Monday, April 25, 2016


Let's get the blue's rolling this week.  I want to share some cute pictures from my granddaughters 12th birthday.

We really love all sitting on the floor and watching the gifts being opened. My great niece is always taking a vital role in handing out the gifts and gathering up the wrappings. Her and grand are besties!!!!

My youngest sister and my BIL being silly in the big chair--think it needs to be a little bigger.

I LOVE that they live in the same city along with their children and my 7 grand nephews and nieces.

Hope your are starting your week in grand fashion!!!!

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Thursday, April 21, 2016


How many ways do we think of old?

Old age
Dirty old man
Old wives tale
Good old days
Old as Methuselah
Old flame
Old habits die hard
Same old story
Up to their old tricks

However we use it, keep this in mind!!!

Wouldn't use old to describe  any of our administrators for ABC WEDNESDAY, this meme keeps us all young at heart!!!!


Monday, April 18, 2016

Hubble Space Telescope

On this beginning of a new work week, I want to share a picture I saw on Facebook last week.

This is a recent picture taken by the Hubble Space Telescope of our beautiful world!!!

This is so spectacular to see the clouds hovering around us and the splendid creation. Let's NOT take it for granted.

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Tuesday, April 12, 2016

N is for Naismith

"Father of Basketball"

James Naismith was born in Almonte, Ontario, Canada on Nov. 5, 1861.  He was a student of physical education in Montreal before moving to the United States.

He was always interested in taking care of the body and soul.  He became acquainted with the YMCA and left for Massachusetts where there was an International Training school in Springfield.

During one very cold winter in 1891 he was asked to create an indoor activity for the youth and had only two weeks to invent one.  He remembered a game he played as a boy called "duck on a rock" where a person would guard a large rock when rocks were thrown trying to knock it over.

He located two peach baskets, hung them 10' off the floor and had players try to throw a ball into the basket. The original ball was a soccer ball and there was a bottom on the basket.

After his training in Massachusetts he moved to Colorado and became the director of the YMCA there. He also obtained a medical degree from Colorado Medical School at the same time.

He served in the Kansas Infantry from 1914-1917 and became an american citizen in 1925.

Now to Kansas, my home state, he became the first basketball coach for the University of Kansas.  He was the athletic director until 1937. He died in 1939 and is buried in Lawrence, Kansas.

He received many posthumous honors in the world of sports. Basketball made it's debut in the Olympics in 1936.

 I think he would be impressed with the 64 team "March Madness" that we enjoy today.

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Pieces of spring vintage

I'm a keeper of vintage paper as was my grandma Jewell.

She had several scrapbooks and this is one from the 1950's.  She used to keep calendar pictures she liked.

I have a collection of vintage greeting cards and this one is so appropriate for Pink Saturday.

Isn't she just darling in her Spring frock and lovely garden.



Wednesday, April 6, 2016


Have you ever said any of these:

A moment in time
Never a dull moment
A teachable moment
Senior moment- I have this way too often
This is the moment
Moment of silence AND

One Shining Moment

Danny and the Miracles--team coached by Larry Brown.

My NCAA Kansas Jayhawks won the champion in 1988 and this is a clip from the tournament.
In 1987 the NCAA began this montage of the games and it has lasted until now.

In our social media society there is now an IOS app called "Moment" that will automatically keep track of how much time you spend on your I-phone and also a "Moment Family" that will aid in keeping track of the you're chidren's usage.

I'm really trying to "live in the moment" of my life these days--try not to live in the past or the future.

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Saturday, April 2, 2016


How many had a Lite-Brite when you were young?  We sure did and my kids had hours of enjoyment in it.

We "girls" took a trip to Branson over spring break and we visited "Ripley's believe or not". They had an enormous Lite-Brite.

You can see the two girls assembling their art work.

This was before our Jayhawks lost in the Elite 8.

I guess I will root for Oklahoma--since they are in the Big 12.

We also went to the Wax Museum and saw all our favorite movie stars.

"Life is like a box of chocolates". My girls sitting with Forrest Gump.

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