Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Zinnias for food


How do you like my Volunteer Zinnias? I meant to plant new ones but with the mild winter we had, it was not necessary. I try to go pick a few to put on our kitchen table so Mimi can enjoy them. 
The bees and butterflies enjoy these volunteers as much as we. 
The Kitty Justice is  Mother Nature gave me a bouquet. 

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

MORE SIT ABOUTS


These are some candle holders that Prince found in the gift shop at the hospital where he works. I think they are fabulous. I put them in my kitchen window so the sunlight will shine through them. 
I  took the red birds and blue birds candle holders with me to put in the middle of the tables at the July Art Venture luncheon. I placed tea candles in them and they were gorgeous from all sides. 
The Kitty Justice is that I can enjoy them daily.

Monday, July 29, 2013

New Coffee Cup

Prince brought me in a new cup for no reason, except when he saw it he thought of me. Puppy laughed when he first saw it and announced "How appropriate."
The Kitty Justice is if you remember the song and movie well all I can say is YOUR OLD. 

Saturday, July 27, 2013

More Necklaces

 The first necklace was an ear ring that Mrs. Jackson gave me. The other was one of the hardest I have made simply because of the size and different colors of the stones. 
 The pink glass star fish was the necklace that Bunny won as a door prize at the July Art Ventures meeting. I love to make necklaces with different crosses so here is a black and silver one. 
 The same necklace as in the first photo and then a WT necklace. Prince gave me the little TN. Angel and I gave it an orange beaded necklace on grace. You can also take this pendant off and wear it as a plain orange beads. 
 The red is one of Mother's clip on ear rings that I had made into pierced ear rings but then thought it would make a nice pendant for a necklace. I plan to make another one for my Sister. Do you think she will like it? I never make any alike so only the pendant will be the same. The next is a very rich colored brown necklace. Getting ready for fall. 
The top is a glass pendant with two rows of black ribbon. Sometimes less is better. Thus the last is a metal cross pendant which I put on stretch black cording. 
The Kitty Justice is these are crafts I can do without hurting the ole back bone. Hope you see something you like. 

Friday, July 26, 2013

July Art Ventures

 B J and Bunny are displaying the necklaces that I made for the door prizes at the July Art Ventures meeting which was held at the Woman's Club of Nashville. We had two round tables set up in the parlor so it was a very private affair. We were served Huge Cobb Salads, Sourdough bread, orange sherbet with thin vanilla cookies with all the tea and coffee we could drink.
The talented group (Art Ventures) are from left to right, first row; Sister, Mz. J C, Mz. Mc, Jingles; Second row; B J, Cat, Mz. Hen, CT and Gordy in the yellow and green, Third row; Darling, Peaches, Knoxie, Bunny and Kitty Justice. This photo was taken after one of the members had to rush off and that was Shirley. Of the 22 members we had a total of 16 at the meeting. Jingles and I were the hostesses of the July meeting. Some of the group had been to the Club many years ago and others had not. Each one got to see the paintings in Haley Hall before the regular Woman's Club Meeting was held in Haley's Hall. Since my group got to meet in the parlor, we had a lovely private affair. The ladies got a tour of the front and upstairs of the Woman's Club and each seemed to have a GRAND TIME. 
The Kitty Justice was to be surrounded by SO MUCH TALENT IN A VERY HISTORICAL PLACES. Wow, what I wonderful day.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Yikes

Since my blood sugar numbers were up with 1. being sick, 2. taking medicine which runs the numbers up 3. NO EXERCISE, I thought what can I do to help reduce the numbers. 
On one of the blogs I read, the lady had been having pain and someone told her about going "wheat free". She tried it for three weeks and got better then went back to eating the wheat and felt awful again. She suggested reading the book, Wheat Belly,  so since I have had lots of time to read, I ordered them and became a Disciple of No Wheat. 
Prince thinks I am a little off center, but if it will help why not try. So here I am and I have not had any of that bad ole wheat in over 3 weeks. Yep I am feel better. 
The middle book will scare the PEE JESUS out of yawl. Makes me want to return to my roots and grow or raise everything that we on the hill consume. Read it and see what yawl think? 
After reading the middle book, I can understand why there are so many big bellies on folks. No it is not the sedate life style but the opiates in the wheat that makes you want more and more and more. Also, I reflected back to my youth and large people were very rare now it is the norm. 
The Kitty Justice is to blame the ole chap Greed, big companies (Monsanto) and our precious Government. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Toast to Doolittle




The photos are of planes (Prince and Puppy are not around to tell me what kind) that are displayed on the grounds where the USS Alabama is docked in Mobile Alabama. The other photo I copied from Google of Jimmy Doolittle. 
Just a wee bit of history. When Japan stuck terror in the heart of America with the Pearl Harbor attack, how were we to respond?It was left to 80 men, Doolittle's Raiders in April 1942 to strike back. These daring and selfless men undertook a mission that has not ever been duplicated. First big heavy bombers had never taken off from a carrier before. Sixteen B-25s with a five crew men each were to take off from a carrier with Lt. Col James Doolittle, who himself flew the lead plane off the USS Hornet, and they all knew that they would not be able to return to the ship. The hope was to hit Japan and then try to safely land in nearby China. 
The really bad news, was that the Japanese got wind of the plan therefore they had to take off farther out in the Pacific Ocean. Thus, they would not have enough fuel to get to safety. They still took off. 
They bomb Tokyo and then flew as far away as possible. Four planes crashed, 11 crew men bailed out, three died, eight were taken captive, three were executed and one died of starvation in a prison. One crew made it to Russia. 
Only 62 survived the war. A movie, "Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo," with Van Johnson and Spencer Tracy was produced about the bravery of Doolittle Raiders. MGM proclaimed that the movie represented the story  "with supreme pride."
Beginning in April of 1946 the survivors started a traditional that each year they would meet in a different city. When they met in Tucson in 1959 the city in a gesture of respect and gratitude gave them 80 silver goblets each with a name of a Raider engraved upon the goblet. Every year thereafter, a wooden display case bearing the 80 silver goblets was transported to the reunion city. Those Raiders who were no longer with them, their goblet was placed upside down. In that same case was a unopened 1896 (the year of Doolittle's birth) bottle of Hennessy Very Special Cognac.  The plan was when there were only two raiders left they would open the bottle and toast their comrades. 
The plan would change in April 2013  because one of the five , Tom Griffin passed away at age 96 in February 2013. Thus, at the April reunion in Ft. Walton, Florida only  Dick Cole (Doolittle's co-pilot) Robert Hite, Edward Saylor and David Thacther remain and they decided to meet later this year to get together one more time very informally and in absolute privacy open the bottle  fill their silver goblets and raise them in a toast to those who have gone. All of these men are in their nineties.  
I do not know if the four Raiders are still with us or if they have opened the bottle yet but wanted to share the toast with them in this blog. 
THE KITTY JUSTICE IS TO RAISE YOUR GLASS AND TOAST THESE BRAVE MEN. 
All of the information was sent to me in an E mail with the request to forward it but I could not resist putting it on my blog.     

Monday, July 15, 2013

One of the Books

This is one of the many books that I have read while physical activity has eluded me. The book was loan to be by my friend, Mz Peaches and then after I read it my MIL read the book. This is a true story and the lady who wrote the book lives in nearby Franklin. I stayed mad at one of the characters throughout most of the book and it was not the devil in pew seven (He was an awful man and created lots of domino effects)  In my safe cocoon on the hill it is hard to imagine such evil . The main object is forgiveness but it is one of those books that is not for the faint of heart. 
The Kitty Justice is that after the first incident--- either the Devil would had been eliminated or I would have left.
BTW My Baptist sister said I was looking at it wrong but Peaches and I both were of the same mind.  

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Christ Church Cathedral

These photos were taken several years ago (about 15). I had gone downtown to a tire store to have some tires put on the Silver Bullet. It was gonna take awhile so instead of waiting, I walked the downtown streets and played tourist.  I really had forgotten about them. 
I stumbled upon them yesterday as I was consolidating some items in my closet. Not a fun job, but as the old saying goes "Someone has to do it ". With my darling pack rat family which is a good thing if you like history but other things just get in the way. I made a collage out of several photos and in the upper left corner shows the Frist Museum and the Union Station. Also a street lamp in the lower left corner that I found interesting. 
Here is a little history about the Episcopal Christ Church Cathedral. It was founded in 1829 and the main building by architect, Francis Kimball was completed in 1894. The tower was completed in 1947 and the architect was Russell E. Hart. It is located at 900 Broadway and became the Diocesan Cathedral by designation in 1997. The facade faces South in this sandstone Gothic revival style Church.  Great Uncle Owen and his wife Great Aunt Byrd were members and they later help start St. Georges Episcopal Church. I will try and get a photo of the plaque sometime honoring Aunt Byrd. I have only been in the Church one time and I must admit I was too busy looking around to remember the service. They have a tour weekly and that has been on my bucket list awhile. 
The Kitty Justice is as soon as I can tie my walking shoes I may wonder downtown. 

Saturday, July 13, 2013

YESTERDAY MORNING


WHEN I GOT UP YESTERDAY MORNING, THERE WAS A LIGHT FOG IN THE VALLEY. AFTER THE LAST FEW DAYS OF HUMIDITY IT FELT WONDERFUL. THE WHOLE DAY WAS GORGEOUS WITH BLUE CLOUDLESS SKIES AND A NICE GENTLE BREEZE TO KEEP YOU COOL. 
AT THREE PM, I STOOD OUTSIDE JUST ENJOYING THE DAY AND THEN I COULD NOT STAND IT. I GOT THE DANDELION DIGGER AND PULL UP A FEW WEEDS. NO I DID NOT BEND OVER AS THIS TOOL HAS A LONG HANDLE AND ALL YOU HAVE TO DO WAS POKE THE TWO PRONG HEAD AROUND A WEED WHERE IT EXITS THE GROUND AND THEN TWIST THE BUGGER OUT OF THE EARTH. 
THE KITTY JUSTICE IS THE TOOL DOES NOT HURT ME TO USE IT BUT IT IS VERY VERY VERY VERY SLOW GOINGS. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Plants and Pot

 I GOT A NEW TALLER PLANT STAND AND LOOK THE PLANT IS SOOOOO HAPPY IT IS TOUCHING THE  FLOOR AGAIN. I GUESS I WILL HAVE TO GET THE SCISSORS. 
 I HAD THIS FERN IN MY BEAUTIFUL POT AND THE WIND BLEW SO HARD ON WEDNESDAY DURING THE THUNDERSTORM, THE FERN FELL OVER AND THE POT BROKE. 
I THOUGHT THE POT WAS HEAVY ENOUGH AND WITH THE LOCATION BY THE WINDOW, I THOUGHT IT WOULD NOT GET SO MUCH WIND. 
THE KITTY JUSTICE IS I WAS WRONG. 

Sunday, July 07, 2013

Week of June tenth



Prince took these photos of the rainbow and the cloud after we had a rain the week of June tenth.
Like yawl this is the only way I got to see it because I was flat on my back abed. 
The Kitty Justice is that Prince takes photos when I cannot. 
BTW I really HATE that the rainbow is being misused just like the South's battle flag is misused. 

Saturday, July 06, 2013

MOE EXAMPLE

 Ah, should I sleep late or take a nap later?
I think I will roll over , get up and have some FUN. 
However, the Kitty Justice is that Prince thinks WORK IS FUN. NOT, BECAUSE IT IS A 4 LETTER WORD. BAD 

Friday, July 05, 2013

THREE MONTHS

 APRIL 
 MAY
JUNE
The Kitty Justice is the last three months we have had enough rain to keep Tennessee green.

Thursday, July 04, 2013

Happy Fourth of July

THE FLAG ON THE USS ALABAMA IN MOBILE.
WHILE YOU ENJOY YOUR PICNIC ON THE FOURTH OF JULY
REMEMBER ALL THOSE WHO FOUGHT FOR YOUR FREEDOM
AND THOSE WHO ARE STILL FIGHTING
THE KITTY JUSTICE IS "FREEDOM IS NOT FREE".

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The back porch

 I thought I would share a view of our porch. I am standing outside of the library where Kitty Justice works on her blog. If you look closely, you will see that the Purple Clematis has crawled up the trellis and has started to creep along the porch. I walked down the porch and at the corner, I turned and took a photo of the view. 

This is where I stand when I have the long lens on the camera and take photos of the birds. 
The Kitty Justice is that they have accepted me as a living post. 

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Four 'O' Clocks

My Mother always had these in her yard and so did my Pa. Pa always referred to them as "Pretty By Nights".Therefore, when I stroll out in the front yard and gaze upon this flower, I feel Mother and Pa standing with me . I think yellow is a Happy Color.
The Kitty Justice is I am really HAPPY WHEN I SEE THIS BLOOMING IN MY YARD.

Monday, July 01, 2013

Lily

This gorgeous lily is out front between our house and the log cabin. My SIL has a yard full of different colors and the last time she was here, she said in the fall she planned to dig them up and divide them. She also said she would give me some of her extra plants. 
The Kitty Justice is" orange yawl glad I started off July with such a beauty?"