Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Christmas 2010

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Christmas 2010



Girls With They Quilts

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We Had A Really Nice Christmas

Last Thursday Mother and I went down to Jay and Karen for Christmas Karen had call Mother to see if we could coming early to help her getting things ready. Mother said it feel good to be there they need help Jay were gone to pick up Karalee when we got there Karen told everyone we going to have a Mexican Christmas she and Mother decorated the house that afternoon and getting things ready.
Christmas eve day everybody start coming around 2:00 everyone bring a Mexican dish for dinner it were all good they were some of the family couldn't be there this year we miss them. After we eat we had a talent show we laugh and it were fun then we open some presents and goody bags after that the little kids had a pinata to do and enjoy each other just thanks the Lord for let us all been together.
The next morning Jay and Karen had they Christmas and want Mother and I to be there too Karen read the Christmas story we all got a Christmas stocking Hanna and Clinton hand out presents I told everyone this is the first time I open presents on Christmas morning we all laugh and had fun in the afternoon we went to see a Christmas movie the last 4 or 5 years sometimes we try to go see a Christmas movie.
Mother and I went over to Jim and Beverly the next day we were going home that afternoon but we end up spend the night. We had a really nice Christmas this year it so nice to be with family's and celebration Jesus birthday together
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Sunday, November 28, 2010

Thanksgiving Weekend

On Wednesday night Marsha came here spend the night with us the next morning we went down to Jay and Karen lake almost all the family were there for Thanksgiving it a really nice weekend. We got down there in time for Thanksgiving dinner we had lot to eat we thanks the Lord for ours family for lets us all be together.
It were really cold that day so we stay inside after we eat Mother some other took a nap Jay Jim and other watch football. The next day Karen took Mother Beverly Marsha Tiffany and Emma shopping at a store by the lake after they got back the kids went outside it warm up some they had good time. It funny that night it turn cold again before we went to bed Karen Hanna and Marsha went out and got in the hot tub we couldn't believe Mother took a picture of them.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Thanksgivings

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Count Your Blessings

In a few days, we will be celebrating the Thanksgiving Day holiday here in America, a day for giving thanks to God. As Christians, we should be thankful everyday for all of God's blessings.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Envious Penguin

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A Penguin

A penguin would be quite sad and frustrated if he tried to use his wings to fly like other birds. But a penguin in the water is quite content because there he can use his wings to swim gracefully. Likewise, we will not find contentment and joy until we stop comparing ourselves to others, and instead, inquire of the Lord as to the place he has for us in his plan.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Karalee High School Graduation Day

On June 3 we went down to Karen and Jay for Karalee high school graduation the next day Karalee got autism she is a special niece to me and to everyone in the family. Karen parents came too that morning we all went to school some of Jim family came too they were about 14 of us Karalee family there on her special day.
Karalee were the only one Graduation in her class we all went to her room they were going to do the ceremony there it was neat they had all of her teachers there that teach her through the years. Each one of the teachers told how much they enjoy having Karalee in they class and what all Karalee had learn. After that they play music and Karalee march in with her cap and gown on the principal hand her diploma to her and yes some of us cry we was happy for her Karen bring refreshments for everyone she had it set up nice.
That was the last day of school Karen bring her home in the afternoon Karalee swim she enjoy that we sat around visit Mother ask Karen and Jay if Karalee would like to go to see a movie they said yes. We all went to see Marmaduke it about an dog Mother buy some popcorn Karalee love that we went to eat after the movie. They took Karalee home before we went back home Karen and Jay took her inside Jay came back out ask Mother if she would like to see her apartment. Mother said when they went back in Karalee came over to the door when they came in she took Mother hand to take Mother to see her room and bathroom. Karalee want to show her Grandmother her room and things it was a special day we all love her.











Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ipad

Sometime ago we were watch T.V. I saw one of the new Ipad on T.V. I tell Mother I wonder if I could work one of those Mother said it might take time but you can. As time pass maybe month went by we went to the City to see Marsha we went shopping Ashley go too I tell them about the Ipad that I saw they said we can go by the Apple store and you can try it to see what you think I tell them let me thinking about it some more I said I hate to buy one and won't be able to work it. Mother Marsha and Ashley said Pam you can do it at the same time it funny Gram were playing with his Iphone he had I were watch him playing basketball. Then Gram hand the Iphone to me he said you try it he show me what to do in little bit I made a hoop he said good job Pam we both laugh.
A week or so went by all the kids came home Saturday before Mother Day for the day we had a good time Jim walk in that day with a Ipad the one I saw he buy one. Everyone play with it I told Jim I saw one of them on T.V. he said that is one of the reason I bring it I want to see if can work one but I don't think I touch it that day. Later on in the week Mother tell me I told Jim to get you a Ipad I said Mother what if I can't work it she said you can beside that you need a new challenge in your life. Jim call Mother tell her he got the Ipad and I be up soon to setting it up for Pam also teach her how to work it. Mother and everyone in the family tell me I can do it I think it going to be nice after I learn more about it when Jim show me what to do when I try to touch something I always hit in the wrong place. As time go by I found that if I brace my arm in my other hand it help a lot Jim tell me it will get easy when you do it more I enjoy learning something new.






Friday, April 30, 2010

Tornado Weekend


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1993 Mother Day Weekend

While we were live out on the farm one weekend all the kids came home for Mother Day Saturday afternoon I think we were going to have a barbecue and eat outside Mother Marsha Lorri Karen and Beverly were get things ready for it. Someone had the TV on they came outside and tell us that they is a tornado coming this way Daddy told Mother to get all the kids and everyone in the hall we had that hall full Lorri had her dog in there too. We talking and laugh Mother said look at those guys they watch for the tornado pretty soon here they came in Daddy Jay and Jim said we saw the tornado. I don’t remember which one of them took a video of it the winds start blow a lot we were all scare we all notice Karalee my niece got autism keep crying while and right before all that was happen. After a while it was over with we were thankful that no ones was hurt God took care of us. Daddy Jay and Jim took a walk around the house and out in the field to see if we had any kind of damage. Mother had made some ducks they exploded and the patio table had a pieces of glass on top of it the guys found it out in the field it didn’t even were broken we all feel very luckily that day. The next morning we all went to church for Mother Day it were nice all of us were together that morning At the time we were going to Cumberland Presbyterian Church Jim took the church bulletin he draw a picture on it of a tornado he pass it down to Mother and he write something on it she still got it. Also it seem like Karen sing that morning in church she sing I Bowed Down On My Knee And Cried Holy Karen did sign language along with it. Mother said almost everyone came up to her afterward and tell her how much they enjoy Karen singing and wish she will come back here is the words to the song.

I Bowed Down On My Knee And Cried Holy

I dreamed of a city called Glory
It was so bright and so fair
As I entered that gate, I cried holy
All the angels met me there
And They carried me from mansion to mansion
And all The sights I saw
I said I want to see Jesus
He's the One who died for all

I bowed on my knees and cried Holy, holy, holy
I clapped my hands and sang Glory,
Glory to the Son of God
Glory to the Son of God

When I entered the gates of the city
My Loved ones all knew me well
They took me down the streets of heaven
All the saints were too many to tell
I saw Abraham, Jacob and Isaac
Talked with Mark, sat down with Timothy
But then I said, I want to see Jesus
He's the One who died for me

I bowed on my knees and cried Holy, holy, holy
I clapped my hands and sang Glory,glory, glory
I clapped my hands and sang Glory
I clapped my hands and sang Glory
I clapped my hands and sang Glory
Glory to the Son of God
Glory to the Son of God

After everyone went home that afternoon we talk about how much fun we had that weekend.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Easter Find

An egg hunt is an Easter tradition in many parts of the world. Brightly colored eggs are hidden where children can find them, and put them in their baskets. Similarly, Jesus is also hidden in this world. But if we look for him, we will find him, and he will come to live in our hearts.


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Tuesday, February 9, 2010

A Snow & An Ice Storm In Duncan We Will Always Remember!

On January 28 they were talking on t.v. that Thursday morning about we was going to have a snow and an ice storm we really didn't think too much about it. As the day go along it begin to sound like it going to do something we heard that the electricity might go off. By 2:00 Mother hurry to send a e-mail to the kids to tell them not to worry about us I have a feeling ours electricity get ready to go off the minute she send it went off. Jay call right then ask Mother if she want him to come to get us she said Jay I think it will be back by night I call you back later I hate for you to come up here and it come back on.
In 2 3 hours we were wonder what to do Mother might be think about call Jay back I don't know then Jimmie Lou our friend call Mother want to know what she doing Mother said I been trying to decide what to do. Jimmy Lou tell Mother to get her things together you and Pam come over here with us we got a fireplace to keep warm I will get busy and call the church to tell Barb for them to go pick you up Mark Spradlin he is you deacon and bring you both over here. Here come Barb and Mark help us get ours things and took us to Jimmie Lou and James we all thought maybe it were just for one night but it end up been for a week.
After Barb and Mark got us over there they said we got to go pick up Barb Mother and take her over to ours house it kind neat to see ours church family help everyone through the storm. When Mother and I got over to Jimmie Lou she has some coffee cups on top of the fireplace with soup in them to get warm to eat James had a nice warm fire going in the fireplace the soup were hot and good that night. Jimmie Lou had hang a blanket up on top of the door to keep all the cold air out of the family room where we stay most of the time. James got up 2 or 3 times during the night to put wood on the fire they had a lot of blanket on the beds it remind me when I was a little girl going to Grandmother she has a lot of blankets on the beds you can't turn over very good but it keep us warm in Mother bedroom they got a gas heater in the wall it keep that end of the house warm.
The next day Mother and Jimmie Lou saw that we were going to be there for a while and they try to figure stuff to eat and stuff that we need to get to use. Like flashlight and some candles Mother said I got an oil lantern over at the house I need to go get it. Jimmie Lou tell her I will call my nephew to come over here to take you over to the house Mother said I will get some soup that I had make right before this hit some more things we can use. That night after we eat Jimmie Lou and James they niece and nephew came over to see if we were alright to check to see if we need anything they was telling us that it look scare out there. Tonight they been riding around Duncan the whole town is without electricity the only lights you see is the cars lights have you ever got dresser with a flashlight or a candle those oil lantern came in pretty nice the rest of the week I thought I never will said that but it did.
Saturday Mark came over to ask Mother if she need to go back over to the house he said I realize we hurry up the other day Mother tell him I went over there yesterday but I need to go back he said come on it seem like she had to go back over there ever day. Sunday morning they call church off because of no electricity some of the church staff that Sunday morning they went around to different members help them with trees and branches that had fall on they driveway so they can get out if they need to. They brought James some of the wood he said we always can use the wood he said before they come I need to go out there and bring some wood to the house Mother and Jimmie Lou tell him if he bring the wood to the patio they will put it by the door.
It sometimes funny to see Jimmie Lou and Mother try to figure out different ways to cook ours food I think Jimmie Lou said one day we going to have hamburger she ask James if he can put some hot coals in a bucket he said how are you going to do it? Jimmie Lou said I am going to put the hamburger in an pan then put the pan on top of the coals I think Mother said Jimmie Lou if you got a big pan why can you take that and turn the big pan upside down to sat the hot coals on top of that she said that a good idea and it will also warm up the kitchen too. It seem like we all got exciting about how they cook those hamburger they was really good and the rest time during that time that they did a great job cooking. Some of Duncan got they electricity on before everyone else Jimmie Lou neighbor she call one morning she said my electricity on she said would you like some real coffee Jimmie Lou tell her that will be nice she James and Mother was happy they enjoy they coffee that morning.
In the middle of this storm it were Mother birthday before it hit all the kids were coming home for her birthday but they all call her that day she told them she just thankful for a nice warm fireplace to stay warm. In the afternoon Mother Jimmie Lou and I start play domino to pass the time a away James told us to let Mother win because it was her birthday. Then it were begin to get dark we was use the oil lantern and candles to see by we decide to stop playing it was hard to see every night we sat around with the oil lantern candles going I ask Mother and Jimmie Lou boy what did y'all do back when you were grown up when it get dark like this? They both laugh at me we sat around like we doing now talking or go to bed early.
At the end of the week we all thank the Lord that we had each other because sometimes I think we feel like we not going see electricity again guess we had done without for a while that it make you wonder like that sometimes. But it could had been a lot worst Mother and I thank the Lord he took care all of us and give us friends and family to help us too here is a verse it kind go along what we had gone through.
Half of the wood he burns in the fire; over it he prepares his meal, he roasts his meat and eats his fill. He also warm himself and says, "Ah! I am warm; I see the fire." Isaiah 44:16
After we been there for about 5 days Mother tell Jimmie Lou that Jim coming to pick us up and take us to Texas she thank them for lets us stay with them Jim took us home with him. It funny when we got down Mother and I look at each other said they got electricity Jim and Beverly just laugh at us anywhere everyone came over they give Mother a birthday party. Everyone want to know all about the storm Mother tell them someone said it sound almost like camping and it did feel like it the next day we went over to Jay and Karen all of them want to know everything that happen too. Jay bring us back home he and Mother when we got home they clean out the ice box and throw everything away just to be save it were some storm I think Duncan still talking about it today.












Wednesday, January 27, 2010

A Farmer & A Little Boy

A farmer had some puppies he needed to sell.
He painted a sign advertising the 4 pups and
set about nailing it to a post on the edge of
his yard. As he was driving the last nail into the
post, he felt a tug on his overalls. He looked
down into the eyes of a little boy.

"Mister," he said, "I want to buy one of your
puppies."

"Well," said the farmer, as he rubbed the sweat
off the back of his neck, "These puppies come
from fine parents and cost a good deal of money."

The boy dropped his head for a moment. Then
reaching deep into his pocket, he pulled out a
handful of change and held it up to the farmer.

"I've got thirty-nine cents. Is that enough to take
a look?"

"Sure," said the farmer. And with that he let out
a whistle. "Here, Dolly!" he called.

Out from the doghouse and down the ramp ran
Dolly followed by four little balls of fur.

The little boy pressed his face against the chain
link fence. His eyes danced with delight. As the
dogs made their way to the fence,
the little boy
noticed something else stirring inside the doghouse.

Slowly another little ball appeared, this one noticeably
smaller. Down the ramp it slid. Then in a somewhat
awkward manner, the little pup began hobbling toward
the others, doing its best to catch up...

"I want that one," the little boy said, pointing to the
runt. The farmer knelt down at the boy's side and said,
"Son, you don't want that puppy. He will never be able
to run and play with you like these other dogs would."

With that the little boy stepped back from the fence,
reached down, and began rolling up one leg of his
trousers.

In doing so he revealed a steel brace running down
both sides of his leg attaching itself to a specially made
shoe.

Looking back up at the farmer, he said, "You see sir,
I don't run too well myself, and he will need someone
who understands."

With tears in his eyes, the farmer reached down and
picked up the little pup.


Holding it carefully he handed it to the little boy.

"How much?" asked the little boy... "No charge,"
answered the farmer, "There's no charge for love."

The world is full of people who need someone who
understands.




Monday, January 25, 2010

A New House

As Christians we have the assurance that when our bodies die, our spirits will move
to heaven, where our Father has prepared a new body for us to live in.
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Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Talent Show

When I were down at Karen and Jay while Mother was recover from her knee surgery I think it were the first week I were there that Hanna got an chance to sing in a talent show. It were down at Cresson Texas at Tumbleweed's Bar-B-Que in the back of the Restaurant they have a close in patio a radio station put it on I think Hanna told me that radio stations put on talent shows sometimes to found new talent.
Hanna Jo heard about it she sign up they had it for so many weeks you can go back every week if you want to until you win Hanna had to sing a song she know and sing one that she wrote. Karen was going meet us down there after her volleyball game we all going go listen to her sing Jay and I got down there Hanna said that Karen got sick and had to go home we feel bad for Karen because she want to be there. Hanna did really good Jay and I was proud of her she getting some good experience singing when every she can like that.
On the way home I said Jay you know that movie Coal Miner's Daughter about Loretta Lynn and how Doo Loretta Lynn husband took her all these places to sing to getting her start. One of the first place I think it was loud everyone in there talking laugh they wasn't listen to her sing Doo stand up and start walking around and then I think he told them to be quite and listen to my wife. That the way it was tonight I tell Jay it loud in there and I want to stand up and tell everyone to be quite and listen to my niece she is good then Jay and I laugh about it Hanna tell us how many people came up to her afterward to tell her she was good so I guess they was listen.