Friday, May 13, 2011

Make way for ducklings, out of time and return

- I love this little film about a banker who takes care of a mama duck and her babies, as the news commentator says, just like a real life version of "Make way for Ducklings."

- Doing a double take when a man wearing a snappy straw fedora and a crisply ironed white shirt with tie, rides by on the sidewalk on a decidedly one-speed bicycle. He looks as if he stepped out of the 1950s or so.

- Having Blogger back, even if my Thursday post seems to be lost in the blogosphere still. I liked my Thursday post, so I hope it returns safely and tells of its adventures. :)

So it is Friday, lovely Friday. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!


Louvregirl said...

Lynn~ I *just* got back on. My Thurs. post is MIA as well!

Fireblossom said...

Aww!!! That video is so cool! Bless that man!

They say the missing posts will come back. We'll see.

Louvregirl said...

Love that story about the ducks! Boy- he was a GOOD catch! Amazing!
Thank you Lynn! Have a good weekend!
quack quack

Sparkling Red said...

Aw! The duck story got me all misty-eyed. :-)

I wish I could have seen the chap on the old-style bicycle. He must have been a character.

Riot Kitty said...

My missing post came back, but the comments didn't. Blah.

Jannie Funster said...

Let's hope your Thursday post comes singing back. Weird they went MIA. Maybe Blogger was upgrading some features?

Ahhh, what a wonderful duck man!

And BB loves a fedora!

Happy weekend.


TALON said...

That video is so sweet!

Good to have Blogger returning to normal and your Thursday post is probably having a blast - out there in the world totally free :)

Have a beautiful weekend, Lynn!

Snaggle Tooth said...

I love when folks help out critters in trouble too-
I used to have a bike like that too- Lotsa folks riding to save gas bux lately here too-

I hope you're Thurday post finds it's way back too! What a strange prob;em we all suddenly had- Felt so in-commutacato!

G. B. Miller said...

I lucked out, sort of.

My comments came back from Wednesday's post and I had to search my g-mail trash to find my original response that I'd left.

'Course, no one has seen my Friday's post except on Facebook.


LL Cool Joe said...

What a great duck story!

The posts should be back by now, but we are waiting for the comments to return next!

Happy Saturday Lynn!

sage said...

Blogger went crazy for a few days, didn't it! Good vibes, always, from your posts.

Ileana said...

Bless that banker! Wow! I can't believe the ducklings jumped into his hands like that. Amazing!!

PS - I like the idea of a one-speed bike. :)

desk49 said...

As long as all
his ducks were
in a row
off he went
peddling away
like the blog
Parts long gone
Parts that stayed

Lynn said...

lg -

My Thursday post is still missing and they say they are only restoring comments at this point. What's up with that???

FB -

I know - I loved it, too. I saw a remark from a tired sounding tech that we could copy our Thursday post from google reader into our blogs or we could wait it out. I might do a repost on that one at the end of next week - I'll be out of town on Friday and away from a computer.

lg -

I know my heart was in my mouth watching those ducklings drop.

Sparkling Red -

Me, too. And I literally turned around to watch him - he was great.

Riot Kitty -

I looked this morning and was disappointed again. :)

Lynn said...

Jannie -

They were trying to fix something within Blogger that would enable people to use some Widgets and it screwed up some stuff - like people's stats, etc. They had to take it down and withdraw the posts and comments from Thursday. We all had a little withdrawal. :)

Have we seen BB in a fedora??? Hint.


Talon -

If I was my Thursday post, I would be in the south of France or maybe the Italian countryside. Yep - that's where it is. :)

Snaggle -

I saw a woman on a Vespa the other day in the pouring rain. She was wearing a rain slicker over business clothes and helmet. The clue that she was a woman was her high heels. So we are seeing a lot of things like that, too - I'll bet she is saving hugely on gas.

G -

Yes - I felt a huge sense of relief when I saw Blogger was back up on Friday. I had that little film saved and put together a post.

Lynn said...

Joe -

I loved it, too. And your post title made me laugh out loud! Yes - we know who to blame now. :) Hee hee.

Sage -

Good vibes - I like that. :)

Ily -

I loved that, too. And yes, life certainly was simple when bikes just had one speed. :)

Ellis -

A great little wrap up poem - thank you for it. :)

happygirl said...

love this. thanks for the memories.

Lynn said...

Happy Girl -

You're welcome - hope your Monday was good...