Tuesday, September 22, 2015


ABC Wednesday this week is on the letter K.  Kaleidoscope is defined by any complex pattern of frequency changing shapes and colors.

The name comes from Greek words - beautiful and shape. The Kaleidoscope toy was invented consisting of a tube containing mirrors of pieces of glass.

Did you have one as a child? I did and it was a favorite of mine.

As we were passing a fall garden yesterday the word Kaleidoscope came to my mind.

Thanks go out to the ABC WEDNESDAY team for their great work!!!!


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

J is for jammin

My J words this week:  jammin, joyous, joy, jewelry, jovial and jeans.

My Sister is in the health care industry and each year there is a fund raiser for KU Medical Center. The event is called "Treads and Threads" and is held at the Kansas Speedway.

She invited us and some others for the joyous event.  Sister is 2nd from left and I am next to her.

Here we are in our black-tie finery NO jeans allowed. Lots of sparkling jewelry though.

We were jammin to the "Bare Naked Ladies".

Many 5 Star Restaurants served all the food and drinks you could hold for the evening.

We had a jovial time watching the jeweled-toned fireworks.

Since 2002 they have raised over $8,000,000.  Many of the contributions coming from companies in our State.

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Wednesday, September 9, 2015


About six weeks ago I planted Morning Glory seeds and all I have had is intertwined vines! My grands thought it was a weed.

I planted it along my wagon wheel but you cannot see the wheel at all. Maybe next year only a few seeds.

Today I noticed that I had some Morning Glories blooming. Yay!!

The wagon wheel IS IN there.

Intertwined vines.
Thanks go out to the amazing team of ABC WEDNESDAY


Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Hats Off!!!!


Hats off is an expression of  admiration for someone who has done something praiseworthy. Hats off to you is a sign of respect or congratulations. Hats off to Roger and Ms. Nesbitt for all of their hard work for keeping this alive.!!!!

There was a time in history when a mans wardrobe included a stovepipe hat and meant you were a member of the upper class, it was customary to briefly remove the hat as a sign of respect. Even though men's wardrobes have changed sometimes you still still a man tip his baseball hat in a game to show respect to the opposing team.

I was driving past a street the other day that had had quite a bit of construction done and I noticed these poles with top hats on - the caps look like hats to me.


Sunday, August 23, 2015

New desk

G words this week - Gift, grandpa,  girls, granddaughter and great job.

Junior High students need all they can to succeed in their homework these days.  Our oldest
granddaughter wanted a desk for her room and my hubby ( her grandpa) just had to make one for her.

Being a purist in woodworking it was hard for him to paint it. Everything else he has made has been stained and buffed to a brilliance. His favorites woods being oak, walnut or mahogany. Since this was going to painted he used pine and poplar.

He used fleur-de-lis door knobs and handles, she loves New Orleans.  He also has the availability at the wood shop to do engraving so he added a cross on the drawer.

This year is going to be a good one I know--she's ready.

The recipient is on the left wearing the blue plaid shirt on her waist.

Hi to our sweet host Miss Beverly @PINK SATURDAY

For my BLUES, i'm linking with BLUE MONDAY

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Saturday, August 15, 2015

KC Spirit

F is for flood that came fast, with fear and its a fact that lots of federal money was needed to rebuilt the city.

Norman Rockwell painted a picture in honor of the 1951 mega FLOOD that devastated a large part of our city.

Mr. Hall of Hallmark Cards (their headquarters are in Kansas City) was a friend of Mr. Rockwell and commissioned him to do the painting. It is titled "KC Spirit", the original hangs in the Hallmark Visitors Center.

"KC Spirit"

Rockwell's lone figure is sat against our skyline and faces his fate with an upturned chin and rolled up sleeves.

My husbands childhood home was taken in this flood.  He remembers standing on their roof at age 7 and waiting for a family member with a pickup truck to come and rescue him, his Mom and 3 other children.  His Mom salvaged a few items but all of the family photos went down the river.

I found this book for my husband several years ago to have in our library.

While researching some of the facts of the flood I found that Thomas Hart Benton also painted a painting in honor of the flood.
"Flood Disaster"
This painting sold at Southerby's for 1.9 million dollars.



Saturday, August 8, 2015

Eric Samuel Timm

Do you enjoy special speakers at church?  We occasionally have one and Eric Samuel Timm (EST) spoke at our church Youth Conference last week and on Sunday.

He is a very talented speaker who is also an artist, orator and author. His live art performance is captivating.

What a spectacular method he has to reach people of any age. His appearance is not your typical evangelist, he dresses casual, has tattoos and a small earring.

He does not ask any certain amount for his artwork, he only asks for a donation. I wanted to buy this one but I don't have a wall big enough.

You can view all of his artwork, books, sermons, clothing on his website.

Linking with PINK SATURDAY
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