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Friday, February 15, 2019

Memory Makers and A Little Bit of Weekend Humor

This has been a rough week. Found out from my sister that a classmate from kindergarten through high school passed away. My love and prayers to Richard's wife Debra (we were high school classmates) and their son and his phamily. Life is short, laugh more and keep good memories close to your heart. This google image really touched my heart tonight as I sat down to write this.
You know that saying, when life gives you lemons...make lemonade. No matter what life throws at you give it to God and let Him take your anxiety away. I find so many young people grasping at straws. Not knowing if anything exists that is worth the wait. Trust me, it is worth the wait.
You may laugh at us or think we are old fashioned or boring but if you listen to what we have to say, someday you may just be as smart as we are. 
Humor is always an excellent choice. Even in sadness you will find there is going to be something that will make you smile again. This was just too cute not to share.
I have had a great deal of trouble getting enough rest at night. I am not a huge fan of pharmaceutical companies and their drugs that give you relief from one thing and a hundred other things to make you more sick and worrisome. I am learning, even at my age, that God is truly in control and I need to stop fighting Him for control of things that I clearly have no expertise in!
My daughter-in-law has a birthday today. She shared this photo of of a couple of her very favorite people. Two huge reasons to make someone smile. Those faces are precious and priceless. Big sis is growing up and blossoming into a lovely young lady.  Looking more like her mom every day. Little brother is the master of facial expressions. I knew his father when he was a small boy. Hmmm....think it's genetics?
I wonder if Brittany would like this cake? I already put this on my pinterest page of Phamily Celebration Cakes. Reminder: the Kentucky Derby is going to be here before I know it. Time to search for that perfect hat.
Having a birthday right next to Valentine's Day may bring a gal more floral bouquets. Brittany is a lucky lady.
A small sweet poem to share for the birthday girl in our phamily.
Words to think about.
Ha! Maxine haven't you heard, daylight savings time is coming soon to a place near you?
More words to think about. I believe we are headed into some very troubling times. My choice is to stay as close to God as I can.
President's Day is Monday February 18, 2019.  A fun history fact before it disappears. George Washington our first US President was born February 22, 1732. Abraham Lincoln, was born February 12, 1809. WIlliam Henry Harrison was born February 9, 1773 and Ronald Reagan was born February 6, 1911. Many people dislike our current president. A fun fact about him, he does not claim to own the rights to President's Day and he was born on what is celebrated in the USA as Flag Day June 14th in the year 1946.
Visit Sandee for fun with Feline Friday. I thought I'd stick with the patriotic theme. I shared the some of the meaning of patriotism.  I'm like my folks were, a real Yankee doodle Dandy.


Dictionary result for patriotism

  1. the quality of being patriotic; devotion to and vigorous support for one's country.
    "a highly decorated officer of unquestionable integrity and patriotism" synonyms: nationalism, patriotic sentiment, allegiance/loyalty to one;s country, loyalism.
     In keeping with the feline fun I decided to stop by Beverly's
     and share some cartoon Cats a/k/a comic felines.  THis is Snaglepuss. I loved this crazy cat as a kid!
  2. Sweet Marie from the DIsney film "The AristoCats.
  3. The Pink Panther who was one of the first
    pinks" I shared at Beverly's blog meme.
  4. Finally "Top Cat" (purple vest) with a gang of his feline finest friends. What sweet memories in pink this brings to me. Two of his best buddies were Bennie and Choo Choo.Enjoy a splendid weekend. Make sure you leave some time for a few blog hopping visits. If you use to blog and have thought about coming back, please do.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Pink ,Prayers and Birthday Fun

I think most American's today could use a good dose of this! So much going on in our world in general, and everyone wants their opinion, their cause, their voice to be heard. We never know what others are dealing with that we pass on the street, get angry with in our cars, so we all could use a good dose of humility, kindness and most of all love,
I bet most of you stopping here know Nana Diana. Her blog NanaDiana is filled with personal stories of her phamily and much love to her readers. One of her beautiful grand daughters is very ill, hospitalized and undergoing surgery and possibly more surgery Monday to find the reason for her pain. If you are a pray warrior please pray. stop by and visit her blog. Her phamily has been bombarded with illnesses, tragedy and so much sadness yet Diana always looks for the goodness in others. She is funny, kind, faithful. Please stop by and and hear her stories. Most of all, pray for Sweet Cheeks.
Humor is my favorite way to bring joy. when I was young I bough tons of cheap shoes. Today, I am not so young and buy only good shoes. But I seem to find room for one more pair.
Birthdays remind me God has granted me another day to use wisely. February is loaded with phamily birthday fun. Harrison turns 3, Brody 1 and Brody's mom Brittany is a February birthday girl along with her dad and two of her brothers. Whew! Lots of Celebrating. Our puppies turn 1 this month too. I have a sister-in-law, Joyce who is a February birthday girl.  My niece Kate's youngest will also turn 1. February is going to be filled with lots of laughter, gifts, cake and fun. Happy Birthday to all the February birthday boys and girls out there.
Cousins, sharing a bowl of Fruit Loops. How did these two get so big? They were babies just yesterday. This photo was taken over a 1 1/2 ago.
Brotherly Love. Big Brother, Baby Brother. How I love these  all these boys.

Some people who live in my house buy plants and kill them. I always had the very best luck with philodendron plants. I am trying my luck with a CHRISTmas Cactus. Wish me good planting! I had a friend who once trained an Ivy to grow up and around her high ceiling living room and draped down on either side. That is patience and some plant talent. But Maxine looks at dead plants in a different light.
More humor:

Humor: Makes a difficult day or week a little less stressful.
Think about this, in a humorous light.
Walt Disney was a brilliant man. I wonder what he would think about the way his dream unfolded into a billion dollar empire.
Snoopy always makes me feel happy.

Pink clouds. They remind me of childhood and pink cotton candy. That was a sugary sweet treat you were happy to get at carnivals and fairs and church bazaars .  This google image made me smile. I haven't stopped by Beverly's in a long while. Just wanted to stay in the pink and enjoy some fun. Enjoy the weekend.

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Memories and Momentos

A postcard from the Royal Gorge. It is one of my favorite places to visit. The suspension bridge is amazing. Strung across a canyon it was the highest bridge in the world until 2001. It held the title of highest suspension bridge until 2003 but it is still the highest bridge in the U.S.A and one of the highest bridges in the top twenty in the world. Construction started on June 5, 1929 and was finished six months later in November 1929. An interesting fact, there were no deaths or serious injuries while constructing the bridge.
I am not sure how it is done today, or if you can even get a return pass but when Noelle was a little girl Uncle Louie and Auntie Ang took her to this fun filled place  Santa;s Work Shop is situated at the base of Pikes Peak. This sweet amusement park opened June 16, 1956. It is located in Cascade, Colorado on U.S. 24  just west of Colorado Springs. at the entrance to the Pikes Peak Highway, at the northern end of PIkes Peak.
I will have to search for photos from Santa's Workshop. Meanwhile her is Selfie Cat. This big guy loves his photo taken. He is very sweet and loves to pose for photos.
This lazy bones loves posing. He is quite the character. His birthday is April 30, 2014. He turned two on Jeremy and Brittany's wedding day. Brittany is not much of a feline lover so I would tease her that I could put a bow on his head and give him to them for their wedding day. Jeremy was always encouraging me to get another cat after my boy Boots passed away in 2012.
I love this stuff! I love doTerra and their product Deep Blue rub. It is a good thing and I use it before we get settled into bed at night. The winter has been particularly cold and my creaky knees and hip joints need extra comfort. I Just wanted to share this because, at least for us, it works wonders! I Just wish my new order would get her soon.
This is a favorite necklace of mine.  It is called "Heaven" and it is from the Premier Designs Jewelry collection.  I was sorting some of my pieces today and  wanted to share it.
Strawberry Shortcake wasa favorite doll who had a variety of friends when Noelle was small. Auntie Ang made this beautiful cake. I don't remember the flavor but I remember Auntie Ang could whip up the lightest and fluffiest and most delicious cakes. THis was for her sixth birthday. We always have the most fun celebrating birthdays even today.

Here is Strawberry Shortcake and some of her friends. Blueberry Muffin was one of the friends pictured here. Lemon Meringue and Orange Blossom were a couple other ones. She had lots of friends.
Tomorrow I am cooking up a batch of different recipe meatloaves for my phamily. I better get some rest. I hope you have a great weekend as it is coming up quickly.

Tuesday, January 29, 2019


I miss Jenny Matlock (Alphabe Thursday), I miss Angela ( Tuesday Show and Tail). I miss Sally and Jeanne (Blue Monday). I am joyful and grateful for those who stick by blogging and sad for those that prefer social media over it. But I truly miss those that walked away. I know there are reasons and health issues and other life events. But it is still hard trying to make my own version of Jenny's Alphabe Thursday or Angela's Tuesday Show and Tail. Sally went to her heavenly home and Jeanne had life step in and she stepped back from hosting. It is always hard missing those who made my days better. The Friend poem is a google image borrow. I would like to sit and write poetry but somehow I cannot get the words out. I use to love it when I was younger,
This google share is from This tea party is making me smile. One of the things I wanted to do was go back to Las Vegas with my hubby and visit the Mandarin Hotel and have high tea with him there. The Mandarin is now the Waldorf Astoria but the good news is the tea room is still there.
One of my most favorite things. The Sydney Opera House in Sydney, Australia. It has been a dream of mine to visit here. The unique design of this building is breathtaking to me.
The inside of the Sydney Opera House Main Hall. It is nice to have dreams especially when they are about beautiful things.
A verse especially dear to me. The Good Lord gave it to me the night before Nick was born nearly 26 years ago. It hangs on our bedroom wall and it is 2 Corinthians 12:9. when you ask God to answer your prayers you need to be prepared for His answer.

Rebekah made these Cherry Garcia Cookies. If you know Jerry Garcia like I love music, you will know these cookies are named after this legendary musician from the Grateful Dead. Rebekah did not think these cookies came out as she planned. I am certain Jerry Garcia himself would have loved this cookies! They ain't pretty, but boy oh boy do they taste yummy!
A fun postcard. This is Mount Massive, 14, 429 feet above sea level. Second highest summit of the Rocky Mountains in the glorious state of Colorado. It is located near Twin Lakes in Lake County near Leadville, CO. My father had phamily in Leadville and a phamily member said that my dad and his oldest sister were both born in Leadville but their birth certificates were destroyed in a fire at the courthouse. We visited Leadville when I was a kid because dad had cousins who lived there. A cousin of mine lived there when he was married to his first wife and together they ran the barber/beauty shop on Main Street. Mount Massive is the second highest fourteener in Colorado by elevation.

Our two sons love playing card games, poker and other games of chance. Here is a photo from the late 1970's in the Club Room at the KSKJ LOdge No. 7 in my hometown. My uncle Edward "Munson" has his back to us (white shirt). To his left is my father Edward "Hazee". Standing in his vest  is Uncle Tom, husband od my mom's baby sister Jo. My oldest brother Bill is sitting alongside dad and my sister's former husband Bob is in the rust colored vest. My mom and Auntie Ang use to play solitaire sitting across the table from each other. They would play for hours and chat while playing a gamer designed for a "solitary" player. I wish I had a photo of my father-in-law, Carl. He was a card player too. His sister Hazel use to say she had to buy a glass dining room table so he could not cheat at cards! (wink wink). The hubby and I still play Rummy and always have a few laughs.
A little something to make you laugh or atleast smile.
Don't forget to drink your water! Have a great "Hump Day" tomorrow.