Friday, February 24, 2006

Back home



Radio question of the day:

The average one of these lasts five days...and it's used by other people...
What is it?
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My husband Niks and I went to Memphis for my sister Bonnie's funeral, and are now back home after a week on the road.

The service for Bonnie was nice, and very well attended, which made me feel good for her and her family. She left a husband, son, and three grandchildren. On the way back to Pennsylvania Niks and I went to the small village in the Tennessee hills where my parents, and all three of my sisters, were born. Bonnie was cremated, and I scattered some of her ashes there in the cemetery where most of my mother's family is buried. My father's family is buried in a different cemetery just down the road.

You see some strange things on the road. The above sign is one of them. A lot of folks in this country don't know how to spell. Just sayin'.

On the way home, Niks and I stopped at a few places that looked interesting. One of those places was "The Natural Bridge" in Virginia's Shenandoah Valley. It is beautiful. They claim that it is higher than Niagara Falls. Those Virginians. It is very high, but I've seen Niagara Falls, and the falls appear higher to me. Probably that's just me.

I want to catch up with all of you, so now I'm off to do a lot of reading.


Answer to the radio question of the day:
Rolls of toilet paper.

No! That's not where I'm off to do my reading! You guys!

32 comments:

LYD said...

Were they drinking when they were painting?

DON'T T DRUNK AND PAINT'T

Doug said...

I aint'nt!

Nice to have you home.

Mike said...

Glad you're home safe and sound TLP.

natasha said...

Glad to have you back, hun. :)

mireille said...

It's so good to have you back, Lucy. xoxo

actonbell said...

ut;s si buce ti gave tiy bacj~

I mean, it's so nice to have you back *burp*

Jemima said...

I'm just here to offer warmth on your return.

What worries me about that sign is that I failed to see anything wrong. I spot spelling mistakes for a living! It'ts been a long day.

Rachel said...

Glad you are back home again and all went as well as it could have under the circumstances.

AP3 said...

That sign doesnt't look funny to me.

XOXO

KristieD said...

I didnt even notice the error in the sign at 1st, and i usually am a stickler for spelling errors. maybe its just been a long week.

GLad to have you back!! we missed you.

Bela said...

I've missed you. Glad you're back home. :-)

Typos in newspapers are bad enough but 'permanent' mistakes like that are rather sad.

Jamie Dawn said...

I'm glad you're home safe & sound. I was thinking about you when that cold front came in across the southern & middle states. Funerals have such a mixture of emotions; you remember all the good times, and you feel sadness about the loss of the one who died. I hope your treasured memories soothe the times of sadness that you feel.

That road sign is great!

schnoodlepooh said...

I'm glad you're home. But I'm just sayin' that one of those rolls of TP doesn't last that long at my house. And the dogs don't use any... I'm just sayin'.....

Minka said...

Welcome back, so good to have you here! Have a nice weekend adn dont´t go to late to sleep!

OldHorsetailSnake said...

I MISSED YOU, TOO!! Welcome home, Lucy. As usual, you be funny for Hoss. Good on ya.

Sar said...

Yay, TLP is back! Been thinking of you and missing your clever & witty presence.

kenju said...

Welcome back from what was indeed a sad trip. I hope there were some good parts for you.

Ariella said...

YAY, YAY, YAY!!
So glad to have you back in the hood.
smooches and hugs!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Welcome home Tan Lucy P...I'm glad that the funeral for your sister was really nice and well attended...You were missed...and now your and your great good humor are back home and raring to go, I see....TP doesn't last even two days in my house!

Ozguru said...

Down under, "Drive" is a brand of laundry powder.

Hence "Don't Drink Drive" is usually followed by "because it's laundry detergent"....

lime said...

well i was sorta close...i guessed a bar of soap....

welcome back dear lucy. glad you are home safe and sound and that there was comfort during those days. praying for continued comfort in the days ahead.
big hugs to you

Lucy said...

Good to have you back and thanks for the update about your sister's service. You had lot's of supporters here - as you know.

Now - re: Virginia.. i was just looking at some places to stay -- in this state since it is pretty close to us. I'll have to check your link. We've been to Niagra Falls - pretty specatcular. We are always up for a new view.

Tom & Icy said...

They shouldn't drink while making signs.

dddragon said...

TP rolls dont't last a day in this house.

Hale McKay said...

I have been remiss in reading from my Blog Roll and have spent most of this Sat. afternoon catching up. Sorry to hear about your sister.
...I have seen that Natural Bridge. I agree, I think it falls considerably short of the height of Niagra Falls.

Mary said...

Welcome home!

Christine said...

Missed ya babe. Sorry again for your loss.

Fred said...

Welcome back. We missed you.

BarbaraFromCalifornia said...

Sounds as if they had one too many before painting that sign!


Toliet paper lasting 5 days!! That is new to me!

Keith said...

Nice to have you back. I missed you.

Libby said...

glad you're home, TLP! & glad you saw so many people there for your sister's svc.
on the radio question...i wasn't even close, i said case of soda...
re: that answer could be just a little bit off if anyone in the house has, ummm, well, the runs!

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