Monday, June 28, 2010

I'm Back . . .

We returned from our vacation late Friday night.
I've got a lot to tell you.
I'll give you the details later this week.
In the mean time here's a little tease. . .

Can you guess by looking at this picture where we were?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Weekly Words To Live By #12 . . .

Sometimes it is hard to follow God's will.
Our human nature wants to be in charge.
When we allow Him to work in our lives
and show us what to do, we find peace.
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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Little Break . . .

I'm taking a blog break to enjoy
some fun time with my family.
I'll be back soon . . .

Monday, June 21, 2010

Random Monday Memories #8 . . .

I you're from my generation you probably remember
growing up in an unairconditioned house.

My parents didn't get airconditoning until the summer
after my first year of college.
Even then, Dad would get up in the middle
of the night and open windows and doors.
On extremely hot, humid nights we would pull our beds under the open windows in
hopes of feeling a little breeze.

Our neighborhood grocery stores had screen doors
similar to this one.

Some screen doors were fancy . . .

Can you imagine sleeping with your front and back doors open and
your only security was a screen door with a little latch?
My how times have changed.
And remember,
don't slam the screen door!

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Weekly Words To Live By #11 . . .

Happy Father's Day to
my hubby, Bob
my son, Bobby!

"It is a wise father that knows his own child."
-- William Shakespeare
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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Discover Oklahoma . . .

During the summer months I will be sharing some outstanding
Oklahoma attractions.
The first on my list is the outdoor presentation of the musical Oklahoma.

If you live in Oklahoma this is something you need to put on your to do list.
Out of state visitors would enjoy this as well.
Discoveryland! is the national home of the famous Rodgers and Hammerstein's musical, "Oklahoma!" Discoveryland!, located a short drive from Tulsa, features a beautiful 1,500-seat amphitheater complex, complete with horses, wagons and of course, a real surrey with the fringe on top. Pre-show activities include a cattlemen's ranch dinner, American Indian dancing, pony rides, gift shops and ice cream parlor.
(click on Discoveryland for the link to information)

We have been to Discoveryland several times over the years.
Even on hot summer evenings the temperatures are pleasant.
Just don't forget the insect spray!

Monday, June 14, 2010

You're A Grand Old Flag . . .

What a beautiful sight . . .

In the United States, Flag Day is celebrated on June 14. It commemorates the adoption of the flag of the United States, which happened that day by resolution of the Second Continental Congress in 1777.

The Pledge of Allegiance
I Pledge Allegiance to the flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one Nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Weekly Words To Live By #10 . . .

Life is short, but there is always time
enough for courtesy.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson ~
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Friday, June 11, 2010

Let The Weekend Begin . . .

Great things to do on the weekend . . .

* Seek out treasures at Goodwill, flea markets, and garage sales *

* Sit on the porch watching the world go by *

* Sip ice cold sweet tea *

* Bake a cake *

* Drive around admiring beautiful yards in your neighborhood *

* Nap on the couch under the cool breeze of a fan *

Whatever you do this weekend, enjoy!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Baby's Got His Blue Jeans On . . .

What will they think of next?
Like I say so often after seeing some
new invention . . .

The latest fad in baby fashion . . .
Of course we wanted Ethan to be in style.

Here he is styling in his new jean diaper.
Cool for summertime heat waves!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Birthday Wishes . . .

Today is my wonderful daughter~in~law's birthday.

We celebrated a little early on Sunday
with a dinner at our house.

What a beautiful smile!

Ethan gave his Mommy an early
birthday gift when he took his first steps.
Everyone was cheering!

Happy birthday, Kari! Enjoy your day!

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Weekly Words To Live By #9 . . .

days . . .


photo from google. . .

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Tuesday, June 1, 2010

40th Reunion . . .

Out of a class of 129, 24 of us met to remember how it was back in 1970.

Violet, Lisa L., Ricky,
Mike, Joan, Leona, Me to the left of Carolyn wearing the black necklace, Audrey, Renee, Mike, Sharon, Donna, Lisa W. kneeling, Pat,
Mike, Larry R., Joe, Larry F., Cheryl (can't see her face, sorry), Patty, Vickie (can't see her either, sorry), Larry G., & Zara.
It was a casual event.
No name tags, decorations, program, or speeches.
Just good food and conversation.

Behind the gray hair, glasses, and added pounds it was fairly easy to recognize who everyone was. I heard comments floating around the room several times, "You haven't changed a bit!". Well, that may be pushing the truth a little! After all most of us are 57 or 58!

We decided we should try it again in 5 years.