Friday, October 31, 2008

I'll Take Audrey

Your result for Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz...

You Are an Audrey!


You are an Audrey -- "I am at peace"

Audreys are receptive, good-natured, and supportive. They seek union with others and the world around them.

How to Get Along with Me

  • * If you want me to do something, how you ask is important. I especially don't like expectations or pressure

  • * I like to listen and to be of service, but don't take advantage of this

  • * Listen until I finish speaking, even though I meander a bit

  • * Give me time to finish things and make decisions. It's OK to nudge me gently and nonjudgmentally

  • * Ask me questions to help me get clear

  • * Tell me when you like how I look. I'm not averse to flattery

  • * Hug me, show physical affection. It opens me up to my feelings

  • * I like a good discussion but not a confrontation

  • * Let me know you like what I've done or said

  • * Laugh with me and share in my enjoyment of life

What I Like About Being an Audrey

  • * being nonjudgmental and accepting

  • * caring for and being concerned about others

  • * being able to relax and have a good time

  • * knowing that most people enjoy my company; I'm easy to be around

  • * my ability to see many different sides of an issue and to be a good mediator and facilitator

  • * my heightened awareness of sensations, aesthetics, and the here and now

  • * being able to go with the flow and feel one with the universe

What's Hard About Being an Audrey

  • * being judged and misunderstood for being placid and/or indecisive

  • * being critical of myself for lacking initiative and discipline

  • * being too sensitive to criticism; taking every raised eyebrow and twitch of the mouth personally

  • * being confused about what I really want

  • * caring too much about what others will think of me

  • * not being listened to or taken seriously

Audreys as Children Often

  • * feel ignored and that their wants, opinions, and feelings are unimportant

  • * tune out a lot, especially when others argue

  • * are "good" children: deny anger or keep it to themselves

Audreys as Parents

  • * are supportive, kind, and warm

  • * are sometimes overly permissive or nondirective

Take Are You a Jackie or a Marilyn? Or Someone Else? Mad Men-era Female Icon Quiz at HelloQuizzy

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloween Scare

Once upon a time, a family of six went trick or treating together.  The father drove his car with all four children dressed in some manner of costume.  The costumes were certainly home-made as this family was fairly poor.  The four children carried big brown paper grocery sacks to hold their cache of Halloween candy that they would be receiving.  Father drove the children into the small town that they lived in (this little family lived way out in the country with houses few and far between).  The three older boys walked with their little sister down sidewalks and up to front porches that had their lights on.  The boys rang the doorbell and when the doors were opened, "Treat or Treat" was chorused loudly.  We soon had our bags half full which equalled lot of candy and popcorn balls.  The little girl was five years old, and her brothers were almost 7, almost 9, and ten years of age.  
Suddenly, a pick-up truck with three high school boys stopped near the children as they were leaving another house with their sacks of goodies.  The little girl was in front of the boys walking towards their car.  The high school boys ran towards the little brothers and stole their sacks.  The little sister ran as fast as she could to her parent's car and jumped in with her sack.  The brothers also ran to the car and jumped in crying.  
Father started the car and took off after the high school boys' truck.  The chase was on and it was fast.  We finally ended up at a dead end and the edge of a cliff.  No pick-up in sight, but dust was flying.  They didn't go off the cliff though.  We never knew where they went.  
The family returned to their home in the country with only one sack half full of candy.  The little sister had to share her candy with her three brothers.  She was somewhat disappointed 'cause it would have been a huge load of candy and lasted a long time.  Father was certainly mad about those rotten high school boys stealing candy from children.  But Mother had been so afraid that they were after the little girl and very thankful that we were all safe.  
The little girl that grew up of course was me.  My husband and I never celebrated Halloween with our children.  We always took them to a Hallelejuah Night which was a dress-up in costumes at church with games and candy and prizes.  

I found this little funny from Sandy and she found it from momunscripted.

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Halloween Art?

Such "tasteful" art!  Halloween brings out the best...

*I hope you noted my sarcasm.  I find this extremely
offensive for any race, color, nationality, denomination,
political party, language, gender, or lifestyle.  **I wonder
who they are voting for?**sarcasm again**

Wordless Wednesday-Little Missouri Falls

More Wordless Wednesday here.  

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Redistribution of Wealth

I'm sorry but this is too much for me not to share.

You can think for yourselves.  
Definition of redistribute:
verb [trans.]
distribute (something) differently or again,
typically to achieve greater social equality:
their primary concern was to redistribute income
from rich to poor  (source Dictionary)

Monday, October 27, 2008

Talimena Scenic Drive

This was a beautiful trip. I did not make this video. But we did drive this road two weeks ago. It was beautiful.  I can't wait to go back again.  This is Rich Mountain in Arkansas and Winding Stair Mountain in Oklahoma.  The tops of these mountains are about 2500 feet.  The pine trees are fantastic and the leaves changing color of the other trees are too.  This road is 54 miles through the tops of these mountains.  Highway 1 in Oklahoma and Highway 88 in Arkansas.  From Mena, Arkansas to Talihena, Oklahoma.  Well worth the trip.

Trips Down Memory Lane

They threw a party for us before we went
on our cruise to Alaska in 2005.  I haz my
cake and I eat it too!  Alaska is much colder
than Hawaii so this attire did not make it
on the ship!  No, I did not see Russia and 
not even Governor Palin.  

Here we are in all our formal attire.  They did 
feed us like kings.  Oh my, the lobster tail was 
delicious!  If you ever get the chance, go on a cruise.
The Princess cruise to Alaska was the best trip ever.

This is my family on the most exciting trip we ever took.
This is the Arkansas River in Colorado.  It was similar to
riding a roller coaster, only better.  I laughed and laughed.

Here the family is in a fantastic cave, also in Colorado.
Colorado is the best place to visit.  I am thankful that my
grown kids are still happy to go on trips with us.  We are
planning a trip to Yellowstone next year with them.

Sunday, October 26, 2008


This is a lot of togetherness in a basement during an 
Oklahoma storm in 1957.  I am the baby on the left being
held by a girl named Janet.  I think we lived in Checotah.
My brother Dennis is next to Janet.  Then next to the end
is my brother Kenny and brother Wayne on the very end.
My mom could name every single one of these children.
I believe we were having fun.  I know I was.  You see, Fun
is my middle name, if you take off the J, add an F, and knock
off the e at the end.  That's me!

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Grace Falls Like Rain

What the world needs now:  Grace

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Happy Trails

Happy Trails from Junebug57 on Vimeo.
These are the Wolfpen Gap Trails.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Roman Colosseum

My youngest daughter in Italy

Land of Opportunity=Mena, Arkansas

We had the opportunity to go 4-wheeling in Mena, Arkansas.  I highly recommend it.  It is the most beautiful place.  Mountains, fresh air, trails, cabins, good food.  We had a blast!  

Monday, October 13, 2008

Homecoming Flower Girl

Here's our little Homecoming sweetheart.  My
great niece, my brother's granddaughter.  She thoroughly
enjoyed herself at the football game.  Her uncle was
the Homecoming King too!  

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Blue Madness

To say I'm fond of blue patterns and cobalt blue glass would
be putting it mildly.  Blue Willow, Blue Delft, Italian Blue
Spode, or any cobalt blue glass gives me a thrill.  See my
teeny, tiny cat in the basket?  The teapot in the middle is
actually from James Sadler of England.  The Oklahoma
plate is a present my mother bought for her mother many
years ago.  When I was a child I had a blue Fiesta ware plate
that my grandmother gave me.  I still have it.  I used to eat
all of my meals on this plate.  It must be over 60 years old.
Maybe that is why I like blue so much.  It gives me such
good memories.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Reasons to Love Being Over 50

"When you get older, hopefully you've developed the smarts to know that if you wake up in the morning and you're vertical and your kids are healthy, that's 90 percent of being happy.  That's it."    ~Judge Judy

“You can't be as old as I am without waking up with a surprised look on your face every morning: 'Holy Christ, whaddya know - I'm still around!' It's absolutely amazing that I survived all the booze and smoking and the cars and the career.” ~Paul Newman

Paul Newman~"Why fool around with hamburger when you have steak at home?"

Because Our Music Rocks!

AARP The magazine's music critic, Richard Gehr, picks five
songs music lovers will still be listening to in 100 years.
The Beach Boys "God Only Knows"
Aretha Franklin "I Never Loved a Man (The Way I Love You)"

Booker T. & the MG's "Time is Tight"

Merle Haggard "Mama Tried"

The Beatles "Strawberry Fields Forever"

Interesting choices. I can certainly say they would not have 
been my first choices.  They are an interesting mix.  I do agree
the late 50's, 60's, and 70's had some of the best and classic
songs that will endure until time ends.  What do you think?
See, there are many reasons to love being 50+.  

Tuesday, October 7, 2008

I Spy

Calvin and Susie (Derkins)

Friday, October 3, 2008

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof-Mendacity

The powerful odor of mendacity: (untruthfulness)

What a powerful pair of role models:
Two people who spent their lives helping others.
Two people who stayed together: (they loved each other)

Wednesday, October 1, 2008