january 29, 2019

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“Read more books than status updates. Look into more eyes than screens. Hold more hands than devices. Love more than you judge.” ~ Dulce Ruby⠀




I promised a photo of the Birthday Girl and here are two with one of her two beloved (and adorable) nephews, Josh. Annie loves her nephews beyond all telling and I was really glad to finally meet at least one of them (I missed her nephew Jessie by minutes, unfortunately). I believe she had a real good birthday.


auntie smiling

january 24, 2018

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“Judge me when you are perfect.” ~Unknown


birthday girl


Our Shero, pictured here with elf, Missy Moore, at Christmas, turned 76 years old today. I sure didn’t think she would see another birthday after last year’s horrible accident, but survive she did, thanks be to God! While she and I will celebrate her trip around the sun next week when she’s here, today’s weather cooperated so that she and dad could get out for a nice meal, a little shopping, and some much needed socialization with friends and neighbors. Happy Birthday, young lady! You’re the strongest person I know.

june 1, 2014

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“All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.”
~ Julian of Norwich


a man and his garden
a man and his garden


Now that dad is older he likes to plant a vegetable or two. When he was young, the garden fed the family. When they had a garden that is. The earliest years were spent in coal camps without much food at all, let alone a garden. Dad was the second of 14 children. His brother, Phillip (below), was the forth. They both made their way out of the mountains in the army. Dad served 10 years in Special Forces. Phillip served until he retired. They’re both extraordinary men; helpers to friends and family; dedicated to God and country; and married to equally extraordinary women. Uncle Phillip and Aunt Linda stopped by the hospital while Dad and I were visiting with mom today. They’re always such a joy. I’m lucky to have such a big, compassionate family, with a dad that can grow a little garden when he wants to.


Phillip and Linda
Phillip and Linda