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Thursday, October 30, 2014

Wandering Through Our Haunted RV

Since Halloween is coming up and our newly acquired grandkids where going to a "Trunk and Treat" at the church, my wife suggested we fix up the RV as a scary, haunted house sort of thing.  So, we spent the afternoon getting it. . . I guess the closest description would be decorated?  I took some picture so you can decide.  Since we had all the electric lights turned off and only lit the interior with artificial candles, the flash went off on most of the pictures.  If you scare easily maybe you should stop reading now?!?!

This is the first thing they saw when entering:
 I left the slides in so they would only have a narrow path to take through the RV.  This next picture was taken before it got dark:
 
 All flat surfaces were covered with spooky and scary things:
 
 
 And way, way in the back, lit by only one candle on her tray, was an old hag who was guarding the candy which she had on tray.  She was also hiding behind a lot of spider and cobwebs.  Since she was way in the back, the kids had to walk all the way back through the scary stuff to get their treats.  Ain't we devious?
 
 Looking foreword:
 
 Now, the hard part, waiting until dark and until the kids get back from the "trunk and treat".  I tried to take some pictures as they would see it after dark:
 

 
 Sorry, I couldn't hold the camera still enough.  Of course I didn't realize that until I could see the pictures enlarged on the computer.  The kids were in costume, also.  Aren't they a good looking couple:

Now, if I haven't scared you too much, have a great day, you hear?

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

No Post Today.

No post today, but plan on posting tomorrow.  You all have a great day, you hear?

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Wondering About Norman Rockwell.

This morning, my wife is watching QVC on TV.  One of the things they are selling are battery powered candles with Norman Rockwell painting on them.  I sure loved the paintings of Norman Perceval Rockwell.  Not only was he a very talented artist who could paint such life like paintings, but he was a very prolific painter.  I sure remember all his paintings that appeared on the cover of The Saturday Evening Post.  This is what he looked like:

And here are some of his paintings.  The next on was titled, "the movie star".

It was amazing how he could catch the human spirit along with animal life that made his pictures come alive.

This next one was special, because it show Norman looking at a reflection of his wimpy self, and painting it as SauvĂ©, handsome, pipe smoking, man of the world.

And again, showing both human and animal emotions:

Here is a painting he made of himself painting a picture.

 
 He also painted one of the most famous magazine covers, ever, of Rosie the Riveter who was an icon of all the women who worked in the factories during WW2 while the men were off fighting in the war.

And the boy about to get a shot in the rear, so he is reading the doc's credentials.

The cop talking the run-a-way boy out of leaving.  Enlarge the picture and you can even see reflections of the windows in the chrome bar stools.
 
He even painted the moon landing:

I just thought you all would enjoy seeing some of his paintings.  Now, have a great day, you hear?

Monday, October 27, 2014

Wondering What Came in the Cereal Box

Can you remember back when the cereal companies came up with the idea to put things in their cereal box (like toys, whistles, or gadgets) and things on the back of the boxes that kids could cut out and, put together, and play with?  I am talking about when I was kid back in the late 40's and early 50's.

We came across an old metal ring that I got out of a box of cereal and I took a picture of it beside a dime to show relative size:

 
We sent this picture to a friend of ours and he sent us a picture he found on the Internet of the box that they came in:

 
 
I don't remember the box, but I do remember all the stuff I used to get.  I really enjoyed the cut outs on the back of the boxes, especially the ones of buildings and animals.  Here is a building example:
 
  They also had all kinds of faces we kids could cut out, tie strings to them, cut out the eyes, and presto!, we had a mask.  Here are some examples of them:




 
I had all of the above and lots more.  Not only did my Mom save them for me but so did my Grandma.  They saved the masks and the cutout animals, houses, etc.  I guess back in those days it didn't take complicated stuff or electronic games to keep kids happy and amused.  If we didn't have the right toy or object, we used our imaginations.  If the weather permitted, we were outside playing.  Now, try to remember all the great things you did when you were young, tell about it to the younger generation, and please have a great day, you hear? 
 



Sunday, October 26, 2014

The Wedding Pictures.

As I promised yesterday, I am going to post my son's wedding pictures when he married a great gal.  Here is the happy couple:
 
And my son waiting on the bride:

Taking their vows accompanied by her two children:

Nearing the end of the service:

Being introduced as Mr. and Mrs.:

And of course, cutting the cake.  They were being supervised by her daughter:
 
I just saw them both riding by on the new tractor.  I guess it is OK in Texas to take your honeymoon on a tractor, right.  And when I was in the church and looking around, I noticed that almost everyone was wearing cowboy boots, men, women, little boys, and little girls.  It was a beautiful day in all ways.  Now, you all have a great day, you hear.


Saturday, October 25, 2014

Today Is The Big Day!!

Today is the BIG day!!  Yep, today my son and a very wonderful gal are going to tie the knot.  You know, get hitched, tying the knot, taking the plunge, setting up housekeeping, or getting married.  It is my job to get him to the church on time. (Now that reminds me of an old song.)

Then I heard on the evening news about that section of the interstate that the church is on, will be shut down because of work to be done on a bridge.  All the traffic will be detoured off onto the feeder road.  Dang, that could be a real mess.  Now I am wondering just how many hours it will take to make what is normally a half hour trip.  Now, for some reason that song I hinted to above keeps coming to mind, "Get Me To The Church On Time".

Dang, this sure is his week.  He got himself a new wife and a new tractor, but today's event makes one forget about the tractor. . . Now, you all have a great day, too, you hear?

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Update

They are hitched!!  It was a very nice ceremony and reception at the church.  I didn't get very many pictures.  My camera was acting up  But tomorrow I will post what I have.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Wondering About the Tomb Sentinels.


Ed left a comment on my blog posting yesterday.  This is what he said:
"When honoring the Unknown Soldier please also honor the Tomb Sentinels from the Army's 3rd Infantry Regiment's "The Old Guard".  They have guarded the Tomb for 24 hours a day, 365 days a year regardless of the weather, since 1948."


OK Ed, I am posting about the Sentinels.

 
This is a Tomb Guard Badge: 
It never gets too cold for them:

Nor too much snow:

So, no matter if it is snowing:

Or raining:

They are on guard proudly doing their duty.  We should all honor the unknown soldier for what he fought and died for, and the honor guard who, since April 6, 1948 have been on duty at the tomb, where they walk 21 steps one way, turn and walk 21 steps back the other way. . over and over again.

They are part of the 3rd Infantry which has served this Nation since 1784 and were first called "The Old Guard".  They do more than just guard the tomb, they escort the President, conduct ceremonies at the White House, Pentagon, and national memorials in our Capitol, including funeral details and ceremonies at Arlington National Cemeteries.  Most of this information came from http://homeofheroes.com/gravesites/unknowns/0_unknowns_sentinels.html

OK Ed, is that what you suggested?  Now you all have a great day today, you hear?