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Random 5 Friday ~ Coffee, Peace, Votes and Rats

Random 5 Friday.  Ready? Set — Go!

1 )  This picture, taken at night in my home province of Saskatchewan, Canada, brings me peace.  I cannot look at those stars and not believe.

Photo Credit to Gerry Pocha

2 ) There was risk of a rat sighting today.  While I am thankful for the heads-up, my skin prickled at the mention and, thankfully, I dodged the interaction.  🙂    See once you’ve lived/worked/endured rat behavior – years can pass and your tail will still twitch at the memories a bad experience left on your soul.

3 ) Yesterday was National Book Day (should be a holiday, I’m just saying…. ).  Saw this and just had to share:

The greatest gift is the passion for reading. It is cheap, it consoles, it distracts, it excites, it gives you knowledge of the world and experience of a wide kind. It is a moral illumination.” — Elizabeth Hardwick

4 ) Autumn is sneaking in.  Know how I know?  Mornings are just slightly darker.  On weekdays I am always up by 6:00 or sooner — now, it’s like August arrived and the sun decided to sleep in.  Seriously, there’s been a turn and I feel it most in the mornings.  Coffee up!

5 )  The August Primary took place earlier this week.  Whenever I get to vote, I think of Mom & Dad … they were both so passionate about voting and never missed an opportunity to take part. One time, because of bad weather & greasy roads, their only way out was to drive the tractor a mile & a half to the highway where they were met by Dad’s brother & sister-in-law – all four rode together into town to vote.  Open-air tractor or not, Mom grabbed her red patent leather purse and hopped on. I can just see it, the two of them heading off up the hill.     Man, I miss them. ❤

Mom and Dad with one of their winning horses – and a date night. An Emjayandthem(C) photo

 

Did you celebrate National Book Day, too? 

Ran into any rats lately? 

Seeing signs of Autumn where you are?

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7 thoughts on “Random 5 Friday ~ Coffee, Peace, Votes and Rats

  1. Wonderful post. And what a starry night igjt shot. wow!

  2. that picture of your mom and dad always gives me good feelings. You come from good stock, you know that don’t you 🙂 Regarding Fall..yep, woke up this morning, had that thought go through my head as I stumbled into the kitchen to grab my first cup (days’ are getting shorter) I can feel it in the cool breeze that comes through the bedroom window in the morning. Our Cortland apple crop is almost ready to pick… Fall is my favorite season. I love them all, but for some reason Fall, holds a special place in my heart. think it has to do with the harvest, the colors, the temperatures… (is my favorite time to be outside building homes) Raising my coffee cup just now to a fellow farm raised kid. Later! DM

    • it gives me good feelings, too — glad you can see the love in the picture! That’s how I picture them now, on a perpetual date night, him grinning, her giggling, that purse just a-swinging. Good friends, good music, fast horses & lots of laughs!

      Yes — we are headed into Fall — and I love it, too. Fall in Michigan = apple country == mm mmm good!!

      Raising my coffee cup to you, fellow farm-raised kid!

      Cheers, MJ

  3. Since I am not an early riser, I don’t notice the morning changes, but I at night time. Yes, we will have fall soon. Some kids are already going back to school. My hubby and I got married on Labor Day weekend and it was only 67 degrees. That was 37 years ago.

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