Junie's Place: October 2008

Friday, October 31, 2008

The Black Widow

( See my Halloween slide below this post)

For your Halloween viewing pleasure!

:) I always find Alice Cooper fun to watch and this is especially fitting for Halloween!


From: sparkinthedarkuk


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Thursday, October 30, 2008

Halloweens of the past!

Happy Halloween!

This Halloween has been different in that I have done almost nothing to decorate! For the first time in many, many years I have not carved even one Jack-O-Lantern! ;( And I didn't get out any of my scary guys and witches!! I can hardly believe I didn't...but it's true!! I don't like it this way but it just turned out to be impossible to do anything this time!

I still miss the years of fun we had with the kids...our own kids and then the 4 grand kids!

Oh well...that's the way it goes in our ever changing lives. We just have to relive those times in memory and - thank goodness - I have my photos!! :)

Here are just a few memories from past Halloweens!

( Click on Halloween label for lots more Halloween posts from previous blogs )


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...Actually...that joke didn't do that much in cheering me up either

...Actually...that joke (below) didn't do that much in cheering me up either;
not that it wasn't funny-in a goofy sort of way! ;)

Fact is, we have a lot of not funny things going on in our lives right now- Charlie and I!

Charles has some potentially serious health issues to deal with in the next few weeks.

For one, he is having surgery on both his eye lids on November 20th. His vision is being obstructed by the droopy lids. This is not a very serious thing- except there will be some days of recovery-and he's not too good at taking things easy around here!

The other thing is the skin cancer. He got word today that the second spot on his face that was biopsied recently is malignant cancer and will require more cutting out! This will be done in December. We are both concerned about this.

Also, both of us, all of our family - and most of the people we know- are totally baffled and worried sick over this election!

I fear for our country and our freedom more than I ever have in my long life!

Every piece of information that is out there should be considered before casting a vote in this election! We have a right to know the extent and truth of any shadows that hover over the candidates!

There's so much at stake...our whole way of life may be in the balance!


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Scary Joke!

~~I got this from a niece today.

I hope it will bring some smiles to a few faces!~~


Halloween is coming!

A man is walking home alone late one foggy night...

when behind him he hears:




Walking faster, he looks back and through the fog he makes out the image of an upright casket banging its way down the middle of the street toward him.




Terrified, the man begins to run toward his home, the casket bouncing quickly behind him






He runs up to his door, fumbles with his keys, opens the door, rushes in, slams and locks the door behind him.

However, the casket crashes through his door, with the lid of the casket clapping

on his heels, the terrified man runs.

Rushing upstairs to the bathroom, the man locks himself in. His heart is pounding; his head is reeling; his breath is coming in sobbing gasps.

With a loud CRASH the casket breaks down the door.

Bumping and clapping toward him.

The man screams and reaches for something, anything, but all he can find is a bottle of cough syrup!

Desperate, he throws the cough syrup at the casket...


( hopefully you're ready for this!!! )

The 'coffin' stops .

( SMILE! ;) )


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Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Ruby Tuesday and Watery Wednesday


Have to combine these 2 MEME's this time!

I'm getting behind with everything!

Here is 'just a little red' for Ruby Tuesday.

This gazebo is in our downtown square!

For more Red pictures visit~ here!


This Watery Wednesday picture was taken at a park- pond in our town earlier this year. (Early spring)
I love watching the ducks!

Go here for more Water pictures!


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Busy weekend...and much more!

It was a busy weekend just past - and - SO MUCH MORE! haha


On Friday we were expecting 2 young men to come for a visit of a couple of days/nights! It was my great nephew and a friend of his. They live in Ky and were driving down for the college football game between UF, Gators and KY. Jake's dad had bought him tickets, as Jake is a long time, very loyal, fan of the Gators. The other young man was a KY fan!!

(our nephew, Jake, is on the left)

As it turned out, they decided to go back to Gainesville ( after visiting with us for a few hours) and stay with some friends there; hanging out for the 'Gator Growl' celebrations on Friday night! :) I'm sure that was more fun than hanging out with us here at the farm!

They returned here for the night after the game-late on Saturday!

Oh! Jake was real happy with the outcome ! The Gators won that game...63 to 5!! :)

What a game that was!

I got caught up in watching the game here, and had to keep reporting to Charles as the scores kept rising-higher and higher!

Charles couldn't sit down and watch the game because he had a man working on a project we have going...

This renovation project is something we have wanted and needed to have done for a long time. Charles finally found someone who said he could do the job we wanted but it would have to be between other jobs he had going. OK- When he finally had the time, we had to go with it!

The job is replacing the woodwork - AND our front double doors and sidelight windows! They had needed replacing for a long time. Also we decided to enlarge the entrance in the foyer about 2-1/2 feet, by moving the whole door/window unit out. It involves a lot of work...ceiling-floor-lighting... a much bigger job than we first thought! Oh! I can't really explain it well but I will show pics when the job is completed!

(this pic shows the outer doors in place and the original doors still up also, so you can't really see much of how it will look finished!)

It will be sooo much nicer! I can't wait to have it finished and be able to decorate the new doors and larger entrance for Christmas!!

Can't do much decorating for Halloween- with all the dust and clutter with this project! About all I did was this display in the front yard! Here I am with my 'Fall Guy!'


Well, as you all must know, the political race (and all the baggage that goes with it) has my poor old head in a spin!

lol - But even as 'uninformed' as I (apparently) am, I, nonetheless, have a huge interest in the outcome of this presidential election.

All any of us can do is analyze all the facts that are put out there and try to pick the candidates more in line with our beliefs! I have tried to do that but it's not that easy when so many of the 'Facts' are hidden!

We won't have long to wait now, to see in which direction our country will go! I hope we will not regret the way this election, ultimately, ends.

I'm afraid we might - but that's just me!
(lol-and what do I know,
right !!)

This is NOT to rub anyone the wrong way-but as a conservative voter I feel I have the RIGHT to express my opinions on my blog, just as anyone else has the same rights!

I have not been insulting to anyone in any of my posts...however it has been mentioned that I have been!

All I can say to that is "Oh, well!" I won't apologize for my heart-felt beliefs!

I hope to keep the friends I have made here in the blogging world, whatever your politics are. Maybe after this election is over things will calm down. I sure hope so!

...Because ... hey... I DO like blogging ~ a lot! ;)


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Alphabet Soup Tuesday -10~28~'08

It's time for Alphabet Soup Tuesday again! This week we are talking about the letter 'G.'

What things can you think of that begin with the letter 'G' that add a glow to your life?

Here are some letter 'G' things that are great additions to my life!

First and foremost is GOD...
the source of all my other
Great Gifts!

~ All my Guys and Girls!~

My girls:
Daughter~ Tina
Granddaughter ~Allison

My guys:
Husband~ Charles, (AKA Gabbo)
Son~ Chris,
SIL~ Marc

All the 'Grands' and the goofy, good times we have together!

Ginga & Gabbo- (aka June & Charles

Here is General ~ who generally guards my garden! ;)

I 'm getting a little carried away with my G's so I'm gonna stop for now.

Go visit Morning Glory for more of the letter 'G' by other bloggers!

You'll be glad you did! :)

Have a Good night!


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Monday, October 27, 2008

End of October~ Dan Fogelberg Music

Old Tennessee ~ Dan Fogelberg

Youtube Video by fallman74

Thanks Dan, for all the years of beautiful music!
You are so missed!

Junie~ #1 DanFan

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

sorry :)

( in reference to the comments left for me)

HAHA- I didn't even know that went on! (Sunday's date) I was working on a picture slide of Halloween but couldn't do it right and I didn't know ANYTHING posted!...;0 But today's date did! lol- sorry, ladies!

Hmmm-I'll come up with something a little later-MAYBE!

Hugs to ya,


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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sky Watch Friday for 10~24~'08

Sky Watch Friday time !

Go here for other SKY pictures around the world!

This is my SWF picture for this week!

(Sorry I'm a little late getting it on!)

*Just after sunset in Florida - a favorite time of the day for me*

( click to enlarge )


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Thursday, October 23, 2008

Our Military

I received this in an E-mail today and wanted to post it for anyone who is interested in the opinions of our military!

(the email)

In case you missed this week's issue of the Army Times

here are the results of the Army Times' poll of Military

personnel re: the election (in percent)

McCain ~ Obama

Overall~ 68 - 23

Army~ 68 - 23

Navy ~ 69- 24

Air Force~ 67 - 24

Marines~ 75 - 18

Retirees ~ 72- 20

Non-Hispanic~ 76 - 17

Hispanic~ 63- 27

African- American~ 12 - 79

Enlisted~ 67 - 24

Officers ~ 70 - 22

Somehow I missed seeing this on the TV news media.



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Just a note~

Just a note to say I won't be able to respond to comments or visit any blogs for the next couple days.

We are having guests through the weekend so my time may be limited.

Thanks to all for coming by~ old and new posters~ and I will try to catch up with my visiting and posting soon.


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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Ruby Tuesday ~10~21~'08

Ruby Tuesday...

and I'm very late!)

Go here for other Red posts!

A rose for you!


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Watery Wednesday~ (for) 10~22~'08

It's time again for Watery Wednesday!

Visit here for more Water posts around the world!

This time I want to show you some
water-freshened roses from my garden!


~ Looking out my front door, on a rainy day! ~


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Joke...or maybe NOT!

Got this in an Email today!

SMILE!! ;)

Garfield on the oil crisis

A lot of folks can't understand how we came to have an oil
shortage here in our country.

Well, there's a very simple answer.

Nobody bothered to check the oil.

We just didn't know we were getting low.

The reason for that is purely geographical.

Our OIL is located in :



Coastal Florida

Coastal Louisiana









Our dipsticks are located in DC


Any Questions?

NO?...Didn't think So.



Monday, October 20, 2008

Alphabet Soup Tuesday ~ 10~21~'08

It's time again for Alphabet Soup Tuesday!
Visit Morning Glory for more on this!

This week we will be looking for things that begin with the letter 'F' that add FUN to our lives!

OK~ I can think of a FEW !







Fall Leaves ( NC trips)

Florida Sunsets

Last but not least...our flag and the freedom it stands for!

May we always have this!


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