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Tuesday 30 July 2013

C is for Carver

My mother's father was always known by his middle name which was Carver. He died when my mother was 2 months old so she and I never knew him. Below is a photo of my Grandfather Carver probably taken not long before he died.
I was named after my Grandfather and although Carver was also my middle name that's what everyone always called me. I ended up dropping my first name, since I had never been known by that name, when I got married in 1980 so Carver has been my first name since then. Below is a photograph of me when I was little Carver as opposed to now when I'm aging Carver.
Of course carver is also what someone is when they carve a turkey or roast but I've never been very good at that kind of carving. Come on in and join the fun with the letter C.

Tuesday 23 July 2013

B is for having a Ball

The Free Dictionary definition of the idiom To "have a ball" is to "enjoy oneself greatly." The example: "We had a ball at the party and didn't come home until 2 AM."

Well, I don't usually stay out, or even stay up THAT late. But you might find me some Tuesday night around 10:30 pm, US Eastern Time, having a ball reading what BODACIOUS things you have submitted to ABC Wednesday.

So have a BALL visiting your fellow contributors. Not only will you have a BLAST; you might even learn something from someone halfway around the BIG BALL we call Earth.
Oddly, the couple songs I like with the phrase "have a ball" are a bit melancholy.

One is Come Dancing by the Kinks [LISTEN], from the early 1980s:
Come dancing,
Come on sister, have yourself a ball.
Don't be afraid to come dancing,
It's only natural.

The other is Is That All There Is? by Peggy Lee [LISTEN], from the late 1960s

Is that all there is?
If that's all there is, my friends, then let's keep dancing.
Let's break out the booze and have a ball,
If that's all there is.

Monday 15 July 2013

A is for Alpha

In the beginning, or some time thereafter, DARPA created the Internet. Now the Internet was not formless and empty, but there WAS a lot of darkness over many of the sites therein.

And Denise Nesbitt said, "Let there be ABC Wednesday,” and there was ABC Wednesday. Visitors from all over the world saw that ABC Wednesday was good, that it attempted to avoid the darkness.

And Denise said, “Let there be simple rules and guidelines about people participating with ABC Wednesday linking to ABC Wednesday, following the alphabetical theme for the week, and visiting others." And it was so. Denise saw that it was good.

But Denise said, "It is not good for me to do this all of this organizing and visiting alone. I should seek out helpers, a team to share responsibility for these visits." And it was so.

Now, the ABC Wednesday meme is starting its lucky 13th round, starting with the letter A, and you are invited, not only to contribute to ABC Wednesday, but, if it would please you, to visit others, and even scribe some of these introductory essays.

Monday 8 July 2013

Z-o-o-ming through this Round!

Before you catch your zzzzzzzs, let me zip right through  here real quick as we end  this ABC Wednesday round.  Whether you are enjoying your zero calorie drink, doing some zigzag drawing with your pen, or in the zone for  reading your zodiac, please enjoy some of these zooming  action  photos  taken  from the WildLife Ranch, one of the Popular zoo in San Antonio,  Texas.

Thank you to our zealous team who never fails to  visit our blogs every week.

Tuesday 2 July 2013

Y: Sesame Street - A, You're Adorable

Y is for YOU, yes YOU!
It's fun to skip through the alphabet with YOU!