Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Monday, May 28, 2012
Let us not forget, today of all days, all of those that have sacrificed so much so that we have this most precious thing - freedom. Memorial Day has always been an important holiday to my family. A day to honor those who have given so much for us. I want to thank them and their families for all that they have sacrificed for me and my family.
Today is my family's first Memorial Day without Daddy. He was my hero in so many ways. He was a fighter pilot in World War II. Shot down on D Day. A prisoner of War. Came home and workded hard for his family always finding time to volunteer where he was needed, civic organizations, the church, etc. He worked tirelessly to get the World War II memorial in Washington D.C. built. A husband, a father, a grandfather, a great grandfather, a much loved man. A good man. Thank you, and all of those like you who fought so valiantly so that I have all the freedoms I have today. You are all extraordinary.
Last week Mom and I were able to go to Arlington Cememtery to visit Dad. That is a place where you are able to get quite the visual effect of how many are laid to rest who have given everything for you and I. It is a humbling place. They bury 17 hero's a day there. I do not know what else to say except, Thank You.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
Spotted this little lady with a few friends up in the mountains. Looks like it is almost time for a haircut.
Always time for a little antiquing. Found this bird house that will look perfect in my backyard.
Found these three lovely rusty wheels at a neat antique place. I think I might have to stop on the way home and pick them up if they are still there. They might make nice additions to my flower beds.
I spot alot of these gates up in the mountains. I like the promise they hold of what is beyond the closed gate.
Saturday, May 19, 2012
|The Broken Window|
I was lucky enough to be take a few pictures while wandering around the mountains of this mill I stumbled upon. It is on the grounds of a private school for girls. Girls who are learning to put their lives together.
I have not done a sign in quite a while. I was going through my Sign photograph folder tonight and ran across this one. It was taken in the mountains of North Carolina in a little town near where several of my boys live. It was pouring rain. I liked it so here you go.
|14 foot mustache|
Every once in a while you have a week that is filled with so much weirdness that when you come up for air you just have to shake your head. It makes my life seem so normal and downright boring. Ahh happiness. I feel like I want to comment.
First of all who grows a mustache that is 14 feet long? Ewe,Ewe,Yuk. Some guy in India and he think that is attractive. For all you men out there - It is not.
For a minute I thought this guy was Sasha Cohen doing one of his prank things. I can not believe those two women are actually going to touch it...
Then there is the poor wife of the Laker's player who gets death threats on twitter because her husband missed a shot. She has to block 500 people from twitter because of the mean threats and agressive comments. Wow. Scary. Death really? Somebody is definitely way too serious about a ball game. It is a game. Enough said.
Onward to Georgia where the poor girl who went Zip lining - lost her leg due to flesh eating bacteria, can still smile and say "Let's do it" when told about her latest need to lose her foot and fingers. Can anyone say Courage? She is getting alot of prayer from me, along with her supportive family. God bless them.
I am still wondering what has happened to Gavin Smith the Universal Studio Executive and ex USC basketball player with the beautiful family. Where did he drive off to? in purple pajama pants? What is the rest of the story? Where are you?
I hope this story has a happy ending.
Now let's talk about Jenny McCarthy posing again 20 years later for Playboy. When your 19 you can explain it away to your kids that you were young and foolish, when your 39 you have a hard time explaining to your son - "I am old and desperate?" How embarrassing for her family.
Then the Kennedy's in the news - another death. A suicide. Leaving 4 children motherless. So sad, so troubled, a beautiful, smart, talented woman...I can only shake my head and wonder...so much tragedy for one family to bare.
In Japan, the little penguin who escaped the zoo a week or so ago shows up swimming around in Tokyo Bay. It seems very happy eating fish and coming ashore to sleep at night. Everyone is hoping the radiation will not kill him. He or she is free - sounds like the trade off is worth it here.
Moving on, in Kansas 200 Buffalo escape. Apparently, they were off like a shot, traveled 5 counties and into another state before you could say hamburger. The police said "they are really fast" - they can travel up to 35 to 64 miles and hour, can jump 6 feet in the air and 7 feet to the side. Run, buffalo, run. May be one or two will elude capture and spend their days in peace. One can only dream.
Then, there is the girl who works at Goodwill Industries who found $14,000.00 in a box of Christmas ornaments. She turned it in[honesty should be applauded]and they are trying to find the owner. Also, the guy who left the diamond engagement ring in an old jacket and donated the jacket forgetting the ring was in the pocket. Someone found quite a surprise in that old jacket. I don't know about you but, it makes me want to take a spin at our local Goodwill industries store.
Last but not least - Hey Rhode Island I have a game I need some money to develop. It is a game we use to play all the time when I was a kid. I just need a little help making a virtual reality digital game of it. Please give me about half of what you gave Mr. Curt Schilling. I know I can market it to somebody. I promise to pay you back - and for some reason if I can not - I know your tax payers will not mind paying for a sweet old southern girl [like me] debts. Pretty please?
Some days I just feel like the world has gone a little mad. How was your week?
Now I understand why the fence is so high if they can jump 6 feet into the air.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Thursday, May 17, 2012
|Vegetable Collage Sheet 1|
Looking the images I could not decide on one or two so I thought "Why not make some collage sheets?" I have not made any of those in a long time. I am not sure why,but anyway I made four of them tonight. I like them all. I think they are very Springy and would be nice in a garden journal. I will share them all this week along with a few household hints.
These collage sheets can be printed on 8 1/2 by 11 inch paper. Also,left click on the image. Then hit open link in a new window. Then left click and you will get the large size image. Hit save image and then print it. Hope you like.
Wednesday, May 16, 2012
Tuesday, May 15, 2012
I have been polishing away. The wine glasses to the left were a gift for my 25th birthday. Note the birds.
These are my boys baby cups. The silver champagnes are from my weddings.
This is one of my grandmother's tea sets that I inherited. The blue vase is a Tiffany. My favorite vase is the green depression glass vase of my grandmother's. Note the birds.
The etched wines were my grandmother's. Here are lots of just things I love. Note the birds.
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Two sweet little ones with bows in their hair. I love Mom's glasses.
Love the babies dress. So much work. I am always amazed that these women are able to keep their hair in place. My would be falling everywhere. No amount of bobby pins ever keeps it in place.
Look in those Mother's eyes and see love. I love this picture of three generations of women.
This is a very proud and happy Momma. Beautiful child. I am thinking it is a little boy because of the way they have parted his hair. I love how they use to let little boys grow their hair and have curls.
This Mama definitely has her hands full. That older one with the bow looks like he is full of mischief. Such a sweet smile.
Here is a styling Mom and her son. He has the cutes little shoes on and I love her pearls with the pendant on them. The big sleeves on her jacket. A lot of thought and love went into this picture.
Wednesday, May 9, 2012
I found this little beauty in a little mountain town near my home. I love the color of the door with the rusty patina of the door knob. I have not posted a door or knob in awhile. Thought I would start this rainy day off with something I love.
This is advice that actually has some relevance to me right now. If I do not listen to my heart at this stage of life, I am in for some real disappointment. Do you always listen to your heart or are you following someone elses? [Some credits in helping me make this page - deviant textures, Tim Holtz stamp, a French Graffiti artist.]
Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Monday, May 7, 2012
|Today one of my son's helped me put up these shelves in my kitchen. Thought I would share the new cooktop and countertops with you. I still need to touch up the wall where the backsplash is. I think I will do all the touch ups at one time.|