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