Friday, January 01, 2010

Happy New Year! -- Happy Birthday, Mrs. Jim!

Isn't that a good looking family, taken just on the spur of the moment. Karen came to get KP who had been here almost a week and obliged for a 'blog picture' of us. Left to right you see KP, Mrs. Jim, Adi, Katrin, and me (Jim). Some more new Baby Kp pictures are here.

That was taken yesterday, today is Mrs. Jim's birthday. Yes, she was a New Year's Day Baby. On that day her preacher, Dr. Herschel Hobbs
*, came to bless her, pray for her, and help Mema** commit her to the Lord. Sounds like Samuel.

Happy New Year to everyone who reads this. I would love to know how many do but there isn't any way. I think there are as many relative, friends, and interested persons who read this as there are those who leave comments. I say there are 40 for this blog and 50 for the Little Blog (link). If I thought 100 I might want to brag so these are my numbers for 90.

The old 1999 calendar you have laying around can be recycled this year. It matches the one for 2010 perfectly. I save mine for just to reuse them. When I find my 1999 NAPA car calendar I will post a picture, for February I hope, of that. In the meantime this other planner 1999 calendar will do just fine. And of course my 2010 free car calendars which I aways get a few of each year.

* Dr. Herschel Hobbs (1907-1995) was a Baptist preacher who preached in Louisiana before he came to Oklahoma to spend the most of his career. Dr. Hobbs wrote a Sunday school lesson commentary which was very useful to me. Once when he came to Houston I was honored to shake his hand and talk briefly with him. (
** Mema, now deceased, Mrs. Jim's mother. (
link, another of my blogs, please scroll down just a bit on this blog)
*** I collect NAPA Auto Parts calendars. I missed the very first one and then sat out a bit in the early 2000's. (
link, Jim's Little Blog)

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Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Acrostic: Holly

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Heaven made nature's bright

Only in the South

Lives the Savanah holly

Loving winter in front

Yards—yours and mine

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Written for Acrostics Only December, 2009, prompt 8, Acrostic Poem on Holly (No more than 4 no less than 3 words per line)

This one is in my front yard.

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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Regret ~ Haiku Bones


those crying birds

parking lot woes

sad times for grackles to lament

all spaces are gone

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Thanks to Haiku Bones for the prompt word, regret.

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Sunday, December 27, 2009

One Single Impression: Wanderlust

A Wandering Soul
and His Motorcycle

Climbed on his trike and rode away
to the corner spot where kids played
Followed him there to watch him play
Mom sure did not want him to stray

Hopped on his bike and rode away
just a young boy needs some escape
Mother knew he'd back be back today
The other kids will want to play

Hopped on his bike and rode away
can't be twenty-four-hour dad
Young mom of two knows he won't stay
Has kids waiting for him to play

Hopped on his bike and rode away
long time married man needs some air
Sweetie knows he's not far away
Sure he'll be home another day

Climbed on his bike and rode away
Oregon calls this time's the last
Wet spot spill ambulance to pay
Won't be back for many a day

Got his bike and took it away
to the scrap yard those boys must go
And take whatever they will pay
Riding is through no other day

A wandering soul you would say
domestication flight is joy
Hoping to make it every day
Freedom's just a bike ride away

Poem Copyright © 2009 Jimmiehov
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Find more poems at One Single Impression
"Wanderlust" as prompt was
suggested by Tammie Lee at

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