Sunday, November 30, 2008


Build a little fence of trust Around today; Fill the space with loving work And therein stay. Look not through the sheltering bars Upon tomorrow; God will help thee bear what comes Of joy or sorrow. By Mary Butts

Why are some Christians so anxious, so fearful ? Evidently because they have not left their way with the Lord. They took it to Him, but brought it away with them again. By Streams in The Desert

Friday, November 28, 2008

Our Thanksgiving Trip

The family is growing, so we did a 3 day fest. My oldest daughter has come back to Tennessee after 24 years. With daughter no.2's family we visited on Tuesday. Then on Wednesday we had dinner with The Bennie's daughter . We had the grand food fest with Paula Deen, on Thursday.

Monday, November 24, 2008

I wish all of my blogger friends a Happy Thankgiving.

Happy Birthday

The Bennie's little cheer leader, Laura

Sunday, November 23, 2008

My Baby Eagle

In the Commercial Appeal News paper they have Mid-South Memories. The Bennie was in the 7Th grade. His daughter sent it to us yesterday. He is number 27, enlarge to see how cute he is.

Wintry blast

Though the rain may fall and the wind be blowing, And cold and chill is the wintry blast; Though the cloudy sky is still cloudier growing, And the dead leaves tell that the summer has passed; My face I hold to the stormy heaven. My heart is as calm as the summer sea, Glad to receive what my God has given, What e'er it be. When I feel the cold, I can say, "He sends it", And His winds blow blessing, I surely know; For I've never a want but that He attends it; And my heart beats warm, though the winds may blow. By Streams in The Desert

Saturday, November 22, 2008


We got our certificate from Arkansas Northeastern College. These are some of the papers and pictures I have put together on my family's history of North Carolina, Tennessee, Missouri and Arkansas.

Six things you didn't know about me

1. Married very young
2. Have three children
3. Divorce
4. Got education, worked, got children in college with my mother and fathers help.
5. 9 years later married the Bennie, he has 2 children. We have none. We Have been married 30 years.
6. Happy, happy we have renovated 2 homes and built 2 new homes. Worked hard now retired.

Feel free to participate or not.

Friday, November 21, 2008

I have been tagged

I have been tagged my Darla ( Thank you, and the rest is to come.

Caramel Cake

I got this from ( Cooking with Val) on Darla's blog. I used Pineapple cake mix not yellow cake mix. It is just too good.

My Sky

picture of The Bennie and Mississippi River.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

I love Trees

This beautiful Holly is in the Village
Reelfoot Lake

I don't know where this is at but I wish it was in my yard.

And breakfast with Joe ( this was on our fishing trip to Reelfoot Lake)

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Our Village

Our Village is on the old Eaker Air Force Base

This is a War Monument to our lost.

Monday, November 17, 2008

Happy Birthday

This is my baby, Jill Ann she is 49 years old to day and was born on my fathers birthday and her oldest son who is now 26. This was( just) yesterday?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

A Job to do

Enlarge if you dare. I know I have this job to do this coming week.

The Master calls

Go back to thy garden-plot, sweetheart! Go back till the evening falls, and bind thy lilies and train thy vines. Till for thee the Master calls.

Go make thy garden fair as thou canst, Thou workest never alone; Perhaps he whose plot is next to thine, will see it and mend his own.

By Streams in the Desert

Saturday, November 15, 2008


My things from pottery class. kind of crude, but the pomegranate looks good. I think I will make a flower pot next.

Friday, November 14, 2008


I am always happy to get my new Artist Trading Cards. Enlarge to see how cute they are

I can't stop

How did I ever work out in this cruel world ? I am so protected in my little world, (The Village). These are the books I have just read and the quilt I am working on . I am not even going to think about what is happening in our mad mad world out side of the Village.

Thursday, November 13, 2008


We had our Plain and Fancy Quilters Club meeting and this is show and tell.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Village goes to College

I just reserved a treasuretrove of information and pictures from the late 1800 and early 1900 on my fathers family. The Alexander's of Tennessee. Tuesday Arkansas Northeastern College had a class on the history of this part of northeastern Arkansas and how we got here in Blytheville in the 1800's. As I may have said in the past blogs I am addicted to genealogy and for 4 years have been compiling a book on ( Parts of the person I am)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Flower of Faith

At 11 am on November 11 in 1918, World War 1 ceased. On November 11 many still bow their heads in remembrance of the 11 hour of the 11 day of the 11 month.

Flower of Faith

The perennial poppy symbolized sacrifice and renewal to millions of Allied troops of the First World War.

I remember my Grandfathers brother , Uncle Jim that was a veteran of World War 1 when I was a child.

Monday, November 10, 2008

The Bennie is up and about

The Bennie is home and doing good , will be back to his sweet old self in a day or two. While I was setting with the sick and being (The alter ego ) that he had to work at to over come. You know things like I don't think you should do that , let me call the nurse - no no don't pull out the tube down your throat. After the nurse came with help and shot him back to sleep, I got two books read. I got Three Cups of Tea read and a book I got in the gift shop by Clive Cussler , The Chase. I think I may read some of his other books.

Saturday, November 8, 2008

Down But Not Out

Our Village trees are at there best now. The Bennie is in the hospital, he is going to be OK but it may be some time next week be for he gets out . Will be back soon The Lord willing.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008