Plumes of a Pigeon

I guess you are wondering where this is going.  It happens to be a writing prompt from another blog  

It started me thinking of a man I met recently.  My hubby was in the hospital for a heart problem and was placed in a room with another man.  Younger and personable he started talking about his pigeons. He told us that he has coops on top of his roof and has been feeding them and caring for them for years.  He goes up every day and lets them out to fly around, they are even tagged.  They all return home to his roof.

The best story he told us is a time when they were dying one by one.  He had no idea why and was losing them quickly.  So he took an ailing one downstairs and got on the internet and queried the birds symptoms.  He somehow made an incision in the bird, found that the bird had an infection and proceeded to nurse that bird back to health by administering antibiotics.  He then gave all the other birds the same medicine and saved all his birds.

It amazed me how passionate this man was about his birds even to the point of missing them, though he did have a friend take care of them.  He couldnt wait to get out of the hospital to go see his birds.  We should all be so passionate about something.  I have had pets of all kinds – cats, dogs, fish, turtles – but never a pigeon….actually I have never really thought about them.  But it is nice to see they are thought of by someone……

Have you been passionate about an animal?  Tell me about it.


Xtraordinary Grandma

You are NEVER too old….

Trisha Faye

grandma moses

Xtraordinary Grandma

At age 76, many people are starting to slow down and start relaxing in the later, older years of life. This grandma started something new, something that would bring her national acclaim and a lasting legacy. Her new pastime would lead to her being featured on the cover of Time magazine in 1953, and Life magazine on September 19, 1960 honoring her 100th birthday. A US postage stamp was created in her honor in 1969.

Anna Mary Robertson Moses, born September 7, 1860 is more commonly known as her painter name, Grandma Moses. Known for her American folk art style, her work has been featured on greeting cards and other merchandise, in addition to the actual paintings.

Grandma Moses began painting late in life, at the age of 76 when her arthritis made her give up her current creative outlet, embroidery. She was a successful painter for…

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This entry was posted on June 28, 2018, in family.


Vintage Mum has a lot to say about raising kids…read her blog here…

Vintage Mum

Dealing with a sick child is something every parent has to deal with at some point in time and and we all hate doing it, it’s the worst feeling of uselessness.  I don’t know about anyone else but I always wish it was me and that I could take it away.  I’m going to talk about the day one of them broke …. again.  It should have been a fantastic day, we were going on holiday; a holiday that had been a nightmare to plan and was long awaited.  So why was there weird grumpy feeling going on?  We received a bonus bit of cash and it was just enough to pay for a week’s holiday.  But because of a house move their Dad’s holiday was limited to just a few days, so we had to work it all around a friend’s wedding, as well as packing for a holiday…

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Leave Me A Link and I’ll Share Your Page!!

Let’s get friendly…

Dream Big, Dream Often

As most of my followers know I am big into helping other bloggers gain more exposure. My goal has been to grow a community of like-minded people and I am part way to my goal.  I am bringing back the open call to leave a link and I’ll share it for you!!

To get a reblog you must do the following:

  1. leave me a link to your page, and
  2. Share this post with your followers.

Each day I’ll randomly select 3 links to reblog.  I’m not sure it gets much simpler.  You can leave as many links as you want and I’ll cycle this post from day-to-day so more people can jump on board.

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Once we were special

What a heartwarming blog . Hope you enjoy this reblog..
Image and poem and voice by Rachel McAlpine,

Write into life

6 girls in plaits, slacks and hand-knitted jerseys 6 girls in plaits, slacks and hand-knitted jerseys

Once we were special because we were six
six little girls all dressed the same
all funny and noisy and naughty and cute.
Now we are special because we are
six old women all blessed the same
all talky and thinky and lucky and winky
and still THANK YOU GOD alive and thriving
in our seventies and eighties.
How do I dare even think those words
when frailty is overdue
and death is knocking at the house next door?
Before you even read this page
one of the sisters may be dead
but what would I write instead?
Meantime being lively at our stage
in this time of the plentiful unyoung
is not so special, it’s almost a norm
for some lucky ones born in the olden days
of food in the garden and school that was free
and no need for…

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Got Kids?

If you do, then you know all about bath time.  Actually when my children were young I truly enjoyed bath time.  It gave us time together for talking (without running after them) and for quiet time (except for the splashing).

Of course there was the clean up afterwards…but by then they were in bed sleeping.  That didnt end my day, but that’s a post for another day

I do remember trying to find the products that would help me with bedtime and that no-tears night was important.  There was a brand that I used because that was the only one on the market (you know the name) but I am glad to announce that Avon now has their own line of bath and body for kids.  

Check back soon to find out the great prices for bubble bath, body wash, shampoo, conditioner and detangler, moisturizer lotion, soapy slime body cleanser ….hint:  under $6.00 each   Toxin free…..

This entry was posted on June 25, 2018, in Avon.

We should hang out soon

How often do you hang out with friends? Is it easy or hard? Here’s a great blog on what we all say and do.

oh grow up

We’ve all said that one a lot and then never actually made plans. It’s normal. We’re busy. As an adult you no longer have the confines of school to encourage and facilitate social interaction. But it can be a bummer when we really do want to make plans with friends and it just doesn’t seem to happen.

This has been a particularly striking topic for me lately, mostly because I don’t have many friends in the area I’m living. I have roommates (who thankfully are also friends) and like one other friend. Three other old friends live back near my family, a couple of hours away, a few friends live in other parts of the state, and a lot of friends live in different states or even countries. It makes casual hangouts kind of hard.

That being said, carving out time to spend with friends is super important, and something…

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This entry was posted on June 24, 2018, in Avon.