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Monday, August 29, 2016


Question Of The Week 8-29-16

If you could be any character in fiction, 
whom would you be?

Blogger Elephant's Child said...
An Entwife.
4:25 AM
Blogger Tabor said...
Boy, that is a hard one. So many good characters...but mostly male due to our cultural gender bias. Maybe Pis-cine in Life of Pi. Or Harry Potter. For females perhaps Charlotte in Charlotte's Web or Scout in Too Kill a Mockingbird. There are many other secondary characters I am forgetting, I am sure. Cannot possibly select just one!
4:35 AM
Blogger River said...
I've no idea who I would be but now I have to google Entwife.
4:58 AM
Blogger Louvregirl said...
'Elinor' in Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen. She does everything a (good) character should do in a movie....swoon, fall in love, and 'almost' die. She is beautiful and young. (Plus) She 'gets' the 'rich' AND kind Colonel Brandon, eventually! When she is on her deathbed, I would switch to her sister, Marianne. :-)

[I absolutely adore the time period, costumes or clothing, hairstyles and life styles in Jane Austen's time period/novels. (They live in a small cottage on a lake.)] :-)

It was 'Elinor' in S & S, or 'Jo' in Little Women by Louisa May Alcott...(...she gets (from her Aunt) the looming, beautiful old house to teach school in...and, of course, the 'Professor.') ;-)

LOVE this question! Too much to choose from, actually! ;-D
7:37 AM
Blogger Kailani said...
I can't say that your choice is a bad one! This is one I have to think on, though. hmmmm

Ok,Frances Mayes from 'Under the Tuscan Sun.' :)
8:09 AM
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...
Scarlett O'Hara. It wouldn't hurt to be a knock out and you have to love her resiliency. Also, I really don't think Rhett was actually done with her. He'd be back.
10:26 AM

Saturday, August 27, 2016


What??? You missed National Dog Day!!! You got some splainin' to do:-(   We want cake.
Frankie is telling Slim, "You ask her.  Just go ahead and ask her.  She'll give us cake."

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


Hannah BananaFace has again offered us lots of inspiration for the Words For Wednesday challenge. She says, "However the prompts move you to write, it's a-okay with us! The rules are, "Write, baby, write." Whether it's poems, plays, short stories, prompts, lyrics, or more, whatever you like-just write!"

Words for this week: 
Fireflies (or lightning bugs, per your dialect)

Picture for this week;

My composition:

TIME ERASED by Granny Annie

Standing guard with only
The company of the fireflies,
He yearned for his grandfather
As he gazed into the skies.

The young boy knew Pappy
Would eventually come there.
He closed his eyes.
He said a special prayer.

Others taunted the boy about
His granddad's checkered past
Leaving the youngster
With eyes and heart downcast.

He tried not to let it matter.
He spent this time
Whistling the happy tune
Pappy taught about sunshine.

Perhaps the song would
Lead his grandfather to him.
This waiting a solemn time
As the park lights grew dim.

The anxious boy opened the thermos
Pausing before taking a sip.
A silver haired man approached.
You could sense the kinship.

Pappy gently reached out
To wipe the boys tears.
He embraced his grandson.
He erased the missing years.


Monday, August 22, 2016


Question Of The Week 8-22-16

If you could be any age again for one week, what age would  you be and what would  you do that week?
Blogger LL Cool Joe said...
I'm not sure I'd want to go back, although if I did I'd see my Dad again, as I miss him terribly. Maybe when we all used to go as a family at Centre Parcs, so not too far back really. Maybe when I was 35.
10:10 AM
Blogger Lisa said...
I'd be 17, and I'd tell that boy that, hell no! I didn't want to go on a date with him, and I didn't want to follow him down to that expensive private college. I'd stay home and go to the local community college and marry someone capable of loving me. That's what I'd do.
10:16 AM
Blogger Jan said...
I'd be around 2 weeks old and everyone would obey my every command because they would be loud.
11:23 AM
Blogger Arkansas Patti said...
I'd opt for 11. We were living in Key West with my much loved grandmother. I enjoyed a tropical paradise, had a pony, a steady boy friend and enjoyed my only period of complete popularity. Sign.
11:35 AM
Blogger Kailani said...
18...and even if I fell in love with him again, I'd make sure to stay for my Bachelor's degree, and not drop out after 2 years. :)
11:41 AM
Blogger Elephant's Child said...
Now is just fine. And I wouldn't be a teenager again for anyone. Way too much anxt.
3:01 PM
Blogger Brig said...
I'd be in my late twenties, and the kids, the Cowman, and I would again be living in the back of beyond of Oregon. Riding through cattle every day, fishing, building a teepee on the lawn, and just loving life.
8:10 PM
Blogger Lee said...
40....have a ball!
8:50 PM
Blogger River said...
Seventeen, floating on the river in a giant inner tube with a bunch of friends. Best summer ever!
10:26 PM
Blogger Ellymae said...
Never my Freshman year of college again.
6:35 AM

Blogger Lynn said...
Hmmm - loved the time I spent with my grandparents in Macon, Georgia when I was 10 years old or so. Climbing trees, playing with the dog, good food, fun day trips. It was always a neat experience.
5:33 AM
Blogger Winifred said...
16! The summer when I left school. Everything was perfect, my Mam was still alive, I had finished my GCEs & hadn't started work. Nothing at all to worry about. We went swimming at the beach every day, can't remember any rain, just glorious carefree summer days full of sunshine.
4:51 PM
Blogger The Happy Whisk said...
That's a good question. I dunno. So far, I've liked all the ages. Each time I say, I could stay this age forever. Then a new year comes and I say, I could stay this age forever.
8:43 PM
Blogger Vest said...
Love Conquers all , a beautiful story. Lovely tears.
2:08 AM
Blogger Pat said...
I'd be 49- just married to my long lost love. I'd like to feel that perfect joy again.
10:07 AM
Blogger Snaggle Tooth said...
I think 14 was the best time. I was less cynical
3:20 PM
Blogger Sparkling Red said...
I'd go back to when I was 15 and fell in love with my first serious boyfriend. I remember going to the roller skating rink and holding hands to 80s slow songs. That would be fun to do again.
6:06 PM