Thursday, September 30, 2010


My grandson, Joseph, is
celebrating his birthday
today. Twelve years old.
Hope you have a great day.
Love you.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010


Son I hope you have a
great day. Love you.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010


I had some thread just laying around taking up
room so I crocheted another afghan. It is a bit
larger than the last one I crocheted for my friend's
daughter that is expecting her first baby. This
one I may keep unless one of my daughters wants
it. With the weather finally feeling like fall it will
be nice to wrap up in when reading or watching

Monday, September 27, 2010


I want to wish a Happy
Birthday to two of my
grandsons...Grant is
celebrating his 21st and
Drake who is 8 today.
Have a great day. Love you.

Sunday, September 26, 2010


I have my autumn decorations out. Autumn
leaves , pumpkins and vase of silk autumn
leaves and flowers. They decorate my table
in the entrance hall where I have some of my
grandchildren's pictures.

Vase full of beautiful silk autumn flowers.

Plush pumpkin, autumn leaves tin candle holder
and another vase of silk autumn leaves and flowers.

Two cloth patchwork pumpkins and another
vase of silk autumn flowers and leaves.

More autumn leaves tin candle holders, small
patchwork pumpkins and another vase of autumn
leaves and flowers.

Vase of silk autumn leaves and three pumpkins
on an autumn runner. Come October I will add
my Halloween decorations.

Saturday, September 25, 2010


The first day of autumn was a beautiful day so
my husband and I decided to go on another picnic.
We stopped and got some fried chicken and 2
sides and took off for the small town of Springville,
which is not far from where we live. We had our
lunch by this babbling brook pictured above. After
lunch we strolled around the park which has a very
nice walking trail.

Another photo of the babbling brook with a
bridge across it.

Lake with a pretty fountain.

Ducks taking it easy on the hot day.

One of the memorials dedicated to wounded
combat veterans.

The other memorial was dedicated to the servicemen
and women who served our country.

Same memorial just the other side of the one
pictured above.

They have a real nice playground for the kids.

Another view of the playground.

Friday, September 24, 2010


This past Saturday my husband and I went to the
town of Leeds, Alabama to see the play "Listen to
That Cold Steel Ring" written by Leeds native Marie
Cromer. It was all about John Henry from boyhood
to a grown man who worked on the railroad. Although
he was born a slave his owner took him under his wing
and when he was old enough took him to work on the
railroad. The story (whether it be legend or truth) is
that John Henry was in a contest against the steam drill.
He won but died from exhaustion. The photo above is
of my husband, myself and the man who played John
Henry as a grown up. All the players were hometown
people and all did a fabulous job. We thoroughly enjoyed
the play, it had some comedy and of course at the end

Plaque about John Henry. If you click on picture
you will be able to read most of it.

Some of the singers. They did a great job of
singing old time gospel songs.

The lady who played the mom of John Henry
on the right and the other lady was a midwife
who told her that John Henry would die with a
hammer in his hand.

John Henry as a young boy with his dad and mom.

John Henry as a teenager with his mom and dad.

John Henry as a grown man with with partner
that held the rods that went into the rails.

This scene brought tears to my eyes. John
Henry after he beat the steam drill with his
wife, the owner of the plantation and his partner.

The end of the play. Dead being covered up
by his partner. They say he is buried next to

The plaque about the depot there in Leeds, which
now is a museum about the railroads.

Photo of the Depot.

This used to be a hotel across from the depot
now is a home.

The livery another building across from the
depot. It also has railroad information and
other things one can buy books about railroads

Thursday, September 23, 2010


Pumpkins in the cornfields gold among the brown.
Leaves of rust and scarlet trembling slowly down.
Birds that travel southward. Lovely time to play.
Nothing is as pleasant as an autumn day.
~Author Unknown~

Hope where you live fall has arrived. Where I am, summer is still hanging on.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Wishing my husband,
Karl, a very happy
birthday and a great
big thank you for taking
such good care of me
during and after my
illness. Love you

Tuesday, September 14, 2010


We took another drive after running some
errands today. We decided to go once again
to visit the Shrine of the most Blessed Sacrament
located in Hanceville, Alabama, the home of
our Lady of Angels Monastery. Mother Angelica
is the nun responsible for this beautiful Shrine.
There are 32 nuns in our Lady of the Angels
Monastery ranging in age from 20 to 70 years of
age. There are also 6 brothers who help Mother
Angelica with the manual labor, landscaping, building
and lawn work.

Gate way to the Shrine.

The Shrine.

Got this picture of the Shrine off the Internet.

Doors to the Shrine.

Sign tell us no photos allowed in the Shrine.

I got this picture off the Internet because we
are not allowed to photograph the inside. It
really does not do it justice, you have to see it
in person. It is really beautiful.

The workmanship is so beautiful. Like I said
it really has to been seen in person.

Sign on the statue outside the Shrine of the
boy Jesus.
Statue of the boy Jesus.
Another photo of the statue of the boy Jesus.

This is the gift shop. The structure looks like
an old medieval building

Close up view of the gift shop.

Sign on the gift shop.

Manager scene in its own little structure. One
can go in and light candles and just sit and admire
the workmanship of this very beautiful Manager
scene. If you would like more information on the
Shrine or Mother Angelica just google: Shrine of the
most Blessed Sacrament.