Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Monday, July 28, 2008
BT took off for the son's house. He would be frying fish. Here is a golden pan of Missouri Blue catfish frying. Near by a pot of fresh corn on the cob is cooking. This was a trade made between son and his neighbor. Fresh garden Corn for fresh river fish.
The kids had fun in the yard with the slip and slide. The may never be the same.
Can you see the theme of the party? Spiderman! Cool cake too that DIL made.
Outside the temperature was about 92, hot and very humid. the kids didn't mind. Luckily we all fit inside at dinner time.
Sarah headed out for OK about 4, and we went home shortly after that. It would be a good 6 hour drive for her.
Here is the fun the kids had today. Oh to be young again!
Sunday, July 20, 2008
Saturday, July 19, 2008
BT and a guy preparing the beef to roast. BT cut up 19 boxes of beef. Each box weighed 43 to 58.9 lbs. (There were 16 boxs left for the next shift to cut up)
The empty boxes lined with foil awaiting the cooled beef.
Empty tables just waiting for you to arrive.
Sunday, July 13, 2008
Dad and I and our dog Shorty in front of the house in the city.
Many a days we'd sit under the shade tree and play with our Beatle trading cards. (Some day I hope to find those back hidden at my Mom's house)
When I turned 15 we moved away. I cried for days. Then came a new school and new friends. When I turned 16 and started dating, occasionally BT and I would double date with Patty or Roseann.
After I got married and Roseann got married, our husbands had some of the same interest such as hunting, fishing, and camping. We took lots of road trips together. One night I remember waking up in the tent and there laid Roseann next to me with a flash light scanning the roof of the tent. I asked what she was doing, she replied looking for Grand Daddy long legs. See there he is!
Life went on. We all had babies, and as our families grew, our visits were less and less. 6 kids between us 3 girls and unfortunately some marriages didn't last.
Now to see who these girls are, look at my July 4th picture. That's all of us!
Fast forward to today. Last week BT had an eye doctor appointment. He took with him the calendar we bought at an auction . The calendar was from Dr. Bob's grandfather. Dr Bob loved the calendar and asked to borrow it to make some copies. About 1:30 today I got a call from Dr Bob, asking if we would be home, he wanted to return the calendar to us. A short time later, there was a knock at the front door, when I opened it, Dr Bob was two steps down on the side walk and a lady was standing side ways at the door. She turned and I saw it was PATTY! We instantly went into a big ole bear hug. I had tears in my eyes as I invited them in.
As Dr Bob and Bernie visited, Patty and I talked about old neighbors. Who was left in the neighborhood, including this couple who have since passed.
Patty talked about my Mom putting spicy hot liquid on her nails in attempt to stop her nail biting. Or the time my Mom bandaged up her toe. She had been riding her bike with flip flops on (Of course in those days they were thongs) and skinned it. We visited for over an hour and talked non-stop.
It was a great day in the neighborhood today!
Next weekend there is a reunion of the Renn's Addition neighborhood at the local park. I hope to see many more old friends there.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Monday, July 7, 2008
All in a rowMe hemming a quilt under the shade tree (with a bum leg)
Thursday, July 3, 2008
So I worked on quilting quilt #2 before I took off for Fulton. I had to take a motor there to be repaired for BT. It was about a 30 mile drive, on a nice cloudy day. On my way I called an old friend to wish her a 2-day early 61st Birthday. (Happy birthday Betty).
After I dropped off the motor, I drove through town and came upon the
I made my way to the Wal-Mart and found they still had a fabric department. After adding a few groceries to my cart and dealing with a check-out clerk who didn't know what he was doing, I was finished.
Arriving home I decided to drive around the lake behind the house. However, the bridge was under water, so I could only go one-way. You can also see the dock has broken loose and is floating freely in the lake.
It was dinner in the early evening, our walk to the lake and back to quilting, I have almost finished machine quilt quilt #3.
10:14 66 degrees.