Friday, January 31, 2014

DID YOU KNOW: On this date

Did you know. . .
On this day in 1876, the government declared that the Sioux must return to the reservation or be considered hostiles.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Parties with Personality (A Kathi Post)

I found this booklet, How to Plan and Give Parties with Personality, in with some cookbooks that I got at a garage sale once upon a time. 

It's from 1953, published by Thos. D. Richarson Co., the company who made those little pillow mints that were popular in the 1950's and 1960's. Every little wedding shower, baby shower, or anything back then had nuts and these mints. Do you remember them?

I remember thinking, when I was a kid, that I would surely grow up to be at parties like this, dressed like this, with Frank Sinatra songs playing in the background.

Never. Not even close.

This booklet was fun to look at, but it's weird to think that anyone ever really used the information in it or took it seriously.

But those were some tasty mints!

Monday, January 27, 2014

Quote of the Week: 1/27/2014

"If a dog will not come to you after having looked you in the face, you should go home and examine your conscience."

--Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States

Thursday, January 23, 2014


Okay, fellas, how many of you were Cub Scouts when you were a kid? I was back in the 1960's. Do you remember any of the songs you used to sing? (Keep it clean now!) Do any of you remember singing Cub Scouting We Will Go to the tune of Jingle Bells?

"Cub scouting we will go
To a den where we can play:
Sunshine, rain or snow,
Happy on our way.
As buddies we will greet
Faces gleaming bright:
What fun it is when we can meet
And do the things we like!

Cub Scout days!
Cub Scout days!
Dear old Cub Scout days!
O what fun for everyone
In a den where we can play, O
   (Repeat chorus)

Nothing like a bunch of young guys whose voices have not changed yet singing this song and the poor den mother covering her ears. I'm surprised that we didn't bust a window or two with our caterwauling. But, it was fun.

Now, I hope this does not get stuck in your head. It has in mine. It is starting to make me a bit loopy.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Quote of the Week: 1/20/2013

“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”
-- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014


On this date, in 1891, Kicking Bear (Oglala Lakota) surrendered, ending "The Ghost Dance War."

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


I'm getting over this last cold. It seems that as I get older, when I catch a cold. It is worse than the last one I had. Catching a cold sucks. So does getting older. Oh well, Life moves on.

Monday, January 13, 2014


"No bird soars too high if he soars with his own wings."

William Blake English poet

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Jim is sick and a gratuitious doggie picture (A Kathi Post)

Well, Jim isn't feeling so good. He's got a cold. But, nothing a little lying around drinking cocoa won't fix, I hope.

In the meantime, here's a picture of our dog, Nugget. He loves to round his toys up so that they are all around him. He usually steals my Golden Retriever slippers and uses them as pillows, but it's been so cold that I've been using them on my feet (the nerve!)

So, he curls up with whatever toy is handy. Jim says, "Hey."

Monday, January 6, 2014

Quote of the Week: 1-6-2014

"Do not turn back when you are just at the goal."
Publilius Syrus, Latin writer of maxims