Monday, February 29, 2016

Steamboat Gothic

Well we finally had a nice day and Lee and I, Sweet William The Scot, hopped in our car to get a picture of a home on the National Register of Historic Places.
It was owned by Cincinnati Preservation Association.  In 1976 it was sold back into private ownership
The house is up for sale at the present time.
Originally built in 1855 for Dr. Wesley Elstun but it was purchased in 1865 by Dr. Henry Archer Langdon.
The house is believed to be one of the last remaining ones of  Steamboat Gothic style in Cincinnati.
Steamboat Gothic architecture is an extremely elaborate architectural style which is primarily confined to the American South, where it originated. Steamboat Gothic architecture emerged along the banks of the Mississippi River, where riverboat captains paid for lavish homes which were designed to resemble the elaborately decorated steamboats of the mid-1800s.
Dr. Langdon was born May 28, 1839.
He joined the Union Army to serve during the Civil War.  He was appointed as Assistant Surgeon to the 79th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry.  He was a Full Surgeon and served until the end of the war.
Ohio was a Union State with the Ohio River separating Kentucky as a Confederate State.
Some day I will have to take you to part of the Underground Railroad Station sites that the slaves took to become free men of color.
Only one of Dr. Henry Archer Langdon children survived to adulthood and became a doctor also.
Dr. William Langdon, the son, delivered Lee's mother.
The little doctors office building that sat on the site with the house was moved to Heritage Village at Sharon Woods Park, where it still stands today.
Some day I will take you there.

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine

Sweet William The Scot

Monday, February 22, 2016

All That Glitters Is Not Gold

All that glitters is not gold. 
So, don't get fooled by what something looks like from the outside!
It may not be what it seems to be.
My Lee is always quoting things to me.
I told you how her "three strikes and your out" saying got me totally embarrassed at the Blessing of the Animals in 2014.
Well she says to me often when I want something "all that glitters is not gold". 
I swear she is always trying to teach me, Sweet William The Scot, something.
Lee uses that saying when she is eating something and I am begging for a taste and she knows I truly don't want it like celery.
Outward appearance can be greatly misleading.
You see it all started with a Squirrel.  Trouble always starts with a squirrel.
That darn squirrel was stealing my ball from my yard.  My personal property!  I was not going to tolerate being made a fool of.  I was on him like white on rice.  Finally I just body slammed that thieving squirrel.  Yep I hit him so dam hard we just rolled but I was up first and I grabbed MY BALL not the squirrel.
Something was so wrong, why my teeth went right into it and it had a sticky feeling in my mouth and it smelled funny and the taste was no better.  What the devil happened to this ball?
And there Lee stands shaking her head and spouting "All That Glitters Is Not Gold" laughing.
I had chased down and body slammed a squirrel for an Osage Orange.  I don't want this darn thing!
Now what am I suppose to do with an Osage Orange.

And to "Add Insult To Injury" "Fuel To The Fire" it was Stumpy the Squirrel.  I always recognize him because I claimed his tail as my treasure two years ago.  These Eastern Gray Squirrels can live up to twenty years.
Darn Squirrels!

Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine

Sweet William The Scot
Noon in the hood last week.  We sat in a cloud most of the week.  In the valley it was clear.
Lee's vertigo was back last week so we pretty much were couch potatoes.
Maybe next week we will be out and about Nati City again.

Sunday, February 14, 2016

Valentines Day & The Howl Is On The Air

The air waves are  on and I, Sweet William The Scot, am your Blogville DJ Rockin Wills, The Music Professor and Love Doctor.

all you pupsters and kittenistas
You are listening to the Non Serious Radio Station Howl at 469.5 on your dial.
  Blogville's own Radio Station.
Today we have a parade passing right by the station.
Yep my MacLowland Band or as our band member that BIRD, Kismet, calls us the MacLowLifes are in the parade.  Representing the band we have Bentley, Sully, Kismet and Daisy our newest member.
They got to blow, finger and squeeze while they march. 
What lovers they are.
full of hot air ~ Bawheheeeeeeee
Let me hear you HOWL!
The Love Doctor is telling you roses always have a wonderful story to tell.
Roses have been used for hundreds of years conveying messages without saying a word.
Us dogs are always short on words
Oh the pupsters and kittenistas are HOWLING now.

The Latin expression sub-rosa ("under the rose") means something told in secret.
The red rose is known universally as the lover's rose.
Yellow roses convey warmth your telling your sweetie she is LUKE WARM!
Now pink roses convey gratitude ~ do you really want to tell your sweetie you are
GRATEFUL.  Grateful for what she is going to ask
Now you have opened a can of worms!
Orange rose says ENTHUSIASM and DESIRE. Like lets get it on baby!
Oh Baby Light My Fire
You guy dogs order orange.
Purple roses send a message of love at first sight.
I, Rockin Wills, your DJ and Love Doctor say why heck just send her a mixed batch, and confuse the dickens out of her.  That way there is no long term commitment.

Yes your DJ Rockin Wills is giving it to you straight.
NEWS FLASH ~ One in three dogs meet online.  Yep I met my gal, Bella online.

Rockin Wills knows
more than 1 billion dollars is spent on chocolate at Valentines Day.
But why do we have a “sweets to the sweet” tradition every February 14?
It's because of chocolate’s reputed aphrodisiac qualities.
I Rockin Wills, The Love Doctor am telling you ~
Get yourself a box of chocolate and love yourself!!!!!!!!!!
Oops that went out live on the air.
I hear you HOWLING
I am spinning the vinyl  for all you kittenesteas and pupsters who are in LOVE.

Yep and now we got 3 Dog Night singing An Old Fashioned Love Song.
I am closing down and headed for the fun.
Enjoy The Parade!

Signing Off
Sweet William The Scot

Bella and I, Sweet William The Scot, are in the Valentines Day Parade.
Taking place at the corner of Frankie & Ernie and  moving on toward Sarge.

Monday, February 8, 2016

On The Beach

How well do you know your fellow blogger?
We read each other post and once in a great while if we are lucky we get to meet them for an hour or so.  But do we really know them?
I, Sweet William The Scot, was talking to my girlfriend Bella
who lives in Australia over the holidays.  And I asked Bella why did HER live in Australia.  I knew that HER was originally from the States.  I caught that in a post HER had wrote. 
Well Bella told me that when HER was a wee puppy HER had went to the movies with HER sisters and saw a movie called On The Beach.  From then on HER talked about going to Australia.
Has something like that changed your life????
Well I said to Lee we have to see this movie and we checked with the library and they had one copy in storage.  So we put in a request and when it got to us the day after Christmas we stacked up the pillows and laid down to watch.
Waltzing Matilda, Waltzing Matilda, You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me,
And he sang as he watched and waited till his billy boil
You'll come a Waltzing Matilda with me.
Yep our minds still have the Matilda bug humming away.
Well there was only one Aussie in the movie but HER found that out later.
Well the last scene has a banner flapping in the wind proclaiming
So while there is still time tell me something about your peep!
I am not asking for that moment that changed their life forever.
But tell me something about your peep ~ like what was their favorite book they have read or what has been their favorite movie.
Have a slice of fruit ectdsy while you tell me something about your peep. 
You can even ask me a question!
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine
Signing Off 
Sweet William The Scot

Thursday, February 4, 2016

The Changing Season

Why I, Sweet William The Scot, was asked to do a review. I get asked all the time but seldom do I say yes. 
Well I got an e-mail along with several other bloggers about doing a book review on a book coming out in February.  And you all know how I like to read.  Why being a reader dog  I just love the smell and feel of a book in my paws and when the author said he would send me a book I jumped at the chance to read an author not familiar to me.
Ed Asner, the actor, said "Manchester's The Changing Season will be to young adults what Old Yeller is to my grandson."
  The book is written through the eyes of a teenage boy the summer of his eighteenth year from the time of graduation till fall as he leaves for college.  His journey on finding his career in the world. 
Along the way you meet his two friends their family dynamics and how bad decisions always have repercussions.  There is a statement that says justice is karma's twin sister.  How true.
The boys are boys of today with being constant video game junkies.
Billy the main character in a week thinks he has met the love of his life.  With the I Love You, I Love You More thirsty.  In a hurry for the well ~
Thirsty ~ This word used to mean that you wanted something to drink. Now, thirsty means that you are desperate for something. Mostly sex.
The one constant is Jimmy, a mix breed in his twelfth year of dog life.  A boy and his dog, well any story about a person and their dog is kind of what Blogville is about.  Peeps and their animals.

We particularly loved Manchester's last twenty five pages. They were right on with emotion between Jimmy and Billy.  How dogs are there to get us through the toughest of times with their ever unconditional love.
The author Steven Manchester has written bestsellers Twelve Months, Pressed Pennies, Gooseberry Island. 
Mr. Manchester served in Operation Desert Storm in 1991.  He has worked in Criminal Justice and he has written 16 books, with 12 being published.

We want to thank him for the opportunity to read his latest book and we are giving our copy to the Hamilton County Library in Nati City.
His book is available on Amazon.
This was on the bumper of a car in front of us this week!
The owner of the car took a double take at us.
I think the guy kind of panicked thinking I was taking a picture of his license plate.
Dalton a character in the book sadly needed this bumper sticker.

Friends don't let the aliens get you this week.

The "I Love You, I Love You More" quote,  Lee got to laughing thinking about  neighbors who moved into the hood several years ago.  It was a May December marriage. Everytime one of them would leave they yelled that till they were out of sight of each other.  They divorced two years later.  The December man was always saying how soft the May wife was.  We ran into him at the grocery he no longer thinks that way driving a beater of a car with fewer pennies in his pocket.  
A neighbor got so tired of hearing them yelling about love that he always yelled "dam it I love myself more".  Oh the life and times of life in my hood. 
Thanks for being a friend
Traveling down the road and back again
Your heart is true and your a friend of  mine

Sweet William The Scot