Friday, July 3, 2020

Sigrid’s Phone Pics


Sigrid and her friend, Sadie, took phone pictures and Siggie sent me these two.  I love both shots.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Sisters ❤️❤️

For there is no friend like a sister
In calm or stormy weather; 
To cheer one on the tedious way, 
To fetch one if one goes astray,
To lift one if one totters down, 
To strengthen whilst one stands 
C. Rossetti

Anniversaries of Goodbyes

My days seem to be marked with anniversaries of goodbyes.  Dear Brother left us 6 years ago.

Lean on me, I am your brother!

Faded cut-offs and a white t-shirt
Old ball cap and his coffee cup
Guess he didn't look like much, 
But he's the one you really trust.
You could lean on him!

Car broke down, you call home
You know the number, same ol' one
Feel a lot better when you hear "hello"
'Cause the answer is always--"I'll come".
You could lean on him!

Even way back when you were young
"Dad, cows are up, milkings done"
Drove the yellow school bus, just a kid
Parked on the hill when the battery was dead.
You could lean on him!

Dad was gone,  and Mom all alone
Needed someone to really count on
Moved his stuff in that old back room
Took her orders like a child, tho' grown.
You could lean on him!

No, he wasn't perfect, did some wrong
But one thing you knew you could count on
If the chips were down and your money gone
You knew the number, you could call home.
You could lean on him!


Meadow Mowed

A deputy sheriff here mowed Galla Meadow today.  Soon round bales will dot the field.  It’s feels good to have him as a friend.  He said to use his name whenever I needed and I have his cell number if I need help.  I have had a few scary things happen since Pop left.  One was an old man that was eating lunch in my yard and wouldn’t leave.  The other was the theft of my purse.  Hopefully, all that is behind me.


Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Dean’s List

 Astrid made the Dean’s lust at ATU.   When school starts back, she will be in the Nursing program ATU And will be a junior.

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

Counting The Days

Pop’s been gone 4 months yesterday.  Most of my days are pretty miserable.

Sunday, June 28, 2020

Clayton’s Big Day

 Clayton definitely has my genes.  He loves to eat.  He tried to decide on his birthday menu and keep saying, “that may not fill me up”.  He ended up choosing coconut shrimp, sweet potato fries, and sweetened green beans.  Laura said all the items had “sweet” in common.  That could describe Clayton too. He let his Mom just make a white cake as along has she used cream cheese icing.  I hope the meal was perfect for him.


Saturday, June 27, 2020

Sunning Again

Ada says”hey”.

Happy Birthday, Clayton

Clayton is 12, today.  Seems just yesterday he was tiny.  Happy Birthday.

New Bloom


 Ok, this is the perfect flower for the year....calling it COVID Cutie.  Everyone needs one.   Laura’s friend has this one in her yard.

Guess it’s real name is Sugar Shack, but COVID Cutie fits it.


Thursday, June 25, 2020

New Business at Harrison

 I was honored to watch over Ada Mae Wednesday.  Marge will be back in business Monday.  She closes 2 weeks each summer.  Meme Griffin would take over, but Rick D. Griffin had a procedure on his heart yesterday.  He goes to KC to the Dr.  Rick and Gelica Griffin Griffin are wonderful folks.  Erin is lucky to have them as “love” family.  Rick’s next appt. is July 7.  

Greta is usually my helper but today she was an business woman.  She has told me often that as soon as she is old enough she is seeking employment!  Today, she and her neighbor Addison had a lemon ade stand.  When I left Harrison at 4:30, they had sold over 30 dollars worth of lemon ade and icees.  About 2 p m, they relocated to the shade.  Two smart little girls.