Sunday, July 24, 2011

Dinner Bell

Come on in and have a glass of plain old sweet tea. Sometimes it is just the best. It has been so hot the last several days, but again I won't complain. I'll just stay in under the air and drink my tea. I am glad you dropped by today. There is a lot I want to share, but some will just have to wait until another day. I'll give you a hint. I have got to spend some time with a favorite blogging friend. More about that next time, and some pictures.
Anyway I am so happy today. Many years ago my daddy bought me a dinner bell. When he brought it home,my grandfather, his dad, was there. He said it was just what they needed so my grandmother could ring it if they needed help. Of course I was disappointed, but what kind of granddaughter would I have been to be selfish. My grandmother couldn't read nor write, so she couldn't dial a phone. Well it hung there for many years. It was in the back yard of this house.
This is a picture my cousin painted and hangs on my wall of love. After they died we brought it home and it hung for years. Well until the pole rotted. For some reason it never got put back up. Until today. Dodd came and set it and honestly when he rang it, it brought tears to my eyes. It just sounded so good.
This fellow had to oversee the job. Nothing escapes him.
Dasko and I thank your for coming Through My Back Door where life is good.
ps Next post you'll find out who came Through My Back Door


  1. Betty, Love the bell and the memories that go along with it have to be priceless. I have always wanted one to call Mr. P. in for supper from the woodworking shop. At least I can call on the cell phone but would love to own one of those bells one day. Did you give Dodd a big ole hug?
    Can't wait to hear about your adventure and see pictures. Take care

  2. A tall cold glass of sweet tea sounds really good right now. It has been extremely hot and humid here. Thanks for the visit. Enjoyed it as always. Until next time, blessings!

  3. What a lovely post! I'm so glad you got your dinner bell back up and that it gives you such good memories of days gone by. It looks wonderful, too! What a sweet granddaughter you were to let it stay with your grandparents....

    I would love a nice cold glass of sweet tea right now, by the way! There's nothing better!

    Have a good week!

  4. That Dasko! He's a smart one! I'm glad the bell is back up. So nice of Dodd to do that for you.

  5. How special to have that bell on display in your yard ... bringing back all those memories! Blessings, Shirlee

  6. What a sweet and poignant post Miss Betty...I love it. Funny how things that didn't please us so much years ago can now bring such richness. Enjoy your bell every time it's beautiful. Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  7. What a wonderful Bell. And the memories. Nothing like treasured memories. And your Dasko is a sweetie.
    Thanks for the sweet tea friend. It was heavenly in this heat.
    Hugs Trace

  8. What a special memory and there's no place like Grandmas'! I am sure your grands feel the same about coming to your place. Dasko~ he doesn't miss a beat! I am glad it is once again up and ringing!

  9. Betty........I just love that dinner bell but, I love the story behind it even more.
    Can't wait to hear about your visitor.

  10. Hi Betty,

    Such a nice post about wonderful memories. Love the bell and so happy that you have it up again. What a sweet heirloom.

  11. Hi Betty, Love the bell story, it would have brought tears to my eyes also. Just love anything connected to family. They are the most treasured keepsakes one can have. Take care, Vicky

  12. hi, Betty~ love the story~ very sweet~ Family treasures!!
    Dasko looks like a wonderful supervisor!

  13. Hi Betty,

    NOW this is a story worth telling! I love it...Isn't it nice to have family treasures
    and the memories to go with them? So sweet....Thank You for sharing this with us today...By the way I LOVE tea....

  14. Dasko is such a handsome fellow! Love the bell and the memories that go along with it.Thanks for sharing.Hugs,Jen

  15. So nice!
    I love your part of the country. I would LOVE to live there!!


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