Monday, April 30, 2007
There are probably plans going on in Heaven just as they
are down here for a big party.
What about those rosy cheeks......graduating from High
I may have posted this picture of Betty last night if I did I am
sorry I forgot what happened when I took this off to redo
because of spacing. I am sorry about the spacing, I will find
out why one of these days.
So much fun to fool with these two.
house and Kenneth and I went down and we had a party.
She was delightful.
Jim drove down to see her today I think and stayed about
30 minutes She smiled and hugged him but was not
I wish her a little happiness, in her little 8 X 8 space.
Sunday, April 29, 2007
celebrating Betty's birthday along
with Leonards. She would have
been 61 on May 2nd.
My three beautful girls, Betty, Merry and Judy with a few laughs while
enjoying Christmas treats.
Betty should not have left them here without her. Didn't I have beautiful
daughters? Couldn't have done it
picture on the left. Made in Memphis in 1971.
Picture taken from the Re-Play Magazine that
Merry made for his 77th Birthday. This amazing man loved family, grandchildren,
a boat, a fishing pole, frog gigging, restoring things, his Sunday School class, old Interstate people, a plumb hammer, Mr. Bowling, Finn,
Nancy and Sarah, Houston and Willie. a good level.
Most of all he loved me for 63 years, without
He would have been 83 May 4th, 2007
Saturday, April 28, 2007
Recently married Jahnna Harvey, my great
niece, in Reisterstown, MD to Josh Groft.
Jahnna continues law school while Josh
works to support a new wife. Congratulations
Jahnna and Josh, we love you and hope to
see you two soon.
Jahnna is the only grandaughter of sister Dot.
Only one???? I share all the info I can gather on
my 32 grands and great-grands with Dot.
Friday, April 27, 2007
Kate will be 23 tomorrow. I hope you enjoyed being
with old friends, Kris and a Happy, Happy birthday in
New York tomorrow Kate. I love you.
But wait,look who got to stay
behind in San Francisco.
Aiden and Keegan, beautiful and smart boys, Kris. I saw
the movie made at Grayton.
beautiful baby was six months old. At her first Christmas with paternal grands
Sally Leonard and Herman Patton. Her
playmate is cousin William Lawson Patton a few months older. She was
Daddy's little girl.
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Now I get to the serious part. I would ask that my family all pray for my SS teacher. Her long time husband and partner, Clarence is very low today.Hospice has been there a couple of weeks, but Natalie has taken such wonderful care of him for several years as he has suffered from Alzheimers. He was Dad's Sunday School teacher and very brilliant man. Please pray for Natalie as she nurses and waits. The hibiscus on her desk is not nearly as big as her heart! Mum
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Casey is as tall as Thomas now. They will send me
a picture tomorrow!
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
I wanted to post a little news and selected the wrong picture, however couldn't look any better, it is a bit small but I know it is Joe and Mike or Shannon at Grayton Beach . The little Miss Cutie to the left is Mike's little daughter Isabelle, better known as Issy.My newsy item is that Jan and Richard O'Neal are going to stop by my house tomorrow and they wanted to take me to eat. We will see about that but it will be good to see them. Richard came several times before they moved to South Georgia and he and Dad went fishing. The last time we saw them was when they came for our 50th wedding anniversary party in 1995. Leonard was certainly fond of Richard
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Abby had a sort of bad day on Friday so we just smothered that over with crab legs. Thank you, Abby, for a delightful evening with my granddaughter. Family, isn't she a beauty?
Saturday, April 21, 2007
side of the blog. Josh with his
chosen mate, Melissa
I hope that is right. It seems
to be the plans of Josh and Melissa to tie the knot a
little tighter in August. We can hardly wait, she is such
a sweet addition to our family. This will make four
major events for Hugh and Natali's family this year.
I wish great blessing on each one of their children.
In May they might declare her finished.
Becca said she just finished her last college presentation, and all her papers have been turned in,
so all she has left to do is finals. She thinks this is the
HOME STRETCH for her school days. I think she is planning some kind of work in counselor or mediator
in working with Juveniles in Juvenile Court. I believe
she has done some interning there last summer. I can say this: it is very rewarding work............... but our little bity girl? Josh may be of help in certain
Friday, April 20, 2007
surely a praise for our family.
Remember this sweet lady in your prayers.
Thursday, April 19, 2007
Monday, April 16, 2007
Mike (center), named for his grandfather, Jesse Elroy Floyd, passed away on the 18th of January, 2007. How good it was to be with him this night last July, at Paulette's Christmas in July.
The photographers were there too.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Today I am remembering Gaege Anderton, along with his,
Mom, Lisa and brother Kyle. I think either today of tomorrow Dad, Chad will be leaving his family for his training in Georgia. I will be thinking of Lisa as she keeps the home fires burning as Chad is away. We love you and what better spot could you be keeping the fires going than on the beautiful Chesapeake Bay? We do not ask for good luck, we ask for all blessings for your family.
I want to wish a very happy birthday today to my wonderful son, Terrence and great-granddaughter,Morgan Croft. How special is it to share your grandads birthday. Love to both, Nana
Thursday, April 12, 2007
Here they are! My two newest grandsons! Two of the Sweetest and bravest boys in the whole United States of America. They joined our family from Ukraine in October of 2005, immediately applied for a green card. When the green card came in the fall of 2006, after making a trip back to Ukraine to visit friends before joining the Marines for four years they went to the recruiting station and Kirill,
you are saving the old pictures in your
archives. Here is one that belongs there.
I remember this day so well! Your mother went to a nursing home on Tuesdays, I believe, and you had just
been brought home from hospital the day before. She wanted me to drive and we went to the nursing home. When we
opened the front door we could hear
the people in a big double room singing
along with Merry's friend who was there
with his guitar leading the patients in
singing. We got inside the front door and
Merry started singing loud and everyone started looking and when we walked
into that room the faces of those old people lit up like a flashlight, Merry never
missed a beat singing the song and went from old person to old person putting
this beautiful baby in every arm. You will never have any way of knowing what that did for those sweet old people. I told Merry it was magic! She said it would have been the same thing if it had been a puppy. Kate, you have never lost your
The secret is out, now your father knows that we took you out that day. I love you.
Monday, April 9, 2007
party that will last two nights. Tonight and tomorrow.
We hope your
ears don't burn.
Dotty Dean is
coming in a few
minutes and we have lots of things to
cover tonight. Just look what 80 years has done to those sweet little girls
showing off their lovely mother. in 1929
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Betty and near your grandparents.
Johnnie is on the right of our stone.
This was the day the stone was put up.
Gerry and I were up there yesterday
checking things out and went to the
Easter program at FBC last night. She spent the night.
Have a great Easter morning.
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
from Niamey on our new
blog! I am so happy to be a part of this family,this
circle of love, place of
rest, bastion of peace.
When every other source
of comfort fails, this is
where I return. To dwell
on this family......and I thank God for His being in the midst.
We love you, and appreciate you.