Sunday, August 20, 2017

 
Walking in the moonlight with Mom;
"I can see the great uncomplicated thing;
Isn't it nice to be old enough for glasses
 
We'd go walk around the block Mom and me
A little girl, about five I would guess
Maybe four or six, can't remember well
The Moon was bright, fuzzy as usual
Remember the night, last time for a bit
 
Then one evening we went again, us two
Moon was bright, I could see the sidewalk cracks
Next remembered looking up, sight to see!
"Mother, I can see the Man in the Moon!"
"Uncomplicated Things" doctors can fix  
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 - Photo and Poem Copyright © 2017, 2010, 2008 (photos) and 2017 (Poem) Jimmiehov, All Rights Reserved
 - Photo at top is a "Print Screen" copied from Kerry's post below   - Photo below the poem was published on my other blog in 2008 and 2010 
 - I'm linked with, at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads, Micro Poetry ~ Uncomplicated Things,  http://withrealtoads.blogspot.com/2017/08/micro-poetry-uncomplicated-things.html  - Kelly's instructions are, "This weekend, our frame of reference is "Uncomplicated Things" - from the second line of the poem, The Moon, by Leonard Cohen. "  Then build a short mini-poem around that line as inspiration, ten lines or less (I have ten lines).
 
- Notes:
 - - In a couple of places I purposely confused the correct form of pronouns (note especially for a certain daughter, then for my sister, and for other unnamed ladies, who are keepers of the straight)  - I have deleted a small amount of text, third line from Cohen's poem as it was unsuitable for some of my younger readers.
 - - The "Moon Jar" pictured above was made by pottery artist, Helen Garriott.  This jar and companion "Sun Jar" were of limited production, each one handcrafted. (previously posted in 2008 and 2010 in my other blog - link).  Helen Garriott (link) was the wife of Owen Garriott (link), Sky Lab Astronaut and is mother of Richard Garriott (link) who is a civilian who paid his own way to ride up the Space Lab. 
 - - While I was an aerospace engineer at NASA, I worked with Owen and had met Helen a few times in her pottery studio.  I also taught their daughter for a semester in a business class at the college but was not acquainted with Richard.  However I did hear personal reports from time to time about him.
 - - The cougar behind is a print by Charles Fracé, a nature painting artist. Mine is autographed by him, "To: Jim", and represents my college, The University of Houston, and its athletes, the Houston Cougars. Mrs. Jim gave me the picture after having it so nicely framed.
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Sunday, June 04, 2017

Berlin, Nevada, is a ghost town

Berlin, Nevada, is a ghost town
Public Domain (from Wikipedia)(Link or click on picture below)
 

Thursday, May 18, 2017

C r a z y S o c k s

Saturday, November 19, 2016

Christmas tree 2016?

Nature :
 
What's growing underneath this oak tree?
 
It's an unusual shape toad stool.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

KP Baptism Pictures

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KP and her first Sunday School teacher
She is in the second grade, this year Karen and Billy also teach.


KP's family came for the Baptism.  From left to right, Meme, Papa Jim (me), Mom (Karen), Dad (Billy), Uncle Randy, Aunt Jenny (Billy's sister and BIL), MoMa, Papa John, (Aunt Susie--Karen's sister--could not make it for baptism but did join us for lunch) 
and in the front row, our granddaughter, KP


KP with Linda, our Children's Director

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Thursday, September 01, 2016

#1 ~~ Texas watermelon

 
#1 ~~ Texas watermelon, 1/16 part at a time. 
  I.e. serves 16 at this size.  Yummy!!

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# 2 ~~ 1937 Ford Fordor advertisement

 
# 2 ~~ 1937 Ford Fordor advertisement
This car will get you into the Early Ford V8 Car Club

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# 3 ~~ This little rabbit was waiting

 
# 3 ~~ This little rabbit was waiting for us when we came home
It was between our house and our neighbors
I didn't let the horn honk when I locked the car 

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#4 ~~ Texas Toad Stool, found

 
#4 ~~ Texas Toad Stool, found
Was in our front yard under a tree

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#5 ~~ Smart Alek Owl

 
#5 ~~ Smart Alek Owl
So What?
Found at the edge of an on-line lesson outline,
"Poetry 020"
 
My Question:
Who put it there?
Answer:
We will never know
(note:  highlight the blank area above to read the answer)

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