Saturday, August 27, 2016

All About...

Ingrid in her Dance get up~and above leading the pack~  I am all about that bass...

Because you know I'm all about that bass,
'Bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass, no treble
I'm all 'bout that bass, 'bout that bass

 Sigrid and Astrid posted a photo commemorating "dog" day, yesterday.

Sigrid is learning to play the oboe!

Well, she has a way to go before she is perfect, but she has only been playing a couple of weeks.  Just wait til Christmas.  We will hear carols!

Friday, August 26, 2016

Keeping Watch

Not far away they always keep watch to see
If I have something they can take while I sleep
Sneaking in quietly destroying my labor.
Pop took the Massey into the pasture we have rented and cut about a third of the field.  Part of what the renter is supposed to do is bush hog the pasture twice a year.  Well, bushes would soon be trees as he is not a keeper of his word.  I "kept watch" as he worked because I have to go to the gate and let him out so the horses don't escape.  Renting the pasture is more trouble than it is worth.  I have to go over in the field before Larry does the part near the fence to make sure he has not left some stuff lying in there that will tear up our bush hog.  

Ingrid made the paper in her Volleyball match.  They lost.  In sports, you learn to win but also lose.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

Bush Hogging the Pasture

Larry bought a new tractor to bush hog with.  He was working over by the shop and called me asking if I  would bring him a bottle of cold water.  I did and on the way back by Laura's house I took some pictures of her flowers and Crepe Myrtles.  She cuts the bushes back each year like you are supposed to .  She has two by the side of her house.  They are full of blooms.
 Sigrid's flower garden is still looking bood.
 This old wash pot has several pretty flowers in it.
 The other Crepe Myrtle.
 Larry's Massey tractor and bush hog.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016


 Yesterday, Larry and I drove out to check on his brother.  Amy-Patsy what kind of tree is this one in his yard with the purple blooms.  He could not recall the name but below he has a fig tree.  I would love to have one of thme.
 His house is surrounded by flowers and bushes.  All so lovely.
 He had not answered his phone for several days....but nothing was wrong.  The phone is messed up.  He is not connected to the phone and has not had it checked out.   We were happy to see he was ok.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Hanging With The Prez

 Well, with  the President Bowen of AR Tech.  Astrid worked at a back to college fete last night at Tech with Lavish.  Nothing at the store is more than 40 bucks so college students love the dress shop.  I think their shirts say--make America stylish again!  Astrid made all the signs.  She went out after cross county and helped.  She said it was a "fun" experience.

August Ending

Erin's bunch attend a Baptist Church at Harrison.  They have lots of stuff for the kids.  Sunday afternoon they rented the Harrison Pool so they could have one last swim.  Looks like Greta and Clayton had a great time.  I love it when Erin shares what they are doing.  Greta has promised to eat breakfast tomorrow with Clayton.  Erin explained that a promise was something that one can not break if at all possible.  We will see what Miss Greta Ann does in the morning.  She does have Aunt Patsy's middle name so she may have different plans tomorrow!  

I think both vdieos are slow mo!
 Here is Sigrid with a hot dog--she is showing off the Weiner Mobile and below with 6th grade friends at RMS.

 Ingrid is being introduced to the crowd in volleyball.  Love the number 6!    Below is the dance around.  They do this before the game.  Well, they have not had any games yet but  soon they will start.
 Astrid and her dog, Sky Queen--you have heard of Sky King?   Well, this is Sky Queen.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Busy, Busy

 When school starts, everyone with kids is very busy.  Sigrid came by yesterday to say howdy and I asked her all about RMS.  I know questions to ask about her school as I worked there 39 years.  Sigrid is a realist.  School is okay, but school is a lot of work, a lot of behaving, and she gets "a lot" tired of it all.  She is doing great.  She likes all her teachers but she would rather spend more quality time with her dog, Ju.
 Astrid is still getting to work at the dress shop and they are continuing to use her as a model.  Above she has just finished a long run staying out front and below she is dressed with makeup.  Two different looking girls.  We all have many faces.  

 Ingrid is playing volleyball again and she is captain of the Dance group.  She is in the Honor Society and loves being with her friends and busy.

 Helen shared these with me by phone and I am posting them.  She is doing well, but will be glad to be back in her "old" house with her own things and a slower pace.  She and Jake are trying to load up an ocean rock to bring to Arkansas for her yard!
 Jake and Amanda and she walked to the Ocean.  
 I bet Amanda took this one of Sister.  I posted it and then went back and cut her legs out--being my usual nice self.  Legs are one of the first things to get old as we age.  Be glad when Sister can come home!

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Color her First

The Russellville High School Cross Country team had a fund raiser today.  They sponsored a run.  I think it was a 5 K.  As you run, others throw color dust on you.  Well, at least, that is what I understand.  First girl is pictured above!  So glad she was first.  It does not make me feel extra pride that she is first but just as she is herself!  I know she wanted to be first and pushed so hard to beat all the I am so glad she succeeded!

And this is the latest ad for back to school clothes at the dress shop Astrid worked at.  I think surely they doctored this and that girl is not that much shorter than Astrid.    Also, I can't tell where the photo was taken.  Anyhow, I know that blond!  (Well, I asked Astrid and she said that she is just this much taller also has on heels.)

In honor of Greta going to Kindergarten I am posting a video.  Adam Wade my Great nephew had a video by Lex Prin on his web site at GF Intermediate and I loved it.  I plan to post several of this guy's videos.  I taught for 40 years and I can identify with all he has to say.

So, here is number one thing teachers don't like--Kindergarten Lunch Room Duty!  I plan to share the video that Adam loved later.  So if you aren't interested in the life of a poor teacher just don't watch but I loved this and am sharing it for Erin!

Friday, August 19, 2016

Family Feud

Clayton is a shy guy.  I think he likes having his pretty sister going to school.  He decided that he and Greta Ann could partake of breakfast.  Greta is loving school.  She is doing great work.  Before school if students don't eat breakfast, they line up by their classroom door and wait for school to start. If you get there early, first in line.   Greta likes being first.  She beats everyone in the class when they race.  So....she is content to sit and wait and it is a pretty long wait.  Clayton being shy wants her to go along with him to breakfast.  Shy folks like someone beside them.  Greta said "NO".  Yesterday, the breakfast was biscuits and gravy...Clayton's fav, but sister would not go.  He said he was going to pinch her.  Well, that did not scare Greta at all.  Maybe, Greta will decide she does not have to be first, but it will take a while.  Until then Mr. Clayton better eat his breakfast at home!

Can't Find Anything Anymore

I have been digging around in my big picture keg looking for the photo of the 3 Sisters where Helen is just a baby and Fleta and I are watching over her.  Well, I could not find it and finally gave up.  I am sure I have it posted on here but don't know what to search for to find it.  I looked at the date of Helen's birthday several times and most years I post the same old picture when I say 'happy birthday' to her.  My mind works just the same even though I think it is pickled.

I found this one of Pop and I from May 12, 1971.   
Ingrid's RJHS had a back to school dance last night and she looks like she had a great time.  Her friend Claire is posing with her.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

Happy Birthday, Sister

I think this was the 3 Sisters in 1969.I have a wig on top of my flat hair.  We are now  lots older and look a lot different, but we are still the same on the inside and love each other just as we did then.
Helen showing her figure!

Kicking Kindergarten

 Greta was nervous about going to school, but she is doing great.
 Her behavior is amazing.
And they had to run at recess and she beat everyone in her class.  I sure hope she keeps up her successful work!