Oct 21, 2019
Something old, something new,
something borrowed, something blue
I know I should be doing this, that or the other thing, but it’s been a rough day…so, I’m sharing some photos with you.
Hope you enjoy!!
My mom drove that thing into the ground…she loved it! And I loved riding in it. She bought it in the early 1960’s and drove it into the mid to late 80’s, if I remember correctly. I remember being hit by a tractor trailer while driving down I-70 towards Baltimore to visit my grandparents. My mom knew we were about to get hit, and told me to get on the floor.
This was back in the day when kids didn’t have to be strapped in a car seat until they’re 9 years old. My sister was in a bucket baby carrier, strapped in, of course! This car only had two seat belts, one for the driver and one for the passenger, front seat. I was sitting in between my sister and my mom when she told me to get on the floor. We were hit by one tractor trailer, boxed in by three others.
Miraculously, we survived and so did the car! Witnesses said they could see daylight under all four tires. My mom, until they day she died said God had his hand on the car. They way it was described, we should’ve rolled and being in a convertible…things could’ve been a lot worse than they were.
Don’t get me wrong, I love Kalimba (my strange tuxedo cat)! But no cat will ever replace this one. He was a year older than me, died in 1995 (?). He was 19 years old! So, I grew up with him and he (and his mother) let me and my sister do things to them no other cat probably would. I cut his whiskers off once, dumped him and his mother in the pool, put Mr. Potato Head glasses on him (I have a photo!) and pushed him around in a baby stroller…and he sat there and took it…like a cat!
What else can I say? It’s funny and boy did he make a racket when landing! And taking off, as well.
It took us for ever to find this cemetery! When he got down on all fours and started cleaning the headstones, I just had to snap a picture! As you can imagine, it’s out in the middle of nowhere, in Pennsylvania. The curch and the cemetery sit on top a hill.
Yummy!! These are actually “soda” cakes. The recipe calls for a box of cake mix and a can of soda. I made these from scratch. (I haven’t touched cake mixes since I found out there are chemicals in the mix – added as a preservative, that is also used in yoga mats. Supposedly, the chemical is no longer added, but I don’t trust them. More on that at a later date) Anyway, mix all the dry ingredients together, stir in the soda (any soda – I used Mountain Dew for this batch) and bake according to the directions.
So, that’s about all I have for today! Hope you enjoyed!! Can you tell which is old? New? Borrowed? The blue is a give away…I think!
Tomorrow is going to be a better day!
Tomorrow is National Color Day (red? blue? yellow? green?), National Nut Day (I’m an acorn, small and round, lying on the cold, cold ground!), and national Make A Dog’s Day (Snoopy says hi!)!
“Happiness is not something your postpone for the future, it’s something you design for the present.”
~ Jim Rohn
Have a great rest of the day, where ever you may be!
Thanks for stopping by!
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