Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Ten Things Tuesday- It's a Bonanza

If you follow or read my blog, you already know I do a post on Tuesdays called Ten Things Tuesday.
I pick a topic and post 10 things about it.
It might be funny.
Or not.

Many people have themes for this challenge. I do not.
I want to give a sense of what my blog is like all the time so it is business as usual.
Except for posting more often than normal and it corresponding to the alphabet.

So, this week's Ten Things Tuesday is all about the word bonanza.

In no certain order- here we go:

1. It's a town in Colorado.
     It is pretty much a ghost town now with only a few full time residents still there. 100 years ago it was a silver mining town and was originally called Bonanza City.

2. It's a restaurant.
     Specifically, it is a buffet style steakhouse.

3. It means very valuable.
     Also, rewarding or profitable.

4. It's a large amount.

5. Beechcraft Bonanza
     This is a type of aircraft that was first introduced in 1947. It is a small plane similar to a Cessna.

6. Bus line
     It is also known as the Peter Pan line and runs through New England.

7. Origin from Medieval Latin
     It means calm sea.

8. Really large and rich mineral deposit
     Examples are ore, oil, and precious metals.

9. Bonanza.com
     It is an online marketplace that claims over 2000 stores.

10. TV show
     The show ran for 14 seasons from 1959-1973.


Have an awesome Tuesday!


  1. Hoss and Little Joe - I remember them well :) I used to want to live on the Ponderosa!

  2. Some things I did not know at all, thank you

    1. Claudia, the ones I knew were the restaurant and the TV show. Search engines are great!

  3. Replies
    1. Adam, I think they still show reruns around here.

  4. Calm sea just doesn't seem to fit with what we use the word for. Thanks for the lesson!

    1. I know, Gail. I checked more than one place to be sure.

  5. Very interesting! I'm embarrassed that I didn't know most of these facts.

    1. D..J., I didn't either til I looked into it.

  6. I never knew bonanza had so many associations!

    (Stopping by from the A to Z Challenge)

    1. anothercleanslate, It's nice to meet you.

  7. So THAT'S what happened to Peter Pan (the bus line, not the childrens character who's quite often played by a girl. And Robin Williams)

    1. Al, strangely enough Robin Williams once pretended to be a woman. In a movie.

    2. Better than a streetcorner.

  8. My husband is a big fan of the TV. Show Bonanza.

    1. Munir, I don't remember the last time I watched it. Beats a lot of the shows on nowadays.


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