Thursday, December 27, 2007

Christmas Day Reflection

The Patton Women open gift from Uncle! It was for the four
old gals, the 5 granddaughters, and 2 great Granddaughters.
As you can see we were well pleased. This year he used a
sleigh and frog theme, what else?

Kate made it home from New York along with her fiance'
Jeremy Friedman.

Judy and Louis look over the gift Mom selected for her three girls, Merry, Judy and Natali. Music box playing "As Time Goes By" as a remembrance of Our Love of times gone by. With inscription III John 1:4, my favorite verse.

What a special Christmas.

Sunday, December 16, 2007


We did look like this once, and we like thinking like this.

Tonight is one of our favorite times of the year, when these

five sibblings get together and celebrate the birth of the

baby Jesus, as we were taught by our parents, by conversation,

food and the giving of gifts.

I am so afraid that Edsel and Margie will not make it, however

we are thankful that they are looking forward to a wonderful

Christmas, as their son Chris, wife Jo and little "Miss Macon"

and her brother Daniel John will arrive on Thursday from

England for the holidays. They will be joined on Christmas by

Mark and family Mike's family. This is the first Christmas with-

out Mike and believe me I know what that means. Christmas

is a hard day.

On another note we here believe Betty has everything decorated

in heaven and Leonard has all the trees flocked. As Merry said

not that they need artificial snow in heaven but the Lord knows

how happy it makes him. I am sure he has a fire in some fireplace.

I am looking forward to a great time tonight. My part of the menu

sliced pork tenderloin roast, shrimp, fried chicken, green beans

and beautiful little green onions, relishes.I wish Joy, Peace,

Health and Happiness to all, today as always. Especially I wish

good days for Edsel and Margie. We love you both dearly.

Don't tell anyone but I will publish a picture of us now later.

Thursday, December 13, 2007



And then it's Winter

You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you
unaware of the passing years. It seems just yesterday that I
was young, just married and embarking on my new life with
my mate. And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder
where all the years went. I know that I lived them all............
And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes
and dreams.......But, here it is.....the winter of my life and it
catches me by surprise.....How did I get here so fast????????
Where did the years go???? Where did my babies go???????
And where did my youth go?????
I remember well.....seeing older people through the years and
thinking that those older people had no worries, no job,
and their lives were so different to our busy, busy life.
I have since found that those older people had the same love
of life that young people have, have the same desires for
companionship as the young people do.
Although, God had filled my heart with so many memories
of those days gone by, it is still easy to day dream of all the
sweet things of yesteryear. I stood transfixed last night
watching a perfectly round crimson sun hanging motionless
above a distant line of trees, with bare wintry limbs
reaching up as if to puncture the glowing roundiness.
Finally I turned to walk to the car with my friends, but I
glanced back once toward the west. In just those
short minutes, the sun's brillianace had already fled. and
its sharp feature had blurred into the darkened sky around
it. What I had captured had gone. Yet not in my memory.
In sunsets I see gentle greying of older age, I see life's
meaning clearer and loved ones dearer.
I treasure most the lesson from the Psalmist, who sees
heaven reaching down to Kiss the Earth, The Psalmist
says Love and faithfullness meet together. There is
a time and season for everything, this is the season
for all who love to share that love with the world.
Have a blessed Christmas and a healthy New Year.