Aug 28, 2021

TRIBUTE - Koda Stole Our Hearts

I miss you my friend and I want you to know,
I still see your face in the morning's soft glow,
I stand here and watch, in this house that you played,
My tears make this promise, your memory will never fade


The Many Benefits of Cucumbers

Whether you grew them in your garden or bought them at  great price at the farmers market or grocery store, cucumbers are in season in Ontario and surrounding areas. 

Here's an encore post revealing the many uses for all those cucumbers. They do a lot more than salads ...

1. Cucumbers contain most of the vitamins you need every day, just one cucumber contains Vitamin B1, Vitamin B2, Vitamin B3, Vitamin B5, Vitamin B6, Folic Acid, Vitamin C, Calcium, Iron, Magnesium, Phosphorus, Potassium and Zinc.

2. Feeling tired in the afternoon, put down the caffeinated soda and pick up a cucumber. Cucumbers are a good source of B vitamins and Carbohydrates that can provide that quick pick-me-up that can last for hours.

3. Tired of your bathroom mirror fogging up after a shower? Try rubbing a cucumber slice along the mirror, it will eliminate the fog and provide a soothing, spa-like fragrance.

4. Are grubs and slugs ruining your planting beds? Place a few slices in a small pie tin and your garden will be free of pests all season long. The chemicals in the cucumber react with the aluminum to give off a scent undetectable to humans but drive garden pests crazy and make them flee the area.

5. Looking for a fast and easy way to remove cellulite before going out or to the pool? Try rubbing a slice or two of cucumbers along your problem area for a few minutes, the phytochemicals in the cucumber cause the collagen in your skin to tighten, firming up the outer layer and reducing the visibility of cellulite. Works great on wrinkles too!!!

6. Want to avoid a hangover or terrible headache? Eat a few cucumber slices before going to bed and wake up refreshed and headache free. Cucumbers contain enough sugar, B vitamins and electrolytes to replenish essential nutrients the body lost, keeping everything in equilibrium, avoiding both a hangover and headache!!

7. Looking to fight off that afternoon or evening snacking binge? Cucumbers have been used for centuries and often used by European trappers, traders and explores for quick meals to thwart off starvation.

8. Have an important meeting or job interview and you realize that you don't have enough time to polish your shoes? Rub a freshly cut cucumber over the shoe, its chemicals will provide a quick and durable shine that not only looks great but also repels water.

9. Out of WD 40 and need to fix a squeaky hinge? Take a cucumber slice and rub it along the problematic hinge, and voila, the squeak is gone!

Stressed out and don't have time for massage, facial or visit to the spa? Cut up an entire cucumber and place it in a boiling pot of water, the chemicals and nutrients from the cucumber will react with the boiling water and be released in the steam, creating a soothing, relaxing aroma that has been shown the reduce stress in new mothers and college students during final exams.

11. Just finish a business lunch and realize you don't have gum or mints? Take a slice of cucumber and press it to the roof of your mouth with your tongue for 30 seconds to eliminate bad breath, the phytochemicals will kill the bacteria in your mouth responsible for causing bad breath.

Looking for a 'green' way to clean your taps, sinks or stainless steel? Take a slice of cucumber and rub it on the surface you want to clean, not only will it remove years of tarnish and bring back the
, but is won't leave streaks and won't harm you fingers or fingernails while you clean.

13. Using a pen and made a mistake? Take the outside of the cucumber and slowly use it to erase the pen writing, also works great on crayons and markers that the kids have used to decorate the walls!!

Aug 25, 2021

Aug 22, 2021

You Spin Me Right 'Round, Baby Right 'Round

 It's not our job to toughen our children to face a cruel and heartless world. 
It's our job to raise children who will make this world a little less cruel and heartless. 

L.R. Knost

EDITORIAL - Sizzlin' Summer Adventures

“I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I’m actually really proud. 
I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons.” 

– Drew Barrymore

Aug 11, 2021

SCRIBBLES VIDEOS - Pride Party Drag Show

ince Scribbles is all "sunshine, lollypops, puppies and kittens," we will not be addressing the elephant in the room, instead we will concentrate on what people go to a drag show to see....some amazing entertainment. 

The Pride Party Drag Show hosted by Chase Hart (pictured to the left from a previous event) was held on Sat. Aug. 7, 2021 on Queen Street in Niagara Falls. The event was safe & inclusive and well received by those in attendance and those watching vicariously from home, thanks to live streaming by several people who were at the show.

Here's a few performance videos. Thank you to everyone who granted permission to include their video footage and photos, with an extra special thank you to Robin Mantell, who provided the bulk of video seen below.




Aug 4, 2021

"Hello Gorgeous!"

scribbles big shot - larger pix for your enjoyment

“There’s not a word yet for old friends who’ve just met.”

– Jim Henson

Aug 3, 2021

What Our Scribbles Pals (& Pets) Have Been Up To...

Just thinking about a friend makes me want to do a happy dance,
because a friend is someone who loves you in spite of your faults.


Rain or Shine, It's Birthday Time!

Too Funny...

SCRIBBLES QUICK CLIP - Jane & Erin's 'Happy Birthday To You' Songs...

The best weight you'll ever lose is the weight of others opinions of you.

Kerri Really Loves Her Fur Babies

We can't always choose the music life plays for us, but we can choose how we dance to it.

Cat Comics...

The "Hole" Story

 Worry is a total waste of time. It doesn't change anything. 
All it does is steal your joy and keeps you very busy doing nothing.

Another LOL...


Theodore Tugboat Delights Scribbles Friends

How you make others feel says a lot about you. 

More Hilarious Comics...

Laughter is good for you, so let it rip with these amusing comics... 

 Hey, if you've ever wondered where we find all these comics, most of them were found on your Facebook pages. 

Coming out of Their Shell

 Good friends are like stars. You don't always see them, but you know they're always there. 

We Remember Kathy McKeddie & Bert Miller

SCRIBBLES ENCORE - Summer Tips & Recipes

Here's an encore of Scribbles Summer pullout section first featured in Scribbles Magazines several decades ago. 

There's lots of info included in this spread which is as usual today as it was back then,

To view this Summer section -  From computer: LEFT click on image, it will open to a larger size and if you scroll on it you will be able to make it even bigger.  From Smartphone or tablet: Tap image to open it on a separate screen. "Pinch" to make image bigger so you can read it.



 I felt like a kid back on Rebecca Street, when I stepped outside the other day. What was that unusual yet somehow familiar music I was hearing?  Am I experiencing an acid flashback, or is that music what I think it is?  Let's find out in this new Scribbles Quick Clip. 

When I first posted this video to my Facebook page, you had much to say about it. Here's a few examples...

"I tried a job once with Dickie Dee when I was about 15 years old, 220 pounds, and it was a scorching hot summer day. I Had no idea how physically exhausting those things were to pedal. I quit after about 1 hour, and 10 blocks. Did not make 1 sale. I did manage however to sneakily obtain 3 fudgsicles by carefully sliding them out from the bottom of one of the boxes at the bottom of that massive, mobile freezer. I'm hoping that the reward from "Crime Stoppers" has since expired, now that I have publicly come clean and confessed to this heinous crime."
~Gord H.

"I'm surprised you caught sight of it. Usually by the time I get outside it's long gone."
~Sally W.

"Oh yay! When I was a kid l loved that sound Whoohoo"
~Julie T.

"I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream."
~Kim P.

"Those were the days"
~Susan B.

"That same Ice Cream truck was over at my son's place a couple weeks ago. He got my granddaughter to buy a messy melting ice cream from him. Now thank you so much for sticking that tune in my ear again. I heard it for about an hour as it sat on the corner and the kids from the neighbourhood came running. Now the tune is stuck again! Thanks Ken!"
~Lorenzo C.

~Cathy N.