Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas!!

Tonight is Christmas Day night it has been a really different Christmas Wednesday Mother had Jim and Beverly come by and pick up some presents. To drop off by Marsha on they way to Beverly Mother house Lorri were come to pick Mother and me up to take us to Marsha for Christmas Eve Jay Karen they family were come up from Texas that day too. Marsha was going to having all of us at her house this year we were looking forward been together like we do every years. But we all woken up the next morning Christmas Eve Day to a blizzard we thought it going be a little snow storm but it was a blizzard. All of Jim family was already up there Jim call Mother to see how we doing she tell him we wait for Lorri he said the weather start getting bad and then Lorri call she told Mother her car turn around on the ice she said I'm in Oklahoma I don't know what to do. By this time Mother tell her it start come down here she told Lorri see if you can get back to Bowie and call back then Jim call he told Mother he believe we all need to stay home she said I do too. Mother ask him to tell Marsha what going on. Lorri call said she make back to Bowie Mother tell her to go home that she and Jim decide it not worth get out there in the blizzard it be bad for all of us to get on the road someone call Jay to tell him I think we are all going to try again for next weekend to get together.
By this time it about lunchtime Mother and I sat down to eat we look out and watch the blizzard the wind blow all day long we thought it going the take the roof off of the house we haven't heard it blow like that before. It were a quite Christmas Eve everyone keep calling see how we doing Mother and I watch that movie The Christmas Story it about the boy want a BB Gun for Christmas it a good movie. All of Jim and Beverly family went on over to Marsha Christmas Eve Day with Marsha family they said the kids play in the snow. That night we got a e-mail from Marsha she said The Inn Is Full we didn't know what she talking about until the next day someone told us that they were all leave Marsha and Jim family all had to come back because all they cars got stuck in the snow they all had to spend the night with her.
At one point Jay call Mother he want to know what we doing she said Pam and I are watch it snow and watch movies he said we are doing the same thing. Mother said Jay the last time we had to stay home for Christmas it was because of you he laugh and want to know why Mother tell him you suppose be born the doctor told me to stay home it were worth because we got you.
Jim and Beverly came by here Saturday after Christmas Day it nice to see them they spend the night with us that night we watch some Hallmark movies. Yes it was a quite Christmas but we were all thankful that the Lord give us a warm house food and each other.
Happy Birthday Jesus!!!







Monday, December 21, 2009

Joyful Toon

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One Of These Day..

To those shepherds so long ago, it was just another ordinary day, or night, on the job. They didn't know that they would soon be visited by angels, or that it would be the night of the Messiah's (Jesus) long awaited arrival on earth. Jesus tells us in Matthew 24:36-44 that his return will also come one of these days when we are not expecting it, and that we "must be ready, because the Son of Man will come at an hour when you do not expect him." (NIV)

Friday, December 18, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

It A Great Paly

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Two From Galilee

Saturday Mom and I went to church to meet everyone they is a group of us we went to Wichita Falls to see the play. Two From Galilee it were really good we all enjoy it. After the play we went to Mcbride steak house to eat and be with christian friends it a fun time.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Christmas With A Capital C

About 2 years ago Jay has send some of us this song I love it I hope you will enjoy it as much as I do. Merry Christmas!!!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Mother Surgery

It been about month now since Mother had knee surgery she went up and stay with Marsha while she were taking therapy and recover. Ashley and James help Marsha and Lorri went up on weekends to help too Mother said that she didn't know what she had done without her kids they sure take of me. Before Mother had the surgery she were worry that no one will be here to take care of her because Daddy took care of her last time she had knee surgery since he pass away. But us kids told Mother we will all be here for you we all are happy that she had it done Mother said I am too it feeling lots better.
The day that Mother had surgery Jim came up for the surgery after we knew Mother came through surgery okay and see she doing good. After that I went home with Jim and stay with him and Beverly while Mother recover Tiffany Jennifer and the kids came over sometimes we had good time. Jim show me how to do some stuff on the computer I told him that I always like to learn something new it every time I see him he had something new to show me I like that. Jim tell me after I been there for about a week and half Jay call want me come to stay with him and Karen the day that Jay pick me up from Jim we went to a volleyball game. While I were there I got to see 2 4 games Karen is the volleyball coach at her school I had fun watch them play Jay had to tell me about the game how it play.
After I been there for a while Jim went up to take care of Mother after she came home then Jay bring me home and stay with us to take care of Mother we were talking how nice it is how the Lord give us family's to take care of each other.



Monday, September 21, 2009

Our Trip To Louisville KY

Is Monday afternoon we just got home last Tuesday we went down to Jim and Beverly the next day them Mother and I fly to Louisville KY to the National Quartet Convention we had a good time. The first night we just hang around the hotel went to eat the hotel got a big bird cage with a lot of canary finch birds they has pretty color. They got little basket in the cage so the birds can get inside to play and sleep we went by the cage every night when we came in it was fun to watch them.
Ours tickets start on Thursday for the Convention we got to listen some good gospel music they a lot of artist there. They had 3 4 building with different things going on like Bill Gaither Vocal Band Emie Haase & Signature Sound The Hoppers Ivan Parker and some more of the Homecoming Friends were all there. A lot of Artist there that we haven't heard before in one of the building all of the Artists had they things where you can go visit with take you picture with them also buy things from them. Beverly got her picture made with Janet Paschal Jim got his picture made with Ivan Parker Saturday night they hand out the award that win. It neat to see that and hear some good old gospel music I wish that ours churchs will get back to the old songs

Saturday, September 5, 2009

A Fun Rreunion 2009

To morning Mother and I went to Temple to the high school for the Kindred reunion Jim were already there it was a nice day Diane and James catering the meal the food was so good. My cousin Janis bring some fun things like costume books games for the little kids to play with Janis put costume on Mother her Sisters and Brothers they all look good. We all thought they were funny and cute Jim and some of the cousin took they pictures of them all dress up when my Aunts and Uncles always get together they make the rest us laugh we all had a good time. After we got home that night we talking about the day Mother tell Jim and I how much she appreciate everyone take part she said when you get older you looking forward been with family I think they were 120 there.
Mother Jim and I went down Sunday morning to Waurika to Smith family reunion they had it at the Senior Citizen Center they won't very many there this year. It were kind of sad to see some pass away some just didn't come I think Mother said they were 26 of us it was nice to see those that were there.

Kindred Sisters

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Kindred Brothers

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Friday, July 31, 2009

Dennis Pratt

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Duncan Soldier's Funeral Is Friday

DUNCAN — The funeral for Spc. Dennis Pratt, who lost his life July 20 in combat in Afghanistan, will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Frontier Chapel at Fort Sill with Chaplain (Capt.) Namen Bouma, officiating. Interment will be in Fort Sill National Cemetery in Elgin under direction of Whinery-Huddleston Funeral Service of Lawton.


The Duncan community will turn out in force at noon to escort Pratt’s family from its home on North N Street in Duncan to the Stephens/Comanche county line, where others from Comanche County will meet them to continue the sad journey to Fort Sill. This is a change from the earlier-announced time for the procession to begin.

Local veterans organizations and others are asking Duncan residents to line the route the procession will take, waving flags and holding banners with messages of support as the procession passes by.

Duncan Mayor Gene Brown has issued a statement of condolence to the family and encourages the Duncan community to turn out to show its support for the family and its appreciation for Dennis Pratt’s sacrifice.

“I encourage everybody to go out along the route and show this family how much Duncan cares. Especially with the world in the situation in which it is now, with men and women risking their lives on the front line so we can enjoy the freedom and opportunities we have in America, the least we can do is show our support for this family and what their son did for his country,” Brown said.

At Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, Brown said all flags on City of Duncan buildings will be lowered to half staff in tribute to the fallen soldier as soon as Gov. Brad Henry authorizes it. A representative of the governor’s office has told The Banner that flags will be lowered statewide on Friday.

Pratt, who was a private first class at the time of his death, has been promoted to the rank of specialist, in keeping with military tradition, said his mother, Sinnamon Pratt of Duncan. He was assigned to 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) out of Fort Drum, N.Y.

“When Dennis went into the Army, he listed Duncan as his hometown, and that’s the way he felt about it. He has a lot of friends here who will miss him a lot.”

The procession will begin at the Pratt home at 113 N. N, will turn onto Willow Avenue, proceed to Ridley Road, continue down Main Street to U.S. Highway 81, and then right onto the highway to the Lawton-Duncan Y, where it will turn left toward Lawton. It will be accompanied by officers from several law enforcement entities, veterans’ organizations and others, including the Patriot Guard Riders on motorcycles.

Duncan Police Chief Dan Ford said his department would be on the scene along the route to help direct traffic, and he, too, encouraged residents to line the route to show their support. Representatives from the Stephens County Sheriff’s Office, the Oklahoma Highway Patrol and other law enforcement organizations and veterans groups will participate.

Bob Mason, commander of Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1192, said his post’s honor guard would be on the highway in front of the post home at 2012 N. U.S. Highway 81 to dip its colors in salute as the procession passes.

Pratt is the first known person from Duncan to die in combat in Afghanistan. The war touched the Stephens County area in 2006 when Lt. Col. Daniel E. Holland, 43, of San Antonio, Texas, died in a bomb blast in Iraq. Holland was a 1981 graduate of Marlow High School

Mother and I went out and waving a flag it were really neat to see everyone out to support ours soldier's

Monday, July 27, 2009

A Weekend At The Lake.

We went down Friday to Possum Kingdom Karen and Jay have a house on the lake they ask all of the family down there for the weekend. Marsha her family didn't get to come we miss them on the way down there we were almost there and then we got to a bridge that was out we had to turn around and go about 55 miles out of the way to get there we was happy when we got there.
On Saturday morning everyone was in the lake riding the tube sea doo and swim Mother Karen and I were out on the porch watch them. The boat came by pulling Kaitlyn or Gabe I told Mother and Karen I think I would like to try that Karen said Pam we can bring the tube up on the shore to put you in it. Then she tell me kind what it will be like after lunch they took me down to the lake Mother and everyone help me Jay and Jeff put me in the tube they help me get comfortable my legs bother me. Jay said we pull you out there Jeff Jim Beverly Jennifer and Tiffany all got in the boat with Jay he hollow want to know if I was ready he took off it was so much fun. At one time I thought that I were going to tip over Jay stop the boat I look up Clinton were right there on the sea doo he want to know if I'm all right I think he said it kind look like you going tip over he said I'm here if you need me to get off to help you I tell him I'm ok we all laugh I had them take me in soon after that after I came in Lorri got to the lake Mother show her some pictures Lorri said do that again sister I said no thanks. That was neat I did that I love my family they always take care of me and encourage me to try new things.
That afternoon all of us were talking how good Emma Gabe Kaitlyn and Noah play when they won't in the water they were playing with they toys at one time I laugh at Noah he came in the room said this so much fun I want to have my birthday at the lake. Karen had everyone bring a dish for a birthday dinner and she made a cake for Tiffany she give her a party it were a really nice weekend.







Jay Pull Pam On The Tube

Monday, July 13, 2009

Jim & Pam Birthdays

This past weekend Marsha came to pick up Mother and I we went down to Fort Worth to celebrate Jim and my birthdays. Friday night Beverly were going to give Jim a birthday party she were making plans for it for a while. Then Friday morning they got a call her Mother had a stroke Beverly told Jim for him to go ahead and have the party that night I got everything almost ready we cook and everybody coming for it she did a lot of working we hate that she had to miss it. When we got down there that afternoon Mother Marsha Tiffany and Jennifer help Jim get everything ready for the party were fun he friends from church and family came we all play domino games eat and just been together on Jim birthday. The next morning Jim and Mother talk they feel like he need to go help Beverly at the hospital we told him we understand and they can go with us some other time on the train ride.
On Saturday morning Mother give me a birthday party too I told her I would like to take the train ride between Fort Worth and Dallas Mother got Marsha Jay and Hanna help her making plans for the party. All of the family meet down town at the train I think they were about 18 of us we had a great time on the train some of us never have ride it before. When we got to Dallas we walk one block to Cindi's Restaurant the food were good Jay look at me and said sister what else would you like to do I did what I want to train ride and had lunch. So I think Mother and Jay decide to walk down to John F. Kennedy Memorial we were close by there. It something we all heard about but haven't never seen it then we just mess around under til it were time for the next train to go back.
It were neat to have almost the whole family there and been with you to spend the day with just want said thanks you again Mother for a wonderful special birthday party.




Thursday, July 9, 2009

SAS Shoe Factory

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The Shoe Factory

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SAS Shoe Factory

When we live in Texas Mother and Daddy after they got they first R.V. they belong to a R.V. club. About once a month we meet go somewhere on the weekend and sometimes once a year they all go and spend a week together they go out to eat and play games. Some of the guys go to play golf that one time Mood teach Daddy to play golf and the lady go shopping sometimes.
One weekend we went to San Antonio some one said lets go to the SAS Shoe Factory Mother and Daddy said come on Pam lets go I tell them I stay here I don't like those shoe. Oh come on you might find something else they said when we got there I think we was surprise to see all the stuff they had in the store. Mother and Daddy laugh at me I end up buying a pair of shoe I think all of us buy shoes that day after I got through Daddy tell me sat down I get you a coke while Mother and everyone else look around. Daddy came back with both of us a coke and a sack of popcorn he said hey Pam do you realize that you can buy a coke for a dime and sack of popcorn for a nickel Mother walk up said hey y'all we can get small paper sack full of penny candy for a dollar we all laugh. It still that way today We had a good time I think everyone went home with a sack full of penny candy.
The shoes don't cost as much there in the factory then it do in the regular store it kind funny after we went the first time we decide to go back to the factory. Sometime Mother Daddy and I will go by ours self or someone go with us but when we go we always get lost Daddy will stop and had Mother go in somewhere and ask directions. You think after you keep go back you will remember where it was that factory were hard place to find.
One time Daddy and I were talking I said I need some SAS shoes he laugh at me and who didn't like those kind of shoes I just smile at him. Then Daddy look at me he said Pam what are you going to do after I'm gone I told him I will get someone to take me but I really don't want to think about that right now he said you better. Maybe a year or 2 after that Daddy pass away the first time we went back since Daddy gone Mother got Dorothy and Moody to take us they were down that way. The last time Marsha said I will take you Mother said Pam I don't know if we can find the way yeah I know it seem like Marsha heard us talking about how hard it was to find the factory. By our self Marsha said oh come on we might have to stop and ask someone again but we can do it before we leave I thought I going to get on line and see if I can find the factory when I did I saw where they had a e-mail address. So I e-mail them ask them for directions to the factory I got a e-mail back I told Mother what I did she was happy. Marsha came pick us up we took off Mother tell her I got some directions we got to San Antonio the next day we went to look for the factory we follow the directions like they said. Mother said Pam look over there is the factory was Marsha said you both act like you surprise we both said we are and laugh later I tell Mother I wish that Daddy were here he won't believe it I need to go back pretty soon and get me some more shoes before too long we had a nice time that week.











Monday, June 29, 2009

He Hit the "world" on it

Bill Graham's Prayer For Our Nation

'Heavenly Father, we come before you today to ask your forgiveness and to seek your direction and guidance. We know Your Word says, 'Woe to those who call evil good,' but that is exactly what we have done. We have lost our spiritual equilibrium and reversed our values. We have exploited the poor and called it the lottery. We have rewarded laziness and called it welfare. We have killed our unborn and called it choice. We have shot abortionists and called it justifiable. We have neglected to discipline our children and called it building self esteem. We have abused power and called it politics. We have coveted our neighbor's possessions and called it ambition. We have polluted the air with profanity and pornography and called it freedom of expression. We have ridiculed the time-honored values of our forefathers and called it enlightenment. Search us, Oh God, and know our hearts today, cleanse us from every sin and Set us free.AMEN'
Commentator Paul Harvey aired this prayer on his radio program, 'The Rest of the Story,' and received a larger response to this program than any other he has ever aired. With the Lord's help, may this prayer sweep over our nation and wholeheartedly become our desire so that we again can be called 'One Nation Under God'






Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mother Quilts

About 3 months ago we went to church Sunday morning and on the way home Mother tell me she going to start taking a quilt class a lady want to start a class for some woman's of the church. Mother said I never had make a quilt before but I am going to try it she has already made 2 quilts Mother enjoy it they meet once a week they all have really fun time been together I am proud of Mother I she made pretty quilts.

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Living Bible

Now this is the Living Bible:

His name is Bill.

He has wild hair, wears a T-shirt with holes in it,


jeans, and no shoes.


This was literally his wardrobe for

his entire four years of college.

He is brilliant. Kind of profound and very, very bright.

He became a Christian while attending college.

Across the street from the campus is

a well-dressed, very conservative church.

They want to develop a ministry to the students but are not
sure how to go about it.

One day Bill decides to go there.

He walks in with no shoes, jeans, his T-shirt, and wild hair

The service has already started and so Bill
starts down the aisle looking for a seat..

The church is completely packed and he can't find a seat.

By now, people are really looking a bit uncomfortable,

but no one says anything.

Bill gets closer and closer and closer to the pulpit,

and when he realizes there are no seats,

he just squats down right on the carpet.

By now the people are really uptight,

and the tension in the air is thick.

About this time, the minister realizes that

from way at the back of the church,

a deacon is slowly making his way toward Bill.

Now the deacon is in his eighties, has silver-gray hair,

and a three-piece suit.

A godly man, very elegant, very dignified, very courtly.

He walks with a cane and, as he starts walking toward this
boy, everyone is saying to themselves that

you can't blame him for what he's going to do.

How can you expect a man of his age and of his background

to understand some college kid on the floor?

It takes a long time for the man to reach the boy.

The church is utterly silent except

for the clicking of the man's cane.

All eyes are focused on him.

You can't even hear anyone breathing.

The minister can't even preach the sermon

until the deacon does what he has to do.

And now they see this elderly man drop his cane on the floor.

With great difficulty, he lowers himself and

sits down next to Bill and worships with him so he won't be alone.

Everyone chokes up with emotion.

When the minister gains control, he says,

'What I'm about to preach, you will never remember.

What you have just seen, you will never forget.'

'Be careful how you live.

You may be the only Bible some people will ever read!'

I asked the Lord to bless you
As I prayed for you today.
To guide you and protect you
As you go along your way....
His love is always with you,
His promises are true,
And when we give Him all our cares,
You know He will see us through

Friday, March 27, 2009

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Some Letters I Got When I Were At CPI

For a long time I had writing a book about my life I still work on it once while. This week I were going through it I saw some letters that I put in the book I got these when I were in CPI when I were a little girl here is few of them from family I thought maybe you might like to read this because some of you write to me back then.

Dear Pam,

I got back in time for Bible School this morning. Hope you are having a good time and making new friends. Jay wanted to know where thissy was. I told him you were at school. James is mowing the yard. He says it is killing him. He is working so hard. Marsha is cleaning house. You be a sweet girl and I'll write again later.

Love,

Mommy


Hi Pam,

We had a nice shower of rain. Looks like rain today. I have four more days of school. My teachers are from Norman, Miss Lewis and Miss Stearson. Grandmother made her trip fine. She is home. Granddaddy went fishing yesterday. Alice and Ann spent time with me last week.

Love,

Aunt Myrtie

Dear Pam,

We went to vacation bible school today. When we got back from church, I rode to the store and got a new airplane. We are cleaning house. Today we dusted and rearranged the furniture. It is raining outside and we are all staying in. Jay Paul is asleep in Daddy's big chair. We miss you and will see you Friday.

With Love,

James

6-7-61

Hello Pam,

I guess I better write my girl a few lines to let you know I have been thinking of you and say we will see you Friday. I just got in from Lindsay off of a job and am on my way home. You be a big girl. See you Friday with the dollar for you. You won.

Love,

Daddy

Dear Pam,

Well, how are you this week? We made it home all right Sunday night. We got home about seven o’clock. We stopped on the way and ate supper. I took Marsha down to your Aunt Myrtie yesterday. She wasn't at home so I took her to Grandma Smith. Uncle Roy and Aunt Myrtie were up at Grandma's helping them build a room on their house. Kenny Ray and I went to Grandma Kindred and stayed the rest of the day. Aunt Pat moved back to Temple. Well this is the last week for you at school. I'll bet it just flies by like last week. Are you going to win another dollar or will you have to pay your Daddy one this week? Well, I better close and get busy cutting grass. So I'll see you next week. Be a good girl.

Love

Aunt Lois & Uncle Kenneth

Monday

Dear Pam,

How are you doing? We are doing all right. Waiting for you to come home on Friday. We went to Bible school today and I fell down two stairs. It started to rain right in the middle of it too. Are you having fun with your puzzles? Have you gone swimming yet? I will be glad when you get home. We miss you very much.

With Love,

Marsha

(P.S. I making some hearts at the end of the letter)

Dear Pam,

Well how are you? Fine, I hope. I am O.K. Still working. Be a sweet girl, which I know you are I love you a lot.

Grandmother Kindred

Wed.

Pam,

I down at camp and am thinking of you. I'll see you Saturday.

Signed,

James

Dear Pam,

How are you doing? I hope you are having fun this week. I will be down after you about 1:30 P.M. I think we will wait until Monday to go after sister.

Love, Mommy & Daddy


Tuesday, March 3, 2009

The Law Of The Garbage Truck

One day I hopped in a taxi and we took off for the airport. We were driving in the right lane when suddenly a black car jumped out of a parking space right in front of us. My taxi driver slammed on his brakes, skidded, and missed the other car by just inches! The driver of the other car whipped his head around and started yelling at us. My taxi driver just smiled and waved at the guy; and I mean, he was really friendly.

So I asked, 'Why did you just do that? This guy almost ruined your car and sent us to the hospital!'

This is when my taxi driver taught me what I now call, 'The Law of the Garbage Truck'.

'He explained that many people are like garbage trucks. They run around full of garbage, full of frustration, full of anger, and full of disappointment. As their garbage piles up, they need a place to dump it and sometimes they'll dump it on you. Don't take it personally. Just smile, wave, wish them well, and move on. Don't take their garbage and spread it to other people at work, at home, or on the streets.

The bottom line is that successful people do not let garbage trucks take over their day. Life's too short to wake up in the morning with regrets, so...... 'Love the people who treat you right. Pray for the ones who don't.

Life is ten percent what you make it and ninety percent how you take it.

~Author Unknown~



Saturday, February 7, 2009

God & Sleep


I just wanted to share part of an email I received this morning...

The Bible offers several promises that have to do with sleep. Choose one of these promises to claim today. God loves you, and He wants Your sleep to be peaceful and refreshing.

"He gives His beloved sleep" (Psalm 127:2 NKJV).

"I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety" (Psalm 4:8).

"When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet" (Proverbs 3:24).

Dear God, I know that You love me so much. Please calm my troubled thoughts and heart so that I can have a good night's sleep. Amen.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Mother Birthday

Friday was Mother Birthday Marsha Jim and Jay came up for the day Lorri had to work and couldn’t come. Mother said she were rather had lunch at home then go out to eat so Marsha Beverly and Karen got together cook and bring lunch for Mother birthday. We sat around visit the rest of the day they all couldn’t believe all the snow we still had Mother said she had a really nice day.
We had snow on the ground for 3 days also cold but Saturday morning it was almost gone. It warmer up pretty day Mother ask Aunt Lois and Uncle Kenneth to come over we cook hamburgers and then we went to see The Plumbers from Branson Missouri at high school auditorium we had a good time.