Monday, January 31, 2011

We now have the public library in the comfort of our home.
This is big , soon I will never have to go out of my home, life is on my computer.
With the e-reader I can check out books and when the titles expire at the end of
lending period it is automatically done. no late fees.But Bennie sometime I may want to SEE people!

Sunday, January 30, 2011

"Yet a little while, and the world seeth me no more;
but ye see me: because I live, ye shall live also."
John 14 : 19
Father I thank you for healing my eyes so I can see you and live!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

I am so happy to see a new wave petunia for 2011.
"Pink Dawn "with a vibrant white center.A must have for my planters

Friday, January 28, 2011

I went out in the cold wind to check on my Taylor's Perfection Camellia
The poor little thing put on its buds in the fall and
they are hanging in there for spring. It gets the full force of the northern winds.
This will be the third summer for it,
not growing very fast but it does have more buds then last year.this is when it bloomed last year

Thursday, January 27, 2011

In the Smith house there was a whole lot of baking going on. The Bennie got out the bread machine and made this delicious crusty white bread.
We put it in the bread slicing thing and had fat tuna sandwich's for lunch.

The bananas were looking ripe so I made banana walnut bread

So good the house did smell:

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

I got pictures of my dad when he was 19 or 20 years old, it was about 1930. You should enlarge to see how great they are. I have not seen them before, his sister that is now 101 sent them to me or her family did. This lady is not my mother, mother and daddy did not marry until 1934. Check out that suit he had on. My dads name was Otto and a fun loving guy.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

This little lady is 1940's ?
A dear Mrs. Todd who sold antiques out of a shop at the back of her home had her
in the 1970's but didn't know any thing about her, no mark. Do any of you have any thing like her?

Monday, January 24, 2011

I just knew

you would like to follow the money
We are having chicken

Just come get me here when it gets time to check out.Have a happy day 'u" all

Sunday, January 23, 2011

"Call upon me in the day of trouble:
I will deliver thee, and thou shalt glorify me."
Psalm 50:15Father, give me the wisdom you have promised to those who seek you.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

New in 2010

(Singin the Blues)
is an extremely fragrant deep lavender
"Best Fragrant New Rose for 2010"
New Green Rose
"Green Romantica Rose"It will perform best in cool sunny climates where the color will be at it's most intense.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Questions about the mug:

Homer Laughlin and his brother Shakespeare were from Little Beaver Creek a few miles from Liverpool and the Ohio River. After the Civil War they were ready to go in business , they opened their factory Sept. 1 1874.The factory in 1900
Homer is the maker of the Fiesta dish .
This is the new color for 2010
the color is called Paprika

These are my color fiesta
this color was discontinued in
the 1980's

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Something to give on Valentines Day

The Bennie got a new Homer Laughlin mug for his coffee

so he had to get Shipley Donuts to try it out.Fun facts about the donut, the shape of the wedding band symbolizes eternal love and happiness. The shape of the donut also symbolizes eternal love and happiness. It is therefore very appropriate to give your sweetie donuts on Valentines Day.

I believe this was made up to sell more donuts don't you :

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Trivia For Wednesday

How many bathrooms are there in the White House?132 rooms. (35 bathrooms) and 6 levels in the residence.
There are also 412 doors, 147 windows, 28 fireplaces, 8 staircases, 3 elevators.

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

We went from this to
To thisRain, rain, refreshing rain, will make the flowers grow;
also will make the garden put on a show.

Monday, January 17, 2011

My grandson and his family
He is a mechanical engineer and now has passed the exam for
P.E. after his name for Professional Engineer

So proud of all his hard work

Sunday, January 16, 2011

"God is with thee in all that thou doest."
Genesis 21:22Thank you, Lord, for leading me this far. Give me your directions for today
so that I may walk in your path for me.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Do you feel

super- cranky and a little anxious do you eat more sweets have you stop hanging out with you blogger friends? Could be you just need a little flower fix with plans for spring. Never fear Burpee is here with a new plant.Perilla, Fantasy
They say the most impressive plant in years.
Deep satisfying colors thick leaves are splashed with dark and neon tones.
Tall, rugged and drought tolerant.
Sounds like just what I need for the garden.

Friday, January 14, 2011

No Divorce for me

This is the story of my Waterford Biscuit BarrelNew 2010
This is one of the 12 days of Christmas Biscuit Barrel's
A small Biscuit Barrel

This was given to the Bennie and I 32 years ago on
Christmas by a family member of his. We were told
if you ever divorce I want it back. I love my Waterford
Biscuit Barrel so much I have keep The Bennie.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Sweet Child?

When I was about 9 years old Mother took my sister and I to a Nun at a very small Church so we could learn to play the piano I had my first lesson came home. My sister sit down and played . Later after dinner it was my turn I think mother had to make me sit down to play.
Daddy came in to read the paper and I was just pecking and not very happy. Daddy said Patsy do you want to play the piano or go out side a play with your friends.
You guessed it I said go out side and play. That was the last of my lessons. My sister took for a long time and was very good.
I have regretted it all my adult life that I made that choice.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

I couldn't get the Bennie to move in the woods
or to the beach

He did say maybe a new electrolux vacuum

but I will still have to dust

I think the Crow's that are visiting our yard are laughing at me.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

I been Thinking

it is getting harder for me to clean house you know we down sized, now how about moving to
a little old shack. I have been reading about life in the old west in The Bennie's books of
Louis L'Amour " The Man From The Broken Hills"
He was happy in the line shack. No I think it should be

a little old rusty beach shack.What do you think?

Monday, January 10, 2011

The birds in our yard

We didn't get much snow but it did cover the ground and made things bright .
The Bennie has been out feeding the birds

Sunday, January 9, 2011


"The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptations."
2 Peter 2: 9Dear God, help me to withstand the temptation of self-righteousness, and all other temptations that keep me from knowing your will.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

The Paperbark Maple

This is a slow-growing tree it has ornamental peeling orange- cinnamon bark.Its dark green, three-lobed leaves turn a brilliant orange-red in Autumn
My mind is still on Spring planting and this tree would be a winner in the yard.
Care is moist, well-drained soil in sun to part shade.