Sunday, May 31, 2009

Lucy Girl

Ever since we sold our home Lucy has lived at Eddies...she's the "backyard-backporch" dog...Jack is Eddie's little "house" dog... Yesterday I brushed her ever-shedding hair, gave her a flea bath and brought her over for a visit...she is the sweetest, most loving, outgoing dog we've ever had...if you sit down she's all over you...licking and nuzzling..I'm not the only one around here that loves Bob..Here he was trying to rest up from an 80 min. stint in the MRI tube...

Get ready...I'm gonna get ya...

Thursday, May 28, 2009

My Latest Purchase

Running out of room on our little apt. patio...to date, Clematis, Vincas, Caladiums, Gardenia, Zinnias, blooming Cacti. Lantana, Bougainvillea, Plumbago...love it! And my Bob hasn't said one word of dismay...not that he doesn't love flowers also...he enjoys them as much as I...he's just much less of a spendthrift :)

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

How To Hug A Baby


1. First, uh, find a baby


2. Second, be sure that the object you found was
indeed a baby by employing classic sniffing techniques.




3. Next you will need to flatten the baby before actually beginning the hugging process


4. The 'paw slide' Simply slide paws around baby and prepare for possible close-up.

Finally, if a camera is present, you will need to execute
The difficult and patented
'hug, smile, and lean' so as to achieve the best photo quality.

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

This Is The Day That The Lord Has Made, I Will Rejoice And Be Glad In It...

My friend, JoAnn, has a large, beautiful Gardenia bush and shared these with me when we were visiting with them Wednesday.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Memorial Day....May 26 a day of rememberance



My husband...served in occupied Germany during the Korean War 1951/52

My brother, Ed...US AirForce 1958/59 served stateside

My brother Nick...served in Viet Nam

My nephew, Anthony...US Navy...1983 and presently serving with the Texas National Guard


My nephew, Greg...career Navy..

My POW/MIA braclet that I wore during the Viet Nam war...S/SGT Donald Gervais..reported missing 5/01/1968This is what I found out about him just today:


GERVAIS, DONALD PETER
Name: Donald Peter Gervais
Rank/Branch: Master Sergeant/US Army
Unit: Troop B, 1st Squadron,
9th Cavalry 1st Cavalry Division
Camp Evans, South Vietnam
Date of Birth: 20 July 1943
Home of Record: Clarksville, TN

Date of Loss: 01 May 1968
Country of Loss: South Vietnam
Status in 1973: Missing In Action

For his story go to:
http://www.taskforceomegainc.org/
at the bottom of the page click on the first letter of his last name

Sunday, May 17, 2009

My Three Girls

My three girls are together for the next three and-a-half days...Alabama daughter (Barbara) along with her friend Lori and Texas daughter (Laura) braved the stormy weather and flew to Chicago Friday...their flight took two hours longer than planned because of weather...Laura flew from Dallas and was scheduled to change planes in Kansas City but the weather was not cooperating...they had to divert to Little Rock and wait it out. The Alabama girls were going from Nashville to Chicago direct but their flight was held up for two hours before leaving Nashville....glad they hadn't already taken off and forced to diverted somewhere else (like Laura did)...'cause Barbara is not fond of flying...putting it mildly....she's unable to step on an airplane without some medical assistance.. :)
They're having a really nice time... Laura has been unable to get up there for several years...Barbara and Lauri were there a couple of years ago...but I can't find the pictures...somebody help me out...what year was that?

1997


2003


2006 Nicki and Barb


2007

Friday, May 15, 2009

I received this encouragement from our dear friend Lori...James (the brother of Jesus) is also one of Bob's favorite books of the New Testament.

James 1:
Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith develops perseverance.
Perseverance must finish its work so that you may be mature and complete,not lacking anything.
If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him.
But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind.
That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; He is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.
The brother in humble circumstances ought to take pride in his high position.
But the one who is rich should take pride in his low position, because he will pass away like a wild flower.
For the sun rises with scorching heat and withers the plant; its blossom falls and its beauty is destroyed. In the same way, the rich man will fade away even while he goes about his business.
Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial, because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him.

I Want To See You

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Mothers Day



What a special weekend it was...
Barb, Laura Leigh, Thomas and Cooper here from Al...arrived Sat pm returned Mon afternoon..
Laura, Summer, Heather, Kiley, Gabriel and Benjamin here from Canton on Sunday..
Our two sons and grand children who live here ....in and out all weekend...
Talk about a crowded apartment!!!!...The weather wasn't great but the boys stayed out in the pool area most of the day anyway...Even on Saturday when the temperature stayed in the high 60's and low 70's Thomas and Cooper, age 3 and 5, went swimming three times...morning, noon and night...
We ate at our three favorite family places...Keller's Drive In (previously reviewed on "Drive In's, Diners and Dives")...Dels (our local dive with great hamburgers and home-made root beer)...and LaMadelines...wonderful Cesar Salad, delicious soups and luscious pastries...
We made a quick trip to Sam Moons where Barb purchased lots of sterling silver jewelry for her shop.













Our Brian

Yesterday: big brown eyes, long eyelashes, dark curly hair, precious little baby talk "da da doin, Daddy"..gonna be a heart breaker one day...TODAY: Big brown eyes, dark curly hair, long eyelashes, a voice that getting deeper :)...Yep, he's a heart breaker

Friday, May 8, 2009

Swimmers and Spectators

...After school we brought Bobby and Brian to the apartment for their first swim of '09...The neighbor kids soon gathered to join in the fun...
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Our neighbor upstairs

Thursday, May 7, 2009

A Chord Of Three....Canton, Tx

I'm so proud of these three...especially my granddaughter, Laura Beth, the soprano on the left...They started singing together with the First Baptist Church of Canton, Tx. Youth Choir while in high school...They are now Sophomore and Junior college students...each in a different state...They still sing together when home on holidays.



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Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

Gods Perfect Timing

I was at my computer researching lymphoma after receiving a call from my husbands doctor relaying not such good news...switched over to my blog and saw this post update from a blog I follow...http://jodyferlaak.blogspot.com/
She wrote...
"Maybe you need to hear this too...
I turned on the radio for about 30 seconds today and this is, in part, what I heard in that short amount of time...
"There is a Power in this world that's bigger than the circumstances you walk in."

Thank you Jody for reminding me..

The Real Thing.... Lisa Atkins Photography

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sounds of morning

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