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Monday, March 28, 2016

I have decided to do the A-Z challenge this year and my theme will be.................."Recipes"

Not just any recipes but those from my very own cookbook so they will be simple and practical and maybe some you might like to give a try. There may be one or two that I take from the internet because I do not have one that will match the current letter but I will note that if it happens and it will be one that I think I would like to try.

There will be a new post everyday in the month of April with the exception of Sundays.
There is still time if you would like to join in just click here and start creating!

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Grandma's Apron

I loved this article and hope you enjoy it as well.


The principle use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath, but along with that, it served as a holder for removing hot pans from the oven.
It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.

From the chicken-coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids. And when the weather was cold, grandma wrapped it around her arms. Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow, bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron. From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables. After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls. In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.

When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that "old-time apron" that served so many purposes.

Tuesday, March 22, 2016

45 miles for breakfast

Well, you could mark it up to boredom but indulgence might be a better fit but at any rate last Saturday hubby and I drove 45 miles to Rock Springs for breakfast. This place is in the middle of no where and yet we had a 15 minute wait to be seated so I took some pictures while I waited. Next door is their bar and I found these there.


In the restaurant  the ceiling is made of copper so they have these copper post card for sale..

They are most famous for their homemade pies and have these little mini pies for those who want just a little bit....
Here is all the pies they had the day we were there
and aren't these little hot sauce bottles cute
some like it hot!

Yes, it all started as a stagecoach stop in 1918. There is indeed a little running spring and that is a commodity in Arizona! Hubby and I shared a small breakfast so we could indulge in a slice of the JD Pecan hmmmmmmmmmmm good.

A little water and a gift for making pies is the story here and worth the drive.


Saturday, March 12, 2016

Our Statue of Liberty

Statue of Liberty 7.jpg
LocationLiberty Island
Manhattan, New York City,
New York,[1] United States
Coordinates40°41′21″N 74°2′40″W / 40.68917°N 74.04444°W / 40.68917; -74.04444Coordinates: 40°41′21″N 74°2′40″W / 40.68917°N 74.04444°W / 40.68917; -74.04444
  • Base to torch: 151 feet 1 inch (46 meters)
  • Ground to torch: 305 feet 1 inch (93 meters)
DedicatedOctober 28, 1886
Restored1938, 1984–1986, 2011–2012
Frédéric Auguste Bartholdi

A gift to us from France Bartholdi who was inspired by French law professor and politician Édouard René de Laboulaye, who is said to have commented in 1865 that any monument raised to American independence would properly be a joint project of the French and American peoples. He may have been minded to honor the Union victory in the American Civil War and the end of slavery.
Laboulaye proposed that a gift be built for the United States on behalf of France. Laboulaye hoped that by calling attention to the recent achievements of the United States, the French people would be inspired to call for their own democracy in the face of a repressive monarchy.
Due to the post-war instability in France, work on the statue did not commence until the early 1870s. In 1875, Laboulaye proposed that the French finance the statue and the Americans provide the site and build the pedestal. Bartholdi completed the head and the torch-bearing arm before the statue was fully designed, and these pieces were exhibited for publicity at international expositions.

Here are some pictures of it being built...
Arriving at New York Harbor, Bartholdi focused on Bedloe's Island as a site for the statue, struck by the fact that vessels arriving in New York had to sail past it. He was delighted to learn that the island was owned by the United States government
The building of the pedestal as agreed upon
The book she carries is a tablet (evoking the law) upon which is inscribed the date of the American Declaration of Independence, July 4, 1776.
 A broken chain lies at her feet.
The statue has been restored three times, this is a picture of Nancy Regan in the red at the re-opening of the statue in 1986 
I have had the privilege of seeing it like this
 but it stands at its best from out at sea......
My Dad sailed by her while being shipped out for World War II and said he didn't think he would ever see it again but here he is coming home on the Queen Mary!! What a wonderful sight it must have been.

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Whats new?

Hubby is still recovering. He caught a bug in the hospital so had to also go on antibiotics.

He received this edible bouquet and it was delicious!! Such a great gift.
I was on my way to get his medicine and......
Yep, got rear ended. Fortunately no one was hurt and the car still runs.
This picture helped me feel better about it all:)
Never complain others have it worse.
 I am thrilled with this little washcloth I knitted

Only 1.15 oz of peaches and cream yarn and wouldn't they be cute little gifts?
Here is the pattern if you are interested
For Christmas our kids gave us tickets to the PBR pro bull riding being held at the Talking Stick resort and tonight is the night.
Oh my gosh! As I said this was a gift from our kids and it said it was being held at the Talking Stick resort arena. Talking Stick resort is a casino/hotel and we have been there and assumed that they had added a arena and I went to find this picture to post and it is not at the resort but at a arena that has been re-named talking stick resort arena!!! It is no where near the casino/resort where I also made a hotel reservation but it is in downtown Phoenix!! Well, it's a good thing I am determined because we are going no matter what!!!
Grateful I was posting and found out before it was too late:)