Each of us is but one in all of time!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Saturday Matinee

I went to Disneyland in 1956 It opened in 1955. It was a special time for me between my Junior and Senior year in High School. This video is awesome.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Found For Friday


One day Igor decided he would keep a dary.  He bought a lovely leather-bound book and began.  He first noted that his father was an avator who had flown commercial jet liners.  When he retired as a pilot he went to law school, and eventually became a member of the judicary branch of government in Utah.
His mother was more interested in their garden, and pruned a number of boxwood shrubs into lovely topary shapes of animals.  She also kept an avary full of exotic songbirds.
Igor, however, lived a more incendary life.  Even as a young man he was given to outbursts and excesses.  Upon the death of his parents, however, he became the residual beneficary of their estates, and decided to settle down.
He went into business, and was so successful that there soon were subsidary branches of his firm.  He was blessed with pecunary rewards, and accepted fiducary responsibility for the businesses.

His brother Milton, on the other hand, took holy orders and entered a frary.

(A note about this joke. It is copied from another friend...My friend John makes this remark.. of our intrepid young interlocutor Igor, he of the leather-bound dary.

He had at one time intended to establish an apary in his kitchen garden and, of a Sunday, to spend time in aparian activities in solemn high converse with his charming and buzzing charges.
Until, that is, he discovered that the words "apary" and "aparian" do not exist in the English language.
Thereupon he immediately ordered several hives, some swarms and queens, and set up an apiary.  He spent many happy Sundays in apiarian pursuits.
Sorry.
I was trying to be both subtle and gentle...)


{And here (underlined) words which spell-check caught just for your information....I believe that the person who did this little story did it this way on purpose.  -  I have had a problem with apiarian and regularly write it with a missing "i"  I shall try to be more careful as I would like to make things nice (not right - I am never "right" because I am a dyed wool (or died BGEG) liberal and always take the left hand seat at the movie theater.) for him.}
One day Igor decided he would keep a dary.  He bought a lovely leather-bound book and began.  He first noted that his father was an avator who had flown commercial jet liners.  When he retired as a pilot he went to law school, and eventually became a member of the judicary branch of government in Utah.
His mother was more interested in their garden, and pruned a number of boxwood shrubs into lovely topary shapes of animals.  She also kept an avary full of exotic songbirds.
Igor, however, lived a more incendary life.  Even as a young man he was given to outbursts and excesses.  Upon the death of his parents, however, he became the residual beneficary of their estates, and decided to settle down.
He went into business, and was so successful that there soon were subsidary branches of his firm.  He was blessed with pecunary rewards, and accepted fiducary responsibility for the businesses.


His brother Milton, on the other hand, took holy orders and entered a frary.}


I once heard a joke about amnesia, but I forgot how it goes.


I try wearing tight jeans, but I can never pull it off.


Broken puppets for sale. No strings attached.


I was going to buy a book on phobias, 
but I was afraid it wouldn't help me.


I think Santa has riverfront property in Brazil. 
All our presents came from Amazon this year.


A hole has been found in the nudist camp wall. 
The police are looking into it.


Jill broke her finger today, 
but on the other hand she was completely fine.


What did the grape say when it got stepped on? 
Nothing - but it let out a little whine.


I saw a beaver movie last night, it was the best dam movie I've ever seen.



I found this old school picture. I am not sure of the year exactly and I don't know who everyone is, but, I am about 99% sure that is 
​me​ in the back row on the right



Thursday, April 16, 2015

From the Way-back Machine - Throw Back Thursday

We used to spend a lot of time playing cards.  This is Ginny, Morrie, Dave Carl My Mom and I think Jean.


My Cousin Amy giving someone "Attitude" -

More Cousins - Vickie, Mike, Genny, Cathy and Loren.
This is the first picture...until they got their "act" together.

My nephew, Jon and his dog Max.
These are photos of my Tri-color Sheltie Kelsey.  He was a beautiful dog and I miss him.
We took him to Minnesota with us.

This was at our home on Eisenhower.
More Cousins Tracey and Tom,
Scott and Emily
And two more pictures of the beautiful Emily with her stunning smile.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Happy Hump Day.

I love to read.  I prefer reading fiction but I also read Masonic Books, Science Fiction, Historical Fiction and Biographies -  I have been reading "real" books for awhile.  I have a Kindle and I do enjoy the convenience but I do like the book format best.

I will share three books - two finished and one in progress.


First


The Woman Who Would Be King: Hatshepsut's Rise to Power in Ancient Egypt

by 
 erased from history. He did not succeed.

The Patriot Threat (Cotton Malone #10)

by 

 Haym Salomon and the way he was treated after the war is a travesty (IHOP)    (April 7, 1740 – January 6, 1785) was  Polish-born  Jewish American businessman and political financial broker who immigrated to  New York  from  Poland during the period of the  American Revolution . He helped convert the French loans into ready cash by selling  bills of exchange for  Robert Morris , the Superintendent of Finance. In this way he aided the Continental Army  and was possibly the prime financier of the American side during the  American Revolutionary War  against  Great Britain}

This was a good read.  I recommend it.
The 16th Amendment to the Constitution is why Americans pay income taxes. But what if there were problems associated with that amendment? Secrets that call into question decades of tax collecting? In fact, there is a surprising truth to this hidden possibility.Cotton Malone, once a member of an elite intelligence division within the Justice Department known as the Magellan Billet, is now retired and owns an old bookshop in Denmark. But when his former-boss, Stephanie Nelle, asks him to track a rogue North Korean who may have acquired some top secret Treasury Department files—the kind that could bring the United States to its knees—Malone is vaulted into a harrowing twenty-four hour chase that begins on the canals in Venice and ends in the remote highlands of Croatia.


The Forbidden Tomb (The Hunters #2)

by 
My first taste of Chris Kuzneski’s work was last years The Hunters , I’m always on the lookout for another great thriller writer, James Rollins, Andy McDermott and co can only turn out so many books a year, after that its the cheesy end of the market, the Dan Brows etc. So finding that the Hunters was not just good, but brilliant was as much a relief as it was a revelation.

In book two “The Forbidden Tomb” we see the return of the excellent, multi-layered and utterly human characters created in book one. A complex team, compiled from each needed skill set for the first mission, and just as apt for this new mission. As such we are treated to another search for the impossible, a hunt to find something lost and no real clues to its location, in this case the Tomb of Alexander the Great. But as i have come to expect in any book of this type, all is not what it seems. Why has the tomb never been found? Why are there so few clues? Is someone protecting the history of Alexander and his Tomb? Who? What? Why? I love the stream of unknown. Read the book and find out! (i cannot give any more away)

For me i found the story breathtaking (i’m a huge fan of Alexander the great and stories about him). The plot isn’t just a balls out action thriller, it has more intelligence than that, it has the ability to keep you guessing all the way to the end. This book has so many twists and turns you just don’t want to put the book down. I think this is the first book in years that has made me physically sit bolt upright and exclaim out loud “No F….ing way!” I take my hat off to you sir, that part of the plot took real balls, i was shocked, surprised, amazed, appalled and yet transfixed by the incident with Jasmine.

This book is truly an action packed thinking man (or woman)'s thriller, with a plot that spans the centuries and is packed with more surprises than is good for the heart. Loved it, and already cannot wait for the next one. I really do promise to make time to read the Payne and Jones series, which if its even half as good, is going to be worth making the time to read.

Highly recommended


     This was a wonderful movie.   Anything with Helen Mirren is something that I will enjoy.  I loved the story based on a true story (which is after all a movie) about the recovery of stolen art.  It also is the story of a woman - Maria Altmann who sought restitution from the Austrians for for the paintings which belonged to her.   Information here.  

And this is just something else to get me over the hump.  

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Toad Tales

On Saturday I went to the Annual Meeting of the Iowa College SOCIETAS ROSICRUCIANA IN CIVITATIBUS FOEDERATIS.



This is a great group of Masons and I always enjoy it.  We had a good meeting and a wonderful meal.  I like to share the pictures of my friends.














And then on the home I spotted this tree.  I love it.
sometimes we have wind and rain and the flowers do not last long.  I think there are better days coming but at least you can get a hint.


Have I mentioned that I love Spring?


No flowers on these but I liked the way they look.


Monday, April 13, 2015

Molly on Monday - with Sadie

 Molly here,
   We have had quite a week.  First you will note that the green has returned.  Every day it gets greener and greener.  B G and I like that.
 Then Mike came by on his way to Arizona from New York.  He was a former student of B G and it was nice to see him.  B G has a nice room for company.  Nobody uses the room.  I used to use it but B G says that it has to be ready for people to come.


Notice the big ball in the neighbor's yard.

   The big wood pile (B G calls it the "eyesore") needs to be straightened out and the little kids need to stop playing on it.  The kids try to hit me with a stick.  Or rather the littlest one does.  B G yelled at him for hitting at me.  He was angry and he know how to yell.
It made me take notice.




 The kids are loud and scream and B G says that is OK kids have to play but he was upset that they would hit at me.

Andrew is going to pick it up and send it back to them sometime but not if they hit at me.


This is the lilac bush and bird house. B G says there are no birds yet. He would like it if there was a bird- He says we have wrens before. 


We like our yard but some of our grass stopped growing.  B G needs to get some grass seed.  But he doesn't walk in the yard.  I don't know why not.  We are always leaving him "presents" around the yard and he never opens them.


Then there is always the sun to lay on and bask.  
 Andrew and Jessie were using B G's garage to work on their bikes.  B G was not pleased because it was supposed to just take a day and they still aren't done.  But they moved things out so he can drive in the garage again.



There is something in my eye.  B G asked Dr. Brenda to look it Saturday and so I have to go in on Monday to look for a splinter.  It is getting better but it bothers me.  I will take me up early in the morning because I have to "fast" -  Did you know that I lost 5 lb's  B G says that is good.  





Sleepy Sadie





I  like to watch out the window.


And here is my close-up Mr. DeMille. 

Have a nice week.  Woof!

Note:  I went to see Dr. Brenda (before breakfast) and she numbed my eye and took the rest of the splinter out.  Now I have to have drops on my eye three times a day.  B G says I that I am a "drama queen" about it but that is all right.  I am entitled.  She is going to come in Thursday to see how well it is getting. B G is glad that it is going to be "all better"-  Keep good thoughts for me.  Ruff!