Friday, March 27, 2009
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Aunt Lois & Uncle Kenneth
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.
(P.S. I making some hearts at the end of the letter)
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.
I down at camp and am thinking of you. I'll see you Saturday.
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
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.