Palms of Praise!


Palms of Praise

Granny Vee has a special Bible lesson for Palm Sunday!




John:  “Horseboys!”

Granny Vee:  “No, they’re cowboys.”

John:  “Where’s the cows?”

Granny Vee:  “Can’t argue with that logic.”

Bird Proverbs

“If you venture out with vultures,

you might just start to hiss.”

 (a Granny-ism)

Vultures don’t have the vocal chords to sing prettily like many birds. They make a rude hissing sound. They are birds of prey that eat carcasses – dead bodies of animals. Yuck! They eat “road kill” – those poor animals that got hit trying to cross the highway.

This proverb means that if you hang around with people who do nasty, bad things and use bad language, you might start to act and talk like them. Rather, you should be friends with people who do good things and talk nicely. If you hang with bad people who do bad things and use bad words, they will want you to do bad things with them. Be wise! Choose good friends! Don’t be fooled!

“Bad company ruins good morals.”


The Bluebird of Hoppiness wants to get back to her friends.  The vultures are not too friendly towards her.

“Birds of a feather flock together.”

Another proverb is “Birds of a feather flock together.” It means people keep company with other people who like to do the same things. So, don’t hang out with vultures!

It looks as if the Bluebird of Hoppiness found her friends!

Deep in the Heart of Texas

This song is played at many public events in Texas, especially at RODEO time!

Here is an easy way to play this Texas song, if you know the melody:

Left Hand = C position;  Right Hand starts in C position

Fifth on LH = C + G;     Second on LH = F + G


(LH) Fifth (RH) C C E —-

(LH) Fifth (RH) C C E (“Clap-clap-clap-clap!”)

(RH) GGGG  A E D ——

(LH) Second (RH) B B D —-

(LH) Second (RH) B B D (“Clap-clap-clap-clap!”)

(RH) GGGG  A E C (w/ Fifth on LH)

See chart on INTERVALS under “Piano Theory” sidebar for illustration of “Second” and “Fifth”.

The Habits of This Rabbit


by Buttons the Bunny


I like to slip-slide down my ol’ bunny hole

I hippity-hop when I go for a stroll

I jiggle my jambs and I wiggle my nose

I like to jump, jump where the green grass grows.


I have an odd habit of bobbin’ my head

I collect buttons and bounce on my bed

I fiddle a fiddle with no fiddle there

But whatever I do, I do it with flare!


I dawdle and doodle and dance with a mop

I bugle and bellow and blow bubbles in pop

I chuckle and chortle at jokes that aren’t funny

But I hope you’ll still think me one charming bunny!


I dart among bushes and dangle from trees

I ask for more berries, and always say “please”

I twiddle and tumble and twist, twist my ears

But I’m hopeful and happy and full of good cheer!


I try to act rightly whatever I do

I try to speak kindly and politely, too

I share my carrots and eat all the rest

I think on good things and hope for the best


These are the habits of this rabbit

For me, they’re not strange

These are the habits of this rabbit

Who’d want me to change?


Granny Vee says, “I wouldn’t want you to change, Buttons!   I love you just the funny way you are!”

(C) 2008 CAVenable