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Tuesday, May 21, 2019


I put this post up in 2011. It was so cute, I had to re share it. I Put another blog post about Children at my Face Book page. The old stuff was the best. Today so many people have a grudge against you if you do not think and say exactly everything they believe in. So immature, so hateful, so vile. Instead of this bitter taste some things and people have left in my mouth lately, here is a laugh. Hope you enjoy it. Don't they know, you catch more flies with honey and not vinegar?

Weight Watchers will meet at 7 p.m. at the first Presbyterian church. Please use large double door at the side entrance.

The 1991 spring council retreat will be hell May 10 and 11.

Pastor is on vacation. Massages can be given to church secretary.

Eight new choir robes are currently needed, due to the addition of several new members and to the deterioration of some older ones.

Mrs. Johnson will be entering the hospital this week for testes.

The senior choir invites any member of the congregation who enjoys sinning to join the choir.

Please join us as we show our support for Amy and Alan in preparing for the girth of their first child.

Scouts are saving aluminum cans, bottles, and other items to be recycled. Proceeds will be used to cripple children.

The Lutheran men’s group will meet at 6 p.m. Steak, mashed potatoes, green beans, bread and dessert will be served for a nominal feel.

The associate minister unveiled the church’s new tithing campaign slogan last Sunday: “ I Upped My Pledge—Up Yours.”

Don’t let worry kill you. Let the Church help.

Thursday night - Potluck supper. Prayer and medication to follow.

For those of you who have children and don’t know it, we have a nursery downstairs.

The rosebud on the alter this morning is to announce the birth of David Alan Belzer, the sin of Rev and Mrs. Julius Belzer.

This afternoon there will be a meeting in the south and north ends of the church. Children will be baptized at both ends.

Tuesday at 4PM there will be an ice cream social. All ladies giving milk will please come early.

Wednesday, the Ladies Liturgy Society will meet. Mrs. Jones will sing “Put me in my Little Bed” accompanied by the pastor.

Thursday at 5PM there will be a meeting of the Little Mothers Club. All wishing to become Little Mothers, please see the minister in his private study.

This being Easter Sunday, we will ask Mrs. Lewis to come forward and lay an egg on the altar.

The service will close with “Little Drops of Water”. One of the ladies will start (quietly) and the rest of the congregation will join in.

Next Sunday, a special collection will be taken to defray the cost of the new carpet. All those wishing to do something on the new carpet will come forward and get a piece of paper.

The ladies of the church have cast off clothing of every kind and they may be seen in the church basement Friday.

A bean supper will be held on Tuesday evening in the church hall. Music will follow.

Happy Tuesday and Tuesday Show and Tail

We have snow! After torrential rains all day long on Monday this happened.
I think Elsa is stubborn...
I am a life long native of Colorado. This is what I did this morning after pushing a heavy snow off my car so I could go to the store.
Gee even when you are polite, they don't listen!
In the lower left corner I took the first photo last week while this bush in our yard began to bloom. This morning, it looks like this. The snow was very heavy. The lower right hand corner says Hey Elsa, the rest of us are C O L D !
Leo said thanks, but no thanks, I like the view from indoors. We have a freeze warning until 8 o'clock this evening. Brrrr......Tuesday Show and Tail
This is a google image from Pioneer Park in Fairbanks, Alaska. My high school friend lives near there and she is anticipating 70 degree temps and lots of blooms on her flowers. All in all it has been a Happy Tuesday Join Sandee and friends for some happiness.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Thankful Thursday

Stop by Thankful Thursday and share some thankfulness. Sam Senkfor from LuLaRoe had a contest. If you shared a grateful post with her each day on May you could win a piece of LuLaRoe. She inspired me although I am chasing puppies most days. Cats with chronic illnesses and dogs with diseases from which there will be no turning back. So whether it is an excuse or not I did not participate each day so far. But I have two big May dates etched on my heart, and I am thinking of what I can do to honor the people who passed away on these dates.
Some words from the 23rd Psalm are etched in stone on the gravestone of my parents. I think it offers great comfort that one day we will be together with all those we loved and lost.
I have always been told that white flowers are a symbol of loved ones passed away. At Mother's Day after I lost my own mom I was told to wear a white orchid because my mom was no longer of this earth. But here is the flower that reminds me most of my mother:
At my mother's funeral my older sister and I noticed snapdragons in the floral arrangement across the casket. My sister recalled my birth, five years after her own, when a neighbor brought our mom a bouquet of snapdragons from her garden. While the neighbor oohed and ahhed over me, my sister sat off to the side snapping the heads off those flowers. That is the story she told me and I now forever associate snapdragons with my mother.
I like to remember how my mom appreciated lilies. So here is a bouquet for you mom although I imagine if flowers bloom in heaven they are more delightful than these.
Sunflowers will remind me of a special friend I lost in 2014. Miz Mollye who had a lovely blog with the same name and later a blog titled fruit-of-the-spirit. We were paired up in a Mother's Day giveaway/exchange and there were rules to follow. Between the two of us, we could not figure out one of them! So we made a pact to never tell on each other. We decided no one would be the wiser because we were the two ladies exchanging gifts. I laugh out loud when I think of our sneaky little plan. After that we were sisters. Sisters in Christ and sisters in our minds only. We wrote cards and letters back and forth and one day she said she had to have some tests. She went into the hospital and she was gone. It broke my heart. It hurts today 5 years later that I will never talk to Mollye in this life again. Her death, very much like the death of my oldest sister Pat was so calm and peaceful for me even though it tore my heart to shreds. I knew how both of these precious souls felt about Jesus and it helped me cope. I think of their faith when I am rattled today, especially in the wake of the division in our country and the hate spilling over. Never does one moment of one day go by that I do not hear their voices in my heart saying, it is going to be alright. You are going to see me again. Keep your eye on Jesus.
I will see my sisters in Christ again. Tomorrow, I will share more.
My sister Pat: she was a garden of pretty posies.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019


I am not good at not using words here! But this was so cute I had to share it. Stop by Sandee's and share your Wordless Wednesday.

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Mother's Day Moments

Mom's are everywhere! Instead of the negativity that sometime surrounds this blessed day, remember, as a caregiver, be it your child, your feline or canine or equestrian friend, you are "Mom" to all.
The Book of Proverbs speaks eloquently about mothers. My prayer today is for the ones who were not given a grand earthly mother. Life is hard, sometime we look out at those who raised us, in good and bad times. List all the positive things in your life for which you are grateful. I know someone loved and cared for you so that your life would turn to the path chosen just for you. Rejoice for the ones who allowed you to share your feelings freely. Often, in real life, men are put down yet I could write posts about men I know who took up the care, the love and raising of their children and often children that were left behind by the system. Look for the joy in your life. Find and treasure moments when someone cared enough to love you without reservation.
Here are some of my May LuLaRoe Fashions I have shared. The first photo with the pink lace skirt and black and white Aztec top won a first piece of LuLa with Allora and Nancy Campbell. I Am excited to find something great out! I made a promise to myself to share an outfit a day through the month of May. Last year at this time, I was deathly ill with some viral bug. I was participating in one with Allora and was unable to finish it.She has encouraged me to step outside the box and try some different styles. She is an excellent teacher!/designer!
Another school shooting in our metro area. This young man gave his life so others could escape the shooters. His father spoke to the media, he did not talk about the NRA or  our president . He spoke of the way his son was raised, his only son. He always put others first. We could all learn so much from this young man. This is a sad Mother's Day for Kendrick's mom . His friends spoke of the need for metal detectors, addressing bullying and the sad state of our mental health programs today. Something I have been talking about since Columbine 20 years ago. #hero #kendrickcastillo #rip

Keep this phamily in your thoughts and most of all, prayers. His dad said please remember Kendrick was a hero and please give kindness. Wells Fargo Bank is accepting donations for the phamily at all their locations.
The media needs to stop giving the shooters notoriety. Kendrick's dad mentioned paying attention to your children and talking with them. Be involved in their lives.  Wise words from a man with a broken heart.

Happy Mother's Day

This weekend we celebrate mothers although we should celebrate them every single day.
"I remember my mother's prayers and they have followed me . They have clung to me all my life. " Abraham Lincoln
A mother feline and her kittens. Happy Feline Friday to Brian and friends.
Our girl Lulu when she was a tiny lil thing.
Here is the sweet little momma Lulu with Molly (top) and Finn (lower). Molly was born 6 hours before her brother.
I will always miss my mother and cherish my photos of her all the days of my life. Visit Pink Saturday
Sweet dreams, I will continue my Mother;s Day posts this weekend.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019