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Monday Memories


A Slice of Life!

I am married to a wonderful God-fearing man. He was brought up in a family of 7 children on a farm in the country. Unlike many families today, his dad was the only parent working outside the home. They didn’t have a lot and all four sons were taught how to do just about everything for themselves.

We love to see antique cars and trucks that had been refurbished or restored. One time we saw an old truck that had been restored but with a wooden bed. Hubby fell in love with it and since he had an older truck, decided he wanted to put a wooden bed on his truck.

He “found” the wood…we didn’t have the money to buy it~mostly, he cut down dead trees. He worked steadily every evening on his truck until he got the bed together. Then the pieces had to be cut out for the tires. After cut out, I commented that they looked like slices of watermelon. He suggested I paint them as such.

The result is what you see above. Of course, after I’d finished, he pointed out the fact that the white seeds would be more in the center of the slice and not around the rind. So, I’m not an artist!

One day I’ll dig out the pictures of that old truck with the wooden bed and share them with you.

Make a memory today!!!!



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Yes, I did. I changed my dress again. Don’t get me wrong, I love the template Susie Pie at Bluebird Blogs created for me but I was ready for a change of clothes AGAIN.

When we set up the Bluebird Design template, I said it MAY not be the last one and it wasn’t. However, I still recommend Bluebird Blogs if you want a special design. They are great!

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When I first became a believer (24 yrs. ago), one of the first parables I read was the story of the lost sheep. Since I had been soooooo lost (I know, your either lost or not but I felt I was soooo lost), it has held a special place in my heart. I share it here because of this picture I took Saturday. God gives us awesome reminders in unexpected ways.

“What man among you, if he has a hundred sheep and has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open pasture, and go after the one which is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep which was lost!’ I tell you that in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents, than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” Luke 15:4-7

Hubby, having grown up on a farm, rescued this poor guy and believe me, there was much rejoicing among the herd! Of course, I pictured myself as that sheep and Jesus as my Shepherd.



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Friday’s Feast

Appetizer
Fill in the blanks: I ____________ when I _____________. Being 59, there are several answers I could put, but don’t dare. If you aren’t sure what I mean, read “The New Alphabet” below.

Soup
Name something you use to make your home smell good. Yankee Candle tarts, of course!

Salad
If you could receive a coupon in the mail for 50% off any product, what would you want it to be for? How about a vacation! Looks like we won’t get to take one this year.

Main Course
Besides sleeping, what do you spend the majority of the hours of your typical day doing? Working on the computer. There’s blogging, working with my pictures and I do PowerPoint presentations for church every week.

Dessert
What can you hear right now while answering these questions? The step-grandchild talking to herself, a fan, the birds, daughter in the kitchen getting baby breakfast. What is silence again?

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Thankful Thursday

What BECKIE is thankful for this week

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The New Alphabet

The other week, I saw this at Flip-Flip Floozie‘s blog and thought it was too cute so I share it here.

A is for Apple, and B is for Boat, That used to be right, But now it won’t float! Age before Beauty is what we once said, But let’s be a bit more realistic instead.

Now A’s for arthritis; B’s the bad back, C is the chest pains, perhaps cardiac? D is for dental decay and decline, E is for eyesight, can’t read that top line!

F is for fissures and fluid retention, G is for gas which I’d rather not mention. H is high blood pressure–I’d rather it low; I for incisions with scars you can show.

J is for joints, out of socket, won’t mend, K is for knees that crack when they bend. L for libido, what happened to sex? M is for memory, I forget what comes next.

N is neuralgia, in nerves way down low; O is for osteo, the bones that don’t grow! P for prescriptions, I have quite a few, Just give me a pill and I’ll be good as new!

Q is for queasy, is it fatal or flu? R for reflux, one meal turns to two. S for sleepless nights, counting my fears, T for Tinnitus; there’re bells in my ears!

U is for urinary; big troubles with flow; V is for vertigo, that’s “dizzy” you know. W is for worry, NOW what’s going ’round? X is for X ray, and what might be found.

Y is another year I’m left here behind, Z is for zest that I still have — in my mind. I’ve survived all the symptoms, my body’s deployed, and I’ve kept twenty-six doctors fully employed!!!!!

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Did I ever tell you about FLYING?
…While growing up, my father had his own business and did a lot of traveling but the majority of it was in state. We never flew. So it wasn’t until I was in high school that I flew for the first time.

My older brother (13 years older), on the other hand, flew a lot for his businesses. They had two boys and at the time lived in the same town we did. This particular time, he was working for a furniture manufacturer.

He and his wife were going to Atlanta to the furniture mart. He wanted to know if I wanted to go. Of course, I was trilled and said yes. After all, the only places I’d ever been were with a day’s drive.

There was one catch. I would have to take a later flight. Oh no! Then he said I would have to pick up their two boys and bring them with me. Well, it was free and I would get to visit some place different. So, why not. I could do it. His boys were in elementary school and I had taken care of them many times.

We drove to Roanoke which was no problem because I’d been there many times. The airport was a good size but not overwhelming. So we took off. What a thrill. I didn’t mind at all. So far so good. Then we arrived in Atlanta. OH MY. I’d never seen such a huge place.

Panic set in. Which way did I go…to the right, left or streight ahead? What had I gotten myself into. There were sooooo many people! It didn’t take but a couple of minutes for my brother and his wife to spot us and over they came. You can imagine how relieved I felt.

We were only in Atlanta for a few days, but I vaguely remember going to Underground. This was in the early 60s. The furniture mart was in an enormous building on Peachtree Street across the street from an enormous hotel. It was the first one I had seen that had the glass elevators overlooking the lobby. Wish I could remember the name. I also remember eating a Pittypats Porch. Don’t know if it’s still there. There was a porch with lots of rocking chairs for comfort while you were waiting.

But the thing I remember most was flying back into Virginia (we all came back together). I knew exactly when we got over Virginia. Everything was soooo green!

I haven’t flown much, but while I was single, I did have a few friends who were pilots. I haven’t flown in a big jet, but I have flown in a two-seater!


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