Tuesday, June 22, 2021

Wordless Wednesday

 Isaiah 40:22

22 It is He who [a]sits above the [b]circle of the earth,
And its inhabitants are like grasshoppers,
Who stretches out the heavens like a curtain
And spreads them out like a tent to live in.

Wordless Wednesday

Monday, June 21, 2021

Happy Tuesday

 Happy Tuesday

8 years ago on June 21, 2013 ister Kitty came to live with us. As you can see here, he was tiny and cute. But filled with mischief too. He was the king of unwrapping an entire roll of toilet tissues before you could say N O ! Like a toddler, that is a word felines do not  understand (or so they like you think they don't understand)! Ha! He is due for his vet visit in a few weeks. He is so big now I have to find a carrier for him because he no longer fits in his original one.

He is a happy Tuesday moment.

Maxine and Mabel, they sure have an attitude problem don't they? 

My prayer list grows longer each day: Prayers for both Mary D and Harold as they navigate illness and injury.  I pray daily for all the widows I know. My father took care of the widows in our phamily so I know I am similar to him. I can pray for them everyday. Lydia and Mark both had surgery and need prayer for recovery and healing. Paul lost his way, he needs pray to find his way back . He was an incredible encourager and lost his mom and brother tragically and just  turned away from anything and anyone kind. I pray he finds his way back to where he needs to be. Lorna is is getting ready for a complex surgery/ Amanda and Aaron expecting triplets in November 2021. Lex and Jake expected a new baby in October 2021 and Janna and Brian expecting a baby in November as well. Traci who fell and broke her hip. SHe comes home this week but today was her husband Patrics birthday as well as their 21st wedding anniversary. It is going to be a long road to recover. Please pray.  Laura the daughter of Marcia and Mike who have had their own struggles with health. Laura and her phamily are missionaries in Africa and she has been terribly ill but getting stronger each day.  Thank you.

Because of Jessica: spread some kindness today.

Goodnight, sleep well.......

Sunday, June 20, 2021

Aw....Mondays and More


Cat people, is this statement truthful? I thought I would share it for Aw....Mondays It gave me a chuckle.

Love is...no other words are needed.

Another Father's Day tribute, this time with dad and his girl -  Hannah who will be here with Jake in a few weeks to celebrate her milestone birthday. We are so excited. As I find and sort photos I will always post more. I Love this phamily. of mine. Each one of them. 

                                 Powerful words for the men who raised their sons and daughters.

Oh how some child and their spouse exaggerate ! I do not do this!  But I hope you have a wonderful new week and a sweet and restful sleep. Praying we are here tomorrow.

Saturday, June 19, 2021


 He didn't tell me how to live; he lived, and let me watch him do it. ~Clarence Budington Kelland, "It's Fun Being a Father," 1927

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! ~Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836

...none deserve so well of the world as good parents. There is no task so unselfish, so necessarily without return, though the heart is well rewarded, as the nurture of the children who are to make the world for one another when we are gone. ~Edward Bellamy, Looking Backward: 2000–1887, 1888

One father is more than a hundred Schoolmasters. ~Outlandish Proverbs, selected by George Herbert (1593–1633)

Father! to God himself we cannot give
A holier name!...
~William Wordsworth

A father carries pictures where his money used to be. ~Author unknown

Henry James once defined life as that predicament which precedes death, and certainly nobody owes you a debt of honor or gratitude for getting him into that predicament. But a child does owe his father a debt, if Dad, having gotten him into this peck of trouble, takes off his coat and buckles down to the job of showing his son how best to crash through it. ~Clarence Budington Kelland, "It's Fun Being a Father," 1927

A father is always making his baby into a little woman. And when she is a woman he turns her back again. ~Enid Bagnold, 1969

Old as she was, she still missed her daddy sometimes. ~Gloria Naylor, Mama Day, 1988

But no matter what's said, there's something like a line of gold thread running through a man's words when he talks to his daughter, and gradually over the years it gets to be long enough for you to pick up in your hands and weave into a cloth that feels like love itself. ~John Gregory Brown, Decorations in a Ruined Cemetery, 1994

Not flesh and blood, but the heart makes us fathers and sons. ~Friedrich Schiller (1759–1805), The Robbers, 1781, translated by Christopher Wharton Mann, 1842

Dad, you're someone to look up to no matter how tall I've grown. ~Author unknown

Dad, your guiding hand on my shoulder will remain with me forever. ~Author unknown

It kills you to see them grow up. But I guess it would kill you quicker if they didn't. ~Barbara Kingsolver, Animal Dreams, 1990

Children are a great comfort in your old age — and they help you reach it faster, too. ~Lionel M. Kaufman

The greatest gift I ever had
Came from God; I call him Dad!
~Author unknown

Fatherhood is pretending that the present you love most is soap-on-a-rope. ~Bill Cosby, Fatherhood, 1986

Insanity is hereditary. You can get it from your children. ~Sam Levenson

I don't know why, but Father's Day never seems to loom as large as other holidays. It's like Mother's Day after taxes. ~Robert Orben, 2400 Jokes to Brighten Your Speeches, 1984

I don't care how poor a man is; if he has family, he's rich. ~Dan Wilcox and Thad Mumford, "Identity Crisis," M*A*S*H, 1981

For there we loved, and where we love is home,
Home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts...
~Oliver Wendell Holmes (1809–1894), "Homesick in Heaven," 1872

And in that moment Sherman made the terrible discovery that men make about their fathers sooner or later. For the first time he realized that the man before him was not an aging father but a boy, a boy much like himself, a boy who grew up and had a child of his own and, as best he could, out of a sense of duty and, perhaps, love, adopted a role called Being a Father so that his child would have something mythical and infinitely important: a Protector, who would keep a lid on all the chaotic and catastrophic possibilities of life. ~Tom Wolfe, The Bonfire of the Vanities, 1987

Now that... my kids are grown, I understand how much work and love it takes to raise and to keep a family together. The example of your strength, devotion, and patience is now rippling through the generations. Thank you! ~Forest Houtenschil, c.1980  [This was actually written for Mother's Day, but it applies to fathers too. —tg]

In time of test, family is best. ~Burmese proverb

Setting a good example for your children takes all the fun out of middle age. ~William Feather, The Business of Life, 1949

The family is one of nature's masterpieces. ~George Santayana

When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years. ~Author unknown  [quoteinvestigator.com]

A house that does not have one worn, comfy chair in it is soulless. ~May Sarton

Unselfish and noble actions are the most radiant pages in the biography of souls. ~David Thomas, as quoted in Tryon Edwards, A Dictionary of Thoughts, 1891

Gratitude is the memory of the heart. ~Jean Massieu (1772–1846)

Thoughts on dad's on this 2021 Father's Day celebration.

Friday, June 18, 2021

Feline Friday


A google feline for you. He is either bored or very very sleepy. Stop by and visit Feline Friday

I found this pinterest find too. To celebrate Father's Day 2021. I will probaly take my sweet husband to Outback for a nice meal. I bought him some new clothes and a sample of high end cologne. Like my own father, Avery loves good cologne.I know my own dad would love all those new scents.

My favorite photo of my dad. He was everything to me.


Baseball, no matter if it is T ball or Little League, MLB, I still love it. I just close my eyes and ears to the political noise the world throws at us today. I know this, no one today could have played with guys like my dad, even though he played semi pro. They could not touch the likes of Satchel Paige,  Joltin Joe DiMaggio, Richard the Goose Gossage, and the great Cal Ripken Jr who never missed a single game in his career and played his entire career with the Baltimore Orioles.  But my father will forever be my hero. He was a steel worker. He worked hard to provide for us. He would be saddened to see where our coutnry is headed today. I will never back down and say I am not proud of those who came before me. They  were the salt of the earth. Hard working and never taking handouts. I am and will be proud of my heritage as long as I live and breathe.

I do have photos here somewhere of dad's 1969 Chevy truck This one is a google image. My father was very proud of that truck and he cared for it and all our cars when he retired. I miss him all the time. 

Blessed indeed is the man who hears many gentle voices call him father! ~Lydia M. Child, Philothea: A Romance, 1836

I have my fill in anwsers here:

1. If I could trade places with someone for a day, I would trade with no one. I like myself and other than loved ones gone before I am not into the whole celebrity thing. Otherwise I would love to have the strength, the fortitude and the faith and love my grandmother Cecilia had.

2. I would like to own a newer car some day.

3. I can't stand allergies this time of year and the heat. Oh the awful heat. Trees too, they make my allergies and sinuses miserable.

4. Phamily is my favorite thing about this time of year or anytime really. 

I am going to continue my Father's Day post here tomorrow and at my other blog too. I want to share my late father-in-law Carl and my son Jeremy and son-in-law Roger and grandsons Andrew and Colton and all the dad's everywhere.  Of course, my sweetheart Avery too. 

Thursday, June 17, 2021

Thankful Thursday

 With this heatwave I am thankful for the a/c and being able to stay indoors. Tomorrow I have to venture out, but early in the morning, to the bank and credit union. I will pick up a few groceries and be home before the temps are rising higher. We do see rain in the new week forecast and temps about 30 degrees lower. Ah.......

When you come to this grandmothers house the royal treatment is part of your visit. While one leg of sister appears in the lower end of the photo, as she konked out, the big brother is dining on a meal and his usual, hot cocoa. Two large marshmallows and whipped cream come with this drink. This boy is so comfortable here, he strips off his shirt so he can hunker down in the bed. Thankful to have him still visiting. My how he has grown.

When this girl decided she had enough, she crashed on mylap/ leg. I was trapped so this is the only photo I could take without waking her. She is a very light sleeper. One of her legs was in the first photo. Thankful she is here too. That pretty face....on a small girl with a very determined personality.

HaHaHa.... this interpretive dance cracks me up.  I hope you visit Thankful Thursday

Tuesday, June 15, 2021

Sunday, June 13, 2021

Aw...Mondays and More


Jeremy took Brody to this car show and he got to sit in the Jurassic Park vehicle that was used in the movie. This child is fascinated with cars! We entertained Blake at our house. He was such a good boy. We had tons of funs, lots of bubble, mac n cheese and watching silly cartoons too. I hope you will visit Aw...Mondays . 

Love is...makes me so happy! They sure know what is important.  Always a smile maker with love.

Kindness is just love with its workboots on. ~Karen McCullah and Kirsten Smith

I want to share kindness, the kind that Jessica Marie Baker would spreading throughout her short 46 year life. She was not dealt a winning hand in life but she turned that around and made everyone in her path a better person for kind heart and positive attitude.  Jessica was a food server and she worked hard. She made eveyrone from her co workers to her customers feel better. I wish you could read all the messages her phamily received via social media from people everywhere. Never an unkind thought or deed or word passed from Jessica to others. I will treasure my moments shared with Jessica. She was pure kindness. Going to miss you from this life sweet lady.

More kindnesses in memory of Jessica.

We were wishing Rebekah a happy birthday today and I realized these girls were born in the wee morning hours- Noelle (2 A.M.) Hannah (1 A.M.) and Rebekah (3 A.M.). Jeremy was born at 5:45 A.M. and Nick at 4:00 in the afternoon. Nick making a statement I suppose!

Goodnight and sweet dreams.

Wednesday, June 9, 2021

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

Happy Tuesday


I am always happy when I remember these strong and beautiful women in my life. My grandmother was my absolute favorite person ever on this earth! My mom;s oldest sister, Auntie Mary was a kind soul. She cared for any animal anyone needed help with. Her mother-in-law Mrs. Mishmash was a kind lady. She had an incredible green thumb and after her passing, my aunt turned her bedroom into a mini greenhouse with so many beautiful plants and flowers. The windows in the room caught the sun at the perfect time of day.  Happy Tuesday

"When humor goes, there goes civilization." Erma Bombeck

Oh Loretta, when I have a bad day I look to see what Loretta is up to. When I am having a great day, I look to see what she is up to. Sometime people don't get her humor, but if you can't laugh at these silly things you just aren't living right.

This one made me laugh! When I was a young woman, I loved Tequila. Then I got married and had kids. Traveling with a friend, when my kids were small, we went to a bar to meet her friend and a gentleman wanted to buy me a shot! I said, only if you have the ambulance on standby because I have small kids, I don''t do that tequila shot stuff anymore." I prefer Shirley Temple's like my childhood when my mom would take me to the bowling alley on Tuesday afternoon. We stopped at Gus's Place where they made the best Dutch Lunch and my mom and her friends would have a beer. Gus or his son Freddy would always bring me a Shirley Temple. I can smile about the humor and the silly jokes Loretta shares.

With the price of lumber today...I better not catch those woodchucks chucking wood.....

Goodnight... sleep well. May a new day dawn on you and be filled with love and happiness and new blessings.