Thanks Betty for coming to my class reunion and entertaining us. Best one I've gone to. I missed you Kathy Gail but I do understand. I want you to think about what I said and find a way to use your musical talent. Hide it under a bushel? No!. Let it shine You gals have such talent and I have decided my talent is just to show you all off and brag about my sisters.. I ain't had so much fun since Heck was a Pup.. .
So glad I could be a part of you HS reunion. I felt like a teen ager again - it took me back to the 60's but I felt a freedom that I didn't feel then because I was so "backards" before I got out into the real world. I admire the class of 1962! They are funny, energetic, kind, sincere, and some of em are good dancers, too! Especially, my sister, Janice Carol!
Where is everybody???? School's out! I've got 3 kids. Summer has begun. Tell me what your plans are for the summer and do you have any ideas for keeping the kids occupied (other than the tablet)??
Busy! Busy! Too much to do in the summer. It's been keeping me busy picking the mustard and lettuce. That is about gone but now we have peas . It's a lot of work getting all that stuff ready to eat and even more when you put some of it in the freezer.. The peas belong to Barry but we sure are helping him eat them. He is getting broccoli now and his cauliflower is coming on. We will help him eat that too.
Betty, . Give them little jobs to do to help you out. I used to tell mine they were my second pair of legs. They can save you lots of steps. We all had jobs to do when we were growing up and look how great we all turned out. Tee Hee. I bet Kaitrin would love to take cloths out of the washer and put them in the dryer for you and then fold them, especially towels and wash cloths. Even little George would love to dust furniture. Zeek, would be a good little helper with the yard work. and a good cabbage chopper when you make kraut. I better hush! All work and no play is not good. I used to take mine on picnics. They loved it They love to go to playgrounds too.. Playing with the water hose is lots of fun (If the water is free). Teach them to make music.. Lot of things to do other than the tablet but it'd hard to get them interested in anything else. Wish I had help today raking about 20 piles of hay.
Happy Birthday Joey Butler!
All day I have been thinking, "June 11 rings a bell." I looked at the birthdays listed under contacts to confirm that today, indeed, is Joey's birthday!
So, I add my birthday greeting to Joey -- Sweet and good Brothet, I hope this day has been filled with joy for you.
Didn't realize today was his birthday. I took him lunch yesterday I was just a day early and that's good because I don't think he worked today .Happy Birthday Joe Joe!
Been raking more hay today. Man! I'm getting so slim and trim. Tee Hee.
I mistakenly took for granted that all family has fb page and we could wish each happy birthday there! Sorry, Joey. Hope it was a HAPPY DAY!
The time has finally come for Allie to go to Scotland. She is with friends tonight that will be driving her to the airport in the morning. God Bless these people that are like family to her. I'm happy for Allie but my heart is heavy at the same time. Keep her in your prayers as she flies tomorrow and remember her while she is there for the next two months. Thanks to everybody who has helped make this trip possible for her and also for all the moral support.
An update on Alice. 21 days in the hospital and not much improvement. She has asked to go home and we are honoring her wishes. Hospice will assist with her care at home.
God forbid that anyone suffer from GBM tumor. The chemo has destroyed her immune system.
Please continue to pray for her.
I'm so sorry Alice isn't doing better, James. She and you will be in my daily prayers.
Keeping all of you in my thoughts and prayers. If there is anything we can do, please don't hesitate to let us know.
Thanks so much, James, for keeping us informed. My heart breaks for you and your family. It will probably be a comfort to all of you to have Alice home for her final days. God bless you and keep you.
Such sorrow in this life! There will come a day when there'll be no more pain and suffering - We must hold on to the "faith of our fathers" for it is our greatest and only hope - not in this life, but the one to come.
So glad I was able to meet Alice when she came to Moms with you and Uncle Pat last year. I always felt bad that we didn't have lunch for you all that day but Betty had baked a pan of cornbread and Mick had real butter there. Alice sat at the end of the table and ate bread and butter and I think she drank buttermilk She acted like it was a meal fit for a queen. She is our kind of girl. That visit was meant to be. . That's how I will remember her. Our paths crossed only briefly but I felt like I had known her for a long time . Now it's hard to imagine that she is so sick.Words of comfort are so hard to find at a time like this but just know that we care and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
If anyone has any pictures from the 1950's (60's) of Mae Glass Willis' store at Bold Camp, please share with me. She was my grandmother. She had a store that my family and I visited annually with a coal stove in the middle of the store. She lived in the back of the store, and there was a creek (which became a frightening rushing RIVER during rains) behind her house. Thanks so much.