Monday, January 30, 2012

Lilly, my keeper, my friend...

Through gales of laughter,
through times I couldn't face alone,
you were there for me.
I thank you so much.
Your friendship
means everything to me.

Good friends stand with you
on the mountaintop and applaud.
Best friends walk with you through the valley and holds your hand.

Thanks for being my best friend.

Thanks for my early morning coffee!

Two are better than one . . . .
If one falls down,
his friend can help him

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

January Visits from friends that are distant relatives...

There us nothing like meeting up with old friends or family that you have not visited with in a while, this is exactly that Merry and I did Monday night. my second cousin (or as my brother would say, first cousin once removed), Kathy came to our house about 4:00, after work and stayed until 10:30. We talked reminised and remembered times gone by. Was a lovely visit and we plan to have lots of those in the future.
  After church Sunday at Chophouse we ran into old friend, who also had Patton blood runing through her vains, and she suggested lunch together while Merry was here. Today she picked us up and picked another friend, and we enjoyed a breakfast at Mimi's. It is so much fun to renew friendship with those you chatted
over the backyard fence with, or over coffee, one who runs an errand or watches the kids for just a moment,
or provides a cup of sugar or a stick of butter when needed. Today Pat and Merry, of course remembered those summer days, twice a week at Center Hill water sking back in the 50's. In the 50's we were neighbors across the street. We still have the warm feeling of neighbors that we experienced back then. A twist in the long relationship is Pat's father and Leonard shared the same great, great grandfather.

I am the little one!
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Saturday, January 21, 2012

What else is new? Addy Dresses Up!

Uncle Bob gives Addy a new dress for Christmas.  She looks like Matt, 33 years ago with a dress on.  You are a beautiful Baby Girl!

Friday, January 20, 2012

The Albino Peacock

This morning, I received a beautiful email forward from my special friend, Mel, titled "Must have made God Smile".  It showed pictures of rare and beautifully colored birds. The only one I had seen before was the peacock. (Note the albino peacock above Kate's head.)

Several years ago my daughter and her then husband bought a beautiful farm and the acreage was full of the fancy birds. We counted as many as 50 to 70 one day as the children were feeding them.  The forward this morning made me think of these two little girls on the farm that day, feeding peacocks as their grandfather prepared breakfast on an old iron stove that we cooked on up at the outdoor kitchen. 

I am now thinking about Christmas 2012, about 22 years later, as Kate, 27, (on left) after graduating from NYU, prepares to leave for South Korea to teach English, and Abby, 29, entering her final semester getting her Masters at MTSU, and teaching 2nd grade at a Rutherford County School. Our best love and wishes for wonderful lives to
these granddaughters.

You haven't had the best of eggs ever unless you've sat at Papa's table.  Maybe Terrence came close but I think he has forgotten how or is it that I just haven't been in his kitchen in a very long time.  Oh, so many memories run through this old brain of mine...and some of them take place in a kitchen surrounded by peacocks and lovely granddaughters...and their Papa.


Monday, January 16, 2012

Queentalks, Random Subjects

                                                         The Queen had written a book!
                                            293 Pages, and it has been named "Queentalks"
                                         I begins with my blogspot when I started in August
                                             2007, and ends with New Years Eve, 2011.
                                              I suppose thats one way to write a book.
                                              It is 11" by 9" and I have enjoyed every
                                          silly mistake and every mispelled word. Even
                                             silly subjects sometimes. Happy Blogging!
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Thursday, January 5, 2012


The children of Macon and Elroy Floyd have managed to have
a sibling night every year during Christmas week since Mother left us.
Six years ago on 8th of December, Leonard left us and there were six.
I believe three years ago Margie was unable to join us and there were five.
Two years ago Edsel was unable to come and there were four.
This year in May my Sister Dot joined our parents in Heaven, then
there were three.
The Queen, Sisqualums and Paul Ette.
After Edsel passed away in October, it became a very lone group
of three left,
 but we persevered, had our sibling night and enjoyed thinking
of Dot and Edsel and their great wit.
To make our evening even sweeter, Paulette's daughter Nicholle, and
Dorothy's daughter and son-in-law prepared all the food
that they could even remember and brought it
and filled my kitchen with wonderment.
After giving us about 3 or 4 hours alone, they came back
and cleaned up everything and left it spotless. Christmas certainly brought us blessings from family
as well as blessings with family.
I pray that 2012 will be filled with God's goodness, and should
there be two next year let those two be filled with joy.
The Lord had done great things for us, and
we are filled with joy!
                                                         Psalms 126:3