Junie's Place: January 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010

"Look What The Cat Dragged In!"

Warning: sad


Now, I'm sure you have all heard this saying at one time or another..."Look what the cat dragged in!"

Look what the cat dragged in - A slightly derogatory comment on someone's arrival
Origin unknown, but an obvious reference to cats' tendency to bring home its prey, tattered and torn after "playing" with it for a while.

I found this in my search!
More cat-sayings and their meanings found here!


Well, I had quite a shock the other day, when I went to plug in my iron.

There in the corner, among an extension cord that had fallen onto the floor, was THIS!

In the unlighted corner I at first had trouble making out just what it was...but soon enough I could plainly see. :( It was a female Cardinal...my favorite of all the birds I see around our place!

What an unsettling thing this was!! :(
This little bird was not Tattered or torn- but lifeless just the same!

I have 3 cats as most of you know...and they are indoor/out-door cats! I can't imagine how that 'gift' to me was brought in without me seeing...because I have to open the door to let my cats in! (I have no small ~ dog/cat~ door!)

...Can't be sure which of my cats did this but I think I can safely eliminate old Tiger.
He's de-clawed, for one thing...another- he's old and not too swift...another- he's the most gentle soul I know!

On the other hand ...General is a hunter-and so is young Lucy!



~ Lucy~

This is the nature of cats ...this hunting thing...and I try to look at it in that way!

~~~But -why the pretty birds, guys?~~~

~~Male Cardinal - seen from my kitchen window~~


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Saturday, January 30, 2010

Vince Gill


Today Charles and I were out and this cd was playing in his truck. I hadn't heard this in a long time as I don't listen to country music often. Country is not my #1 favorite...
I must say, however... I love this beautiful, romantic song!

Vince Gill has the perfect voice for this kind of song!

...(He's great to look at , too, with those dreamy eyes...lol- not that that would influence me...)

Enjoy this beautiful song!


Thanks for this vid go to


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Friday, January 29, 2010

Used Blues Band~ (from my sister's FB)

Gainesville's Used Blues band, an Ocala nightlife staple, captured the Best Blues Song award at the ninth annual Independent Music Awards this week.

Used Blues - and a visit


We had an enjoyable evening at my sister's house and later, on to watch the Used Blues band show.

We had fun looking through old pictures that each of us added- in the recapturing of the past. Kinda fun -lol- though we didn't often (all 3 of us) remember each person! Joy and Tom had more memories in common because I was a couple grades in school ahead of them and didn't always know the same people.

We got a few pics with our new found-
old friend, Tom!
(Not good ones but I gotta at least put one here!!)


Here are some pics of the band!
Also one of my son and his wife, enjoying the show!

This band is terrific!


Junie Rose

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Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Sepia Scenes ~ Jan 27-2010~Remembering Ma-Ma


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My mom in 1995

Today I awoke thinking of Mom as I, often, still do.

Today is the 7th. anniversary of her leaving us and it still seems strange and unreal, not to have her here! The sadness will never leave us.

This is a well remembered pose of our 'Ma-Ma' -talking on the phone to some of the family! :) She always wanted to keep in touch with those she loved!

Remembering Ma-Ma
~always with love~


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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

And the winner is....


June Kellum

(from Facebook)

YaaHoo-Alan's band won the contest!!

(did I spell that rite? haha)

OK-We're very excited and happy for Alan and the UBb
...but to be honest, I am not surprised this song won. Alan wrote this song and plays the guitar- It's a great blues song... he has a super voice for bluzz singing!

This band-'Used Blues' band- is very popular... in our area-and all around central and northern Fl. Winning this award should help them to become known to a wider audience- plus they recently released a CD-"Deep Down in Florida."

I'm so proud and happy for Alan (and his new bride, Lauren) and the band- and for my sis!! :) Just think about it...she may someday soon be the mom of a 'Rock Star'...and I may be the auntie of one! :)

Cool things to think about! :)

Congrats, Alan and UBb!


My sister just posted this!

Joy Marshall The 9th IMA Winners - [IMA SONG CATEGORY WINNERS] BLUES - SONG Artist: Used Blues Band - Composer-Vocalist-Guitaist: Alan Yeatter Song: "Palm Reader Blues"

IMA Winners Announced!The Winners in more than 50 album, song, music
video and design categories culled from thousands of submissions from
around the globe, were determined by a panel of 80 influential artists
and industry pros including Tom Waits, The Black Keys, Ricky Skaggs,
Pete Wentz, Mark Hoppus, Aimee Mann, ...The
Apples in Stereo, David Garrett, Suzanne Vega, Bettye LaVette, Judy
Collins, Zooey Deschanel and M. Ward.Details and complete list of
Winners, Nominees and Judges available at:
www.TheIndependentMusicAwards.comiTunes® Launches The Independent Music Awards Store Page Launches on iTunes® Today.See Morewww.TheIndependentMusicAwards.comiTunes®www.TheIndependentMusicAwards.comiTunes

See More

June Kellum


Sorry those links do not work! Here are the songs!

Junie Rose

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Monday, January 25, 2010

Ruby Tuesday ~ Jan 26, 2010 ~ 2 girls sleeping


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On a recent visit home I found my granddaughter, Alli, 'catnapping' with my kitty-cat, Lucy!

I thought it made a cute picture and was happy to see that they had picked a quilt with a bit of ruby red on it to use for their nap!

Enjoy your Ruby Tuesday!


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Mellow Yellow Monday ~ simple pleasures


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These are my favorite shoes to wear around our place ... my favorite comfy sneakers;
my Mellow Yellow Grasshopper 'Sneaks!'

(enlarge - click on pic)

As you can see they have become very worn and raggedy...and, oh, how I wish I could find another pair just like them to replace them...but have not been successful in my quest! :(

The more I wear them and wash them, the better they feel on my feet! Love them, too, because I can just slip my feet into them- laced or unlaced-with socks or without socks!

Simple pleasures-in Mellow Yellow!


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Saturday, January 23, 2010

Camera Critters _ Transparency_ Jan 23, 2010


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I found this dead dragonfly on my back porch. I thought at first that my new kitten had caught it and was responsible for it's end...but after a closer look I found it was not tattered or torn but in perfect physical shape! I suppose it had simply reached the end of it's natural life span.

It's bigger than most Dragonflies that I have seen and quite beautiful! The wings are frilly and perfect and the body and head are a brilliant green in color.

I picked it up that day and, not wanting to discard something so pretty, put it aside in my laundry room on a shelf.

That was a couple months ago...It caught my eye again today and I took it down and made the picture. As you see, it is still very beautiful to look at!

(Or is it just me who thinks so!! :) )


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Thursday, January 21, 2010

Savannah memories~ and my Sepia Scene figurine

Note about my recent SS photo and post


Carletta and all who might be interested in the book and statue-etc...

It's a very interesting book to read-and made even more so because it's a true story! Lots of quirky characters-in fact- MOST are! It reads like fiction with all the colorful characters; you almost think they HAVE to be from someone's wild imagination! :)

It was fun visiting the city and being able to find all the places mentioned in the book.

Bonaventure Cemetery is one of those places-and the original stature
( my Sepia Scene figurine pic) once stood in the cemetery but had to be removed-for safe keeping- after the book became such a big success.

If interested-click the link to read about the cemetery.

Click Here!


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Tina's birthday!

June Kellum

Today is my daughter, 'Tina's' birthday!
She's working but, hopefully, will be off early enough to come up and visit with us tonight!

Got to get a plan together...

Happy days when my babies were little!

Happy Birthday, dear Tina!

(My little girl at age 9 months~1964)

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Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Alan's music! VOTE!


June Kellum Got this from my sister's (FB) page and I hope she won't mind:

Joy Marshall

still have time to listen to Used Blues Band, and vote in the
Independent Music Awards contest. Of course I hope you like Alan &
UBb best! :)"

Used Blues band- 9th IMA Blues Song Nominee : Independent Music Awardswww.independentmusicawards.com...

Independent Music Awards – the awards program for independent bands
& fans – gives independent artists the recognition they deserve.
Submit Now to Reach 50 Million New Fans.


Junie says:

"Please check out this band and vote!

(link at end of page)

My nephew-my sister's son-is Alan Yeatter!

This band has an excellent sound...much talent!

Thanks! "



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Sepia Scenes~ January 20, 2010


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This is my choice for this time.

This book was entertaining to read - based on a true story - set in a most intriguing old city in the south-
Savannah, Ga.

This stature is mentioned in the story.

I had to have one when we visited Savannah on our anniversary a few years ago!


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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Funny one for you

Here's a little joke I just got from a niece in an Email.

...It made me smile...How about you?


A woman went to the doctor's office where she was seen by one of the younger doctors. After about four minutes in the examination room, she burst out screaming as she ran down the hall.

An older doctor stopped her and asked what the problem was, and she told him her story.

After listening, he had her sit down and relax in another room. The older doctor marched down

the hallway back to where the young doctor was writing on his clipboard.

"What's the matter with you?" the older doctor demanded. "Mrs. Terry is 71 years old, has four grown children and seven grandchildren, and you told her she was pregnant?"

The younger doctor continued writing and without looking up said,

"Does she still have the hiccups?"


Enjoy your day!

Junie Rose


Monday, January 18, 2010

In My Life, I Love You More

This is from George Martin's CD production:
"In My Life."

(a very special CD for me ~ for many reasons)


Sean Connery - In my life


There are places
I remember all my life
though some have changed
Some forever not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of Love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life I love you more

In my life I love you more!

For the use of this video my
thanks go to

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Sunday, January 17, 2010

Old friends and memories

Recently on Facebook there have been a lot of nostalgic memories being surfaced and passed around among some folks! 'Way Back' day brought pics to be posted from early days by a lot of people. It's been a lot of fun...of the bittersweet kind, to be honest; for who among us does not have mixed emotions of our youth?

Not long ago an old school friend (a friend of my sister, actually) found my name on 'Classmates.'
I had joined that website years ago, hoping to find some of my girlfriends from Jr. High.

Thomas (Tommy) and my sister were in 3-4 grade together. I knew him too, but I was a couple grades ahead. He recognized our name and emailed me...LOL- and as they say,'The Rest is History!'
We were all 3 happy to connect with someone from our 'Way back' days.

Turns out we are all on FB-. It's been fun talking about old-OLD- times and comparing who we remember - in common! There's something very special about meeting up again with someone who grew up in your own little town-went to your schools and knows, at least some of the same people!
(LOL - If we can get the names to fit the faces!!)

Our friend sent me this in an Email tonight...very fitting, I thought!

Life is full of surprises!

(this just happens to be a youtube I've played often)


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Saturday, January 16, 2010

What 1970 Hit Song Are You?

From my FB page:

( click on my name to visit me there )

June Kellum

What 1970 Hit Song Are You?

( click link for this quiz )

June took the What 1970 Hit Song Are You? quiz and the result is "Let it Be" by the Beatles
When you experience trouble or hard times, you realize that life goes on and you just have to let it be. You are optimistic and have hope that the future will be better.

June Kellum
June Kellum

Well-look at that! Just happens to be -probably-my favorite song of all!
It's certainly my favorite Beatles song! :)


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Friday, January 15, 2010

Way Back

On Facebook:

June Kellum Today I met my sister for lunch at Steak and Shake! We had a good time chatting and catching up! :)...Here we are! OOOPS-that's another WAY BACK one! :)

I also put this on. This is a poem that I used with an old pic of me-which I thought fit well together!

Click on picture to read poem!

(Age-early 30s in this one...but the poem is later)


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Thursday, January 14, 2010


My comments to my Blog Lady friends on the recent Beatles discussion...

( see post below this one-for their comments )

Blogger JunieRose2005 said...

Hi Ladies,

George really found himself AFTER the band broke up! He had greater success than any of them - post Beatles-IMO

Well, I have to admit that I only became a big Beatles fan in recent years.

When C. and I were first married we listened only to country music-(His choice) and it was ok with me because I was mostly into my 3 babies and music was not that important to me! :)

lol- well- HOW did I get off on all that?? Oh well-That's me!

3:01 PM


Oh- but in recent years I have done a lot of catching up with my music!

How COOL that I have so much music to explore- that was almost totally unknown to me in the early years!!

Anyway- last night I had a very special music listen of Youtubes... continued with Paul- Post Beatles-but ended the night with George Harrison during the same period!


Here's a great song by George Harrison!


"I rest my case!"



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Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Ruby Tuesday~ Jan 12, 2010 ~ music choices ~

It's Ruby Tuesday time again...time for sharing our pictures with a little red or a lot of red! Visit Mary/The Teach to find other RT posts!


Do you like my music selections?

There's a bit of red on some of the ones shown.


...and on the subject of music...
I had a fabulous night of Youtube viewing last night.

A friend had told me I should check out McCartney's recent tour at Citi-field, NY ( July, 2009) so I watched several vids.

Yep-Paul still has it- don't you agree?

Thanks for the use of this vid

go to





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Monday, January 11, 2010

Mellow Yellow Monday~ Jan 11, 2010


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These girls must be thinking


in their pretty Mellow Yellow print dresses!

...And, even though, this girl is
wearing a light sweater -
notice she has chosen a pretty yellow-spring-like color!



Count me in on the Spring-Thing!

I'm ready to say bye bye to the cold days and nights !


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Saturday, January 09, 2010

Snow in Ocala!


When we got up to get ready for our day trip to Winter Haven to visit the folks...THIS is what we saw! Yes - SNOW in Ocala!

We saw flurries, off and on, the 2 hours it took us to get to my cousins house.There was small amounts of snow on some roofs and along the roadside and on cars! One car passed us with a build-up of snow and with a small snowman some enthused person had built- riding on the trunk! :) You got to understand this snow thing is a novelty for us here in Florida! :)

When we got to my cousins house my sister Joy and her husband were already there. ( C. and I had stopped for breakfast at a Hardee's!) The others arrived in about an hour!

We got a few pics of us all together before going out to eat at Red Lobster!

My cousin (center) and my 2 nieces (sisters)


The guys

L-R-Clyde (B-I-L)-
Charles-Mike (B-I-L)-John(Nephew thru marriage to my niece,Diane)

The girls!

Joy (sis), Gloria (sis), June

June-Joy-Inez (cousin)


...So we're home and facing another cold, cold night! My cats are all inside tonight because I don't have the heart to put them on the porch...I sure hope they don't mess up too badly while I'm sleeping! Got a litter pan set up for them so hope they will use it! My cats are not 100% indoor cats (except for Lucy.) but they like being in, in this cold weather. The 2 big guys have found a cozy, soft spot on my living room couch .

BTW-Lucy seems to be getting back to normal and is eating and drinking water...still rests a lot but she's found a good spot for that beside the fridge... I put a pad there for her. She likes the extra warmth of that motor running. She discovered that spot a few days ago! (Smart little cat!)

Chris and Joy were just here to get water...seems their water pipes have frozen ...hopefully Not burst! Oh, man!!

I will be happy to see the end of this cold weather!


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