Friday, August 31, 2007

Friday Show and Tell.......IN MEMORY OF PRINCESS DIANA......Thrift Store Finds.......

This is a cup I found in a thrift store for a dollar years ago. Had no idea it would become so collectible........ My granddaughter, Erin, photographed the cup pictures............

Hi everybody, it's Show and Tell Time over at Kelli's...........

Today marks the Tenth Anniversary of Princess Diana's tragic death....

This is a 1984 Life Magazine that I kept over the years, having no idea, that Diana and Charles' lives would play out as they did......

When she and Prince Charles married, I got up in the middle of the night to watch the wedding on television. She always was special to me.....I think because she came across as shy and was really hard to believe that she had been killed in the wreck.......she was indeed the people's princess....the Queen of Hearts.....


I'm showing you some of my recent thrifting finds........I collect pewter and white dishes along with lots of other things........I'm not a purist when it comes to collecting....if I like it I don't mind that it may have a chip or whatever.....

These are some old, not the best, oval platters that caught my eye and a round small plate.....

Salt and pepper shakers..........

Three rounded mugs that I really like for a dollar each....maybe someday I'll happen up on some more like these....

This three piece ironstone set was just $2.00........ I have a set of white ironstone that I got many years ago.........I like to mix and match it with my Blue Willow and Red Willow dishes....

Thanks for dropping by my are always welcome................

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Ten Commandments.....easy to understand

What's not to understand.............pure and simple...........

The Hillbilly's Ten Commandments (posted on the wall at the City Hall in
Fairmont, WV.)

(1) Just one God
(2) Honor yer Ma & Pa
(3) No tellin' tales or gossipin'
(4) Git yourself to Sunday meetin'
(5) Put nothin' before God
(6) No foolin' around with another fellow's gal
(7) No killin'
(8) Watch yer mouth
(9) Don't take what ain't yers
(10) Don't be hankerin' fo yer buddy's stuff

Now that's kinda plain an' simple, don't ya think? Y'all have a nice day.

Friday, August 24, 2007

New Bicycles And It Isn't Even Christmas.......

Today is Friday and it's Show and Tell over at Kelli's..........

The other day my husband made his usual trip to town and when he came home he had a surprise.......two spanking new bicycles.......mine is blue and Edward's is black. They are the old fashion variety.....wide tires, white walls, chrome fenders......not a sign of brakes on the handle bars, no gears........just brakes on the kind of bike.

Our three year old grandson, John, asked, "Mam, do you have a honker?" We both have honkers(horns), just haven't gotten them put on yet......and I'm looking for a pretty wicker basket...but a metal one will do.........

When Edward and I were dating, we had a picture made riding bicycles. I tried to find the picture but to no avail.......maybe I'll run across it sometime........

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Gas Saving Tips

This is an email I received this morning and it makes sense to me.......your husbands might want to read it also.........

: Fwd: Good Gas Tips

I've not heard of this before....something to think about.
I've been in petroleum pipeline business for about 31 years, currently working for the Kinder-Morgan Pipeline here in San Jose , CA. We deliver about 4 million gallons in a 24-hour period from the pipe line; one day it's diesel, the next day it's jet fuel and gasoline. We have 34 storage tanks here with a total capacity of 16,800,000 gallons. Here are some tricks to help you get your money's worth.

1. Fill up your car or truck in the morning when the temperature is still cool. Remember that all service stations have their storage tanks buried below ground; and the colder the ground, the denser the gasoline. When it gets warmer gasoline expands, so if you're filling up in the afternoon or in the evening, what should be a gallon is not exactly a gallon. In the petroleum business, the specific gravity and temperature of the fuel (gasoline, diesel, jet fuel, ethanol and other petroleum products) are significant. Every truckload that we load is temperature-compensated so that the indicated gallonage is actually the amount pumped. A one-degree rise in temperature is a big deal for businesses, but service stations don't have temperature compensation at their pumps .
2. If a tanker truck is filling the station's tank at the time you want to buy gas, do not fill up; most likely dirt and sludge in the tank is being stirred up when gas is being delivered, and you might be transferring that dirt from the bottom of their tank into your car's tank .
3. Fill up when your gas tank is half-full (or half-empty), because the more gas you have in your tank the less air there is and gasoline evaporates rapidly, especially when it's warm. (Gasoline storage tanks have an internal floating 'roof' membrane to act as a barrier between the gas and the atmosphere, thereby minimizing evaporation . )
4. If you look at the trigger you'll see that it has three delivery settings: slow, medium and high. When you're filling up do not squeeze the trigger of the nozzle to the high setting. You should be pumping at the slow setting, thereby minimizing vapors created while you are pumping. Hoses at the pump are corrugated; the corrugations act as a return path for vapor recovery â€" from gas that already has been metered. If you are pumping at the high setting, the agitated gasoline contains more vapor, which is being sucked back into the underground tank â€" so you're getting less gas for your money.

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Happy Birthday Amy,..........

On Monday I posted about our first daughter, Melinda's, birthday...Five years and two days later, on August 22nd, l967, our other daughter, Amy Lynne, made her appearance.....she was born at 3:42 am, weighing in at 6 pounds 1 ounce....

My doctor had already taken his vacation that summer and he assured me he would be in town. Two weeks before my due date, I awoke one morning and could not lift my arm. After visiting my doctor, he admitted me with a blood clot under my left arm next to my heart. I spent a couple of days in the hospital taking medication to dissolve the clot.

A few days later, I began having lower back pain really bad and as I was in town, I ran by the clinic just to be checked. The receptionist informed me that my doctor was in some far away state duck hunting.....I was so mad I didn't see another doctor and just went home.......steaming.

Later, that night, we went to the hospital when the labor pains came closer and closer together.
Amy was born the same way her sister had been....sunny side up......Early the next morning my door was open and guess who came up the stairwell? My vacationing, duck hunter doctor. His mother-in-law had become ill and he was called home. He came into the room and cheerfully asked what I had...I rather dryly told him, " a little girl unless the circumcision was too close." I was still outdone with him.......

Amy was a new toy for her five year old sister......but Mindy was jealous....even to the point of wanting a bottle for a couple of days....thankfully she warmed up to the idea of having a little sister.

Amy was a happy child and smiled most of the time.......once when she was about four or five, she wanted curly hair.....well, curls don't run in our family on either side. I was in the middle of giving her a permanent when she decided she no longer desired curly hair........we did finish after a heart to heart talk......

Amy has always been extremely determined.......I often told her that God had something special in store for her.....I didn't know what, maybe an afflicted child, but she had been given her determination for a reason. Now I think I know the reason........Read further to see. One thing, Amy taught me patience.........she learned every floor board in our bedroom that creaked. I would wake up in the middle of the night with two eyes staring down into mine and warm breathing on my face with the question, "Mama, are you asleep?" I always looked down on the floor by the bed before I put my feet on the floor so that I didn't step on a sleeping Amy. She had her own room but preferred to sleep with her sister.........

Once when the Olympics were on television and we were watching the gymnastic events, Amy said, " I'm going to do that." After some pleading, we signed her up. The coach when interviewing her asked her to sit down, place her hands on the floor in front of her and lift her body up. She did it without hesitation....She won many ribbons and was winner of overall events a couple of times. We traveled all over the state to meets. She played basketball and softball in high school and both girls enjoyed fishing........

Amy is a school teacher by profession, a wife and mother by vocation. She taught in public and private school for several years. She is a minister's wife. She and Chad are the parents of six children and live next door to us. She home-schools the five oldest. Amy has the patience of Job. She is calm and even tempered..very seldom have I ever heard her raise her voice to the children. Chad is the same. Mindy, her sister, said, " well, the Lord knew who to make the preacher's wife and give six children."

Amy has always enjoyed writing stories. I was looking at both girl's baby books this week. I'd stuck several of her stories in her book. She has been published many times in the last few years and is a regular contributor to several magazines. She critiques for a couple also.

Amy is one of the best cooks ever. I would buy a meal ticket at their home anytime. She likes French-Country-Cottage decor and her home is tastefully decorated.....Amy is blessed to sing beautifully.....she sings at weddings and funerals. She and the children go with me to the nursing home to entertain the residents. I play and they sing.....the children have grown up going to visit and sing there and it's second nature to them.

If everyone's children gave them no more trouble and heartache than our girls have given us.....this would be a care-free world. Edward and I are so blessed with our family.

Happy Fortieth Birthday Amy. Daddy and I love you dearly and thank the good Lord for letting us have you.........

Amy's blog is Picketfence Mom's Place.....please drop by and wish her a Happy 40th Birthday...

Monday, August 20, 2007

Happy Birthday Melinda..........

Melinda and son, Davis, on the evening of his high school graduation.......

On August 20th, 1962 a very important event took place in our lives, our firstborn daughter, Melinda Paige was born weighing 7 pounds 4 ounces. She arrived early in the morning. When I began having labor pains, my husband really got excited. I was in the bathroom combing my hair and putting on makeup. He was in the car with the motor running, saying, "if you don't come on, I'm going to leave you!" We were so excited awaiting the arrival of our baby. Back then there were no pregnancy tests. You knew when you began to have morning sickness...and certainly didn't know if the baby would be a boy or husband said that that was one package I couldn't open ahead of time....referring to Christmas gifts.....The nursery was ready and waiting. I found a room spray that smelled like baby powder...I would spray the room, close the door and then go back in just to imagine a baby in the room......

Melinda (Mindy) was born with a head full of hair that she never lost......she has always been hot natured......when she was about three years old, the first big word she learned to say was 'air-son-be-ditioner'.....she learned to climb up in a chair and switch it on.....then we didn't have central air.... just window units..........

Mindy has always been self-confident, studious, dependable, very, very, very organized, and when her two boys came along a wonderful mother.........

She has been a school teacher for 23 years.....kindergarten, first grade and back to kindergarten....she would teach if she had to pay them to let her teach.......when she retires, she wants to cut hair......go for it, Mindy!

Her home is well organized, tastefully decorated and inviting. She is a marvelous cook.......

Happy 45th birthday to you Mindy. Daddy and I love you very much......we are so thankful God chose us to be your parents.....

Our other daughter, Amy's birthday is Wednesday and I will say many of the same things about her....

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Friday Show and Tell.............................

Our son-by-love, Chip, a lamb, not sure which one, and me...........................
Today is Friday and it's Show and Tell Time over at Kelli's.............

Today, I want to tell you about my 'stock' flock of pet sheep......they are a memory now but they were such a blessing while I had them.......

Once upon a time, many years ago, it was my dream to have sheep....I am an avid reader and my favorite books are those which have pastoral scenes with sheep grazing on the country side. The rock fences, I believe are called hahas, meandering through the hill side. I 've always thought they are such peaceful animals. They are mentioned so many times in the Bible and in parables. Our daughter, Amy, was dating a boy she met in college who lived in another state and had neighbors who raised sheep. Through him, I was able to purchase a bred ewe...... One of her lambs had won the Oklahoma State Lamb Show so we were told. We got her at Christmas. Several friends gave me a 'sheep shower'. Some of my gifts were a bale of hay, a baby book........

I read everything I could find about lambs being born...I wanted to a good shepherdess...I read about swinging them around by holding on to their legs if they weren't breathing when they were born to force air into their lungs, how to dock their tails, etc. Lambs are born with long tails resembling rope.

I was so excited awaiting the birth....I wanted to help her when the time came. I had company one rainy, cold day and we were in the kitchen having coffee. I looked out the kitchen window and thought I saw something small and gray. I ran to the sheep pen and do you know Baabaa had had that lamb right by herself without my help!.........It was a ram and we name him Rambo....He grew into a very big ram.....Once when I turned my back to him, he butted me to the ground. That was a mistake that I didn't make again. I have a picture of Rambo's first birthday cake with him wearing a party hat somewhere.....his round cake was oats held together with syrup. I carried the first lambs to the vet to have their tails docked. He let me hold them down for the procedure. Later, we docked them.
When I was carrying one to the vet, I always went by the nursing home. Most of the residents had never seen a newborn lamb. They have hard, knotted wool.

My husband with some of the sheep. We had several sets of twins......I have pictures of the sheep out in the tall, green grass that is so pretty, but I couldn't find them. I'll post them another time........
I'm holding one of the lambs and swinging with my daughter Mindy.........
Baabaa, my first sheep....this was her first Christmas picture with us...complete with Christmas wreath.....I have a big picture like this framed........Amy said unless you were a sheep or had gotten married (her sister had recently married) you didn't have a big picture hanging in our home.

One of our lambs....when our lambs were born, they were always given a year they all had Bible names, another year they had herb names, one year I named them after ladies at church.......

Sheep are such interesting animals and creatures of habit...... we had an electric fence around a grazing area, when it was moved they would not go past where it had been. Once we had gone to see sheep being sheared and were told one could be sheared in ten minutes..when we sheared out first one, it was about 2 hours and she looked pitiful with tags of wool hanging here and there. Sheep shearers have the softest hands due to the lanolin in the wool.

When we moved away for seven years, I had to sell my sweet broke my heart....but we were going to shepherd one of God's that we are back on the farm, maybe one day there will be sheep in the sheep pen once again............

Just Put OnYour Big Girl Panties and Deal with it...

Just Put On Your Big Girl Panties And Deal With It!

I'm not the author but I do think it's true........


Someone will always be prettier.
Some will always be smarter.
Some of their houses will be bigger.
Some will drive a better car.
Their children will do better in school.
And their husband will fix more things around the house.
So let it go,
and love you and your circumstances.

Think about it!

The prettiest woman in the world can have hell in her heart.
And the most highly favored
woman on your job may be unable to have children.
And the richest woman you know,
she's got the car, the house, the clothes
might be lonely.
And the word says, "If I have not Love, I am nothing."
So, again, love you.
Love who you are.
Look in the mirror in the morning and smile and say,

"I am too blessed to be stressed and too anointed, to be disappointed!"
"Winners make things happen~~
Losers let things happen."

Life is short! Forgive quickly! Kiss slowly!
Love truly, Laugh uncontrollably..

Barbara, Ramblings From An English Garden, so kindly wrote my name in seaweed, shown on the side. I am to select five names and follow suit...I will do this, Lord willing, maybe next week. Also, Sharon, Keeper of the Home kindly gave me a Nice Matters Award. I'll pass this on in a few days also.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Botanical name for 'egg' plant.......

I did manage to find the botanical name of the plant.....
it is Solanaceae pronounced So-lan-AY-see-ay....for anyone who doesn't have a clue as to what I'm referring to, see Friday's Show and Tell........

Monday, August 13, 2007

Important advice for women.......

This is an email from a niece who is a could save your life......please read..........................

> This is an amazing story. a woman just passed away
> recently with a heart
> attack. She said she didn't feel well and had a
> backache and was going
> to lay down on the bed with the heating pad. A while
> later her husband
> went to check on her and she was not breathing. They
> were not able to
> revive her. This is something we women should
> definitely take seriously.
> Please pass this on to those you love.
> I was aware that female heart attacks are different,
> but this is the
> best description I've ever read on Women and heart
> attacks - Myocardial
> infarction (MI).
> Did you know that women rarely have the same
> dramatic symptoms that men
> have when experiencing heart know, the
> sudden stabbing pain
> in the chest, the cold sweat, grabbing the chest and
> dropping to the
> floor that we see in the movies. Here is the story
> of one woman's
> experience with a heart attack:
> 'I had a completely unexpected heart attack at about
> 10:30 pm with NO
> prior exertion, NO prior emotional trauma that one
> would suspect
> might've brought it on. I was sitting all snugly &
> warm on a cold
> evening, with my purring cat in my lap, reading an
> interesting story my
> friend had sent me, and actually thinking, 'Aah,
> this is the life, cozy
> and warm in my soft, cushy Lazy Boy with my feet
> propped up.'
> A moment later, I felt that awful sensation of
> indigestion, when you've
> been in a hurry and grabbed a bite of sandwich and
> washed it down with a
> dash of water, and that hurried bite seems to feel
> like you've swallowed
> a golf ball going down the esophagus in slow motion
> and it is most
> uncomfortable. You realize you shouldn't have gulped
> it down so fast and
> needed to chew it more thoroughly and this time
> drink a glass of water
> to hasten its progress down to the stomach. This was
> my initial
> sensation---the only trouble was that I hadn't taken
> a bite of anything
> since about 5:00 p.m.
> 'After that had seemed to subside, the next
> sensation was like little
> squeezing motions that seemed to be racing up my
> SPINE (hind-sight, it
> was probably my aorta spasming), gaining speed as
> they continued racing
> up and under my sternum (breast bone, where one
> presses rhythmically
> when administering CPR). This fascinating process
> continued on into my
> throat and branched out into both jaws.
> 'AHA!! NOW I stopped puzzling about what was
> happening--we all have read
> and/or heard about pain in the jaws being one of the
> signals of an MI
> happening, haven't we? I said aloud to myself and
> the cat, 'Dear God, I
> think I'm having a heart attack !' I lowered the
> foot rest, dumping the
> cat from my lap, started to take a step and fell on
> the floor instead. I
> thought to myself 'If this is a heart attack, I
> shouldn't be walking
> into the next room where the phone is or anywhere
> else.....but, on the
> other hand, if I don't, nobody will know that I need
> help, and if I wait
> any longer I may not be able to get up. I pulled
> myself up with the arms
> of the chair, walked slowly into the next room and
> dialed the
> Paramedics. I told her I thought I was having a
> heart attack due to the
> pressure building under the sternum and radiating
> into my jaws. I didn't
> feel hysterical or afraid, just stating the facts.
> She said she was
> sending the Paramedics over immediately, asked if
> the front door was
> near to me, and if so, to unbolt the door and then
> lie down on the floor
> where they could see me when they came in. 'I then
> laid down on the
> floor as instructed and lost consciousness, as I
> don't remember the
> medics coming in, their examination, lifting me onto
> a gurney or getting
> me into their ambulance, or hearing the call they
> made to St. Jude ER on
> the way, but I did briefly awaken when we arrived
> and saw that the
> Cardiologist was already there in his surgical blues
> and cap, helping
> the medics pull my stretcher out of the ambulance.
> He was bending over
> me asking questions (probably something like 'Have
> you taken any
> medications?') but I couldn't make my mind interpret
> what he was saying,
> or form an answer, and nodded off again, not waking
> up until the
> Cardiologist and partner had already threaded the
> teeny angiogram
> balloon up my femoral artery into the aorta and into
> my heart where they
> installed 2 side by side stents to hold open my
> right coronary artery.
> I know it sounds like all my thinking and actions at
> home must have
> taken at least 20-30 minutes before calling the
> Paramedics, but actually
> it took perhaps 4-5 minutes before the call, and
> both the fire station
> and St Jude are only minutes away from my home, and
> my Cardiologist was
> already to go to the OR in his scrubs and get going
> on restarting my
> heart (which had stopped somewhere between my
> arrival and the procedure)
> and installing the stents.
> 'Why have I written all of this to you with so much
> detail? Because I
> want all of you who are so important in my life to
> know what I learned
> first hand.':
> 1. Be aware that something very different is
> happening in your body
> not the usual men's symptoms, but inexplicable
> things happening (until
> my sternum and jaws got into the act). It is said
> that many more women
> than men die of their first (and last) MI because
> they didn't know they
> were having one, and commonly mistake it as
> indigestion, take some
> Maalox or other anti-heartburn preparation, and go
> to bed, hoping
> they'll feel better in the morning when they wake
> up...which doesn't
> happen. My female friends, your symptoms might not
> be exactly like
> mine,so I advise you to call the Paramedics if
> ANYTHING is unpleasantly
> happening that you've not felt before. It is better
> to have a 'false
> alarm' visitation than to risk your life guessing
> what it might be!
> 2. Note that I said 'Call the Paramedics'. Ladies,
> ESSENCE! Do NOT try to drive yourself to the
> ER--you're a hazard to
> others on the road, and so is your panicked husband
> who will be speeding
> and looking anxiously at what's happening with you
> instead of the road.
> Do NOT call your doctor--he doesn't know where you
> live and if it's at
> night you won't reach him anyway, and if it's
> daytime, his assistants
> (or answering service) will tell you to call the
> Paramedics. He doesn't
> carry the equipment in his car that you need to be
> saved! The Paramedics
> do, principally OXYGEN that you need ASAP. Your Dr.
> will be notified
> later.
> 3. Don't assume it couldn't be a heart attack
> because you have a
> normal cholesterol count. Research has discovered
> that a cholesterol
> elevated reading is rarely the cause of an MI
> (unless it's unbelievably
> high, and/or accompanied by high blood pressure.)
> MI's are usually
> caused by long-term stress and inflammation in the
> body, which dumps all
> sorts of deadly hormones into your system to sludge
> things up in there.
> Pain in the jaw can wake you from a sound sleep.
> Let's be careful and be
> aware. The more we know, the better chance we could
> survive.
> 4. A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this
> mail sends it to 10
> people, you can be sure that we'll save at least one
> life.


Friday, August 10, 2007

Friday Show and Tell......

Friday is Show and Tell over at Kelli' here is mine........

If you read my blog last week about 'Eight Random Things About Me' , then you know I don't eat eggs....ugh....however, I do grow them......Where do you get yours?

A very dear gardener friend of mine, Jeanette, started me growing 'eggs' a few years ago. The green plants are pretty just growing but in a few weeks purple blooms appear. Then in a short while, the eggs begin to grow. As the plant ages, the eggs grow larger.....finally the eggs turn a deep, golden yellow......

This plant has about twelve eggs on it........It's a great conversation starter.......Children as well as adults are amazed to see 'eggs' growing on a bush.......I also have 'money' plants...that's for another day.......

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, how do your eggs grow?

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

On the road again.....................

Well, here we go husband will be preaching a series of meetings beginning tonight through Sunday, Lord willing, in another town...........

It will be wonderful to see friends from the area we lived in for almost seven years.

I have my Friday Show and Tell prepared and hopefully Amy will hit the button for me if I can't get on line..........

I pray that everyone has a blessed week with God's richest blessings for you and the ones you love.

My thoughts and prayers continue to be with the people of Minneapolis and the miner's families in Utah......and you....

Monday, August 6, 2007

George Carlin

This is an email I received....thought you might enjoy reading it....

George Carlin's View on Aging Do you realize that the only time in our lives when we like to get old is when we're kids? If you're less than 10 years old, you're so excited about aging that you think in fractions.

"I'm four and a half!"

You're never thirty-six and a half. You're four and a half, going on five! That's the key.

You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead.

"How old are you?"

"I'm gonna be 16!"

You could be 13, but hey, you're gonna be 16! And then the greatest day of your life . . You become 21. Even the words sound like a ceremony . . YOU BECOME 21. YESSSS!!!

But then you turn 30. Oooohh, what happened there? Makes you sound like bad milk! He TURNED; we had to throw him out. There's no fun now, you're Just a sour-dumpling. What's wrong? What's changed?

You BECOME 21, you TURN 30, then you're PUSHING 40. Whoa! Put on the brakes, it's all slipping away.

Before you know it, you REACH 50 . And your dreams are gone.

But wait!!! You MAKE it to 60. You didn't think you would!

So you BECOME 21, TURN 30, PUSH 40, REACH 50 and MAKE it to 60.

You've built up so much speed that you HIT 70! After that it's a day-by-day thing; you HIT Wednesday!

You get into your 80's and every day is a complete cycle; you HIT lunch; you TURN 4:30; you REACH bedtime.

And it doesn't end there. Into the 90's, you start going backwards; "I Was JUST 92."

Then a strange thing happens. If you make it over 100, you become a little kid again. "I'm 100 and a half!"

May you all make it to a healthy 100 and a half!

But do share this with someone,
We all need to live life to its fullest each day!!

Have a wonderful day!!!!!!!

seen before but still good


1. You accidentally enter your password on the microwave.

2. You haven't played solitaire with real cards in years.

3. You have a list of 15 phone numbers to reach your family of 3.

4. You e-mail the person who works at the desk next to you.

5. Your reason for not staying in touch with friends and family is that they don't have e-mail addresses.

6. You pull up in your own driveway and use your cell phone to see if anyone is home to help you carry in the groceries.

7. Every commercial on television has a web site at the bottom of the screen.

8. Leaving the house without your cell phone, which you didn't have the first 20 or 30 (or 60) years of your life, is now a cause for panic and you turn around to go and get it.

10. You get up in the morning and go on line before getting your coffee.

11. You start tilting your head sideways to smile. : )

12. You're reading this and nodding and laughing.

13. Even worse, you know exactly to whom you are going to forward this message.

14. You are too busy to notice there was no #9 on this list.

15. You actually scrolled back up to check that there wasn't a #9 on this list.


Friday, August 3, 2007

Friday Show and Tell........Prayers for people of Minneapolis....

Today is Friday and it's Show and Tell over at Kelli's......but first please join me in praying for the people of Minneapolis. My heart is so heavy for the loss of life, the injured....all those connected by kinship and well as the ones involved in recovery and medical workers........

This is a ladies' compact from long ago. It is silver, rectangular in shape. There are places for coins, her powder and powder puff. A chain to hang it over her arm...probably as she was shopping or dancing......

This are other compacts and the black oblong with the gold design is a glass case for folding glasses.......

In days around the turn of the 20th century, a lady would keep her hat, gloves and bag in the foyer. When guests came calling , if they were wanted, she would say, " I'm just arriving home."
If it was someone she didn't want to entertain, she would say, "I'm just on my way out."

Now is that smart or what..............................

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Eight Random Things About me.......tagged by Isabella's Closet

Just today I saw where Mary of Isabella's Closet tagged me for the meme 'Eight Random Things About Me' here goes.....

1. I am the youngest of 6 oldest brother was 25 when I was born, the youngest was 14....

2. I have taken Taekwondo Karate.......

3. Four of my siblings and my mother died of cancer and my only living sibling has had cancer......

4. I've played the piano for 55 years and love it.....

5. I do not eat eggs......except in cooked food that I can't see.

6. The last egg I ate was 45 years ago when I was expecting our first child, I felt I owed it to her. I didn't eat one with the other child......she loves eggs....

7. I wear one contact lense....I am near sighted and that takes care of seeing at a distance.

8. I love to swim in a pool but I do not swim in the ocean. A friend drowned in the ocean when we were children and that quenched my desire to play in the ocean.

Now I am to select eight people:

l. Rhoda at Southern Hospitality
2. Dot at Strolling Through Georgia
3. Tracy at Unless the Lord
4. Amy at Ponderings of Picketfence Mom
5. Susanna Rose at This New York
6. Sharon at Keeper of the Home
7. Cityfarmer at savyscityfarmer
8. Anita at My Country Cottage Garden

Guide lines: List eight random things or habits about yourself. At the end of your post, select eight people to follow suit........