On Eagle's Wings

On Eagle's Wings
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. Isaiah 40:29-31


Sunday, January 6, 2019

Wednesday Medley

These Wednesdays are rolling around so quickly and the months are flying by! 

1. On December 5, 1901, Walt Disney was born. Have you been to Disneyland or Disney World? Never. Can you share a favorite Disney memory? 

Since I've never visited Disney World or Disneyland, I don't have a memory of that. However, I loved The Mickey Mouse Club show when I was young and watched it every day. I wanted to be one of them and pretended to be a Mouseketeer as I sang and danced in the back yard. I also remember on Sunday evenings the Walt Disney program opening with the beautiful castle and Jiminy Cricket singing, When You Wish Upon a star.
This is the castle that inspired the one at Disneyland. We visited and toured this castle on our Sound of Music tour of Austria and Germany! 

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

I loved roller coasters and once rode the Zingo at the Tulsa amusement park six times in a row. I always loved every roller coaster at Six Flags, but the last time I rode, DH and I bumped heads together and that was it. Too much jerking around for us old folks.

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? 

I loved fairy tales and they never scared me. I was fascinated with them. 

Did you have a favorite? 

My favorites were the princesses being rescued by the prince, in particular Cinderella, Rapunzel, and the one where the princess was at the top of the glass mountain and the prince who could make it to the top would win her. I'm not sure we ever questioned how the princess made it to the top of the glass mountain.

Jack and I read fairy tales together and one was particularly gruesome, but he loved playing it and at the end would make me look at the picture and I would feign fear and horror, which he loved! A story about a wolf who kidnapped baby sheep and ate them. At the end, the momma sheep took scissors to the wolf and cut him open rescuing all her babies! Who thinks up stuff like that and thinks it entertainment for a child?!?!

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

I call her Trudy half the time, but my nickname for her would be Annie-Wannie-Bannie-Fannie or just Annie-Wannie. Jason is Jason Me-boy, Sara is RaRa, Kate is KatieKat, Jack is JackJack, Brady is Bucee Boy, and Noah is No-ee!

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?

First of all, thank you for honoring this wonderful person! He deserves our attention as he was a most honorable man of integrity and leadership. I am really glad I read Barbara Bush's memoirs earlier this year. Their love story is so sweet and special. I hope to be able to watch the services for President Bush. 

I think colorful socks are cool and I have some to wear around the house. I loved my moose socks and wore holes in them. No presidential socks here, though. Our pastor always wears colorful socks to show off for the Christmas Eve service.

Please tell us something random about your week.
Last Saturday I was able to join in making PBJ sandwiches for Feed the City Tango Tab and immediately following loaded up my car at our local Aldi with food for a program called Lovepacs to feed the under privileged kids over the Christmas holidays when food is scarce for them. Our Monday night group met as usual and had lots of fun and laughter, I'm having my first Prolia shot to treat osteoporosis this week, we will be attending a Christmas concert this weekend, and I'm getting a haircut on Friday. 

It's cold here. I'm still waiting for people to give me ideas for what to get for Christmas gifts. And I am enjoying my advent readings. And Saturday evening after church, a woman whom I greatly admire cornered me and said she had something for me in her car that she had made for me. What especially touched my heart was that she had been thinking about me and so made this lovely wreath!

Too many randoms, huh?


Ann W said...

Never too many randoms!!! Still waiting for ideas...get those family and friends of yours on the ball - LOL! At this pace you will be out shopping on Christmas Eve - HA!

Mevely317 said...

What a gorgeous wreath! That's one thoughtful friend!
I'd totally forgotten Sunday evenings and that sweet rendition of "When you wish upon a star"! Thank you for resurrecting that childhood memory!

Now I want to read Barbara Bush's memoirs!

Aritha said...

Interesting to read! And nice wreath. I have one outside.

Elizabeth Day said...

What a thoughtful gift and it is good to know that many others see your sweet heart and love for others that I have come to see. That is a particularly gruesome story, but I suppose most of the ones we grew up hearing would be considered gruesome as well. When you think about a grandmother getting eaten alive, children being abandoned by their parents, etc. they don't tell real sweet stories. My sister who was a 1st grade teacher learned in her research that the reason Rapunzel's dress didn't fit her was because of the handsome prince's visit. What a let down!

Rick Watson said...

Neither Jilda nor I have ever been to Disney Land/World either.
I have watched Mickey Mouse cartoons:)

Chatty Crone said...

I am surprised with all the traveling you seem to do you have not been to Disney!
I used to love roller coasters - my stomach and heart can't take them anymore.
I like Fairy Tales too - some people say they are bad for kids - I don't think so.
You had some long nicknames for all your fur babies. We have only had one - Disco - sometimes we call him stretch as he stretches all the time.
I liked George Bush too - seemed like a very nice man. I heard he died singing Silent Night.

Debby Ray said...

I had to laugh out loud when I read about your roller coaster experience...kinda like my own...6 times in a row vs. 7 and bumped your head too, except not on the bottom of the pool...lol! I do remember liking The Mickey Mouse Club as well... Annette was my fave and then Bobby Burgess went on to Lawrence Welk fame! How wonderful to hear about the work and love you put in to serving your community as well! Happy Wednesday!

Lori said...

What a gorgeous wreath!!! I love it! I am a bit crazy for wreaths. I enjoyed your answers! Happy Wednesday!


Lea said...

That wreath is too cute and how thoughtful. It's always so nice to be thought of in such a way. Enjoyed your answers. Happy rest of the week!

Terri D said...

Never too many randoms!! The wreath is so cute and how wonderful that your friend thought of you! We have TWO Christmas concerts this Sunday!! I love this time of year!! Thanks for joining in today!! I loved the Mickey Mouse Club too, and danced and sang along with Annette and Bobby! What a great show to grow up with!

Melanie said...

I've been to Disneyland once. I lived only 1 1/2 hours from Disney World so I've been there more times than I could count. It's one thing I miss about Florida. I've been on Space Mountain - did it...got the t-shirt,,,and never again! Not a roller coaster fan. I was a big fan of the Mickey Mouse Club. My favorite was, of course, Annette, and I knew all the songs. Wonderful memories of my childhood!

Mary said...

I'd love to read Barbara Bush's memoir...I didn't know there was one out there.
How sweet of that lady to make a wreath for you!
I love Advent. Someone gave me an Advent journal a couple of weeks ago & it is EXCELLENT.