Wednesday, January 14, 2015

It Is Good To Be Back

Hello and welcome Through My Back Door. It is so good to see you again. What a wonderful Christmas and New Year it was here. I had all of my family except Curt and Lindsey here on Christmas. We missed them, but they had to go to Mo to her family. They were here last year. We had a wonderful time and lots of good food. Doug of course had to bring Andrew something extra, so he cooked Gator for him.

Yep, that is Gator You never know what he will do.
I was surprised with some wonderful gifts, which I will share a couple. Debbie and Michael got me a set of Clarice Cliff red and white transfer ware dishes. I don't have a picture, but I will take one. I was thrilled as I have wanted red and white transfer ware for a long time. The other thing I had wanted forever was a lift top desk. I bought one I loved, but it was just too big for my house. Dodd and Renda have it. Soooo, for Christmas they bought me one. Found it at an auction in New York and had it shipped. It is perfect. I love it. All my electronics fit in it perfectly. Including my lap top.
Whoever used it for years was right handed. Your middle finger fits this perfectly when you open it with your right had.
The drawers used to lock, but the locks have been cut out. As you can see, it is just perfect for me. It is all pegged and square nailed.
After Christmas Earlene Landis came through on her way to Florida. We had the best visit. We went to Clinton the next morning and I think she really likes my little town.
Here she is coming Through My Back Door. We felt like old friends, as often happens in blog
land. It was just wonderful having her and getting to know more about her and her family. I can't wait until she visits again.Primitive Passion Decorating
As you know President Obama was in Clinton on Friday. I don't care what your politics are, it is a big deal when the president, vice president and members of Congress visit your little town at one time. Amanda took Mollie and Andrew to view the motorcade. It was history in the making and they got to be a  part of it. The newspaper took a picture of them with their signs. Mollie took her coat off for the picture and she was all dressed up for the President. Wearing a tutu and star shaped sunglasses. I cannot get the picture on my blog. Go to my FB timeline and you can see it.
Another big thing going on Through My Back Door is Olivia leaves for Washington. She, if you remember is going to be an intern with Senator Corker at the Capitol. We are so excited for her, yet I am a bit concerned for her safety as DC can be a hard city. She is smart and will be cautious, but as her Grandmother I am expected to worry.
The Maryville Times did a huge story on her, but I can't get it to download either. Again it is on my timeline.
Can you tell I am having picture issues? My grandson Douglas, completely refurbished my computer and I am having problems with my pictures. He is going to have to guide me through,lol. I apologize for not being able to download the newspaper articles.
I have been looking around the house and see I decorate in Three's! Do any f you do that? That will be my next blog post.
For now it is so good to have you come Through My Back Door for the first time in 2015. Lets make it a wonderful year and it is always wonderful when you come Through My Back Door where life is good.
PS: Lots of bloggers are going through some hard times. Let's remember to pray for them
PSS: Have you considered a healthier lifestyle this year? I am trying.
PSSS: My blog fairy has visited again. She knows I love mustard and red. I am so grateful for her as she makes me look good. Don't you like the new background?


  1. Nice to hear from you again! Have a very blessed day :-)

  2. My son was on patrol when the president came years ago to the Quad Cities. Really is a big security issue especially when it's a bi-state area (Iawa-Illinois) Shuts everything down for miles. But still an experience.

  3. Glad your back Betty. Sounds like a wonderful Christmas and New Years. How nice Earlene came to visit, I adore her and her blog. Blessings Francine.

  4. Happy 2015 Betty! So glad your back and had a lovely Christmas. I'm looking forward to another year reading your blog, I do enjoy it! Be blessed in all you do and have a lovely new year ahead😊. ~ Marge ~

  5. I am glad you're back hope you're having a good week.

  6. Betty I can't wait to come back and have a longer visit!!!! Thank you for everything!
    So glad your able to start posting again

  7. Hi Betty....I have missed you.,I wondered where you were. I'm so glad you had a wonderful Christmas and Happy New Year too. I LoVe the lift top desk. It's just what I want too for my electronics. How wonderful Earlene came by for a visit. She is a lovely lady. And so are you Betty. I so enjoy my coffee while I am visiting you :)
    Take good care of you.Hugs Marg.

  8. We stopped at the interstate for the night last Nov at the exit towards Clinton. We wanted to go into town, but hubbys brother was meeting us at that exit. Had not seen him in 4 we missed going into town. Maybe on our next trip down next month. Earlene is so fun. We do the same antique show in Holly with Dawn. Janice

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