Wednesday, September 21, 2016


How many of you are old enough to remember "Ma and Pa Kettle"? Or have even heard of them?

This was a series of films produced in the late 1940's and early 50's. It started out as a book (The Egg and I) written by Betty McDonald in 1945.  The story revolves around Pa played by Percy Kilbribe and Ma played by Marjorie Main.

They had 15 children and as hillbillies Pa wins a new modern home in a contest.  Fifteen films were produced and it was true cornball humor.

Well I loved it, Pa was often trying to outwit Ma which was pretty easy.  I went on Amazon today and you can order any of the DVD's or a total set. If you are tired of politics everyday by one of these and just keep laughing.

It's funny I remembered this today as I was in the kitchen looking at a vintage kettle of mine.

Shall I "put the kettle on"? and we'll have tea!!!

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Monday, September 19, 2016


What would we do in this life without girlfriends to share all our experiences? I have so many of these in choir at church.

Here  are a few of us a few weeks ago after singing in one of our services.

Teri (the one with the walker) has been in grave shape for the few years. Cancer and a terrible fall off of her deck, she spent many months in the hospital. She is still fighting the cancer but was able to come this Sunday.

We all share our joys and trials and we are better for it.

Linking with BLUE MONDAY


Wednesday, September 14, 2016


My Sister and BIL took our Mom and Aunt on an Alaskan Cruise last month. My Mom (89) and my Aunt (87) had a joyful trip.

Here is a picture my sister took-don't they look fantastic for their ages!!!!!! They have always been close and actually have a home together. Their spouses were brothers and are both now gone.

Since my sister passed away last Thanksgiving my Mom has decided to enjoy this time and not dwell on her loss.  They are also going on a trip to Hawaii in January!!

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Friday, September 9, 2016

Are you ready for pumpkin everything?

The store shelves are full of fall and Halloween decorations, orange and brown everywhere.

Pumpkin spice is in the lattes, ice cream and cookies. I figured I'd better kick into gear around here!!

I was totally ready to take the summer flip flop wreath down.



Tuesday, September 6, 2016


Sitting on our deck having coffee this morning I spotted a couple of large spider webs. The black and white shows the INTRICATE work of Mr. Spider.

This was attached from the roof line to a patio umbrella.

He is no longer living there because it is in our walking path. Love nature but don't like the INJECTION of venom that I could walk into.

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Wednesday, August 31, 2016


This past weekend we had a celebration at church to HONOR our pastor and his wife for 40 years as our Senior pastor. They are retiring from full time leadership will do traveling and guest preaching.

The sermon demonstrated how Honor is exemplified in the man of God.

We sang (the choir) for every service (3) and Sunday night ended in a barbecue and blues music with approximately 1500 people.

Our pastors family.

Jimmy Bratchert on the left is a professional blues singer in the area and our pastor played a tune with him.

All three of the pastors children is now in full time ministry, which is a testament to his life.

Linking with ABC WEDNESDAY


Friday, August 26, 2016

John Deere

I think everything just about was made better years ago. Toys being one of them. My husband and I really like vintage trucks and cars and toy ones too.

This one is metal--not going to break anytime soon.

I found this on an auction site and really loved it. I'm thinking of Christmas--isn't it going to look so good filled with trees, goodies and Santa driving the tractor.
John Deere is one of the best brands for sure. It has all the original pieces, tires and the steering wheel works too.  Since I was born on a farm my roots lie there and I'm all about country anything.

Christmas is on the horizon and I'm planning already!!


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