Saturday, July 27, 2019
Finally, Pen Pals
A favorite car
1946 Chevy 2 ton. (I had one sortalike this to pull our trailer but never used it.)
Blogs this week have been fun, interesting and informative. I assume blogging is one of the ‘social media’ things. After my first failure at ‘pen pals’ (6th grade), I never pictured having a ‘pen pal’ again, much less several of them. LOL . The stamps, and trips to the PO stopped the first attempt.
OH yeah, I just got a call about the entry yesterday. I knew my friend Don would know. My good friend Evelyn called to say, “Don says the bug is a Volkswagen Beetle!” yeah Don is a smart Alec.
To Stormy. She has chosen a small chest in the garage as her ‘perch’. I am trying Lisa’s suggestion to get her used to a box, so I have put one having short sides there with an old towel in it. She was leery at first but now is comfortable there.
If you read Betty’s GREAT blog on ‘double standards’ you might have had a tinge of guilt yourownself. I did. One thing I have always been a stickler about to the boys was unplugging an electrical device by holding the actual plug as you pulled it. In other words, my mantra was: NEVER USE THE CORD TO PULL IT LOOSE! I noticed the other day I unplugged my drill by yanking the power cord. Truthfully the plug device has been improved and not as likely to cause a short or open in the wires. But that is not the point, I am breaking my own rule.
There are probably more, but that one got to me before I read Betty, then my mind brought it back in capital letters! LOL
And Bless your heart Susan of the blog http://thecontemplativecat.blogspot.com/ She ID’d the bug as a Rhinoceros Beetle. She cheated though, her son who is an entomologist probably had one of these in his room growing up. ;-) He probably named it: ‘ol Hook like Rick’s dog.
And finally, since Myra’s blog, I have been counting cousins. I had forgotten how many ‘hundreds’ I have.
So in the end, my opinion is that ‘Pen Pals’ morphed into friends/followers in bloggerville. I like it this way. LOL .. I do appreciate you guys that read and comment. There is much more you could be doing on this vast internet!
Just in.......... up date...... Darla from up in the North woods says that is a Hercules Beetle. I no longer get notices when comments are added, but I try to check back. More on this bug later.... What a story.
Funny about the truck up front. Things were tight 1971, when the tranny failed in our car and I traded the truck to the junk yard for a transmission installed. LOL