Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Funny Words

Let's have some chuckles! Periodically, my kids and I come up with funny names which sends me into peals of laughter.

I guess the ones I remember most are those from the American Indians. As I mentioned in a former post, I stayed at Chincoteaque Island. I saw that Susan mentioned the Tallahatchie that had to be from the same source. And, how about Tallahasse? There's Mannahawkin, N.J. & Forked River. Forked is 2 syables.

At one time, we lived in Houston County in Georgia but it was pronounced
"House-ton". I went to school with a girl with the last name of Buggy but it was pointed out to me that it was Buuggie. OMG, let's not do names...:-)! Oh, let's!
Grandpop worked with a guy by the name of Sugarbread and we had neighbors whose name was Rowbottom - either English or Indian, wouldn't you say? Isn't this the time, Bill brings up Orangejello & Lemonjello pronounced very different than spelled. And, Dad worked with a Glasscock, a Woodcock & a John Moneypenny. So, put your funny thinking caps on laugh a little!

Saturday, September 24, 2011

And Then I Went Shopping...

Started with looking for a card table & chairs. Got them through a site called Noticed Bonnie used this site too. Next, I needed make-up so went right to the Clinque page. Got it. You have to realize it's a rainy day and I hate to shop in the rain. Finally, the rain stopped so took my butt to my fav furniture store in Sttratford to look for a console table. I had moved the bookcase out of the hall into the middle room so had space for something small between the windows. Found a small table with mirror above it. I was telling the owner that after I croaked, stuff will still be coming in. What is wrong with me? Shouldn't I be contend to rock my life away?

This Saturday, Barbara & I along with Ira (the paint guy) are going to the Forsythe National Wildlife Refuge in Oceanville, N.J. which is near Smithville. They have tours on Saturday mornings (2 hours) so will get to see all kinds of birds. They have identified 290 species. Should be fun & different.

Otherwise, I'm doing my Saturday thing: cleaning out drawers, eating & reading.

Friday, September 16, 2011

Why did I buy that?

Sometimes, when we're away we find ourselves buying a souvenir and not thinking what we will possibly do with it at home. Things I have bought: An antique mantel clock, Hummels, china, crystal, an antique sewing machine, coffee cups, tee shirts, hair piece, beer steins, pictures & costume jewelry.

Things I have found use for: Tee shirts, coffee mugs, jewelry.

Things that are just sitting there: clock, Hummels, china, crystal, beer steins, pictures & non-working sewing machine

Things that are long gone: Hair piece.

Most of the stuff I bought in Germany. In the 60s, it was fashionable to wear wigs & hair pieces. So?

I'm wondering just what my children will do with this stuff. Certainly, they are more practical than I am Have a yard sale?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Chincoteague & Assateague Islands

I haven't been blogging as the site refuses to publish my blogs. I have two more in Drafts. Well, we'll see!

With my friend Barbara driving, we went to Chincoteague & Assateague islands in Virginia on a Road Scholar trip. It took us about four hours along a state highway hugging the coast. We used her GPS and maps. Interesting the GPS didn't recognize a new bridge to the island and kept telling us we should turn around as we were approaching water & showed it. For the uniformed, Assateague is a barrier island. stretching from Virginia through Maryland on the Atlantic Coast. It is also home to a herd of wild ponies which are owned by the Chincoteague Fire Department, who care for them by providing medical attention twice a year. They cull them in July by bringing/swimming the young foals across the bay to Chincoteague and auction them off (starting around $1500). These monies are used for the town & schools. The firemen are called "Salt Water Cowboys."

A little local history: Virginia was Confederate during the Civil War but because, Chincoteague had been trading with the North, they decided to remain with the Union.

All in all, it was very interesting to learn something completely different. There were twenty-eight people in the group coming from New York, PA, VA, SC, NC & NJ. Now, let's see if this will publish. If not, I will definitely call my computer guy.