Saturday, February 25, 2017


She was told that Grampy had passed away. She knew that meant that he had died, though she didn’t really understand.

They said Grampy died because of his enlarged heart. But, that couldn’t be right.
How could Grampy’s gigantic heart be to blame?

Story: McGuffy Ann Morris

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Friendly Fill-ins: Week 42

Welcome to "Friendly Fill-Ins: Week 42"!  You can find the fill-ins here and at each Thursday. The first two fill-ins are provided by my co-host, Ellen. The final two statements are offered by myself. We have posted a linky list so we can all share the completed fill-ins.

I hope you are enjoying the nice weather. We certainly have been, but now are expecting a bit of snow. Yesterday, I noticed the wild day lilies are actually coming up! I do not recall that ever happening here in February. Winter’s time is growing short, though.

I may be slow getting around this weekend, but I will be there! Bill is home early this weekend and has a chore list for us to accomplish. Thanks for your patience. I am sure we can find some fun in the weekend, too. 

I hope you enjoy your weekend! We thank you for joining us for Friendly Fill-Ins each week. Your participation has made this a great weekly event for us, and we hope everyone else, too. Please remember to continue to visit everyone on the list.

This week’s questions were challenging for me! I am never prepared with answers; that is no fun. So, here are my completed fill-ins:

1. I wish altruism would come back in style. I distinctly remember when this was taught and encouraged by both word and example. It was just the right way to live and be. “Be nice” was the mantra of a kinder, gentler world

2. I always have too much “stuff” in my purse. In all honesty, I always have my wallet, cell phone, and an inhaler, but also plenty of tissue, Chapstick, mints, White-Out, a tape measure, pens, pencils, paper, a nail kit, a small tool kit, a comb, hand gel, lotion, a second set of keys, a book…and more “stuff”. If Bill is around, I end up with his stuff, too! That includes: his wallet, keys, guitar picks, his watch, his lists, and inevitably some kind of hardware!

3. I think that I am truly becoming comfortable with myself as I get older. I know what and who is important. I am not concerned with what is acceptable to others. I do not believe in politically correct, but rather, morally correct. I trust myself to know what is right, but I will admit when I am wrong.

4. Malice is a pet peeve of mine. I cannot understand how or why people can be mean. Kindness seems so much easier for everyone to live with. It is its own reward. The more kindness you put in the world, the more the world spreads it around for all to enjoy!

~Trust your instincts!~

Now, it's your turn. Please link up with us here. Or, you can answer in the comments.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Fill-in Statements: Week 42

The Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Each Thursday, Ellen of 15andmeowing provides the first two statements and I suggest the latter two statements. We try to make the fill-ins fun to answer and to share. On Friday, the linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM. Please come back, link up, and share your thoughts! Everyone is welcome!

Here are this week's statements with the blanks:

Week 42: February 24, 2017

1. I wish _____________________________ would come back in style. 

2. I always have _____________________ in my purse (or wallet for men).

3. I think that I                                     .

4.                                     is a pet peeve of mine.

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Hey, Teddy!

George heard there is a new striped guy in Town!

He says, "Welcome, Teddy!"

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Saturday, February 18, 2017


The birds now sashay,
each one after another.
Nature takes its course.

Haiku #330: McGuffy Ann Morris
(Image source unknown)

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