Daily Prompt/ One Word Prompt


The word for today is; Pedigree

  1. 1.
    the record of descent of an animal, showing it to be purebred.
  2. 2.
    the recorded ancestry, especially upper-class ancestry, of a person or family.
    synonyms: ancestrydescentlineage, line (of descent), genealogyfamily treeextractionderivation, origin(s), heritageparentagebloodlinedual heritagebackground, roots

    “a long pedigree”


It took me a few years in school to realize there were different breeds of people and along with these; others were noticing also. I no longer was able to make friends easily with everyone in class.

Friends were chosen by their Pedigree. It used to hurt my feelings that kids I had been friends with in elementary school, which I attended, were no longer my friends. Not all of them left me behind, but some did.


I learned to make my own friends in the upper grades and in high school, I did okay.

I liked it better when people weren’t categorized into fancy homes, income brackets and race. Everyone liked everyone for their laughter and spirit.

I still don’t like it that I had to grow up and raise my family, paying mortgages or rent according to where the location was. People got nominated because of their last names. Promotions came easily if you were so-and-so.

Now that I live in a retirement building, we don’t look at how much money we have or had. We are all basically in the same boat. Survival, making friends, trying to not be lonely, is the name of the game. Laughter is looked for everywhere. A friend to confide in is important. Social dining is of the utmost importance.

Most of us realize this is our last home on the way to heaven’s gates. We have to make the most of each day or give up and wait to die.

So, I say, I am safe, have a few friends, laugh when I can, and hopefully, I won’t die for a few years yet.terry




The photo above is Lincoln school which I went through K-6. The one above was my High School

Chesapeake Bay Pork Chops

Chesapeake Bay Pork Chops

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Recipe By:RMT
“Seafood seasoning is used to make a marinade that gives these grilled pork chops the delicious flavor of the Chesapeake Bay. More seafood seasoning can be sprinkled on at grill time to provide an extra kick.”


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon seafood seasoning (such as Old Bay(R))
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • cracked black pepper to taste
  • 8 boneless pork chops, 1/2 inch thick


  1. Whisk together the vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, seafood seasoning, minced garlic, basil, lime juice, and black pepper in a bowl, and pour into a resealable plastic bag. Add the pork chops, coat with the marinade, squeeze out excess air, and seal the bag. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 to 6 hours, flipping periodically.
  2. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil the grate. Remove the pork chops from the bags. Discard excess marinade.
  3. Grill until the pork is no longer pink in the center, 5 to 7 minutes per side. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read 145 degrees F (63 degrees C).

No Bake Banana Cream Cheesecake

No Bake Banana Cream Cheesecake

yield: 10 SERVINGS


No oven needed with this beautiful, layered NO BAKE Banana Cream Cheesecake! You’ll love the cookie crust with the creamy cheesecake, fresh bananas, banana pudding and whipped topping!



  • 1 box (3.4 oz) Banana Cream Pudding mix
  • 1 3/4 cup milk (I used skim milk)


  • 1 box (11 oz) Nilla Wafers cookies
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, melted


  • 2 packages (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tbsp heavy whipping cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract


  • 12 oz Cool Whip, thawed, divided
  • 3 large bananas, sliced
  • 6 Nilla Wafers, crushed, for garnish



  1. Prepare pudding mixture first so that it has a few minutes to chill and thicken before assembling the cheesecake.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the pudding mix and milk until smooth. Refrigerate for 5 minutes, until ready to assemble.


  1. Lightly grease the bottom of a 9-inch springform pan with baking spray. Set aside.
  2. In a food processor, grind the vanilla wafers (reserving about 6 of them for the garnish) until a fine crumb. Add in the melted butter and combine together with a fork.
  3. Pour crust mixture into bottom of springform pan and press firmly to create a thick crust! Set aside.


  1. Beat cream cheese with sugar for 3-4 minutes until light and fluffy. Add in whipping cream and vanilla and beat an additional 2-3 minutes, scraping down the sides of the bowl as needed.
  2. Pour cheesecake filling into prepared crust.


  1. Once you have poured your cheesecake filling onto your crust, add your sliced bananas to the top of the cheesecake.
  2. Get your pudding mixture out of the refrigerator and pour that over the sliced bananas.
  3. Top everything with 8 oz of the thawed Cool Whip.
  4. Refrigerate entire cake for at least 3 hours.
  5. When ready to serve, use your 6 reserved cookies and crush them. Sprinkle over the top of the Cool Whip.
  6. With your remaining 4 oz of Cool Whip, add it to a piping bag and add some festive swirls to the edges of your cheesecake. Serve and enjoy!
Excerpted from No Bake Treats: Incredible Unbaked Cheesecakes, Icebox Cakes, Pies and More by Julianne Bayer. Copyright © 2016. Reprinted with permission from Page Street Publishing Co. All rights 
 **Recipe originally published on Shugary Sweets on July 20, 2016 and has been republished in May 2018
Excerpted from No Bake Treats: Incredible Unbaked Cheesecakes, Icebox Cakes, Pies and More by Julianne Bayer. Copyright © 2016. Reprinted with permission from Page Street Publishing Co. All rights