Archive | November, 2019

Halloween 2019

15 Nov

Charleston Great-grandkids. Butch was Spider Man, and Sweet Girl was – well, she’s her mother’s daughter. Five, going on twenty-five.

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Buckingham Palace

7 Nov

Our local library sponsored a Visit to Buckingham Palace this afternoon, and it was very interesting.

They had some sort of “Viewmaster” things they passed out to each of us, while the librarian changed the slides from her desk. We had a three-dimensional tour of several rooms – eight, I think – and if you turned your head this way or that you could look all the way around the room, as well as looking up at the ceiling and down at the rugs.  The really funny thing was if someone else couldn’t find what you saw, you would point in the direction of the object, as if you were actually in the room.

Since I seldom pass up a chance to get gussied up, I put on a nice dress and grabbed one of my biggest hats. If I’m going to tea with the queen, I’m not going to show up in jeans and a T-shirt! I was the only one there who wasn’t in jeans and a T-shirt! That’s alright. I was happy to sip my tea (in a Styrofoam cup!) and nibble my “biscuits”.


Election Day Tomorrow

4 Nov

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I’ll Take That!

3 Nov

Eldest Daughter called the other day to tell us about taking her grandchildren, Sweet Girl and Butch, out to Trick or Treat.  They live in Charleston, SC, where it is still warm enough in the evenings for the grownups to be out on the porch or patio watching the kids parade up and down the streets. A good number of them will have what amounts to Tailgate Parties, with all the trimmings, while they pass out candies.

One woman waved them up closer, exclaimed over their costumes, and offered them a bowl of treats, telling them to “take what they liked”. Butch’s eyes lit up, and he exclaimed, “Oh, I do like that!”. He reached around her and grabbed a hotdog off the grill, stuffed most of into his mouth, and called out, “Oh! Thank you” as he turned to join his sister.