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Saturday, August 1, 2020

Kat Struts on Caturday Art

Well, it’s official; Mom is addicted to TikTok. 😹
Here I am strutting my stuff! 
Click below to see

❤️ Kat  Your Feline Nephew

Dearest Nephew Kat
You are a professional strutter and OMCs your red harness is
this lady cat's MEOW!!!!!
Lovingly your Auntie HiC

Vintage bench and German Shepard Statue
seen At Logan's Trading Co.
The German Shepard is the most realistic
statue I've seen.  I had to look twice to be sure it wasn't real

Friday, July 31, 2020

Final (non)Fiction and Nature Friday: Pomp and Circumstance

Hello dear friends and welcome to a flashback story of my daughter's 1989 high school graduation.Graduations are all about tradition, family, friendships and journeys yet to come.
(click on this link for music as you read)

Event Needham Broughton High School Graduation
Class of 1989, ~700 graduates
Venue: Football field, this was the first outdoor graduation in the school's history.
Order of ceremony Alphabetical: Our name starts with  
I don't know exactly who came up with the idea of an outside graduation in
May, at 5 pm in North Carolina, but alas it was set and invitations printed.
I expect the main thinking was enough sitting for the families of each graduate.

Back then there was no limit put on how many guests each graduate could invite.
 700 chairs were neatly arranged on the football field.
The stage was located at the 50 yard line.
Guest, parents, siblings, grandparents of all ages were assigned seats on the bleachers.
Up the metal stairs we climbed.  Where we sat didn't really matter.  The graduates were so far away they all looked like purple specks. Broughton colors were purple and gold.
Finally the graduates marched onto the field...What proud moment, beautiful Pomp and Circumstance being played by the Band.
A few announcements were made, main one being hold your applause until each row had received their diploma.    The graduates were to proceed up to the stage by rows.
As each row, walked across the stage the next row and so on and so on.
By the time the 2nd row of graduates had received their diplomas, it became obvious there was a big problem.  Guests began to act like they were at a football game, cheering, whistling and screaming.
The families of those who had received their diplomas, started to leave the bleachers.  Down the metal steps clank, clank, clank. Those remaining, could not hear the names of their graduates. Evidently the powers that be on the stage, had no clue about the commotion being made in the bleachers.  Folks continued to leave throughout the ceremony.
Finally, the last few rows of graduates, at the end of the alphabet, were in line
waiting to go up on the stage, when the unthinkable happened.
A huge 747 airplane flew over the stadium with such a rumble no one heard anything.
 And it started to rain.
Needless to say this was not the graduation any one expected.
Just a few days after graduation, each graduate's family received a rather lengthy letter of apology from the Principal. This outdoors graduation was a huge failure. Never again to be repeated.
About all we can say about that night, was it was one never to be forgotten.


July has been extra hot this year...22 days straight of mid to high 90's with triple digit heat 
index.  We have not been on any trails since I took these on Shelley Lake Trail about 2 weeks ago
Masks are required now anytime you are in public.  I just don't think walking 
in this heat in a mask is healthy.  Thankfully we have a recumbent bike to keep 
moving.  As I once heard a P. T. say, motion is lotion. 

Thursday, July 30, 2020

Thoroughly Poetic Thursday #31

Today we join Two  SPOILED CATS 
Angel Sammy and Teddy for their poetic pictorial poem.

Here is today's inspiration


Hands on her hips
She is smiling
The words from her lips
sure to be encouraging.
He works with ease not even a slip
Now all will be ok,
Let's hope he isn't drippin' 
WET with sweat
so on to the Prom they can go!!

Wednesday, July 29, 2020

Wordy Wednesday with my Nephews

Thank you all for your well wishes for my gum surgery on Tuesday.
I am happy to report it went well a few surprises but my Dentist was able to do all that he planned.  I go back next Tuesday to have the periodontal bandage removed.  Until then I'm on a soft diet.  Starting today I can have eggs, baked potatoes, macNcheese, soft veggies and best of all for the next 2 weeks as much Ice Cream as I want...guilt free.
2020 has been a year none of us want repeated. I am adding gum surgery to my top 2 things I hope to never have to experience again.

Now back to regularly scheduled programming.


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Dearest Auntie HiC

Whew! We’re all sick of the hot, humid, hazy weather! I take early morning walks, before the heat is
“un🐻able”! 😹
I like to stop, sit atop the Japanese lantern, and watch for rascally chipmunks. So cool on my tummy.

Mom ordered Rocky a new harness, and he’s quite handsome in it.

He’ll wear it around house and get used to it before venturing outside.

Stay cool!

PS. Mom has been talking about wanting some watermelon since she read your poem! 😺

❤️ Kat Your Feline Nephew

Dearest Nephew Kat!!!
OMCs you are such a handsome nephew sitting on the very cool and gorgeous Japanese lantern.  Auntie is almost wordless, I think the 'Kat' almost got my tongue. Once you and Rocky are out on patrol, that rascal tree rat better keep his head on a swivel. 

I nephew Rocky looks very very very x 100 handsome there in the sun puddle posing in his blue collar.   His furs are so plush I want to bury my face in them.  Mom is very wise to let Rocky get use to wearing it.

Loving hugs to my two Feline Nephews

Auntie HiC 

Monday, July 27, 2020

Awww Monday, Sparks,Reminder

Awww Monday

Short Awww video with  leading men:  Kat and Pup

In case you haven't guessed by my Sparks
I have ~2 hour oral surgery tomorrow,
I will be MIA on Tuesday, July 28...FYI: I'd rather be here.
Not laser this time the old fashion cutting with stitches.
I won't go into details except to say this is not my first
gum RODEO.  Anyhoo tomorrow this time I will be saying
Ahhhh not Awww.

I'm told OTC meds will take care of any discomfort
BUT nuttin will replace the FOOD I cannot eat.... for 2 weeks
and no HOT coffee...just lukewarm or iced!!

I hope to be back on Wednesday, July 29th.  

Reminder, Friday July 31 is 
Final Fiction Friday..

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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Sunday Selfie

This handsome pup and owner were spotted crossing the bridge at Shelley Lake