Saturday, October 31, 2015

Nickels From Heaven

People in cars can't see them, these groovy nickels from Heaven. They're just lying there, on and near the white line where we groovy people wait for the traffic light to turn green.

We groovy people, riding our mopeds, can see them. They've been there over a week now: first one, then another. Pedestrians have not picked them up. Drivers, as we said, can't see them.

We groovy people thank God for the little "nod" each time we go by, whether we're stopped by the light or not.

God is good. He communicates in strange ways. Sometimes even by nickels. If you are fortunate, we groovy people will tell you about it some day.

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Boots and Cats

Ready, groovy people? Begin:

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Mojo Jojo vs Meowjo Jojo

"There's a fine line between participation and mockery." - Scott Adams (via Wally, from "Dilbert")

Tuesday, October 27, 2015


Arguably the most versatile food item we groovy people keep in our pantry. We can create an endless number of dishes with pasta - each one delish!

"Everything you see I owe to spaghetti." - Sophia Loren

Monday, October 26, 2015

Spin Art

Speaking of art without an ending, Spin Art was a cool toy that Mom never let us have. Can you imagine flinging paint randomly at our house? Thought not. We did get to experience the grooviness at children's art fairs, carnivals, and other events, so we groovy people can attest to its coolness.

In any piece of art, however, you just have to know when to stop. Otherwise, what starts out as art crosses the line into hot mess. Too much of a good thing is still too much.

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Drip Candles

Here's a groovy item from long ago (or maybe not - do they still make them?) Drip candles were so cool, because we groovy people never knew how it was going to turn out: art without a defined ending.

Saturday, October 24, 2015


Yes, they've got that groovy Fibonacci thing going on (check out the seed pattern!), but even aside from that, they're just so cool!

Friday, October 23, 2015

Whisky Stones

Is it whisky or whiskey?

Either way, these are groovy stones that you freeze and drop in your drink to chill it without watering it down. We groovy people do not generally drink a lot of whisky, but the stones work for any drink, so it's a groovy idea!

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Cotton Fields

I wish I was in the land of cotton....
Oh wait. I am.
Cotton in the south.
In full bloom.
A groovy slice of Heaven on Earth.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Davey and Goliath

Groovy friends, with a good message. We groovy people wish all of our children had such good friends.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Mad Libs

It was a fun and groovy way to reinforce parts of speech and have a few laughs at the result.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Darning Egg

We groovy (and thrifty) people know what this is used for.

Do you?

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Stella D'Oro S Cookies

These groovy cookies are not available everywhere - We groovy people think the scarcity adds to their allure - and their grooviness!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Elwood City

The City of the Strawberries. Gotta love it.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Barbie Shoes

Barbie wears high heels ALL the time. Yet she never complains that her feet hurt. Why? Because the shoes were custom made for her feet. We groovy people want shoes like that.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015


"An old lady in a house that runs like a chicken? What's so scary about that?" - Binky Barnes

Tuesday, October 13, 2015


Alternative forms

* bumberchute rare * bumberschutz from the German bumber (storm) and schutzen (protect)


  • {{context|dated|humorous|lang=en}} An umbrella.

  • It smells like rain. Perhaps we should take along abumbershoot .

  • 1912 , L. Frank Baum, Sky Island

  • "It--it belongs in our family," said Button-Bright, beginning to eat and speaking between bites. "This umbrella has been in our family years, an' years, an' years. But it was tucked away up in our attic an' no one ever used it 'cause it wasn't pretty."
    "Don't blame 'em much," remarked Cap'n Bill, gazing at it curiously. "It's a pretty old-lookin'bumbershoot ."

  • 1968 , Richard M. and Robert B. Sherman (lyrics),Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

  • "Me ol' bamboo, me ol' bamboo, you'd better never bother with me ol' bamboo, you can have me hat or me bumbershoot , but you'd better never bother with me ol' bamboo."

  • 1970 , Walt Disney, The Aristocats

  • "Napoleon: Wait a minute! Where's my hat? Where-- and somebody stole my bumbershoot !"

    Sunday, October 11, 2015


    We groovy people especially like the pretty pink ones.

    Wednesday, October 7, 2015


    "Aubergine" sounds so groovy, exotic, sexy even, when you talk about the color of clothing, home decor, nature, or paint.

    But eggplant?

    Not so much.

    Saturday, October 3, 2015


    You can call it whatever you want. We groovy people will always call it Ann's.

    Friday, October 2, 2015


    Things are not always what they seem.

    Don't just look with your eyes.

    Grooviness is sometimes only on the inside.

    Thursday, October 1, 2015

    Sand Castles

    You spend all afternoon building something that you know is not going to be there tomorrow.

    What's groovy about it is that it forces you to live in the moment. You have to appreciate what you have NOW.

    A groovy way to live - every moment.

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