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Monday, July 29, 2019

Did you know?

Leviticus gives us the word  "scapegoat" which means a person who takes the blame for someone else. On Israel's annual day of repentance, known in Hebrew as Yom Kippur, the high priest lays his hands on a goat to symbolize the nations's sins being transferred to the sacrificial animal. The animal is then driven into the desert to die. Its departure represents the nation's sins leaving as well.

Many times we hear words being used only to be surprised at their origin.

Monday, July 22, 2019

A Sunday jaunt

Week before last hubby and I went to breakfast and then a little drive to White Tank Mountain Park.
We haven't gone there in over 20 years and was surprised at all the growth of houses and businesses on the drive there. It is located west-central Maricopa and encompasses 29,291 acres of desert and mountain landscape. Being it is the middle of July here I thought for sure we would have it all to ourselves but there were many parked cars and even some motorhomes! Here are some pictures...

Heading towards it...

Many picnic areas like this with a grill too.
The last time we were here we walked there and there was a little water fall and some guys were repelling.
And of course cactus....lots of cactus..

Not a  problem for this little dove....
and nice restrooms too. It all was well maintained.

Saturday, July 20, 2019


I recently read that if you have left over avocado slices you  should put the pit with them and they won't turn brown....

It works!! This was in the refrigerator over night.

Monday, July 15, 2019

The beginning

The picture of my Mom that I posted earlier is the reason for this setting ...

I had this little space next to our fireplace in the family room and I wanted to put the picture here so we went to a antique store looking for a small desk but low and behold this is what I found. It is called a side by side and it was a perfect fit plus it was built in 1918, the year my Mom was born! The picture to the right of the candle...
my Mom is the baby. Her parents immigrated here from Norway and homesteaded in Montana.

It is a beautiful piece and I have never regretted buying it.

Along with many old, old pictures I have these books that came from where my Mom went to school as a young girl...

and these old bookends keep them standing...

This is a traveling clock/radio and it folds up..
I took a liking to travel alarms and bought several old ones.

This picture is next to the one of my Mom as a baby and is of my husbands Dad's (first bottom left) family.

 A picture of me when I was around 2 or 3 yrs. old

Hubby's picture and yes he was already in love with guns...

The pictures inside on the top shelf are all grandparents of me and hubby and the glass set below was my parents and has a Z on them for their last name "Zettler)
Below these are these old soda glasses...

On the bottom shelf are these two old dishes
This is all metal and has a little pedestal, may be like a bread dish.
Metal and glass

On the shelf above the desk area are these glasses...
I bet some of you have seen these somewhere......

Friday, July 12, 2019


I was surprised at so many comments about my Dad's little truck because I have  lot of antiques from my parents and some I have bought.....

This is a picture of my Mom and she was horrified I loved it because her bloomers were showing Lol

Such beautiful detail on the frame.....

Monday, July 8, 2019

Did you know?

Three American Presidents died on the Fourth of July

The first was John Adams 1797-1801 He died of congestive heart failure.

The second was Thomas Jefferson who died in 1826 at 83 years old of natural causes.

The third was James Monroe who died of tuberculosis in 1831

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Fourth of July

Sailors forming the American flag at Naval Base Great Lakes in 1917 during WWI

Tuesday, July 2, 2019


This little metal truck belonged to my Dad when he was a little boy....