Saturday, January 18, 2020

Smacksy Saturday Photo: January

Raindrops and Sun

April 15, 1944

April 15, 1944

Hello Puss,
You won't hear Sweet Slumber over the radio I don't think for it is not too popular - I just heard it over the PA system on the boat coming over here. They might have a record of it at the music store.

Had some British candy a few days ago and saved the wrapper to send along with a farthing. The farthing is somewhat rare, at least it is rarely used. Worth about half of a cent and make excellent poker chips. Plan to do a bit of going in the country today for it is such a nice day. In the spring, in Oklahoma, I used to go out on Saturday early in the morning and soak up the sun for about three hours. This is one of those kinds of days.

Tell mother and dad hello for me and give Sandra a hug. And Puss, to you all my love with kisses and a bear hug.


Ted has a relationship going with this throw pillow. I think they're in love.

Two Days a Week

When it's too cold to watch practice, I sit in the car. This is my glamorous view.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Thursday, January 9, 2020

April 14, 1944

My grandmother, Melva. AKA Sugar Puss

Hello Puss,
I haven't been to London yet but I've visited several places of interest. One of these places was the moors. You have heard of them quite often I know for they have always said that they were so beautiful. They didn't exaggerate any either. The heather which is grass that grows on the moors is very thick and when you walk on it you think it is nothing more than a carpet with a nap of about four inches. The ground is almost always wet so it isn't so nice but to look and walk on it is something. All the fences here are stone and when you look at a mountainside you see green fields cut by brown lines which are the fences. Only a few places where there are forests do you ever see any underbrush of any kind. But I miss the sun not shining most every day and it is so damp here. Too I miss the wood houses and steel skyscrapers for everything here is made of stone and only two or three stories high. Nothing tall as in the states. But most of all I miss you.
Love ya heaps,

Cement Canvas

The wind arranged these perfectly.


He was determined to be in the shot of my new black flats. My feet are basic. His are special.

The Thing I Made


Sunday, January 5, 2020

Smacksy Sunday Links

Living a lighter life. 

The Kaizen method applied.

Things to write in your new calendar.

Stephen Colbert tells the story of when he knew his wife was the one.

Best fifty photographs from around the world 2019.

And dancing flamingos.

Happy Sunday.

Smacksy Saturday Photo: Driving Attire

If you thought you saw me driving through the bank and picking up Bob while wearing my new pajamas, you would be correct. Hello 2020. This is how it is now.


The new family calendar. I found one with lined boxes. Lined boxes! Finally! Life changing in a why- did-I never-look-for-this-before? kind of way.

Looking Out

I do miss the tree, but it's nice to have the window back.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Taking Down the Tree

I got out the hot glue gun to repair one of my very favorite ornaments.