Friday, February 22, 2019

Powder Puff

 Ingrid’s class won the flag football games at RHS.  The classes vie against each other.  It’s a big deal to them.  Go Juniors!

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

New Homes for my Friends

Larry built and put up two more Blue Bird houses for me today.  Both have clean outs so I can help them stay spiffy.  This one has a Ducks Unlimited roof.

Fleta will like this little house it has a remembrance of Kentucky, our ancestors homeland!

Astrid’s Projects

Here are Astrid’s two weekend projects.  The jars are for hand soap, I think.  The two lamps she redid for her bedroom.  Both look great.

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Cool Day

 Our duck is still at the pond.  I doubt he stays but we enjoy watching  him glide over the water.
 Phinnie loves going for a walk but his belly almost drags.  He has very short legs.
Astrid added a street sign to the road to our pond.  It is fitting. Pop fixed her another towel hanger.  She came over quickly and picked it up.  She is working on projects of her own.   She bought 2 lamps off of swap and painted and reconditioned them for the bedroom.  She loves looking for bargains and refurbishing them.

Monday, February 18, 2019

New Home

Birds have a new home in Galla Meadow!

Sunday, February 17, 2019

New Driver

Erin bought a new buggy for the baby.  Greta is practicing driving.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

Patsy helped pick prom dress

Ingrid went to Springdale to debate and afterwards she and Laura went to a shop to look for a prom dress for Ingie.   She is going to the prom with Langston Parker.  Well, the lady above was there getting a dress for her granddaughter.  Patsy (??not really of course) told which dress she liked.  The way the older lady is dressed is not like Patsy but if you look at her face she really looks like Old Sister.
Which dress did Ingie pick.  Well, look in comments and you can see.  It is the one Patsy said looked the best on her.  Oh course they all looked good!

RHS Debate Team

Ingrid is on the RHS Debate Team and is debating today.  I hope she proves her points.
Ingrid presents her case.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Happy ❤️ Day

Laura is wearing the silver bangles today.

And...she sent this video of her Valentine gift. I bet Astrid picked it out.  I told her she better keep a close watch on it.  My coffee would taste very good in this cup!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Momma’s House

 Helen will have lived in our old home place five years this fall.  Momma would love how pretty it is.   Helen just finished painting the walls gray and adding new accents.  Clayton had the house dark and closed up, but Helen let the light back in.  Clayton just wanted to stay warm or cool and watch sports.  He loved sports.
 Momma wanted to see out, see down the road, see who might be coming to visit.  She liked a fan and open windows not air conditioning.  She wanted air moving.
I like the new look Helen.  It all looks clean and airy.

Monday, February 11, 2019

Silver Bangles

 When I went away to college in 1968, one of my roommates was a girl named Kayanna.  I remember she was majoring in art.  At the first of school, this was June 1968, I had a single roommate named Muriel.  The school was out of rooms and they opened the top floor of a dorm. This was the 4th floor of a large brick dormitory.  About 10 girls were asked to move there.  I was one of them.  We had a large common bath with several sinks, showers, and stools.  There were no walls but each of us has an area of the room.

Kayanna was one of these dozen girls. She was from Nevada, Missouri. Over  Christmas break 1968, she went on a trip to Mexico and on her return she gave me this silver bracelet.  I think silver was not expensive there.  The bracelet was bright and was made with fine roses around it.  I found it again about a year ago and tried to clean it with recipes I found on the internet.  It had turned almost black.  Not long ago I gave it to Laura.  She used silver cleaner on it.  It is not as pretty as when kayanna gave it to me, but it looks better.
At Ancestry, I found a picture of Kayanna when she was in 7th grade.   Now, I wonder if she bought all the roommates gifts or just me?  Below you can see the bracelet after cleaning it up.  Laura said she and Ingie would wear it!   I am happy to pass it on.
This got me thinking about those girls I lived with on the fourth floor!  I have a year book and I plan to find all their names. 

Sunday, February 10, 2019


Greta is learning to use cursive writing.  I especially like how she wrote Greta.  It’s so pretty.  Cursive writing is going by the wayside.  Lots of adults just print.  I think Astrid and Ingrid use print.  Both have beautiful script.  I strongly believe that youngsters should be taught to write in cursive.  They may still choose to use block print, but they will be able to read cursive.  Most of our country’s foundation documents are in cursive.  We need to be able to read them.  Glad Greta is learning cursive.