Friday, July 18, 2014

Main Street U.S.A.

Friday's Main Street
Our first little mountain town Main Street is in Marshall, NC.  It runs along the French Broad River and railroad tracks. The picture below is the Court House.
Going across the bridge to "Blannahasset island".  It's residential, very hilly and the old high school is also there.


 When the new school was built the old school was turned into a number of artists' studios.  Wouldn't it be fun to take a peek inside?  Several of the studios are open to the public.

This piece of artwork is of Main Street, looking across from the bridge, you can identify the different buildings.  There is a stand in front of the piece which will be a description of the scene, artist one day.
Coming back to Main Street from the "island"
 Back on Main Street
More of the metal artwork
This is the Presbyterian Church (one of 3 on Main St.)  As I was taking pictures the Pastor came out and asked if I like taking pictures of churches.  I explained that we were registering our cars and that I love Main Streets in small towns.  To my delight I was given a tour of the church, and in the Fellowship hall (which is ceiling to floor of the most beautiful mahogany wood that I have ever seen) looking out the side window, inches away is the mountain that was blasted to erect the church.  It was a little frightening to see the blasted stone so close to the glass window.  The original building dates back to the 1800, this "new" building was built in the 1950's.
 This is the north side of the Church, see how close the mountain is, there is a little garden in the corner.
Marshall - Madison County
Populations - 868
I hope you enjoyed our stroll down Main Street.
Weekend Blessings

Friday, July 11, 2014

Leaving For Camp

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

Hi Everybear, we are leaving for camp in a few minutes and I just want to say "see ya" in a few weeks.  Camp begins tomorrow but I get there a day early to help with last minute details and the little kids can't check in at Camp Little Bear until tomorrow morning so M&D will spend the night with them and bring them back tomorrow.
We found a camp for Vlad, LV and Miss Daisy, it's a day camp but at least they are excited that they get to go to camp too.
I talked Mom into doing some posts while I am away, and we decided that she would do a series on Main Streets USA.  We laughed 'cause we said M&D will be like tourists, taking a zillion pictures of surrounding Main Streets and writing a little bit of history or interesting facts about the town.

Mom's first post will be next Friday, she is a smidge nervous (she isn't a very creative writer) but I know you will encourage her to broaden her horizons (giggle) or not.
No, I want to hold the backpack
No stupid, Mom said I could hold it first
LuLu, you make my fur twitch
Now you two sit back there and not a word until I tell you that you can join in the fun.
(It's going to be a L O N G trip)

Have a wonderful summer and I will see you soon.

Heaps of Summer Hugs
Prudence

AND...I will finally see Wilbur again.  We will write from camp but we always have so much fun and so many beartivities that letters will be scarce, but I will be thinking about you.

Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July

It's 4th of July Friday
by Prudence
"One Nation under God..."



Happy 4th of July.  Be safe and have fun.

Friday, June 27, 2014

More Words

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

Friday Greetings.
Okay, now you know that some "now" words annoy me, twitch my mohair, rattle my cage.
Let's take this a step farther, I'll make up some new words and their meanings.
Sa-loom-ba - meaning whoa
Dork - meaning Mom (oops, dangerous territory)
Pru - meaning Prudence, this isn't funny you guys across the pond, and you know who I am talking about, don't you? My name is PRUDENCE!
Cal-a-bonga - meaning oh my goodness, surprise
Oh my mohair - meaning oh my goodness, shock
Hoop-La - celebration, celebrating traditions
Jess-a-lope - meaning Jessie running in their yard, she sort of lopes.
Okay, I'm bored, tired, restless, let's see if I can get LuLu and Flora into some trouble with Mom.
"LuLu, Flora, come upstairs quick I think I found prezzies for you"
(It's a box full of Christmas prezzies that Mom has been collecting for this Christmas, those little dopes will get into so much trouble.)
Heaps of Hugs
Prudence

This is our newest wee mouse, Oliver Weaver.  He stands 4.75" tall and is currently in our Etsy Shop.

Friday, June 20, 2014

Mater Plant Update

It's Funny Friday
by Jessie
Tomato Guard
I decided that this is too funny not to share and it comes from Jessie's own experience.
Take it away, Jessie......
Woofies, my friends.
Do you remember that I love tomatoes?  And that I have my own mater plant?  Well, I do!!!
Last weekend my first two maters were almost ready, Mom was going to have "hoop-la" (her word for celebration) and help me pick my mater on Sunday.  All was good, Mom checked my plant on Saturday morning - almost ready.  After our dinner she went out to fuss with her plants and walked over to my plant - gonzo - nothing red, zip, nada.
Hey, they were ready to be plucked, so very carefully (as I always do) I pushed the leaves out of the way with my (somewhat large) muzzle, and with my little front teeth took what was ready for the taking.  Nobody saw me, smelled mater on my mouth or mater leaves on my head - success!  But everybody sure knows when I am smelling in the rosemary - they can smell me coming.  (o:
 Guard Duty makes me sleepy.

See you next week, have a doggone great weekend.
Woofies
Jessie Molly too!
May 9, 2014
June 14, 2014
And the Monster Mater Plant grows...
(As you can see, or not, our view has changed, we now call the house the "treehouse", surrounded by trees, big, tall, bee-u-tee-ful trees.) 

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence
Yesterday morning

Friday, June 13, 2014

Selfies

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence

Hi Everybear, Happy Friday.
Who makes up these "new" words?  Are they actually words?  I'm not thinking so.  Selfie - a picture of one's self, i.e. a photo of myself, me, my own photo of me.  I guess you know that this word annoys me, really twitches my mohair.
Okay, so I tried it and this is what happened......
Jessie

Molly Brown

Heaps of Hugs
Prudence

You are the sunshine in my day. 


Friday, June 6, 2014

Fur Babies

It's Funny Friday
by Prudence
"He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion. -unknown" 

Rescue + Adopt = SAVING A PRECIOUS LIFE

Hi Everybear, I'm baacck! Camp is all set to begin in July.  I've missed you but Mom kept me updated on what you were doing, but I missed writing to you.
As you can see, we are a rescue and adopt family, and we love the girls.

Guess what?  Or rather, guess who?  This is my cousin, Jackson,

 and we finally met while I was working at camp.  He showed up with his bearents to register in person and take the tour of the grounds.  Funny, we looked at each other and started screaming, and laughing, we KNEW we were related.  Jackson is from Livermore, CA and saw literature about camp, which by the way, has my picture on the brochure, and he knew we had to be kin.
Sooo, we sorta hung out together for the day, which happened to be the day I was coming home, and we began to plot an adventure.  With much bearsuasion, Jackson's bearents let him come home with me until we leave for summer camp, so we have been having lots of fun with the little kids, yes, AND the birds.  Jackson was a little taken back by Vlad and LV, but they just took him under their wings (giggle) and they are like 3 peas in a pod.  Two vultures and a teddy bear - whoa, that is traffic stopping.
CAMP GOOD BEAR
Wilbur will enjoy meeting Jackson and hanging out, so will
Sweet Pea & Jason, there will be lots to do since Wilbur is a Senior Bearscelor, and Sweet Pea & Jason are Jr. Bearscelors, Jackson is counting the days.  
That's it for now.
Heaps of Hugs
Prudence

Thank you for dropping by, we love you and appreciate you.
This is my little adopted pup, Weenie.
Miss Lilac
Is our newest little creation.  She can be found in our Etsy Shop and is currently up for adoption.