Sunday, September 12, 2010


What made me think that grandchildren should respect their Grandparents? I guess I came from the old school of manners. When the grandparent can't correct the child or the child decides he can just mouth off to the grandparent, shocks me.

Just last week, we had an incident whereby one of our grandchildren, a 20 year old showed so much hate and anger that he no longer wants anything to do with us, yet he has spent many a summer vacation at our house and did whatever he wanted to do, even sleeping till 1:00 p.m. while everyone kept quiet for him. He hardly ever ate with us cause he wasn't hungry then, but when the dishes were done and we were ready to go someplace, he had to look for something to eat. He text messaged on his phone to his friends day and night, even while playing a game of cards with his grandfather. Is this something all kids do? He is not a kid, cause he is over 18.

Well maybe I'm wrong, but I was brought up to respect my elders, even if I didn't like what was said. In todays society they can mouth off and get away with it, and it seems quite all right.

It's pretty sad when the parents have lost control and side with this kind of behavior instead of correcting it, but then again, he probably does this with his parents also.

Maybe he is a lost cause. He cannot take critism even from family, and the reason I think he can't, is, because he is and feels guilty of every thing we talk to him about, and feels he knows better.

One day maybe he will get knocked in the head and hopefully wake up or forever stay ignorant.

Friday, February 12, 2010


I can't believe how much it snowed today. It started at about 1:00 this afternoon, and it is now about 3 to 4 inches deep. People are building snowmen and the drifts looks ominous.I think the last time I saw snow like this was 18 years ago. What is going on in the world? I thought this was global warming, shame on Al Gore.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010


Since Christmas, I've been wondering what I could do with spare time, other than exercising or cleaning house, so I decided to start making quilts again, I really enjoy doing this and after they are done, I want to keep all of them, butI give them to my kids,that way they will have something to remember me.

For Christmas, all of us tried to make our gifts, but the only quilt I was able to eek out was Duane's and Debbies. They loved it. Since then I have made my sister one and now I am in the process of making one for Tim.

Here are a couple of pictures of the completed ones, the third will be shown after it is completed.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Home Alone

Everyone was here for the holidays, and now everyone is gone. There was much preparation and anxiety, and wonderful times together. I miss it, but the solitude is nice too. My thoughts are of how wonderful all of my children turned out into their adulthood. What a blessing.

The weather was cold and windy and rainy most of the time, so time was spent inside. The house was warm and plenty of refreshments and treats to go around. This is the time to love and respect one another, and I saw all of that.

I hope everyone that reads my blog, has had a wonderful time with their families and my wishes are for a wonderful and happy New Year. Hoping and praying for a more peaceful 2010, and that the fighting will cease between man and country. May the Lord watch over everyone and allow peace to come into everyone's hearts.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Surprise Birthday and Reunion Parties

It started in June, Dawn and I were talking about everyone getting together, like we haveen't for some time since families have moved so far away. We were wondering how we could possibly get together once more. Dawn suggested having her Dad's Birthday party in the summer since his birthday falls on Dec. 15th. It is to be his 80th. birthday and quite a milestone for such an energetic person. The only time we could do this was when all of the teachers and pastor and grand and great grands were out of school for the summer, so we called it a dual party.It is so hard to describe how wonderful it was to see what Marcel and me and the Lord has created. The humanity was beautiful and the closeness like I've never seen before. I loved the planning and cooking and help I received from whoever wanted to be in the kitchen, which is the favorite part of my house. Everything was planned by Cheryl, Dawn and me, with sleeping arrangements made between Cheryls and my houses. Because everyone was comming in at different times, we were able to manouver people around for accomodations, and even though uncomfortable probably at times, managed to move through it. There was plenty to eat, drink and plenty of fun and catching up on everyones lives. All of the babies were content due to their wonderful mommies taking care of them and the whole family had their eyes on them. They are the the most polite children you can ever come across, even to the point of Mark kicking his little two year old into the big pool and the baby looking back and saying, "thank you Grandpa" no one could stop laughing at this and commented on it all night.

It was such a success that the family wants to do this again, and we will, we have already found an 8 bedroom house at Norris Lake in Tennessee an are looking into it for a potential reunion. But then again, GranddaughterTracy and hubby found a house with Aunt'Cheryl's help on 2 acres of land with a huge deck and olympic size swimming pool and may hold it there next year, we'll see.

All is quiet now and the house is clean, I can hear a pin drop on the carpeting, and do not like it. As a young child and only one sister, I always expressed a desire to have a large family, and I am surely blessed.

Friday, July 10, 2009

Prisoner etc.

I failed to mention, he broke bail by cutting off his ankle bracelet. He did not tell anyone where he was going. His probation officer kept calling his family to find out what happened, but no one knew anything.
Everyone thought he had turned a new leaf. His grandmother gave up her guest room for him, cooked all of his meals, took him any where he wanted to go. His grandfather bought him a car which he smashed up, his aunt took him for drivers lessons and his license and this was the gratitude he showed them.


I have an ex neighbor who has a grandson that has been in trouble all of his life, number one, his mother never wanted him, and treated him as if he were a step child, the kid was unruly and beligerent, his mother doesn't know know why he is like he is. He never received mother love nor Dad's love cause the parents separated when he was a very young child. Tody he is 23 and doing his second term in jail.

He was accused the first time of raping a young girl, yet it was his girlfriend at the time and short of 1 month turning 18, he has done 4 years for this crime. He was let out in Oct of 2008 and probation would have been over in Feb. 2010, , he lies with a straight face and pretends to be the nicest person on earth to your face, but now it's time to watch your back.He has written over $1,000.00 in bad checks.
He is now serving time in jail and the book was thrown at him. Once a criminal, always a criminal. When a child is not given love or attention, or just given away to someone else, the whole family will suffer.