Posted in 2020, Challenge, Chicago, County Fair, Food, kathy70, Uncategorized, Writing, Yes

Challenge #25 As A Kid…

This challenge comes from a small writing group.  We have a large series of random questions that we answer and share.  The goal is to answer at least one each week.


What makes you feel like a kid again?


I feel like a kid again when I am …

Seeing giraffes at the zoo.

Eating cotton candy at the county fair.

Riding a city bus.

Coloring/dying Easter Eggs.

Roller Skating but not on roller blades.

Picking a bouquet of dandelions.

Sleeping outside in a sleeping bag not in a tent.

Shoveling the first snow of the year.

Walking barefoot on the beach.

Watching a Cubs game at Wrigley Field.

Going to Navy Pier when the huge boats are in.

Eating a hot dog walking down the street.














Posted in 2020, Challenge, Computers, County Fair, humor, kathy70, Uncategorized, Writing, Yes

Challenge #21 Easter Bunny

This challenge comes from a small group.  We have a series of questions and the object is to answer one of the questions  every week and share it with the others.


Create three original screen names and passwords that the Easter Bunny may use when logging in to check his e-mail.


As with much of what I write, I start with the research.  This seems like a simple enough subject, I should just be able to sit down and write but I also like to educate myself a little bit and let’s face it I’m old and may have forgotten some things.  I truly do not remember all the books that I read to my daughters over 40 years ago.

So, what to say about bunnies, there are other names they are called rabbits, cottontails, hares, jackrabbits there are dwarf bunnies and my favorite are the lop eared.  The ears go down instead of up and they are the cutest things ever.  Over the years I have come home from the County Fair with a bunny and my girls were pretty responsible about taking care of them.  We did limit ourselves to just one so we would not have 90 in a short period of time.

What surprised me was when I began looking up books with rabbits in them.  This challenge asks for three responses and I did use mostly the books for inspiration and I stopped at fifteen, just because.  In no particular order here are the screen names and passwords and they could all probably be swapped.  I do think it would be fun to create a new email for myself with one of these, well maybe not.

Screen Name                                        Password

  1. P. Cotton Tail                                           Mrs. McGregor 4
  2. Velveteen                                                 I am Real 2
  3. Sleepy Rabbit                                          Turtle Wins Race
  4. Wise Rabbit                                             Lion In The Well
  5. Hare Today                                             Gone Tomorrow
  6. Br’er Rabbit                                            Uncle Remus
  7. Queen Janet                                            Bunny Planet
  8. Pooka Harvey                                        Elwood P. Dowd
  9. March Hare                                           Alice In Wonderland
  10. Roger Rabbit                                         Jessica Rabbit
  11. Runny Babbit                                       Beddy Tear
  12. Uncle Wiggily                                       Pipsisewok
  13. Fifteen Rabbits                                     Hops
  14. Golden Hare                                         Masquerade
  15. Fiver                                                      Watership Down
Posted in 2019, Aging, Birds, County Fair, Food, humor, Rambling thoughts, Travel, Uncategorized, Yes

County Fair 2019

Enjoy the sights from our county fair.

Recently went to our local county fair with my granddaughter and great-granddaughter.  I am very proud of our little fair, this county is fairly rural and lots of small farms that have not been eaten by malls or highways.  We have the animals on display and tractors everywhere.  Displays of winning produce and hay along with hand made items, a demolition derby and a beauty queen.  All things that I enjoy seeing on display.

We have a chainsaw wood carving on display and all the yummy carnival food  you can handle.  I have in the past taken home a rabbit or two who became members of our family so we no longer look for the animals available to purchase.  My great-grand loved the bunny with red eyes.  Not sure if she thought it might scare her friends or what.

Part of the tractor parade that shows you how wonderful the old ones sound.

One of the 4-H exhibits and our beautiful chainsaw carving on display.