Friday, July 31, 2015

Friday Funnies

Christmas in July (even if the final day of the month) . . .

And for those counting down, there's less than 150 days left until Christmas 2015.
And the Hallmark store in the local mall is (more than) ready. If you must really know how many more days until the celebration or want to get your shopping started (or done), here's where you can get an exact countdown.
Enjoy your weekend, Everyone

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Well Shut My Mouth!!!!

As the Hero of New Jersey, The Boss, Bruce Springsteen, tells us, I was "born in the USA". Now I've always believed that USA meant United States of AMERICA. That meant that since I was born in the USA, I was an AMERICAN. BUT it seems I was wrong all this time. Now, I have never been one to claim political correctness in my thoughts or words. Today I've learned that calling myself an AMERICAN, is problematic according to the “Bias-Free Language Guide” used by the University of New HampshireThe guide recommends against the term because it 
“assumes the U.S. is the only country inside the continents of North and South America".

As Steve Martin, and now "The Donald" would say, EXCUSE ME!!!!! As far as know, in North America, the residents of the USA are the only ones to identify, label, and call themselves "AMERICANS". And may I say we do it PROUDLY. Im sure our Canadian readers will verify this. 

AND as far as I know no citizens of any of the countries Central America call themselves "AMERICANS". Mexicans, Guatemalans, Salvadorians and such yes. But not AMERICANS. The same also goes folks that live in South American countries. Brazilians, Chileans, Columbians and so on. But not AMERICANS. All of these folks seem to be happy to be identified with the country they live in.

This leads me to question the intelligence and reality level of the "Tax Funded" educators who seem to be so 'geographically challenged' (I hope that is the politically correct term for over educated buffoons who have nothing better to do then waste our tax dollars on this rubbish) at UNH.

BUT WAIT!!!!!! THERE IS MORE!!!!!! Because using the term AMERICAN is not all that they find problematic. Oh No.... there is so much more.

Other “problematic” words on the taxpayer-funded school’s lengthy list include “mothering,” “fathering,” “healthy,” “homosexual,” “rich,” “poor” and “senior citizen,” notes Campus Reform
To get re-educated about these problematic words, click on the link above for Campus Reform.

And even more go to

Grenville, A Proud AMERICAN����

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Blooming VA

In the past few months, we've had some colorful blooms at The Frog & PenguINN, our VA eastern shore home.
These yard blooms are watched over the the ever-present Welcome frogs.  Don't let their 
dour expressions put you off as they are really quite friendly (and very quiet too).

After moving to VA from our native NJ, we had a very large vegetable garden in our backyard. There were 5 beds (each 12 feet wide x 50 feet long). Several years later, we went to a much smaller space as seen in this photo. We have NO veggie garden now and go to seasonal farmer's markets weekly to stock up on local produce.

The nearly all perennials in the backyard now require far less maintenance than the former veggie gardens.

Do you have any veggies or flowers in your gardens ?

Friday, July 24, 2015

Friday Funnies

Recently, a fellow blogger asked where we come up with images shown in the Friday Funnies posts.The answer is simple: we just look around and are constantly surprised and very amused by what we always seem to find. 

For example, we found this caution warning at an area mall this week.

Where was that bag? It behind this cart.

Just keep looking for the funny (sometimes) ridiculous side — it's all around (guaranteed). This one was spotted by Grenville, who always looks for the fun side of life.

Enjoy your weekend, Everyone.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Ellie's Celebration

BIG Thanks to Everyone for all your Happy Birthday wishes for granddaughter Ellie. While she is too young to read the post comments, we did share the post photo with her — and she liked it too.

Here's the Birthday Girl posing in her new dress and, of course, wearing her royal headwear.

A gift sent from Aunt Coleen was the first one opened before the party started. (Can you tell that My Little Pony was the birthday cake theme?)

Ellie was a very excited birthday girl when the birthday candles were being lit. and then afterwards sampling one of the cupcake decorations.

Of course, gift opening is always the best part of a birthday party (don't you remember?)  

Dad, mom and brother Bobby plus lots of friends and family were all there to help with and/or watch the gift opening. 

This was a dual celebration as Grandpa Grenville celebrated his special day last week.

We all had a great time celebrating with Ellie and are looking forward to #5 next year.

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Ellie is 4

This is granddaughter Ellie's Special Day — we're celebrating later today.

Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday Funnies

Just wondering . . .

Why would someone change their baby — and into what?

Enjoy your weekend, Everyone.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Birthday Treat(s)

Yes, Grenville/Pat celebrated his birthday celebrated with ice cream (twice) yesterday.
Thanks to everyone for the well wishes. 
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Wednesday, July 15, 2015

HB Grenville

Yes, it's that special day . . .
Birthday wishes to my love, partner and (most importantly) best friend — Patrick (aka Grenville). 

Yes, ice cream is definitely on the dessert menu today.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Romance.... is where you find it

Yes folks, as that renowned singing group, The Troggs, once told us, "Love is all around us...."  But these days it seems like it's harder and harder to find. On our Canada trip we happened to stumble upon some. One of our unscheduled stops was to Tiffany Falls. These falls are located just outside of the Town of Ancaster. (No i didn't leave out the L). They are part of the Ontario Escarpment, a tectonic uplift, that gave us the spectacular Niagara Falls.

Tiffany Falls, Ancaster, Canada
We have no idea who these folks are nor what they were doing. I assume this was part of a wedding album as they also had two professional photographers in tow. Since it was happening right before my eyes i decided get some great shots.

The look in his eyes really said it all. BUT watching her struggle in that long gown to get out on that log they are standing on was the true act of LOVE. Oh yes, neither of them fell in.

I leave you with a wonderful thought from singer Jackie Deshannon.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love.  
It's the only thing that there's just too little of
What the world needs now is love, sweet love 
No, not just for some but for everyone
Hope you all have a wonderful Day.
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