Saturday, December 3, 2016

Days to Enjoy

December is hectic and exciting as well as joyful and peaceful. It's a month that gets by all too quickly. 


Jo and Gunner help to string lights. It has become a tradition.

I get to pull out lovely Christmas treasures.

It's fun to try new arrangements.

 I like how the hutch got a new look for the holidays.


Love showing off vintage ornaments.

Today seven of us made a trip to Reelfoot Ministries. We delivered 39 bicycles and other toys to their facility which aids needy families at Christmastime. We were thankful for the discounts that Walmart gave on many of the bikes.





Well, it's time to finish this post and head to bed. I have a big blessing tonight. My son Ryan who lives in Oakland, California, is safe. He was not at the location that had the tragic fire. However, he is worried about friends who may have been there. Praying.


Sunday, November 27, 2016

Thankfulness

Many are my blessings. We had a wonderful Thanksgiving that will long be remembered as the time when our nine year old grandson delivered the prayer before the meal and spoke in his own words, stirring emotions in those seated at the table. 


November is drawing to a quiet close at my house. The pumpkins and fall decor have been removed in order to begin Christmas decorating.



 Last night the church tree was decorated and given a new star.




Today was the first Sunday of Advent.


I want to pause and give thanks for every blessing.


I'm happy that you were here. 

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The Night Before Thanksgiving

Hello! Since my cousin Ellen(in the black tee shirt) shared her photos with me, here's the four of us when we were at the Sun Studio.
That was such a fun day. 

My brother Ron plays the guitar and has written several songs that I think are quite good.



 The table is ready for tomorrow's gathering.



Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.




Sunday, November 13, 2016

Music and Barbecue

Thursday, November 10




It took my Indiana cousins coming into town to get me to the famous Sun Studio. I'm glad Ellen was determined to see this Memphis landmark because it did not disappoint. Our young guide knew her background material, shared it enthusiastically, and enjoyed playing the famous recordings of the past for us in the tour group.



THE MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET






Our next stop that day was The Bar-b-q Shop for sandwiches and ribs.


Ellen and Kathy 


My brother Ron with Ellen and Kathy

We had such a fun day. Maybe my cousins will share their pictures, and I'll be able to post another quartet -  we four cousins standing in the very spot where Elvis recorded and with the microphone he used.


Tuesday, November 8, 2016

A Change of Scenery

How I love quaint small towns like Versailles, Kentucky! 






















Wednesday, November 2, 2016

An Amazing Day

Yes, that's the way I would describe November 2, 1978, for that's the day I experienced the birth of my first child, a son. 








His smile continues to make me happy.

Happy Birthday, Ryan! Thank you for introducing me to motherhood and giving me such beautiful memories. 

Sunday, October 30, 2016

October Moods

Whether inside or outside the colors of fall bring contentment.



Soon this bedroom will be changed. This bookcase has already been cleared of photo albums. They were transferred to the entry bookcase. 









Son Jo will take the desk/bookcase unit to his house. The antique bed will be stored for now. A bedroom suite from my mother's apartment will be in this room. We are trying to empty out the apartment for Les and Pennee. For several months they will need it as their new house is being built. Even my art nook will be moved to an area in the garage. Lots of changes are ahead.


 Took time yesterday to carve this year's jack-o'-lantern.

This ceramic jack-o'-lantern was given to me by my mom.
Sometimes I feel so strange and lonely without her.

A beautiful Sunday in God's beautiful world offers peace of mind.




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