Thankful and Poetic Thursday


YIPPEEEE…………….Thursday – means we can be THANKFUL OUT LOUD on the Thankful Blog Hop courtesy of our host Brian.    You can join us – click the badge above and find the link.

Lots to be thankful for this past week.   First of all Mom gets her staples out tomorrow from her surgery almost 3 weeks ago.   She is doing SO WELL……she graduated from walker to cane to carefully hiking around the living room with no cane during this time.    We hope the doc says she’s doing so well she won’t need extensive outpatient therapy at the Ortho Clinic.    We’ll find out tomorrow.

We also got SNOW SNOW and SNOW………….not as much as lots of people but ours was beautiful and fluffy and stuck to all the limbs making things look beautiful.    I guess overall we might have had 4-5 inches.     I am not a “snow baby” like Angel Sammy was but I did go out on the front porch to watch it fall a couple of times.    TOO COLD!

I received Angel Sammy’s poem to share with you……………and a photo he found for next week’s Poetry Challenge………


“Poetry Time!”

Hi everyone.   Hope those of you who got snow don’t blame us at the Rainbow Bridge for forgetting to turn off the SNOW MACHINE this past week.     Some of you got WAY TOO MUCH and some got enough for snowmen and some got very little or none.     But we didn’t have a thing to do with it!    A higher (much) power did!     Anyway, plenty of time to write a poem in that time and I hope that you did.

Here’s the photo I gave you all LAST WEEK to write a poem for today………..and my poem after:

“Ready For Action”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©February 3, 2021

These two guys look ready for action

A full saloon would bring satisfaction

Rags at the ready to wipe up the mess

No sign in the photo of a “dolly” in a dress!

Keep the drinks comin’, keep the patrons in line

No bar fights to break up would be just fine!

Running a saloon was a risky endeavor

Avoiding a gunfight meant you HAD to be VERY clever!


No easy job I’m sure being owner of a saloon back in the wild west gunfighter days.    Rough places indeed.   These two guys look READY for action though don’t they.   I loved the look of this photo – and if you peek in the mirror behind the bar you see at least one or two customers are sitting at I assume tables across from the bar enjoying the ambiance (or whiskey) already!

Here’s your photo for NEXT Thursday!


Yikes……wonder what the petrol bill is????     Even bigger question is how do you turn a corner or park?    Anyway I thought this might be a fun one for a poem.    I hope you give it a try and share your poetry with us on your blog.  Leave us your link – we want to read it!!

Have a good week…………..stay safe………………and remember your Rainbow Bridge Angels are watching over you.

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

Love, Angel Sammy


Love your saloon poem Angel Sammy and I can’t WAIT to see what people come up with for that limo photo…………………..this is a fun thing to do on Thursdays with you!    I miss you!

Hugs, Teddy

39 responses »

  1. A 22-wheeler will guzzle the gas! But riding caboose must be a real BLAST! You can change seat each day until all have been used and all of us seeing this chariot are amused. But does it really exist? Or is it just a limo with a twist? Love, Loulou and healthy teeth to Dad.


    • HAHAHA! Love the poem – it’s perfect for next week’s poetry day! That limo is actually a REAL one but I doubt anyone ever drove it anywhere – it was constructed to break the Guinness Book of World Records for longest limo and I have no doubt it will have that honor for a long time…………HAHAHA

      Hugs, Teddy and Mom


    • Super well done poem today! Perfect for the photo. That was a doozy of a photo and such fun thinking about what to write wasn’t it. Next week’s – WOW – now that’s what I call a WHOPPERLIMO!

      Hugs, Pam


    • I bet that’s EXACTLY why they had that mirror! I imagine they tried not to turn their backs on the saloon visitors if they could manage unless they had a “leave your guns at the door” policy WHICH I am sure they did NOT have!

      Hugs, Pam

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    • We read up on that limo – it was made on purpose to break the Guinness Book of Records for longest limo. It’s got my vote but I definitely can’t imagine trying to drive that monstrosity!! Glad you liked our poem today – it was a fun photo to use for inspiration!

      Pam AND Teddy too


  2. Glad things are going well with your mum 😀 And snow haha we haven’t had much in Scotland. It came and was lovely. Then it froze and was dangerous. Then it melted and back to rain rain rain! Seriously think the west of Scotland is the wettest place on Earth!


  3. Teddy and Angel Sammy; This report from your mom is the best news of the day for us here in the CB. I’m proud of her for working so hard and coming through this the way I just knew she would. Bravo to your mom.


  4. I am glad you prefer to just watch the snow- I bet your folks are happy about that too. 🙂
    Excellent poem, Angel Sammy never disappoints. XO


  5. I recognize that limo! I used it in a post seven years ago that’s going (somewhat) viral now that Bud Light has brought back the old Dr. Galazkiewicz commercial from the 90’s! I’ll bet it handles well in the tight turns…


  6. Yipee, mom is getting back to normal with those staples coming out and walking about even without a cane at times. This is reason to be so thankful. We won’t talk about snow. No one wants to buy it…..too much merchandise and no demand.

    Your poem is thought provoking, Sammy. Can you imagine a saloon in gold rush days? You’d be lucky to leave through those swingin’ doors with all your fur. mol



  7. We are supposed to get more wintry stuff here tonight and tomorrow, and then into the deep freezer. UGH. Why does the weather have to be bad on days I need to get to my work?? Sheesh!

    I enjoyed your Saloon poetry! We have residents at my work who watch a channel called Grit, and its all old westerns, so I get to see a lot of saloon action when I am in their rooms:)

    That is a L…O…N…G…L…I…M…O!
    If they make it like some of the bigger long buses it *might* get around corners, LOL!
    Hav9ng said that if its as big as it looks, maybe a bus would be safer?!


  8. Sammy we are real glad Mom is getting better and moving forward with things. That makes us Thankful and we are really thankful to have you visit us along with Teddy. That was a fun poem and next week looks like a Doozy!


  9. sam o bacon…..grate poem two day dood !!!! it bee az wild az de west was 😉

    ted o nator; we heer ya on de snoz buddy…and we iz buzzed glad ta lurn mom
    iz doin aye oh kay soooper grate….her WILL be out runnin a mar a thonz with
    ewe bye summer time

    YAY !!! 🙂 ♥♥♥

    hay ewe st bernard
    we see ewe takin a snooz
    ther in de korner

    N when ewe wakez up
    make sure ya getz a samich
    with lotz oh bacon !! 🙂 ♥♥

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  10. What a great poem. We are sorry our mom couldn’t come UP with anything this week. We think her brain short circuited. Next week’s photo is crazy. We didn’t notice the helicopter on the back until Mom enlarged the photo for us. We are all so happy that your mom is healing so well from her surgery and getting around so well. Prayers and POTP for continued healing. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, angel Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer & Kizmet


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