Thankful and Poetic Thursday

Thursday again and time to be thankful…………..I have a pile of thankfuls today – and I also will share the poem I got from Angel Sammy for PART TWO of today’s post which will be Poetic Thursday.    But being THANKFUL is first on my agenda and if you’d like to share what you are thankful for – just click the badge above and head to our host Brian’s blog to link up.    We’d love to see your “thankfuls”!

One thankful I have is that my Mom has FINALLY finished hemming the latest quilt my Aunt Carol made for her.    Took Mom a while – between everything else she does around here and her arthritis in her hands, it took longer than expected.   But the quilt is a beauty………..I like it – it’s so SOFT!

Mom likes the backing material too – it’s a nice compliment to the bright squares on front.   Mom took a photo from our foyer of the railing where just a FEW of the quilts my Aunt Carol made for her hang.   The others are in other spots around our house – on the back of the couch, on the master bedroom bed and the guest room bed, in Mom’s office, in Dad’s office AND I have two baby quilts that I inherited from Angel Sammy too.    My talented Aunt has decorated our house for many years with her pawsome talent.   Anyway, THANK YOU AUNTIE CAROL!

I’m also thankful that after a dry spell of NOT wanting to go outside (maybe too hot, maybe the scent of bear and fox, maybe just because I didn’t FEEL like it!) I am again going outside.    I seem to actually  be afraid of wearing my harness for some reason nobody including me understands.    So I’ve been out twice so far with no harness but both parents are tagging along keeping a TIGHT reign on my wandering.

As always I’m thankful that my friend Brian has a THANKFUL THURSDAY Hop he hosts because we can ALL talk about our thankfuls!

NEXT UP – Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday – I got the following email from him from the Rainbow Bridge last night………..

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Greetings Friends and Poets!

Time for us to share our once a week poetic exchange.    Did you use the photo I gave you last Thursday as inspiration?   I hope you did and that you will let us know you wrote a poem for us to read – just let us know in comments.   It’s so much fun to do a poem based on a photo – lots of you have written to tell Teddy that and he’s keeping me informed.    That makes me HAPPY!

Here’s the photo that I gave you as inspiration for this week.    My Mom loves this photo because it reminds her of (her words) “THE OLD DAYS”.   

“My Weekly Treat”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©July 24, 2019

 

Every week after baseball practice I sit on this stool

My brother and the rest of the team go to the neighborhood pool

My favorite treat though isn’t getting all wet

It’s having a banana split – then I’m feeling “all set” !

I always ask Miss Ginny for extra nuts and whipped cream

All week long I have this great dream………..

I’m King of the Soda Fountain and Ginny fixes me a treat

Malteds, sundaes, shakes, and other things to eat

The burgers here are super and same for the fries

This place is heaven on earth – I tell no lies!

Mom always wonders why on Thursday night at dinner

She has to force me to eat and swears that I look thinner

The truth is I’m up to my eyeballs in soda fountain delights

Then I eat her dinner just to please her and have a stomach ache all night!

 

Soda fountains were big back in my Mom’s day and they were always cool inside and smelled delicious from the minute you walked in the door.    There’s an old fashioned ice cream place in our town and one of Mom’s favorite things is once in a great while to treat herself with a dose of happy memories by having a banana split – the REAL deal!  

Now I have a new photo for you to think about and come up with a poem to share for NEXT Thursday.

Yikes…….that’s a whole lot of walking woofies!     Will be fun to do a poem about this photo don’t you think?     Do your best……………then come here and share…………..I’ll be super proud of you especially if you’ve never tried to write a poem before…………YOU CAN DO IT.

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

Have a great week friends…..I’ll see you again next week….want to feel good?   HUG SOMEONE!

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thank you Angel Sammy……..I love seeing you every week.   Please keep watch over me so I don’t do anything to disappoint Mom and Dad!

Love, Teddy

 

 

 

58 thoughts on “Thankful and Poetic Thursday

    • Hi gang….glad you like my Auntie’s quilting work – she’s something else (an artist maybe?) isn’t she. Mom has quilts all over the place made by her sister and I’m one of those who benefits from all those comfy, cozy quilts. Thanks for stopping by…!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  1. Beautiful quilt! And Motor Mommy says it didn’t take your mom long at all to do that hemming. And she can testify as to how pretty all those quilts are in your home! Cool poem, Angel Sammy, about the soda shop. And so cool that there’s one in your pawrents’ neighborhood, so they can visit once in a while. Wow, you have to wonder what the story is with all those “walking woofies”! Have fun outside, Teddy….you really should consider wearing that harness, you know! Safety first, my furriend!
    Love, Sundae

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    • Mom says we’ll try using my old strappy harness instead of the jacket one and see if that works. I know when my Mom and Dad were in Central Park in NYC many years ago they saw a dog-walker with about 15 dogs on leashes – it was hilarious but that’s what they do!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  2. Something scared you Teddy, or there is a place on the harness that hurts now, maybe? It has to be the harness, surely? Is there a bump or bite on you where the harness lays next to your skin? Feel better about it sweet Teddy. Your mom and dad are with you every second.
    XXX
    Katie Isabella

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    • I was scared by what I THOUGHT was my harness a few weeks ago – Mom and I were out and she was using the “retractable” leash….she had to put it down for a second while we were walking and I decided at that moment to run – well that noisy plastic retractable leash thing was running right behind me – it kept up with me – I couldn’t get far away from it – it was chasing me !! Well, that’s what I thought anyway. I ran and ran and my Mom ran after me and finally I stopped (and of course the noise stopped too) – she picked me up and hugged me and took me back inside and immediately threw away that retractable thing. She uses only regular leashes now that don’t make noise if I run with it on. Anyway, that could be what’s going on with me but Mom says I MUST wear a harness outside so we’re going to try using one of my OLD harnesses which isn’t a “jacket” style and see if that works with my old regular leash. If she tries to put the jacket on me I run away so it’s the only solution. I’ll TRY to cooperate!!!!!!!!!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  3. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my stars above…Teddy Aunt Carol’s artistic
    quilt has almost rendered me speechless. The colors breathtaking and the display over the rail
    is better than any Picasso!! I hear you on the handhemming…it is a grueling task.

    I loved your poem and the picture brought back so many childhood memories. Loved it.

    Next week’s made me giggle with glee
    Hugs Cecilia

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    • Hi Miss Cecilia! You and my Auntie are both grand quilters and my Mom is jealous of that amazing talent believe me. She was happy to finish hemming – you know how grueling that is. Mom thought putting quilts over the railing would be a fun way to show off her collection – she rotates them every week too – moving them from place to place so she, Dad, and visitors can see all of them in different spots. This new one is destined for the living room couch this weekend. We enjoyed your poem today too – it was fun to hear a “real” memory relating to a soda fountain AND a first date!

      Love, Teddy

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  4. For some reason I am thirsty for a shake. LOL. Beautiful quilt. Have a wonderful day. A working one for me. Heat coming in for the weekend and Monday but; not like last weekend.
    Sue B

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  5. That is a beautiful quilt!! Your aunt Carol really does a fabulous job with her quilts.

    We like your poem and want a banana split now too! Raz enjoyed the ice cream for breakfast in the Patrol Den this morning.

    We really hope you get comfortable with your harness again. Too many scary things outside.

    The Florida Furkids

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    • When Mom got home from the dentist this afternoon Dad told her I let him put my harness on for our backyard walk! YAY…..that made both of them happy! Maybe I was just testing to see if they’d “fold” and let me run free??

      Hugs, Teddy

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  6. Your Auntie Carol is so talented with quilt making. That is a beautiful quilt. I love the poem too. And next week’s photo is a lot of fun. Thanks to your mom for finding such great prompts. Have a nice day! XO

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    • Glad you like the new quilt. I love it too – it’s a very VERY soft material too……..Glad you like next week’s poetry prompt and today’s poem. We loved every single one people wrote this week.

      Hugs, Teddy

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  7. The quilt Aunt Carol made is beautiful.
    I am thankful that after the huge thunderstorm we had on Tuesday night that our power was back by lunchtime yesterday, and the internet by the evening.

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    • Yikes that sounds like quite a storm! We haven’t had one of those in a whole week…..we actually have had 10 degree cooler temps this week but heat is moving back in next week.

      Hugs, Teddy

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  8. The quilt is beautiful, your Auntie Carol is super skilled, her hands must be amazing.
    Hugs to you, mom and dad,
    Kosmo and his äiti, mom in Finnish, ä pronounced like a in a word lap and i like in a word lip.

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  9. Sammy always comes up with a great poem and it seems your Aunt is equally talented with quilts. I’m sorry about your mom’s arthritis. Tell her to try to avoid milk, sugar and gluten for a week and see if that helps.

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  10. sam o bacon; thzs bee one oh yur best yet…..we waz RITE THER with de boy when him ordered….mor oh theez shopz knead ta bee round…ore re opened !!

    ted o nators….yur quiltz AMAZING witha cap a tull Z……984 pawz up two aunt carol !!! itz sa~wheat 🙂

    pleez tell mom ta look at yur harnezz inn side; maybe ya picked up a burr ore sum thinz stickin ya ???

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    we wood like mice creem
    with sum cat grazz on de top
    anda sak oh friez

    🙂 ♥♥♥

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    • Hi Gang! Love your Haiku – I’m sure the soda fountain serves that stuff and I’m also sure you guys can hop up on the stool (or even better on the counter!) and get your TREEEEETZ! Guess what – Mom did check my harnesses and nothing was there but all of a sudden today I decided I’ll wear them again and while Mom was at the dentist, Dad took me out for a walkabout WITH my harness – NO PROBLEM!! YAY! Maybe I was just “testing the waters” to see if they would LET me go outside without it (don’t tell them I said that though).

      Glad you like my Auntie Carol’s latest quilt…………she’s DA BOMB when it comes to qulting!

      Love, Ted-o-nator

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  11. I wonder what happened to make you not like your harness, Teddy? Sometimes things happen to spook us kitties, but I can’t imagine anything happening with your harness that your humans wouldn’t have witnessed.

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    • Well Summer, Mom and Dad both think maybe I was just “testing the limits” – because today I WOULD let them put my harness on and DID go outside for my walk. Mom says she thinks I just wanted to know who had the strongest will !! HAHAHA

      Hugs, Teddy

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    • Mom and Dad are happy that I’m over my “harness-phobia” whatever THAT was all about. I was just testing…..testing……”will they let me go outside without the harness or not???”………!

      Hugs, Teddy

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  12. We love everything today Teddy. That is a nice quilt Mom has and very good thankfuls. Sammy we like that poem and it made Dad glad he was drinking a hot chocolate when he was reading it. Purrs friends

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    • It’s one of the prettiest ones my Auntie Carol has made isn’t it. My Mom knows how lucky she is to have a quilter as a sister and the fact we are decorated top to bottom in our house with beautiful “artwork quilts” makes us super happy!!

      Hugs, Teddy

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    • Soda fountains were very popular spots my Mom says back in her day…..it was the cool spot to hang out and get a cool (literally) snack! I think we animals should have our own soda fountain – order up some treats and ice cream – sounds good doesn’t it Cupcake?

      Hugs, Teddy

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  13. OMC! How lovely is that quilt! I have one on my bed made for our wedding, 32 years ago…today, actually:)
    And before we got it, our friend won first prize with it at her county fair. So we have a quilt with many stories to tell! Our friend also has sever rheumatoid artritis and had to go on disability because of that, but she still quilts…albeit slowy…
    Some of te residents where I work have gotten lap quilts as gifts from volunteers, they brighten up the ‘landscape’ a lot:)

    That poem is great! And we too have memories of going to the ice cream parlours of eons ago.

    Did I see one of the overlook twin with all those doggies?? Or maybe a cousin of theirs? MOL!

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    • Quilts are special aren’t they….my Mom has a quilt that HER Mom got as a wedding gift 73 years ago. It’s kind of falling apart but it’s a special treasure. We imagine that old quilts would have a lot of stories to tell since they have been part of a family usually for many years. Pretty cool! I’m glad your friend is still quilting even with bad arthritis…..when you love something you just can’t give it up.

      Hugs, Teddy

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  14. Great poem from Sammy. Mom is so sorry she didn’t write one this week. The quilt is gorgeous. Mom really likes all the bright colors… cheery! Odd how you have become fearful of your harness. Bet you mom and dad wish you could tell them why. Next week’s inspiration photo should be fun. Sending lots of love. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

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    • Hi gang! I’m over my “harnessphobia” – going out with it now. Needless to say Mom and Dad are happy about that! No problem missing the poem – we know you are up to your eyeballs with all kinds of things. Never feel like you HAVE to write a poem – we love you no matter what ! 😉

      Hugs, Teddy

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  15. Oh, those quilts are gorgeous! I’m so glad you get to enjoy the softness of cozy quilts, Teddy. Both my kitties and myself love sewn beauties like these, though I have no sewing skills myself. I did not inherit that from my mom. Angel Sammy, this photo and your poem are both wonderfully nostalgic. I’m with your mom, though, and I think banana splits are the best part. Yum! Purrs!

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    • We are so fortunate that my Mom’s sister is such an amazing quilt artist. We have an “art gallery” full of them and consider them works of art like paintings. Glad you liked the soda fountain poem – it was a wonderful reminder for my Mom that hometown places like this were “OK” to go to when you were a kid on your own. These days there are very few places parents can feel comfortable letting kids go by themselves but the soda fountain was IT !

      Hugs, Teddy

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