Wednesday, September 28, 2016

GOOD FENCES AND WILLY-NILLY FRIDAY FIVE


For Theresa's Good Fences on Thursday.


There are still a lot of fences I wanted to share from our trip to Clifton a few weeks ago.  



Here is our friendly cow that I have posted about before.



The rest were found while walking around town.


















For Tanya's Willy Nilly Friday Five
on Friday.

(Click on the links in red to visit other participants.)

What did we do this week?

1)  I had friends visiting last weekend, who have to travel some distance to get here.  They stayed for a long weekend.  I took them to Meadowlark on one of the days, and they enjoyed it as much as I do.  We also took them to Petersens Ice-Cream shop in Clifton.  

2) Two days later Gregg and I took a trip down south but only for an over-nighter, as we headed back the next day.  We were there for a baby shower, which I attended while Gregg had a good time walking around town and along the beach.  The day we arrived we also met up with family at an Italian Restaurant.

3) The next day we went to the Home Expo Center not too far away from home.  It's an annual exhibition but this is the first one we have attended in a very long time.   I had bought tickets weeks ago and almost forgot all about them, until Gregg mentioned it early that morning.  It was fun looking at what people were selling and just for the heck of it we picked up a whole pile of brochures which filled my bag. Our home is 30 years old and the most major project we had done was the roof and aluminum siding replaced, when several years ago Mother Nature sent us the biggest hailstones we have ever had.  It ruined our roof and broke the siding, even smashing through a slat vent in the side of the house where I knew - imagination running rampant - bats were going to take a liking to our attic and set up residence, along with every other critter in the neighborhood. It took a long time between waiting for the insurance and choosing a company. Many of them were knocking on our door as the whole area had had major damage.  Fortunately our car was in the garage but driving around we saw that many vehicles in the area looked like every square inch had had a hammer taken to them.

4)  We went to our largest shopping mall today.  It's one we rarely visit as it isn't that close, but there was a particular shop I needed to go into.  After we had done our shopping and were on our way to the exit, a lady fell right in front of us.  I had worn a pair of shoes with different soles and noticed they were catching on the floor, telling myself I had to be careful because you know, I've kissed the floor a few times.  No sooner had the thought run through my head, this poor lady took a nose dive.  She landed with such an awful thud and I was scared because she was bleeding from a nasty cut on her lip.  Gregg went into his problem solving mode and is always a good arm to lean on in these situations.  As she was well into her 80s, I worried that she may have broken something. Fortunately she had not.  We realized listening to their conversation, that the younger lady next to her was her daughter.  She and Gregg gently eased her Mom to her feet after making sure no bones had been broken.  She was obviously badly shaken.  The poor lady, her lip had taken the brunt of her fall, and it was already starting to puff up.  I smiled at her when she made a few jokes, but couldn't really focus on anything other than checking whether she was okay.  She wasn't 'okay' but had no serious injuries, in that way she was blessed.

Someone had picked up a chair from a seating area for her to sit in, someone else bought tissues for her cut lip, I went into a shop and asked for a bag of ice, security had been called and this dear lady looked like she really did not want all the fuss around her, and definitely no security.  I don't blame her.  After we were sure she was in good hands we eventually left.  

We talked about it on the way out of the underground parking area, how several people jumped in immediately to help her, of all different nationalities.  We are a very ethnically diverse area, and I can't help but think that with all that we read in the newspapers and then I see something like this, where everyone came together to help one dear lady in her 80s, there's hope for the world yet.  There are a lot of good people around.

5) After that serious No. 4, I thought you would enjoy this.  Click on the link here for some smile bringers.




My thanks to Theresa and Tanya for all the hard work in keeping up these memes.  Their websites can be reached if you would like to see other participants, by clicking on the lettering in red.

32 comments:

  1. I like picket fences although I realize they are from another age.

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  2. The wildlife photos are amazingly awesome!!! That lady fell with the right people around her, poor thing. I have fallen more than once, and was so glad for good people. Once I fell in the snow and could not get up. I saw a delivery man down the street and screamed for help. He came running over and picked me right up! I LOVE that cow! And the yellow house and green house. Our house is over 50 years old. We have asbestos shingles.

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  3. I love your photos, Denise, and the cow mailbox is 'udderly' wonderful. LOL! :)

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  4. Thank you. I loved hearing about the diversity of people rushing to help. Something we need to remember.

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  5. very nice, the cow is so funny.

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  6. Good morning Denise!:) Well, you have had a full week of ups and downs, poor lady! It's heart warming to hear about caring people. I like the old weathered look of these fences, and the cow, and cow mailbox.

    Denise, are plants with berries OK to post on Todays Flowers?

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  7. My heart felt for the old lady who took a fall having been through a similar situation. Yes, thank goodness there are still kind people in the world. We are so bogged down with horror stories it is difficult to imagine there is any kindness left in the world.

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  8. Excelentes fotografias nesta participação.
    Um abraço e continuação de boa semana.
    Andarilhar

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  9. Lovely fences all around town but I see they have run out of paint! Smile! ;-)
    The cow looking over the fence is in a happy spot!
    So good to know there are good Samaritans around too!
    have a lovely day!

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  10. I like these wooden fences, and I love the cow mailbox :))

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  11. I wished I could go with you and see all that nice fences. So sorry for the woman. Fortunately she had not broken something!

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  12. poor lady, so good to know there are still people who stop and help each other. I love every single photo today. those fences are amazing to me. I have always loved them. I like the unpainted as well as the painted and even the leaning one. the houses are on of my most favorite styles. you have been a busy bee

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  13. Nice to see some shots around town; I love weatherboarding - it reminds me of older houses in Kent and parts of East Anglia. Felt sorry for your elderly lady - but your comment about people from a raft of different backgrounds coming to her aid is uplifting; there is so much ignorant bigotry around these days - and so much intolerance - I won't stand for intolerance...

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  14. i like that 3rd type of fence - the unpainted with some posts and swoops in between. :) great finds, denise!

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  15. The last two fences are my favorites!
    So glad the lady was not seriously hurt

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  16. Hello, Denise! I love the pretty homes and neighborhood. The cow and fence is my favorite. Great fence collection. It is nice to know so many good people were around to help the lady who fell, including Gregg. Happy Thursday, enjoy your day!

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  17. i just love this little town...you captured some great fences denise!

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  18. Lovely series of fence photos ~ glad you had a good time ~ despite the elderly woman having some trouble ~

    Wishing you a happy week ~ ^_^

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  19. These are very beautiful fences, and of course I like the cow very much.

    When I read about the old lady I immediately thought how wonderful it is that so many people came to help. I wholeheartedly agree with you that there are a lot of good people around.

    Thank you for the link to the photographers site. Wow, those are stunning pictures. I especially like the red fox and the eruption at Kilauea (of course).

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  20. What a delightful place to walk around in. And the unpainted fences are interesting. Suppose they don't hold up for as long as painted ones, but... It solves the who-will-re-paint issue!!!! >,-)

    Scary happening.... If you had noticed the uneven floor, and that lady fell, I'll be there will be a law suit........ So lovely, that so many people, stepped up to help.

    Luna Crone

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  21. Charming fences and homes. Cows must be popular there.

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  22. Wow, lots of picket fences and it looks like someone ran out of paint at that corner junction. I like your friendly cow too.

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  23. Hi Denise, think the cow is wonderful also the mailbox and well done you two for looking after the poor lady, this is something that could happen to any of us. Regards John

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  24. You've been quite busy! The poor woman... sigh.

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  25. Lovely fences and I do like that cow!

    Glad you were able to help out the lady ... but I do agree with you, despite what we often hear, there are still a lot of good people around.

    All the best Jan

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  26. What a delightful collection, Denise.

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  27. sounds like a nice visit with friends denise...oh no #4...that poor little lady although it is a sweet story how everyone chipped in to help! i am happy she didn't get seriously hurt, poor little thing! thanks for the link, i enjoyed the photos! have a great weekend denise and thank you for linking up!

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  28. What a delightful mix of fences. I do admire the architecture of those fine homes.

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  29. What a lovely walk... and the cow is so funny!

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  30. Beautiful homes--and fences! Cool cow. :D Enjoyed reading your Five, I hope to never see hail like that! Glad the lady wasn't injured badly, and the good in mankind showed up. It's always good to hear things like that.

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