Thursday, December 30, 2010


With the help of my husband we got all the
outside Christmas decorations put away for
another year. The inside ones are also put
up for another year. It does not take as
long to put them away as it does putting them

Monday, December 27, 2010


We got more snow Christmas night.
Total of 2 inches in all. Today is a
cold but beautiful day here blue
skies and still lots of snow on the
ground and cars. With the sun
shinning it will probably melt
fast. These are just some of the
pictures taken the day after

Sunday, December 26, 2010


I had a very nice Christmas and
I hope all of you did also. We had
a white Christmas. It was fun
watching the snowflakes falling while
we opened presents and enjoyed
each others company. Below are some
of the pictures I took of the little bit
of snow we got.

Saturday, December 25, 2010


"May you have the gladness of
Christmas which is hope;
The spirit of Christmas which
is peace;
The heart of Christmas which
is love."
~Ada V. Hendricks~

Merry Christmas to all and may
the new year bring you much
happiness. Sincerely Madeline

Tuesday, December 21, 2010


"On the first day of winter
the earth awakens to the cold touch of it self.
Snow knows no other recourse except
this falling, this sudden letting go
over the small gnomed bushes, all the
emptying trees, snow puts beauty back
into the withered and malnourished,
into the death-wish of nature and the
deliberate way winter insists on nothing
less than deference. Waiting all its life,
snow says, "Let me cover you."
~Laura Lush~

Saturday, December 18, 2010


My son, Kenneth, surprised me this
morning. He came over and brought
me this beautiful poinsettia plant. To
me this is what Christmas is all about
a surprise visit and a special sweet
token of a sons love. I am indeed
fortunate to have such loving children.

Thursday, December 16, 2010


This photo does not do this
beautiful Christmas tree justice,
it has to be seen in person.
My sister-in-law, Gwen made
all the ornaments, white bells,
snowflakes, and angels. Instead
of garland she used regular
wrapping ribbon (white) and
curled it. The only thing she
did not make is the angel on
top. It has clear lights and is
really quite an unique tree.

Sunday, December 12, 2010


It is cold here this morning
and we are having snow
flurries. I know it will not
come to what they are
having up north, but I know
the children wish for snow
and would be delighted for
just enough to make a snowman.
Some of us grown-ups in our
hearts wish the same thing. I
remember as a child we had
snow every year and what fun
we had, we would attach our
sleds together and come down
our street laughing and the last one
on the last sled would always get
thrown into the snow bank. No
one ever got hurt thank goodness
just kids having fun.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010


1. Heaping cup of patience
2. Hearts full of love
3. Hands of generosity
4. Bowls full of laughter

Mix well for a whole life
time of joy

Tuesday, December 7, 2010


Somehow, not only for Christmas but all
the long year through, the joy that you
give to others is the joy that comes back
to you. And the more you spend in blessing
the poor and lonely and sad, the more of your
heart's possessing returns to you glad.
~John Greenleaf Whittier~

Monday, December 6, 2010


There's more, much more,to Christmas
Than candlelight and cheer;
It's the spirit of sweet friendship
That brightens all the year.
It's thoughtfulness and kindness,
It's hope reborn again, for peace
for understanding, and for goodwill
to men!
~Author Unknown~

Sunday, December 5, 2010


Wishing my youngest
daughter, Kara, a very
happy birthday. Hope
you have a wonderful
day. Love you.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010


I heard a Bird Sing

In the dark of December
a magical thing
And sweet to remember.
'We are nearer to spring
than we were in September,'
I heard a bird sing
In the dark of December.
~Oliver Herford~

Tuesday, November 30, 2010


It is so hard to believe this year is almost over.
It seems the older I get the faster the months
fly by. I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving,
and that you will have a blessed Christmas with
your family and friends. I have been reflecting
about the past months when I was hospitalized and
have given thanks many times over for the good
Lord allowing me to have a very nice Thanksgiving
with my family and another Christmas to enjoy. I
have had the love of my friends and family during
my ordeal and want them to know how much it has
meant to me for them to be with me, all their prayers
and help showed me how much they cared. I am
looking forward to a wonderful Christmas and I hope
many more to come.

Saturday, November 27, 2010


To my companion, lover and mate
of 56 years. Love you with all my

Thursday, November 25, 2010


The year has turned its circle,
The seasons come and go.
The harvest all is gathered in
And chilly north winds blow.
Orchards have shared their treasures,
The fields, their yellow gain,
So open wide the doorway
Thanksgiving comes again.
~Author Unknown~
As all of my blogging friends and
relatives know I have much to be
thankful for this Thanksgiving. I
want to wish each and everyone of
you a very Happy Thanksgiving and
a blessed and joyous holiday season.

Tuesday, November 23, 2010


Wishing my daughter, Deann, and
her husband, Brian a very happy
anniversary. 19 years. Hope your
day is a wonderful one. Love you

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Thanksgiving is almost
here. All the items on
my grocery list have been
purchased. I will be baking
pies on Wednesday. The
turkey will go into the oven
Thursday morning and all
the other goodies will be
prepared. I will have some
where in the neighborhood of 15
to 17 family member here on
Thanksgiving day and I am
very grateful to the good lord
for allowing me to be able to
have another Thanksgiving with
my family.

Monday, November 15, 2010


Pictured above is my latest find
at a yard sale. This antique Victorian
chair. It is in perfect condition. I am
not crazy about the color but it will have
to do for now.

Friday, November 12, 2010


The Best of Friends

The best of friends,
can change a frown,
into a smile,
when you feel down.

The best of friends,
will understand,
your little trials,
and lend a hand.

The best of friends,
will always share,
your secret dreams,
because they care.

The best of friends,
worth more than gold,
give all the love,
a heart can hold.

~Wendy Hinson~

Thursday, November 11, 2010


We should not only remember
our men and women on this
day but every day that comes
along. Pray that God keeps
them safe . GOD BLESS AMERICA.

Monday, November 8, 2010


Drinking From My Saucer
I've never made a fortune
And it's probably to late now.
But I don't worry about that much,
I'm happy anyhow.
And as I go along life's way,
I'm reaping better than I sowed.
I'm drinking form my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.
I don't have a lot of riches,
And sometimes the going's tough.
But I've got loved ones around me,
And that makes me rich enough.
I thank God for his blessings,
And the mercies he's bestowed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.
I remember times when things went wrong,
My faith wore somewhat thin.
But all at once the dark clouds broke,
And the sun peeped through again.
So God, help me not to gripe
About the tough rows that I've hoed.
I'm drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.
If God gives me strength and courage
When the way grows steep and rough,
I'll not ask for other blessings,
I'm already blessed enough.
And may I never be too busy
To help others bear their loads.
Then I'll keep drinking from my saucer,
'Cause my cup has overflowed.
~John Paul Moore~

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Two of my daughters share the same
wedding anniversary day. Debra
and her husband, Bob, are celebrating
35 years. Kara and her husband, Alex,
are celebrating 12 years. Wishing you
many more years of wedded bliss. Love
you all.

Friday, November 5, 2010


My grandson, Logan, is
celebrating his birthday
today. Ten years old.
Have a fun day. Love you.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


A Perfect Day
When you come to the end of a perfect day,
And you sit alone with your thought,
While the chimes ring out with a carol gay,
For the joy that the day has brought,
Do you think what the end of a perfect day
Can mean to a tired heart,
When the sun goes down with a flaming ray
and the dear friends have to part?
Well, this is the end of a perfect day,
Near the end of a journey, too,
But it leaves a thought that is big and strong,
with a wish that is kind and true.
For mem'ry has painted this perfect day
With colors that never fade,
And we find at the end of a perfect day,
The soul of a friend we've made.
~Carrie Jacobs-Bond~

Tuesday, November 2, 2010


Rember to get out and
cast your vote.

Monday, November 1, 2010


"November comes and November goes,
with the last red berries and the first
white snows.
With night coming early, and dawn coming
late, and ice in the bucket and frost on
my gate.
The fires burn and the kettles sing, and
earth sinks to rest until next spring."
~Elizabeth Coatsworth~

Sunday, October 31, 2010


Jack-o-lantern smiling bright
Witches flying in the night
Ghost and goblins, cats and bats
Witches with their funny hats
A full moon can't be beat
As we go out to trick or treat.
~Author Unknown~

Wishing everyone a happy and
safe Halloween.

Friday, October 29, 2010


Forgive Me When I Whine

Today upon a bus , I saw
A lovely maid with golden hair;
I envied her --she seemed so gay --
And oh, I wished I were so fair.
And suddenly she rose to leave,
I saw her hobble down the aisle;
She had one foot and wore a crutch,
But as she passed, a smile.
Oh God, forgive me when I whine;
I have two feet--the world is mine.

And when I stopped to buy some sweets,
The lad who served me had such charm.
He seemed to radiate good cheer,
His manner was so kind and warm.
I said,"It's nice to deal with you,
Such courtesy I seldom find."
He turned and said, "Oh thank you, sir!"
And then I saw that he was blind.
Oh God, forgive me when I whine,
I have two eyes---the world is mine.

Then when walking down the street,
I saw a child with eyes of blue.
He stood and watched the others play;
It seemed he knew not what to do.
I stopped a moment, then I said;
"Why don't you join the others, dear?"
He looked ahead without a word,
And then I knew, he could not hear.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine;
I have to ears--the world is mine.

With feet to take me where I'd go,
With eyes to see the sunset's glow,
With ears to hear what I would know;
I'm blessed indeed, the world is mine.
Oh, God, forgive me when I whine.

~Author Unknown~

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Wishing my daughter-in-law,
Lisa, a very happy birthday.
Have a great day. Love you.

Sunday, October 24, 2010


"Do not save your loving speeches for your
friends till they are dead; Do not write them
on their tombstones, speak them rather now
~Anna Cummings~

Thursday, October 21, 2010


"If we ever forget that
we're one nation under
God, then we will be a
nation gone under."
~Ronald Reagan~

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


"Scatter seeds of kindness everywhere you
go; scatter bits of courtesy watch them grow
and grow. Gather buds of friendship; keep
them till full-blown; you will find more happiness
than you have ever known."
~Amy R. Raabe~

Sunday, October 17, 2010


Today was another beautiful day here in Alabama.
My husband and I decided to take a drive down
south to Selma, Alabama. The drive was very
enjoyable the trees are starting to turn their
beautiful colors. Pictured below are some of the
sights we took in while in the old part of the town
of Selma.

An old Victorian house

Another Victorian house. I just love the gingerbread
trim on these houses.

This old Victorian house was one of the prettiest
we saw.

Spanish moss was hanging from a lot of the trees.

This hotel is located near the Alabama river. The
iron work as you can see is very pretty.

This is a fountain that is in front of the St. James

Sign describing the area around the river.

Original house where the bridge-tenders stayed.
Sign for the Bridge Tender's house.

Alabama river.

Sign telling about the first bridge built across
the Alabama river.
Famous bridge where events took place during
the civil rights era.