Friday, October 19, 2018

The Friday Five Good Things

Five good things that happened this week.

1. Getting real chilly at night in the sun room. Found the two space heaters didn't blow the fuse. Trying to hang on out there a little longer

2. Reggie Ezell used my homework piece from his year long class, 26 Seeds, (with permission) for an article on spacing published in Letter Arts Review. Ben Dover got a full page!

3. Heard from an old friend from Australia

4. I didn't feel like cooking dinner so we went out to eat and then to a movie. Saw First Man.

5. Made plans with Nan to attend the Masscribes Not In My House You Don't event on 8. Dec.

How was your week?

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Throwback Thursday - The Notebooks

Carver Dress Corp
Nabnassett Lake Country Club
June 24, 1939
Left to right: Ma, Mary, Frank


To clear up some confusion, the Notebook passages posted on Throwback Thursday were written by my father and found by me after he passed away. They were his attempt to tell the family history. He was in his late 80s or early 90s when he wrote them. Today's chapter:

On December 7, 1941 Japan bombed Pearl Harbor. We took a bad hit. All our naval vessels were in harbor and we lost a good number and also a lot sailors and only a few aircraft were able to get into the air. We were caught with our pants down.

The country for the first time in years came together. Soldiers whose terms were extended no longer threatened to quit. And a lot of the single men volunteered.

The draft was boosted up and my neighbor on the same floor bore the same name as we had. He came crying why did he government call him? He was 70 years old. His first name was also Joseph.

I told him not to worry. That notice is for me. He asked if I was sure. I said I'm within the age they want and you're over. He was relieved and I answered the call on the date shown on the letter.

I continued to work and also told my trainer that I shouldn't have answered the call. He sent me to the chief and I told him. He asked didn't anybody tell you that if you received a notice to appear to bring it here? And you would be deferred. He masked me if I want to hold up on that. I could still get a deferment. I said I would like to go.

Knowing that I would be called soon I spent more time with Mary. In fact as much time as I could.. And would go at her factory to wait for her. 

A few years before I was invited on her factory's annual picnic. She had told her employer what I did for a living [ ed: worked as assistant director at the Boys Club] and he said invite him and ask him to run some games. I did. The workers were having a good time as I ran games that were new to them and they enjoyed it. After that one afternoon when I was waiting downstairs for Mary to quit for the day. He [ed: the boss] came by and said, "You don't have to wait down here. Come wait upstairs" And at time he came out in the corridor and talked with me. I was the only one he allowed to wait outside the door and wait for the employees to quit.

During the time that I was courting Mary she introduced me to Frank DePatto and Mary his intended. They later became Cumpater and Cumater [ed: CJ's godparents]. We got closer as friends.

Mary was part of their bridal group. And after they were married we visited a lot. Cumpater Frank was a wonderful man. If anyone had trouble with him it was because there was something wrong with them. He was a very accommodating individual.

[ed: Ma, Mary, and Frank worked at the Carver Dress Corp. on Kneeland St. (at that time the garment district) in Boston. Carver Dress was noted for ladies' shirtwaist dresses with an unusual, arrow closure, breast pocket. Ma and Mary were stitchers. Frank was a presser.

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

T Stands for Break

Working on seating tags for a wedding has kept me busy this week., but I need a break. Won't you join me? Coffee or tea? Have a macaron. Take two. They're small.

Drop by hosts, Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to find out what the rest of the T Stands For gang is up to. If you want to play, include in your Tuesday post a beverage or container for a beverage. Don't forget to link your blog to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's page.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Inktober Monday

Drawings for the second week of Inktober


 10/08 Inktober prompt: Star and another Celtic knot


10/09 Inktober prompt: Precious. My precious. Drawing hands is hard and the ring looks more like a cereal ring. It's gilded with variegated gold.


10/10 Inktober prompt: Flowing Chibi mermaid has flowing hair.


10/11 Inktober prompt: Cruel, but I chose to interpret it as Crewel as a type of embroidery. The thistle is colored with Pigma pens and Tombow markers


10/12 Inktober prompt: Whale. This is a little fellow I used to doodle when I was a kid.


10/13 Inktober prompt: Guarded


10/14 Inktober prompt: clock From my childhood, Captain Kangaroo's Grandfather clock

Sunday, October 14, 2018

How Does Your Garden Grow?


Can you see? The only leaves that have fallen are in my yard.


The tree in the Leaf Lady's yard showing some beautiful color


Ink o'lantern and the Count


A new Halloween garden flag


and the garden flag company also had these washers so the garden flag won't blow away


Coming around the corner, I surprised Corolla.


Himself saw Corolla nibbling the Heavenly Blue morning glory leaves. All the energy of the plant has gone into making leaves. It's so heavy it's about to topple over. 


Someone tiptoed through the mushrooms


Another variety. Uncle Mario knew how to tell whether wild mushrooms were poisonous or good to eat.


More trees in the wood beginning to color


Rain total this week.


Sunday morning temperature.


Even Mr. Jellybones is shivering. No tea in the sun room this morning.

How does your garden grow?

Saturday, October 13, 2018

Saturday Afternoon at the Movies

This idea came from a Facebook meme:
Over 10 days, post your 10 all time favorite films. What movie has really made an impact on you or what films can you watch over and over and never tire of? Post either the movie poster, DVD cover or even a screenshot on your timeline. No need to explain.

Only I had a hard time picking out just 10 movies so my favorites over the next few hundred Saturdays 😸 in semi-alphabetical order:me favorite films. What movie has really made an impact on you or what films can you watch over and over and never tire of? Post either the movie poster, DVD cover or even a screenshot on your timeline. No need to explain.

Only I had a hard time picking out just 10 movies so my favorites over the next few hundred Saturdays 😸 in semi-alphabetical order:


A Christmas Carol (1984) George C. Scott, Edward Woodward

I wasn't able to find an online source for this version, if you haven't seen it. Though with the season coming on, maybe it will be shown on one of the stations that shows old television programs and movies.

If this isn't your cup of tea, check out what Kathy in the Ozark recommends.