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Feline Friday – Before & After

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Feline Friday – Before & After

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The day before we had the record snowfall last week, I took the photo of Little Orange Kitty enjoying the sunshine. Then the next day, we had 10 1/2 inches of snow. Looking out back, there was Sister Cat, walking on the fence. She was meowing at me & trying to get brave enough to jump down in all that snow to come to the porch to get something to eat. She finally did, after walking back & forth for awhile.

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Dear Diary – January 22 – 31, 1961

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Dear Diary – January 22 – 31, 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,

1/22/61 – We went to eat dinner over to grand-ma’s. After dinner we all went riding. we went to Abbernathy, (Abernathy), New Deal, Hale center, Plainview, and to Tulia & Happy (all little TX towns around here). When we home we went over to Grand-ma’s and ate supper. When we came home we went to bed.

1/23/61 – I went to school and had fun. After I came home we went to get a book about birds and butterflys (butterflies) {these were a type of illustrated children’s encyclopedia they offered at the grocery store each week}. When we got home we ate supper and then played a game. Then we went to bed.

1/24/61 – I went to school. It snowed all day. When I was going to get In the car the door was stuck so we got in the front of the car. When I got home the trees were covered with Ice. then I traced some pictures. Then I went to bed.

1/25/61 – I went to school and got my report card. I brought my grades up. When I got home I showed It to mother and daddy. then I played and then I went to bed.

1/26/61 – I went to school. It snowed all day. daddy didn’t work today. at school we went to the museum. we went to see Ranching. we rode on a bus over there.

1/27/61 – I went to school and had fun. It snowed again. we did not go bowling because it snowed.

1/28/61 – today is Saturday and I did not go to school. P (sister) and I went out and played in the snow. we drwe (drew) all day.

1/29/61 – we played all day. we played with tinker toys and Paper dolls. Grand ma and Grand-pa, N (aunt) and B (uncle), H (uncle), and B (aunt) came over. when they went home we watched tv then we went to bed.

1/30/61 – I went to school and had an acheighment Test (achievement test). when I got home P (sister) and I got to ply (play) in the snow. when daddy came home we went to the store and got a book about cats and money. Grandpa came and got our dog house, so their puppy could sleep in it. then we went to bed.

1/31/61 – I went to school and we finished our test. When I got home I played outside. the snow has melted. M and O (friends of my parents) came over and we showed fims (films – home movies). When they went home we went to bed.

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© 2018 BS

51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST

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51 WEEKS/51 SONGS FROM THE PAST

51 Weeks: 51 Songs From The Past: Week 18: Alexander Rybak – Fairytale

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Thanks for hosting this fun challenge, Hugh! 🙂

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Christmas, 2015,we had a blizzard here in our town. It was a mess for weeks. Our flights were delayed and cancelled trying to get back home. Don’t want to do that again!

There was one Christmas, probably 1997, that we had snow on Christmas day. Well, there might have been other times, but this time was a big one, too. Just as we were opening presents that morning, these huge snowflakes started falling, and before long all outside was a winter wonderland. Then we had to drive over to my parent’s house for the get-together with family.

One of the gifts to my daughter was, at the time, a CD of the songs by Hanson, one of which was “MMMBop”. You remember that one? I liked it then, and I still do like that song. Anyway, she put it on to listen to while we continued opening gifts. It was on repeat, so we heard it over and over for quite a while. Now we call it our “MMMBop” Christmas! 🙂

Look! Here it is now!

“MMMBop”, by Hanson, was released as a single from the album, “Middle of Nowhere”, in 1997. It was written by, Isaac Hanson, Taylor Hanson,and Zac Hanson, and is on the Mercury – Polygram label.

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CEE’S FUN FOTO CHALLENGE – DARK & LIGHT

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Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Dark and Light

This time for the photo challenge, we are to find things that are very definitely in contrast between dark and light. 🙂

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Shadows on snow

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Feathers

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Paolo sitting in a vanity case

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My shadow on the sidewalk

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CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN – DAY 21 – SNOW

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CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN  – DAY 21 – SNOW megans-christmas-countdown

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Snow: Pretty, cold, wet, fun, dangerous

I don’t really like cold weather at all. Snow is so pretty though. It’s exciting to anticipate the first snow of the winter season. I look at it awhile, then I want it gone. I’ve sometimes caught individual snowflakes on the sleeve of my dark coat, or even taken a black sheet of construction paper outside to catch snowflakes. Wonderful to see how they are all so delicate and lacy. They all have different names too, according to how they are formed. I think a common one is called a dendrite crystal. I read a whole book about snowflakes one time.  (haha – yes, I read a whole book!) There is one by Kenneth G. Libbrecht, called “The Snowflake: Winter’s Secret Beauty”. This may have been the one I read. There are a lot of beautiful photos, and information.

Last Christmas, we had a blizzard here in our town. It was a mess for weeks. Our flights were delayed and cancelled trying to get back home. Don’t want to do that again!

There was one Christmas, maybe 1998, that we had snow on Christmas day. Well, there might have been other times, but this time was a big one, too. Just as we were opening presents that morning, these huge snowflakes started falling, and before long all outside was a winter wonderland. Then we had to drive over to my parent’s house for the get-together with family.

One of the gifts to my daughter was, at the time, a CD of the songs by Hanson, one of which was “MMMBop”. You remember that one? I liked it then, and I still do like that song. Anyway, she put it on to listen to while we continued opening gifts. It was on repeat, so we heard it over and over for quite a while. Now we call it our “MMMBop” Christmas! 🙂

Look! Here it is now!

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If you want to learn more about snowflakes, here is a wonderful place for facts, photos, and frequently asked questions about it all! 🙂

http://www.its.caltech.edu/~atomic/snowcrystals/faqs/faqs.htm

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© 2016 BS

 

CHRISTMAS WRITING PROMPT # 1 – LAST CHRISTMAS

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CHRISTMAS WRITING PROMPT # 1 – LAST CHRISTMAS

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There were a couple of writing challenges for the month of December that were suggested to me by a blogging friend. Her blog is called “Zombie Flamingoes”, and can be found here: https://zombieflamingoes.com/2016/12/01/christmas-writing-prompt-1-last-christmas/

They looked fun and interesting to do, so I’ll follow the writing prompts, and hope you enjoy reading.

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Today’s Christmas writing prompt is…

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Last Christmas, 2015, we spent an early Christmas with our daughter, son-in-law, and grand-daughter, here in town. It was a fun evening, with food, and gift exchange. We didn’t watch any TV on this night, or play any games. We gave our grand-daughter a princess dress, like the one from the movie “Frozen”. She loved it, and had to put it on right away. Then she sang us the ‘let it go’ song:)

A few days later, we flew out of state to spend Christmas with our other daughter, son-in-law, and grandson. We had a fun few days with them. Our visits never seem to last long enough, though. While there, we went to the mall, and out to eat at a fabulous smokey wing place, walked around in the downtown area to have an ice cream at Sparky’s. Christmas morning we had our gift exchange. We all received new P.J.s pants. Mine was leopard print! We spent time during the visit, by playing scrabble, watching kid movies, eating snacks, and coloring. We had a good time.

Now, this is the bad part. We had to cut our visit short by a couple of days. Back home a blizzard was forecasted, so we needed to get home. We didn’t know how bad it would be, our neighbor was caring for our cats, and the house needed looking after in the bad weather. Sure enough, we did get stuck in the Dallas/Ft.Worth airport. All planes were grounded because of the blizzard and it would be at least a couple of days before we could fly out of there. We decided to just rent a car and drive the rest of the way home. It was horrible! Creeping along the whiteout highways, at night, was scary. We finally did make it home, though. We won’t forget this Christmas!

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