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Saturday, July 30, 2011


As usual, I am late with my post to play in SATURDAY CENTUS
with the sweet JENNY..
What is the meaning of the word CENTUS, by the way?
I have been watching my blogging buddy, LYNN, that lives over there with EARL at
play this for a long time.
 The rule, as I understand it,
is to write a little ditty about 
an idea you get from this photo of FRYING AN EGG ON THE SIDEWALK
in 100 words or less.
Let me see...hmmmmm  ...
My Uncle Otis was coming for a visit and I could hardly wait to see him, him being one of my very favorite uncles.
He lived in California..where the weather was IDEAL...
not too hot...not too cold...
The day we picked him up at the train station, here in West Texas, the temp was 104.
Uncle Otis got off the train, we hugged and he said,
"Well, Jeanie, you know I am a professional chef...don't believe I have
ever fried an egg on the sidewalk but I sure could do it today."
The above is a little true story so it is what came to mind
when I saw this cute egg picture.
xoxo bj


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Great story, glad you joined in BJ! I'm sure 104 would be a big shock to your uncle:@)

Debby said...

It's way too hot here and my goodness even hotter in Texas.
On the PB "hot" to you bake then and for how long. I want to make them.....they are gluten free, yeah.

Bookie said...

Nice job with the prompt...poor Texas is having a struggle, I know!

Erika said...

Yep, in my part of Texas we are due for a temp of about 105. I certainly think I could fry an egg outside!

Artful Rising

Wanderer said...

Cute! I like the easy way you woven the prompt into the story! Very good job for your first Saturday Centus!

jeff campbell said...

Poor uncle ;-( Fine little story...loved it! Peace and blessings

Ames said...

Very good!~Ames

On Crooked Creek said...

NOW, I KNOW where all those photos of cooking come's in your genes, girl! This is the sweetest story about the egg. Sad...but true. News reporters stated yesterday was the 34th day of triple digit degree weather in "The Sunflower State"! Whew! Thank you for your sweet comment and visit On Crooked Creek. I'm enjoying the view of "Mr. Ed's" labors, the birds are feasting on the seeds drying right up in the heads this year. Stop by again soon, dear.

cj Schlottman said...

Sweet! I love this little ditty - can see Uncle Otis stepping down from the train. Great Centus!


middle child said...

I'm sorry, but doesn't everyone fry their eggs on the sidewalk? said...

Welcome to Saturday Centus. This is an enjoyable story. I really like that it's true too.

The White Farmhouse said...

Cute story! I remember TX being hot and miserable in the summer! I bet you could fry an egg on the sidewalk there!

NanaDiana said...

What a cute story. I love it and I have missed this Centus thing -I saw it before but did not know what it entailed. Nothing like frying an egg on a sidewalk-unless it is trying to eat it standing up~ xo Diana said...

Will you be my chocoholic sponsor? I'm thinking we'd just keep encouraging each other to enjoy chocolate. =)
Thanks for the follow. I'm honored and thrilled to meet another chocolate lover. Your blog's lots of fun too!

Dazee Dreamer said...

haha. great job.

Nonna Beach said...

Excellent job !

Glad you finally jumped in and joined us, a hearty welcome.We're filleted and sizzling here in Florida but at least we get a few drops of rain now and then.I love it that you used a true story for your Centus too !

Rinkly Rimes said...

I see one of your commenters says it's been hot for 34 days! Now THAT'S hot!

Kathleen Grace said...

Ugh! 104! I don't know how you stand the heat. It has been in the 90's here for a few weeks and I am about sick of it.I hope it cools down for you soon. Have you had any rain yet?

jfb57 said...

Lovely and welcome to the Centus! I do hope you will join in every week. Really love you're blog & this piece!

5thsister said...

Excellent inaugural post! You're a natural!

Centus, I believe, is Ms. Jenny's coined phrase for 100. You know, a CENTimeter is 1/100 of a meter, it takes 100 CENTS to make a dollar, etc. Unless Ms. Jenny mixes it up, we usually have up to 100 words in which to write our tale. Glad to see you join us!

Gems said...

Very 104 you can throw on some bacon too :)

Jo said...

welcome to the centus!
wonderfully written take on the prompt ... and 104 ... i could never survive in such heat!

Anna said...

Very sweet story, that rings true! Well done!
Best wishes,
'John Tell, expert on tourism' Anna's SC wk 65

Jenny said...

What a cute story! It sounds like one you should send to your Uncle along with the picture.

Centus just means 100. When I named the meme I couldn't come up with anything I liked in combination with the word 'Saturday'!

Now, I don't always do 100 words but it's too late to change it to Saturday Stories (which I came with up AFTER I had the button designed - ha!)

Thanks for linking your cute remembrance. I could visualize your Uncles face when the heat hit him!