Wednesday, November 28, 2012

— My Alphabe-Thursday (2nd), the letter "B" / Thursday Two Questions / MidWeek Blues —

"B" is for Blue. I found this little antique toy pedal car in a friend's museum. The friend owns a Ford dealership so this toy car is special to him.

The car is a blue toy 1940 Ford Pickup.  I am sure that it has been restored and probably painted at that time to this very blue blue color.

1940 Fords did come in a blue but these were much darker.

My favorite toy car was a 1929 or so cast iron Checker Cab similar to this one.  I seem to remember a taxi sign like the real ones on the top. 

It was a gift from my cousin, a gift forced by my Grandpa H.  The cousin was being selfish in playing with his toys, he had two of these, so Grandpa said "Give it to Jimmy, to keep."

The toy cab was also special because it came from a great aunt who's children had grown up long before.

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Now for my Thursday Two Questions.

I really enjoyed your responses to my "A" Angels post of last week.

My Two Questions for this week (you can answer just one if you wish):

1. What are the toys from your childhood that you remember?
I also remember my bicycle that I shared with my sister.  Dad ordered it from Sears Roebuck and he went to the train station to pick it up.  I had baseball stuff, a ball, bat, and glove.  But there wasn't anyone for me to play with.  I never did have an electric train but it was on my Santa list every year
2. Do you have some toys today?
Like most adult boys, I have a few toys.  Left from childhood, my gyroscope, Dick Tracy camera, an old rubber tractor, ALL of my marbles, and a monkey that know his multiplication table through 12's.  Also I have my Red Ryder BB gun.  It still shoots but I don't use it much.
In my adult years I have accumulated about forty-five (40) cast iron classic cars and tractors.  I don't play with these much either, just look at them.
Bonus Question: What is your favorite "B" word? .

My Thursday Two Questions post is for Amanda.

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I posted the above for Alphabe-Thursday 'B' assignments with Miss Jenny at the head of the class. You can find her by clicking right here.

I am not feeling so BLUE now because I found my hidden lost car keys.

If you want to post a MidWeek Blues picture or story, go get directions from Rebecca by clicking on the logo picture on the right. She has a Mr. Linky and good directions . Just do what I did. Or you can do less. All she requires is a BLUE PICTURE or a BLUE STORY.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Two Shoes Tuesday # 13 -- "Promise"

Do you remember any promises you were made while growing up? I do not.

Many will remember promises that were broken.Perhaps a promise of a certain gift or maybe a privilege to be granted upon reaching a certain age. None of that for me.

Perhaps a promise that was fulfilled? Something that you were the only kid on the block. You may remember the waiting with eager expectation. Not me.

Then how about more recent times? Do you remember what you were promised in your spouse's wedding vows? For my first marriage I do not.

But my wife of 39 years I remember the shocked look on her face, when in front of God and all those witnesses, Mrs. Jim promised to "to love, cherish, and obey" me as long as long as we both are alive.

I hold her to these vows, wouldn't you? It's a good deal!


O once I was free as a bird.
Came along a pretty pullet,
changed me then--a roosting fellow,
a bird who is no longer free.
Now each night I'm in at seven.
I share her table and her nest.

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© 2012 Jimmiehov

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This posting is for this week's round of Two Shoes Tuesday... a place to share what we enjoy doing most... writing! Each week we have a one-word writing prompt and are asked by Josie to share a short story, poem, essay, thought, or photo relating to that topic. 

The writing prompt for Tuesday, November 27th,
in honor of Tuesday after  Thanksgiving, is "promise"
Find Josie's list of participants here:

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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Little Edgar was terrorized. His backbone was rigid with fright.

Where's Mom?

Beside you, dear.  I figured.  Dad is riding his motorcycle again.

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© 2012 Jimmiehov
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°°Grandma of Succinctly Yours Week 88 gives these directions:
°°Use the photo as inspiration for a story of 140 characters OR 140 words or less.
°°Word of the Week, 'backbone', was furnished by Grandma.

°°Also linked to Sandee's 'Silly Sunday #56' at Comedy Plus.

Rest in Peace, dear Adi

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