Friday’s Odds and Ends

Happy Friday everyone. I hope you will have a wonderful weekend, and to all the mothers out there, I send a wish for a great day with your family; lots of chocolate, and maybe some wine if you imbibe.

My weekend will include an artist reception at the Winnsboro Center For the Arts, where my family is part of the “Generations” art exhibition. I am thrilled to have my mother honored in the show with her embroidery, myself with a painting and my books, and all of my kids with various piece of art. My grand-kids are included, so the Miller family has one big wall in the exhibition.

Then on Saturday, my youngest daughter and her husband will accompany me to a concert at the art center to hear Monica Rizzio. On Sunday another daughter and her husband will join us to go to a play at a local community theatre, so this is going to be quite a weekend for artistic enjoyment.

In between, I’m sure we will have some great food, but to start the weekend celebration, I’ll share some of these lovely cupcakes.

I already took a bite out of mine. Had to make sure they were good enough to share. 🙂

A Mother’s Day tradition when I was a kid was to buy my mother a small pot of pansies and plant them by the concrete steps leading up to our front porch. The dirt there was not very loose or fertile, but somehow those pansies managed to last the whole summer. This was in Michigan where pansies were a summer flower. Here in Texas, they are a winter flower.

When I see pansies now, I think of my mother and how strong she was. She survived against many odds and was just shy of her 95th birthday when she died three years ago. So these pansies are for her and her memory.



These are a bit risque, but really funny.

A college class was told they had to write a short story in as few words as possible.
The instructions were:
The short story had to contain the following three things:
#1. Religion
#2. Sexuality
#3, Mystery
Below is the only A+ short story in the entire class.

“Good God. I’m pregnant. I wonder who did it?”

A lady about 8 months pregnant got on a bus. When she noticed the young man opposite her was smiling at her, she immediately moved to another seat.

This time the smile turned into a grin, so she moved again.

The man seemed more amused.

When on the fourth move, the man burst out laughing, the woman complained to the driver and he had the man arrested.

When the case came up in court, the judge asked the man what he had to say for himself.

The man replied, “Well, your Honor, it was like this. When the lady got on the bus,
I couldn’t help but notice her condition. She sat down under a sign that read,
‘The Double Mint Twins are coming’ and I grinned.

“Then she moved and sat under a sign that read, ‘ Logan ‘s Liniment will reduce the swelling,’ and I had to smile.

“Then she placed herself under a deodorant sign that read, ‘William’s Big Stick Did the Trick,’ and I could hardly contain myself.

“But, Your Honor, when she moved the fourth time and sat under a sign that read,
‘Goodyear Rubber could have prevented this Accident!’ I just lost it.”

The judge pounded his gavel and said, “Case dismissed!”

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