Friday, January 26, 2007

Photo Scavenger Hunt - The Theme is Silver

A 1925 Silver Dollar!
I think it's beautiful!
Happy Saturday.


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Saturday, January 20, 2007

Scavenger Photo Hunt - The Theme is "Wild"

I don't know if these gourds are weird or wild, but they look like something wild growing in the wilderness, or a flock of green birds! I thought they were pretty wild! *S*
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Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Online Friends

Today I lost my first on-line friend to cancer.
For those of you who were online in the mid 90's -
you'll remember that it was a pretty emtpy place.
So meeting someone from another part of the world
was a big thing.
There were a few groups online and everything was fun
and new. We all learnt to make webpages, graphics, write
html,and leave little gifs in guestbooks together.
Later we discovered ICQ and messenger and webrings.
We helped each other find our way around and meet new people
along the way. Suddenly the world was a much smaller
My dear friend and I never met in person, but we called
each other on the phone and talked for hours, sent presents
in the mail and got to know each other as if we were neighbors.
She took the meaning of internet friends to a whole new level by getting in
her car and travelling around the United States visiting people
she had made online!
I will miss her enormously.
I'm also grateful that I got to know her.
So rest in peace, dear friend.
Thank you for being there and thank you for being a friend.

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Photo Scavenger Hunt - The Theme is Technology

My hubby works with wind turbines and is very tech-minded.
He went to Austria to check out the power plants there, and
took this picture.
I'm not at all a tech person. I flip a switch and am glad the lights go on!
Thank goodness we don't have to blog by the light of a candle, even though that could be cozy too, once in a while! *S*
Thanks to my hubby for the picture - I wouldn't dream
of taking a picture of a power plant - I only take pictures of plants!
Happy Weekend!


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Thursday, January 11, 2007


Lately I've seen a lot of Graffiti and thought, what the heck is that?
What is the message these people are trying to convey?
According to the Wikepedia, Graffiti is;
the unofficial application of graphics on publicly viewable surfaces. It is defined as being "a drawing or writing scratched on a wall or other surface; a scribbling on an ancient wall, as those at Pompeii and Rome".When done without the property owner's consent, graffiti is a form of vandalism and is punishable by law in most countries.

It seems that Graffiti has existed at least since the days of ancient civilizations such as Ancient Greece and the Roman Empire.

Well, I'm not THAT old, but I do remember lots of Graffiti that had a message, was thought provoking or just down right funny! Today it seems that Graffiti is just the bragging initials of some talentless people needing attention!!
I thought it'd be fun to write some Graffiti messages when they meant something!
So from the collection of LibertyBelle - here goes.
No harm intended!!

* Everyone else than I, write on walls. (A wall in Pompeii, year 79)
*Scotland's future is in your hands. (public toilet, Edinburgh)
*Jesus said to them: "Who do you say I am?" They answered: You are the exalted manifestation of the reason for our exsistence, the reflection through which we find the ultimate meaning in our reciprocative relations." And Jesus said: "Say What?"
(St. John's University, New York)
*Before you find that perfect prince of your dreams, you have to kiss a whole lot of frogs. (Women's public bathroom)
*Fight inflation - STEAL!
*I don't swim in your toilet, please don't pee in my pool.
*Be back soon! signed Godot.(English Institute, Columbia University)
*What has posterity ever done for me?
*Women prefer the simple things in life, such as men. (women's public toilet)
*Christine, If you're reading this, it's over between us! (Men's public toilet)

Those are a few from my collection! To be continued......

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Photo Scavenger Hunt - The Theme is Memory


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This photo really reveals my age! I am a baby boomer from the 50's.
This is a picture of my mom on the left turning in her chair with her friends and my aunts at my 2 year old birthday party. The hairstyles, the sunglasses, the cotton dresses all bring back faded memories of California in the early 50's. But even though the styles are out-dated, there was something very elegant about those women and their wide skirts, the sunglasses, the big clip- on earings and the sandals they wore to accentuate their ankles.
My mother was a "poser". A Legs extended, chin up kind of gal whenever anyone took pictures. She always looked stunning in all the early pictures of her. This photo is a tribute to her and all the elegant mothers of the 50's -
may their memories never fade.

Thursday, January 04, 2007


Kids say the funniest things without even knowing!
Being a teacher, I get to hear lots of funny things everyday.
To give you an example of a normal day in English class, I asked one of
my pupils to conjugate the verb, push.

"That's an easy one, he answered!"
"I push,
you push,
he,she,it pushes
My mother's a pusher."
I almost fell off my chair. "Why did you call your mother a pusher?" I asked.
"Well", he answered, "she's a nurse, see?"
"And she pushes that little table of drugs from room to room
at the hospital."
What can I say? Ya just gotta love those kids!!!

Monday, January 01, 2007

Happy 2007 !!!

Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
And auld lang syne!

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne.
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet,
For auld lang syne.