Wednesday, September 26, 2018


A sweet friend gave me this three tiered tray, and I have been puttering with it for days, having fun adding pumpkins, acorns, pinecones, and leaves. 


Monday, September 24, 2018

A Very Special Birthday

So happy I was able to be with my aunt for her 100th birthday celebration. She is such an inspiration. Sweet, generous, and loving...a dear person with true Christian faith. 

A group photo of the Crum cousins that were able to come. 
Ellen, Ron, Nancy, Steve, David
Kathy, Sandy
Wish Susan and Keith could have made it.

After pizza, cake, and ice cream we sat in Aunt Clara Belle's living room, listening to songs that Steve and Ron played. Some were old hymns, and we blended our voices and felt an amazing peace and contentment.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

To Welcome Autumn

Making a few changes here at home to welcome one of my favorite seasons.
I am using old pieces I have had for years.

My purchase this year was the wooden tray painted mustard  gold.

Outside are a few fall touches. There's only one real pumpkin for now. I chose it for its big stem.

Have a beautiful week as we welcome autumn's arrival on Saturday.

Thoughts and prayers continue for the many families in South and North Carolina. There's no place like home. 

Saturday, September 15, 2018

From Ordinary to Memorable

Sometimes you get a lovely unexpected surprise. An ordinary Wednesday became a day to remember. Friends from high school days paid a visit. Mary and I go way back. We used to spend overnight visits talking about boys we had crushes on. We exchanged charms for our bracelets. We once double dated. Mary married her high school sweetheart. Marriage for me would come later.
Through the years we have stayed in touch. To share so much history has been a blessing. I believe we are soul sisters.

One of the earliest pictures I have of us.

We shared lunch and conversation at the Pig-N-Whistle restaurant in Kerrville, Tennessee.

Hopefully there will more good times together.
We need to laugh more and treasure these golden years.

Love you, Mary and Sam.
Thanks for making a special 2018 memory.

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Calendar Shock

This month is moving too fast. I am in disbelief. But September is always a full month. There's Corkey's birthday on the 1st and Lauren's on the 9th and then throw in Labor Day and Corkey's class reunion. And more events are coming.

Hey, I see my baked beans and slaw!
My mom would be so proud that I use her recipes, and that these side dishes taste great with the delicious barbecue. 

  One of the best parts about Labor Day is sharing the event with friends you haven't seen in a while.

My "little girl" is now 37. Oh, the blessings and joys she has given me!
Where did the years go?

Corkey and I did not attend the same high schools. We met in our twenties and later reconnected in our forties. 

Oh, gosh, what happened to us!
We got OLD!
We have been married 29 years. 


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