Going through a long unused closet packed full of junk, I recently came across an old cookie tin. When I opened it, pieces of my past came tumbling out...My report card from kindergarten (I'm 72 years old!)
All my old high school report cards
Three diaries crammed full of my frivolous teenage adventures from ages 16, 17, and 18
The stub from my first paycheck as a teacher
The first birthday card my husband-to-be sent me before we were even 'going together'
The bill from the hotel where we spent our honeymoon in1959
While I spent a good many hours looking through these and other things like them, I think you might be more interested in more up-to-date 'P's such as...
Colored PENCILS which I frequently use for my art work
Photography another one of my recent hobbies
My plumeria which has survived yet another winter. This is a bloom from last year. The plant will not bloom again until much later this year. We are fortunate because we did not have a whisper of frost this winter.Usually I watch the weather forecast on the cold winter nights and have to throw a light cover over it if the temperature goes below 40degrees F
The brown PELICAN which has made a remarkable come-back in the last 30 years. There are plenty of them in the beach and harbor area. I am told they were dying out because the use of DDT made the egg shells soft and the babies could not survive. Well they are certainly surviving now.
Anyone from Liverpool will recognize this as what we call "The PIER Head". It's correct name is the Royal Liver Building. "liver" being the name of a bird that so far as I know, no longer exists. But Liverpool certainly still does and this magnificent building is in good shape. It was known by my husband and his cronies who grew up there, as "the peer-red". Say it fast and you will understand. It stands beside the River Mersey. Yes, this is the same Liverpool as the one where the Beatles came from. We have the distinction of knowing someone who knew JohnLennon. He used to stand as lookout while the rest of them went shoplifting!
In honor of the Virtual Paintout this month, whose topic is Portugal, I decided to include this tile made in Portugal and brought home for me by my husband after visiting there a year or two ago.
I'm back from my visit to Boise and will be visiting my blogging friends again soon. But Boise -- or the flight -- was a little too generous in passing along a bug to me. Anyway between sneezes and blowing I have not missed ABC Wednesday. Aren't you glad computers can't pass along this kind of bug , or virus?