Frankie and Slim

Frankie and Slim
Happy New Year

Sunday, December 26, 2010


Had to share these questions that came up on Christmas Day. They should entertain you until New Years:)

1.) Think of one living person you know whom you would describe as "humble".

2.) Name a single fact that cannot be disputed or argued by anyone.

For a goat giggle indeed look at THIS video my cousin Becky sent.

Thursday, December 23, 2010


Okay that's not really our house. But I am as serious as I can be about wishing everyone a blessed Holiday season with the Merriest of Christmases and the Happiest of New Years celebrations.

There is not room or time to list all the things my blog friends have done to make a difference in my life during 2010. I thank you all and cannot wait to see what we will all do in 2011. See you next year.

With Love from

"The true miracle of Christmas is not found in the pageantry of a great Christmas Eve service. The true miracle of Christmas is the truth that God is with us in the dirt and dailyness and in the reality and imperfection of our lives."

J. Mack Strange (Tennessee, USA)

Monday, December 13, 2010

STORIES OF HOPE... (our granddaughter)

Granddaughters Hope and Beth in Hope's room at Thanksgiving.

This is about our 8 year old granddaughter Hope.

1.) Hope's mom picked her up at school the other day. Hope ran out with her arm wrapped in an Ace bandage. Her mother gasped in horror and asked:

"What happened."
"Nothing." Hope casually responded.
"Well then, why is your arm wrapped in a bandage?"
"I wrapped it myself at home. "
"How long have you been wearing it?"
"All day."
My daughter asked the teacher about the bandage on Hope's arm and the teacher replied,
"Don't worry, I helped her all day with her writing and other projects."

(A new family con-artist has arrived it seems.)

2.) This year Hope is attending Private school. The school is run by Catholics but lots of non-Catholics attend and the school does not proselytize.

On Thanksgiving I asked Hope is she was a Methodist or a Catholic and she proudly announced she was Catholic. At the dinner table after the prayer she made the sign of the cross and then smiled and said "I'm the only one who can do this because I'm the only Catholic here."

(It sure is a good thing the school does not proselytize.)

Friday, December 10, 2010


Once upon a time Christians celebrated the birth of Christ.

There was a time that exchanging gifts was a minor part of Christmas. The theme was "Peace on Earth, good will toward men".

The greed that now encompasses the annual Christmas holiday should be turned over to any and all who desire participating regardless of what it is called. Christians can always celebrate in their homes and churches in the traditional ways they choose.

Shame on the people who call themselves Christians and make it their business to cram their religion down the throats of everyone when we can simply give the ultimate gift of sacrifice on the behalf of others and live as we are taught, by an example of love.

No matter what the holiday is called, there will always be Christmas:)

Friday, December 03, 2010


I awakened from my first nap under the bi-pap mask and Ron was talking to our dog Slim. They were both staring at me and Ron was saying to Slim, "She sure does look different doesn't she?"

I guess that makes me the "masked stranger", thus the name selection for my new sleep contraption will be "Tonto". This machine is my new sidekick:) (Are any of you too young to know what I'm talking about?)

So-far-so-good is how the sleeping goes. After two full nights on the machine I have added two hours a night to my normal sleep time and we drove back from a trip to Tulsa yesterday without me falling asleep. My confidence grows that this is going to be an answer to many health concerns.

Now I'll stop talking about this unless Tonto and I take a trip or do something newsworthy. Thanks all for your support and encouragement.