Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Making Peace With My Memories

This is a photo from 1974 of Sullivan's Lounge and Grill in the 1400 block of Court Place in downtown Denver.  Every building you see in the photo is now gone except for the old Victorian house that still stands behind the iron fence at the right.  At the time the photo was taken I used to go to Sullivan's on St. Patrick's Day and for lunch with my mother as it was across from her work.

Sullivan's was one of my dad's drinking places when I was a child and Danny Sullivan was always good to me. My dad would take me with him when he drank at Sullivan's back when the bar was on the corner of 14th Street and Court Place. (If you look down the street to the left of the white building you will see the empty space where the building the old bar used to be in stood.) My dad would order me a Roy Rogers and a packet of Beer Nuts and himself a beer. When I had finished my drink and snack he would give me a quarter to play the bowling machine (The kind with a metal puck as the ball.) while he ordered more beer and continued his discussion with Danny. This is bittersweet to admit but this is actually one of the best memories I have of my father.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Monday, July 25, 2016

Why I Will Never Be Rich

Because I would never think of this. They are packing peanuts, people! Packing peanuts!

Friday, July 22, 2016

TGIO (Thank God It's Over)

When you wake up in the morning and the light hurts your head
The first thing you do when you get up out of bed
Is hit the streets a-runnin’ and try to beat the masses
And go get yourself some cheap sunglasses.
- ZZ Top

(Unfortunately they won't help with the bad taste left in your mouth by the whole thing.)

Thursday, July 21, 2016

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 32

A wearable cross body clothespin bag for my sister. I did this in one afternoon and still can not believe I did so. All that practice is starting to make a difference.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Sunshine And Rainbows

The house across the street from me is for sale. This happened  the other night while someone looking at  the house was driving away.  Is it a sign? Did they miss it?

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

Flim Flam Man

Well, the first day of the Republican Convention was the let down I expected it to be. Same old same old. Big promises from Trump and company but no delivery. Blaming the other guy for the problems created by themselves. Melania Trump plagiarizing Michelle Obama's 2008 Democratic Convention speech.

What I find most disturbing about Trump and his cronies is the contempt they exhibit for others and especially the American people. That "We can say and do anything we want because they are too stupid to catch on and because they are that stupid, they deserve to be fleeced" attitude. In the end Trump is nothing but a flim flam man surrounded by power hungry enablers.

"Hands off the man, the flim flam man.
His mind is up his sleeve and his talk is make believe.
Oh lord, the man's a fraud, he's flim flam man.
He's so cagey, He's a flim flam man.

Hands off the man, flim flam man.
He's the one in the Trojan horse, making out like he's Santa Claus.
Oh lord, the man's a fraud, he's a flim flam man.
He's a fox, he's a flim flam man.

Everybody wants him, the people and the police
and all the pretty ladies disarm.
Oh yeah, the beautiful gent, you know he has hardly a cent.
He pays his monthly rent with daily charm.

Hands off the man, the flim flam man.
His mind is up his sleeve and his talk is make believe.
Oh lord, the man's a fraud, he's flim flam man.
He's so cagey, he's an artist.
(Flim Flam man)
He's a fox, he's a flim flam man.
Don't believe him, he's a flim flam.
Ole road runner, he's a flim flam.
Don't believe him

Monday, July 18, 2016

I Am Learning To Sew- Project 27-31?

I haven't posted any sewing projects in a while so I though I'd catch up today. I've been working on alterations this summer and have refitted a number of my husband's shirts for him. An example of this below.

Front, before.

Front after.

Back before.

Back after.

I have also altered the hems on some of my trousers and a pair of elephant pants my sister owns. It feels good to use my sewing machine for this kind of work. I like that whenever some piece of clothing needs repair I can say, "Hey, I can fix that!"

Friday, July 15, 2016


Note to World.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Old Postcard From Loveland, Colorado

Give me your beach lovers, your sun-baked,
Your boaters yearning to water ski,
The happy children on your teeming shore.
Send these, the families, the sun bathers to me:
I lift my lamp beside the blue water.