Welcome to Tuesday Trivia Tie-in, where I invite and encourage everyone to join, with a post about something they find interesting.
My posts are usually about one of the ties in my collection, but yours can be about anything!I only ask that you include some little known information that relates to your topic.
I'm going to cheat a little this week, and maybe in the next few weeks, and combine my Tuesday Trivia Tie-in post with my ABC Wednesday Post. So make sure and visit ABC Wednesday this week and see what others were inspired to write about regarding the letter K.
I am committed to four Farmers Markets a week now, and I don't see myself having a lot of extra time, at least for the next month, until market season ends.
So, I've missed a couple of weeks, I hope the rest of the ABC Wednesday team doesn't get mad at me, ABC Wednesday is all the way up to:
One of the things that I have tried to make sure doesn't suffer as I get busier with other things, is the time I get to spend with Bingo. And one of our "special times" is at bedtime when I get to read her stories.
One of her favorite books is called: What Do You Do With a Grumpy Kangaroo?, by Jane Belk Moncure. Published in 1988, this book talks about different emotions and Tony, the boy in the book has to deal with a kangaroo who is in turn, Grumpy, Happy, Sad, Glad, Mad, Scared Brave, Sleepy, Fussy and Joyful.
She loves the book and I like to read it to her. Nothing calms you down at night quite like a 2 1/2 year old girl snuggled up against you as you read to her.
and of course she has her stuffed kangaroo to snuggle with both of us as we read.
I must admit, I don't know a lot about kangaroos, except that they come from Australia, which brings me to my tie of the week:
This tie, made of 100% Polyester was made in Australia, probably about the same time the book was published.
It doesn't have a date on it, but it has the look and feel of an 80's tie.
And of course, it is covered with small koala bears.
Here is some stuff about Koala Bears that you may not have known:
The Koala is not a bear at all, but is a marsupial, a relative to the wombat:
Koalas have fingerprints, one of the few mammals, (besides primates) that do. Not only are Koala fingerprints distinct like humans, but they look enough like a human fingerprint that they have been known to fool experts.
Koalas, (like some people I know), spend about 18 hours a day sleeping and three hours eating, leaving them two hours or less for other activities. (This may be why so few koalas have blogs.)
Kangaroos are also marsupials, and strangely enough more closely related to kolas than are bears.
So my tie of the week is my Koala Bear tie, and K is for Kangaroo, Koala Bear, and I was going to throw in Kiwi fruit, but my research say that they are grown more in New Zealand than in Australia, so I guess they will have to wait until I find an emu tie...
OK, now it's your turn. Enter your link to your blog post. Be sure and link to your post and not your main blog:
Please take some time to check out what others were INSPIRED to blog about this week, at
and feel free to add your own blog to the list as we work our way through the alphabet.
Be sure and join me each Tuesday for Tuesday Trivia Tie-in, where readers are invited to share trivia and show off their treasures.