Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Older Than Dirt Quiz

This is a Test to see how old you are.



 Some of you will pass with flying colors. Others will fall somewhere in the middle. Lastly, some of you/us will fail miserably. Not to worry though . . . it’s all in GOOD FUN!


Directions: Count all the ones that you remember, not the ones you were told about. Ratings are at the bottom.

1. Blackjack chewing gum.

2. Wax Coke-shaped bottles with colored sugar water.

3. Candy cigarettes.

4. Soda pop machines that dispensed glass bottles.

5. Coffee shops or diners with table side jukeboxes.

6. Home milk delivery in glass bottles with cardboard stoppers.

7. Party lines on the telephone.

8. Newsreels before the movie.

9. P.F. Flyers.

10. Butch wax.

11.TV test patterns that came on at night after the last show and were there until TV shows started again in the morning.  (there were only 3 channels...(if you were fortunate).

12. Peashooters.

13. Howdy Doody.

14. 45 RPM records and Record Players.


15. S&H green stamps.

16. Hi-fi's.

17. Metal ice trays with lever.

18. Mimeograph paper.

19. Blue flashbulbs.

20. Packards.

21. Roller skate keys.

22. Cork popguns.

23. Drive-ins.

24. Studebakers.

25. Rub Boards and/or Wash tub wringers.



Ratings:

If you remembered 0-5 = You're still young.

If you remembered 6-10 = You are getting older.

 

If you remembered 11-15 = Don't tell your age,

If you remembered 16-25 = You' re older than dirt!

Make Me Laugh!

It's Been a "Murphy's Law" Day . . . Week!!!

I just want to LAUGH!


Forget formatting. Ain't nobody got time for that! 

Correct grammar doesn't matter this is just me venting anyway. Capitalization . punctuation SPELLING, and every thing else is off the table today.

None of that matters. My brain is "FRIED"!!!

I just want to LAUGH!

In the famous/favorite words of Clint Eastwood in a favorite movie . . .

"Go 'hed, Make My Day!"


Go 'hedMake Me LAUGH!
Ok, that's kinda cute. 
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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

People Who Want Everything They See

It's Sooo Annoying

 

Do you know someone who wants every dat-gummed thing they see anybody else with? It doesn’t matter what it is, if they see you with it, they want some. If you talk about something you ate, they want some. If you mention that you bought a particular something two years ago, they want one.

God forbid if you walk through the room in a pair of raggedy old slippers, they want to know where you got them. You tell them where you got them, and the next thing you know, they want a pair.

How about it, do you know anyone like that? It is one of the most annoying things I know of. It makes me lie, just plain-old-straight-out-lie.

Once during a visit with my “person who wants everything they see”, I entered the room one morning with my piping hot cup of coffee. I’m ready to settle down, sip my coffee, and chat with them for a while. Before I could even bend my knees to sit on the couch, they asked, “What’s that you drinking?”

Without blinking an eye I replied, “Water”.

There now, that ought to hold them while I enjoy my morning coffee in peace!

Ok, I’m done. That’s my rant for the day, good to get that off my chest. Wheeewww!

What are your thoughts on this? Do you know anyone who wants everything they see someone else with? How do you handle them?




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Saturday, December 5, 2020

Kids Say the Darndest Things

They Are Really Quick



A little girl goes to the barber shop with her father. She stands next to the barber chair eating a snack cake while her dad gets his hair cut.

The barber says to her, "Sweetheart, you're gonna get hair on your Twinkie."

She says, "Yes, I know, and I'm gonna get boobs too."


Happy Saturday Night Blog Friends!

Sunday, November 15, 2020

Let This Be A Lesson

 Do Not Judge A Book By Its Cover



A lady in a faded gingham dress and her husband, dressed in a homespun threadbare suit, stepped off the train in Boston and walked timidly without an appointment into the Harvard University President's outer office.  The secretary could tell in a moment that such backwoods, country hicks had no business at Harvard, & probably didn't even deserve to be in Cambridge.
                        
'We'd like to see the president,' the man said softly.
                        
'He'll be busy all day,' the secretary snapped.
                        
'We'll wait,' the lady replied.
                        
For hours the secretary ignored them, hoping that the couple would finally become discouraged and go away.
                        
They didn't, and the secretary grew frustrated and finally decided to disturb the president, even though it was a chore she always regretted.


                 
'Maybe if you see them for a few minutes, they'll leave,' she said to him!
                        
 He sighed in exasperation and nodded. Someone of his importance obviously didn't have the time to spend with them, and he detested gingham dresses and homespun suits cluttering up his outer office.  The president, stern faced and with dignity, strutted toward the couple.
                        
The lady told him, 'We had a son who attended Harvard for one year.  He loved Harvard.  He was happy here.  But about a year ago, he was accidentally killed.  My husband and I would like to erect a memorial to him, somewhere on campus.'
                        
The president wasn't touched.  He was shocked.
                        
'Madam,' he said, gruffly, 'we can't put up a statue for every person who attended Harvard and died.  If we did, this place would look like a cemetery.'
                        
'Oh, no,' the lady explained quickly.  'We don't want to erect a statue.  We thought we would like to give a building to Harvard.'
                        
The president rolled his eyes. He glanced at the gingham dress and homespun suit, then exclaimed, 'A building!  Do you have any earthly idea how much a building costs?  We have over seven and a half million dollars in the physical buildings here at Harvard.'
                        
For a moment the lady was silent.  The president was pleased.  Maybe he could get rid of them now.  The lady turned to her husband and said quietly, 'Is that all it cost to start a university?  Why don't we just start our own? '
                        
Her husband nodded. The president's face wilted in confusion and bewilderment.
                        
Mr. and Mrs. Leland Stanford got up and walked away, traveling to Palo Alto, California where they established the university that bears their name, Stanford University, a memorial to a son that Harvard no longer cared about.


                     
Moral of the Story:

You can easily judge the character of others by how they treat those who they think can do nothing for them.
                        

 ~~ A TRUE STORY by Malcolm Forbes ~~

Monday, November 9, 2020

Happy Birthday Baby Son

Happy Birthday to my Sweet Baby Son 

November 10, 1979

4 years old- My photo

When I think of you on this your special day, I thank God for HIS goodness. I am grateful that HE chose me to be blessed with you for my baby son. 

I am eternally thankful that he considered me worthy to have you, my handsome and adorable baby son.

 

Photo 2009 © by ~dellgirl~

Happy Birthday my sweet, I love you more than words can say.

 

Happy Birthday means:

H  - Hello my LOVE! Happy Happy Birthday to YOU!    

A  -  Always and forever, you are the love of my life. Awesomely thankful for your love and companionship 

P  -  Pleased and delighted with your sense of humor and your upbeat attitude    

P  -  Proud of the amazing young man you have become. I admire the way you face life’s challenges.   

Y  -  You make me so happy, I smile just thinking of you. Yes, I am happy, pleased and proud that you are mine and I am yours.

 

B  -  Blissfully Blessed Because You Love Me. I love your caring compassion 

I  -  Inspired by your tenacity, courage, and determination 

R  - Rejoice inwardly at the sound of your voice and smile greatly when I see your face 

T  - Truly thankful for your gentle caring ways

H  - Hopefully praying that we have many more happy years together

D  -  Delighted at your attention to  details I sometimes overlook

A  - Amazed, happy and thankful that I have been so wonderfully blessed

Y  - You are my sunshine, you  light up my life!

 


Happy Birthday Sunshine,


I Love You!

© by ~dellgirl~

Saturday, November 7, 2020

UPDATED: Biden & Harris

 Let the healing begin . . . 


Together We Can Do It! 

~ ~ ~

Don’t Quit

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, 
When the road you're trudging seems all uphill, 
When the funds are low and the debts are high, 
And you want to smile, but you have to sigh, 
When care is pressing you down a bit, 
Rest, if you must, but don't you quit.

Life is queer with its twists and turns, 
As every one of us sometimes learns, 
And many a failure turns about, 
When he might have won had he stuck it out; 
Don't give up though the pace seems slow-- 
You may succeed with another blow.

Often the goal is nearer than, 
It seems to a faint and faltering man, 
Often the struggler has given up, 
When he might have captured the victor's cup, 
And he learned too late when the night slipped down, 
How close he was to the golden crown.

Success is failure turned inside out-- 
The silver tint of the clouds of doubt, 
And you never can tell how close you are, 
It may be near when it seems so far, 
So stick to the fight when you're hardest hit-- 
It's when things seem worst that you must not quit.

- Author unknown

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Wednesday Afternoon Humor

 Must have been a tough morning


This cracked me "ALL-THE-WAY-UP" . . . 

Happy Wednesday!

Saturday, October 24, 2020

Caregiving Sucks

 My “Survive Caregiver Burnout” . . . 

?Guide?

PRAY! Thank God for HIS many Blessings. Ask for HIS guidance on this care giving journey.

Go places . . . in my head or even online . . . that I would love to visit. Day dream for a few minutes, then come back to reality.

Leave the house (if possible) for at least 15 minutes EVERY DAY. If you can, stay away longer. JUST DO IT!

Set aside time to “do nothing”. This is time just for me.

Go for a walk, even in the rain, even if it’s simply around your cul-de-sac, just to get out of the house for a few minutes. It’s always refreshing just getting out of the house.

Sit on the front porch, on the patio, on the deck, or in the back yard…ALONE. Prop up on the bed in my room with the door closed. Sit in the back storage room, Mom’s not allowed in there.

Go sit quietly at the park. Or walk around the park. It’s refreshing just to be outside.


Read Inspirational Quotes, Poetry, Stories.

Listen to some favorite good-mood music.

PRAY! Be thankful for blessings large and small. 

Drive to the nearest Sonic Drive-in. Park under the canopy and place an order. Order a slush, a coke float, a hamburger, anything. Let someone “wait on you” for a change.  Merely being out of the house is invigorating.  

Stay in touch with friends and family. Try not to stay isolated too long. Contact someone every couple of weeks, or at least once a month. Just say hi and chat for a short while.

Do Mindfulness exercises like yoga, meditation and journaling, they can be soothing.

Online Puzzles, Games, and applications are good for emotional health.

Visit AgingCare.com online – Interact with others. It is great for interacting with people who are very supportive.

PRAY!   

Monday, October 19, 2020

Forward or Backwards

 Backwards or Forward


 My love of words takes me on journeys you wouldn’t believe. I am forever diddling around with words in some form or another. My latest adventure landed me smack-dab in the middle of “word-hog-heaven”.

 As I played around with words, I realized one word spelled the same forward and backwards. Uh-ooo, that sent me searching. Here is what I found.  That word was called a palindrome.

 What is a palindrome?

 A palindrome is a word or phrase that reads the same whether you spell it forwards or backward: "kayak," "madam," "racecar," and "refer" are some examples. MORE palindrome examples

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Single Word Palindromes

Forward

Backwards

Anna

anna

Civic

civic

Kayak

kayak

Madam

Madam

Mom

Mom

           Anna, Civic, Kayak, Madam, Mom

 Level

Noon

Racecar

Radar

Redder

Refer

Repaper

Rotator

Rotor

Sagas

Solos

Stats

Tenet

Wow

Multiple Word Palindromes

Forward

Backwards

Step on no pets

step on no pets

Don't nod

I did, did I?

My gym

Red rum, sir, is murder

Top spot

Was it a cat I saw?

Eva, can I see bees in a cave?

No lemon, no melon


Okay, enough already! Have you ever crossed paths with any palindromes? Did you give it a second thought? What are your thoughts about this, my latest discovery?

 

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