Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Wednesday Whimsy

... from LoneStar Antiques, 5605 Denton Highway, Haltom City, TX...
























Those are the treasures for today. Many of them are on sale - some are 50% off!!!

Have a great rest-of-the-week!

















Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Trivia Tuesday

Which country did the gingerbread house come from? 
Germany

In what year was "A Christmas Carol" by Charles Dickens, published?
1843

What is the name of the Grinch's dog in the movie "How the Grinch Stole Christmas"?  Max


Which reindeer helps Rudolph fly at the reindeergames?
Clarice


Which reindeer is Rudolph's dad?
Donner

Which Christmas movie has been played more than any other?
IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE.


In the song “Frosty the Snowman,” what made Frosty come to life?
An old silk hat

Who wrote the words to "I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day"?
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow



Finally, when does the Russian Orthodox Church celebrate Christmas?
January 7th (!)

That's it for today.

Have a great week!!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

5 Things You Need to Know

Some news websites have '5 Things You Need to Know'.
I don't want to be exempt.

Here goes (not in any order)...

1. Here's the proper way to have a proper table setting for each dinner guest...
Notice the iPhone placing.


2.  About SILENCE --- “Silence is a strange thing to us who live: we desire it, we fear it, we worship it, we hate it. There is a divinity about cats, as long as they are silent: also the silence of swans gives them an air of legend.”
- Keith Douglas, Alamein to Zem Zem




3. About GRIEF --- Kahlil Gibran observed, "The deeper that sorrow carves into your being, the more joy you can contain.”
I have found that to be true.



4. When raising teenagers I kept deodorant in the glove compartment of my car.
I know- this is a random thing you need to know.
But when you're in the car and you smell body odor, well, just give all of the kids deodorant and tell them to use it.
Really.
(On occasion I can be brilliant.)

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5. If you have a car parked outside of your house and it has a garage opener thingie, know that a burglar can get inside your house easily, by breaking the car window and pushing that garage opener.
So be careful.
That is not my house.


Those are my 5 things for today.

You're welcome.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Oh my, Peggy would be proud!

I don't know, maybe Peggy IS proud.
I don't know what heaven is really like... but that is where my dear twin is -since 1989.
And here is her dear daughter and her granddaughters...
They were at the Christmas Tea last Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Grapevine, TX.
Here's Anna in her pretty Christmas dress...


And guess who else was there?!
Yes, that's Mother and I in that picture!!!
After the tea we took a walk to see the beautiful trees on display
in the new 'educational building' of FBC, Grapevine.

We all were standing in front of The Cross Tree in that picture.


Here Mother, Elizabeth and I are standing near the huge tree in the new building's foyer.

And nearby was Anna's new Sunday School class room...
The room was filled with tables like that
and the next day there would be lots of children sitting on all of the chairs
having a Sunday School lesson!!


Now this next picture was taken the next day (Sunday).
(I'm borrowing these next pictures from Elizabeth's Facebook post.)
That was the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new building.
Notice the pretty young lady in the black dress who is helping cut the ribbon.

Now notice how she is speaking on the microphone...
Yes! That is Caroline!! OUR CAROLINE!!!
PEGGY'S OLDEST GRANDCHILD CAROLINE!!!

She was thanking everybody for giving of their time, energy, and resources
for making the building possible.
Caroline also talked about growing up in that church and she thanked everyone
for laying a wonderful foundation for her in her Christian faith.
(Isn't that wonderful?)
Here she is with her proud parents...
And there she is in front of that huge tree.
(By the way, she'll be 11 later this month.)

What an honor that she was chosen to speak at that ribbon cutting ceremony.
But then, why wouldn't she be?
She is a wonderful example of a beautiful Christian young lady - inside and out.


And if Grandma Peggy knows about this, she is beaming with joy in heaven!




I'll leave you with a picture of Peggy with Caroline's mother, little Elizabeth.

I'm thinking that picture was taken in 1983.
I love it.

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(By the way, my book about Peggy won't be out until sometime after the new year,
just so you know.)







Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Wednesday Whimsy

... from LoneStar Antiques, 5605 Denton Highway, Haltom City, TX...
















I particularly like that last pic, because Grammy IS the name
and spoiling IS the game.

I'm Grammy.