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Solve-It Saturday Word Search

     I’m back!  I’m back!  That old flu can’t keep me down for long.  No sirreee, Bob.  I’m ready to be done with this flu.  I do not like it.  I do not like it one little bit.

     And to celebrate my Backness, I have decided to rename the games for Saturday.  The new name is Solve-It Saturday and I’ll leave the game up for a couple of days, before posting the answers.  That way, you won’t be tempted to check the answers, just in case you are soooooo close and almost have that last word figured out.

     To print the game, left-click on the game and use the printer-icon at the top of your online screen.  Be sure to put the print option to Landscape so you’ll get all of the words on the page, too.  If you have any problems, lemme’ know and I’ll try to figure it out.  Have fun and ’til the next time, keep a hug on.

Yaya

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The Answer To A Word Search

     Illness has put me way behind schedule.  Well, illness and blogger problems.  However, I am finally here to post the answer to Saturday’s Word Search.  I hope you were able to find all the words.  I did search for extra words, ones that were not included in the list, but I’m still finding them and don’t know if I’ll list them or not.  So here are the answers.

     Until the next time, keep a hug on.

Yaya

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So Sorry. No Answers

     Last night, I was very careful to write my messages and post them.  On Word Designer, I was also careful to include the word scramble.  Apparently, I didn’t stay with myself while I posted in Red Wagon Flights and Yaya’s Changing World because it wasn’t until late this afternoon that I realized there was no game included in those posts.  So, considering that I did not post the games until late this afternoon, I am gonna’ wait until tomorrow before I post any of the answers.  Okie-dokie? I’m so sorry for the goof.

     Until the next time, keep a hug on.
 
Yaya

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Biltmore Estate For Game Time Saturday

     Happy Saturday!  ‘Course, I’m saying this at the end of the day, but I truly hope your Saturday was a good one.  I have visions of life being all Sunshine and Roses for each of you, so it would just be lovely if you were to tell me that is exactly what your life is like.  If that does not happen to be how things are going, please accept a special hug from me and I hope it helps.

     I’d like to give you a little information concerning today’s game for Saturday Game Time.  Another blogger, Ramblin’ Southern Woman, mentioned in a comment that her favorite place on Earth was The Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC.  Many, many pictures on her blog.  Well, being the nosy curious creature that I am, I had to learn more, as I had never heard of The Biltmore Estate.  I know, right?  Where have I been all my life?

     Have You Ever Been There?!?  Unbelievable!  I am sooooo in love with that place and I am ready, willing and quite anxious to move in.  Wanna’ see it?  Lookie here!  And there are more places where you can learn even more about it.

     So, here is a word search, using just a few of the words I gathered from the home I’d like to live in.  You are welcome to print these puzzles out to play and I hope you enjoy them.  I post the answers, tomorrow.

     Until the next time, keep a hug on.

Yaya

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But what are the rules of this game?

     I don’t know about you, but I am fascinated with all things pertaining to weather.  Or, maybe I should say all things pertaining to Mother Nature.  Have you ever noticed that she can be as fickle as the rest of us?

     I have a book that tells all kinds of fun and interesting tid-bits of useless information.  There is one bit of information in there that never ceases to amaze me.  Well, pretty-much all of it does, really, but I have read this one page so many times that its a wonder I don’t have it memorized.

     Did you know that the most amazing temperature fluctuations ever noted were in Spearfish, SD?  Yup!  At 7:30 AM the temperature was -4°F, but just two minutes later, it had risen to 45°F.  That’s an increase of 49° on the thermostat in just two minutes’ time.

     Remarkable, you ask?  Ah, yes, but it gets even better.  By 9:00 AM, the temperature had risen to 54°F and at 9:27 AM it dropped back down to -4°F.  Almost exactly two hours and the thermostat stood precisely where it was to start with.  I don’t think I would’ve wanted to be a farmer in the fields, that day.  Do you?  Our dear Mother Nature was playing games, that day, I think.

     Until the next time, keep a hug on.

Yaya

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The Tremors of a Nation

     You know, with the earthquakes in Haiti, I have been giving a lot of thought to some of the places where earthquakes have left their mark in America.  Of course, California and along the west coast are among the first that come to mind.  But did you know that Missouri was a major spot for earthquakes in the 1800’s?

     It was in the winter of 1811-1812, actually, when the New Madrid Fault was showing its strength by raising the ground and lowering it on a regular basis by about four feet.  By some reports, the land almost seemed to have a life of its own, breathing and moving with the force of a woman, giving birth.

     And did you know that in 1886, Charleston, SC experienced an earthquake that was felt by millions of people in the eastern United States and farther, even?  From Canada to Cuba and Iowa to Bermuda, nearly a thousand miles away, the strength of that quake was felt.

     My heart truly is with all those who are struggling and heartbroken because of the devastation in Haiti.  It serves to remind me that every moment should be treasured and every breath appreciated.  Truly, the most important things in life cannot be touched, except by the heart.

     Until the next time, keep a hug on.

Yaya

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A Dying Man’s Circus

     Do you like Trivia?  I really enjoy trivia and all the different angles it takes.  Did you know that there was once a man who, while spelunking, had a boulder fall on his leg and pin him in a cave for something like three weeks?  Its true.  While some few tried to rescue him (he refused to allow his leg to be removed to save his life), many others turned the event into a circus atmosphere and sold balloons, hot dogs and souvenirs.

     I have been looking for the book that tells about this.  It would prob’ly help if I knew the exact title, but all I can remember is that it is one of the many books of trivia that I own.  I believe it is also from the Old Farmer’s Almanac collection of weird facts.  I am certain that it has found a secure place to tuck away inside my personal black-hole of confusion.  Hopefully, someday I will actually find the book again and share more of the story with you.  If, in the meantime, you happen to be one of those people who has seen or owns this book, I would dearly love it if you would email me with more information.  And thank you, in advance, if you will do that.

     I would like to say that I have come across the story of a man, Floyd Collins, whose telling sounds so similar that I think it must be one and the same.  But to be really honest, I wish I could find the book I first saw the story in because, as morbid as it may sound, I was far more intrigued by the way it was told in that book.

     To be sure, it is a very sad thing that happened and my heart goes out to this man, whenever I recall the event.  It must have been horrible for his family to know that he lay dying a slow, torturous death and there was nothing they could do to help him.  There is a place in my heart that hopes to meet him in the hereafter and give him a hug, just because my heart hurts so completely for him.

     Are there things you’ve heard that haunt you like this story haunts me?  I am drawn to trivia like the proverbial bee to honey.  I’d love to hear of trivia you know… it really does not have to be morbid… and I’m sure I’ll be sharing more of my information with you, as well.

     Until the next time, keep a hug on.

Yaya