbook. We had the napkins printed with the words, ‘L’amour est bleu’, and also the little autograph booklet. It was also the colors of our school, which was blue and silver.

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“L’amour est bleu”, by Claudine Longet, was written in 1967 by Pierre Cour, and sung by Claudine Longet in 1968. It is on the A & M label.

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© 2018 BS