Saturday, November 27, 2010

Wouldn't you...

...really rather have a Buick, the ads all say,
and those ads to sell cars have been with us longer than a day;
always written with nice sounding prose,
trying to get us - to buy one of those.

Sometimes they're honest, direct to the point,
others are written by men in the 'joint';
all aim to sell a product to us,
I often wonder, what's all the fuss.

Top: An ad for Buick in 1925.
Middle: A 1941 convertible currently for sale.
Bottom: 1953 Special - a personal favorite model.

Friday, November 26, 2010

We will...

...turn our attention to a new subject now,
and it's hard to decide, the car or the cow;
so many subjects of interest to me,
but I think the car is the subject to be.

We will see the alphabet pass by our eyes,
in the form of cars, so there's no surprise;
starting with A down the line to Z,
how many cars do you think we will see? (26 by my count).

Top: A 1911 Sears-Roebuck "Allstate".
Middle: A Sears ad for the 1953 Allstate - the price was about $500.00.
Bottom: A 1952 Allstate.
The 1950's cars were really a Kaiser Henry J.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Today is...

...Thanksgiving Day, here in the USA,
other country celebrate too, in their own way,
so today we'll go to Texas, Turkey to be exact;
home to Bob Wills, our most famous act!

Bob grew up in Turkey, this small Texas town,
he learned to love music, he was heard all around;
he wrote song that last, we still hear one now and then,
him and the Texas Playboys will always live again.

So, we'll cross the old Red River boss, as we do our thing,
to visit the country home where Bob Wills is still the King!

Top: The land around Turkey, Texas
Middle: Welcome! to Turkey, Texas home of Bob Wills.
Bottom: Bob and the Boys, a few years ago (quite a few).

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

That first...

....Thanksgiving, was in a brand new place,
set up the celebrate life over the dangers that they face;
it wasn't quite the same as we have this year,
they didn't have a turkey, or football, or beer.

But they still had the very principal of thanks...
...that we can share today, we don't need to break ranks,
we stand together, differences and all,
we just need to realize some people bat, some throw the ball.

Photos:  Plimouth Plantation and the Wampanoag village have
been recreated in Plymouth, Massachusetts.  The bottom photo
shows a woman cooking Thanksgiving dinner.
Thankful now?

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

It's close... Thanksgiving, relish the thought,
my last few posts are all things to be brought.. the table, for the traditional meal,
and so today, it's just more to add to the deal.

Cranberries have a place in this thing,
just as much as some bird on the wing;
small red fruit, it's a little bit tart,
but most people love it for doing it's part.

Top: The General Store on Great Cranberry Island, Maine.
Middle: Cadillac Mountain in Acadia National Park seen from the island.
Bottom: A Cranberry Island sunset.

Monday, November 22, 2010

There's a.... out in New Mexico that really caught my eye,
well it's the towns name - it has to do with pie!
Now, that's a perfect name, don't know why it don't catch on,
and you can even visit, oh, the pie is never all gone.

Pie Town, New Mexico, the celebrate the pie,
name for a company the dried apples 'til they're dry,
now it just another small town along the way,
with a big antenna aimed into space that's far away.

Top: Looking for a place to eat?  This is it!
Middle: One of the "Pie Festival" signs.
Bottom: The VLBA (very long baseline array) Radio Astronomy antenna.

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Have you….

…ever wondered where you might end up?
If you were wandering around, just you and a pup;
would you go to the city or just a small town,
would there be other people to help your world go round?

Where would you live when you're done moving on?
What would you do if everyone was up and gone?
Well, the people of Dunmovin, California, have went,
and nobody knows where they pitched their final tent.

Not a lot to say "A picture is worth a thousand words."