Antique Granny

Antique Granny

Sunday, November 26, 2006

HAPPY 91ST BIRTHDAY MOTHER

What a birthday celebration we had! It was a Thanksgiving Day gathering that combined Mother's 91st, which is officially today. It was a great celebration and would have been perfect if everyone could have been there.

These days it is impossible to get mother to leave the Manor unless she has a doctor's appointment or something. If we want to celebrate with her, we must go to her and so we did. Mother could watch and enjoy family and then go to her room when she had enough. In her room she had Print and Elaine's doggies who fight for space on mother's lap. She loves her granddogs a bunch.

Another highlight of this Thanksgiving was meeting Mike's fiance Leslie. She is a beautiful woman both inside and out and we believe she is a prize as we know Mike is a prize for her. Mike is not just Elenore and David's baby, he is mother's baby grandson -- the youngest of the batch. Whew, we hope Leslie know's to handle him with care!

Anyway, today is the day --
HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOTHER -- WE LOVE YOU SO MUCH!

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

JASMINE IS 13!

Happy 13th Birthday Jasmine!
We love you!

(AND WE'RE SERIOUS!)
Grandpa Ron and Granny Annie

INFERIOR? I DON'T THINK SO

Today people seem to be getting into controversy because of their perceived:

Cultural superiority
Political superiority
Blue Collar superiority
White collar superiority
Religious superiority
Educational superiority
Ethnic superiority
Racial superiority
Gender superiority....and on and on.

It seems we suffer more from superiority complexes than we ever could from inferiority complexes.

Monday, November 20, 2006

FEEDING MOTHER

We are entering Thanksgiving week. Our focus is on Thursday. Our goal is family fellowship. Our challenge is to feed our hearts, minds, souls and .......mother.

Mother isn't going to pigout like the rest of us, but she is going to get to taste many homemade dishes. She gets good, nourshing food daily but it is rare for her to have a homecooked meal.

We're having potluck and everyone is bringing something to share. It will be a kind of family communion to gather together, celebrate those many November, December birthdays (including mother's 91st) and celebrate Thanksgiving by giving thanks.

I guess I'll start by giving thanks for my brother who led and organized the charge toward Thanksgiving 2006.

Saturday, November 18, 2006

TEENAGE POETRY

This morning I shared a poem with Ron. It was one that I made up when I was still a teenager. Ron said it explains a lot about me because you can never lead until you learn first to follow and he believes I never learned to follow:-)

To lead
Is my greatest need
Not to follow.

For a follower
Is a swallower
Of life.

hum? Ya think? LOL

Friday, November 17, 2006

OKLAHOMA TURNPIKE AUTHORITY AT ITS BEST

We took this picture today as we were headed west bound on the Will Rogers Turnpike. It was placed at the Big Cabin exit.
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Monday, November 13, 2006

NEVER A BAD TIME

Boo Hoo – Jasmine’s First Place cheerleading troupe does not get to go to Regionals. One of the girls broke an arm in practice and because their routine was geared for twelve girls and there were exactly twelve girls on the team, none can go. There is not enough time to teach a new routine before the competition on Thanksgiving (even though Grandpa did volunteer this Granny Annie to learn their gig and fill in. LOL) (Oh yes, and there is proper sympathy for the poor girl who broke her arm)

We have a new refrigerator. It is a huge Samsung, stainless magnificent refrigerator/freezer from Lowe's and Ron is practically remodeling the entire kitchen to get it in the space where the old refrigerator sits. The new appliance looks like a pagan idol sitting in my vintage kitchen. It was a hoot seeing the two of us simply getting the new refrigerator inside the house. Thankfully Ron was a pyramid builder in his first life and can use brains rather than brawn to overcome huge obstacles.

Ron is a bit miffed at me for being as excited about the box the refrigerator came in. He just doesn’t understand the importance of a jail for the Williams boys or a fortune teller’s booth for Elenore.

Speaking of Elenore – Ron and I went to their cabin in Tahlequah on Saturday and after we were served a delicious feast of chili, we took a pitcher of bloody Mary’s and headed for the boat dock to go for a tour on their new boat. The boys did the driving while Elenore and I and the pitcher sat in the warm cuddy cabin and visited and laughed and quietly feared for our lives. We had a great time, of course. Is there ever such thing as a “bad time” with Elenore and David?

Saturday, November 11, 2006

VETERAN'S DAY

Steps for preparing for 08 elections:

1. Lock evangelicals inside their churches
2. Lock actors inside their studios
3. Quiet the media.............................

Nope

It is Veteran's Day, so I can't go there. All the men and women who served and are serving now in the military would not let me quiet any voices -- even the ones that speak against our Veterans. The job of our military is to maintain our right to freedom which includes free speech. Isn't that just the toughest job you can think of? They get up everyday, getting dressed, go to work and go into harms way ...... for me.

It is their day. Honor a Veteran today. Thank a Veteran today.

THANK YOU ALL!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

HAPPY 47TH

This may surprise some of you, but today Ron is 47. You probably were not aware that I married such a young man. ( He subtracts the years he was in the Navy).

Since today is also election day, you can probably guess what his birthday wish is :-) (Read this article before you vote)

I love you Ron and truly celebrate sharing your life!

Monday, November 06, 2006

PEEK-A-BOO --GUESS WHO


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MICHAEL ON THE WAY HOME

Here is our sweet grandson Michael on his way home after four days with us. We hope he is exhausted from having a nice time and not from bring bored to death! He sure made us happy.
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Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences -- AMPAS -- that's where Jessi is working now. Read all about it on her blog. CONGRATULATIONS! Yep, it does sound impressive.

CONFIDENCE IN VOTING

Tomorrow is an important election day. Go to google and get a sample of your ballot for your state and precint for candidates and questions. It helps to review them before you enter the voting booth so you have more confidence in your decisions.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

COMFORTING EMBRACE

This is the article under the photograph below:


"Air Force Chief Master Sgt. John Gebhardt, of the 332nd Expeditionary Medical Group at Balad, Iraq, cradles a young girl as they both sleep in the hospital. The girl's entire family was executed by insurgents; the killers shot her in the head as well. The girl received treatment at the U.S. military hospital in Balad, but cries and moans often. According to nurses at the facility, Gebhardt is the only one who can calm the girl, so he has spent the last several nights holding her while they both sleep in a chair."

ABOVE AND BEYOND

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FROM THE SOLDIERS -- WE R STUCK

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