The unexpected, Just part of life.

April 23rd, 2014 No comments

 I didn’t make it to good Friday services but on Easter morning I dressed and was getting in my car when I noticed I had a low tire .

The church is only five minutes away so attaching the air compressor to the cigarette lighter I pumped air into the tire and thought I could still  make it to the service. Easter service is always a full house, so I know to get there early because of the limited parking; well, it was too late to be early but I thought I’m going anyway.

I got back in the car and turned the key. Instead of the usual sound I heard only a grokked from the engine. Oh no! The battery was dead.

Next door neighbor Larry offered to take me to church but  I declined, saying I would call auto club, maybe I could make it to a later service.  But first I called my friend Clark in Missouri and asked his advice. He said if AAA could give me a battery for around $100. that would be about right.   I wasn’t sure how old my battery was, but Clark said they usually last around four years. My car doesn’t get driven very much and he said that was bad for the battery. 

When the nice young man named George from AAA  said the battery was exactly 5 years old this month, and it would cost $108 (before tax)  I quickly agreed to have him install it. 

Wish I could say I hopped in the car and made it in time for the service, but I didn’t. I didn’t feel up to hopping, and time was tight.  Look for me next Sunday.

Don’t Fall!

April 23rd, 2014 1 comment



grab barsIf you don’t have grab bars in your bath I recommend you get them.  I think they are great safety features , and I’m glad I now have them.

I opted to have them horizontal but I have seen them at an angle and I am sure there are good reasons for mounting them that way.   There is also one placed on the wall near the toilet.


The Original Ronald McDonald – Guess Who?

April 23rd, 2014 No comments

(Stan can’t guess cause he sent this to me)



The answer is . . . Willard Scott!    He was the first to play the character. I believe the costume has improved since Willard wore it!

Prayers for Braxton

April 22nd, 2014 No comments



From my friend Betty Sue Brown 

Our families covet your prayers for our niece’s little 4 year old grandson. He was diagnosed with a form of leukemia and is being treated at AR Children’s Hospital in Little Rock. We trust there will be a full recovery but know the journey is and will be hard. Thanks in advance for your prayers.

Website is ‘Prayers for Braxton Hogland’ if you want to see cute pictures of a precious little curly blonde haired boy and get updates on his progress.

Happy Earth Day . . . A beautiful example of our rich, rich Earth . . . Hala Fruit

April 22nd, 2014 No comments

hala fruit

Pandanus tectorius, aka Nicobar Breadfruit,  is native to the seacoast from southern China to tropical Australia and Polynesia.

Common in Hawaii, it’s a tree to 25 feet with spreading branches, numerous prop roots, and forms large, dense thickets. The leaves are evergreen, spirally set, strap-like to five feet long. Their edges are spiny and the leaves droop.

The female flower is a single spike with a yellow spathe; male flowers are on a separate plant, very fragrant, composed of many dangling spikes in long, white spathes.

The fruit is a globose, knobby head to ten inches long, orange-yellow, breaking apart when fully ripe, exposing soft edible pulp in the center. The terminal bud is also edible.

Leaves are used for thatching and mats.  The fleshy pulp of the fruit may be eaten raw, cooked, or made into flour, paste and thick flat cakes.

Flour is often mixed with palm syrup or diluted with water to make a popular drink. Tender, white bases of the young leaves are eaten raw or cooked. Aerial roots are cooked and eaten or processed into beverage. Flowers and pollen are edible, too.

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Just a tad excessive?

April 22nd, 2014 No comments

bike light

Artist in the Kitchen – WOW!

April 22nd, 2014 No comments

Food art 14

English Easy to Learn? No way!

April 21st, 2014 No comments

If you were learning English as a second language, would this be confusing to you?  Oh yes, it would!

1) The bandage was wound around the wound.

2) The farm was used to produce produce.

3) The dump was so full that it had to refuse more refuse.

4) We must polish the Polish furniture..

5) He could lead if he would get the lead out.

6) The soldier decided to desert his dessert in the desert..

7) Since there is no time like the present, he thought it was time to present the present.

8) A bass was painted on the head of the bass drum.

9) When shot at, the dove dove into the bushes.

10) I did not object to the object.

Great way to get kids to get their fruit.

April 21st, 2014 No comments


Affter Easter Relief

April 21st, 2014 1 comment

Do you know why these little chicks are so relieved?

Because they didn’t get sold at Easter.  

Oh, the stories they have heard!

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