Wednesday, May 29, 2019


A few years ago I did a post
about some things from the
1960s--hair care, etc.
I didn't touch on the 1970s much.

Let's take a little walk down
shall we?

Did you grow up or 
become a young adult in the 1970s?

If so-You will remember some of these, I bet~

We had music, didn't we?
We had Elvis, The 5th Dimension, Sonny & Cher
and oh-so-many-more!
We girls wore clothes like these~
The maxi, the go-go boots & the mini-skirt-
The men in our lives wore this--oh my!
The hippie, the leisure suit & the hipster~
Some of us had these rides-
Not many of us had a ride like this....
And what did we eat?
Well, we ate casseroles-
And Jello Mold Salads
were all the rage-
We drank TAB-
We watched TV & Went Dancing & Loved Music
and I will talk about those things in another post.

The 1970s?
I could go on forever-
but right now I am going to play with my 
Bet you wish you had kept yours.

I think I am going to do some more of these
1960s and 1970s posts!
Those were the years!!!
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Sunday, May 26, 2019


I wrote this a few years ago

to honor all those that serve now

or have served our wonderful country.

Memorial Day is here once more,

We fly the flags above our door,

We plant our flowers that mark the grave,

Of every soldier that was so brave,

They fought for freedom for everyone,

Many lives snuffed out by a sniper's gun.

We proudly march in our little bands,

As daybreak filters across our lands,

But I wonder if we can truly see,

What cost it was to make us free.

Confederate soldiers fought the Yanks,

Some brothers fought brothers in those ranks,

To free the downtrodden that were lost,

To free all men at any cost.

My father was a medic in World War One,

A war not talked about by anyone,

Some men lost limbs and some were gassed,

Some picked up by comrades, 

others  bypassed.

World War II! How tragic indeed,

People standing by watching others bleed.

Souls thrown to the winds with no remorse,

Foreign government standing on their 

own course.

Vietnam was not a war they said,

Then how come so many soldiers ended up 


No heroes welcome for them in sight,

They slunk home in the dead of night.

Should I go on-with Korea & Desert Storm?

Iran? Afghanistan? Are you getting warm?

Do you feel the pain you see in their face?

Does it make you squirm in your warm, safe 


I've just one more thing I'd like to say,

It's about celebrating Memorial Day,

Look around and everything you see,

Was paid out in blood so that we are free.

Put your hand on your heart,

For the blue, white and red,

Raise your eyes to the flag,

Say a prayer for the dead.

Because of a soldier I can have my say,

So ~God Bless you this Memorial Day~

A special thank you to my nephew, Scott-who 

passed away last month 

due to war related injuries,

my father-a medic in WWI,  

my Uncle Samuel,a  Korean War vet,

my foster brother,Gene-

active duty during the Vietnam War,

my old schoolmate, Tom Babcock and

a friend I met blogging, Kurt Keys

and all the wonderful  people I work with

when I volunteer at the VA-

particularly 2 I volunteer with

on my shift- Rick & Dave!

And To All Our Soldiers-
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019



I am FINALLY getting
all the votes tallied.
I had one as late as 2 minutes ago
(thank you, Benita!)

Wow- So much fun & diversity.
So---here we go--
if there is shame attached to your name...

There's Barbara (wants NO ONE ELSE
in the garden with her-oh-wait-except for a landscape team because SHE DOESN'T LIKE GARDENING!), 
Cheri-(her GA weather is so hot she doesn't want any water to attract 'squitoes to her garden...and her flowers look at her-wilt & die (hmmm)
Debbi(minus her crystal ball) and afraid if Robert Redford washed her hair he might drop the pitcher and knock her out!)
Judy (thinks Robert Redford is HOT-garden or not)Tete, Nonnie/Connie, Lorrie-(stealing flowers from Garden#2 in the DEAD of the night-kinda makes you wonder who what else she has planted in her garden in the dead of night (bodybag involved?), Diane-(is also going to plant flowers), the other Connie,
Kathy, Vivian, Sugar, Janice and 
OUR DEAR RON-will provide cocktails at 5.

Cindy-(wants someone to PUSH HER up the steps), Jan, Laura-no water feature for her she is afraid of drowning, Betsy, Pam-(don't tie her to a rock(wonder when that happened to her as a child-HMMMM)
Susie-(mentioned Snakes & her husband in the same sentence and that's all I'm gonna say 'bout that)
Saimi-(NOT #7-too much gardening as a kid)
Gert-(might need help with the steps)
Doris-(will get her exercise on the steps but NO #7 kind of exercise-thank you very much), Denise, Noreen, Laurel, 
Kay (reminds her the gardens of England), HappyOne, Sandie, Carol, Dawn, Liz(here for the flowers) AND
bj(Sweet Nothings)...who wants Harrison Ford sitting on a bench with margaritas and a smile...I am assuming the way she said it that clothing is optional)--Hey I don't make this up!

Jill, Lisa-(with a morning cup of coffee)
Cecilia, (wants the garden to herself so will kill off the couple-my idea) 
 Laurie/HeavensWalk-she doesn't blog anymore but you can still her amazing gardens on her old posts)!
Missy-(whining because there is no gardener mentioned), bobbie says "get rid of the couple but keep the bench"(should team up with Cecilia to get rid of the couple-but Cecilia would probably do her in because she wants the garden all to herself), Lorraine (likes a flat yard), mxtodis (reminds her of the magical garden of her childhood).

 Cindy, Sally, Leena, Nellie (wants someone to make the garden for her), Martha-(really wants to be in #2-but is keeping it real), Phyllis (also wants to be in #2 but is afraid of falling down the steps-if you were at #2 bj would probably push you down the steps so she could be alone with Harrison Ford)-
Ann is here (only because #7 is too much work),
Linda/LaCarte, MA & Benita.

There is a small, sweet party going on here!
Rose (will add fish to keep the mosquitoes down),
Kate, Anonymous, Susan, Linda & Lisa.

Anonymous-Likes the house and we would like to know who YOU are so we can visit!
DJ-just gonna post what she said-
OK I have decided. I want the house #6 with the yard and garden #3. I want those people out of my yard!!!
But, Out of Africa can join me even though he (oops, I mean them) isn't included in the price. I'll pay whatever it takes. He makes me steamy even without the weather.  
Wow- DJ and bj are both pretty hot to trot!
Gay-confused me with a peach--too much wine---shhhhhh & 
Dear Vee-likes the open views.

Karen-(always wanted a garden-it's never too late),
Carla-(wants no veggies & all flowers), Linda/ItsyBitsy, Theresa-(reminds her of her childhood gardens), Terri, Carolyn, 
Rain(send her Robert Redford-says her hubby won't mind),
Henny Penny, Ellie(and her cat), John-(would like this one if he has help-volunteers?  Anyone-anyone-anyone?), Linda/LifeJournal, Debby-(says she is a weirdo---okay---), Jan, Nancy-(says she has a wandering eye-maybe she should throw her lot in with DJ & bj & Rain?) Jettie (and her dog-or two dogs-she's not fooling me), Jack & Sherry-(they will wave driving by in their motorhome), Louise, (Canadian Laurie not to be confused with other Lauries), Sandi & Jenn (who named every other garden before choosing this one).

Tom- In the landscaping/nursery business his whole life--no thanks-he wants to wander the backroads and beyond and take photos now~

Katie-Only wants the hair washing at the end.
Adam-Thought the "Let's Pick" was just kind of silly (he's right-the results get even sillier, don't they?)

So--there you have it!
I am sure I missed someone even though I checked it twice (including FB).
What do to you think?
Are the results getting 

Let me know~
Otherwise I will continue the silliness
on into the foreseeable future.
Have a wonderful rest of the week.
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