Bakin’ With Bacon for Father’s Day


A Bacon Treat for the Royal Dad for Father’s Day

You all know perfectly well that tomorrow is Father’s Day here in the good old US of A.    Well even I – a King – have a Father who deserves something special for “his” day.    My parents are nuts about shrimp and BBQ-ing so I thought this recipe would be PERFECTION for them to do tomorrow.     Besides, I can always get a shrimp or two of my very own out of the deal.     Check it out:

Grilled BBQ Bacon Shrimp


2 tablespoons butter1/2 cup finely chopped onions1 small jalapeno, seeded and chopped1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepperSalt and freshly ground black pepper1 (1-inch) piece ginger, grated    (Note:  Couldn’t get fresh ginger at our grocery so skipped it)1/2 cup dark brown sugar1/4 cup orange juice1 cup ketchup16 colossal shrimp, shelled with tail on, deveined (about 1 1/4 pounds)4 slices bacon


  1. Preheat grill to medium.
  2. Soak skewers in water while preparing the BBQ sauce. In a medium saucepan melt butter and saute onions and jalapeno, until tender. Season with cayenne, and salt and pepper. Add ginger, brown sugar, orange juice and ketchup in that order making sure to blend each ingredient completely before adding the next ingredient. Let simmer until the edges begin to caramelize, about 15 minutes. Set aside and let cool. Once cool, remove half of the sauce and reserve for dipping. The other half is for brushing on the shrimp when grilling. Cut bacon in thirds. Thread each shrimp onto a skewer, starting from the tail end. Bend the shrimp as you thread it so it lies in 1 straight line on the skewer, removing its natural curve. Wrap the center of each shrimp with a piece of bacon. Brush with BBQ sauce and place skewers with bacon, seam side down, onto the grill. Cook over medium heat until bacon crisps and shrimp is cooked through, about 8 minutes.


Do I have to describe how yummy these are?   No? 

Good because they are indescribably delish!

Happy Fathers’ Day to Dads everywhere – Royal and Otherwise!

King Teddy

Friendly Friday Fill-Ins


Hi Friday Fill-In Partners!    It’s that time again………….our co-hosts give us sentences with spots for us to fill in the blanks and we do.   Then we share with the BLOG HOP part of things and you can join in by clicking the badge above and finding the spot to LINK IN.    Go for it!

I only filled in one blank on this one – my one is #4 and my words are in BLUE.    Mom did the others and she’s in RED.

1. If I could trade places with someone for a day, I would trade with **OK – I must say that there isn’t one person I would want to trade places with – I truly think I’ve got a great life just the way it is and sometimes what looks like it would be BETTER turns out to be WORSE!!**.
2. I would like to own a mountain cabin some day.
3. I can’t stand humidity this time of the year.
4. Taking a nap on the front porch in the shade is my favorite thing about this time of the year

Mom meant what she said by the way with #1.    Everyone has problems – even the rich and famous.    Mom can deal with her problems but wouldn’t want to take on anyone else’s and besides, I’d miss her for that ONE DAY if she traded with someone else!     HA!
Everyone have a swell Friday AND weekend.

Nap time!  I’d better head up on the porch and pick my spot! 

 Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday


YAY!  Thursday rolls around again and it’s time for us all to voice our Thankfuls again – our host, Brian is hoping you will join in the Hop so click the badge above and LINK UP with the rest of us as we give voice to the things we’re thankful for.

I am thankful that after a few days of BAD STORMS we’ve had a couple of gorgeous days.   Cooler – not so humid – perfect days for me to be outside with Mom and Dad and I’ve had LOTS of that.     I’m also super thankful that those nasty and noisy cicadas NEVER MADE IT to Warrenton although we know people in nearby counties that said the noise was deafening.   LUCKY US!!!!!

I received Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday email with his poem and a new photo challenge for everyone.    So let’s get on with it:


Happy Poetry Day!

Hi friends!    All of the Angels at Rainbow Bridge wish you well!     Today is Thursday which means we will get to share the poems that we’ve written during this past week which were inspired (hopefully!) by the photo I gave you LAST Thursday.     I do try to find interesting photos for you so we’ll have fun writing interesting poems to share.    

Here’s the photo I gave you LAST Thursday for today’s poetry exchange………..following that is my poem for the photo!

“Beep Beep Baby”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©June 15, 2021

What?  No room for a passenger or a bag of food

I’d say “what’s the point” but I don’t want to be rude!

It’s more of a toy than a real mode of transport

But admittedly it takes up little room in the carport!

Tooling ’round the neighborhood would be the extent of its’ travel

If you headed out to the highway your whole life might unravel!

These things are cute I have to admit

But since I’ve gained weight no way would I fit!


What a cute little vehicle this is and there are TONS of photos of tiny cars online – some of which are just for fun but some of these tiny things are actually allowed on the road.    Thing is, you’d need to tow a wagon if you took it to the grocery store, or wanted to bring a friend, or take your cat to the vet, or take your laundry to the laundromat.    But for fun in your neighborhood – I think it would be cool.     I’d definitely put it on my Christmas list if I was still on earth – up here at the Bridge, we fly – we don’t need a tiny car!!

I found a photo that I hope will inspire you for next week’s get together.  You have a whole week to write a poem for this one:


HAHAHAHAHA……….now that’s a sandwich if I ever saw one!   Just a fun photo and I bet we can come up with something FUN in the poetry department for this one too!

SO – is it a date?   Will you come back here next Thursday and share your “ODE TO A TUMMY ACHE” about this sandwich?    See you then…………..happy writing.

I am the Angel Poet in the green beret…..and I hope you join me for POETIC FUN each week!

Love and Light, Angel Sammy


I like your poem today Angel Sammy and I also think my Mom would like to attack that sandwich for next week.   Maybe an inch or two at a time but she LOVES burgers as I’m sure you remember.    Sending you huge hugs.

Hugs, Teddy



Teaser Tell All Time


We’re BAAAAACK!  Time for the Tell All!

Well I’m sure it was confusing for those of you who were waiting at the door yesterday and for our Graphics Department lady to NOT be here to comment when you commented but sometimes it just works out that she can’t be here.    Rare occasion true but it happens.  You all carried on as usual though and before you knew it we had FOUR FIRST COMMENTERS and ONE FIRST RIGHT GUESSER!!!!

We coulda been first but we decided to be bad boys FIRST and comment SECOND.

So – who were the FOUR First Commenters?????   Could we have a drumroll puleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze?




Congrats all four of you and you each get one of these:

I was one of FOUR FIRST COMMENTERS on the Teaser post of June 15, 2021 – YAWN…….zzzzzzz

Then we of course waited to see the guesses coming in and there were a lot of really GOOD ONES…………..zeroing in on the answer as usual – studying and figuring out and googling hints, etc.   YOU GUYS KNOW HOW TO HUNT!    Here’s the photo and as we told you, our friend Frank from “Beach Walk Reflections” (CLICK HERE FOR HIS BLOG)    was the “supplier” of the gorgeous photo.   I encourage you to visit his blog if you enjoy thinking about life, finding peace, quiet and inspiration while taking a walk on the beach and just want to read some thought-provoking ideas, accompanied by beautiful photos.    Lucky Frank has family ties to this lovely town in Italy……….

This is Bagni Di Lucca in the Provence of Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

If you would like to learn a bit more about this pretty town and what it’s known for……………………. CLICK HERE !

I bet a lot of you want to put this one on your list of places to see………and experience!   Thanks Frank – it was a grand Teaser.    Please accept our thanks!

I was the Guest Teaser on the post of June 15, 2021!




Yes – yet again she was a First Commenter AND the First Right Guesser

Not only was I a FIRST COMMENTER but I was the FIRST RIGHT GUESSER on the Teaser of June 15, 2021 I’m so excited, I feel faint…..haha

Were you right with your guess too?  You get this:

I was RIGHT with my guess on the Teaser of June 15, 2021 but I was NOT First!

Were you WRONG?   Well you also get a badge!!

I guessed WRONG on the Teaser of June 15, 2021 but I still got a cool badge……..!!

Cheer Team?   You’re ON!!!


We finally got our new oufits returned
They survived the cleaners – nothing was burned!
So we’re ready to congratulate all our winners
Then off to the cafeteria for lunch and dinner!
Four First Commenters came through the door
Janet, Jackie, Ingrid and Sharon that makes FOUR
Then not long after we had our FIRST RIGHT GUESSER student
Ingrid got TWO awards again today – do you think that’s prudent????
Well congrats to all who won we’re proud of you
Now go back and take your seats with the rest of the Ding Dong Zoo!!

Goodness…..that was a particularly – um – SNOTTY cheer ladies.    But then again we all know you and we know how you say stuff for the sake of rhyming that you might not necessarily mean!   Right?

“On behalf of my girls, may I say we sacrifice NICE for RHYME a lot of the time!!  So sue us! “

Not necessary ladies – I was just making an observation – now let’s head off for lunch before there’s any more hubbub (whatever that is!).

Time for Lunch Everyone!!

Today’s Yummy Menu:


Teaser Class Is In Session!


“Good Morning Students!  Thank you for being orderly as you go into school this morning!”

“All is well on the school grounds – let’s go to the cafeteria for breakfast after we report in to the Professors!”

“Hello Students!   We’re good to go according to school security!  HAVE YOU COMMENTED YET?????

Time for us to stare at a photo and try to figure out where it was taken………..yep – it’s always a challenge – some Tuesdays it’s MORE of a challenge than other Tuesdays.  Today we have a GUEST TEASER for you.    We’ll see which way it goes today shall we?????

First up let’s talk RULES and show you badges!

“rules?  I don’t like rules!!”


“I’m psyched!   Bring it on!”

You sound like you’re ready for the photo – just take your time and don’t look on your neighbor’s worksheet – just go for it all by yourself OK?    OK!


Remember to follow the rules……..provide all the information……….and we wish you luck!!!    Cheer Team?   Everyone looks dazed – come on in and cheer them up will you?

We’re in our old uniforms today
We sent the new ones to the cleaners yesterday
These have less flash it’s true
But what difference does it make to you??
Just study the photo and make a guess
Don’t be embarrassed if you make a mess
Tomorrow we’ll cheer for the winning students
So studying the photo NOW would be prudent!

Thanks ladies for your inspiring cheer.    And by the way, we don’t have to wear my sunglasses when you wear these uniforms.    The new ones almost give us a headache!

“uhhhh I don’t get a headache – I just get a little dizzy!”

Now is anyone in the mood for lunch?    If not, you can stay here and agonize over the Teaser photo – if you’re hungry you can follow us to the cafeteria!

“Off we go to the cafeteria!!”

“Hello Students….yesterday was Flag Day so I wore my patriotic hat today since no school yesterday!  Who’s ready for lunch??!!”

Today’s Menu:

Good Luck Students!

We’ll see you in class tomorrow!   Your Professors