Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday Randoms

Someone always has to get in the photo.......

I always love to see a candid moment during the nightly news.  

When Jimmy Fallon and the voice of Olaf get together, it makes for good times.  

Some amazing sports photos, with all the pain and glory, are right here.  

Leaving you with one of my favorite Billy Joel songs.  Have a great weekend!!  

Linking up with Tanya today!  

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Wow, it's Thursday again....already.  So many things here to be thankful for, so let's talk about work.  My 2nd grade class had a great field trip to a nature center and, to top it off, lunch at the university dining facility.  This was like heaven to my students.  So many choices and an ice cream machine, I thought they would never finish eating.  Thankful for students who help each other and practice kindness.  No, they are not perfect, but it happens more often than it did at the beginning of the year.  Finally, my coworkers who are pressing me to keep going.  We keep each other going at crazy times and sometimes that's all you need.   

What are you thankful for today?  
Shout it out!  

It's a Small Town Life

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The Wart Charmer

Recently my great aunt passed away.  In her early nineties, she lived a full and productive life.  The sister of my grandfather, I remember visits with her as a child and even more so as an adult.  She was outspoken and quite political.  She had a quick wit and loved Little Debbie cakes.  

She was also a wart charmer.  

This wasn't something that I knew about her, until a few years ago.  My father let it slip during conversation and then seemed surprised that I didn't know.  How would I know?  That isn't something that just comes up in regular conversation.  He told me that she had removed warts for him, as a boy.  She held the affected area and asked him if he believed.  After saying he did, there was no more to it.  No prayers, incantations, or bible verses.  His wart went away, shortly thereafter.  

She died without any children and I have to admit that I wonder if she passed her skill forward to another family member. Warts can also be bought and conjured, along with other types of healing.    This type of folklore/magic/cure interests me more as I continue to delve into Appalachian culture.  Here is an article of interest with information on cures and conjuring from The Irish Times.  Just the place where so many of Appalachian traditions originated.  

Do you have any wart charmers, conjurers, or healers in your family?  

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunflowers in my Future

Spring is truly here as our local drive-in theater is now in operation, for the season.  However, the wood stove is cranking and beef stew is on the menu for today, because it is cold!  

Warm again tomorrow, such is spring in Kentucky.  

Sharing an oldie from the archives this morning.  Hoping for sunflowers this summer.  Such a joyous flower.  

Linking up with The Barn Collective today. 

Friday, April 21, 2017

Friday Randoms

It's that time of year again.  Iris flowers are everywhere.  

I just don't know about the new Unicorn Frappuccino from Starbucks.  I enjoy their coffee every now and again, but seriously coffee should not come in rainbow colors.  

Parenthood, right here, in real words.  Enjoy

Who knew that a town in my great state will be the best place to view the solar eclipse this year?  

Sending you off into the weekend with some Jefferson Starship.  

Linking up with Tanya today.  Have a great one!  

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Can I just say that today I am thankful it is Thursday?  At the end of the school year things get so busy that it is often overwhelming, to say the least.  With seventeen school days left we have two field trips, one science day, one theater day, field day, and some instruction that I have to squeeze in there, somewhere.  

Wish me luck!  

What are you thankful for today?  Let me know!  

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Trillium Tuesday

"The best preparation for tomorrow is doing your best today."  

H. Jackson Brown, Jr.  

Make today a good one.