Well I have not been in the Stream in a while. This virus has kept us from venturing out. But today is the day!
1. I mentioned last week that I did not like Chinese food. Well I do enjoy some Korean dishes. Since Nancy joined our family, I have had opportunity to try some new things. My favorite is a beef dish that I can say the name of but probably cannot spell it.lol It is strips of thin roast beef that is seasoned in an amazing way. Served with rice of course. Nancy's Grandma makes a cod tempura that I enjoy as well. In Korea, there is a name for your Maternal Grandparents and a different name for the paternal grandparents. Nancy's grandmother is Halmuni but to an American ear it sounds like Harmony. I think that is a good name for a grandmother. Joshua will call Audrey Nuna for sister and she will call him the Korean name for brother. I tried that with our kids as we said, Brother and Sister but when they got to school that was the end of that...too babyish for them by then. You may remember we called Landon, Bubba, when he was small. That is southern for brother. I am glad my grandchildren are learning about their Korean culture but I want them to know about their Southern and their German roots as well.
2. We have watched more movies this week. I taped Charlotte's Web because believe it or not, I never read that book. The version we saw featured Dakota Fanning as Fern and lots of famous actors voiced the animals. It was a sweet film, but as a farm girl myself, I found it hard to believe that Wilbur was never turned into bacon! Marvin and I just realized that Wilbur the pig on Green Acres was probably named after the pig in this book! As a child we watched Green Acres on TV and we laughed out loud at Oliver and Lisa Douglas. I saw a rerun of this show on tv recently and thought, oh my, what was I thinking of??? Not my cup of tea now.
3, I have been working on my genealogy a bit this week. I am looking at my thru lines and adding some ancestors to my tree. One of my family lines is the Kincaid family of North Carolina. I found some aunts and uncles in this line and enjoyed reading about them. One of my ancestral uncles is buried in a town not far from Brevard NC where my brother in law's family lives. I may have to go and visit his grave the next time I am there. It is amazing all the things you can learn on Ancestry. This man died in the early 1900s and his obituary was in the local paper. He was one of the pioneer citizens. An interesting fact was that the week he died, two other pioneer citizens died as well. All were well into their 80s which was unusual for that time. When I am doing genealogy I feel a real connection with those people who are a part of my history.
4. I got so many sweet cards last week from friends near and far. It really does brighten these long days to open the mail box and find a piece of REAL mail there.
5.We had a little cold snap....some call it Dogwood Winter. It seems when the dogwoods bloom we have a blast of cold sweeping down here. We are all praying for warmer temps as we want the heat to stamp out the corona illnesses so we can get back to normal days. Marvin and I did take a ride out to the country on Friday. I wanted to drop off a birthday gift for my friend, Deborah. I wanted her to be able to enjoy her gift and it looks like we will not be meeting to celebrate any time soon. It was nice to enjoy some different scenery for a change. Gas prices are so low and we have no where to go.
6. Yall know I am a You Tube fan. I watch two young ladies who are flight attendants for American. Both are taking a leave of absence for May, hoping that by June they will be flying again. There are flights now but only senior flight attendants are serving on those flights. Jetting Julia was on a flight from Dallas to LA last week and the plane was almost empty. The air port was almost empty as well. It is a very strange sight as we all know how busy air ports are on any given day.
7, Marvin and I are planning a trip this summer but it is a car trip. Marvin being a Christian and a scientist has always wanted to visit the Ark and the Creation Museum up near Cincinnati. So we hope to do that this summer. I chose our last trip to Oklahoma so it was his turn. We will be staying in Cincinnati and driving to the ark and museum. If anyone has any suggestions for good restaurants or other attractions in that area, let me know. Last year I put out a query for Little Rock and Mary came through with a great restaurant for us to try there. I have already told Marvin we will be stopping at Keepsakes Cross Stitch Shop. It is the shop for Pam and Steph on Floss Tube. It is nice to even think of a trip right now!!
For a chuckle!