Thursday, July 31, 2008

Something to Think About

If a computer could track our words and actions, what would a snapshot of yesterday reveal? Over the weeks and months, what patterns would emerge? And what theme would dominate the final mosaic of our lives? When all the pictures of our life are on the table, they will reveal our recurring words and actions. What story will they tell? It's worth considering as we make our choices each day. By David McCasland

Teapots and Dinner

We had Dinner with our Village friends Cloody and Frank last night. There grandson Davis is here for a visit. Frank wanted, you guessed it Chinese,( he likes Chinese checkers too.) Go to Cloody and Frank's blog to meet Davis he is a very delightful guy. We now know why Frank always wants to go for Chinese food, he is in love with there ice cream. We do not have a dairy queen here. That is the only place to eat that has the soft cream in a cone. We had all finished our food . Davis and The Bennie got there ice cream, ate it, Frank was telling one of his Norman story's when I said Frank have you forgotten your ice cream? Have you ever seen a little boy with that look of surprise and disbelief on his face? Well that was Frank, he came back to the table with a cone and no ice cream. As he was reaching to get his cone , they stick a out of order sign on the machine. Yes I have bags under my eyes this morning.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Way back when

After the French Revolution modern costume. Ladies hats and hair styles from the Revolutionary Period. a. Bonnet or mopcap b.Taffeta and gauze bonnet; Cadogan hairdo ( bow holds back the curls) , c. Chimneypipe hat with satin ribbons. d. Hair dressed with embroidered ribbon. e. Muscadine tall hat with ribbon band and plumes. f. Straw tall hat with satin ribbon trim. g. Cadogan hairdo with roll curls. h. Merveilleuse velvet beret with ostrich and plumes, ribbons and pearls. i. Merveilleuse jockey cap, neck cloth. j. Gauze turban with egret plume. k. Straw cabriolet bonnet with rolled brim, ribbon and silk flower trim. l. Straw cabriolet bonnet. m. Cap of velvet ribbon and tulle crown. n. Gauze cap with plume. o. Silk cottage bonnet with lingerie frills, satin ribbon.

Monday, July 28, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Magnolia's in Bloom

Some would love to have others think of their lives like Niagara Falls-------wild, spectacular, and loud. But power without control dissipates into useless energy. By D. De Haan

This is the Day the Lord has made , rejoice and be glad in it.

Saturday, July 26, 2008

More work and Pink Saturday (Wisteria and roses out in Ca.) and (How Sweet The Sound) and 50 Participants do a Pink Saturday. I am practicing with some pink on you guy, what do you think? Do you have lots of pink in your life? Bennie was not finished with me yesterday. I had to peel and seed 14 cups of Tomato's and de-seed Jalapeno Peppers for his Salsa. Our grandchildren love his Salsa.

Friday, July 25, 2008

Juicy Fruit, Peas, and Butterbeans

Boy, did Bennie have me working yesterday. In the garden at 6:oo am picking peas and butter beans. We had gotten Peaches the day before, so he had me peeling by 8:00. He made Preserves and Pickled Peaches. I got that cleaned up and we shelled the peas and butterbeans. It was late afternoon but got those in the freezer and that mess cleaned up. Most work I have done in a long time.

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hat's today

Ok Clara, Cloody and Frank and all of blogland, let us see your hats. Here are mine.

Red Hat, , Sun hats, Safari Hat, and my Cowboy Hat From my Texas days on the ranch.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Quilters Club

The Plain and Fancy Quilters Club made quilts for a college person and her father to take to a orphanage in Romania. They made pictures of each quilt so we could see they were put into services.

This is second stage of quilt blocks from the quilt club meetings.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Art Show

The Village had a Art show. This is Bennie's and my amateur photography. I did the flowers and he did the barn and Reelfoot Lake sunset.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Sun Shine

If you want to reflect light, plant these.

Saturday, July 19, 2008

Cloody this is for you

This is what Cloody ask to see, the quilt top I am working on. Bennie made the shelves for me at the Village Wood Shop.
We had our Friday night out with the Village group. It was Chinese food . I woke with large bags under my eyes. I will have to slice up some cucumbers for my eyes or maybe I will just use some hemorrhoid cream. ( just kidding about the hemorrhoid cream ,but they say models do it.) Our talk was of food. Frank told us how to make Cold Cucumber Soup and Cold Blueberry Soup. It did sound good. Frank cooked this for there Cloody and Frank's Thursday Bridge Party.

Friday, July 18, 2008

Joey and his wall hang

This is Joey Sulipeck our weatherman on WHBQ channel 13 out of Memphis Tn.

His Bow Tie quilt was made by a viewer and his grandmother made the picture for us village quilters.

Thursday, July 17, 2008


A creamy sauce of egg yolks, oil, vinegar beaten together. These mayonnaise dish's are from the 1920's and 30's.

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Lemon Dish's

This is my collection of lemon dish's, what fun it was to find them over the years. Before we down sized I had 23. You know it can be very devastating to some people to downsize, but we must not live in the past and not look to far into the future. We must find joy now living in the presence.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

True Confessions

We had a little sewing going on over at Cloody's yesterday. You know how it is when us gals get to talking. The true personality's come out. We have Sherry the teacher, Cloody the cook and fun loving one and Patsy the I want to know what is going on in the world (blogger).

Sherry sewed, Cloody talked about her mother and how she could make the best pies but Cloody always had to make the crust for her. Well to bad Franks computer was in the sewing room. So you know what Patsy did read blogs.

Monday, July 14, 2008

Ice Cream we all scream for ice cream

This is what I made with my Frank and Cloody peaches.

Our village group went to Joe and Sherry's for, you guessed it home made ice cream. Thanks to our Frank and Cloody's trip to peach world we had peach ice cream and it was so good.

We hit on many topics then it got ugly. Cloody said Frank had not been feeling to good to day. Salmonella had been one of the topics, which Frank put on the table. I said something about blogging and that did it. The none blogger's said Frank and I both had blog disorder from to much blogging. Oh! well they just don't have a clue.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

A cruise around town

This is our lovely Tea room at Sister's, where we take our break from so much fun culture.

This is our Theater of Arts. We have very theatrical people in our village.

This little country town bookstore has a very renowned collection of authors that hold book signings. Novelist Bret Lott, John Grisham and The Clinton's and many more.