Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Wednesday Medley - Fun Things

I normally don't wait until the morning of to put together a blog post, but as my day before was crammed full of pre-Christmas activities, I am just now getting around to sitting in front of the computer.

Better late than never to join in with Terri from 
and the gals who post on

So, let's get with it.

1.     On December 5, 1901, Walt Disney was born.  Have you been to Disneyland or Disney World?  Can you share a favorite Disney memory?

I have not been so have no memories to share.  Our son did take his teenage daughters a few years back and they had a great time, but one time was enough.

2.     The first roller coaster attraction at Walt Disney World was Space Mountain.  Do you/did you like roller coasters?

No, I cannot say I have ever enjoyed a roller coaster.  I have ridden a few, but they weren't pleasant experiences.

3.     The very first fairy tale that Walt Disney made a cartoon about was Little Red Riding Hood.  Did you enjoy fairy tales when you were a youngster or did they scare you?  Did you have a favorite?

No, I cannot say I have ever enjoyed a roller coaster.  I have ridden a few, but they weren't pleasant experiences.

Fairy tales were never scary to me.  We were told and read these tales from as early as I can remember.  My dad would tell them as if they were actually happening and we loved it.  he had the richest bass voice and was a great story teller.  Our Mother was also very animated as she read and I have precious memories of snuggling with my grandmother as she read to us.  Books and reading were out night time activity in our home and there was absolutely nothing scary about anything.  I do not recall having one favorite; we loved them all.

4.     In Lady & the Tramp, Tramp’s real name was Butch!  Do you have nicknames for your fur-babies and/or for your children?

No fur babies in this house.  As for nicknames, our Daughter's name is Christina and we call her Christy, Savannah is often Vannah, Mary-Elizabeth is shortened to Mary-Beth or M-E, and Ava Grace is AG on occasion.  But the sweetest nicknames are the ones given to Dick by the grandchildren.  Our oldest granddaughter tried combining Granddad and Daddy and came up with Daddea.  This has been continued with our daughter's 4 children.

However, when our son's first child, our only grandson and 2nd grandchild, came along that was a bit much for him so he shortened it to Da.  Then Savannah, the dramatic one preferred DaDa.  Mary-Elizabeth, the fun-loving one from day one added DaDaDa.  Needless to say, Dick answers to most anything that begins with a D.

5.     I can’t let this day go by without respecting George H.W. Bush, as he lays in state in the Rotunda of our Capital today.  He was our 41st President and only the second father to have a son follow him as President of the United States.  President Bush loved his colorful socks.  I bought Joe a pair of George H.W. Bush socks for Christmas one year.  I know Myra has a pair… any other bloggers checking in today who have a pair of the Presidential socks in a drawer at home?  How do you feel about colorful socks?

We are much too practical in our house to go with colorful socks, I'm afraid.  And they just aren't Dick's style.  Our son however, does appreciate a conservative nice colored dress sock.
These are the socks (and tie) President Bush will be buried in.

6.     Please tell us something random about your week!

We will be driving to Dallas tomorrow to be with our youngest granddaughter, Ava Grace while her parents are on a short get-away.  We always enjoy our time with this precious 12 year old.  She is such a joy and delight to be with.  Of course, we will also get to see her delightful older sisters and our only grandson-in-love.  It will be our Christmas visit with them as we will be leaving for Indiana on the 16th.

I mentioned last week that we would be having friends over for dinner on Thursday night.  We has such a good time, so I thought I would show you the place setting I used and a few vignettes.

We had eight in all so I used two tables and separated the men and women.  That way we can all talk about what interests us in particular.  And based on some of their over-heard conversations, we ladies were grateful to have our own table.

This was the lady's table.  I had a little ornament as a keepsake for each person.

The men's table was larger and just a bit different.  And, let me just add that the gumbo was delicious as was the bread pudding Carolyn brought.

My Thanksgiving/Christmas cactus is a mix of white and red and added a pretty spot of color on the back porch.

And, this sleepy-eyed Santa hopes you have a great rest of your week.

Elizabeth "Libby" Day
Elizabeth "Libby" Day

Hello, My name is Libby. I enjoy reading good books, painting, blogging, spending time with friends and whatever my "Heart" leads me to do. Welcome to Beauty Without Within.


  1. Well, your table scapes were just gorgeous! What a great idea to put an ornament at each place setting. Enjoy your time with AG and know you all will have another Grand time with John and family for Cmas.

  2. Those tables are beautiful!! What a great host you are giving everyone an ornament to take home! Enjoy your visit with your Granddaughter!!! Nothing compares to time with family! Hugs

  3. I know what you mean about putting a post together the day of...I decided to do that last week after I lost that post for the medley. I wasn't even going to join in but somehow I managed to get it out...and not too terribly late, after all! Your table setting was absolutely gorgeous! Safe travels to Dallas..enjoy!

  4. I love all the D names for Grandpa and I'm sure he loves hearing every one of them. Your table is absolutely gorgeous! You have such excellent taste! We usually sit together, as Jay says, "girls with the girls and boys with the boys." It is for the very reason you mentioned. We chat about different things, although on Monday nights at our house, we all are around the table talking about all kinds of things. Have a wonderful trip and enjoy your family in both places! Merry Christmas to you, Libby, and all your family.

  5. I meant to add how nice it must have been to have your parents read the fairy tales. I feel sure my mother and dad read to me, but mostly I remember reading myself. I never cared for anyone reading aloud to me. I have enjoyed reading to our grandkids, though and Jay loves for me to read to him.

  6. Your table looks beautiful!!! Have a graet time with your friends tomorrow night! Loved your answers! Happy Wednesday!

  7. Your ladies table is really beautiful! Your guests must have felt so loved and cared for!! Thanks for joining in on the Medley today!! Nice photo of your son and his girls at Disney.

  8. Your table looks fabulous, Elizabeth! I watched Pres. Bush's service yesterday and it was so beautiful. Have a great week and safe travels.

  9. Your tables looked just lovely.
    My Christmas cactus is blooming and it's gorgeous. It was my daddy's so I'm trying exceptionally hard to keep it alive!


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