Monday, June 19, 2017

Things were Looking Up in 1892

125 years ago
The salaries of all the teachers and superintendents in 
the United States amounts to 80 million dollars a year,
while the pensions of the Federal soldiers and their
families amount to 146 million dollars. WE are a great people.

We want to make America great again????

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

New To Me

I have not read any of T E Kinsey 's books
so for this is keeping my attention. It is a 
Lady Hardcastle Mystery

Monday, June 12, 2017


and I had our first lesson on making 
a T-shirt Quilt.
Anna has lots of T-shirts from the past wants to
make the Quilt for a family member.

It looks like a lot of work
Her friend is going to guide her through it. To the end--

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The I Am

" Fear thou not, for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am God:
I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee."
Isaiah 41:10

Lord, help me rest in your care, even in times of danger.
In Christ name I pray

Monday, June 5, 2017

On My Dresser

 Hat pin holder with old hat pins (some gold others silver )
 Hair saver for making  a bun

I keep my crystal necklace  in it.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Meek ( Patient and Mild)

" Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth."
Matthew 5:5

Lord, keep me meek, so that the love of 
Christ will shine through me to others.
In Christ name I pray

Friday, May 26, 2017

Memorial Day Weekend

My Dad
11/ 17 /1913- 5/ 28/1990
Army  Medical Department  1945
Surgical Technician

Monday, May 22, 2017

This Is Jean

 She and Anna was at the hat party
Jean is a dear sweet lady with quiet a past life.
She and husband were Missionaries in Peru. They
were two of 40 and five churches under Baptist Mid-
 Missions. They were teachers and raised 3 children there.
She also taught at the Mid South Bible College ( Creative Writing 
in Composition), here in Memphis Tenn.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

He Made It

Great Kid, oh I mean young man!
Bobby is our last grandson, now we have five little great grandson's
to cheer on.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Happy Mother's Day

 My mother made this vase
And it is just right for happy mother's day flowers.

Friday, May 12, 2017


Father, when familiar surroundings fade, strengthen
my wings of faith. Help me to accept the need to 
grow and mature.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Back To Is It Spring

or Summer?
We got very cold but we got back nice warm
summer weather today.

I didn't mine going to the pool, wind has died down
and we still have green leaves on the trees.

Have a happy week!

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Well It Didn't


Snow like this, see the green grass?
But it has been slow rain all day
and going to be in the 40's

Monday, May 1, 2017

I Think It Is About Time

I got this finished  lost interest in it sometime back.

 Got it all pined
 Now to sit down and sew the binding

Friday, April 21, 2017


"Call upon me in the day of trouble: I will deliver thee, and thou 
shalt glorify me."
Psalm 50:15

Father, give me the wisdom you have promised to those who seek you.
In Christ name I pray

Sunday, April 9, 2017


Hate what is wrong. Hold tightly to what is good.
Romans 12:9

Wednesday, April 5, 2017


My best friend and Mentor Anna who is 92.
Had this book of Ridgely Lake Co. Tennessee .Her husband and
My grandmother, daddy's mother's  family came from Lake Co.
It has been so much fun reading and finding Aunts and cousins
I never knew but they are parts of the person I am.

A treaty signed by the U.S. and Chickasaw Indians October
19, 1818 by Isaac Shelby and Andrew Jackson opened up
the settlement of West Tennessee. This is on the Mississippi
River which formed the  Reelfoot Lake.

A cousin in 1967 on main had a T. V. shop.

I found  two Aunts and where they went to church.
One was First Baptist Church in 1898 she was 19 and
married in 1899. The other went to Church of God Of
Prophecy something about  it was the first bush arbor built
in 1935. Will have to look that up (bush arbor)?

1937 flood Jan 25

 remembered flood of 1935 news in 1988
 1935 flood remembered in 1987

remembered in 1987 , flood of 1935

The town had to be rebuilt more then once.
You should see the levees they have to this day.

My ancestors are all buried in Tiptonville  where
floods don't get that far. and most of hers are to.
You would think it would not be a good place to
live but it is rich farm land because of the floods
and where my Great
 grandfather had a farm in 1800's is now owned
by Pic Sweet Vegetable company.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Not Been Very Active

Been doing much health testing ,doctor didn't fined much change
just same old same. Eat less on the meat and dairy foods.
I kind of lost it with him one visit,  he said I was fat and just old.
Well he didn't say those exact words. he said ( you need to lose some
weight and your age a fracture now.)   
This is my Mildred  Black Berry lily , I kept seeds from old place and now have
four coming up. Can't wait until they bloom.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Baltimore Rowhouse

By Charles Belfoure and Mary Ellen Hayward

History 1905 
So many waves of immigration - and two World Wars.
Now in 2017 they are being ripped down.

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Doing Some Embroidery

 When I get this done
I can  start on this tea towel.
"woe is me" I have to many things started and none finished.

Sunday, February 12, 2017


Through Him we have also obtained access by faith 
into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in
 hope of the glory of God.
Rom. 5:2

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Paris Architect

By Charles Belfoure

I have not been so emotional reading a book in a long time if ever.
It maybe that our times are some what  shaken up now.

As one said " Belfoure's portrayal of Vichy France is both disturbing
and captivating,( Library Journal Starred Review).

I see he wrote a book about (Baltimore Row-house) There is a story
in the Washington Post this week on the North Bradford Street  rowhouses
that they are  being ripped down after more then a century (1905). So much
history , waves of immigration--two World Wars.
Got to read his book , if it is half as good as this The Paris Architect--WOW!


Sunday, January 29, 2017

A Anchor

We have this HOPE as an anchor for the
SOUL, firm & secure
Heb 6:19

Cast your cares on God; that anchor holds.

By Frank Moore Colby