Friday, October 31, 2008

~Girls just wanna' have fun!~

Playing dress-up around 1915 - my grandmother and her sister-in-law. I've found other photos of these two dressed in costume. I thought this to be an appropriate photo for my Favorite Family Foto this Friday.

My grandmother Clara (on the left)
and her sister-in-law.

These fun-loving ladies have posted one of their favorite family photos today.
Go take a look!










Wednesday, October 29, 2008


Click picture to see other Rose Wednesday bloggers

Ode To A Rose©,
(Written in the style of “For I Shall Consider My Cat Jeoffry”
Christopher Smart (1722-1771)

For I will consider the Rose
For it is one of God’s perfect creations
For its colors are those found in the promise of a rainbow
For its petals are as smooth velvet
For its bud is as an embryo
For its scent can bring on a dizzying joyfulness
For its prickles can cause great pain
For its black spot causes much distress
For its roots cling unto Mother Earth
For it is presented to those loved
For it decorates the funeral vault
For it climbs o’er the country fence
For it winds through the walled trellis
For its thick hedge protects against enemy forces
For it draws the bee to it’s spirited pollen
For its hips are high in vitamins C and E
For it can be made into sweet syrups and jams and teas
For its oils add allure to intoxicating perfumes
For it reaches for the warmth of the summer sun
For it thrives on fertile, rich soil
For it brings forth sweat from the brow of its cultivator
For it takes on the names of aristocracy and commoners alike
For it left its imprint on ancient fossils found
For it welcomes those back who have been lost to our sight
For it escorts the bride from maidenhood to married woman
For it is held in a place of honor along with the victory
For its domesticity was spread to the four corners by warriors great
For it is gathered to the arms of the most talented contestant
For it is taken into sickrooms for its medicinal beauty
For its petals rain down on jubilant parades
For it stands above all others in a garden
For “that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet."
For it is timeless

Copyright 2006

Saturday, October 25, 2008

~Touches of Pink~

I love pink, but I don't have pink everywhere in my home. I do have some touches of pink around the house...and I have set aside one room for pinks, - I call it my Rose Room, however, I'll save that for another PINK SATURDAY.

This is a pink glass box that belonged to my dear mother. The top has a three-dimensional cameo on it.

In my Rose Room, you will see my Home Sweet Home pillow on a bed dressed with a pink spread.


Friday, October 24, 2008


My favorite family foto for this week is actually a series of photos. They are these darling pictures of two of our grandchildren. They were taken in October, 2007. Nicholas was a week from turning three and Kathryn had just turned five. Nicholas was in his 'make a funny face when the camera comes out phase. Kathryn, as usual was being herself...a little actress aka drama queen.

My blogger friends showing one of their favorite family photos today are:

SHERRIE at Sherrie's Stuff

JOY at Joy to the Blog

FAITH at Grandma Faith's Fabulous Life

MONTEE at Palmetto Girl

CAROLYN at Wings of Eagles

JEANNE at Backyard Neighbor

CLAUDIE at Tickled Pink

VANESSA at Vanilla Lavender

We would love to have you join us each Friday. Just email me by Thursday evenings and I will add your name to this list.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008


October gave a party;
The leaves by hundreds came-
The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,
And leaves of every name.
The Sunshine spread a carpet,
And everything was grand,
Miss Weather led the dancing,
Professor Wind the band.

The Chestnuts came in yellow,
The Oaks in crimson dressed;
The lovely Misses Maple
In scarlet looked their best;
All balanced to their partners,
And gaily fluttered by;
The sight was like a rainbow
New fallen from the sky.

Then, in the rustic hollow,
At hide-and-seek they played,
The party closed at sundown,
And everybody stayed.
Professor Wind played louder;
They flew along the ground;
And then the party ended
In jolly "hands around."

October's Party
~George Cooper~

Saturday, October 18, 2008

...and the Pink goes on...

I found these pinks on my last trip to SUZANNA'S when VANESSA and I met there with MARY to say "Au Revoire" to Mary as she was leaving for a most fantastic trip to the South of France to visit with family and to meet other blogger friends.

You might enjoy reading her post from France.

Here is something our PINK SATURDAY hostess, Beverly might like - this pink Florida-inspired door.

Look at this darling Japanese Sake set!

A Japanese recipe for you from About.Com -

Steamed Rice
with Edamame

4 servings

Edamame are green soy beans which are rich in proteins, vitamins, and fibers. Boiled edamame in pods is known as a healthy snack. Shelled edamame beans can be added in various dishes, such as stir-fry, soup, and so on. Adding edamame makes a dish more colorful and nutritious.

2 cups Japanese rice
2 1/4 cups water
3 inches kombu
2 Tbsp sake
1 Tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp salt
1 cup boiled and shelled edamame, or frozen shelled edamame

Put the rice in a bowl and wash it with cold water. Repeat washing until the water becomes clear. Drain the rice in a colander and set aside. Place the rice in rice cooker and add water. Further, add konbu, sake, soy sauce, and salt in the rice. Let the rice soak in the water at least 30 min. Start the cooker. Meanwhile, shell boiled edamame, or thaw frozen shelled edamame. When rice is cooked, add shelled edamame over rice and mix lightly.

The number of PINK SATURDAY bloggers have grown to such a large number - just shows how many of us love pink!


Friday, October 17, 2008

A Photo From The Past

This picture of my great-grandfather was part of a coal-mining exhibition featuring four generations of my family. The exhibit was on display at the 1982 World's Fair in Knoxville, Tennessee. It was blown up to quite a large size for display.

At age 34, my great grandfather arrived from Crook, England, via Liverpool, in January of 1882 on the maiden voyage of the SS Lake Huron. He came to America alone to pave the way for his wife and their children. My paternal grandmother was the first of their children to be born in America.

Having mined under the North Sea in England, he took on the occupation of coal miner in Kentucky and West Virginia. He was also a Methodist minister and carpenter.

I love old family photos with a history behind them.

To see other's family photos today, visit:

JEANNE at Backyard Neighbor

DAWN at Dawn's Daybreak

MONTEE at Palmetto Girl

CLAUDIE at Tickled Pink

CAROLYN at Wings of Eagles

VANESSA at Vanilla Lavender

BECKY at Lace and Lures

JOY at Joy to the Blog

SHERRIE at Sherrie's Stuff

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

I've been neglecting you all -

My time visiting and commenting has been limited this past week. I apologize to all of you who have left sweet messages for me. I have not had the necessary time to return the favor.

My daughter and her two sons from out of state have been here for a week and tomorrow I leave for a few days away to just relax and recoup from a busy last few days.

I'll be back next week to hopefully visit with each of my friends in blogland and catch up on what's going on in your lives.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Our winner is.....

...the 16th commenter and that is VIRGINIA at Love Is All There Is. I used the Custom Random Number Generator to pick the winner of my Pink Giftaway.

Congratulations, Virginia!

Time to draw a winner!

Time to draw a winner in
Thank you for your comments!

OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Saturday, October 4, 2008


OCTOBER is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Fight Breast Cancer!

~ Join a Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk in your community.

~Volunteer or Contribute to aid research.

~Click to give.

~Early detection with mammograms, self exams and clinical breast exams.

~Make good lifestyle choices
Decrease your daily fat intake.

Increase fiber in your diet.

Eat fresh fruits and vegetables.

Limit alcohol.

Stay active.

Don't smoke.

~Become educated. Knowledge is power!

YOU have the power
I have the power
WE have the power to fight this disease in women and men.


Sunday 9:00 PM, I will draw a name from those who comment on this post. This cute pink tin cookie container filled with pink goodies will be sent to that person.

If you are not a blogger, please make sure you leave an email address for me to contact you.


Friday, October 3, 2008

Marching to the beat...

"I love a parade
I love a parade, the tramping of feet,
I love every beat I hear of a drum.
I love a parade, when I hear a band
I just want to stand and cheer as they come."

I do love a parade, even small ones - especially when that parade is made up of two of my grandchildren, cousins stepping to their own beat.

See what favorite family photos these ladies have posted today. Join us each Friday in showing us your favorite family photo. Just email me before each Friday to let me know you want to participate.

FAITH at Grandma Faith's Fabulous Life

JEANNE at Backyard Neighbor

DAWN at Dawn's Daybreak

MONTEE at Palmetto Girl

CLAUDIE at Tickled Pink

CAROLYN at Wings of Eagles

VANESSA at Vanilla Lavender

BECKY at Lace and Lures

JOY at Joy to the Blog

SHERRIE at Sherrie's Stuff

DIANE at A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words