Wednesday, July 27, 2022


 A belated Happy Tuesday and a Wordless Wednesday.

As I was getting ready to heat my leftover SW Quiche and Ham and CoJack quiche, Colton text me. "Grandmother let's go to Denny's for the $6.99 all you can eat breakfast, cheesy eggs, hash brown and pancakes.  Away we went! Ariel was our server. She was a bright and cheerful young lady. Took excellent care of us. I love to give a shout out to all those who hit the pavement running each and every day and go to work at jobs that many times feel thankless.

I will never forget a friend, Tonya, telling us how when they traveled by RV and home schooled their four kids.  She and her husband made the kid stack all the dirty dishes at the restaurant table when they had a special treat and went out to breakfast, lunch or dinner. I remember a "horrified: person she knew ask her, why would you do such a thing? That's what "those" people get paid for! Yep, some of us are cool and do our part to help an overtired server get through the day. Then there are the complainers, the chronic crybabies! I think if people outside your home upset you so much, just cook at home and be happy. It sure would help the rest of us stay happy! That is not to say most of us have experienced bad service, cold food or just plain rudeness. Take it with a grain of salt and complain to the company. I just try to add some happiness to someone's day.

While waiting for Harry to use the restroom, I met the sweetest lady. She was waiting on her three grand girls using the ladies room. She said to me that she loved my dress, a la Minnie Mouse and the golden days of LuLaRoe when they sold Disney designs. I said I equally loved her Minnie leggings. We chatted for a few minutes. She told me she was in the military US Army) and her former spouse (USAF). I thanked her for her service and her former spouse too.  We chatted about LuLaRoe and then all four of the kids came out of the restrooms. Sometime you have a bond with a complete stranger and it makes me realize Anne Frank was right. She believed there was some good in all people.

"In spite of everything, I still believe people are good at heart." Anne Frank 

Thankful Thursday

I found a t shirt at etsy that I loved. So I ordered it and I had talked about it to Avery. So when it arrived, a few days before his birthday (July 23) he said it that t shirt for me? I said no, you didn't say you wanted one! So I got in touch with the gal and she shipped one out for him too.  Here is a picture of us wearing our new shirts:

You know I posted this photo twice.  I don't think it came through here the first time I tried. 

Pink Saturday

Snoopy always makes me smile. For our birthdays, my sister-in-law, is an early bird for my December birthday, gave us matching Snoopy t shirts. They are so cute. I will get a photo and post it soon. I started two similar posts so I just put them both up. It has been another wild and crazy week at our house. 

Have a beautiful and blessed day. Stay happy and unlike me, many of you are truly wordless on Wednesday!

Saturday, July 23, 2022

Memories and Birthday and More

 Pink Saturday

A perfectly pink Pinterest find. Such a cool car. 

We are both vintage these days and finally Avery caught up with me. He is in the 6-8 club. It was a wonderful day.

We shared lots of memories and phamily time today. Everyone but Hannah and Jake celebrated at the Olive Garden with us. 

Rebekah took this shot and I caught this one:


We had a pie birthday party at home later in the day. All in all it was so good to be with those we love.

These 4 make a cute advertisement for our lunch place today. Can you guess where we were?

My dad and Avery shared the same birthday July 23. There is never a day that goes by that I don't miss my dad. He was my favorite baseball guy. He is in his heavenly home and that gives me great comfort. 

 For the perishable must clothe itself with the imperishable, and the mortal with immortality. When the perishable has been clothed with the imperishable , and the mortal with immortality, then the saying that is written will come true. :Death has been swallowed up in victory."

Where O death is your victory?

Where O death is your sting?

1 Corinthians 15:53-55

Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Fourth of July Then & Now


Lots of past and present fourth of July photos. we retired early so we did not see many fireworks. Our city did not have them but Thornton did and our kids said they were wonderful. They saw the paratroopers coming out of the sky and the show began quite last last night. Top left Benjamin, top right Shea and Blake. Bottom left Harrison and Psalm 33:12

Rebekah's traditional Sharon's Trifle in memory of my dear friend Sharon Ann Hayes. This was her recipe and you never, ever count the calories.  Rebekah  made it last summer for the 4th and yesterday too. That is the front porch bench Jake, Hannah and my sweet husband refurbished. It is so lovely. A capture of some fireworks.

Nick sent me this fireworks photos as I was drifting off to sleep last night. 

I snapped these between my neighbors houses across the street last night. Although fireworks are illegal, many people buy the bigger displays in Wyoming and shoot them off. It is ridiculous the laws they have come to enforce. Our city is shameful. No fireworks display, and they barely hung up a few American flags. I am saddened by the people on my block who do not love America. My neighbor Carleen and I are the only two who still fly our flags proudly. People do not realize, once all your freedoms are removed, you will never get them back. 

The ages of our founding fathers in 1776:

This weekend made me think of all the American and World History I learned throughout my school years. The signers of the Declaration of Independence and the ages of the founding fathers in 1776. Made me proud of where I am and what I came from.

I am proud of my heritage, my country and my life. I know others I know from around our world feel the same way about their country. We all enjoy being free and living life to the very best of our ability. 

A shoeless tiny American patriot. Enjoying a birthday cupcake. After he ate his cupcake he asked his mom if he could have another, she said no, not right now. So he asked the "boss" Grandpa! But even grandpa is wise to this child tactic, so our little one knew he was not getting a second cupcake when Grandpa asked mommy. You have to give him an A for effort!

"Our country maybe likened to a new house. We lack many things but we possess the most precious of all - liberty! " James Monroe

Many thanks to all of you who stop by. I will be coming around.  It will be hard for me to send my sweet husband back to work on Monday next week. Although we need to tackle our garage, we did get many projects done. 

Here is the finished product, the refurbished bench. Hannah, Jake and Avery sanded and repainted it, took it apart and made it fresh again. We love this bench. Zach, our son-in-law brought it home when his twin and her husband and phamily moved back to Michigan.I like to sit on the bench in the evening waiting for Avery to come home from work when the weather is nice. The grandboys like it too, watching for their parents to return from errands. 

Thank you all who stop by. I appreciate everyone here and will be getting some comments answers soon. It was a busy two weeks here. Our grandson Colton and Jacey bought their first home. Roger came home from the hospital. Hannah and Jake arrived for a long visit and I spent a few days feeling poorly weith a sinus infection. I was seen at an urgent care and received an anti biotic. Now I will be able to follow up with Avery's doctor. She is a real gem with a kind and caring demeanor. I am very happy about this.