Hope it made you laugh like it did me. Have a great day!
Monday, August 31, 2020
Thursday, August 27, 2020
I had a dream that morning before I went to the hospital. I was walking into dad's room to see him and I could hear my sister talking to someone. There was someone there on or by the bed that I could see from the back. Her hair was white, so I thought it was my mom's mom. However, as I walked around the bed, I could see her face and it was my mom with her face up by dad. I woke up then and knew that this was the day dad was going home. And within a few hours he was gone.
My dad was a special man. He could do anything he put his mind to. He built and remodeled homes. He sold realty. He was a floor mechanic for many years running a flooring business with his brothers. He and mom ran a used furniture store for many years too. He was a fantastic cook (as was mom). He was always there for each of us kids whenever we needed something. Whether it be advice, some kind of work done on our houses or whatever. In fact, if it weren't for dad, Tracy and I wouldn't be living in the house we are. Dad built it for us.
Dad loved to sing too. Besides helping people, I'd have to say, singing was one of his most favorite things in the world. He loved all the old hymns, and southern gospel quartet music. Towards the end of his life when he had lost so much, he still could sing the words to the old songs he loved.
When Mom and Dad married, she was only 17 and he was 22. They both had the same birthday and they got married on their birthday. Last year on June 3rd, they celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary and their 82nd and 87th birthdays. Mom would always joke that she married Dad to get off the farm and he said he married her because she knew how to do the farm work. lol
Eventually, when I was a freshman in high school, they bought a small farm. Dad was able to have a few cows and chickens and pigs and horses and sheep and turkeys, etc. The one thing Mom was always responsible for when growing up was milking the cows with her older brother. She never wanted to do that again. Well, for about a year or so on that little farm, Dad had a milk cow. Mom told him she, would take care of the milk, make butter or anything else, but she would never milk that cow, even if it's udders burst. And you know what, she never did!! But she did all the rest without ever a complaint.
I have always known, no matter what, I could go to Mom and Dad with any problem. They always listened and they always tried to give good advice. I appreciate all the help they've given me and my family through all these years.
Here are a couple of pictures of my dad.
Wednesday, August 26, 2020
Tuesday, August 25, 2020
Welcome to Tuesday 4 (Click to link up) which was started by our friend Toni Taddeo and kept up in memory of her.Different sections of the USA have different words and customs they use. Let's talk about
1. In New Jersey you put your groceries in a paper bag or plastic bag. In Athens, Ohio where I went to university, you put them in a paper sack.
Is it bag , sack or something else where you live?
2. NJ says Stockings.Athens, Ohio used to call them "hose" and in Britain they are tights. What about where you live?
3.Soda, Pop, Coke?
4. Shopping cart or trolley or? What do you call it?
Wednesday, August 19, 2020
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1. Five years ago this month hubs and I relocated from New Jersey to the Palmetto State. What were you doing five years ago this month? The same thing I am now, working, going to church, and spending time with my husband.
2. What was the last 9-5 job you worked? Tell us about it. I’m still working in the same place that I started at when I was 19. I’ve changed positions over the years but I’m still there. In mid September it will be 44 years.
3. Plead the fifth, high five, take five, it's five o'clock somewhere, or the big 5-0...which number five phrase relates to your life in some way currently? Tell us how. Take five. I suppose as I’m getting older I need to take a short rest when doing physical tasks more than I used to. But usually just a few minutes and I’m ready to go on.
4. During this season of spending so much time at home, what distractions get in the way of being your most productive? Or have you been extra productive since this whole thing started? Since I still work every day, things really haven’t changed all that much for me.
5. Give us a list here of your top five anything. Five things I enjoy doing...reading, watching TV with hubby, taking long drives with hubby, playing the piano when no one is around, going on vacation to the ocean(of course, with the hubby!).
6. Insert your own random thought here. Planning to go to Florida next month for 3 days so I can be there when my oldest goes wedding dress shopping. I’m so excited.
Tuesday, August 18, 2020
Welcome to Tuesday 4, a collection of 4 questions each week. It is kept up in honor and memory of our dear friend Toni Taddeo, the founder of the meme.
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Let's discuss time!1. Are meals eaten at certain times in your home or are they more spontaneous?
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Tuesday, August 4, 2020
|On the tram heading to see Gigi and Papaw|
|"Gigi will you play Play-dough with me?"|