6/17/18

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day Dads!
This is your day and I hope it's a marvelous one!
Here is a photo of my father when his was seventeen years old with his first horse. My mother told me that when my father and her were teenagers they rode double on this mare all day.
She said she was surprised they didn't ride her to death. But, I cannot see how that could have happened, due to my parents love of horses.
I can see them riding in a pasture all day. Because of him my childhood was surrounded by life. I witnessed the birth of foals, had a pony and later a horse. I fell off horses, jumped back on, and was surrounded by great people who boarded their horses at my parents barn; people who put up with a small child on a daily basis. I believe we're shaped by our environment in early childhood, so I was terribly lucky.
Lucky to have a father with a great sense of humor, heart, and character. A man who loves people, his children, horse's, and fish. Today he is a deep sea fisherman.

6/5/18

Tuesday's Question and Tuesday's Fun!

Hello, happy Tuesday, and welcome to A Nice Place In The Sun.

Tuesday's Question is easy, all you have to do is answer a question, and I will answer it too!

Plus, I've decided to join a new meme, entitled, Tuesday's Fun, created by Sandee of Comedy Plus, which I think is a great idea.  It looks like we're going to have a lot of fun on Tuesday's.



Okay, here's this weeks Tuesday's Question-

5/26/18

Happy Saturday! "Come Saturday Morning" - The Sandpipers (Lyrics)

Wishing everyone a fabulous Saturday with someone you love! Thanks for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun. Come back...:)

5/25/18

It's Feline Friday!


Hello, and welcome to A Nice Place In The Sun! Happy Feline Friday, which is hosted by Sandee of Comedy Plus.   

All you have to do is; Post a picture, drawing, or cartoon of a kitten, cat, or both and publish it on your blog.  Then, copy the code on Sandee's sidebar and join the links.  Place the code under your picture.

Have a happy day!




Again, thanks for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun!



5/24/18

My Computers Well!


Yeah! My computers well! Thank you for your patience! Special thanks to my loyal readers! You know who you are:)

Thanks for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun!

5/10/18

Computer Problems, Again!


Hello, and thank you for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun. I'm having computer problems again! So, please excuse my absence from posting and from visiting your blogs. I will have the problem resolved shortly. I'm sooo glad it let me post this!


5/6/18

Happy Sunday Evening!

I forgot how much I loved this song...anyway, Happy Sunday! I had this post set to post this morning, I haven't the slightest idea why it didn't post...so Happy Sunday Evening!


Thank you for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun!

5/4/18

Happy Feline Friday!

Hello, and welcome to A Nice Place In The Sun.  It's Friday and that means it's Feline Friday hosted by Sandee from Comedy Plus. 

All you have to do is post a cartoon, picture, or video of a cat.

Then be sure to visit Comedy Plus, copy the code from the sidebar and link up!




Thank you for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun! 

5/2/18

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week!


In honor of Teacher appreciation week, I would like to write about a teacher who was intuitive enough to realize that a fourteen year class clown had more to offer than a talent for disturbing the classroom.

Mrs. Wilkins taught English and Social Studies and I was in both of her classes. By the time I entered Junior High I had read most of the books on my mother’s bookcase, which in most cases didn’t match the School Board’s Curriculum. 

As a result, I was constantly raising my hand in regards to the American Indians, etc.  It wasn’t that I was smarter than anyone else, it was just the seventies when most people had one television set, so I spent most of my time listening to music, reading, and writing.

5/1/18

Tuesday's Question!

Hello and welcome to Tuesday's Question! I began posting a question every Tuesday when I started A Nice Place In The Sun, which believe it or not was in 2007.

I thought it would be a great way to get to know my readers and it worked, but now there is a whole new blogging community that I would like to get to know.

All you have to do is answer the question and feel free to ask one yourself.


Okay, this weeks question is:

4/30/18

Awww..Mondays And Sparks!

 "Join us every Monday for Awww…Mondays. Post a picture that makes you say Awww…and that’s it.
Make sure you leave a link to your post here and I’ll visit your Awww…Mondays post. What better why to start the week than with a smile." 

Words by Sandee Clark of Comedy Plus! Visit Comedy Plus for the code. 


In addition to Awww Monday's Annie, of McGuffy's Reader is hosting an inspirational quote every Monday. Which I think is great and fun to think of something positive to begin each week.  Thank you Annie and Sandee for helping us begin each week with good thoughts which turn into joyful hearts. 


 Here is my contribution to Sparks written by F. Scott Fitzgerald; 

 In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since.

Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”'


Thank you for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun! Have a happy Monday! 




4/29/18

Happy Sunday!

Happy Sunday! I hope your Sunday sunset is full of Rainbow Connections!




Thanks for visiting A Nice Place In The Sun! 

4/6/18

Happy Feline Friday!

Happy Feline Friday! Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is post a silly, cute, video, picture, or drawing of a kitty cat.

Then, join the link list by visiting Comedy Plus   where the code is on the sidebar.


4/3/18

It's Time For Tuesday's Question!


Hello, and welcome to Tuesday's Question.  Every Tuesday or just about every Tuesday, I ask and answer a question in an effort to get to know you better.   Plus, I want you to get to know me better and it's fun.  All you have to do is answer the question and if you like, feel free to ask your own question.           



This weeks question is...

3/30/18

It's Feline Friday!

Hello, and happy Feline Friday.  My name is Simon, Ann's cat...I've known about Feline Friday for sometime, but my Mom will not let me post, but she hasn't been feeling well...so I decided to write it myself.

3/20/18

Tuesday's Question- ???


Hello, and welcome to Tuesday's Question! All you have to do,  to, is answer the question, it's fun! 

This week's question is:  If you could step inside of a fictional place in a novel, short story, or movie, what place and what book short story or movie would you choose?  



Okay, I’ll answer first- 


3/12/18

Aww...Monday's and Sparks

Happy Monday! It's time for Aww... Monday's hosted by Sandee of Comedy Plus and "Sparks" hosted by Annie of McGuffy's Reader. 

All you have to do for Aww...Monday's is post a photo, drawing or video that makes you say, "Aww..."

And all you have to do to participate in "Sparks,"  is post an inspirational quote.  To add your link to the list of participates just visit Comedy Plus and the code is on the sidebar.


3/9/18

Feline Friday!

Hello, and welcome to A Nice Place In The Sun.  It's Friday and that means it's Feline Friday hosted by Sandee from Comedy Plus. 

All you have to do is post a cartoon, picture, or video of a cat.

Then be sure to visit Comedy Plus and copy the code from the sidebar and link up!


3/6/18

Tuesday's Question!

Hello, and welcome to Tuesday's Question! All you have to do is answer the question. Yep that's it!

I began asking a question every Tuesday to get to know my readers and for my readers to get to know me and each other.   

So, here's my question this week- 

What is your favorite line or paragraph from a novel?

Okay, I'll answer first- 

3/5/18

Awww. Mondays!

It's Monday, which means it's time for Awww...Monday's hosted by Sandee from  Comedy Plus.

All you have to do is posted a picture, video, or drawing that makes you say, Awww...

It's a wonderful way to help one another begin each week with a smile.
Be sure to stop by Comedy Plus to add your link and join in the fun. The code is posted on Comedy Plus' sidebar.

3/2/18

It's Feline Friday!

Welcome to Feline Friday!

I discovered Feline Friday on Comedy Plus a long time ago and it is still fun. 

In Sandee from Comedy Plus' words, 

"Feline Friday is simple to join. All you have to do is:

"Post a picture, drawing, cartoon or video of a cat (They may be silly or cute)."

If you would like to join in the fun, visit Comedy Plus and copy the code. The code is on Comedy Plus sidebar. :)

2/27/18

Tuesday's Question! "What's The Worst Food You've Ever Eaten To Be Polite? "


Hello, welcome to Tuesday's Question! I began writing Tuesday's Question when I started writing A Nice Place In The Sun. I wanted to get know the people who took the time to read my blog and I met many friends, without which, this blog would not exist.  As many of you know, I haven't posted on a regular basis in sometime, so now it's time to get to know new readers and stay loyal to my old friends.  

Thanks for hanging in here with me. :)  

Okay, I'll answer my question first;

2/26/18

Awww...Monday's & "Sparks"

Hello, happy Monday! It's time for an Awww...Monday's post! All you have to do to join is publish a picture that makes you say, Awww...

If you would like to add your link to the list, just visit Comedy Plus for the code.

In addition to Awww...Monday's, Annie of McGuffy's Reader  helps to carry us into the week with a positive inspirational quote, entitled "Sparks."

Thanks to both Comedy Plus and McGuffy's Reader for encouraging us to begin each week with a smile. :)




2/21/18

Wordless Wednesday!

Wordless Wednesday is a "simple blog post featuring a photo which conveys a message that speaks for itself without using words." -Sandee Clark, Comedy Plus.

WW is one of my favorites, because, well, because it makes me happy! :) 


2/20/18

Tuesday's Question- What was the last song you sung along to?


Hello, welcome to Tuesday's Question! I began writing Tuesday's Question when I started writing A Nice Place In The Sun. I wanted to get know the people who took the time to read my blog and I met many friends, without which, this blog would not exist.  As many of you know, I haven't posted on a regular basis in sometime, so now it's time to get to know new readers and stay loyal to my old friends. 

Thanks for hanging in here with me. :) 

Okay, I'll answer my question first;

2/19/18

Awww Monday's- Siblings!-

Awww...Monday's! Every Monday, Sandee of Comedy Plus posts a joyful way to begin each week. All you have to do is post a photo that makes you smile.

Then visit Sandee's post on Comedy Plus and add your link to the list of other Aww Monday's participants. You will see the Awww Monday's code posted on the sidebar.


    



Note: I haven't been active on A Nice Place In The Sun in sometime, due to work and illness, but I have to say I miss it. Especially, my blogging buddies and today I found a new treat on Comedy Plus.

In addition to Awww...Monday's, I read about a blog hop entitled, "Spark" on McGuffy's Reader .

So, I would like to add my spark for the day:)


“Against the assault of laughter, nothing can stand.”


― Mark TwainThe Mysterious Stranger and Other Curious Tales

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Motherhood is an art impossible to explain, one which requires a vast sea of love, devotion, compassion, and understanding, unmatched by any affection we will ever know again.- Ann Clemmons

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Words are the core of our souls, without written, vocal or lyrical expression we lose sight of one another or worse, ourselves. Words bring forth the essence of the human spirit; so express yourself without abandon.

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Why is it that those we should know or believe turn out to be the ones we least understand? I suppose the world is an illusion until we find our way home.-Ann Clemmons

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I remember I used to half believe and wholly play with fairies when I was a child. What heaven can be more real than to retain the spirit-world of childhood, tempered and balanced by knowledge and common-sense...

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She brings joy
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For only they know
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Life's hidden mysteries
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Whenever you feel like criticizing any one,” he told me, “just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.”'


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