Monday, December 31, 2012
We have to start thinking about what will get this country back on its feet. We need to work together. It is time to stop thinking about who will get the credit and start caring about what will help the most.
Now is the time to pull together. Let us harmonize and not sing off key. Let us bind up our wounds and heal. With God's help, we can do that. Differences are fine but we don't have to relish them quite so much. Let us dwell on what we share in common for a change. It is nice to share a little good.
Friday, December 28, 2012
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Maureen gave me a box of lovely gifts from she and Evie and Laura. There was a picture frame and the promise of a picture to go in it, a journal, a plastic envelope to hold stickers for my calenders, and a dvd of Carol Burnett which I will enjoy alot. It was a lovely gift. There was plenty of chocolate to last a while.
Mom would have had a good time at this party. It was right up her alley. Well done, MO and thanks.
Monday, December 17, 2012
When Mom first read it to me, she laughed and laughed and her laughter was catching. The first chapter had me on the floor. My cousin, Margaret, had a video camera and we decided to record Mom reading this book. I AM SO GLAD WE DID because now I have her with me forever. And what's more, I have her at her best. She wore one of her favorite dresses for the taping. Elinor had made it for her for Evie's wedding to Joe Coleman. We added a wreath that we got at the Renassaince Fair over in Maryland. She looks delightful and was so happy to be doing this. During the filming, you occasionally see the camera shake. That is because Margaret and I are laughing too hard. What a good time we had.
Elinor and I took the video over and showed it to the Fox Family. They enjoyed it too although the boys got a little restless towards the end. The reading takes 1 hr and 20 min but for that time, Mom
was with us again. How lucky I am. Thanks, God.
Saturday, December 8, 2012
went out to cheer her on. We grabbed some water (so she could fill her water bottles), bagels (so we could have some breakfast) and bells. Well, you have to have bells so you can shake them and yell at
the top of your lungs. We then proceeded to drive out Mill Plain Blvd heading west. We saw this lonely figure dressed in pink chugging along and we just knew that was our girl. We pulled off the road and waited and she arrived.
She was delighted with the water and loved the bells. We let her fill her water bottles and then she went on her merry way. We decided to follow and pass her and to wait further up the road. When we saw her again, Elinor got out of the car and stood along the road clapping and yelling. I leaned out the window and shook the bells and yelled. What a sight we must have been. We repeated this one more time then went home. It was fun and our marathoner appreciated our efforts.
YOU GO, GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
If you are wondering about the picture, it is because I don't have a recent picture of Mo that is worthy of her. This seemed to fit.