Together forever

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Gum ball machines have been around since the early 1900’s.  With a penny from your pocket, and a steady hand to avoid a machine jam the prize is a sweet treat.

The first bite releases the flavor, then a slow moment of chewing, inhaling and exhaling is necessary to blow the biggest bubble possible.

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As you fixate on the big pink ball between your eyes you try so hard to keep it inflated…..then your next breath takes it down…Pop!!!!

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Stay focused……deep breaths

Keep chewing and try again because if you swallow that gum it will stick to your ribs……

 

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Wishy washy

 

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High tide
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Treasure hunt

 

It may not be pirate’s gold but this treasure hunter is happy.  Uncluttered young minds “go with the flow” of a high and low tide.  With all the oxygen rich nutrients that the ocean brings, maybe I’ll head to the beach,  jump right in, and wash my worries away.

Photos were taken at Hunting Island Beach, South Carolina before Hurricane Matthew leveled it and later flooded by Hurricane Irma.

The beach and campground have now reopened

Please visit: https://the59club.blog/2017/10/15/hunting-island-s-carolina-1875-lighthouse/

 

 

Ease through Friday the 13th

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Being superstitious at times can be a good thing. My grandmother lived healthy  to on old age, and along with the usual acts of not walking under ladders and staying out of the path of black cats, she kept her own “do not do” list.  For all of you that move cautiously today you may as well jot these down:

  • On Friday the 13th do not make a major purchase or a life changing decision, you will never be happy with it
  • Do not put new shoes on the table because they will never fit right
  • Never sneeze before breakfast because the devil will be with you all day
  • Never wash your blankets in May, because you will wash someone away
  • Never buy a broom in May, because you will sweep someone away
  • If you are not in the mood for company do not drop a dish towel, visitors will come
  • Do not sit at a dinner table with thirteen people because one will die within the year
  • Do not move into a house that the numbers add up to thirteen, not unless you plan to move again real soonI
  • f you are expecting a baby, do not look at monkeys on the tv or at the zoo, your child will not behave
  • Do not carry a shovel through the house, or you will be digging a grave soon
  •  The foot of your bed should not face the doorway, unless you plan to move soon
  • When visitors leave your home make sure they leave through the same door they entered, if not they’ll be right back
  • Do not take an old broom to a new house, you will not be able to make a fresh start

If by chance you happen to slip up and act on one of these, there’s no need to panic!!!  Just rearrange the furniture in your house…that’s it..if you change your furniture you change your luck and all is good.  If a friend gets themselves caught up in the “do not do” list…no problem…just take some broken dishes and set them on their doorstep, and all is well again.

After finishing  my breakfast cereal “Lucky charms” of course,  off to work I go…have a great day 🙂

Christmas gift splurge……

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Trying to shop for the perfect gift at Christmas for my husband is more difficult for me than  the “Secret Santa” game.   This year since we are now “empty nesters” I decided to get really extravagant.  Since he does not care for caviar, Brazilian coffee or gourmet cheese from southern Italy it took some thought.  Easy enough,  I shopped at local homemade soap boutique and splurged on a  $60.00 per pound  bar of Lemongrass scented soap that weighed in at 1/4 pound ($15.00)   I carried on and filled the gift bag with cotton candy bath bombs, eucalyptus foot cream, spearmint lip balm, and still had change left over from my $100 budget..

I tried my best and failed at extravagance, but I bet I have the best smelling husband at the New Years Eve celebration….Happy New Year y’all from Savannah, Georgia USA🎉

 

 

 

Snow thankful ⛄️

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I have a snow story  to share with all of you.  I moved away from my home in Buffalo, New York  many years ago.  My Mom and Dad would visit me in Savannah Georgia in the winter and I would visit them in New York  during the summer, all of us chasing after the perfect 70 degree weather.

I changed the routine up a bit one  February when my  Dad called and asked to speak with my youngest son.  This was not out of the ordinary  for him to call during football season since they always talked about their favorite team “The Buffalo Bills”, but the season was over.

My curiosity over this Sunday night called came to an end when my youngest
son looked over to me and said ” Grandpa wants us to come up this week because they have a lot of snow”.  I jumped into the conversation and my Dad said ” the kids have to get to know snow”.

Two days later along with my two sons I was on a windy cold flight to Buffalo.  The landing was so turbulent the passengers applauded the flight crew when we parked at the gate of the terminal.

My Dad was in his usual waiting area with hands full of coats, scarves, gloves and boots that my sisters gathered up for all of us to wear.
Dad and the boys had a great week sledding, ice fishing, skating and fun things kids do in the snow. I stayed inside with my feet on the floor registers trying to stay warm.
My Dad passed away soon after this visit but I’ve never really felt like he left us because there are so many memories like this one.
When I see  snow photos I can’t help to think that even when the snow melts the “snow prints” will leave big impressions.

Happy Thanksgiving friends……eat more than one piece of pie