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Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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It’s Thursday again – time to be THANKFUL and then poetic.    But Thankfuls are always first – – – and if you want to tell everyone what you’re thankful for this week just click the badge above, link up with Brian’s blog and we’ll read what you have to say.

I’m super thankful that we’ve had some decent weather – “playing in the yard” weather.   Mom, Dad and I played with a ping pong ball (one of my favorite toys) yesterday in the grass out front.   They’d throw it and I’d chase it and bat it around for a while before asking for more.    I bat them around inside too but outside I can whack them harder and sometimes they go pretty far – in the house they don’t.     I’m also thankful that my Dad goes for his second vaccine shot tomorrow.   I will feel better when both of my parents are protected and after tomorrow they will be.

I’m pretty happy that Angel Sammy sent me his poetry information last night – it’s ready to share with you all……………see below!

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Thursday is our day for poetry!

Did you write one for the photo I gave you last week?  Good – tell us about it in comments and give us a link to it so we can read it.    SO MUCH FUN seeing what you’ve written.   I love having a theme in the form of a photo that all of us use each week for inspiration, don’t you?

Here’s the photo I gave you last week – let’s see what you did with it and I’ll share my poem below.    Some of you had no idea what this lady was doing in the aisle – well this is the “Usherette” who served snacks in movie theaters from the 1920’s into the 1950’s in many movie theaters.   Not just snacks – sometimes cigarettes or ice cream, etc.   It was considered a rather glamorous job to have.    

“Snacks Anyone?”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©April 14, 2021

 

There’s no need to leave your theatre seat

She’s walking the aisles with her tray full of sweets!

She’s got nuts, candy bars, gum and the like

She will bring it to you and save you the hike!

She can tell all her friends that she “works in the theater”

They’ll think she’s a star – everyone wants to meet her

At the end of the night though she kicks off her shoes

And her poor tired feet will be singing the blues.

 

Apparently there was some amount of prestige being an Usherette back in the day.    And notice that everyone in the theater is dressed up.   These days you sure won’t see that!   It’s flip flops and shorts propped up on the seats in front of you……it’s dumping boxes of popcorn on the floor when you’re finished……it’s sticky spills from soft drinks on floors and seats.    Oh well…………… I thought this would be a fun one for poetry and I can’t wait to read yours.

Here’s what I found for us to use for next week………………..

Mom and Dad see tons of places like this when they go for drives out in the country.    I thought it might make for some fun poetry.     Let’s see how that goes shall we?    Hope to see you again next week right here where we’ll SHARE SOME POEMS!

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

Love and Peace, Angel Sammy

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I like that poem you wrote for today Angel Sammy !   Our Mom isn’t QUITE old enough to remember these Usherettes but it would be kinda nice to have someone deliver snacks to you so you won’t miss anything going on with the movie.    Thanks for visiting us every week – it’s a real treat for me…..I’m your brother but we never met in purrrson – but I still miss you and so do Mom and Dad.

Love, Teddy

SPARK on Monday

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It’s Monday!   It’s time for a Monday thought – a little something to get us through another week.  Everyone is invited to participate by posting their OWN thoughts – SPARKS inspire all of us!   “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when her blog was hacked some time ago.  It was meant to be a way to start out each week with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to each of us and hopefully everyone else who read it.    Sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort.    Those of us who enjoyed sharing a SPARK with Annie have continued doing so on Mondays – and we hope one day soon Annie will be back blogging with us again.    Please feel free to post a SPARK of your own and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way!

The SPARK I chose for today is one I could give a LOT of examples of from my life but I won’t.    I think if you consider choices you’ve made, directions you’ve taken, you probably would also give a LOT of examples.   So today’s SPARK is really just a reminder of something we all already know.    At least I’ll admit that – will you?

Hugs, Pam

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thankful Thursday.    Always things in our lives we can be thankful for – right?   Right!     Easter was nice – Mom got her second shot – both of those are thankfuls.   The weather has been spectacular the past few days – a BIG thankful as it meant I was outside a LOT with Mom and Dad.   Spring is prettier and prettier every day…..always thankful when Spring arrives.    Thankful to Brian for hosting this great Hop!

Also thankful that I received Angel Sammy’s poem to share with you…………AND his new photo for NEXT week’s poem as well………….always fun!

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Let’s Share Poems!

Yes – let’s do that!    Did you write one for the photo I gave you last week?    I thought we’d all have some fun with that photograph.    We ALWAYS have fun with our poems don’t we?    I’m happy that some of you are as excited about Thursdays and poetry as I am.   Makes me feel like these little get-togethers are worth it.

Now, wanna see the photo I gave you last week to work with?    I’ll share my poem after I show you the photo………………..

“The Heart of the Home”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell    ©April 7, 2021

 

This was where the action was back in “the day”

Where you’d generally find your Mom to have your “say”

Everyone gathered around the kitchen table

To spend time together as much as they were able

You had breakfast there, licked spoons with icing there 

And using her sewing shears Mom would even cut your hair!

No electronic gadgetry around – everything was easy to fix

There were lots of Mr. Fix-its in neighborhoods who knew all the tricks

The lemonade pitcher always ready in Mom’s old Kelvinator 

There were no garbage disposals then; our pets were leftovers eliminators!

They say in the electronic age life is so much better and free

But the good old days of meeting in the kitchen sound mighty good to me.

 

In many ways the good old days really were good old days.   Sure we didn’t have all the conveniences of electronic gadgetry but we really didn’t NEED them – they are just more convenience in these days of “instant gratification” and everybody working and not many hanging out at home.     We want everything NOW…..back in “the day” we paced ourselves.   Waiting for the cake to bake in the oven instead of getting a microwave for three minutes dessert.    Oh well………..that’s progress…………right?

My Mom remembers her Grandmother’s kitchen looking a bit like this one, and when she and her family lived on an Air Force base in Alabama a long time ago, this pretty much is exactly what the kitchen looked like.

Hope you had fun with this photo………….I have next week’s photo for you!   Ready?   You have a week to write something to go with this one – another FLASHBACK:

I’m going to guess SOME of you tuning in will have no idea what this is……………….!    But I also know that some will!    

SO – that’s your assignment for next week – write a poem about this photo, and if you wrote one this week – let us know you did, give us a link so we can read it, or just write the poem in my comments here on Teddy’s blog.    He doesn’t mind.   Trust me.   Just because I’m an Angel doesn’t mean we aren’t still close!

Have a good and safe week……………..I’m so happy my Mom is finished with her shots and that Dad will get his second one next week.    I will always look after them, but I won’t WORRY as much once they are vaccinated.   

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

Loves of Angel Love, Angel Sammy

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I like your poem a lot Angel Sammy.  I would like to have a floor like that in the kitchen to lie on now – I bet it’s nice and cool!    Our wood floors are nice too especially in the winter.    Have a good week at the Bridge and thank you for looking out for us.  I miss you.

 

I LOVE SPRING!    Hugs, Teddy

SPARK on Monday

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Happy Monday.   Hope everyone had a great Easter or Passover……………..it’s time for a Monday thought – a little something to get us through another week.  Everyone is invited to participate by posting their OWN thoughts – SPARKS inspire all of us!   “SPARKS” was started by Annie McGuffy of McGuffy’s Reader but ended when her blog was hacked some time ago.  It was meant to be a way to start out each week with with a meaningful thought – something that spoke to each of us and hopefully everyone else who read it.    Sometimes we need a little “spark” in our lives and these posts were meant to at least be a PART of that effort.    Those of us who enjoyed sharing a SPARK with Annie have continued doing so on Mondays – and we hope one day soon Annie will be back blogging with us again.    Please feel free to post a SPARK of your own and let everyone know you have…….we get energy from each other that way!

I found another little gem…………from one of my favorite Winnie The Pooh characters.    You don’t have to be BIG to be wise.   Piglet knows what he’s talking about!

Those little things that perhaps someone does for you unexpectedly – just a simple thing – small even – but makes your heart just want to burst with “happy”.     A good example is something I can recall from my “babysitting” days.    This was many years ago – I was 12 I think and babysitting two little kids that lived next door to us.   Their Mom had a fast errand to do and I was just watching the 3 year old and the 2 year old was napping.     The three year old came over to me with a HUGE smile on her face holding a dandelion in her little fist – found out she’d picked it for her Mom earlier in the day and it was in a glass of water in the kitchen.    She handed me the dandelion and said “I love you”…….can you imagine how that made me feel?   A half dead little flower but she gave it to me (of course I put it back in the water for her Mom) and said she loved me.    Little thing but HUGE at the time and still HUGE enough that I think about it once in a while.

Bet you can think of things like that if you just think about it!    Piglet knows the best stuff doesn’t he????    Have a great week.

Hugs and Dandelions, Pam

 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thankful Thursday………another week has gone by since we last thought of what we’re thankful for and shared it in the HOP – I guess I’m sounding like a broken record here but I have the same thankfuls – Mom goes for her second shot on Sunday, Dad will go the week after that, we are healthy and enjoying lots of family time and “sort of” Spring weather around here.    If you want to join in the Blog Hop – just click on Brian’s badge above and link up with us.    Maybe your “thankfuls” are more interesting than mine!

I also have Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday poetry email to share with those of you who like writing or at least reading poems that were inspired by the photos Angel Sammy gives us every Thursday.    I like seeing the photos he chooses to give to all of you to use as inspiration – looks like fun to me!    Here’s his email from the Rainbow Bridge:

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It’s POETRY Day!

Welcome to another chance to share poetry with me and with all the other folks who tune in to read what we’ve written OR to share with us what THEY wrote which was inspired by the photos I give you every week.    It’s so much fun……..we have a great group of people participating and we’re always happy when someone new joins in the fun.    All you do is look at a photo that I supply every week and write a poem about what you see/feel/sense when you look at the photo.   Easy Peasy.

Here’s last week’s photo which we all used for today’s poems…………….my poem follows the photo:

“Second Thoughts”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell        ©March 31, 2021

So here we are at the edge of the world

Waterfalls that tumble into whirlpools that swirl

We thought this would be fun but who were we kidding?

Sheer drop in this water against rocks we’ll be skidding!

We all like a challenge – true adventure is our desire

But I’d rather walk across the Grand Canyon on a tiny little wire!

 

This photo is mind boggling and I know most of you like me are wondering if this trio of crazies were just looking or if they intend to go over.   I think they are on the edge and deciding on a plan to go over.   Where they will meet if they all survive – which spot on the precipice looks like the best launch spot – what they’d like to be said at their funerals!

Seriously – crazy time is what this photo is.     I thought it would make for some good poetry.   Can’t wait to read yours – let us know if you wrote one and where we can read it.   I have a feeling we’ve got some whoppers this week.   As for next week’s inspirational photo – here’s what you can use for inspiration for NEXT Thursday’s poetry day:

Well times have changed – I know our kitchen never looked like this but I’m sure my Mom’s Mom’s kitchen did.    Thought we’d find something good to write a poem about with an old-fashioned look back at the way things were.   

Hope to see you next week for Poetry!   Meanwhile, take care of yourselves and stay safe………………………..

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

Love and Hugs, Angel Sammy

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Loved your poem Angel Sammy – I can’t wait to read everyone else’s poems for this wacky photo!    Gives me the willies just looking at it!   I love and miss you!

Hugs, Teddy