Hello everyone! Welcome back to our second “Coffee” time here at Steve’s Country. It’s a beautiful mild day again, rather heavy cloud cover, and some light snowflakes drifting lazily to the ground. Some are dancing among the trees. Speaking of the trees, every tree and shrub is covered in frost giving them all a very beautiful, sparkling look. Unfortunately it doesn’t really look good in a picture due to the heavy clouds, just too dull. Looks nice looking out the window at it however, so I hope you will enjoy some of this natural beauty out there while we have our coffee.
The trees closest are not quite so frosty since most of it was knocked off by all the birds out there. We had some freezing fog Saturday night which is what frosted everything so nicely. Once the sun comes out I hope to get some pictures quickly. Thanks Sheree for bringing your delicious goodies again today! Hi Renee, and Eugenia, you both showed up at the same time. And here comes Yonnie too, what a nice surprise. For some reason Muffin is being shy today, I don’t think she got enough sleep last night.
Hi Correne, nice to see you again, glad you could come. And Suni too, so nice to see you, how do you like your coffee? Hi Ally, nice to see you today as well. Oh, look, Muffin is coming out now to say “hi” to everyone. And there she goes, up onto Correne’s lap, just listen to that loud purr. Muffin likes talking to Correne’s cat, Teddy. Today I thought I would show off my collection of old games. I actually started collecting old board games quite a few years ago, but ran out of space, so I sold them all. Then I decided to start up again.
I don’t actually have all of them on display right now, though at Christmas I like to bring them all out. Games and toys go so nicely with a Christmas display. In the picture below are some of my older Monopoly games. It took a while to match up the game pieces with the right boards. Originally the game pieces and boards were sold separately for the common version, until 1954 when they were finally combined into one box. There was a deluxe version right from the start which was in one box, but that was too expensive for most people back in the 1930s when Monopoly came out.
Old games make a nice collection, they can be quite decorative, and if complete they can be very fun to play. And old game boards, like checker boards, Chinese checkers and others are a very nice colorful addition for a game display. I could talk a lot about old games, but I don’t want to bore you with all that information today, it would take too long.
Well, it looks like our time is running out once again, it was so nice to have everyone join Muffin and I for another coffee time. Thank you all for coming out today. I hope everyone has a wonderful week ahead and God bless!
Steve and Muffin.
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