Happy Birthday, Oklahoma!

Happy Birthday, Oklahoma!

Happy birthday to my home state, right next door to Arkansas. Theodore Roosevelt was President when a brand new state, Oklahoma, was added to the United States of America. On November 16, 1907, Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory became one state, the 46th state, joining the Union. It’s a state of prairies, oil fields, cattle […]

Winter Cat

Winter Cat

I have a soft spot in my heart for Manx cats. My mother’s cat, Boxcar, was a Manx. Boxcar had only one litter of kittens in her entire life, two little Siamese and a tiny runt, born a whole day after the first two. The little guy was a Manx and looked just like her. […]

Waiting for the First Snowfall

Waiting for the First Snowfall

  Anticipation, eagerness, impatience–will it or won’t it? I gaze out at the dark morning, waiting for the first snowfall of the season. The morning is dark and damp. Although I can’t see rain falling, it must be raining some, a fine mist, perhaps, because driveway, street, and deck are wet. The temperature is dropping […]

Walkin’ Through the Leaves, Gettin’ Really Cold

Walkin’ Through the Leaves, Gettin’ Really Cold

For those of us old enough to remember Johnny Ray’s song, Walkin’ in the Rain, this morning we could sing, Walkin’ Through the Leaves. There’s not much wind, just a bit, but leaves are falling like rain because last night, the thermometer sank really low! It’s only about twenty degrees now and the mercury was […]

Weather Lore and the Gift of Books

Weather Lore and the Gift of Books

    Interesting weather lore from Farmer’s Almanac:┬áIf there be ice in November that will bear a duck, there will be nothing thereafter but sleet and muck. Some of my friends just to the north are having snow already. And, we may see a few flakes today or Monday. It’s three degrees above freezing this […]

Livening Up Lunch

Livening Up Lunch

    When Nancy, Jane, and I got together for lunch yesterday, it had to be a lively time. And, it was. We decided to meet at one of our favorite restaurants. The food was good, the service was lovely, and the conversation was sprightly. It was helped along by a bandaid on my thumb […]