Category Archives: Family

Tongue Twisters

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My father loved word play. He worked on crossword puzzles, loved riddles, and was always challenging the kids with tongue twisters and puns. This is a tongue twister that I don’t remember hearing as a child, but when I found it on Facebook today it made me think of my father. He would have loved this one.

Thinking International

Orlando has got to be right up there in the list of cities that host a lot of international travelers. For years, Europeans would flock to Miami, but I wonder if that is true in today’s world? Maybe it depends upon whether you are bringing your children with you on holiday, or if you are looking for more adult diversions.

Orlando is SOO family friendly. I can’t think of anyplace else in the United States that I would like to bring kids of any age and spend a week away from home and all the troubles that go along with owning a home and raising children.

In the hotel lobby, I waited at the elevator with a young Indonesian family. The kids were totally exhausted, but still very happy to be here. I’m so impressed with the international scope of this city and a very big part of it is thanks to Walt Disney. I have watched a few documentaries about Walt Disney and he was a fascinating man with a fascinating plan.

With Flores (Indonesia)on my mind, I surfed a couple of sites tonight and came across a site to learn more about that part of the world. I also found how to get to flores indonesia and I have made up my mind that before I leave this world I want to take a trip and explore Flores and its natural wonders that sound so very enticing to me right now. It will have to take place after all the kids have grown and I will have so much more time on my hands that I feel traveling will be occupying a lot more of my time.

Electronic Drums

I’m sorry but I really have never heard of electronic drums until I went online at www.musiciansfriend and found some to check out. When the heck did electronic drums come out? Where was I when this happened.? Not that I have a vast knowledge of musical instruments, but I have had a love affair with drums all my life.

I really wish that I had taken drum lessons as a kid. I did take piano lessons for two summers but gave up on that and was not happy with my parents when they told me that I couldn’t change from piano to the drums. I still hold a resentment about that but have kept it to myself all these years.

Thomas the Train

What is it about the Thomas the Train movies that grabs the attention of kids everywhere? They are nothing more than a man reading a story book out loud, like any parent reads a bedtime story. And they are in British words and phrases, easy enough for an American to understand, but obviously different from what the kids here are used to hearing.

My grandson absolutely loves anything that has to do with Thomas the Train. I can send him any present – a book, a new train, a sticker book – that has Thomas on it and he loves it. I even found a website for him to play Thomas games and watch short Thomas the Train videos on the internet when he comes for a visit.

 

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Pearls

Ever notice how the Queen always seems to wearing a strand of pearls with every outfit when she goes out in public? Her Pearls and her hats are her trademark. I think most women of my generation have at least one good strand of pearls. I inherited mine from my grandmother and I love them dearly.

I would love to have another pearl necklace, though. I’ve had my eye on some new designs, like the stylish two tone designs. I don’t know if the black and white is supposed to be symbolic of anything, like a lifestyle choice, so I had better check on that before I make a stupid mistake. But if this trip goes well I hope to have at least one afternoon of shopping and I would love to take home a new pearl necklace as my souvenir from London. But if I don’t find any bargains on this trip, I know I can order quality pearls from the Pearl Outlet website.

Selena will have her pearls!