Friday, April 8, 2016

The Friday Collection

Friday rolls around really fast, doesn't it? I'm linking in with Willy Nilly Friday 5 and Five on Friday to share a few things with you, my faithful readers.

1. My brother, God love him, is always trying something new. He is a fabulous woodworker, very artistic, a retired minister, and now a gardener and sometimes a cook. When I talked to him last, he asked me "Guess what we are having for supper?" I had no idea, but knew it was going to be something gross. It was! He had dressed out and cooked a 'possum!

He mentioned that he and his wife had made so po-boys from the meat and it was delicious. He had added some special spices and such. My comment: It has a tale like a rat! Ugh!

2. The hummingbirds are back! We had set out our humming bird feeders some time ago, and now they are here and enjoying the nectar. I had to share with you this picture on Facebook. This wasn't one of our hummers.

3. Last week I mentioned collections. This little knick knack shelf is in the hallway by my office and contains lots of little collectibles, most from hubby's mom that he can't part with.

Two items on the top shelf are old Avon bottles, one a lantern and one a telephone replica. The little pink bowl in the front on the second shelf is from my Aunt Florence, and the cup and saucer at the bottom are from my Aunt Dorothy. The blue bottle is Evening in Paris perfume. These all make me smile. Any look familiar to you?

4. Last Saturday was book signing day in San Antonio with the Writer's League of Texas.
These are always fun because of the interaction with other authors, but usually not very productive. I was part of the Writer's League of Texas table.

5. Just reminiscing about the old days. What do you remember that was just part of your normal life 'back in the day?' 


Have a really happy Friday, my friends. See you on Monday!
Linda Kay


32 comments:

Tom said...

He dressed out and cooked a 'possum! I'm glad that I wasn't on the guest list.

Anvilcloud said...

I like the family treasures. I have some on the shelves behind me although I don't think anyone else would deem them as such.

eViL pOp TaRt said...

I'm allergic to possum. Not knicknacks, though!

Have a great weekend, Linda Kay!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

That's a beautiful photo of you. And it would take a LOT of special spices and then I would say, No thank you! How gross indeed! lol Hugs!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

I remember...

...sitting at the dining table for hours because the Brussels sprouts would make me gag.

Margaret-whiteangel said...

He really didn't eat that possum, did he?
You are looking a picture of health there in that photo.

Denise inVA said...

We used to be invited to dinner by a friend who served everything he hunted. It was not my favorite thing to do truth be told because you never knew what was on the menu, hare that was as tough as old boots, smoked potted fish that had so many bones in it it made me gag, his wife served up a sabayon with glass shavings left over from the top of a bottle of cream. Each time going was an adventure, one that I could not find an excuse to refuse the invite for fear of offending. Strangely, with age, I would have no problem now because my health is too important :). No thanks, I am washing my "hair". Your "hare" will have to wait.

Snap said...

Poor possum! Glad I'm a vegetarian (or almost). Avon made some wonderful collectibles (back in the day). Evening in Paris ... you can still get the perfume mail order. Every time I see it, I smile -- memories.

Lowcarb team member said...

I always think it nice to keep a few older treasures ...
As you say another week flies by, enjoy your Friday and have a lovely weekend

All the best Jan

William Kendall said...

No possum for me!

Nonnie said...

Oh, please tell me the possum is a joke!!! Love your hummingbird pic. Made me smile. I do recognize the evening in Paris, but the Avon replicas I don't remember. I have some similar old treasures. Maybe I need to photograph and tell. Happy weekend. It would be nice to meet you. Great pic of you.

John's Island said...

Hi Linda Kay, Great post! A neat Friday 5 for sure. That horse sure found the sweet! :-) Curfew by lightening bugs ... I love that!!! :-) Wishing you a fine weekend ahead!

Mike said...

Let me add another possum yuck comment.

Lin Floyd said...

I remember evening in paris perfume...momentoes from past lives. Don't think I would eat possums!

Tanya Breese said...

i will pass on that possum po boy recipe lol...ewww! my husband probably would be brave enough to try it though...i love that you have collectables from your husband's mom. the avon things reminded me that my mom always ordered my dad one of the cars they had filled with cologne. he had a huge collection. they divorced when i i got married out of high school. he passed away a few years ago but i'm sure his wife kept it all...don't get me started on her...my dad's mother had a huge glass shoe collection that she always promised that i would get one day (not that i really wanted it but so many of those old shoes i remember from my childhood and it was special to her) but before my dad passed away he sent me my grandma's shoe collection, the ones left over that his wife didn't want...she picked through and kept the ones that she found pretty...she didn't even know my grandma...ok, enough complaining over tackiness lol....anyways...i remember as a kid playing outside from the minute we woke up till the street lights came on (we didn't have lightning bugs in san diego!) and only coming in for meals...if we got thirsty, we'd drink water from someone's hose! our mom's would just stand outside and yell for us if they needed us!
thank you for linking to willy nilly and have a great weekend!

Cranberry Morning said...

Fun photos!! Love that hummingbird especially. :-) Please get your brother in to therapy. LOL Have a happy weekend. xo

fishducky said...

Happy Friday to you, too!!

Linda W. said...

That must be a new species of hummingbird! :)

Amy at love made my home said...

I love your sense of humour and the funny things you share! Hummingbirds!!! Hee hee!! Congratulations on the book signing, how great! Thank you for taking part in Five On Friday, hope you have a great weekend! xx

Gosia k said...

you look nice

Lexa Cain said...

Eating opossum may seem weird (and I can't say I want to), but in some areas of the country people eat what they kill including 'coon, 'possum, and snake. As long as they eat it and don't kill for sport, I say more power to them!

Hummingbirds must be fun to watch. I'm glad you have some. I've moved so may times (and internationally) that all my knick-knacks got left behind. Yours are adorable!

You look lovely at the book fair! Have a great weekend!

Inger said...

I don't eat much meat any longer and that's definitely a meal I would pass on. Thank you so much for visiting my blog so much lately.

TexWisGirl said...

love the last thought of simpler times. and the horse raiding the hummingbird feeder reminded me of zim when he'd cross the pond to come up into the yard and steal seeds from the bird feeder - like he was eating from a saltshaker.

Mac n' Janet said...

No possum for me, we've had them tearing up the yard and my husband catches them and hauls them off to the local park and let me tell you they stink.
I remember all the things that you do and it made for a great childhood.

ellen b said...

Oh yes I remember the good ole days. A Possum!! No!! I'm with you on the limitations of what you'll eat. I'm tagging along with hubby to a conference he's attending in San Antonio the end of April. I've never been to San Antonio so it will be fun to explore...
Have a great weekend.

Wandering Wren said...

Ha Ha - that would be a big help in our garden as the possums are having an absolute party at our place. They are a protected species here in Melbourne, so no possum on the menu here!!!
Have a lovely weekend
Wren x

mamasmercantile said...

I am not a fussy eater but I don't think I would be able to eat possum.

Ida said...

1. I'm going to have to pass on eating a possum.
2. I want to get a hummingbird feeder. I saw one fly by this morning. Cute picture.
3. Those are really neat.
4. That sounds like it would be fun.
5. Yes I can recall a lot of that. Especially the part about eating what was placed in front of you or not eating at all.

Rose said...

I am afraid I would be just like you with the possum...just cannot get past its looks. I enjoyed reading these.

Rory Bore said...

My memories are pretty much the same. We had more responsibility, as well as more fun/freedom. If I had a dollar for every time "can I goout and play" was preceded with "are your chores done?"; I'd be rich today!

Terra Hangen said...

When I saw the possum photo I wondered, did you take up taxidermy? Possum po boys, yikes, no thank you. Your brother is an adventurous soul. I wonder where he got the possum. You look pretty at the author's table.

Mascha said...

Hehe, that hummingbird! You have a wonderful blue dress.
Is that true with the possum???
When we as child were asking "What we get to the lunch?", our mother says always "young dogs", but it was only said and never we've eat dogs -

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