Monday, August 3, 2020


There's no age limit to pinwheels. You can have them as an adolescent or as an adult, too. 
Carolyn and I both like them, and she ended up getting some.
But where to put them?
Bob had an idea to put them outside Carolyn's office window so she could watch them spin, He actually drilled holes in the porch railings, hero that he is. How cheerful it is to watch them spin and catch the light.
Did you have pinwheels as a child?
Do you like them?

Monday, July 27, 2020

Enough Signs?

I saw some pine nuts for sale on the side of the road. 
Actually, how could I NOT see that they were for sale?
I only hope that they manage to sell enough pine nuts to pay for the poster paper and markers.
Do you like to advertise? Do you think this method is a good one?
And most importantly, do you like pine nuts?

Monday, July 20, 2020

Easy Pill Taking

If you've got to take meds, it might as well be a pleasant experience.
We thought it was kind of funny when Carolyn's three other pills (two gel pills, one pink pill) stuck to her chewy chocolate calcium pill.
I told her that if she ate them all at once, they'd probably all taste like chocolate.
She didn't try it.
Do you take meds? Do you like them?

Monday, July 13, 2020

Birthday Girl

Carolyn likes bread so much that she bought herself a loaf at a festival.
She didn't care that it's bigger than her head. She assured me she could eat it all.
She did, too, once I sliced it up and put it in the freezer, taking it out a slice at a time.
I also gave some to Bob, but Carolyn didn't mind. She's a sharing kind of girl, even on her birthday.
She wants to give treats to everybody!
Happy birthday, Carolyn! You don't look 54, but you are certainly a good example to be so proud of your age.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Old Cannons

There are some nifty old cannons in Haddon Heights, New Jersey where Carolyn was born and I spent 10 of my growing up years.
As a child, I'd walk a long way to the cannons (maybe a mile) with a brother or sister or two or three. (There were eight of us.)
I used to climb on the cannons, but when I was there last year as an adult, I had a new perspective when I found I could could reach the end of the cannon from the ground.
My more petite sister stood further back to reach the cannon barrel, still proud of herself.
Things can be accomplished in so many different ways.
Do you have a favorite childhood place?
Where is it?

Monday, June 29, 2020

Popcorn: Not Just For Eating

Popcorn is not just for eating.
It's not just for cushioning things to mail, either.
Or for stringing along Christmas Tree branches.
What else can you do with it?
Play a game!
When our boys were still living at home, we'd sometimes make popcorn and play "What's that piece?" You play it by picking up a single piece of popcorn and saying what it looks like before eating it.
What's this one?
From my POV, it's an animal paw!
Okay, popcorn piece number two. What do you see?
I see a fish swimming from left to right! (Do you see that? Or something else?)
Now what's this?
A flower! (These are all subject to individual interpretation, so there are no right or wrong answers here. And if you turn the picture upside down, you just might see something a lobster clinging to a wooden ceiling.)
Okay, I see two things in this one. What do you see?
It could be a jellyfish with floaty tentacles bunched beneath it, or a duck's head! (See the little yellow beak on the left?)
See how much fun this is?
I didn't write down what I was thinking when I deemed these popcorn kernels worthy of photographing, so what does this one make you think of?
I don't know either.
I'm gonna say a fat baby chick with a teeny head and its beak open upward hoping for food! I'm sure it wants to eat a piece of popcorn.
(Perhaps that makes it a cannibal...that adds even more adventure!)
Okay, so here's another one for you.
Poptopus! (Haha! A popcorn/octopus.)
Now the next two are the same piece of popcorn from two different angles so you can (maybe) see what I saw.
What is it?
It's a Pharaoh's hat front view...
...and side view!
You're not getting tired of this, are you? Because this one also has two interpretations.
(Do you see two things?)
How about a goose flying from left to right with its wings down, OR
an index finger pointing to the right?
Okay, what about this one?
A rhi-pop-arous! I see a rhinoceros-type shape running from right to left, top view.
(Now I get to eat it!)
Don't go! Last one! Do you see what I see?
It's a sexy swimming suit!
Popcorn can be so much more fun than just eating it by the handful. If you're particularly hungry, you could play the game between handfuls of popcorn.
When you play, it's your rules, because I won't be there...unless I smell your popcorn and come on over, because I love the stuff.
Do you like popcorn?
Air popped?
Stove top?
Or do you hate it no matter how entertaining it is because the kernels stick in your teeth?

Monday, June 22, 2020

Lots of Ways to Eat It

If someone gives you a chocolate cupcake, what would you do with it?
You could hold it in your hand and take bites from it.
You could chop it in pieces in a bowl, pour milk on it, and eat it with a spoon.
You could warm it up and put a scoop of ice cream on top and eat it.
You could say, "No, thank you."
You could even put the whole thing in your mouth, like Carolyn did!
There are lots of ways to eat a treat, and who's to say which is right or wrong?
Do you like treats?
What's your favorite?


There's no age limit to pinwheels. You can have them as an adolescent or as an adult, too.  Carolyn and I both like them, and she ende...