Friday, May 31, 2019

Thrifting & A Day Off

I am taking the day off from visiting today, as we have a lot of things to do. I hope you all have a great Saturday. Here are a few odd things at a local thrift store.  Anyone going thrifting today?

“Waste your money and you're only out of money, but waste your time and you've lost a part of your life.”
 ~Michael Leboeuf

Thursday, May 30, 2019

A Dead Tree

The other day, we came upon a cemetery that was new to me. It had a lovely view. But what interested me was this tombstone that was made to look like a tree trunk.

“I am learning all the time. The tombstone will be my diploma.
Henry L. Doherty

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Spring Flowers

Here are some of the flowers downtown near the city building.

On the bricks surrounding the flowers, someone had drawn this.

“Winter is over; the winter rains are over, gone! Spring flowers are in blossom all over.”
Song Of Solomon 2

Tuesday, May 28, 2019


Meet Marty, the new robot at our grocery store. He scoots around all over the store, looking for things out of place and spills. Sometimes he will see you coming, and greet you at the door. He can turn on a dime. All of this tires him out, so he goes to bed at 9 P.M. Thoughts?

This is the sign he carries.

The woman just ahead of you at the supermarket checkout has all the delectable groceries you didn't even know they carried.
        ~Ann Landers

Monday, May 27, 2019

The Dimming Of Memorial Day 2019

The stars shall fade away, the sun himself
Grow dim with age, and Nature sink in years;
But thou shalt flourish in immortal youth,
Unhurt amid the war of elements,
The wreck of matter, and the crush of worlds.
~Joseph Addison

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Memorial Day 2019

“For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.”
  ~William Penn

Friday, May 24, 2019

The Babies

Robins built a nest right outside our living room window. They hatched and raised babies, and we had a front row seat! Unfortunately they were on the other side of double glass panes. I did my best to edit the pictures so they would show up better. So here is their journey!

I heard the sweet voice of a robin,
      High up in the maple tree,
      Joyously, singing his happy song
      To his feathered mate, in glee!...
If we could be like this tiny bird,
      Just living from day to day,
      Holding no bitterness in our hearts
      For those we meet on our way...

~Gertrude Tooley Buckingham

Thursday, May 23, 2019

The Heat

Our vet's big bulletin board always has timely and crafty things on it. Here is one to remember about your pets when it is very hot outside.

A closeup of the license plate.

The One on the Throne will pitch his tent there for them: no more hunger, no more thirst, no more scorching heat... And God will wipe every last tear from their eyes.”
Revelation 7

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Giant Potato Day!

Once a year, the giant potato stops here on it's tour of the states, and today was the day! It weighs over 12,000 pounds! No, it is not real. Since today was the last day of school, we took two of the girls and made a day of it!

They had a craft booth where you could make your own potato head.

Then we went inside to cool off and have ice-cream.

The jukebox was free to play!

Then we went back to feed the goats.

And finally to a large thrift store, where Anne Marie found a long summer jumper and Jazz got an Easy Bake Oven. As soon as we got home, I put my feet up!

“These hard times are small potatoes compared to the coming good times, the lavish celebration prepared for us. There’s far more here than meets the eye. The things we see now are here today, gone tomorrow. But the things we can’t see now will last forever.

2 Corinthians 4


 On the outskirts of town, we happened to pass this building. It used to be a gas station. But what a difference now! What was going on? One...