Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Orange Jack O Lantern

What does October bring?  Orange colors everywhere including my Jack O Lantern on my front porch.



Here's a cute vintage jack o lantern card I have in my collection.



I prefer my jack o lanterns to have smiling faces and not scary ones.




A cute poem I found on google

THE PUMPKIN

Oh--fruit loved of boyhood! - the old days calling.

When wood-grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling!

When wild, ugly faces were carved into its skin,

Glaring out through the dark with a candle within!!
 written by John Greenleaf Whitter in 1807.


From Wickipedia:
The custom of making Jack O Lanterns at Halloween began in Ireland.  Many gourds could be used to make lanterns. The lanterns were variously said to represent the spirits or supernatural beings or were used to ward off evil spirits. Also it was suggested that jack-o-lanterns originally represented Christian souls in pergatory.

Regardless of the origin it's just fun to carve out faces and let them shine bright on your doorstep.

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Ann

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Gangs All Here

We were driving in a different neighborhood this week taking our car into the shop. YUK on that.
I noticed this darling display and the homeowner was actually outside. I told him how much I adored all the characters and could I take a picture. I think he was proud and delighted.


It just makes me smile seeing all the cute among the spookie!! He shared that his baby granddaughter loves it too and said "come back at Christmas and see what I have".



I love the "little boo's".

October is well under way and I love this season!!

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Ann

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Navajo Code

This past Sunday our nation lost David Patterson, one of the Navajo Code Talkers from WW11.  He lived in Rio Rancho, New Mexico and was 94.



During  WWII he served with a group of around 400 other Navajo's who signaled soldiers in the field with a secret code. They radioed over 800 messages using Navajo language  The code was NEVER deciphered by the enemy.  He enlisted in 1943 and was discharged in 1945.  He received a congregational silver medal of honor.

Major Howard Conner, signal officer said in November 6, 2008 "If were not the Navajo's the marines would have never taken Iwo Jima".

He is one of my hero's for sure--proud of his service.

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Ann



Saturday, October 7, 2017

Apron

One of my rituals, I don't cook without an apron--ruined many a frock.

This is a new one I bought at WalMart a few weeks ago. They also have matching prints in salt & pepper shakers and bowls.

Getting the breakfast on and onto a sewing project. Church tomorrow and two parties. Busy and I like it that way.

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Ann

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

M is for Marv

Out driving to get a soft drink today I passed this place I've been by many times in my neighborhood.

Marv's is local owned barbershop, I really don't see many of them nowadays.  The parking lot was full. On the porch sat two rocking chairs - midwest flair.




I really thought the pole signified the patriotism of the U.S.A. but after researching on WIKI I was really mistaken.

In the middle ages the poles were erected outside the Barbers office but the barber performed bloodletting--hence the red color.  The white designated bandages use.  Gruesome I think.


Blue was added later but the reason is not known, perhaps a homage to the U.S.A. Well Marv is really a patriot, he flies his American, POW and Honor our Troops flags with pride.

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Ann

Monday, October 2, 2017

Stained glass

It's been too long since I've been to Blue Monday.  A few months our Red Hat group visited the United Methodist Campus in Overland Park, Ks.

This new campus features a 3,500 seating auditorium and a gorgeous 35 x 100 stained glass window depicting many beautiful bible stories.










What a wonderful atmosphere to experience the love of our Savior.

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Ann

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Cool pinks

With the cooler weather some of my pink plants are looking really pretty.

This little bush came alive the last few weeks.




Rust, Sedum and butterflies, nothing better in my mind.

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Ann
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