Category Archives: 55 Things

55 Things #40 – Outside My Window

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It was this post in 2016 when I first wrote about being visited by a cardinal. Since then we have a pair of cardinals who regularly visit our court yard. I see them often during fall, winter and spring but then they tend to disappear in the summer. This guy, who visited today, looks young so perhaps he is their offspring. I am looking forward to seeing more of him.

Thanks for visiting. 🙂

55 Things# 39 – Riding Shotgun

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Look who’s riding shotgun.

According to Wikipedia the term “riding shotgun was used to describe the guard who rode alongside a stagecoach driver, ready to use his shotgun to ward off bandits or hostile Native Americans. In modern use, it refers to the practice of sitting alongside the driver in a moving vehicle.”

In the old west having a Ranger ride shotgun was probably a good thing. I’m not so sure it is today. 🙂

55 Things # 38 -Sisters

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The best gift my parents ever gave me is my sisters. I am blessed to have three sisters.

If you have been following my blog you know that, like my parents, I have four daughters.

A while back one of my sister’s emailed me this video and as I watched it I was reminded of my own sisters. Even though we don’t sing or dance the words in the words of the song say it all. It also reminded me of my daughters . 🙂

I hope you enjoy it.

55 Things # 37 – Congratulations Abbey

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A couple of weeks ago I received a message from my sister telling me that the book our cousin Abbey had illustrated was now available on amazon. I am so excited for Abbey.

Some of you may remember Abbey, and her art work, from this post in May of 2019 when we spent the day together at a craft sale. It was that day at the craft sale that Jeffery Schoenherr, a local man, approached Abbey about illustrating his next book.

Due to corona virus restrictions I haven’t seen Abbey since January and was unaware of how the book was progressing. When I received the message from my sister I thought about blogging about it but I decided to wait until I had seen the book in person. That happened this past weekend.

The book, Smitty’s Great Escape, is a simple, delightful tale about “Grandpa” and his dog Smitty.

This cute story, with full-page, color illustrations, that bring the story to life, would be perfect for reading to preschool age children or for children who are learning to read.

To be honest, I personally found the story and the illustrations both enjoyable and relatable. As a dog lover it seems there is always a cute story to tell about or furry friends.

For anyone who might be interested in purchasing a copy of Smitty’s Great Escape it can be found at the amazon link above.

To Abbey I say Congratulations and Attagirl on this wonderful accomplishment.