Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My peonies

This last one is right outside of my sewing room window.  I sit facing this window when I am sewing. 

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Tuesday, April 26, 2011

A Pretty Picture

This is a photo I took at one of my daughter's house a couple of years ago.  I haven't had time to take any photos, let alone do any posting lately.  I thought this was so pretty.  I've been working in my yard lately.  I've got to get photos of my peonies!  I started with one bush.  I dug it up several years ago and separated it.  I've done that a couple of times.  Now, I have 11 separate peony plants.  They are starting to bloom and are beautiful!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Me - A flower girl? Reminiscing with old photos

 I was a flower girl in 1957.  The beautiful bride in the photo above is still just as beautiful today as she was then.  I tell her all the time that it isn't right that she looks younger than her flower girl, now, 50+ years later!!!  Her husband died yesterday.  I am sending my thoughts and prayers her way.
Below is a photo of my mother that was taken in the 40s.  Wasn't she pretty?  She had strawberry blonde hair and blue, blue, blue eyes!!!!! 
This is a photo of my Sunday School class when I was 3 years old.  I'm the square kid who is the last one to the right on the back row.  My cousin, Malinda, is next to me.  She's the one with the pretty smile and curls.  My brother is the tallest one in the middle of the back row with the bow tie.
This is a photo of my grandmother, Honey, and her brother.  He died shortly after this was taken.  She's the one who taught me to sew and who wrote all the poetry and the journals.
                                                          Here she is with her parents.

This photo was taken in 1970 of my boyfriend (my husband of 38 years, now) and me at a formal dance.  Sorry about the glare of the glass in the frame.  I really need to get a scanner.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Update on My Brother

My brother woke up with a new hip prostheses in place!  Yea!!!!  Let's just hope that the infection really is gone!!!  He is in a lot more pain this time around because while the spacer was in place his leg drew up and the tissue, etc.... grew around the "dummy" hip. During the surgery, they had to pull on his leg to fit the prostheses into place.  Also, they had to remove a lot of tissue to test and to be able to fit the new hip in.  But, he is now home, in great spirits.  He is somewhat anemic.  They are talking about the possibility of a blood transfusion!  We sure are praying that he doesn't have to have that done!
His attitude is way better than mine would be if I were in his place. 
We've been to the NE to see two of our daughters and their families.  Two of our grands were in a musical.  It was great!  They are so talented!  I am so very proud of them.  We're home, and we're tired. The 14 hour drive is tiring but worth it to see our girls.Our other daughter has moved to SC which is just a few hours drive for us compared to the all day airplane trip we had while she was in AZ!  Yea!