Monday, October 25, 2010

Helen Denise

I asked Mom years ago why they named me Helen, she said that after two boys she really wanted a dark haired little girl.  That is what she got on March 7th 1947. She said she and dad was thrilled, thus they called me Helen.  I do not remember where they got the name Denise but it goes well with Helen.  I wish all these years they had called me Helen and not Denise but that was then and this is now.
So I have told my sweet husband to call me Helen Denise now.......... What do you think......  
I wanted to share something about my mom this morning.  She so loved flowers and hats and earrings. She had a jewelry box full of them.  She never went out without her hat or her earrings. She always wanted a little bit of makeup on and a touch of lipstick.   Does that sound like anyone you know..... YEAP that is me. Remember the story about the lipstick I posted here a while back?  No Lipstick!  I have a jewelry box full of earrings and I have a closet full of hats.  She and I always worked in her garden when she lived in Roff and I built her a garden here where she had some beautiful flowers. We loved the same things me and mom,  I miss her.
Anyway, she always looked so sharp and did not look anything like 90 years young.

The pictures that I posted here is my very favorite of our family. I was not yet three and it was before I was badly scalded. I was born with very curly hair but after being burned it came in very straight and it was dark brown before and came back in black.

Let me show you.....

This is me at 27 and I was on my way to the Senior Prom with my brother Paul. He taught at this school and he hosted the Senior Prom every year. This year, he was still single and I was living at home. My hair was jet black and straight as a string. It was before the bottled color I now wear.  Strange huh?
We had a good time.
Those of you with very natural curly hair would most likely tell me it was a blessing and those of you with straight hair would be sad for me as I am my self. So many perms in my life!    I love love love curly hair.  Anyway, just wanted to share that little bit of information with you this morning..........  I will share one day about the miracle that came about when I was badly scalded. The Lord was there that day..... I guess HE has been in our lives every day watching.  I am glad of that.
 Pictures of our vacation in the Ozarks and visit with my son Darryl coming soon..



Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Coffee and Root Beer and Good Company

Me and my sweet DH went out last Sunday night and met up with brother Paul and Alpha.  With coffee and root beer and good conversation we had a wonderful night. Brother PE brought me a plant stand with a red  ivy that goes back to my grandmother.  I need to take a picture..........  Ok........  Just a minute.............  

There now you can see what I am talking about.........   

We made plans for dinner at their house next week. I am going to make them the BEST soup!!!!!!!!!!

I will post the recipe next week for you, it is amazing soup, great for winter. I promise to post it.

I put up some wreaths from last year, not really into making any new ones this year. I am thinking that I am not going to be very festive this year.
They look ok, could have used a little more flowers but did not want to go up in the attic.

I took the third one over to  my son's house, Chris, I put a big black crow on his.  It was the wreath that I made for Mom fall of 2008 for her porch. She sat outside in the shade while I worked on the wreaths.
 I have no idea what she was saying.  But we talked and laughed.

This was the finished product.  She loved it...

I will miss them this year. We always had such fun decorating their little porch.

Other than that, it has been a quiet day  here . I went out and sat on the porch a while and low and behold, I had a visitor sitting quiet watching and sometimes taking a nap. Can you see him?

 Just a minute

Now can you see him?

A cute little tree frog. He seems to be napping under my fall colors. Sssshhhhhhhhh  do not wake him.

DH has been off for 3 days and that is always nice. I love being at home with him. Lots of things planned for the next few weeks that I will share, but not today, time for bed.


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Happy Anniversary Mom and Dad

Today is the anniversary of my mom and dad. They will have been married 67 years. I had made plans a few months ago to have a little get together for them. Last year things were not good and we missed having a real celebration for them. This year I was going to have a nice dinner with cake and all the fixins' and have all the kids here..  

The Father God had other plans...........  I could not even imagine mom being here without dad, that would have broke her heart. The Father God knew that...  HE made sure that they would be together this day..........  It hurts my heart but that is me............  Mom and Dad are celebrating like they have never celebrated before.  


I miss you both, but one day we will have a celebration, a family reunion, but until then, watch for us, we will follow. 

!-- gt;