Sunday, August 9, 2020

PICK YOUR FAVORITE AUGUST WEDDING TABLE

 Well-Here we go!

I figured if I didn't get back here soon,
y'all would forget my name. 

What better way to
reappear than with a 
PICK YOUR FAVORITE!?

 Here's the scenario-
It is an outdoor wedding.
All you have to do is show up,
be on your best behavior,
and if you don't have anything nice to say
about someone----
don't say anything....
come sit by me.

    OH YEAH!
Bring a mask that matches your outfit! 

                              Remember- 
Pick ONE TABLE--
Otherwise you will
PAY FOR YOUR OWN MEAL!

So, without further ado-
here we go!

Table #1
GREEN RUFFLES

Table #2
A Touch of Gold

Table #3
Love Those Lights
Table #4
Bring Your Own Chair
Table #5
Let Love Grow
Table #6
Frankly Loving Ferns
Table #7
Courtly Courtyard
Okay!  Now---
Pick a table and I will be back
in a few days to let you
know who you will be sitting with....
some of you are going to
be surprised!

So-anyone else hating the
new BLOGGER set up?
I hope they leave us the option
of Legacy Blogger!

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

OFF ON AN RV ADVETUTRE

PACKING UP
AND
HEADING OUT
While I love the seclusion and privacy
of the area where we are located,
I really miss the connection to 
INTERNET
and having 
VERY LIMITED CELL PHONE 
service.

Hope everyone has a
Wonderful Weekend.
Will check in with all of you
next week!
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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

OUR ANGEL ANNA BELLA WOULD BE 15 TODAY-


Today our sweet 
AnnaBella
would be
15 years old.

WHERE have the years gone?
We held her for moments
in our arms but she is
forever in our heart.

She is sister to these
three special little girls
.
Hold every child/grandchild
tightly because you never
know how long they will
be yours -they are just
in the world
on loan.
~Blessings~
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Thursday, July 23, 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY OLDEST SON-MR. T

I don't often mention
my oldest son, Mr. T,
on my blog.

However~
I am going to do it today.
Last year, he thought we all
FORGOT his birthday
because there was a surprise planned
for him for another day
and we kind of avoided acknowledging
his actual birthday.

Anyway, I want him to know 
I did not forget,
and will not forget it ever!!

Mr.T does NOT like a 
fuss made over him.
He runs from the camera like I do.
However, his wife, Lisa,  is pretty good at
MAKING HIM
have his picture taken.

His only flaw is that he has an
extra set of eyes on his forehead
which he often keeps covered with sunglasses.
oh~he is gonna get me for that
I tease him about it all the time.
To show that is NOT TRUE here is a
picture of him with his wife, Lisa.
Pretty handsome, huh?

Please wish him a happy birthday.
His life has undergone some major changes
in the past few of years.
I am proud of the man he has become
and, even more importantly,
I am proud to call him my son.

Happy Birthday, Tyler-
Love you to the moon and back!

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Friday, July 17, 2020

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY HERO

There are lots of birthdays
and lots of days to celebrate
in July for our family.
However----
Today is 
My Hero's Birthday!
Yep!
I let him live another year!

TODAY he hits the 
BIG 70!!!
Dat be soooo old

This was taken a few years ago
before cancer exacted its toll.
Today he is dealing with some health issues
and we are seeking answers for them.
So far, they have ruled out
just about everything.
He has two more specialists to see
and we are hoping they will have some
answers for us.

That is the reason I have been 
scarce in Blogland.
Just know that
I do miss all of you!!!!

ANYWAY-------

Happy Birthday, My Hero-
I love you
like 99% of the time-
the rest of the time?
Well, we just won't talk about that
now, will we?

Wait till he sees the 
SURPRISE I have in
store him!
-yeah-baby-

It's COOL-
That's a hint....
It may or may not be this....

We are in a place this weekend
where we have very
LIMITED PHONE SERVICE
and 
NO INTERNET
so bear with me 
as I try to answer any comments
or make visits.

Have a wonderful weekend 
AND
Stay Safe!

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

HAPPY 11TH BIRTHDAY -SWEET ETHAN!

Eleven years ago today
after a long, arduous labor
this sweet boy was born
into our family.

He has been such a blessing to us.
He is smart, sweet, silly
and has a tender heart.

We won't be with him today
to celebrate-
but we hope to see him soon!

Happy Birthday, Ethan.
Nana & Papa love you!
Wasn't he a cutie?
Today he looks more like this-
My Little Irishman!

We might even have sent a present
for you, Big E!
MAYBE it is 
markers you can share with your sister!
In case she runs out!
Have a great day, Ethan!
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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

PICK YOUR FAVORITE 4TH OF JULY TABLE-RESULTS

Hi everyone!
Ready for your results?
Judging by your answers,
some of you might have started
on the wine before the party!

Got some RV news but that will
wait till next time. WHOOO-HOOOO

Anyway,
on to the results:

#1-BLUE HYDRANGEA
Debbi-Dabble (and I know she will bring some of her own decorations to add to the ones here),Dear LV, Ginny, Julie H, Rose (wants to borrow my outfit-pretty sure it is to impress her boyfriend, Randy), Jan L, Denise, Cindy/ckrut, Pogonop, Nellie & Nancy

#2- BITE BY THE BAY
Wow- Gonna have to expand this table-
and not sure how we will social distance here-
Viv, Theresa, Jan, Diane (wants a flag for an outfit), Debra/SheSeeks, Sandie/Chatty, Mevely, 
Sandra (afraid of falling off the porch), Dawn, Ron/Cocktail King, Louise, Nonnie(temporarily),
Penny, Lovely Vee, 
Laurie (bringing her own wine-FatCat/HappyDog-yep seriously the name of her own wine), 
Pam, Missy, Diana (Chardonnay only, please),Kim, Melanie, Beachgram, Kathy, Carol, Marilyn, Rita(jump in water to wash up-ummm BYOS -bring your own soap)
Liz, Jan/LowCarb, Connie, Henny, Carla, Jeanie, Pam, Doris, Nonnie, Lisa & Marilyn & 
Sandra (wants me to /widen the porch and move the hydrangeas over here..hey one in every crowd, right)Missy-cat in tow-
Adding Cecelia cuz I missed her comment.Glad to have you, Cici!

(edited) Julie- put her at the wrong table so I am moving her here now!
Kris-her Starbucks specialty drink in hand

#4-SOMETHING FISHY
bobbie (no CAPITAL B for her and NO she is NOT a B), Jettie(probably bringing her dog, BO, to clean under the table), CHERI- Whew- Thought she was NEVER gonna make a final decision...hitting the wine a bit early maybe?

#5-BIT OF GOLD
Rambling/Linda, Jan, Akasha, 
 Merle (from down under as they say) AND
Linda Jordan- Welcome- first time dinner guest--Wants NO bugs and #2 is too dangerous...well, Linda--looking at #2- I think the people are probably more dangerous than the venue---just sayin'

#6- PATRIOTS BY THE POOL
bj-Looking forward to cocktails with Ron.  Of course he is at another table so you won't see hide nor hair of her here.  BesideababblingBrook, Kim, Robyn & Rain, Anonymous-Whoever you are!!! -Afraid of Ron's cocktails and the pool...lol

#7- SHOVEL IT IN
Arlene-Says it will be easy to clean up--hmmm...maybe she can do it and I won't have to? 
Terri-um...hmmm...says she is very good at shoveling it in.  Thank the good Lord that I didn't have a snow shovel in the picture.  
My friend, Susie-the junk Queen,
Lorrie- Bringing her Canadian flag-whatever--we don't care-just make sure you wear underwear, 
Wanda, Our dear Jack & Sherry-my sweet traveling couple, Gayla-sitting here because Seven is her LUCKY NUMBER...hahaha...did she think we were going to play BINGO?, and, last but not least, 
Jane- A good Wisconsin gal!

Thanks so much for playing along!
I love doing these and seeing 
who wants to sit where.

IF I forgot anyone- I am sorry.
We are using our RV up north in
DOOR COUNTY
and we have NO INTERNET
and sketchy phone service.
So, I snuck home for a day and wanted
to get this done.

Have a wonderful
FOURTH OF JULY!!!!
from the 
RV Queen & Company



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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

PICK YOUR FAVORITE PATRIOTIC TABLE

WELL!
Some of us are trying to
get back to the 
JOY OF BLOGGING
rather than the 
JOY OF BAKING!

I've been doing way too much baking,
as Hubby goes through some
medical tests to determine
what is going on
with his health.

Meanwhile-
While I am still working at getting
the condo set up,
I thought I needed to blog a bit-
a little fun for me
and others, I hope!
Here we go~~~

You KNOW the rules, right!?!
Pick one table where you would like to
PLUNK DOWN.

I'll be serving this time so I 
can say Hi to everyone.
Let's see how it goes and 
WHO your tablemates will be...
NO FAIR picking
the table where RON is 
whipping up cocktails
just because there are drinks there!

Ready? Here we go-

#1- Blue Hydrangea Salute

#2-A Bite By The Bay

#3-BLUE For The Fourth

#4-Something's Fishy Here

#5-A Little Bit Of Gold


#6-Patriots By The Pool


#7-Shovel It In-It's The 4th
So---there you have it.
Pick a table -any table-
ONE TABLE
and close your eyes.
When you open them you will 
find out who has joined the party.
Please RSVP by the end of the week
so I can wrap this party up!
I will tally tables next Monday.
Tally Tables- has a nice ring, doesn't it?

Oh!  By the way-
Just so you recognize me---
Here's what I will be wearing when
I come to your table to serve-
I ordered an extra large--
I sure hope it fits when it gets here----
HAVE A HAPPY DAY!
Off to see if I can find a 
Veteran or two to aggravate.
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Sunday, June 21, 2020

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY IN HEAVEN-Charles DeVerne Wilcox


My father was born and raised on
a farm in Pennsylvania.
He was a medic in WWI~
YES! WWI~
He taught Agriculture/English Lit at
Penn State for a few years.
He was an insurance salesman
with his brother, Guy, for
a few years..
but finally,
he went back to what
he knew and loved~
dairy farming.
He bought a farm 3 miles
from the one he was raised on
and moved an old schoolhouse to
the property and made it into
his home.
Then he met my mother.

He was well-settled into bachelorhood
when he met my mother.
She was 16 years younger
and I think he felt pretty
lucky to have snagged her.
She had never had children
either and was 36 when
I was born~
Unusual for that era.

My father was 53 when I
was born and I was his
first child.
Can you imagine what he
must have felt like to
be blessed with a child
at that age?

Well, SOME people didn't think
I was a blessing..but I won't mention
their names here.

I was the apple of my
father's eye.
He took me everyplace....
to the livestock market,
to the little juke joint down
the road from the market,
where he would buy me
an orange soda,
to the feed mill,
to the doctor,
to ride along and
check out the fields
and crops.

When I was 10 or 11
I remember a series of
trips he took.  I was left
with my Aunt next door
and he and my mother
would disappear for a few hours.
And then a few more trips,
and voices at my Aunt's house
that would stop when I would
walk into the kitchen..
I would see
 my Aunt's reddened eyes,
and the odd look on my mother's face,
but I still didn't know what was
going on.
At that age, you think life is
just going to go along as
it always has...
easy~ with long days ahead to
enjoy being a child.

Soon after that my brother
and I (who was born 4 years
after I was) learned that
father had
Parkinson's Disease.
A disease that would
eventually rob him of his
strength and his mobility
but never his spirit.
He told jokes until
the day he died.

I was one of those kids
that never said what I really
felt.  I cannot tell  you the
opportunities I missed to
tell him I loved him.
Oh- he knew-
but I never said it.
I actually don't ever
remember telling him that...
even though I loved him to the
core of my very being...
and I knew that he loved me
and accepted me
UNCONDITIONALLY.
That doesn't happen often in life..
that we are loved
unconditionally.

I was 21 and living in FL
when he passed away.
It was eerie, I was
working in an office and
my phone rang.
Nothing unusual about that ,
my phone was the main line
in to my boss and it rang
nonstop.
I was sitting in an office across
from a guy named Jack.
Before I picked the phone up
I looked at Jack and said,
My father just died.
I KNEW..Somehow..I KNEW.
That was exactly what
I was told, by my mother,
over her crackly phone line.
I hung up and Jack was
as white as a ghost.
How did you know that? he asked.
I just knew~ I answered.

It's been a long 50 years.
My father never saw any of his
grandchildren except my oldest son.
He missed out on the joy of
seeing me grown and happy.
He missed my brother's life story
and his children.

I missed the opportunity
to say
I LOVE YOU..
So...here it is...
a little late.

I LOVE YOU, DAD~

Never, never miss the opportunity
to tell someone
that you love them.
(Providing you DO love them,
of course!;>)
I do it everyday,
every chance I get,
because you just never know~
life, as you know it,
can change in an instant.
Just say it...
Say I LOVE YOU to
someone you love.
You'll be glad you did.
I promise!
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