May 4, 2017
Good morning. Well, I thought I was going to be able to sleep in late this morning, but Pogo had other ideas. He started running to the door and barking ferociously and would not stop. Finally I got up and looked out to see that the fellow was here spraying the yard for ticks and mosquitos.
Gosh, this morning I have a wicked chill. I just can't seem to get warm. Please, oh please, don't let this be the beginning of a cold or some other bug. Gosh, I haven't even shut off the heat yet because a lot of nights are just not warm enough without it.
This morning, I've been looking through one of my books, "America's Forgotten History" by Reader's Digest. This is really a most interesting book. Did you know that a gentleman named Edward Payton Weston earned the title of the world's best long distance walker? At the age of 69, he walked from New York to San Francisco and then back again, a round trip accomplished in a record 181 days.
Did you know that Bingo was once called "housey housey" or that when the Hula Hoop came on the market in 1958 it sold an estimated 80 million to 100 million in only four months? Or how about the fact that the colonists made their clothes to be durable and comfortable, not fashionable. And, they did not wear underwear!!
My goodness, this book is just packed full with a wealth of interesting facts and history. I just checked, and you can find copies of this book at Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Second hand copies can be bought for as little as $1.99.
Today, I thought I would share a photo of Pogo's little friend Cisco. Cisco lives in Texas, and this is a photo of him with two of his toys. Isn't he just a cutie?? (photo taken by his mom, Beth)
Say, want to have some fun? Do you know someone who has a pet and could use a little help? Or maybe an elderly person who has a pet? Why not pick up a toy and some pet food and deliver it to that person. Or maybe drop some off at a pet shelter. They will be ever so happy and appreciative, and you will feel extra good about yourself. I read somewhere that some of the "meals on wheels" volunteers are also bringing some pet food along with the person's meal. This is AWESOME!!!
Well, now that I've nourished your brain, I think I shall take my leave. So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.