Friday, April 07, 2017

Memories Made for a Weekly Link Round-Up

It's hard to believe but roughly eight years ago, Casa Kittling was filled with family visiting from England. I look at the photos I took, and I can't get over how much children can grow.

Yes, we took them to Tucson, the Grand Canyon, and other places in the state, but there's something magical about a pool and sunshine when you're a certain age. 

One of the things that happened while we were taking them to the Grand Canyon was being forced to clothes shop in Flagstaff because it had suddenly turned cold-- and some of us hadn't packed warm enough clothing. We hadn't gone many miles north of Flag before it started snowing.

Yes, it's supposed to be spring, but I've been watching videos of it snowing in Flagstaff and remembering that earlier visit. I've also been remembering a visit from a dear friend in Seattle. On a bright sunny early April morning, I took him up to Wood Canyon Lake in the White Mountains where we played in the snow. That afternoon, he was sitting in the pool and telling all his friends in Seattle how he'd spent the day. As it was gloomy and raining, they were not amused.

It's remarkable how weather can feature in our memories. But before I start thinking about that again, I'll head on out to the corral to sort out those links I've been saving for you. Enjoy!


►Books, Movies & Other Interesting Tidbits◄

►Channeling My Inner Indiana Jones◄
  • The fart jars of seventeenth century Europe. (You just can't make this stuff up....)  
  • A piano gold hoard is a life-changing sovereign stockpile in Shropshire, England. 
  • An ancient Egyptian statue recently uncovered is not of Ramses II but a different pharaoh. 
  • The typewriters used to write Lonesome Dove have sold for $37,500 at Heritage Auctions. 
  • Researchers have unveiled a unique view of Edinburgh from 470 years ago. 

►Channeling My Inner Elly Mae Clampett◄

►The Happy Wanderer◄

►I ♥ Lists◄

That's all for this week! Don't forget to stop by next Friday when I'll be sharing a freshly selected batch of links for your surfing pleasure.

Have a great weekend, and read something fabulous!



  1. Your story of clothes shopping reminds me of a trip my own family took. I was in Tempe giving a paper at a conference at ASU. We decided to take a couple of days and head north to see the Grand Canyon. While we were there, it hailed. Elevation makes a BIG difference! Now, off to see that Egyptian statue...

    1. And more proof that Arizona isn't merely blisteringly hot desert!


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