Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day to you!


We love Him because He first
loved us....IJohn 4:19

Monday, December 17, 2012

 
This is how we southerners greet each other as we meet!
 
So Merry Christmas to you!
 
 
 
 
 

 
 

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Can't have too many shelves.......Tara The Taurus X has a big booboo!

A few months back I went to a nearby town to remove old merchandise from my two booths in a 'Collectible Shop' and to restock....after finishing my booths I looked around and found this beautiful black shelf for $8.00.  It now has a home on the black TV cabinet and holds pewter, books and a white bunny.


My pictures are made with my phone so the quality isn't so good.
The fretwork on the sides...and two little drawers on the bottom.

Can you believe that this is almost $1,200.00 worth of damage to Tara?  She needs a big bandaide and my husband needs a big dose of pain medicine!

As I was backing out of the parking place, after making sure no vehicles were coming...I did not see the let-down tailgate on the little truck parked next to me.

As Moms Mabley used to say, "Don't worry 'bout dem traffic lights, it's dem cars dat kill ya!"

Well, it's dem tailgates dat gits ya!

Friday, June 29, 2012

FLY HIGH OLD GLORY


HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!

MAY YOU CONTINUE TO REPRESENT THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE......

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day........

                            Courtesy of Karen at The GraphicsFairy

 (Both men & women, sons & daughters - need to read this)

BEING A MOTHER...

After 17 years of marriage, my wife wanted me to
take another woman out to dinner and a movie. She
said, 'I love you, but I know this other woman loves
you and would love to spend some time with you.'
* * *
The other woman that my wife wanted me to visit
was my MOTHER, who has been alone for 20 years,
but the demands of my work and my two boys had
made it possible to visit her only occasionally.
* * *
That night I called to invite her to go out for
dinner and a movie.
* * *
'What's wrong, aren't you well,' she asked?
* * *
My mother is the type of woman who suspects that a
late night call or a surprise invitation is a sign
of bad news.
* * *
'I thought it would be pleasant to spend some
time with you,' I responded. 'Just the two of us.'
She thought about it for a moment, and then said,
'I would like that very much.'
* * *
That Friday after work, as I drove over to pick
her up I was a bit nervous. When I arrived at her
house, I noticed that she, too, seemed to be nervous
about our date.
 She waited in the door.
She had curled her hair and was wearing the
dress that she had worn to celebrate her last
birthday on November 19th.
* * *
She smiled from a face that was as radiant as an
angel's. 'I told my friends that I was going to go
out with my son, and they were impressed,' she said,
as she got into that new white van.
'They can't wait to hear about our date'.
* * *
We went to a restaurant that, although not
elegant, was very nice and cozy. My mother took my
arm as if she were the First Lady. After we sat
down, I had to read the menu. Her eyes could only
read large print. Half way through the entries, I
lifted my eyes and saw Mom sitting there staring at
me. A nostalgic smile was on her lips. 'It was I
who used to have to read the menu when you were
small,' she said. 'Then it's time that you relax and
let me return the favor,' I responded.
* * *
During the dinner, we had an agreeable
conversation- -nothing extraordinary but catching up
on recent events of each other's life. We talked so
much that we missed the movie.
* * *
As we arrived at her house later, she said,
'I'll go out with you again, but only if you let me
invite you.' I agreed.
* * *
'How was your dinner date ?'
asked my wife when I got home.
'Very nice. Much more so than I could have imagined,'
I answered.
* * *
A few days later, my mother died of a massive
heart attack. It happened so suddenly that I didn't
have a chance to do anything for her.
* * *
Some time later, I received an envelope with a
copy of a restaurant receipt from the same place
mother and I had dined. An attached note said:
'I paid this bill in advance. I wasn't sure that I
could be there; but nevertheless, I paid for two
plates - one for you and the other for your wife.
You will never know what that night meant for me.
I love you, son.'
* * *
At that moment, I understood the importance of
saying in time: 'I LOVE YOU' and to give our loved
ones the time that they deserve. Nothing in life is
more important than your family. Give them the time
they deserve, because these things cannot be put off
till 'some other time.










 







Wednesday, April 25, 2012

The Royal Collection......in my dining room


An overall view of 'The Royal Collection'...and Aunt Betty's tea set on the second shelf...you can read about the story of the tea set  here....(see list on side bar)



My dear, dear English friend, Marion, who lives in Wales, has
sent so many, many beautiful English mementoes.  Including, an exquisite cup and plate depicting Prince William's and the Duchess of Cambridge's marriage, a red call (phone) box, letter box...
the English flag on the left and the Welsh flag on the right.

A red double decker bus...the plate to the left is from Marion's own collection... of Queen Elisabeth and also from her collection a cup that depicts the Coronation of King George in 1937.



Julia, Marion's daughter, graciously gifted me with a black, London cab...the cup showing Princess Di was purchased in a thrift store many years ago when happy times prevailed.  Prince Charles is on one side and Princess Di on the other.