My Folly/Thursday Doors

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 This week for my Thursday Doors, you’ll see the interior view of The Folly Theatre in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The handsome man you see here took me for a special evening out to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Weekend10a

I’m particularly fond of the earliest part of the evening as it was before ‘The Drink’.

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We had exclusive box seats. The one I circled is directly opposite ours. So Stage view was amazing!

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I do remember most everything. Especially meeting Brother Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives after the show. But to the person who slipped that something extra in my drink, just know that this ol’ girl didn’t fall off a turnip truck. I ended up with a nice policeman escorting me to the door with sincere interest in how I ended up in that condition. Your day will come.

For other Thursday Door entries, click here and find Norm’s blue link button at the bottom of his post.

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New Waterwheel/#AtoZChallenge

During the month of April, I’m participating in the Blogging From A to Z Challenge for my 4th year in a row – 3 of which are on this blog. Each day, except Sundays, there will be a post for the letter of the day as well as keeping with my personal theme of Quilts and Quotes. Feel free to leave a comment! I’d love to hear from you! Also check out the other A to Z’ers in the comment section of the Official A to Z Blog Page.

Waterwheels are often associated with grist mills and dutch windmills. For me, I think of steamboats on the Missouri River. The Mighty Mo is dotted with buried, sunken steamboats.

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Restored paddle wheel of the Steamboat Arabia

The 1856 Steamboat Arabia was discovered, excavated and is on display at the Steamboat Arabia Museum in Kansas City, Missouri, since 1991. It is one of the finest displays ‘in progress’ in the world. It is well worth a few dollars and your time.

There was only a single life lost on the wreck of the Arabia.

MulecollageImage“The owner of the mule was intereviewed shortly after the sinking of the Arabia. He reported that he tried his very best to free his mule, but it was just too stubborn and would not leave the sinking steamer. The mule, however, would tell a different story for the reins were  discovered as they had been for 132 years — firmly tied to the lumber mill jack.” I wonder how many of the people then were as doubtful as I was when I first read this story. Mules happen to be very good swimmers.

So for this Letter N quilt block, chose this block pattern.

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I couldn’t resist giving it a ‘watered down’ appearance. (chuckle)

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This one is slightly larger than 6 inches (6 3/4), but we will make it work with a little fudgin’.

Join me again tomorrow for more of the April A to Z Blog Challenge 2017!

Lucky 7/ WordPress Photo Challenge

Numbers

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This is Graham. He was in the seat catty-cornered from my husband, Ron. Throughout the first 6 innings of the Memorial Day game at The K, Graham faithfully went forward to the wall and waited so politely for the ballboy to see his sign and, hopefully, give him a ball for his birthday. As is the way of baseball games, several boys and girls would gather and little Graham didn’t utter a word. He just stood there and held his sign. My daughters, having strong motherly instincts, started hollering at the ballboy, ‘Hey! It’s His Birthday! Give him a ball’ in unison, several times. A lot. I’m so serious. They were becoming so indignant. 🙂

They come by it honest.

Finally a foul ball was hit our way and a little boy to our left was the recipient of 2 balls. The first was donated to him after some throwing practice. The second from this foul ball. After some sweet cajoling, my daughters persuaded the boy to give one of his to Graham.

Little did we know, the ball donation was being captured on tv. Thanks to some friends back home, we were texted these snapshots. Such a happy ending!

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The Midland/ WordPress Photo Challenge

Harmony

“The combination of simultaneously sounded musical notes to produce chords having a pleasing effect; the quality of forming a pleasing and consistent whole.”

This weekend was harmonious for my little family.

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We took time to attend a concert at The Midland Theatre in Kansas City.

Talk about a gorgeous venue. Shame on me for not bringing my camera

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 The first act could be the reincarnation of ‘The Everly Brothers’. They even did one of their songs. They told us to tag them on Twitter which I intend to do. We’ll see if they respond 😉

Kacey Musgraves is a favorite of our family. She’s a little spitfire from Texas. Love her music. Did a post awhile back with a Smilebox and some of her music. Her lyrics ring of much truth.

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A harmonious evening and I even have a little stockpile of photos for future challenges now. Score!

I Love Your Face!

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I decided to blog about the faces of “my kids”. Morgan, my daughter by self-proclamation, has joined the modeling crew of Katy Trail Creations recently. She in return gets to eat at my home anytime she wants 🙂 FYI we eat Lots of home cooking.

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Noah is one of my daycare veterans who recently dropped in for a visit. Love when they do that!! Noah nicknamed me Nini when he was just a toddler. On my other computer I have tons of pictures and sometime I’m going to go on a memory lane trip and blog it!     I promise no embarrassing stories Noah 🙂

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This is the face of baseball! Gonna see them in action this weekend and proud to be a LongTime Royal fan. I own an 85 World Series hat that I bought from a street vendor back in October 1985 in downtown Kansas City while the Series was in town. It was a gift for my dad who was “the Cardinals fan”. We had on our game faces that week in 1985. So my advice to the Royals…..

Keep Calm and Ace It!

Love Your Face!