A to Z Challenge 2014 · In Other Words (Quotes) · someone said · success · Winston Churchill

Success is the ability…

In Other Words

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.”
Winston Churchill

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A to Z Challenge 2014 · just thoughts · opinion · Uncategorized

What I think about A-to-Z 2014…


I think this year was my fourth doing the A-to-Z Challenge.
The first two years were more of a challenge because I did not have a theme.
From now on there will be a theme!  So much easier.

Having a theme, this year ” There was a little girl who”, gives a focus to what I write.
In the first two years without some starting point or focus I spent a lot of time just trying to come up with something to write about.
I think my posts weren’t as good.

I  did visit a little over 200 blogs on the list but did not read the whole post on many
and only commented on a few.  Posts that were loooong I passed over because of time.
This is not unusual for me…I rarely read any post over 500 words.  There just isn’t enough time.  As for commenting, again the time thing and then sometimes I just didn’t have anything to say.

Of the blogs I read most were very good. I am impressed with bloggers!
Some seemed to have nothing to do with A to Z. Those I simply skipped over.

I did find some blogs I bookmarked and I will go back and visit a while to decide if I will follow.  I do not subscribe to the “I follow you so you follow me rule”. I don’t expect blogs I follow to follow me and those who follow me shouldn’t expect me to follow them.  Once again the time thing…I follow many blogs and there are only so many hours to spend on the computer and still have a life.

I don’t have any suggestions for y’all.
What you are doing you are doing very well.

Thanks to everyone on the A-to-Z Challenge team!  What a lot of work…and that time thing!  I appreciate the work you do for this hop. It is a great way to see blogs I would never see without the list.  It is a challenge and it is a fun challenge!
!Thank you!

In the back of my ditzy mind I am already thinking about 2015.


A to Z Challenge 2014 · memories · observations · Uncategorized

Z is for Zenith…

z4pThere was a little girl who

was so excited about getting a TV.

Most of her friends already had TV’s
and it seem so unfair that she didn’t.

One day Daddy came home with a Zenith TV!


She could hardly wait to watch The Lone Ranger, Annie Oakley,
Roy Rogers and Dale Evans, and The Cisco Kid.

When the TV was all set up and turned on
first Daddy had to watch the Evening News and then
it was time for the little girl to go to bed.

She cried but still had to go to bed,
it was a school night.

Finally, one day she got to watch The Lone Ranger.
She sat in front of that TV and could hardly contain herself.

There he was the Lone Ranger, and Tonto, too.
They looked pretty good except for the white duds the Ranger wore.
She liked Tonto’s clothes, though.

But when she watched the story it was not
nearly as good as the stories on the radio.

She was very disappointed.
Same with all the other Westerns.

The cartoons were fun and the Saturday afternoon
Tarzan movies were good.
She liked Lawrence Welk, Ed Sullivan, and Queen for a Day.

But still TV was such a let down.

The little girl was not impressed with TV.
Her imagination was so much better than what TV had to offer.

Image:flickr /ellenm1

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Y is for yummy…

y4pThere was a little girl who

loved chocolate,
especially chocolate frosting,
and sometimes she did un-nice things to have her love.

Like telling her little brother
that the yummiest part of the cupcake was the cake part.


And telling him that she, being a good sister,
would take the top of his cupcake and give him the bottom of hers.

He never questioned that this applied only to
cupcakes frosted with chocolate.

The little girl never felt bad about this.
She knew she wasn’t perfect.

Image: wikimedia

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X is for xylophone…

x4pThere was a little girl who

saw a Miss America contestant playing a


It look like so much fun!

The other contestants were just as beautiful and talented
but none looked like they were having as much fun as
the one playing that xylophone.

The little girl decided that night
she wanted to play the xylophone.

She really didn’t think mommy and daddy would buy her one
but it was worth a try.

So she asked for one.

What a surprise when she opened a bag


and found a xylophone.

It was okay that it wasn’t a big one.
With a little one she could take it everywhere.

The little girl wasn’t the best
xylophone player but she was probably
the most exuberant!

At least until she discovered tap dancing.

First Image: Google
econd Image:Flickr/Frederique Voisin-Demery

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W is for wood shoes…

w4pThere was a little girl who

sometimes had nightmares.

For a while she had nightmares about people
who were wearing wooden shoes.

It was all because of Howdy Doody.


There was a story on his show about some bad
puppet people who wore wooden shoes.

She told her mommy about her fear of
these puppet people with wood shoes.
Mommy assured her that where they lived
there was no one who wore wood shoes so she was safe.

One day the little girl and her mommy were taking a taxi  home.
They lived in a small town with only a couple of taxis
so people often shared a ride.
On this day the driver stopped to pick up another lady.

She smiled at the lady but the lady didn’t smile back.
She seemed mad and a bit mean.

The little girl scooted over closer to her mommy.
Then she looked down and had the fright of her life.


The lady had wood shoes on just like the ones
the bad puppet people wore on Howdy Doody!

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