Friday, August 20, 2010

Farewell Grandma... till we meet again...

My sweet Grandma left us this morning for brighter places.  For the past couple of weeks... a bit more... we have known this day was close.  Grandma had slipped into a deep sleep, and we were told she was preparing to leave us.  Grandma's rebirth into Heaven coming today, of all days, was very special... it is the birthday of one of her dearest, most faithful friends... Marjie D.  It would also have been the 100th birthday of another dear friend, Paul T.  I told his grandson she must have wanted to attend Paul's big 100th birthday party...

Grandma at about 15

I won't say too much more today... it's been a long one for me...  If you want to read more about my Grandma go Here and there will be a lot of the posts where I talked about her.  Some are blended with other subjects, so you may have to scroll through to get to the bits about Grandma Martha. 

Grandma - Christmas 2008

She was my Grandmother... she was my mother... she taught me to sing... she taught me to pray with faith... she was mentor and friend... I'll miss you forever Grandma!

Saturday, August 14, 2010

The Brenda Photo Challenge - Dirt

Don't forget to check out my photo for this challenge.  It's at Nita Jo's Photos.  You can go to the links for all the participants at The Brenda Photo Challenge.

Sorry for the brief post.  It's been a crazy week at my home.  I will share more when things have settled down for me.  I hope you are all having a wonderful August weekend!

Blessings to each of you...
Nita Jo

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Brothers... Charity Yard Sale... Helping Hands

My mind has been on "brothers" this week.  My brother, Tom, has been gone 10 years today.  I still miss his laughter, hugs, and our conversations.  His birthday was July 31st, so it's been a time of reflections and remembering.  You can see pictures of him on a birthday post I did a couple years ago... Click HERE.

I've been busy the past couple weeks preparing for a Charity Yard Sale.  It was this Friday and Saturday, and went really well.  The "brother" connection was... the sale was to raise money for a family who recently found out their 2 year old son has Leukemia.  It will be a minimum of three years of treatment.  About forty-three years ago, I lost my 3 year old brother, Donnie, to Leukemia.  I remember the agony in my Dad's eyes and in Mary's (his mother's) face.  I remember thinking how sad it was that Ronnie did not have his baby brother anymore.  I had hoped to scan pictures of Ron and Donnie, but unfortunately my scanner is still unresponsive.  I may need a Printer/Scanner Surgeon... or a shopping trip...

I was so happy to help raise money for this family.  No parent should have to lose their baby.  And, his brother needs him in his life.  Remember them in your prayers. 

God is so good, He will meet their needs if we just ask... and sometimes His answer is to put our hands to the task.  That is what He required of me this week... to give a helping hand.

Blessings to each of you today!

Friday, August 6, 2010

Rooster Party!

Here are my photos for the Rooster Party!  I don't have as many as I used to, but it was fun pulling them all together for this project.  To see all the submissions, click on the Rooster Party Photo on my side bar.  To see the photos larger, just click on each one. 

I love this wooden rooster. He's a favorite!

Rooster Salt & Pepper with my hens.

Closeup of my clear glass rooster.

Vintage Rooster/Hen sets from my mom. Love the hand towels!

Two different Salt/Peppers, Glass Rooster, Hen Bowl, Tiny Red Hen