Thursday, July 31, 2008


I have missed out on most of this project since I started late and was away on vacation. Today is the last day, but here is a picture of my granddog smiling. Her name is Ohbe as in Oh Be Joyful.

Wednesday, July 30, 2008




Today is Paul Anka's birthday. I always know this (1) because it is the day before my father's birthday and (2) I was so in love with Paul Anka when I was 13 that any boy who looked remotely like him I immediately had a huge crush on. (Lynne, remember R.J.?)

Have a wonderful day, Paul!!

Tuesday, July 29, 2008


I am back from vacation and glad to be back in my own bed. Do you ever have that feeling when you have been away?

We were in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire which is a sweet little town on Lake Winnepasaukee. We rented the same cottage that we have rented several times over the years. It is on Shaw Pond which is really like a lake, but they call it a pond up there. The picture I have on the bottom of my blog is the view from the cottage. It has two bedrooms, living room, kitchen and dining area, one bathroom and a deck. We had a good time just being together -- my daughter and two grandsons and my sister and me. Except for two nights when my son-in-law came up, the husbands were left at home. We shopped, shopped, shopped, cooked in, ate out, the boys went kayaking, Cooper (my oldest grandson) spent time at the nearby camp hanging out with his good buddy. My youngest grandson, Ian, took me (courtesy of his dad) to the Wright Museum which is devoted exclusively to the WWII years with wonderful exhibits of life during that time.

Of course, there was the fact that it rained some almost every day, there was a tornado within a few miles of us (in which one person was killed) and the plumbing problems at the cottage for part of the week. But, we did eat some lobster rolls -- if you have never had one, you must. Delicious!

And today I wish my oldest grandson, Cooper, a happy 12th birthday. It was like yesterday that I drove from Delaware to Tennessee in time to be there when he was born. Happy Birthday, dear Cooper!!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008


Here is the photo for today. I think I posted this awhile back after I bought this wonderful cast iron pot at a thrift store. Here it is again. This is the best pot for making fried chicken.
I am leaving tomorrow and won't be back until the 28th. I am driving up to Pa. to meet up with my sister and then on Friday morning we will leave for Massachusetts (driving). We will get to Andover, MA by dinnertime and stay with my daughter and then the next morning my sister, my daughter and my two grandsons and I will leave for Wolfeboro, NH. We are renting my favorite cottage on a little lake. (The photo on the bottom of my blog is the path from the cottage down to the lake.) No husbands along - just the girls! (Except for my son-in-law who will be there for a night because Saturday is his birthday.
I am in my usual state of mind before I go away. I worry about the dog and cats - as if I am the only one who can take care of them properly. My husband will be home and I have hired a neighborhood boy to walk Beau twice a day. I will still worry. And of course, what am I packing, etc., etc. I won't sleep well tonight.
I will take lots of pictures and will share some of them with you when I get back. Take care of yourselves while I am away.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Sherry, at Edie Marie's Attic has given me a very sweet award. I happened to be drifting around reading my favorite blogs and there it was before she even had a chance to tell me. What a nice surprise. Thank you so much Sherry.

Now it is my turn to pass this award to 7 fellow bloggers.

But first, the rules:

1. Please put the logo on your blog.

2. Add a link to the person who awarded you.

3. You must nominate 7 fellow bloggers for this award.

4. Add links to the recipients.

5. Leave a comment so the recipients know they have received an award.


1. Lynne at Lynne's Little Corner Of The World

2. Willow at Willow's Cottage

3. Tristi at Tristi Pinkston - LDS Author

4. Barbara at The Clark Homestead

5. Shelley at Building A Log Cabin

6. Tracey at Show Me State of Mind

7. Mary at Mary's Writing Nook

There are so many I could nominate, but several are already nominated, and if you are not please consider yourself one of the Brilliant Ones!

(If you read this and didn't know till now that I have nominated you, it is because it is now 11:31 p.m. and I am too TIRED and will let you know in the morning.)


I have found a lovely photography blog - Anna Carson Photography - and there is a project for this month that I am joining even though I am a few weeks late. I will also be on vacation for a week and a half and will not have access to a computer, but this should be fun anyway. I am not the best photographer, but it is fun snapping some pictures with my little digital. The idea is to take a color picture a day, but each picture must contain a black image.

See how high the gas price is here?

Telephone booths aren't seen much anymore around here, and this one looks very tired and neglected.

Saturday, July 12, 2008


Most of you who read my blog know that I love log cabins and small cottages. One of my favorite bloggers is Shelley at Building a Log Cabin. She is having a nice giveaway which expresses her love of nature and her new log cabin. Stop by and visit and maybe you will win the prize. I shouldn't spread the word because then I have less of a chance to win, but you will really love her blog and what she is giving away.

Thursday, July 10, 2008


What is the cost of gas where you live? The cheapest here for regular is $4.03. I hear it is still on the rise. Give me that drill!!

Sunday, July 06, 2008


Here are some photos of the Lewes Historic Farmers Market which I attend most Saturdays in the summer:

The complex contains a group of original old buildings that have been moved to the complex and are representative of Lewes's history. There is a little general store, a schoolhouse (see the picture of the school bell), a doctor's office, etc.
Here is a brief history of Lewes, Delaware which I copied from the Lewes website:

Twenty-two years after it was discovered by Henry Hudson on an August evening in 1609, the point of land separating the Atlantic Ocean from the Delaware Bay, now known as Cape Henlopen, was selected by the Dutch as an ideal site to establish a whaling station. It was not an auspicious undertaking. The thirty-two settlers were destroyed by a group of local inhabitants, as a result of a dispute over a Dutch coat of arms the settlers had mounted on their settlements.

In 1682 (?), the land which now comprises the State of Delaware was conveyed to
William Penn by the English Courts at which time the embattled settlement was
named Lewes (loo-iss) in honor of the town in Sussex County, England. But
the travail was not over yet. The town was visited by Captain Kidd and other
pirates as late as 1698.

During the War of 1812, a British frigate bombarded the town. The
casualties were a wounded pig and a dead hen. One of the town buildings still proudly wears an embedded cannonball from the bombardment.

Take note of the green bicycle which will be raffled off at the end of the summer. I didn't win last year -- wish me luck this year.

Friday, July 04, 2008



Thank you to the Graphics Fairy for the vintage postcard picture!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008


I have found a new blogging friend. She is at Edie Marie's Attic and she is having a lovely give-away (her first). Click here and please stop by and say hello and join in. I found that we have violets, poodles, shabby chic and picket fences in common. Isn't this blogging world terrific?