Found in the wild…

1960 Ford Starliner… Being restored…

~7000 made, something around 1000 (maybe) with 352/360HP engines.

This car sat in a driveway from 1973 until earlier this year…

The gent restoring it has been looking for one for 30 years… One of these was his first car back in the day!

Snortal Combat…

Koda and Karl at it again…

Koda is faster than Karl, grabs the tennis ball first. And then ‘waits’ for Karl to come fight her for it… LOL

Sometimes she lets him win… Like this one. Women… LOL 🙂

TBT…

Some photos from back in the day…

Negative bonus points if you recognize either one of them… 🙂

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Zinger!!!

Going to be out of pocket for a few days, visiting family. Go read the folks on the sidebar!!!

And Ramirez hits another one out of the park!

Book promos…

First up is Monalisa Foster’s second in the Ravages of Honor series- Ascension

As always click on the cover for the Amazon link!

The blurb-

Would you embrace darkness to save your child?

House Dobromil has stood against the emperor since the beginning. For generations, they have defied tyrannical edicts and stood up for donai and humans.

For decades, war has crept ever closer and now, Syteria, a rebellious human woman Darien has chosen to be his future queen may be the spark that sets the Imperium to flame.

When Syteria crosses paths with the emperor’s agents, the unthinkable happens.

With the survival of both races in peril, with the future of House Dobromil on the line, the stakes for Darien and Syteria are higher than ever.

Driven by death and betrayal, victory and defeat, tragedy and secrets, can Syteria and Darien ascend to fulfill their destinies?

Ravages of Honor: Ascension picks up right after the end of Ravages of Honor: Conquest. While it can be read as a standalone (it is a complete story with its own beginning, middle, and end), it was meant to be read in sequence.

Next up is Peter Grant with the fifth book in the Ames Archives- Silver in the stones

The blurb-

What comes with a silver boom? Backstabbers, claim-jumpers and con men – and that’s just the start.

Walt Ames is working hard to keep his horse ranch afloat and his transport business in motion when silver is discovered on his property. It’s going to take cunning, determination and more than a little luck to investigate the claim while others are trying to kill him for it.

Can he keep his business and integrity intact, or is everything Walt loves going to fall prey to the perils of a silver rush?

Last but not least, a new short story from Laura Montgomery in the Marth’s Sons series- Transport and Deliver

The blurb-

When escape on a boat jeopardizes all a family has worked for, can an errant son risk his life to save their future?

The Luwenthals—second generation settlers on the lost planet Not What We Were Looking For—confront the destruction of their past life, and are forced to flee. As the boat containing the family’s prized linotype crosses a river lit by the flames of the printshop they had to abandon, fifteen-year-old Tobias Luwenthal must face his father’s ire over what he sees as his son’s betrayal. Disaster strikes, but will Tobias seize the chance to redeem himself at the cost of his own life? Will his father learn from his son as Tobias has learned from him?

A short story that picks up right at the end of The Gear Engages.

If you’ve enjoyed the Martha’s Sons series, start reading now for a glimpse into what happens next in this dystopian lost world!

And I would personally like to thank those who have left reviews of the two latest anthologies I have stories in It Came from the Trailer Park,  and Can’t Go Home Again.

Our little Texas writers anthology, Tales Around the Supper Table, Vol 2 will be out in a couple of weeks. I hope you will take a look at it!

 

Huh…

This is rather ‘interesting’…

Note the date circled on this graphic and what it refers to!

So the ‘latest’ variant supposedly found ‘just weeks ago’ has been around for a year.

Of note, this very carefully worded release does NOT indicate the date it was found…

The World Health Organization on Friday assigned the Greek letter omicron to a newly identified Covid variant in South Africa.

The U.N. health agency recognized the strain, first referred to as lineage B.1.1.529, as a variant of concern.

Health experts are deeply concerned about the transmissibility of the omicron variant given that it has an unusual constellation of mutations and a profile that is different from other variants of concern.
Full article, HERE, from CNBC.
HERE is the ‘official’ statement from the CDC. Again, no date of detection noted…
And from Fox, HERE, which says it was ‘discovered’ in the last week.
My question has been, and still is, WHAT test is actually being used to tell ‘which’ version or variant people are getting???
Anybody??? Bueller???
Crickets…

I are…

Frazzled…

Even with help, doing our delayed Thanksgiving dinner wore my butt out…

Cooked a 19lb turkey Friday. Yesterday morning started with the sweet tater casseroles (2- One with real pecan topping, one with those marshmallows), then the corn bread dressing, then the green bean casserole…

Next was reheating the turkey, breaking out the ham, getting the spare table set up to serve from…

Folks brought  munchies and desserts- two pecan pies, an apple pie, a pumpkin pie, a lemon refrigerator pie, and an English trivet.

Fed 18, and cleaned up. And I was done!!!

But, having said all of the above, it was still great to get together with folks and just enjoy the good fellowship!

LOL…

It was obviously a BORING news week in our little town…

Unlike the MSM, the reporter played it straight with me, and the article is accurate! Although she did get one series title wrong… But nobody is perfect…LOL

Edit- Here is the rest of the interview if you’re THAT bored… 🙂

Funny…

How the narrative changes depending on the ‘players’…

The Waukesha massacre doesn’t fit the narrative the mainstream media typically likes to promote, so they’ve been generally trying to ignore it.

If certain details were different, the story would be getting endless coverage and analysis. But, even when the MSM does cover it, somehow, they manage to beclown themselves.

Case in point: The Washington Post. The Jeff Bezos-owned publication published an in-depth analysis of how the massacre unfolded, declaring, “Here’s what we know so far on the sequence of events that led to the Waukesha tragedy caused by a SUV.”

Full article, HERE.

Sooooo, I’m guess the next thing we hear will be a call to ban SUVs… sigh…

And I know this is late, but still funny as hell, all things considered!

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Here’s wishing each of you a Happy Thanksgiving and safe travels!!!

What Was on the First Thanksgiving Menu?
Little is known about the first Thanksgiving dinner in the Plimoth Colony in October 1621, attended by some 50 English colonists and about 90 Wampanoag American Indian men in what is now Massachusetts.
We do know that the Wampanoag killed five deer for the feast, and that the colonists shot wild fowl—which may have been geese, ducks, or turkey. Some form, or forms, of Indian corn were also served.
But Jennifer Monac, spokesperson for the living-history museum Plimoth Plantation, said the feasters likely supplemented their venison and birds with fish, lobster, clams, nuts, and wheat flour, as well as vegetables such as pumpkin, squash, carrots, and peas.
“They ate seasonally,” Monac said in 2009, “and this was the time of the year when they were really feasting. There were lots of vegetables around, because the harvest had been brought in.”
Much of what we consider traditional Thanksgiving fare was unknown at the first Thanksgiving. Potatoes and sweet potatoes hadn’t yet become staples of the English diet, for example. And cranberry sauce requires sugar—an expensive delicacy in the 1600s. Likewise, pumpkin pie went missing due to a lack of crust ingredients.
And the whole food coma thing?  Well, that’s yet another myth…
It’s not the tryptophan in the turkey, it’s the booze, the amount of food (those second and third helpings of Granny’s sweet potato casserole and the pumpkin pie), and the sheer relaxation (other than the family fights/looney Uncle) and not having to work the next day…
A look back in time at a Navy Thanksgiving Menu… From soup to nuts!
And please, when you do sit down for your Thanksgiving, say a prayer for all our men and women serving in the military wherever they may be, and remember too our LEOs, Fire and EMS folks that are on the front lines here at home every day.
And I can’t resist! As God as my witness…