Monday, July 25, 2016


Time marches on and it is again time to post for ABC Wednesday.

Today's letter is  " C ".

A few weeks ago my Hubby and I attended an event.

The event was by our local restaurant, CHICK fil A.

It was CALLED ..

COW Appreciation Day.

The bovine herd is very CONTENT because


CHICKEN is served at the restaurant.

Free entrees were given if  CUSTOMERS dressed up as COWS.

Some CRAZY people will do just about anything to get a free meal !

It was lots of fun and we sure enjoyed our CHICKEN.

Saturday, July 23, 2016


I'm sure getting antsy for some get away time.

I feel a trip to Lake Tahoe coming soon.


Take me away !

Don't forget to enlarge the photo.

The Lake is too pretty to miss the details.

Thursday, July 21, 2016


I was just reading on my friend Linda's blog

about her Granddaughter trying on her wedding dress.

That made me think about our Granddaughter wearing my wedding dress.

We had used it as decor for our vow renewal party back in 2011.

I really think she looks like a princess.

Be sure to enlarge the photos to get the full effect.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, July 18, 2016


Here we are at the start of the 19th ABC Wednesday.

Today's letter is  " B ".

I again went way BACK into my archives.

The year is 1951 and I'm 8 years old.

I guess you now know my age......

A very good family friend asked me to BE her Junior BRIDESMAID.

Sorry for the poor quality of the photos.

Unfortunately they had yellowed terribly.

My dress was a soft creamy yellow.

My Mom did a fantastic sewing job on my outfit.

I'm especially proud of the workmanship BECAUSE she disliked sewing.

Do you see the scowl on my face?

I  absolutely hated that BONNET !

I felt like a BABY.

Other than the headgear which I had to wear at the BRIDE'S request,

I felt like a princess.

Thanks for looking.

I wish the photos were BETTER,  BUT you can enjoy them anyway.

Saturday, July 16, 2016


My sweet Hubby picking our "Papples" today.

They are a cross between a pear and an apple.....

I think they are close to the Asian Pear family.

They looked so good that I had to make a Papple Cobbler.

Since it isn't on my diet restrictions,

Dave will get most of the yumminess.

I have to admit I cheated just a skoosh,

One teeny, tiny teaspoonful

For "TESTING" purposes

Won't hurt me too much.

Now don't go tattling to the Doctor


Monday, July 11, 2016


Welcome to ABC Wednesday.

I just can't seem to decide whether to start this time AROUND or not.

I guess I will give it a whirl.....

The theme word for my letter " A " is


The next few photos ARE from 2005 through 2007.

My Granddaughter and I way back in 2005.

This is what I call AN  ARTSY Fartsy choice.

Sorry if I offend ANYONE.

Thanks for looking.

Thursday, July 07, 2016


We have just had two very special friends staying with us for a few days.

They have such servants hearts.

Don and Wanda helped Hubby and I prepare and serve dinner

For the American Motorcycle Challenge...50 states....15,000 miles.....30 days!

That's a lot of miles on the back of a motorcycle!

One cycle.

It was a honor to be a part of the event.

My Hubby and Don slaving over a hot grill.

Dear Wanda serves up a mean bag of chips...

I sure miss them.

Thank goodness October isn't far away!

Tuesday, July 05, 2016


All good things must come to an end.

This is the end of the alphabet

The letter " Z "

And possibly my ZED or end of ABC Wednesday for a while.

I have been at it from the start and have finally run out of fresh ideas.

I have to ZERO in on my old standbys.

ZEBRAS from our safari back in 2009.

Here's looking at you....

How about a broken ZIPPER for some randomness?


How about this shot which has ZERO ....nothing .....

to do with the letter Z??

Here's looking at you through the barrel of a vintage cannon.

Happy viewing everyone.

Friday, July 01, 2016


Happy 4th of July weekend.

Long may she wave.....

With Liberty and Freedom for All....

For all who gave their all.....


Monday, June 27, 2016


Here we are almost at the end of this YEAR'S  ABC Wednesday.

Today's letter is " Y ".

Hence the theme  " YELLOW ".

A few YEARS ago I went to a Classic Cars Show.

This car was called  Mellow  YELLOW.

Isn't this a great YELLOW roadster?

Talk about Classic...

It doesn't get any better than this.....




Wednesday, June 22, 2016


Here is my  e X cuse for being late for ABC Wednesday.

Our son Mark is here visiting .

We are so e X cited to have him here.

Father's Day was e X tra special.

It was so nice to have the family together.

Saturday, June 18, 2016


Our younger son is visiting for a short time.

We're having a great time doing things together.

Last night we just happen to see Chubby Checker

and were able to get our pictures taken with him.

Our two sons and my daughter in law, with Chubby Checker.

First we stuffed ourselves on all you can eat crab and shrimp...

Followed by meeting this nice gentleman.

It doesn't get any better than that!

Monday, June 13, 2016


It's time again for ABC Wednesday.

Today's letter is " W ".

I've decided to post some unrelated and WACKY submissions.

Is this a WOOLY  WORM  or are WE just looking down the throat of an iris?

Perhaps WE should gaze at this WICKED character from the Haunted Mansion

at Disneyland.

I think someone needs to WASH their dirty WOODEN  WINDOW.

Do you know the WAY to West Sacramento?

Saturday, June 11, 2016


Wishing all of you a fabulous weekend.

Here are some blooms to brighten your day.

Tulips and Iris blossoms make me happy.

Thanks for dropping by.

Monday, June 06, 2016


We are getting to the end of the alphabet.

Today's letter for ABC Wednesday is  " V ".

I think my choice will be the words  VARIETY  and  VARIOUS.

A friend sold us some wonderful honey from his hives.

I tasted it today for the first time.

It is so good.

It seems his bees give a VARIETY of honey colors and flavors.

What we got was from blackberry nectar.

So dark and smooth.

VERY, VERY good.

Of course there is a VAST  VARIEY  of VARIOUS kinds of honey

found at the grocery store.

I think I will choose the fresh from the hive, thank you.

Thank you to those bees too.

Thanks to our sweet ABC Team  for presenting a honey of a meme.

Thursday, June 02, 2016


In going through some old photos in my photo album,

I came across this one of me.

I think I am just about 5 years old.

I see some of my older Granddaughter in my photo.

Have a great day, everyone.

Monday, May 30, 2016


I can't believe we are at the letter  " U " already.

I think the letter " U " is  UNUSUALLY difficult to define.

The words I have chosen are

UP  and  UGLY.

Not so great and kind of UGLY photo of the Swifts flying by our hotel window.

We were UP on the 17th floor.

This is their destination.

These are the UGLY and messy nests in the corners of the windows.

The birds flitted by so fast that my Hubby was UNABLE to catch a really clear photo through our tinted hotel window.

Even the mighty and UPSTANDING sometimes fall.

UGLY !!!

What more can I say?

Poor pumpkin!

Enlarging the photos will give more detail.

Friday, May 27, 2016


Beautiful Critters come in all sizes.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Monday, May 23, 2016


It's hard TO believe THAT we are already at THE letter  " T "

for ABC Wednesday.

I have entitled THE first photo

TOUGH  TIRE  No Longer.

THIS blown out TIRE happened a few weeks ago.

My Hubby and I were TRAVELING on THE freeway at about 70 mph.

All of a sudden THERE was a rumbling sound and THE car begin to shake.

I am so THANKFUL my husband was driving and we made it safely

TO THE roadside.

Cars were whizzing by us but we were okay and THE  TOWING service came and changed our TIRE.

Of course THE spare TIRE THAT looks like a donut was very low on air.

We had TO get THAT  filled so we could make it TO THE shop.

TWO new TIRES and a definite dent in our wallet later....we finally made it home.

Scary but it all ended well.

Don't forget TO enlarge THE photo TO see THE ugly detail.

On TO a much prettier picture.

THESE are beautiful TULIPS my Granddaughters gave me for Mother's Day.

Aren't THE insides of THESE  TULIPS  amazing?

I finally had TO TOSS THEM into THE garbage yesterday.

THANKS for looking at my post.