Saturday, August 04, 2012

— Six Word Saturday — My Alphabe-Thursday — "K" — Things in a Row — Two Questions — MidWeek Blues

my Six Words:
Little kids like the big top

"K" is for KP, our youngest grandchild.
"K" is for KP goes to the circus.
This was KP's first circus. For months she had been saying, "I'm going to America to see Mimi and Papa and the CIRCUS!" KP lives in London with daughter Karen (Karen on the run) and her family.
KP loved it!
This was the Ringling Brothers, Barnum, and Bailey Circus. The best in the world was our expectation. It was a great circus but didn't quite meet our expectations. We were expecting TRAPEZE ARTISTS, DOGS WITH SOME CLOWNS, BEARS, and an old CLOWN CAR FULL OF CLOWNS. Those items came to mind as MISSING.
KP doesn't know that the old circus used to have these acts. Ringling Bros. might have these in another troupe, but you would think that the 4th largest city (Houston, Texas) in the United States would have at least most of these. What else was missing?
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— With all our company I've used this post for several meme's.  I hope you forgive me for doing that to save on my time:
— This bottom picture of the six elephants standing with hands on the backs of the one ahead is posted here especially for  Pat's Things in a Row.    .I
— I posted for Alphabe-Thursday 'K' assignments with Miss Jenny at the head of the class. You can find her here.
— My Thursday Two Questions: (See Thursday Two Questions by Self Sagacity for more reading. You could also make your own by checking in at this link.)
My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):

1. What do you remember about the last time you went to the circus? 

Before this it was the Cirque du Soleil in Quebec City.  It was free, given by the city under a freeway spaghetti bowl.  Before that it was the Moscow Circus in Moscow, Russia.  I remember that it was held inside small domed stadium.
2. What do you remember about your first circus?
My first circus was in Fremont, Nebraska.  The eight of us in the one room school were driven with our teacher and a few parents, who were driving us in their cars.  That trip was about 35 miles from our Herman country school over to Fremont.  I do remember the Clowns exiting from their CLOWN CAR.
Bonus Question: What should be done to help the circus industry stay afloat financially?
I think the government should subsidize the circus industry.  Better circuses would help employment, help the morale of the citizens in our country, and help better educate our children.  Worst of all would be for them to fail financially and have to go out of business.  Would private industry step in and help?  I think not.
Next was for MidWeek Blues;
— And finally, Six Words Saturday:
Describe your life (or something) in a phrase using just six words for Six Word Saturday. Click the box at right to visit Cate's blog with Mr. Linky showing all the other blogs participating this week. Cate is the boss at Six Word Saturday. She would like for you to participate.
— A final six words:
Next week things will slow down
Except perhaps for dinner Monday evening with my Sunday school class,  golf and helping Mrs. Jim clean house for her next day bridge group onTuesday, my semi-annual cardio-checkout Wednesday, and a bowling party Friday.

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Sunday, July 29, 2012

Fred come back! A stairway to nowhere! Don't cross the barrier!

Oops, too late. Poor Fred.

R.I.P. helping the depths of Hades to foliate.

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140 Characters as counted by Design 215
µ-fiction Story Copyright
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°Grandma of Succinctly Yours Week 71 gives these directions:
°Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words or less.

°Word of the Week, 'foliate', and picture prompt were furnished by Grandma.

Foliate definition:  Verb Intransitive --
1. to put forth leaves.
2. to split into thin leaflike layers or laminae
Read more:
foliate: meaning and definitions —


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