Saturday, June 8, 2013

More Trivia

Fireflies are actually beetles.

Did you know this? I didn't. We used to catch them and put them in a jar with holes punched in the top. We kept them for a while and then let them go or made rings out of the glowy part. We called them lightning bugs. George has been posting maps on Facebook about word usage in different parts of the country. Interesting and accurate.  What do you call them?

 Now I enjoy sitting on the swing on my patio and watching them blink off and on in the yard.  Obviously, this isn't my view.  I just like the photo. 

Friday, June 7, 2013

New Post

Jackie wrote a couple of posts on "Observations from the Knee-Deep South" you might enjoy.  Click HERE to get there. 

I haven't been doing much lately but going to various appointments for my mother and me.  More interestingly I've been to my granddaughter's awards ceremony and high school graduation.  She's already been accepted to the nursing program at UT-C, which is hard to get into.  Sorry to brag on her, but if you knew what all she's been through the last few years, you'd be proud of her, too.  Yet she managed to graduate with a 4.0 and a semester of college credits. 

My youngest grandson had a ceremony for finishing 4th grade since Nashville begins middle school in 5th grade (too soon!!!).  The boys entered the auditorium and girls in another and then walked up the aisle together with the boys bowing to the girls before they separated and sat on opposite sides.  He, of course, bowed with a flourish.

What was hilarious was their talent show.  Several of them sang and danced.  Mine performed a couple of songs from A Mighty Wind, the Christopher Guest movie.  It was as if he were a seasoned performer and handled the microphone like a pro, interacted with and engaged the audience, and imitated the way the actor did it exactly in the movie.  He's never met a stage he didn't like!  LOL!