Monday, May 30, 2011
To everyone of our Military serving today, or who has served in the past, I say thank you. I pay tribute to your families who have sacrificed so you can do your calling. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS AMERICA!
Thank you for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
If you would like to read my cousin dales blog about Memorial Day:
His son died in Iraq
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Deb, Michael, and Curt took me to dinner. All of that made me smile. I have probably gained five pounds.(That does NOT make me smile) Of course I received many wonderful gifts which made me smile, but it is the love and friendship of these family and friends that really Makes Me Smile! I am so blessed.
Another thing that makes me smile is sitting out on the porch and seeing this.
It doesn't take a lot to make me happy, but when I come home and turn in my driveway and I see this, it makes me smile.
ps I just have to leave you with one more what makes me smile. Guess who?
Saturday, May 21, 2011
You may be wondering about the title of my post. Well, Monday is my birthday and I have been reflecting on my life. Do you do that? A while back,Linda Rudman, Behind My Red Door, did an awesome post, called the Winter of My Life. That post stuck with me for some reason. So, with this birthday coming up, I realize I am in the winter of my life. Does that make me sad or depressed? Not at all. Winter is a long season and has seemed to have gotten longer. Anyway I have been reflecting on the seasons of my life.
As you know by now I was an only child and only grandchild, so I guess I was a little spoiled. I was very loved too. I had a happy child hood and loved school. I married young and never regretted it. I had three children and life was good. My kids were so much fun. I remember one year when Deb was ten she had organized a surprise birthday party for me. It was at our house and it was a surprise! I think maybe my mother was in on it too.
Come to think of it, my youngest son planned a birthday party for himself one year when he was seven. I wouldn't have known it if a mother hadn't called to see for sure what time! We had a birthday cake, but had to scramble for the rest of the stuff! No wonder birthdays are scary here . You never know what to expect.
I have always enjoyed life and expect to continue so for a very long time. I have been blessed with lots of experiences. I went to the International Special Olympics one year and attended the Kennedy luncheon. Met Maria and Arnold, that was a happier time for them. I met several other celebrities and it was so much fun. I did a TV commercial, my home was in CS, as well as my friend Carols, and Debs is going to be.I have been blessed with so many unexpected blessings. The top of my blessing list,other than serving God is my family and friends.
I am blessed with lots of friends.I play dominoes once a week with a group of beautiful, Christian ladies. I play cards with a group I have played with for 28 years. We have lots of history. I have a group I play cards with on most Friday nights. You see I am very busy.
So To Everything There is A Season. I may be in the winter of my life, but it is still summer in my heart. To all my blogging friends I say a big thank you for your visits, e-mails, and comments. It makes me happy you come Through My back Door where life is good.
ps There are several celebrations coming up for my birthday. Have already had one party. Next time I'll share those with you.
Monday, May 16, 2011
I have so much stuff on the wall! Oh my!
Before we leave I'll show you the front porch. You've been Through My Back Door, but not the front.
I am so glad you came Through My Back Door today where life is good.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
I also like Watt Pottery. There are so many patterns of Watt, but I like the most common, the Apple. I started collecting so many years ago and only collected pieces with advertising on it. Even though it was made in Ohio, most of my pieces are from graneries in SD, ND, Mn, or Iowa. The reason I collected advertising it was harder to find. I don't have it all out anymore but I do love it in the step back cupboard. We actually bought this cupboard for the Watt. I use the bottom for the necessary things like pots and pans.lol
Thanks for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
ps: I want to show you a picture of my grandson Seth and great grandson Andrew. They were sitting in the swing at Deb's playing their harmonicas. I just found this too sweet.
Saturday, May 7, 2011
I miss them very much. However, this past Christmas I decided I wasn't going to be sad about that which I no longer had, but be thankful that I had had those people in my life. So this Mothers Day, I am so thankful for having had my Mother, and for her Christian influence and love. She truly loved without any prejudice or harboring any ill will toward anyone. She would forgive you, no matter what you did. She gave unconditional love. I will never be like her, even though I would like to be. I want to take this Mothers Day and wish you all the best. If your Mother, like mine, is no longer with you, try not to be sad. Talk about her and laugh, remembering all the wonderful times you had. Be thankful, not sad, and if you are blessed to have your Mother hug her, embrace her, and laugh. It is these moments that sustain us later in life.Some of you have your Mothers this year but maybe they don't recognize you, or maybe they are ill. Cherish the moment. Be thankful for what you have had. You may not have children, but I still wish you Happy Mothers Day. I know somewhere there is a child who has benefited from your love and nurturing. So Happy Mothers Day everyone, and thank you for coming Through My Back Door, where life is good.
ps: People are talking about what kind of decorations to use between now and Memorial Day. These are just a few I am enjoying for the moment.
Well I hope you enjoyed your visit. Next time we'll talk about Watt Pottery and yellow ware.
Tuesday, May 3, 2011
I'll give you a glass of tea. It is my families favorite.
I love using things that belonged to my family. Don't you?
I don't know if any of you like kerosene lights or not, but I do. I had quite a collection at one time, but ran out of room, so I only kept a few. I'll share them with you. some of them are special. None of them are spectacular to anyone but me.
was the one my Daddy kept in his shanty at the well machine. The other one on the left,is a smaller one known as a sick or courting lamp.
So what moves you? One of the things that moves me is a heart necklace I had made out of some old worn out rings that were my Mothers and Grandmothers. I have stated before I was an only child and only grandchild on my Mothers side. My Mother, Grandmother and I were very close. My grandmother was the ONLY person in the world who thought I was perfect. lol Anyway after she died, Mother and I were going through jewelery and I decided I wanted something special made from both of them. Something I could keep forever. I wear this often and I feel they are so close to me. So this little gold necklace is what moves me, when I see it or when I wear it.