Friday, April 12, 2013

6 Things We Learned This Week (news, work, YouTube, books)

Friday Fragments is hosted my Half-Past Kissin' Time for bloggers to post a list of short things on their minds that aren't really enough for a whole post. Here we go:

Stuffed Animals

Our gang of most of our stuffed animals with two real ones--can you find them (Manny and Spunky)
We have a lot, but not near as many as the town of Newton got: 64,000! Sent them to St. Jude and other children Hospitals.  I'm thinking, I could share our collection and highlight one a week like Beth Ann does with her teapots on Tuesdays over at It's Just Life.  What do you think?  Do you have a collection you could share?

Shocking News

Mr. Wonderful was shocked when I had no idea who Annette Funichello was that he mentioned who died because I never watched "The Mickey Mouse Club." I am familiar with the funny hats with the ears and remember some of the song, but I was a Captain Kangaroo and Captain Penny fan. I actually found the old song on YouTube--cracked me up!  I was surprised when Mr. Wonderful told me he was in the club and was pretty sure he had a pair of those ears! Did you watch the Mickey Mouse Club?


I finally discovered our scanner at work can scan 2-sided copies automatically. Yeah! I've been doing those one side at a time manually (it doesn't come up that often).

Post Office

The latest is now that the post office will continue Saturday delivery. Wonder how the postal workers feel about this. I bet they were hoping to get Saturdays off!


My husband just finished reading Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline ( a novel) and learned that orphans used to be put on trains and went from town to town hoping to find a home. I learned about this when I read Orphan Train Rider--One Boy's True Story by Andrea Warren.  (Both book images from

YouTube Header

I finally got my picture header for my YouTube channel right (although Abby isn't very happy with it). You can find it easily by clicking on the "Video" tab above or searching for kzemek on YouTube.

(There's still time to get HER by Christa Parravani--check out our giveaway.)

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Unknown said...

Yes, the end of an era...Annette and Margaret Thatcher. Have a good weekend.

Tami said...

I was too young for the MIckey Mouse Club but my Mom would sing the song all the time to me and my sisters when we were small girls.
There is a cartoon called Mickey Mouse Clubhouse. The toddlers in my daycare L O V E it!
Have a wonderful weekend!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

A postal employee told me the USPS was MANDATED to NOT make a profit; that's insane!

Unknown said...

You asked about collections. I collect dust. Does that count? Seriously the only thing I tend to hoard are books. I think Saturday delivery should be dumped. It's irrelevant in this age.

Sandee said...

You didn't know who Annette was? Wow, you're about the only one. She was every guys dream girl so I know the guys knew who she was.

Have a terrific day. ☺

Stacy Uncorked said...

I can see Manny and Spunky hiding amongst the stuffed animals! :) I have been collecting deer items since the age of 7, so I do have a ton to share (provided I dust off all the shelves in order to take a decent picture...heh!)

I never did watch the Mickey Mouse Club (I think it was 'before my time') though I did watch Captain Kangaroo! :)

Our postal carrier is a slacker to begin with - bet she's not happy they decided to continue Saturday delivery. :)

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