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Thursday, May 6, 2021

In Loving Memory - Another Loss

 Just a quick post today because it's to hard to talk about right now.  Heaven gained another new soul yesterday.  

I lost my middle brother, Richard to Covid yesterday.  He was 68 years old.

He was a wonderful brother and I will miss him tremendously.  

More to follow at a later date. - Rest in Peace my dear brother.
February 12, 1953 - May 5, 2021

Monday, April 26, 2021

In Memory - One Year Later


                           January 18, 1929 to April 26, 2020
 One year ago today my beautiful and loving mother left this earth to her heavenly home.  I posted about her death with a very brief post because at the time I was far to emotional to do much more than that.

Today I want to honor her for the person she was.  We finally held her Celebration of Life service on Saturday (24th).  It was an emotional day filled with laughter and tears as we remembered her.
She was a good mom, a loving wife & a faithful friend to those who knew her.

My mom was a very opinionated person, strong willed (dad use to say, stubborn), strict but also very loving and kind.  She would do anything to help you out.

Just a bit about her hobbies,  She loved gardening and had the best "Green Thumb" - Sometimes people would come to her for advice on how to get a plant to look good again.
She even tried her hand at flower arranging and created some lovely arrangements. - She often helped me in my own flower beds out weeding and planting me quite often.  She had stamina!
She enjoyed, bowling and bowled on a league with my dad for many years and then her & I joined a league together and she bowled up until she was 85.
We often went on trips together.  One such trip was to Crater Lake, OR where we ended up having to have the park rangers break into our car to get my keys out as she had accidentally locked them in the trunk of the car.
Notice our matching coats.  We had many great adventures together and towards the end of her life I often took her on drives up in the mountains.  She enjoyed looking for deer and other wildlife while on our drives.
She ran a Day Care in her home for nearly 30 years.  She often had up to 10 kids in her home, many of which stayed in touch with her long after they had grown up. 

She taught Sunday School for many years as well and did bulletin boards at the church.

She had pets, a dog (Pixie) often seen here on the blog and a cat named, Piglet which we now have living in our home.  Plus she had a fish tank that she enjoyed a great deal.
She was an avid fan of the Dallas Cowboy football team.

She was able to see them play in Texas a few times and also when they played the Seahawks in Seattle.  Her favorite memory of one of those games was seeing the legendary coach, Tom Landry as the team was heading into the stadium.  She yelled to my dad,  "Henry, there's Tom Landry!" and she was thrilled when Tom smiled because she recognized him.
She collected Die Cast pencil sharpeners and now my niece Shelby is the proud owner of her collection. This was only part of them.
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 She was an excellent seamstress.  I hardly knew what store bought clothes were clear into my high school days.  She sewed my Wedding Dress and made many outfits for her grand children as well.
 Below is the outfit she made for Coleen for her first day of Kindergarten.

She enjoyed pen-paling and wrote many letters too her pen-pals even being able to meet a couple of them in 1998

 Along with pen-paling she joined a group called, Mail For Cheer that would send cards of encouragement to people who had been ill, lost a loved one or just needed cheering up. 
She was a card maker and often joined in on my Stamp Club when I was a Demo for Stampin'Up. 
Along with all of this she was a follower of Christ and a very spiritual person.  She had a deep faith and I know for certain that she's in Heaven now.  
I miss you every day mom & will until the day we meet again.  You taught me so much and there just don't seem to be enough words to say that can convey just what a wonderful person you were.  Love you always. 

Forever in my heart.

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Book Review - Small Magic by Terry Brooks

 Small Magic: Short Fiction, 1977-2020 by [Terry Brooks]

Welcome.  It's been awhile since I've done a book review so hopefully I'll do this one justice. 

Terry Brooks is my absolute favorite Science Fiction/Fantasy author.  I've pretty much read every book he's written so when I received an advanced copy of this book (Net Galley) I couldn't wait to dive into it.

The book is a collection of 11 short stories by the author.  They feature characters from some of his other series so if you are familiar with his works you will be delighted to revisit these favorite characters and learn more about them.  If you've never read any of his books you will still enjoy the short stories because they are filled with very interesting characters and plot lines that are sure to capture your imagination.

I thoroughly enjoyed these shorts stories and would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys fantasy novels.  The only bad part for me was that I found myself wanting the stories to continue as they captured my attention and made me want to find out more about them and how the story would end.

Monday, March 1, 2021

Fun With Peanut Butter

 Howdy! - Today's post is rather "silly" but hey that's half the fun of having a blog is being able to post whatever you want, right?

So I was fixing a peanut butter sandwich one morning and had just opened a new jar.  I pulled the little silver lid off and thought that the little "button" on the lid was cool looking so I got my camera and snapped a photo.

Now some might think it's a bit risque or obscene but I found it to be kinda cute in a weird way.  

Then I looked into the jar and saw this...

Does anyone else see an Elephant standing on a circus stand?  I tried to draw an outline of what I was seeing but I stink at using the drawing feature on the editing program.  - Tell me what you see?

So today I looked inside the jar and thought those ridges and swirls are rather neat looking so here is today's peanut butter shot.

Sort of reminds me of those pictures you see of the rocks in Arizona at Antelope Canyon  The little (7) on the side is from where someone scraped the bottom of the jar and light was shining in.

Finally I give you a Peanut Butter Worm...Which by the way my daughter thought was gross when she first saw it, she actually thought it was a real worm.

I have no clue how this happened but when I scrapped the knife off on the bread this appeared.

I don't think I could ever do that again but it does look as if I have a worm on my sandwich.  

Well that's it for today.  - Hope you have enjoyed my, fun with peanut butter post.