Sharing my world – Memorial Day edition

sywThis week Cee’s Photography Blog is asking 3 questions for Share Your World Challenge.

 

 

 

Here are her questions:

  • Every country in the world has lost men and women in some kind of Armed Forces.  When does your country celebrate or morn their deaths? 

In the United States we mourn the loss of our war heroes on Memorial Day which occurs in May. Unfortunately it has turned into, for the most part, a celebration of consumerism rather than a solemn day of remembrance.

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  • What is your favorite holiday or holidays?

My favorite holiday of the year is Thanksgiving. It’s all about food, family and tradition.

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  • How do you celebrate that holiday?

Going home for a huge meal of once-a-year-only foods! When I was a kid the family included grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and the proverbial ‘kid’s table’. Now it is considerably smaller but nonetheless wonderful. Grandmother’s recipes for pecan pie, sweet potato casserole, three bean salad, cornbread dressing, ambrosia, potato salad – my mouth waters at the thought of it!!! There is no shopping or football tradition for us – just food, family and after-dinner board games!!!100_1835

A to Z 2017 Collage Update

I was supposed to post this yesterday, but Saturday was just too impossibly beautiful to not get outside (especially with TS Bonnie on the way!) and enjoy it so,  here I am today! (For previous updates go HERE!)

I’ve been on vaca this past week so I hit my mom’s house and the library for some magazines to cut-up:036

Some of the letters are well on their way – predictably vowels:

 

Some letters are very slow getting started – predictably consonants that aren’t often used:

 

And before I can even begin to peruse my new magazines, I have these color letters to sort and glue!:041

No letter & glue stick count this week as I don’t have access to my spread sheet so I’ll include it with the update next weekend.  In the meantime, happy sorting and gluing!!!!    happy cat

Featured Artist: Katie Daisy

I found this new-to-me artist through another blogger, Little Lord Oscar Dandelion Books.

Her name is Katie Daisy and I love her artwork!! At then end of the post, I provide links so you can explore her work!!

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etsyfeaturedshop-katiedaisy-thewheatfield-prints-art-001 Katie Daisy website

The Wheatfield, Etsy Shop

Her new book – watch the trailer!

Sharing My World!

It’s time for Cee’s Share Your World syw

 

What is your favorite go to beverage?  Water, coffee, tea, coke, soda (non-alcoholic)

tab_sodaMy go-to drink is Tab – but it isn’t sold by many stores anymore- there’s only one Kroger in my area that sells it. They get it once every two weeks and only 6 six-packs. If I get there too late it’s all gone!

If I can’t get Tab, its Diet Pepsi!dietpepsiiii09082011

Can you change a car tire?

flat-tireBefore I got my driver’s license, my father taught me how tochange a tire but the one and only time I had a flat tire I enlisted a stranger to change it for me (I paid him $5 for it). Now I have AAA so I wouldn’t even bother trying now (unless extreme circumstances required it.)cars37

Are you a listener or talker?

active_listeningAbout 95% of the time I’m a listener. On rare occasions I can run on at the mouth for a little while. AL-Comic-PNG

 

Would you rather have no internet or no cell phone?

CrashTestDummy-2-8544bSince I’ve become a rabid blogger, I’d rather be without a cell phone than the internet! But then, I’ve always been able to do without a phone of any kind.No_Cell_Phones_Allowed_clip_art_hight