Barbara J Iversen, also known as Babs Iverson, lives in Texas and loves her grandkids to the moon and back. After writing one story, she found that writing has many benefits especially during a pandemic and a Texas-size Arctic Blast.
VINEGAR: MORE USES THAN YOU CAN SHAKE A STICK AT
Naturally, the French love their vinegar. Admittedly, my love for vinegar has grown. Sure, vinegar is used in cooking. Besides preparing mouthwatering and flavorful meals, there is an unlimited number of uses for vinegar.
What is a Western movie without guns? Guns and gunfights play an important role in the Western genre. Indeed, guns were used in the movie, Up Hill All The Way, which was filmed in 1985 and released in 1986. Filming took place at Alamo Village, the first movie set in Texas that was built for John Wayne's epic movie, The Alamo.
BEWARE FULL MOON
Adventurous! Naturally, adventurous could have been Peggy Sue's middle name. She had the curiosity of a cat. Fear was a four-letter word that wasn't in her vocabulary! Besides exploring the swamps of Florida, Mississippi, and Louisana, Peggy Sue loved all the ghosts, witches, voodoo, monster, werewolf, and horror stories that were legendary along the coast. When it came to the Ouija board, she wasn't inclined to take the messages seriously.
Hello! Welcome to Macaw Mission! My name is Rosie. Please have a seat. Honduras is the land of my birth. Memories of my childhood are filled with the tropical landscape with the beautiful scarlet macaws, flying in the clear blue sky over my head. With wings spanned at least three feet, it was an amazing sight. As children, we enjoyed the wild scarlet macaws. While the macaws mimicked people's words, we would sing and dance. We were happy. We laughed. It was a joyful time.
THE NIGHT BEFORE HALLOWEEN
Hello! My name is Magic! Yes, I am a black cat. As for holidays, my favorite is Christmas! Historically, black cats have been associated with Halloween. It goes back to the Pilgrims. Their witchhunt views. Go figure! While some consider black cats bad luck, in other cultures, black cats are considered lucky and bring affluence. My preference is the latter.
NO LONGER A CHILD
"Words are said. Some would believe, that words are gone. For me, words live on and on." Author Unknown (paraphrased) While in Junior High School, the slam tablets were passed around the classrooms. In case you aren't familiar with the slam tablets, let me give you a brief summary. Inside the handwriting tablet, there was a person's name that would be written at the top of a sheet of paper. Flipping through the handwriting tablet, each sheet would have a different student's name. Then, students would write anonymous remarks about that person.
During your travels, have you traveled to a World's Fair? Have you dreamed of all the fantastic displays, unique architecture, shows, and awesome sights? While the views from the Space Needle and the Tower of the Americas were absolutely amazing, my journey to these sights, occurring years after the actual World's Fair events. However, fifty-seven years ago, there was a trip. It was our senior year class trip. Come ride back in time with me.
CREDIT CARDS: The Truth, The Whole Truth, Nothing But The Truth
Plastic, plastic money, and bank card are some of the names people use to refer to their credit cards. Zillions of purchase payments are made every day. While not sure if it is zillions, it's a large number. Anyway! Should you apply for a credit card? How many credit cards should you have? Are credit cards bad or good? Truly, these are only a few of the questions people wonder about and ask themselves every day. Let's try to answer these questions and more.