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PostSubject: Re: So, There I Was   So, There I Was - Page 3 EmptyWed Oct 19, 2011 6:07 pm

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So, There I Was . . .

Looking out my back door. It was late, we had been blessed with a torrential downpour that lasted a long time. Out of nowhere came a 'possum with all her children attached. I was not ready. No camera in hand, just standing there looking out to the woods. I found this picture on line. It says it all.

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The joy of motherhood, magnified.



Love,

Betty

Thank god that human females don't have litters. Shocked

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PostSubject: Re: So, There I Was   So, There I Was - Page 3 EmptyWed Oct 19, 2011 6:11 pm

Betty,

Ever hear the farming term "lay-by"?

Fall and Winter are for having things lie fallow, aren't they?

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Caption: I'm not letting this foodstore get away.

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PostSubject: Re: So, There I Was   So, There I Was - Page 3 EmptyThu Nov 24, 2011 4:49 pm

So, There I Was . . .

Feeling a lot like the turkey I had stuffed this morning, feeling round in the middle and pointed on both ends. If someone should wrap a string around my middle and give it a good yank, I would spin off like a top until I wobbled to a stop and fell over. Snort!

We we all full of thanks and giving and it was a beautiful day. Eighty degrees with a nice little breeze. All the wildlife came as if on cue to make my family smile.

Sometimes I forget that other people live in cities and to see a raccoon stand on it's legs and look all around and then go back to eating sunflower seeds as if no one was watching, or five Sandhill cranes flying in or out, depending on who was here first, an armadillo with it's snout to the ground looking for gurbs is not the every day view that my David and I have come to expect.

Looking at all these things through their beautiful eyes makes me so proud to be on planet earth where any amount of astounding things happen.

I do hope everyone had a lovely day.

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PostSubject: Re: So, There I Was   So, There I Was - Page 3 EmptyFri Nov 25, 2011 5:23 am

Betty,
I was able to visualize being there with your description. Thanks.
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PostSubject: Re: So, There I Was   So, There I Was - Page 3 EmptyFri Dec 09, 2011 3:21 pm

So, There I Was . . .
Going for my three month blood work, feeling well. At the end of the discussion about my potassium level, my triglycerides et al I showed the doctor a red blotch that had appeared on my middle. It had not bothered me at all. It was just there.
He said I have cellulitis, a staph or strep infection of the layer under the skin. I have no idea how I got this. He said, living is all it takes.

I am one to look on line for all the worst stuff that can happen to you from whatever the diagnosis.

I was not happy to read about the 80 percent mortality rate if the bacteria enters the blood stream.

For the last 20 days I have had the mega anitbiotics to take every day.

Next, is hospitalization for a drip antibiotic that will bypass my liver and go straight into the blood.

Monday, I will call and report the lack of effectiveness of the oral antibiotics to the doctor.

If I am not here, you will know that I am getting dripped into without a laptop.

Every day, I say, What The Hell! I have no break in my skin, but there I am with some terrible bacteria eating away at me.

My family is worried.
Me Too.

Love,
Betty


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PostSubject: Re: So, There I Was   So, There I Was - Page 3 EmptyFri Dec 09, 2011 4:20 pm

You know hat we are all thinking about you, Betty.

Get better. We need you.

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PostSubject: Re: So, There I Was   So, There I Was - Page 3 EmptyFri Dec 09, 2011 5:00 pm

Dear Ann,
I need me, too.

Life is more fragile than any of us can comprehend. What a miracle we all are, to survive the onslaught of the microscopic underworld is the ultimate test of creation.

I am brave beyond what my words here can express.

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PostSubject: Re: So, There I Was   So, There I Was - Page 3 EmptyTue Jan 24, 2012 5:26 pm

So, There I Was . . .
Thinking about the way birds and other wild animals have such a fine-tuned evolution of small nuances of feathers and hides and fur that refract or attract light just so that they are invisible. I thought about this with the wild turkeys, the quail, Joe's road-runner, and all the plants that join in the conspiracy of invisibility.

Then, being the self centered person that I am, I wondered why current technology could not duplicate these light refractive discoveries to produce a powder that could be used on the human physiognomy to make the evidence of ageing less 'visible.'

I will look up the wild turkey baby picture and post one tomorrow. You will see what I mean. Perfect light refraction.

Loe,
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PostSubject: Re: So, There I Was   So, There I Was - Page 3 EmptyTue Jan 24, 2012 5:56 pm

A great idea, Betty.

But wouldn't it be easier to simply convince the world that we crones are beautiful creatures in their own right?

Now that I think about it for a bit, send me some of the powder when you get it figured out.

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PostSubject: Re: So, There I Was   So, There I Was - Page 3 EmptyWed Jan 25, 2012 6:20 am

I think a wrinkled, heritage tomato is much prettier than the genetically modified perfectly round tomato. It's all in the values of the beholder. I live in Naples, Florida. Growing old is not allowed. Lots of nips and tucks here. Age still tells, regardless. It's the way of things. Leaves shrivel up and fall, but some give a glorious display of color on the way.
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PostSubject: Re: So, There I Was   So, There I Was - Page 3 EmptyWed Jan 25, 2012 6:36 am

I agree, DK.
Personally, I think showing ones age is being honest. It goes against nature to be old and look too young. It is artificial - modified. Grey hair and wrinkles tell me one has lived and has experience. Natural is genuine.
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PostSubject: Re: So, There I Was   So, There I Was - Page 3 EmptyWed Jan 25, 2012 9:34 am

Dear DK,
I hope to make a "glorious display of color" as I fall, too. So, There I Was - Page 3 343621

Here is the picture of the baby wild turkey.

Love,
Betty
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PostSubject: Re: So, There I Was   So, There I Was - Page 3 EmptyWed Feb 22, 2012 5:49 pm

For the love of Pete! I thik about these expressions,
For goodness sake!
Shit!

Today, I have used them all.

Tomorrow is a new day. My David is calling me to bed. Off I go. Do not worry.


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Betty Fasig wrote:
So, There I was tonight, worn to a frazzle and I began to think about Stephen's idea of decorating the outhouse. I remember many out houses. Every one of them had daddy long-legged spiders. In my extreme youth,the daddy-long legs scared and facinated me. Such lovely legs, almost web-like themselves, little round body. I used to try to see their eyes. Alas! My near blindness prevented that and even today I have never seen a daddy-long-leg's eyes.

Today's Port-O-Let cannot come close to the old homestead outhouse for smell or flies. There was another smell, but I cannot put my memory nose on it with word.

Perhaps it was entrenched into the wood, or the dank smell of the Sears catalog on the floor.

Out houses that I have known kind of decorated themselves on the inside. There was a beaten path that curved through the vegetation to that door. No flowers were planted there as I remember.

I think, if I were to have one this day, I would make the path a lovely adventure with flowers on the path and some of those tree faces that smile down on one along the way. Solar lighting, too.

These days, I am sure grafitti would adorn the walls, but back in my old time, no one hung around long enough to adorn the walls with witty sayings or suggestions.

Just as well. Life was hard enough without more trash to worry about.

Love,
Betty



Lovely post Betty. Guess i live on the other side of the pond, yet this brought back childhood memories.
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Betty,
I remember those outhouses. In the winter, one did not spend much time reading. Embarassed Newspapers were used after being read. And yes, there was a Sears Catalog. I remember one outhouse that had 5 seats - family-size.
Then there were the one-room school houses with the outdoor toilets. Funny things occurred that only those who experienced the use of them would appreciate.
Guess I'll have to get back the story about my childhood where some of those incidents are mentioned.
The experiences of our youth hold fond memories - not hardships based on today's conveniences. I think it makes us appreciate what we have today and gives us the ability to cope without lots of frills.
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Dear Katarina and Abe,
Thank you for the kind responses.
Katarina,
It had never crossed my mind that the other side of the pond used out houses. In all the Dicken's books I ever read, there was no mention. Smile

I had the idea that the chamber pot was the convienence of the day! Snort!

Dear Abe,
I imagine that the reading of those newspapers in the commodious commodes at times were the only connections to the outside world news that many people got.
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So, There I Was . . .
Thinking about elves and wizards and fantasy characters that fill the books and films for children from 0 to 18 years of age.

I see the new reader, 6-12 years, in need of short, SHORT, adventures to download on Kindle readers. Adventures that are 5 to 10 pages long on a Kindle reader. Adventures that no one is writing.

I think about this stuff.

I do know the elves live in the back woods. Perhaps they will talk to me. Maybe Camille will be my connection.

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So, There I was ...
Trying to find just the right cover image for my new Kindle book, looking all around the public domain images for horses and horses with egrets. I even asked for egrets named Ibie, but to no avail.
It is a wonderful thing to find the right image that says just what your mind has seen when you wrote the story and just the image that will connect to the person looking in.

I love this one.
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I love horses and this picture is a good one, Betty.
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Beautiful horse, Betty. It remind me of this one:
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Dear Abe,
The horse, Maudie, who lived over the road in Lester's Field looked exactly like this gentle and beautiful animal. When I found the picture and found that it was public domain, well, I could not help my self.

Ann,
During the writing of "Sport" I considered naming one of the crows Russell. I thought it over a couple of minutes and decided against it. Snort!

That really is a lovely horse he is riding. If only movie-dom gave credits for the animals they use in production,......

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That one is a star, and coincidentally, his name is Rusty. He was auditioned for Crowe's mount in Les Miz, but lost out because he was too beautiful for Javert to have owned.

Crowe tweeted that they were able to get in a good visit, though.

The man loves animals as much as you do. Here he is on his farm, riding his own personal favorite. Her name is Honey.

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Dear Ann,
I had a horse once. I named him Orion because he had a star on his forehead. That horse fell in love with my David (just as I did) and felt very possessive and protective of him. He would follow David around and put his head on his shoulder at every opportunity, (just as I did).

If I entered the pasture it did not matter if that horse was ten acres away, he flew to where I was and reared up to stomp me to death.

We had a brahama cow that I graciously named Princess who could not abide me near David either. If I had to feed the cows I took the ball bat with me. She blamed me for losing her calf. It was not my fault. She gave birth at night and I was sleeping and having faith that cows know what they are about when having a baby. David talked to her the next morning when he found the dead calf. He swears he told her it was not my fault, but she never really believed it.

Most animals like me, though.

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Betty

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That cow was probably a bit deranged over her loss. You cannot rely on her feelings. It is no wonder that animals and people love you. You are a gentle soul

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