"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Feline Friday July 30, 2021

Here is our sweet Lucy in March of 2011.
She was only 11 months old!
She has been such a joy to us and 
continues to have fun with us!
Have a lovely day!
Thanks Sandee!
ps: I did not make pickles yesterday
as the woman who was bringing them to
me never showed up! Dang!
So I am hoping to get some from another
grower in a few days!  Wish me luck!

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Wordless Wednesday July 28, 2021

Making Dill Pickles today!
Photos tomorrow!


Happy Tuesday July 27, 2021

Silly Senior Thoughts

- Apparently RSVP’ing to a wedding invitation “Maybe next time,” isn’t

the correct response.

- Don’t irritate old people. The older we get, the less “Life in

prison” is a deterrent.

- Have you ever listened to someone for a minute and thought “Their

cornbread isn't done in the middle.”

- Aliens probably fly by earth and lock their doors.

- “You will hit every cone on the highway before I let you merge in

front of me because you saw that sign 2 miles ago like I did."  

- I asked my wife if I were the only one she had ever been with. She

said yes, all the others were nines and tens.  Give it a minute...

- I really don’t mind getting older, but my body is taking it badly.

- It turns out that being an adult now is mostly just Googling how to do stuff.

- I miss the 90’s when bread was still good for you and no one knew

what kale was.

- Do you ever get up in the morning, look in the mirror and think

“That can’t be accurate.”

- I want to be 14 again and ruin my life differently. I have new ideas.

- As I watch this new generation try to rewrite our history, one thing

I’m sure of....it will be misspelled and have no punctuation.

- I told my wife I wanted to be cremated. She made me an appointment for Tuesday.

- Confuse your doctor by putting on rubber gloves at the same time he does.

- My wife asked me to take her to one of those restaurants where they

make food right in front of you. I took her to Subway. That’s when the

fight started.

- Me:  Sobbing my heart out, “I can’t see you anymore.....I’m not

going to let you hurt me again.”  Gym Trainer: “It was one sit-up. You

did just one sit-up.”

- Picked up a hitchhiker. He asked if I wasn’t afraid, he might be a

serial killer? I told him the odds of two serial killers being in the

same car was extremely  unlikely.  

- I went line dancing last night. OK, it was a roadside sobriety test... Same thing.

Have a very Happy Tuesday!


Sunday, July 25, 2021

Awww Monday! July 26, 2021

Our nextdoor neighbor had a very fun Ladies party yesterday.
We all brought tasty bites and had a lot of fun!
The husbands went out for burgers!
Have a great week! 

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Feline Friday July 23, 2021

My good friend Laurel sent me this photo!
Have a very Happy Feline Friday!
and many thanks to Sandee for all that she does!

Thankful Thursday July 22, 2021


The bathtub is completed! 

For light and privacy we had a
friend make this stained glass window
for all 3 of our bathroom windows.
Much better than a curtain or Venetian blinds.

First we had granite counters installed.

Then my sweetie Russell tore out the 
fiberglass tub and shower 
and built a Roman Bathtub,
enclosed with glass block, tile   
and included a rain showerhead.
Russell even put in Clear Maple hardwood floors! Deluxe bathroom!

Thanks to Brian for Thankful Thursday!

Monday, July 19, 2021

Happy Tuesday! July 20, 2021

Here's another very happy
Great Nephew! 
My brothers have the most adorable
children, so it makes sense that 
they would also be having adorable children!
This cutie pie lives in Houston, Texas!
Have a very Happy Tuesday!
Thanks Sandee!

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Awww Monday! July 19, 2021

There were at least 70 attendees
at the SFA Chapter 47 Picnic!
We all brought food to share;
more than enough for all!
So good to see everyone again! 

Tony and Jean's incredible "backyard"!

Each one a hero.

The handlebar duo!

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Feline Friday July 16, 2021

One of our favorite cats in Zihuatanejo!
Lola lives at the Hotel Catalina and is our all time favorite!
Have a lovely day every day!

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Thankful Thursday July 15, 2021

I am so thankful that we live in a free country.
Thankful for our Founding Fathers 
who wrote the Constitution and believed in Freedom!
May we always be free.

Thank you Brian for Thankful Thursday!

Wordless Wednesday! July 14, 2021

Bastille Day, July 14, which is a national holiday in France, 
celebrates the actions of a mob of Frenchmen, 
tired of the rule of their king, who stormed a prison
 to get weapons and free prisoners. 
It marked the start of the French Revolution.
 Vive la France!

Monday, July 12, 2021

Happy Tuesday! July 13, 2021

Here's one of our happy family cuties!
And there are plenty of them!
Have a Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, July 11, 2021

Awww Monday July 12. 2021

Over the weekend Lucy was very sick. Something was
making her vomit for over 24 hours and we could 
not get a vet to see her until early Saturday. We called
our regular vet and many others before we found
one that could see her immediately. 
It was really scary and sad. 
Lucy is fine now because of us finding a vet close by.
We were calling places miles away, before we found
these folks who had me show up at 7am on Saturday
and by 4pm she was going home with us.
Thank goodness for the internet helping us search!
Today she is spry and happy and wanting to be with us
all the time! Rolling over on her back for a tummy rub!
We love Lucy!

Thursday, July 08, 2021

Feline Friday! July 9, 2021

Since we moved back up into the Pacific Northwest
I opted in on the website Nextdoor. 
It is very informative and helpful. 
This kitty has come over to our property many
times and yesterday he/she was extremely
skittish and afraid. I did coax the kitty to
have some food which was devoured quickly.
So, I posted on Nextdoor hoping the owner would respond 
or a neighbor would know where the kitty lives.
I think this cat was outside during the illegal fireworks
going on the block not far from us. 
This morning there was no sign of the cat 
and I sure hope it found it's way back home. 

Wednesday, July 07, 2021

Thankful Thursday! July 8, 2021

 I am so thankful for all our friends and family!

Here is a Buddhist saying that resonates with me:

“Yesterday is a memory, tomorrow is a mystery,
 and today is a gift, which is why it is called the present.
 What the caterpillar perceives is the end,
 to the butterfly is just the beginning. 
Everything that has a beginning has an ending.
 Make your peace with that and all will be well.”
Now then, the one thing I am not thankful for is Google's Blogger.
They keep changing how things look and I guess I will have
to learn all about other blogs such as Word Press. 
Any suggestions? Thanks and have a lovely day!

Wordless Wednesday! July 7, 2021

Big Thompson River

Approaching Estes Park, Colorado

Three of my Great Nephews! 
And they are truly great!

Monday, July 05, 2021

Happy Tuesday! July 6, 2021

Day two in Colorado had my brother and I 
going to his youngest son's home for a BBQ.
His three children got out their quilts that
I had made for each one years ago!
I should ask other parents to take a photo
of their kids with their quilts- that would
make a fun book! 

Later in the evening we had a gorgeous sunset.
Have a Happy Tuesday!

Sunday, July 04, 2021

Awww Monday July 5, 2021

Last Monday I flew to Denver Colorado
to spend time with my youngest brother 
and his three sons and their families.
It was a busy time and a lot of fun.
Below is a photo of me with 6 of
my brother's Grandchildren. 
The other two got together with us later
in the week. I'll be sharing photos through
this week- enjoy and smile.  

Group photo- such nice children!

And they know how to have fun !!!
Have a great day!