Friday, October 21, 2016

Friendly Fill-ins: Week 24

Welcome to "Friendly Fill-Ins"! You can find the fill-ins here or at each Thursday. The first two fill-ins are provided by my co-host, Ellen. The final two statements are offered by myself. We have posted a link so we can all share the completed fill-ins.

We thank you for joining us each week. Your participation is very important. Sharing with you and getting to know you better through your answers is what it is all about. Please remember to visit everyone on the list. Thank you!

Here are my completed fill-ins for this week:

1. One Halloween, I dressed as a hobo. I was ten years old. I wore scruffy clothes and had a bandana stuffed with things and tied on a stick. It was a lot of fun to be opposite to the fancy costumes of my younger years. Earlier, I had gone as a bride, a nurse, and even an elaborate gypsy. I never dressed as anything scary. Of course, I have dressed as cats, and bats, though.

2. My favorite comedian is one that is intelligent, as well as funny. I am an avid  fan of Monty Python. “The Holy Grail” is still one of my very favorite movies, and was the first actual date of Bill & I. I loved George Carlin and his sharp wit. I loved Gene Wilder and his easy humour. I loved Gilda Radner, Bill Murray, Martin Short, Molly Shannon, Will Ferrell, among other SNL comedians. I also love Keegan-Michael Key, Jordan Peele, Alex Borstein, Nicole Sullivan, Mo Collins, and the original Mad TV group. Humour is an important part of life. I have a dry "Far Side" sense of humour, with a bit of sharp wit. But, I have a silly side that I rely on daily. I am really a dork.

3. My scariest Halloween was a dark and stormy night…seriously! I was home alone as a teen. We lived in a townhouse where the windows were mostly uncovered. I was afraid to go downstairs, where I could possibly be seen through the sheer, open curtains. But, I was afraid to stay upstairs where I may be trapped if someone broke in! (That “Thump-Drag” story haunted me from youthful campfire nights. Oh, yikes.) 

4. The Taffy Apple is my favourite Halloween treat. I have always associated this with both  Halloween and Autumn, and I still do. I have many fond memories of Taffy Apple Day in grade school. It was a special day when I was a very little girl growing up in Chicago. Taffy apples have sure come a long way!

~Every reward is the fruit of discipline,
of dedication, and of sacrifices.
And of stubbornness.
                                             Sophia Loren~

Now, it's your turn. Please link up with us here. Or, you can answer in the comments

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Fill-in Statements: Week 24

The Friendly Fill-Ins are four fun and easy statements to complete. Ellen of 15andmeowingprovides the first two statements and the final two are offered by myself. We try to make sure they will be fun to both answer and share. On Friday, the linky will be posted at or about 12:00 AM. Please come back, link up, and share your thoughts! Here are this week's statements with the blanks:

Week 24: October 21, 2016

1. One Halloween, I dressed as _____________________________.

2. My favorite comedian is ______________________________.

3. My scariest Halloween was                                 .

4.                         is my favourite Halloween treat.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


After visiting his special lady friends, Paul stretched out on his bed for an afternoon nap. It took a lot of work to be a proper gentleman in The Superior Retirement Home where he now lived.

As the day nurse came into the room with his afternoon medications, they exchanged knowing grins. Winking, she said to Paul, “You wouldn’t be so tired if you didn’t chase all of the lovely ladies here, Paul.”

Paul sighed, responding, “Oh, if I had my druthers, they would be chasing me.”

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Monday, October 17, 2016

Aye, Aye, Skipper

Among my favourite butterflies are Skippers.

This Silver-Spotted Skipper was as curious 
about me as I was about him.

He actually seemed to watch me watch him.

His favourite place to dine was my last Zinnia, 

then he was off to enjoy the last of Autumn's warmth. 

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Prayers for Fiona

Please pray for our little friend, Fiona.
She is very ill, but she is such a trooper.
You can visit her at The Cat on My Head.
Please send her and her family some love.
Thank you.