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Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Hello Thursday and Hello Thankful Hop fans……………it’s the day of the week when we share our “thankful fors” with each other.    I’m super thankful that Brian hosts this Hop for all of us aren’t you?    I’m also thankful that Mom and Dad are starting to have nice cozy fires in the fireplace now that the weather has settled into cold most days.   I haven’t really appreciated the fireplace that much in my past two winters but this year – I enjoy staring into it and feeling the WARM on my face.

I’m also always thankful that Angel Sammy’s Poetic Thursday poem got here in time for today.    He transmits it from the Rainbow Bridge every Thursday and I share it with all of you.   Hopefully YOU share YOUR poem with all of us!

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Hello Poetic Friends!

Greetings from the Rainbow Bridge………..I know I speak for all of us here when I say “WE MISS YOU” !!      Anyway, it’s Thursday and that’s the day we share poetry with each other.  Did you write one to go with the photo I gave you last week?   Good!  Let us know you wrote a poem in our comments so we can visit you and read it OK?    I have a lot of fun finding what I think are fun photos for you to use as inspiration for your poetry.    Shall we start?

Here’s the photo I gave you LAST Thursday…………..and the poem that I wrote to go with it…………………

“Be Bop and Hop”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      ©November 19, 2019

Humans express themselves in so many ways

They write books, and songs, and even write plays!

But they also come up with some amazing dances

Which can lead to bruises, sore muscles and sometimes – romances!

In eras past some dances were so “athletic”

My Mom says her attempts at those were quite pathetic!

She liked the slow dances – being close – holding on tight

Not performing gymnastic maneuvers that were quite a sight!

Jive, jitterbug, moon walk, polka, hip hop or twist

I could go on forever with a mighty long list

But one style remains and romance still survives

The “close to each other” slow dance beats out that jive!

 

Mom says all the dance crazes through the years she grew up in were fun but she remembers the slow dances most of all when the guys she would dance with could whisper in her ear, or pull her closer and she felt a lot more special than when she was dancing three feet away from someone hoping they wouldn’t trip her accidentally with a flailing arm or leg!   HAHAHA     What a picture that is.   I’m glad I am a cat and not expected to do any of that kind of stuff – I just sleep, eat and play peacefully!

So how about you?  Did you write a poem?   Good!   If you didn’t – give it a try next week why don’t you……………..here’s next week’s photo:

Interesting?  Yeah I thought so too……………..let’s have some fun with this one shall we?    We’ll meet here again – same time and day only NEXT week OK?    

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

Love and Hugs from the Rainbow Bridge……………..Angel Sammy

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Thank you for visiting us Angel Sammy………………….I like your poem………..I’m glad I don’t have to see Mom and Dad dancing like that around the living room but I admit once or twice they have “slow danced” in there……………I think it’s SWEET!

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Hello!   Thursday is here and so are we.    First up on Thursdays is Brian’s THANKFUL BLOG HOP and we’re always part of that – hope you are too!   If not, you can Hop with us by clicking the badge above and linking up.    Good chance to tell the world what you’re thankful for.    For me this week I must say that I am SO thankful that Spring is here.   It really is this time……..we have tiny leaves on trees, green grass in our yard that Mom mowed today, blooms about to happen on dogwoods – it’s just so pretty outside.   I’m thankful in particular because on a nice day, Mom and Dad (or one of them at least) will take me out for a LONG time – I love to lie in the leaves and just watch the birds, squirrels and airplanes.    I’m so lucky to have a yard to enjoy and a Mom and Dad who allow me to do that (with snoopervision of course).

I’m also always thankful that Angel Sammy has had time to send me his poem of the week.    I hope you have written one to share this week based on the photo he gave everyone last week?  If you do, let us know in comments so we can read your poem and visit your blog!!

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Happy Poetry Day!

Another week has gone by and it’s time for us all to share our poems with each other!    Did you write one?   Good – let us know in comments so we can visit.    Every week I give you a photograph of something I hope will inspire you to write a poem.   Why not make this your FIRST WEEK to write one if you haven’t before?    After I share last week’s photo and my poem, I’ll be giving you a BRAND NEW PHOTO to use as inspiration for a poem…………………take a peek – maybe you will think of something and write your FIRST poem?????   

Here’s the photo we all wrote a poem about for today followed by my poem:

“What About Me?”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell     April 10, 2019©

Little girl – little girl – I’m here too!

That big old pony is ignoring you….

I would love for you to give me a pet

I’m hoping with my “trick” your attention I’ll get!

I’d give you a ride if you wanted one

I might be little but I sure like fun….

I’ll be your friend if you give me a whirl

What about me you cute little girl!

 

I love this photo.    It’s so cute.    I hope the little girl turned around to see what was pulling her little dress and discovered the cute little pony who wanted her attention!     I hope you saw something in this photo too that caused you to pen a poem.   

Here’s your inspirational photo for NEXT week……………….I hope to see you then so we can share a little poetry with each other.    I look forward to my little visits with all of my old friends and new friends too every week.    Life at the Rainbow Bridge is great but I will ALWAYS ALWAYS miss you!

So this ought to be a fun one for a poem……………………give it a try.    I’ll see you next week same time to share………OK?   

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

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy……………………………I’m always excited to read your poems every week and next week’s photo is one of my favorite critters to watch outside!     I’ll be anxious to read everyone’s poems about that cute guy.

Hugs, Teddy

 

 

 

 

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thankful Thursday!    How about joining in on this fun HOP that let us focus on things we’re thankful for every week?   Just click Brian’s badge above and link up.   Share.   We all have things we’re thankful for right?

I’m thankful that we have NOT had anymore snow.   In fact, all that mud which Mom insists comes OFF my feet before I’m allowed back in the house after a walk is GONE.   No more foot washing!  YAY!

I’m also thankful that I got Angel Sammy’s poem and message for this week – direct thru his wi-fi connection at the Rainbow Bridge…..!    Here’s what he wrote:

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Greetings Poetry Fans!

I hope all of you had a good week since we last “met” here in the blogosphere.    Things are busy here at the Rainbow Bridge but then you all know about that as you’ve had to say goodbye to a LOT of your friends in the last few weeks.   This time of year we have more new Angels than we usually do during other Earth Seasons.    We welcome everyone with open arms and an Angel Hug and help them adjust – we know it’s an adjustment for YOU, but it’s also an adjustment for US.

Last week’s photo inspiration was the photo below, and I’ve followed the photo with the poem I wrote based on my thoughts about the photo.  If you have written a poem with this photo as your inspiration, please let us know in comments OR write your poem in comments so we can read it!

“Serious Bingo!”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell      February 27, 2019

 

Bingo player extraordinaire

In her eyes the determined stare

At her table her “equipment” is ready

Nerves are calm, her hands are steady

She takes this seriously – It’s important stuff

Concentration is present as she takes a puff

She’s a seasoned expert and knows the deal

She’s known in the Bingo Hall as Lucky Lucille!

She’s a ten card wonder and fast as lightning

She can mark cards and sip coffee so fast it’s almost frightening!

This is her BIG weekly outing so don’t get in her way

Lucky Lucille is in her regular spot and ready to play!

 

This photo reminded my Mom of going to bingo with her Mom once in a while.   A room full of serious Bingo players.   Concentrating and piles of cards in front of them – lightning fast marking each letter/number combo called out………WAITING until someone finally yelled out BINGO and you could hear a collective sigh of disappointment.     I love this photo.   I bet this lady is a real “character” !!

How about next week – ready to see the photo I have for you for next week’s poetry inspiration?

Oh  boy!   Magic huh?   Let’s see what we can all do with this one………………..in the meantime, please remember – poetry is EASY if you let it be.   Doesn’t have to rhyme – just tell me what you FEEL when you look at the photo…..it’s all about interpretation!  

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

Love, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Sammy………….that was a fun photo this week AND I think the magical fairy one will be fun NEXT week!     I’ll see you in my dreams…………………………….

Love, Teddy

Thankful and Poetic Thursday

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AHHHHH yes!   Time for Thankful Thursday Blog Hopping with our buddy Brian.    Celebrate the things you’re thankful for on the Hop – wanna join us?   Click his badge above and do it!

I’m thankful that our snow is melting.   I am NOT a happy boy about the snow – I really do NOT like to walk in it no matter if it’s a half inch or even a “dusting”.    Cold feet?  No thanks!    So I’m glad it’s not FEET of snow and that these INCHES of show we did get are slowly melting.    We thought we’d have more snow starting tomorrow but now it looks like mostly some rain so that might just melt more of this snow.   Here are some pix Mom took before we had a full 9-10 inches!

She snapped them before it got very light out the morning of our snow.    It continued snowing all that day and into the evening………….

Anyway, I’m thankful we didn’t get more of that white stuff…………I’m also THANKFUL that because the weather at the Rainbow Bridge is perfect EVERY DAY, Angel Sammy’s email got to me so I have his poem for today I can share with all of you!

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Hi Poetry Peeps!

Here I am to share the poem I wrote for this week’s photo challenge poem.    The poem I had in my head all week kind of changed as I was putting pen to paper but basically the idea is the same.    I thought it was a fun photo to write a poem for – did you?    I hope you wrote one!     If you haven’t been doing that every week with us – I hope you change your mind and join in the fun.

I will give you a photo every Thursday and you have a whole week to think about the picture and see what it “says” to you – what feeling does it give you or what do you think of when you look at it?!    Below is my poem for this week AND a new photo for NEXT Thursday.    If you did write a poem, let us know you did in your comments and give us your link so we can read it.    YAY!

“Beauty”

Poem by Angel Sammy Kimmell     January 16, 2019

Bottles, potions, dyes,

Curlers, scissors, razors

Dryers, foil, perms,

Bobby pins and lasers

All to be beautiful….but in case you are a doubter

Real beauty is INNER and certainly not OUTER……

 

Maybe my shortest poem ever?    Well, could be, but funny how it came to me almost the instant I found the photo.   All the trouble people go to getting to the point they feel “put together” and beautiful……….and the most important beauty of all is what you carry in your heart and soul.   Not found in any beauty parlor.  

Now, would you like to see what I found for all of us to work with this coming week?  

Cute?   Well I think so……………….but there’s a lot to see in this photo so have some fun “SEEING” whatever you can and writing about it and we’ll share next week OK???   My Mom wants to give this little critter a hug.   

Have a super week everyone – I hope to see you back here next Thursday WITH a poem……………………….

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

Love always, Angel Sammy

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Oh that was a goodie Angel Sammy and I just love that little imaginary creature you found for us to think about this week.    I love his little stuffed wabbit……..he’s just a baby “something” but what?   Part this and that………well, I’m sure your poem will explain!!

Everybody have a great Thursday………………………………

Hugs, Teddy

 

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Happy Thursday!    Today is TWO FOR ONE day here on my blog.    We always join Brian’s THANKFUL THURSDAY Hop – you can too if you click the badge above!    Then we also have Angel Sammy’s Thoroughly Poetic Thursday as Part TWO of today’s post.

First comes being thankful though.    Today I’m focusing on thanking YOU – that’s right – YOU.   All of you who are faithful followers of my blog – who write to tell me that you love Teaser Tuesday and all the craziness of Ding Dong School……the ones who say writing poetry on Thursdays was something they never, ever thought of doing before but now they look forward to it.    Why am I thankful?   Because I enjoy having my blog and if you didn’t like what I do, I wouldn’t do it!   So I’m thankful for YOU.    I’m also always thankful that Brian has this HOP every week so we can all share.

Angel Sammy’s weekly email with his poem and photo for next week came in RIGHT ON TIME so below, you’ll find the message I received which really is for ALL of us not just ME!

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Greetings Poetic Friends!!

Time for us to gather together and have some fun with poetry.    You all know every week I give you a NEW photo to ponder and agonize (!) over as inspiration for a poem that you will write and share on Thursdays when I share MY poem written with that photo in mind.    Photos can be very inspiring and it’s so much fun to just let your imagination go crazy and write what you see or feel when you look at a photo.     If you wrote a poem be sure and tell us you did in our comments here so we can VISIT YOU!!

Here’s the photo I gave you last week, followed by my poem based on the photo:

“Climate Change?”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell     November 7, 2018

 

So many things change for us over time

More rain has been falling and temperatures climb

Hurricanes, tornados, earthquakes and fires

It seems we’ve awakened Mother Nature’s ire !

Floods bring loss of life, homes, jobs, and land

Beaches erode with storms stealing the sand

The seasons used to be defined, predictable and true

But lately it’s changed – I feel it – don’t you?

Is it too late to reverse it or is this just “one of those years”

When things are unpredictable and we needn’t have fear.

The signs are all there and we shouldn’t ignore

Mother Earth is pleading with us on every continent and shore.

STOP and think where we’re going…..before it’s too late

We can’t ruin this earth………and just leave it to fate.

 

Well I can almost hear you saying “Angel Sammy this is another rather dire poem!!” – when I usually like to write something upbeat and fun but honestly, I have to say that those of us at the Rainbow Bridge have been looking on and wishing we could do more to “hold Earth together” in just about every way including weather!    But of course we can’t.   Humankind has to help.   So that’s what I thought when I saw this particular photo…………………WHAT DO YOU SEE?   WHAT DO YOU FEEL?  

Here’s the inspirational photo for NEXT week’s Thursday Poetry Challenge – I kind of think this will be a bit more FUN and less SERIOUS than this week don’t you???

There you have it – inspiration for poetry for NEXT week!   Until then I hope you will have a super week………………….Thanksgiving is coming soon……….then – CHRISTMAS!   Wow…..time flies.     I became an Angel in December 2016.    Could it have been that long ago?     Seems like yesterday…………Mom says that too…………..   ♥

See you next week my friends………..

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

Love forever, Angel Sammy

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Thanks Angel Sammy and thanks to all of you who took time to write a poem and join in the Poetic Fun every Thursday!    See you next week right here to SHARE some poetry!

Where did all these leaves come from????

Hugs, Teddy

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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It’s TWO FOR ONE DAY!

First up for us today is being THANKFUL with our friend Brian – we all post what we’re thankful for lately and share our posts by joining the Hop -you can do that too if you click Brian’s badge above and fill out the LINKY form.   Why not – I’m sure you have something you can be thankful “out loud” for!

What am I thankful for today?   One thing is that in spite of the ridiculously hot and humid weather, my Mom and Dad continue to indulge me by taking me out on my harness for walks – actually we don’t do a whole lot of walking………I just take them down into the edge of the woods where I get underneath a forsythia shrub and lie down to watch through the foliage as birds and squirrels run by or fly overhead.   It’s like watching TV.   Very entertaining.   Mom and Dad can sit on the swing/bench there and hopefully NOT get bit by mosquitoes (sometimes those sprays just don’t QUITE keep up with the bugs!).    I’m also thankful that Mom got my reservation at Paws A While Pet Hotel CONFIRMED for when they desert me go away for a few days in October.   I love the place – I was there LAST year when they went away and those Sisters sure know how to spoil me!

I’m also thankful of course that we got an email from Angel Sammy which contains his poem for this week AND a photo for next week.    He said in a “P.S.” to me accompanying the poem that he hopes more of you decide to give writing a poem a try.   I hope you take him up on that challenge!!

Here’s his email to us……………..

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Hello Poetic Friends!!  

You know that August 28th was Rainbow Bridge Remembrance Day and I just want to say one thing………..you all spent the day recalling your pets of the past who were no longer with you and who were residing where I am here at the Bridge…….well, just so you know, up at the Bridge, all of US spent the day remembering all of YOU and wishing we could be with you again.   Love goes both ways you know.   One day we’ll all be together.   Believe it.

Now on to happier things – POETRY!    Did you write one this week to go with the photo I gave you to use as inspiration?    I did!    Here’s the photo you were to use to write your poem and following that is MY poem.   If you wrote one yourself – BRAVO!    Please give us a link to your poem OR write your poem in our comments.   

“The Long Rest”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell     July 29, 2018

When at last our long rest arrives

We don’t want tears in our loved ones eyes

We hope they know we are in a beautiful place

Our youth returned, smiles on our face

Our pain is gone, our infirmities have left

The only difficulty we have is to have you bereft

Don’t be sad because we are physically gone

We’re always there – from dusk to dawn

We’re by your side – we’ll kiss your cheek

We’re on the wind – no need to speak

In dreams at night we’re busy too

You’re NOT alone – we’re there with you

Our time had come when we had to leave

It broke our hearts to see you grieve

Remember one day we will welcome you here

It will be a joyous reunion – so have no fear………………

 

 

I hope this won’t make any of you SAD who have recently lost someone in your family be they human or animal because the leaving is painful but where we are, we are happy and waiting for the day we’ll be together again.   The statue in the photo above is so beautiful – and she looks like she’s merely asleep……..resting peacefully.    Someone put flowers in her outstretched hand – but believe me – SOMEONE was there waiting to take hold of her hand and welcome her “home”.

Now how about a photo for next week?    See what you can do with this one for inspiration!!

Can you say HAPPY????   Oh yeah…………………I’ll look forward to meeting you here NEXT WEEK and we’ll share some poetry OK?    Join in the fun – everyone can write a poem – doesn’t even have to rhyme…..it can be in ANY form too.

I hope all of you have a terrific week ahead.    My little brother Teddy talked about his “Thankfuls” for the Blog Hop with Brian and I have a thankful to add of my own.   I’m THANKFUL that all of you are continuing to stop by Teddy’s blog and join in the fun around here…….with Tuesday Teasers, Poetic Thursdays, Bacon on Saturdays – lots of fun to be had around here I’d say.

See you next Thursday everybody…………………….hug someone you love today.   You’ll be happy that you did and so will they!

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

Love, Angel Sammy

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Gosh Angel Sammy – I liked your poem this week but then I like your poems EVERY week.   Thanks for taking time out of your busy duties at the Bridge to bring us a poem every week.   Gives everyone ELSE a chance to be creative too!

HAVE A GOOD WEEK EVERYONE – WE’LL DO MORE POETRY NEXT THURSDAY

DREAMING OF MY BROTHER ANGEL SAMMY!

LOVE, TEDDY

Thankful and Thoroughly Poetic Thursday

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Double Blog Day!

Gosh – last Thankful Thursday I was saying how thankful I was that my Mom’s cancer surgery on her face on August 15th was OVER and done – and today I’m thankful that her OTHER cancer surgery on her arm (which was done yesterday)  is over and done…..they are confident that things are FIXED.   Now I’ll be super thankful if that’s the END of Mom’s problems.   We’ve had enough of THE BIG C.    Mom’s been dealing with the greedy stuff since the mid 1980s in one form or another and is BEATING IT whatever it throws at her so we will keep praying and hoping maybe the journey is OVER.

We all have things we ARE thankful for or SHOULD BE thankful for……….and Brian hosts this wonderful Blog Hop on Thursdays so we can all share those thankfuls with each other – if you’d like to join us, just click on the badge above and fill out the LINKY form and you’re going to be thankful right along with the rest of us!

I got the usual email from the Rainbow Bridge last night with a message from Angel Sammy.    He said to tell Mom he’d be watching over her today AND to send his poem for this week.   Ready to read his poem??????

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Happy Thursday from the Bridge!

Whooopeeee!  It’s Thursday and I can spend a little time with all of you sharing some thoughts AND some poetry.    If you haven’t ever joined in our fun, all you have to do is take a peek at the new photo I give you every Thursday and let it inspire you to write a poem about what you see or feel in the photo – then share the link to your poem here in my comments on Thursday.   Easy right?   Then I will give you ANOTHER photo to use for ANOTHER poem to be shared NEXT Thursday.    So you have a whole week to write a poem.    I’m anxious to see what you wrote last week when I shared this photo with you for your inspiration:

Yep – this is a beauty alright.   When I chose this last week for you all to use for THIS week, my Mom got all dreamy-eyed and said it brought back a lot of very cool and fun memories from “back in the day”.    She had lots of friends who had vans like this…..and in the 60s/70s it was just so very “groovy” to be in one heading to a fun party or get-together with friends.   So here’s the poem I wrote using THIS photo as my inspiration – let us know you wrote one if you did so we can read it!

“Groovin’ Down The Highway”

By Angel Sammy Kimmell              August 23, 2018

 

The stories I’ve heard would curl your hair

Of magic travels in a colorful bus from HERE to THERE

Of friends and parties, and LOVE, and fun

Of enjoying each moment between dawn and setting sun

Mom painted pictures, read tarot, embroidered butterflies and flowers

It was in those days that young people talked of “flower power”

That was so long ago but the memories remain

The memories are there but my Mom is not the same!

On the outside she has aged but her heart remains young

There are more friends to make and more songs to be sung

She’ll be groovin’ down the highway of life until her journey ends

With help from above, and from her VERY groovy friends!

 

I can only imagine what things were like back then but I’m glad that Mom has happy memories because sometimes she gets this dreamy look in her eyes when she talks about “the good old days” but I also know that she loves her life NOW and wouldn’t trade it for those days – after all, my Dad and I weren’t around back then!!!   

Now, would you like to see the photo I picked out for you all (and me) to be our inspiration for NEXT Thursday when we get together to share our poems?    Here it is:

Kind of different subject matter but I think it’s going to be interesting to create a poem around it don’t you?    

To those of you who wrote a poem along with me last week – THANKS – I love reading your work……………….and to those of you who haven’t ever written a poem or shared a poem you have written – I hope you will open the door to your creative heart and JOIN US next week!

Remember – I’m always with you – you’re my FOREVER FRIENDS………………..the Rainbow Bridge is never too far away for a visit!   

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

Love, Angel Sammy

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Oh boy!   Another week of poetry…………and next week’s photo is so beautiful – sad, but beautiful.   Can’t wait to see what Angel Sammy write AND what you write.    Meanwhile, please have a super duper Thursday.   Tomorrow is the end of another week.   Can you believe it????

The last sniffs of Spring are coming soon – before you know it FALL will be falling.

Love, Teddy

P.S.   Did you all vote in yesterday’s poll to pick a new Ding Dong Schoolhouse?  Well you should.   Every vote counts and it will be the school where Professors Angel Sammy and ME will be teaching Teaser Class in the future………we have some wonderful choices for you!   Here’s the poll: