Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Even though there was a slight mist which turned into a drizzle, the Annual Thanksgiving Turkey Bowl did go on. The teams were ready. We had a bunch of combatants: The Foxs(Mo, John, and Thomas), The Colemans(Joe, Ev, Ellie, Izzi, and Mags), the Iturbis(Aziz, Cindy, Isaac, and Jazmene) and good friend, Bonnie. Aziz turned out to be the number one scorer. I saw him score two touchdowns. Bonnie was the number one defensive player. Even after Aziz had scored she was still chasing him. Thomas managed to get a tackled nicely by big brother, John. Izzi got it from big sister, Ellie. The Cheerleaders(Christian Fox and Cindy Foster) were loud and enthusiastic and I just kept shooting pictures. A good time was had by all.
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Someone I love is in pain tonight. She is caught up in a situation concerning someone she loves very much and cannot help. Unfortunately, she is wounded herself so she is floundering. It is as though she is caught in a spider web and can not break free. She wants to help but is helpless.
We want to help but we are too far away and we are powerless as well. We can not change this scenerio. It must play itself out. I am praying that the Heavenly Father who is always watching over us will ease our butterfly out of this web and set her free again. The only way she can help the one she loves is be strong and well herself and put the one she loves into the able hands of our Loving Father. Please God, be with our little butterfly this night and always. Amen
Saturday, November 22, 2008
I am sorry I didn't get a really good picture of Elinor's Queen of Entirely Too Much because it is a hoot. I will try to put one up on a future blog. The picture of the three dolls in a row is of Patti Culea's work. The other picture of dolls only is Barbara Willis's work. Betts work uses a lot of ribbon and the outfits were delightful. Sally's was just plain fun.
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Wednesday, November 19, 2008
Monday, November 17, 2008
Sunday, November 16, 2008
Friday, November 14, 2008
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Saturday, November 8, 2008
I'm sorry I fought you so hard on that one, Mom. Wish you were here.
Friday, November 7, 2008
Thursday, November 6, 2008
I have been reading a book lately called Once Upon A Town.
It was written by Bob Greene and is about the town of North Platte, NE. You might wonder why anyone would write about North Platte, NE. It is not a huge town like Omaha but it has a special history. During the Second World War, North Platte ran a canteen for the service men who passed thru in troop trains on their way east or west. The people made sandwiches for the guys, cooked up fried chicken, served cakes, milk and magazines.
They didn't charge the guys anything for these things nor did the government subsidize them. They just did it. For FIVE YEARS.
With all the shortages and rationing, they did it. People from neighboring communities came and helped. They often met 15-20 trains in one day with thousands of soldiers, sailors and marines getting off for ten minutes only. I can't imagine. The train ran thru the town and people just went down to give the guys a smile and a little love. In writting this book, Mr Greene visited with not only they people of the town but some of the troops that had passed thru. They still remembered. It was like an oasis in the desert.
I am seeing a little of the spirit now and it pleases me. Maybe North Platte will rise again.
PS The town is still there but the train depot that served as the canteen is gone. Too bad. By the by, this is not North Platte. This is a ghost town in Nevada named Bodie.
Wednesday, November 5, 2008
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Monday, November 3, 2008
Sunday, November 2, 2008
I thought I should give the sunsets equal time.
Saturday, November 1, 2008
It does. It really does. I can remember when I was a little girl how much I enjoyed snuggling with my Mom. Now I still enjoy a good hug. My brother, Ross, gives some of the best hugs I have ever known. My brother-in-law, Gary, was another good hugger. Elinor ain't too shabby either. Today I got some really nice hugs from my OA group. It was really a good meeting with lots of support offered by way of sharing and it felt good. We all need to be there for each other