Thursday, August 28, 2014

Poem for Amy--Erin's Nurse Friend.

Granny passed on the farm
I was her hospice nurse
I thought I had seen it all
But this one was a first.

The body was stone stiff
When they finally called me
I rushed out  to the farm
And was amazed to see!

Granny was loaded in the jeep
Her heels stuck out the rear
She was just too long to fit
In there with all that gear!

He showed me shovels, picks,
And an ax that was for choppin'
He said they were in a hurry
On their way to Joplin!

I did not know what to do
What I said they were not hearin'
So I punched in a direct call
To the office and asked for ERIN!

More Volleyball

Astrid's volleyball team played tonight.  They won one match, lost one, and lost the tie breaker, but it was a good game and she played really well.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Happy Birthday, Dear Cuz

Wishing you good health and happy days in the coming year!

Ingrid Wins First Game

 We traveled down the interstate to watch Ingrid play her first volleyball game.  They won, but it went to 3 games.   I am glad they won.  Ingrid played really well!

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

August Almost Over

 Clayton and Greta before school today.  Greta's new hair cut looks good on her.  Clayton had spelling words to study last night.
 Today we are traveling to Ingrid's first volleyball game.  I hope she does well.  Of course, I bet she is the best player on the team and the prettiest and the smartest!

Monday, August 25, 2014


I am losing my touch with watermelon picking.  Got Laura to come over and pull me one.  This is what hers looked like.  Mine is in the frig.  I hope it looks the same.

Sunday, August 24, 2014


Hot Week End

 Greta was going shopping she told her Mom.  Baby's name is Helsa!  She could not locate her good sunglasses and had to wear next best.
 Greta got a hair cut.  Erin said Greg would be mad.  He was asleep as this is his working weekend.  Greta has green eyes.
 Clayton got a hair cut too.  Below are pictures of Falling Water Falls, northern Pope County.  It the rocks could talk the stories they would tell!
 Laura's bunch went to Falling Water.  Granny Renfroe was born within a rock's throw of this falls.
 Girls wanted to jump off the Falls like Uncle Walter said he did when he was young, but the water was really low.
 It is always cooler at Falling Water.
 Some more kids at Falling Water.
 Mema at Falling Water.  This is not Uncle Walter, I forget who Larry said it was.
 Bunch of the girl's relatives at Falling Water--I think it was 1921.  (from memory which is not good).  The second girl from the left is Leon Garrison's Mom.  She was Larry's Grandpa Jonathan Garrison's sister.  She had Leon not married.  Her feller (Melvin Green) moved to OK and in those days--about 1925--she wrote to him telling about her expecting their child...but his Momma got the letters and destroyed them.  Olive Garrison died of child bed fever about a week after Leon was born.  Melvin heard about the child but when he got to the hills of Arkansas, Leon's Grandmother Garrison met him with the door cracked and a shot gun protruding.  Leon did not meet his father until he was grown.  Grandma and Grandpa Garrison raised him as their own giving him all the love they had.  Leon grew to be a fine man.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Mr. C's Ice Bucket Challenge

Mr. C from Russellville Middle School accepted the ice bucket challenge for  ALS.   Larry is mowing today and I am staying inside where it is cool.  

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Momma's Quilt

 Erin sent me these two pictures of sweet Greta this morning.  Immediately I spotted my Momma's quilt.  She passed away in Sept. of 1991 So it is pretty old but has held up great. My sweet Daddy passed 26 years ago today.