Duson, Louisanna near Laffayette

We loved Louisanna, there were so many interesting things to see and do.  We sampled Boudin Balls the first day, sausage and rice balls with a bread crust deep-fried.  We also sampled Crawdads, tasty, but a lot of work to eat.  Crawdads are a by-product of the Rice paddies.    My photos are of theContinue reading “Duson, Louisanna near Laffayette”

How not to buy a Car, Chapter 2

We received phone calls regularly, trying to get us to trade again!  Excuse me?  Once burned, twice shy!  We told them over and over that it would be a cold day in hell before ever stepping foot in the showroom again.   You gotta give then E for effort; they kept calling!  In the meantime, weContinue reading “How not to buy a Car, Chapter 2”

How not to buy a car

This is a tale of a customer’s experience purchasing two cars from the same dealership.  Both times the dealership won, but don’t they always? “Gap Insurance” is now necessary to “protect” your investment.  Don’t forget, as soon as you drive your new car off the lot, it loses value.  Uh! The reason that your shinyContinue reading “How not to buy a car”

Nadar’s Raiders, why have you forsaken us?

This was one of my attempts at poetry from long ago. Since then I have realized I have poetry in my heart, but it doesn’t extend to my creative mind. Was your dream always to become President of the US? We needed you to shine a light on the manufacturer’s shortcomings We needed you toContinue reading “Nadar’s Raiders, why have you forsaken us?”

REX

Remember the song, Old Shep sung by Red Foley?  When I hear it, I don’t just tear up; I bawl like a baby.  The reason I cry is old Shep reminds me of my childhood dog. Here is a recording on youtube. https://www.google.com/search?q=old+shep&rlz=1C1CHBF_enUS896US896&oq=Old+Shep&aqs=chrome.0.0i355i457j46l2j0j46j46i175i199j46j69i61.6549j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8 Rex was just a tiny ball of fur when he became aContinue reading “REX”

Sit on the lid and laugh!

Build for yourself a strong boxFashion each part with careWhen its as strong as your hand can make itPut all your troubles there. Hide there all thought of your failuresAnd each bitter cup that you quaffLock all your heartaches within itThen sit on the lid and laugh. Tell no one else its contentsNever its secretsContinue reading “Sit on the lid and laugh!”

All Dogs go to Heaven

This was written for my cousin Lori because she loves dogs. The noisy intersection was filled with people hurrying, each in their own world, ignoring fellow travelers. They were abruptly yanked from their reverie when they heard the screech of brakes and a sickening bump! The victim’s scream was mercifully short! Onlookers were frozen inContinue reading “All Dogs go to Heaven”

There are warranties and there are warranties

Many of the major appliance companies have a warranty that survives the one the salesperson tells you about in the store when you are dazzled by the gorgeous new appliance. I always ask if they have one, even if I am not sure.  When we purchased our new washing machine from Spenser’s Appliance (You knowContinue reading “There are warranties and there are warranties”

Ruby & Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space

Book:1 Science Project This is an intro to my series of 7 Young Adult books. Ruby and Nolan were in grade school when I started this series; are now teenagers. It was fun following them from youngsters to young adults. How does a family cope with making life-changing decisions?  Does the family become closer orContinue reading “Ruby & Nolan’s Great Adventures in Space”

My dream purchase or a nightmare!

I am a frugal shopper; some would call me cheap!  I want every ounce of bang for my buck that the advertisement promises.  I can be a little unyielding when I am treated like it doesn’t matter.  It does! During the Christmas promotions, Amazon advertised “Renewed” computers at bargain prices!  Yippee!  I fell in love!Continue reading “My dream purchase or a nightmare!”

Dream purchase becomes a nightmare

I am a frugal shopper; some would call me cheap!  I want every ounce of bang for my buck that the advertisement promises.  I can be a little unyielding when I am treated like it doesn’t matter.  It does! During the Christmas promotions, Amazon advertised “Renewed” computers at bargain prices!  Yippee!  I fell in love!Continue reading “Dream purchase becomes a nightmare”

I Spy with my Little Eye…

Originally posted on Illustrated by Hannah:
A persons eyes,Blue, black and brown Draw me in…Are the key to reading deep into their soul,and reveal secrets never told.A persons eyes,twinkle with joy,when they dream fearlessly about a world of infinite possibility… A persons eyes, roll in circular motions at an awful joke, when they are not impressed. In the same way…

“Daman & Diu” Two Islands Divided by Arabian Sea

Originally posted on From Traveling 2 fooding:
Daman and Diu are located in the West India, these are the two different Islands but a one Union Territory, now merged with Dadar and Nagar Haveli and called as Daman & Diu and Dadar & Nagar Haveli Islands. Daman & Diu showing the Portuguese culture and divided by…