Thursday, November 27, 2014


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope that everyone had a great day and did not over eat as much as I did. I feel like I am going into a food coma. My mother-in-law cooked turkey, dressing, potato salad, gravy, and rolls. My sister in law brought honey baked ham and green bean casserole. I brought sweet potato casserole and a pound cake.

I called my sister and my brother to wish them a Happy Thanksgiving and to see what their plans for the day were. My sister was cooking for her family and my brother was heading to his grand in-laws. I am very blessed. 

This week we went for a ride over to the land and it started to sprinkle rain. It only rained just a few minutes and the sun came back out and a beautiful double rainbow came out I wished I had my camera but I did have my phone so I captured the picture. I also took a new picture of the hornets nest that is on the gazebo at the pond. I think the birds have been tearing it up.

We also got chickens back this week. The farmer has been busy trying to get ready for the biddies. 

I finally got my Christmas decorations out and decorated. I love how my big one turned out. 

Thank you for stoping by and God Bless!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Childhood Memories

       Sitting here tonight thinking about when we lived in Pineville N.C. I was in the second grade my sister was 2 years old and my mom was pregnant with my brother. Back then Pineville was a small town not much to it. We lived in a trailer park called Arrowwood. I have googled mapped to see if it was still and it is. We lived close enough to Carowinds that we could see the space needle ride or Gyro tower and we could also see the fireworks at night.

     I enjoyed living in the trailer park when we first moved there we lived in the very first trailer to your right. The trailer park was in a horse shoe shape. When you first turned in there was a big rock at the entrance. I remember sitting on the rock waiting on the bus with the other kids. I had to have help getting on it. There was also a creek that ran through at the front entrance not far after you got into the trailer park. I remember when it would rain that the creek would flood all the way up to our trailer almost into the door. In the daytime we would get out and play in the water. I remember one night it was raining and the creek had flooded. I was sitting on the floor watching tv and you could hear the cats that had got under the trailer trying to get out of the rain. The water was getting so deep that they could not get out from under the trailer because of the underpinning. They got out and one big tom cat jumped up on the door and tried to get in the windows that were open. It scared the crap out of me. Another time when it flooded all of the kids were out playing in the water. Word got up to our trailer that there was some kids about to drown in the actually creek. My dad got scared and thought it could be me. He ran out and jump into the strong current of the creek and saved two teenage boys lives that got caught in the current. I was no where near the creek I knew better. Not long after this we moved further up the hill so that we would not be in the flooded area anymore.

    Some other memories I had lots of friends in the trailer park and we were always roaming. In the summer time we would walk and visit people that we knew. I knew almost everyone that lived in the trailer park. One day there was a cop siting and watching a trailer and I walked up to see what they were doing. I asked them and they were watching it to see if there was any drug activities going on in it. They showed me a bag of pot. The first time I had ever saw any pot. One night in the summer right before dark we were out roaming around the trailer park and visiting people. Everyone had a long cement patio the same length of the trailer on the front side of the trailers. The people that lived in the trailer had just cooked out and dumped their ashes at the end of the patio going into the driveway. Guess who stepped right in the middle of it and got second degree burns on the bottom of their foot. Yes I was barefooted back then everyone went barefooted. I got my first ride in an ambulance to the hospital. Some of the kids had to run and tell my parents what had happened and my dad rode with me int he ambulance. I remember him having to hold me inside the hospital for what seemed life forever before anyone helped us. I had to wear a cast and I had crutches for what seemed like forever.  Oh I just remembered something else that happened in the same area. I was riding my bike with my friends and a Volkswagen car with a little winnie dog in it. The dog jumped out the window and ran up and bit me on the butt. I had to go to the doctor and get a tetanus shot.  I also broke my arm at school one day while we lived here. I got hurt a lot while we lived here for around two years.

     A lot of stuff went on during these two years some were great memories like going fishing with my dad. My dad bought a boat from a neighbor and we went fishing in lake Wylie a lot. I remember two fishing trips. One of them ended in a a storming and I was terrified of storms. It was raining, thunder and lightening really bad. I remember getting under the nose of the boat scared to death. While mama and daddy got the boat loaded on the trailer. The second memory is  daddy and I were out fishing on Lake Wylie. I was getting impatient like any little kid would that was not catching any fish. I keep throwing and reeling in my fishing pole. The last time I reeled it in and threw it back out I caught my daddy in the chin. Yes with a fishing lure. I could not believe what I had done. My dad try to get it out wiggling and pulling it out and it was caught pretty deep.  He finally got so mad that he yanked it out of his chin. I figured I was in big trouble but he was bleeding so much that he forgot to be mad at me. I don't think he had to get stitches though.


       Well I guess that is enough for tonight. The reason I was coming up with these memories I was watching Duel on tv and the old car reminded me of the old car we had, but I could not remember if it was a Dodge Dart or a Plymouth. I remember that it was green, my sister threw the keys out the window going down the road do paw paw place and another time she feel the gas tank up full of gravel in the drive way. I was thinking memories like these that you can not remember what kind of car it was and you can not call anyone to ask.

Thanks for stopping by. Oh yeah pardon any grammar mistakes I know it has some.

Thursday, November 20, 2014


I got to go hunting this evening with the farmer. I have not been hunting with him since we have had children. I never really cared for the sitting still when I was young and at times the mosquitos were at times pretty bad. I usually sat on a limb up in a fallen tree with my bottom usually going numb. Oh well we usually saw deer and turkey but I have never saw the farmer kill one and I am not sure if I would really want to see him kill one.

Today was a beautiful evening and times have changed in twenty-five years. Today we hunted in box stand that the farmer and his dad built with a nice comfy office chair in it to sit on. I took my camera hoping to see some wildlife to take a picture of. I did not really see any wild animals but I did take a few pictures.

I enjoyed our hunting even though we did not see a deer but it was great having some alone time with the farmer. 

Thanks for stoping by.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Making memories....

        I got to make some great memories on Veteran's Day. My two aunts, my dad's sisters came for a visit. They came an picked me up to have lunch with them. I am so sad that I forgot to take my camera along to capture the memories in pictures, but I do have the memories in my mind. You know now days you can capture everything on your camera, or on your phone. These things were not available when I was young so my memories are in my mind. We had a great lunch at the local restaurant that is owned by my husbands distant cousins. The special for the day was white flounder and it was yummy! We had great conversation remembering the times that we spent together when I was a child. My dad's family was always close and we got together often. We often all lived close together until my dad died. Now days we don't see each other very often, but I do cherish the times we do. I have spent a lot of time with both of these aunts when I was growing up and they have influence my life greatly. I really can not describe the love I have for them. When they drove up I was jumping up and down waving my arms just like a kid.

After lunch I took them to see the home place of their mama and my grandma. I live right here where my grandma grew up as a little girl. I showed them right across the end of my drive way is where one of my grandma's childhood friends lived. That she played with  and shared childhood memories with. This world seems so small sometimes.

I just wish I had some pictures to share but I don't.
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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Horrible people in the world.....

This story has disturbed me for 4 days since I saw it on Facebook. I was not able to read the article until yesterday, only read the headlines and unable to read any further. "Little Scotty McMillan is dead. Over a three day period ... he was systematically tortured and beaten to death." 

I finally read the story and felt heartbroken for this sweet little boy. It seems like everyday I am reading or hearing about another child abused case. It is so sad that adults can not control their anger and take it out on an innocent child. I can not understand how anyone can turn their heads when something like this is happening. Don't close your eyes to child abuse. Don't keep you nose out of peoples business when you truly suspect that a child is being hurtI just hope that God was with him as he was with Jesus being tortured and crucified on the cross for our sins. 

Please pray for all of the children in the world that are being abused by the people who should love and care for them.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Rainy Fall Day!

It is rainy and windy here today and I am trying to psych myself up and take a walk on my treadmill. I just got were I really hate to walk on it and would rather walk outside but I have been lazy to even walking outside. I have been enjoying the weather and taking a few pictures that I have not posted in a while in my blog so I thought I would make this a picture day. 

Jimmy our bull that has wore a bald spot on his head and pushing around in the mud.  Jimmy is a mess and he is not a nice bull. We call him Jimmy the bully!

The neighbors little dog came over and visited and I got a picture of him.

The last of the tomatoes before we pulled them all up.

Our new fence we replaced after the tree fell on it.

We went to homecoming

We got some gravel.

There is a hornets nest on the building at the pond

We found a praying mantis as big as my phone.

Following pops and mamaw for a ride through the woods.

a cool spiders web.

Riding through the wildflowers

Mamaw getting ready to get ups some calves

Got them in the trailer pops closing the door.

a touch of fall

another praying mantis

Praying mantis

praying manits

Our first frost

Some more fall

Fall in our yard.

I finally got a picture of the hawk.

Yesterday the birds were waiting in the trees for the farmer to put some clean water and they had a great time.

Well I hope you enjoyed this post of pictures.  

Monday, November 3, 2014

Clay's Birthday

Yesterday was my baby's 19th birthday!! I know that he is not a baby anymore but he will always be my baby. He had a great birthday only doing what he wanted to do. We got him a Sir Pizza and took him to Good Will his very favorite store. He also went to Wal-mart and got him some new earbuds he goes through them about a pair a month, a new pair of sunglasses, and a new cap. All of his favorite things. Oh yes apple pie and vanilla ice cream. He is not a big cake eater but he loves pie. His mamaw and pawpaw gave him a new shirt and and his favorite books. Here are a few pictures.
Clay giving me a kiss

Got Seth in the picture with us

His trip to the zoo with mamaw

Clay at the zoo

Clay in GoodWill

Clay in GoodWill