Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday’s Hunt v 1.11 -- "K" is for ...

Friday's Hunt for the week of March 11th: 1. Starts with "K"; 2. Week's Favorite; and 3. Flower

 1. Starts with "K" -- Kick, KP, and Kansas

1.a. I will choose KP first.  KP is our youngest grandchild who lives about a half mile away since we moved.  We walk with her to school, first grade when both her parents have to be at work fairly early.  

KP also most always has us take her to gymnastic class because it is too early for either of the kids to take her.  Then we eat at MacDonald's before we take her home.  MacDonald's is close to our home also.

These pictures I took while we were shopping with her mom and Mrs. Jim.  KP and I had found all we wanted to look at.  She had found this stuffed dog and was sitting quietly in the chair until she saw me focusing the camera.  I caught her just leaving, not posed. 

You can see how ever many posts about KP as your browser will allow on one page by clicking on the "KP" link below.

The second picture she did let me take. I think that she wanted me to buy the dog for her but that didn't happen.

1. b. Kick is for the Eagles song, Kick 'em when theyre up, kick 'em when they're down.  The real name is Dirty Laundry and is dedicated to Rupert Murdoch (Wikipedia Link).  We don't watch the Fox TV channel except for the O'Reilly Factor and our local Fox Broadcast Channel 26 for non-network news.

2. Week's Favorite was our Sunday church service for Go Texan to help celebrate the beginning of the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo.  We were supposed to dress Western, mine would have been jeans and a golf shirt, not really western.  Mrs. Jim did dress Western.

The choir and singers and players were dressed very nicely.  We had guitars, a harmonica (mouth harp), fiddles, a banjo, and a steel guitar besides the keyboard.
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For perspective, the blue line from our house to our church is 1.5 miles.  The green area on the map is the walking trail and green belt.  Google says it is a three minute drive to church, a 28 minute walk.

3.a. Flower -- I will have a bunch of flowers.  The were Valentine Flowers waiting to be sold at a local Kroger store.  Some Kroger stores have tents outside, they are good and affordable place to buy plants and flowers.

My Valentine doesn't get flowers, she gets a Valentine Card and a Box of Whitman Sampler candy.  Every year for 43 years, I don't think we want to change now. 

Besides, a Sunday school teacher, the preacher's wife, once told our class, "Candy's dandy but liquor is quicker."  I think she wished she hadn't said that, we had no discussion on that remark.  But I won't ever forget it, Bless her.

3.b. Flower - a Confederate Rose
In October 2013 we visited some cousins in Louisiana.  One was Dorothy who moved from Houston.
One gave us this flower from her bush.  She calls it a Confederate Rose.  Mary took some blooms and also a couple of cuttings.
You may know more about Confederate Roses than they do.  I don't think they are real roses. (Wikipedia says, "Hibiscus mutabilis, also known as the Confederate rose or the cotton rosemallow, is a plant noted for its flowers." 
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The Fine Print:
- Teresa of Eden Hills is running this meme, Friday's Hunt. She has three alternatives for us to post about but this one, Alphabet series, will be the one I will try to follow and post about. - Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm, so you have plenty of time to enter."
- The Mr. Linky address here has a list of others who are participating if you would to read what these folk are doing for the Friday post

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Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The ARF Truck ~~ Warm Heart Wednesday No. 017

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How can seeing this trailer warm me?  What do you think of when you see an ARF truck going down the road?  I think of my sister, Lois, right away (Click here for previous blog posts featuring Lois).  I only have one sister, Lois, and no brothers.  Just the two of us.  
 Two things:  (1) It isn't an ARF truck, it is an ABF truck but my sister for years called it an ARF truck, she had misread the lettering; and (2) Lois and I always have a nice laugh and exchange remarks of some kind when we think about her mistake.
Once after she realized what her mistake was, she stopped and talked with a driver of an ABF rig.  She told him the story I mentioned above and he, a very nice man and I'm sure a nice truck driver, gave her an "ARF Hat" as she calls it.  That's generally a part of our conversation.

This ABF trailer was parked at the end of a street that bordered on our subdivision's walking trails.  Neither Mrs. Jim nor I have the slightest idea of why it should be parked there.
This trail runs along with a green belt doubling as a holding and draining area to combat flooding.  The red oval half way up on the right is our house;  Some pictures from our walking:
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[click on map for larger view]
For perspective, the blue line from our house to our church is 1.5 miles.  The green area on the map is the walking trail and green belt.  Google says it is a three minute drive to church, a 28 minute walk. 
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The fine print:   . . .
Warm Heart Wednesday for the week of February 24.  Click here, , for links of others or for directions to join with a post of your own. There Ms. Jenny is our teacher. 

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