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13 Delightful D's for Me


Day's End.  That was how it looked yesterday at sunset. 

Disaster Rose.  What do you think of that for a protagonist's nickname?

David.  I've always liked that name. Solid, cheerful, thoughtful. Dave. Davey.  The Husband's surname means son of David. 


Debonair.  Cary Grant. George Clooney. The Husband. Humor is part of my definition of debonair.

Dig it.  Can you dig it? Hands, please, who said this once upon a time, with a straight face. I do like to dig in the yard, and I do a decent job of digging, I like to think.

Meet John Doe.   Recently the Husband and I watched Meet John Doe, a 1941 Frank Capra film starring Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck with Walter Brennan. Good trembles into arms of Evil so it may survive, but eventually Good realizes it is not Evil and scrambles back onto the path of light.

The name John Doe doesn't make sense to me. I understand that it refers to a male with an unknown identity. Shouldn't it be John Buck then?


Daisy.  So hearty, resilient, determined,  economical with its water, unassuming. Hold on here. Am I describing daisies in general? The daisies that live in our yard? A protagonist of some amazing story. Hmmm, could Disaster Rose's true name be Daisy?

Dynamite.  Ka-boom! Keep it out of mad people's hands, please. Shudder.

Hmmm,  what if dynamite figured in a story about Daisy, aka Disaster Rose. Would she be Good or Evil?

Last Dinner.  I would want chicken bittermelon soup with white rice. Slurp, slurp. For dessert, I would like a thick slice of chocolate cake and a cup of black coffee and Kahlua.


Dappled.  "I'm dappled and drowsy and ready to sleep," sang Simon & Garfunkel.

Democrat.  Mama voted in every election since she became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1960. She liked to tell me about the time someone asked her why she was registering as a Democrat. "Because," she answered, "Democrats are for the poor people." She thought highly of President FDR, President Kennedy, President Clinton, and President Obama.


Daddy.  The photo of Daddy and the carabao was taken in January 1974 in the Philippines. He was 68 years old and it was his second visit back to his homeland which he left in 1928. Twenty-year-old me took the photo.

Day by Day.  Did you know that Shirley Bassey was a Dame? I didn't. Nor did I know that Dame Bassey sang "Day by Day."


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  1. What a gorgeous sunset!!! Have a great Thursday!!

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  2. I like the word debonair. Disaster Rose sounds good if you know her real name is Daisy, otherwise I like Destiny Rose. You're mom got it right!

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    1. The debonnaire Disaster Rose so different from the dainty Daisy. Hmmm, a Jekyll & Hyde type story?

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  3. Here's a D for you...ya "Done" good!

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  4. Interesting collection. I loved the photo of your father and the carabao.

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    1. Thanks, mittens. That photo is among my favorites of Daddy.

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  5. Your husband always makes me laugh...he is a true delight. You know i have seen John Doe and that i love that movie.. I am glad you shared that picture of your dad.. Dynamite can be used for good or bad. My grandfather's eyes were severely damaged when the dynamite went off too quickly. He was taking part in building roads near Barry's Bay, Ontario. My mom was small enough to place dynamite under the bridges to blow up so the German army could not advance...She was German and was part of the resistance movement

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    1. Birgit, the Husband aims to please. He was wow'd when he read about your mom and grandfather. Me, too. Your Mom, my gosh, she was a spitfire.

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  6. I can dig it. This post is totally groovy, man.

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    1. Thanks, Siouxzq. I love your name, by the way. :-)

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  8. Lovely collection of D's... I can relate to them

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  9. wow, that's a pretty pink in that first photo! and yes I Can 'dig it' - as an expression, and in the garden, too! your daisies are lovely, and it's nice that your dad got to travel back to the Philippines - I was in Manila once for a few days in...'95, I think? I had a wonderful time, thanks to the open kindness of the locals!

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    1. Oh my gosh, I remember the hugs and kisses from aunts and uncles and cousins that I was meeting for the first time. They knew who I was but I didn't know who they were. They didn't care, they took me into their arms as one of them. That was a turning moment for me, I just realized. :-)

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  10. I would love to read a story about Daisy, aka Disaster Rose., the Dynamite Digger of Dockery's Ditch! :)

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    1. Hmmm, with this title I can imagine an 11 or 12 year girl on her last true adventure until she wakes up in adulthood. Hmmm, what if the story started at the adult point just before she opens the door. See, what you got me doing, Widders. Thinking.

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  11. Dig it was slightly before my time. I was aware of it, but my generation was all about radical or rad.

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    1. So rad is a word. I recall hearing it being said on TV shows but never in my earshot. haha

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  12. Enjoyed reading your post! What a gorgeous sky! Daisy is my favorite character in the Nintendo video games I used to play with my sons. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. There were also some amazing reds. I was too late with my camera to capture the colors.

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  14. A delightful collage of D words!

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  15. What a delightful list of Ds and fun photos ~ love the kitty photo!

    Happy Friday to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thanks, Carol. Molly sends you and Zoe a Purrrrrrrrrr.

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  16. That's a lot of Ds -- good for you! My favorite is your dappled, snoozing kitty. And the first photo of Day's End is so lovely.

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  17. You never fail to make me smile.. and agree that humor makes one debonair :) that dusk is stunning..

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    1. I'm happy to oblige, Lady in Read. :-) Hmmm, dusky and debonair make a nice combination.

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  18. Fun likes. They made me smile and I'd have a hard time picking a favorite from the bunch of them. :-)

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  19. a great collection of "d's". Have a fabulous weekend.

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    1. Thanks, Jill. It was fabulous. Hope yours was, too.

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  20. Barbara Stanwyck was the best, did you ever see Double Indemnity with Fred McMurray?
    I never heard, "Can you dig it?" in real life but I'm some years short of being a teenager in the 60s. I do remember someone sayin, "Can you dig it, yes I can." and it's driving me nuts. Was that Billy Crystal? Maybe Lily Tomlin?

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  21. Great D post!
    I love the dinner! :) I don't want it to be last coz I want dinner (& all the food) to last :)
    Have a great week!

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    1. That would be my druthers, too, Anita. :-) Thanks!

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  22. I agree with the Mamas politics 100%. Disaster Rose is definitely the right name for the protagonist in the novel you should be writing.

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  23. Beautiful read, gorgeous sunset, lovely Molly and Disaster Rose! Thanks for the smile :)

    -Soma

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    1. You're welcome, Soma. I appreciate the kind words. :-)

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