Monday, October 27, 2008

In Memory of Betty

5/2/1946 - 10/30/2002

Different is Lovely
We all want to "belong" and go to great lengths to fit in,
Sometimes we forget that we are like snowflakes,
no two, thank God, alike. Each snowflake
and child of mine, is the same in essence but different
in form.

God blessed me with this unique, one-of-a-kind daughter.
She was not created more special than another but
God does make each snowflake different from the other.
She marched to the tune of her own drum.

The memories only get sweeter. Happy Birthday to all of us who loved her.

And especially her sweet daughter-in-law, Anna, one she loved,
we say Happy Birthday today!

~Good night Little Drummer~

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Floyd Family Reunion 2008

For eleven years the Floyds have gathered together to share stories, adventures, hopes, family ties and the joy of seeing one another. This year in the small town of Commerce, Tennessee, where it all began, it was no different. They came, they served one another, enjoyed food contributed by all, then went home with a better understanding of from whence they came...

Kenneth told us about Commerce and the cemetery where our ancestors are buried.Hugh and Natali told us of their struggle for Natili to become a citizen of our great country.

Natali set up our family tree on, and encouraged us to add to it......

There were relatives from several States and some who have come each year. For instance, our oldest relative, Katherine Rowland from Detroit who will be 100 years young in 2009.We always enjoy worshiping with the wonderful people at that little church of our forefathers,Commerce Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

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Thursday, October 23, 2008


Yesterday was a very sad day for me and our family. I lost a very dear friend, Sarah Jenkins. Sarah has been a very important part of our lives. She and Leonard began their careers in the insurance business on the same day in 1951. She and Leonard worked together for approximately 35 years, Leonard retiring from American General in l986. Leonard and Sarah were soon joined by Nancy Northcutt and the three were like The Three Musketeers. They were very protective of Leonard and always had a snack or orange juice if needed. He loved both of those girls just as much as they did him. Services for Sarah will be Saturday, October 25 at 1:00. This picture was made last summer when I was asked to write down the names of about 35 ladies who had made a difference in my life. This was for my 80th birthday. Certainly that included Sarah! The above picture shows Sarah at far end of table, Susan Mullen, my daughter Judy and Joyce Hanna (a friend of Sarah's).

Sarah always had a sweet smile. I will miss her. We communicated almost daily by email. To God be the glory for the gift of friendship.