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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

We had a Jersey cow that did her best to keep us in milk, cream, cottage cheese, butter and I learned to make all of these from the milk. Mom did the milking. Oh and that real whipped cream yummy on chocolate pie double yummy..
We didn't have chickens but bought them live and they were so much better than what we eat now. I learned to kill them, wrung their necks poor critters, then dipped them in hot water so the feathers would come off. One day I got a tough old rooster I guess and he refused to release his head so I finally had to go get mom to finish him off.
When we spoke of gardens we didn't speak of flowers either. Mom did have a green thumb though and had a rose bush and some lilac bushes and iris. Inside she had pots of Begonias and other plants.
The only thing I could ever grow was a plant that was given to me and I was so proud of it as it grew and grew and grew. Then I married Charles and he decided to give it a haircut, lol and cut most of it away and the poor thing just kicked up its feet and died.
One thing we didn't have to worry about eating too much or not getting our exercise.
Now we spend many dollars to help us lose the weight we put on spending dollars. We also spend dollars for exercise equipment and gyms. I don't think they had such a thing back then. They didn't need it.
We went to doctor's for emergencies only and never to a dentist.
I'm sure many of you could add to this your own stories.

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NOTSPEEDY 6/22/2010 9:26PM

    I remember having real whipped cream on waffles for dinner on Saturday nights. Didn't realize that it was an economical dinner. Us kids just thought it was a real treat.

Mom had a garden that was about 20x80. She also had about a 10x10 flower garden. She loved working in her garden. She misses not being able to work in a garden now.

I just love these walks down memory lane.

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REDBUD1 6/22/2010 8:17PM

    Thank you all for these memories. Irene your stories are so special. All this brought back memories from long ago. I remember my grandmother killing the chicken for dinner; always made me feel kind of funny. We enjoyed the chicken as well as the eggs. Seems like such a long time ago, but those were special times. emoticon

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SUNSHINEGB 6/22/2010 6:19PM

    Irene, I'm enjoying these blogs of yours!
My sister had a tobacco farm and lots of barn animals and I can remember her husband killing the chickens for supper! Can't get any fresher than that. And fresh milk daily, eggs too!
I remember my Mom cooking on a wood/coal stove, heating her water on there for dishes, laundry, bathing. Our Moms didn't have it easy, that's for sure and mine passed away at the young age of 60, no wonder - after such a hard life.

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JODIRICHARDS 6/22/2010 5:43PM

    I do not have a green thumb either, I am trying to get some herbs going. I can get them started and then loose steam to prune and such. One of my fondest memories was making homemade grape jelly with my grandma. We'd find someone with grapes that needed to be picked then washed and mixed them up. It was the best jelly I have ever tasted, sure miss it but mostly Grandma!

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DADDYS_GIRL6 6/22/2010 3:52PM

    Thank you Irene for sharing your history with us! Families were so close then. I loved listening to my parents, Aunts and Uncles all tell stories. Even DFil and my dear parents, all lived with us for a time and loved to hear them tell stories about their younger days.

A good book (series actually) is by Arleta Richardson, called Grandma's Attic. We read it when the Dear Parents were with us and reminded them of even more stories!! I'm sure you'd enjoy the books too!

Thanks again for sharing!!

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DIDMIS 6/22/2010 10:15AM

    Ha ha revelation girl. The four room house. All of us kids had to sleep in one bed room and the girls kept their eyes closed while the boys got ready for bed and vice a versa. Sometimes we would holler Mom Henry or Parks or Bob are looking. The threatened to come in and give us a whipping if we didn't stop. Their entertainment was to listen to some of the funny old time radio programs or some country music.
Now a days every kid has to have a room and a car when he gets to be old enough. Back then if you had one car you were doing good. We didn't have enough money for bikes so I never learned but walked everywhere.
You guys keep me thinking about those good (?) old days. This is going to be part 3 I think.
I am blogging for myself as much as for anyone else.

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MELLIL 6/22/2010 9:50AM

    You have that absolutely RIGHT ON! I can only IMAGINE what my parents and grandparents would think about spending HARD EARNED money to go to a gym to get EXERCISE! They would surely think we were CRAZY! They'd hand us an axe and tell us to chop some firewood, or a hoe and tell us to get to the garden! Carrying wet laundry was an upper body workout, and hanging it on the line was calisthenics! What HAS our world come to??? I love these posts of yours Irene!

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BPULLOS 6/22/2010 8:19AM

Your family provided everything you needed then...food, wise budgeting and exercise...all while keeping the home going. I wish I could have some of that...I'll pass on the chicken thing but would love to have a garden....it just doesn't work where I live...so I do go and support our local farmers on Saturday mornings. Thanks for the stories....they bring back grandma memories for me...rest their souls :)

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    emoticon I loved hearing my grandparents talk about simpler times (?simpler? = harder?) lol She said the chickens were completely different than now too. They were farmers, small farmers, but everything they ate practically came from the ground and their own animals. They canned for winter. They had the outhouse and the wood stove. There wasn't much room in the little 4-room house with 6 people in it, but they kept close, kept warm and grew up well.

Thanks for sharing!


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Monday, June 21, 2010

I was one of seven children and we all had our duties to fulfill and did them. Sometimes complained but I was always taught if you don't work you don't eat. Our mom and dad had to raise us during the great depression, with dad working two jobs at times and mom doing laundry on a washboard then later on a hand wringer then hanging them out on the line. Of course the iron was heated on the stove and everything had to be starched. Mom made her own quilts, embroidered made her own bread, pies, cakes and the yummiest cinnamin roles. It makes me tired to think about it now. You might think she burned out young. No way! She lived to be 99 1/2.
Our running water was you ran to the well and drew the water up in a bucket and ran back in with it. Our bathroom was the kind that took you to the great outdoors to breathe fresh air.
Saturday night was bathe night. A big round tub was by the fire. One side of you froze while the other side cooked.
Our recreation was to go outside after supper and play baseball or other games usually with our dad participating.
What we called bums or tramps in those days came to our door begging food. We did not have much but when I saw them coming I would run and tell mom "We have company". She didn't appreciate it much but if it was a little of her home bread and some gravy left over from dinner she would give it to them. I always had compassion for people.
We had a wonderful garden which didn't just appear but came by the sweat of the brow of our father, mother and us kids. We canned hundreds of jars of food and had some to give away.
Our food was very simple but we did not go hungry. We walked to school and back two times a day to get in our exercise. We were thin but not too skinny.
Our dad was strict and our mother knew how to switch.
We might of complained some but we did not run to the neighbors to complain and we sure didn't go there to eat and sleep. We did not change families and go running off to another family. We stayed where God had put us.
WE NEED TO LEARN THAT LESSON AGAIN. STAY IN THE FAMILY GOD HAS PLACED YOU IN. Give account to your pastor. Don't start groupie meetings without his blessing. He is not a dictator but a man of God that has been placed in your church to guide you, pray for you and who knows what 24/7. He has to give account to God for what you do or at least for how he handled the situation.
As I see churches split and people spatting over insignificant issues it breaks my heart and this morning just felt inspired to write this.
God bless each of you as you follow Him.

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BORN2BE 6/22/2010 6:28PM

    Great blog. I wish we could go back to easier times. I try to keep things easy, but the kids live in techy world. My grandparents lived through the depression. My grandmother used to tell us stories. I have no doubt families would be better with less in today's world. Having grown up on a farm, I have those same values and have tried to teach them. Sometimes its like swimming up stream in today's world. I loved the story and am always thankful for you sharing them.

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DADDYS_GIRL6 6/22/2010 4:13PM

    Dear Irene,
What wonderful days and times! We often forget the Lord set us in this life in the day and time He did for a purpose. We need to do what He wants us to do and stick with it and not give up! We should remember the past and not toss the baby out with the bathwater.

I have a friend who says, "if we don't learn history, we are doomed to repeat it." We need to keep the good and learn from the bad so we don't make the same mistakes!!

Thanks Irene for sharing special memories!!

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DIDMIS 6/22/2010 12:46AM

    Thank you so much everyone. emoticonPat we had a Jersey cow that did her best to keep us in milk, cream, cottage cheese, butter and I learned to make all of these from the milk. Mom did the milking.
We didn't have chickens but bought them live and they were so much better than what we eat now. I learned to kill them, wrung their necks poor critters, then dipped them in hot water so the feathers would come off. One day I got a tough old rooster I guess and he refused to release his head so I finally had to go get mom to finish him off.
When we spoke of gardens we didn't speak of flowers either. Mom did have a green thumb though and had a rose bush and some lilac bushes and iris. Inside she had pots of Begonias and other plants.
The only thing I could ever grow was a plant that was given to me and I was so proud of it as it grew and grew and grew. Then I married Charles and he decided to give it a haircut, lol and cut most of it away and the poor thing just kicked up its feet and died.
One thing we didn't have to worry about eating too much or not getting our exercise.
Now we spend many dollars to help us lose the weight we put on spending dollars. We also spend dollars for exercise equipment and gyms. I don't think they had such a thing back then. They didn't need it.
Well, look I just wrote part two of the blog didn't I?

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HAPPYMOM8 6/21/2010 11:30PM

    A great blog, Irene! Our lives were very similar as a children.i would add that during the depression we had a cow for the milk and chickens for both the eggs and meat plus the garden which we all worked at. And lots of bean soup! (which I love to this day) We too fed the hobo's that came by and one time our dad brought home a homeless family that lived with us for a spell. Hard times -the depression -but very fond memories of a wonderful family life just the same! Oh and my mom didn't have the luxary that I have of growing flowers for pleasure but I do remember the beautiful hollyhocks around the chicken coup!
Thanks for the memories, Irene!

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TRATLIFF15 6/21/2010 11:09PM

    WOW. You are truly blessed. Very few people in this world will know the love and devotion you knew growing up. i came from a similar family, in that we didnt have a lot of money and there were a lot of us. AND to this day we all get together at least twice a month. I have 3 sisters and 1 brother. We are all married and very close to each other.. None of us have divorced. Our parents taught us if there is a problem... dont give up... just fix it. once upon a time I thought our family was 'normal' but i now know we (as you) are the exception. You come from an exceptional family and are truly blessed... Thanks for reminding me of what I have...

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BPULLOS 6/21/2010 11:04PM


Great blog....I grew up with Grandparents that lived through the great depression and they impressed that upon my parents. Therefore there wasn't a whole lotta messing around in our household either. Everybody pitched in and if you didn't do it right you would continue until you figured it out. Thanks for the reminders of what was....we've lost a lot in todays society.

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STARDUST_361 6/21/2010 8:43PM

    Thanks for the wonderful blog. It was nice to read and makes me want something simpler in life.

I go to a very small church. We have maybe 25 - 30 parishners. He is always saddened whenever someone leaves the fold to go to a "bigger" church. People say our church is too "hard" to attend because we're too strict. Too strict?! We just follow the bible. God's word, plain and simple. How is that too hard and strict?

We need more church involvement in our communities...

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JODIRICHARDS 6/21/2010 7:29PM

    Thanks for the glimpse and reminder. We are a sad witness today when our lives are no different than the people around us, may the church be revived to live for HIM!

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SALSMITH 6/21/2010 7:19PM

    Irene - What a great Post! Yes we need to get back to the way things were in "the good old days" God blesses the family...... He always sees to our NEEDS not our wants... He knows what is good for us. Thanks you so much for sharing some of your childhood. You are such a blessing to me and to our team. Hugs and Blessings


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MELLIL 6/21/2010 4:50PM

    What a great post Irene! You grew up a bit ahead of me -- and I grew up in Washington, DC -- no back yard garden for me! But we lived by the same values... and you are right! We need to get back to that!

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LAVENDERLILY 6/21/2010 1:59PM

    Thanks, Irene for sharing. Our lives have many similarities. The strength of the women during those times boggles the mind. They seemed to know how to make just a little go a long way. Ten, twelve, or more children was not unusual and they were all loved, cared for, and given a set of values and a love of God. I wouldn't want to see those times return, but I wish that more of their strengths, moral values and wisdom were visible in today's families.

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SONGOFJOY27 6/21/2010 12:39PM

    Thanks for the good reminder. There were tangible benefits to the "good old days"!

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PLAYBLUES22 6/21/2010 11:55AM

    Sweetie reading your blog is like a page out of my life.
We both had the very same lifestyle and was raised basically the same.

Sundays were in church all day and the Pastor was the communities responsibility to take care of as far as, income, food, clothing, for his family etc.

The only issues was love thy neighbor as you love yourself.

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

He asked me how I was and of course i said ok. Then I said I guess not. With a list like this I feel like I am falling apart.
He was so thrilled with my weight, said I was a young 81. emoticon
He was so excited I could get off of the floor by myself. I've come a long way.
He is going to try the new shots in my knees, 5 in each one, which will take ten weeks.
I had read that they did have shots which would avoid knee replacement and repair cartilage so am hoping and emoticonit will work for me. Why not? With God and the knowledge He has given to the doctor's it WILL work.
He is cutting back on my heart medication to see if that is what is causing my emoticon
I am only taking a little tiny pill for palpitations and blood pressure and my blood pressure is always below 120 when I go in and always under 80 on the other part.
I do take a water pill because of swelling.
I see him in another week and I will try to remember to ask about the swelling.
I can't do the bicycle or treadmill for now so will be doing mainly upper body for my exercise. It is discouraging.
But he said my real age is definitely not 81.
I love my doctor too, He is a married middle aged Jewish man whom I have gone to for fourteen years.
So that is the story of my doctor's visit today.
Losing weight and exercising do do much for you. I read that overweight is America's number 1 killer. It leads to diabetes, heart disease and who knows what else.
SO EVERYONE, LET'S GET ON THE BALL. You who need to lose it. emoticon
You who need to maintain, do it. emoticon
One of your oldsters in years but young in Spirit.

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CAMEY13 7/6/2010 9:18PM

    My GYN told me to go on the bone pills and I told him I didn't want to. I do not have Osco yet, and I heard so much bad news about them. He sent me to a nice woman doc who deals with that stuff and she confirmed my suspicion about the bone pills can cause jaw problems and your dentist will not work on you because of problems that could arise. Anyway, I had not stood up straight when the nurse weighed me and I came out 4 ft. ll.
When he saw me he said he will have to get a pillow for me to get up on the table if I continue to lose bone. Well, the next year I stood up straight and when he saw I was 5 feet, I told him I guess I grew an inch and he laughed. I know how to fool the doctor. LOL

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SENKYOUSHI 6/19/2010 9:55AM

    What a great post!!! Thanks for the inspiration!!!

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ANGELBELIEVER 6/19/2010 12:20AM

    What a wonderful blog. It always helps when you have a doctor that's in love wit you. I hope the shots work well for you. My sister is only 52 and she's going though the same thing after having knee surgery last summer 2 yrs ago.

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DADDYS_GIRL6 6/18/2010 3:45PM

    Glad your DR love you Irene! Better yet, am glad you had such a good visit today! Praying the shots will work and you will be running marathons in no time! :)

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KAYDE53 6/18/2010 1:17PM

    Super job!!! I've said it before & I'll say it again, You Are An Inspiration!!! Both spiritually and in your fitness journey!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DAKOTASMOMMY_07 6/18/2010 7:35AM

    emoticonTo YOU Irene..
You know age is JUST a number..Its ALL about how YOU feel on the inside.
I really enjoyed reading your blog.
It is not easy finding a Dr that supports us..YOU are blessed.
God Bless you Irene~Christina

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PONYFARMER 6/18/2010 6:38AM

    You are so adorable and you encourage me too. It is always great to find a doctor that listens and really cares, and it sounds like you have found a wonderful man to take care of your health concerns.


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PRINCESSNURSE 6/18/2010 6:02AM

    Irene--you are awesome!

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DIDMIS 6/18/2010 1:11AM

    You guys make my day. emoticonfor your encouragement. emoticon

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LAVENDERLILY 6/18/2010 1:02AM

    emoticonAs always, your blog made me smile.

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CAROLYN0107 6/18/2010 12:25AM

    You are an inspiration Irene!

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YJNANA 6/17/2010 10:53PM

    I think thats my problem too, Irene, the meds. I want a change.
Time to call my Cardio. You have a glowing report and know its your dedication to exercise :) Way to go kiddo :)

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SUNSHINEGB 6/17/2010 10:27PM

    I think my doc is in love with me ~ sure caught my eye Irene, lol!
You do have a wonderful way of bringing a smile to my face my friend.

I'd say you're really doing well for an 81 year old lady and probably better than this 74 year old, old lady, lol.

I think being overweight hurries along other illnesses. Great blog, I enjoyed reading it!

Now have a good night's sleep dear!

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MONTY68 6/17/2010 8:44PM

You write such nice blogs, I don't know, it seems the doctor feels you are doing quite well and that you are actually younger than what we have been told. I don't think I knew your age, always thought you were younger. I have never heard of those shots for the knees, Wow, That is really great. So when is he going start?
I think you need to give yourself a pat on the back. You really are doing great and maybe you ought to believe it also
I understand that heart disease is still number one and it is helped by obesity, Thank you for reminding each of us what we need to do.
I do appreciate that you would share with us your Doctor visit today.

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B-N-ME 6/17/2010 8:43PM

    Great job!!
Keep up the good work.
I hope you are able to sleep better!

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SONGOFJOY27 6/17/2010 8:16PM

    Thanks for the inspiration! God has really designed our bodies well, but it is up to us to take care of them. Keep up the great work of caring for yours!

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CAROLYNVIL 6/17/2010 7:34PM

    That's just great,congradulations!.

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SUNNYWBL 6/17/2010 6:47PM

    I'm sending prayers that the shots work even better for you than the Doc hopes!

I would love him too! Agape love, that is!Hugs, Sunny

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JODIRICHARDS 6/17/2010 6:25PM

    It is amazing all the blessings a little can bring, PTL for a good visit! Keep up the good work and encouragement!

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MELLIL 6/17/2010 5:29PM

    Well CONGRATULATIONS!!! That is certainly a glowing report! I HAVE heard wonderful things about those new injections... blessings on those knees!

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    Isn't going to the doctor great when you are healthy?!? Congratulations on being a fit and inspirational woman Irene!

~Melissa emoticon

(p.s. I hope the shots work for your knees.)

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HAPPYMOM8 6/17/2010 4:40PM

    Well he definitely should be! (In love with you that is!)You set a good example for all of us to follow. Hope all goes well with those knee shots. Keep us posted. You are an inspiration to us all.
Hugs, Pat

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    You are such a blessing, Irene! Good for you on your dr. report!

Do you know the name of the shots he intends to give you? Is it Synvisc? or Hyalgin, Hyaluronan? These are the 'chicken' shots that everyone has talked about for the last few years.

I had the Hyalgin. It did help. I won't lie, it was very painful. Make sure you take a good strong dose of pain meds before you go and baby your knees for a few days. Don't forget to ice. In fact, for the day you get the shot, I would have my frozen dinners on hand and someone to drive you.

It did take a few months for the shots to actually kick in, so don't think they aren't working if you don't get immediate relief. I also fight with fibro, so I'm pretty certain that delayed my recovery from the shots themselves. It may not take so long for you to feel better.

I've had the Cortisone shots and they did nothing. From the sounds of what you've described, I'm betting it's the same family of drugs I had, though. You're an awesome lady! I hope they help!

God bless you!
Dawn emoticon

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LADYHUNTER82 6/17/2010 4:17PM

    Just what I needed! Way to go on your appointments with your doctor. And thank you for my smile today! Hugs for a great blog!

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MEWAJES 6/17/2010 4:14PM

    Great inspiration from you today. Keep up the great work, and continue to get those great Dr. comments!

Thats so wonderful!!


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Monday, June 14, 2010

I wrote this Friday and somehow it disappeared into thin air or was it thick air.
Hope it doesn't do the same again emoticon I hate to write something like this and have it go emoticon emoticon
So here it is again.
Friday I went to the gym like a good little girl. As most know regular gym clothes have no pockets so ladies put their things in their Bra. Now if you men don't want to read on you can just delete this and go on to something else.
I returned home. Got my patio dress and went into the office to turn on the computer. I changed clothes and all comfy I am ready to go.
I worked on the computer, then went to the living room to read a bit and watch television. I am always trying to multi-task.
Well, I had a lot to carry to different rooms so I did what we aren't supposed to do, tried and did carry it all at once.
Later on when it is almost time to pick up my g/f at the airport and she is going to call me to let me know she was in I thought "where is my phone". I looked and looked, no phone.
I looked in the living room, I looked in both bathrooms, I looked in the office, I looked in the bedroom, even in the kitchen and on my dinette table. No phone emoticon help me find my phone.
So I dialed myself. I could hear the phone ringing. I was in the office. I moved everything, looked every where, No Phone. Ok I will get in the floor, something I used to couldn't do. I crawled around. I did not find the phone. I got up looked on the book shelves. Everywhere I went the phone would sound like it was right there but no phone.
Next I went back to the living room and dialed myself again. I could hear the phone just as if it was right there but could find it no where. Everywhere I moved it sounded like the phone was right there. It was almost time for my g/f to call. I couldn't figure out why the phone sounded like it was everywhere I went. Went to the car to look but it was not there.
Now you think it was in my bra. No way. I take the harness off when I get home.
Somehow I touched my tummy and felt my phone. emoticon
Multi-tasking I had put my phone in my panties (sorry gentlemen I warned you) and had carried the other stuff to the bed room and living room and kitchen. That is why the phone rang everywhere I went.
I learned a lesson. Multitasking can lead to more exercise especialy if you are crawling around in the floor.
So here goes. Hope I don't lose this.
I won't sign my name. LOL

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DEVINEGODDESS 6/22/2010 10:06PM

    Oh my goodness that is too funny and you're right I was thinking the whole time that the phone was going to be in your bra LOL!!! emoticon

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MARLIZG 6/20/2010 12:26PM

    funny story

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DIDMIS 6/19/2010 10:23AM

    I didn't have a bra on so put it in the only place I could.

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GETFITTER7 6/19/2010 10:09AM

    By your story, I could have sworn it would be in your bra!Great story emoticon
It made my day better with a laugh! Thanks for sharing
Have a great day emoticon

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HAPPYMOM8 6/17/2010 10:26AM

    Oh my- How funny! That is so cute!!
I finally got to read my mail- 15 year old houseguest-grandson has been on my computer for while he was here playing games! Left this morning. Will miss him and his mom but will finally get my computer back!
Hugs, Pat

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HISOWN1 6/17/2010 7:28AM

    ROFL Irene this is great
My problem with our phone at home is where is it and I race up and down the stairs looking for the phone - we have one for each floor but somehow they always end up on ONE because they are portable and when we talk on the phones we are moving around!

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JODIRICHARDS 6/17/2010 12:02AM

    Great story, PTL it was not on vibrate. emoticon Might have found it sooner though. God has a way of teaching us things doesn't He. We think we'll save time and He allows us to slow down. A missionary pilot friend stayed here this week and he wear his phone in little bag around his neck. He kept dropping it off his belt holder. Maybe you should look into something like that. emoticon

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DIDMIS 6/16/2010 9:05PM

    I'm glad I made you all laugh. I have lost my phone out of my pocket also and sometimes it falls into a tight place in my car.
Then I dont' have a land line to call me on.

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    Ha ha! You made me laugh!

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RIVERWRITER 6/16/2010 1:27PM

    So funny, Irene! I lost my phone one day, from out of my pants pocket. After searching for a while, I used our hard line to dial that number, and heard it ringing. It had wiggled out of my pocket and was hidden in the seat folds of my recliner. Yet one more reason I will always have a landline if I can afford it; so I can find my cell phone.

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SONGOFJOY27 6/16/2010 11:06AM

    That is a great story! Thank you for sharing it with us. And thanks for the laugh!


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DIDMIS 6/15/2010 8:59PM

    Again I say thank you to all of you.

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MRILEY123 6/15/2010 8:19PM

    Ha ha! Great story! Martha

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PAMAPPLE 6/15/2010 3:47PM

    I just had my daughter read this (and she's 14) and she laughed and said, "That's funny."

If you can get a teenager to laugh, you know it's funny!

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CAROLYN0107 6/15/2010 1:00PM

    LOL! I'm trying to picture you on the floor, crawling around!

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SIBLEYHONEYBEE 6/15/2010 10:54AM

    That is hilarious Irene! Thanks for the chuckle.

~Melissa emoticon emoticon

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GRACEISENUF 6/14/2010 11:49PM

    This story is too funny !!!

Definitely sounds like something I would do....I would also ask the kids what they did with the phone! LOL!

Thanks for giving me a good chuckle, I needed that!

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DIDMIS 6/14/2010 11:14PM

    John, you guys don't take a hint do you. LOL. Anyway glad you liked it.

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FREEDOMSTAR 6/14/2010 11:01PM

    emoticon Irene


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DIDMIS 6/14/2010 10:04PM

    Now Dan you know you guys were supposed to delete and not read. LOL

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DIDMIS 6/14/2010 10:03PM

    Ha ha Gloria if you had of fallen off your chair you would have gotten some exercise also getting up.

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DDCLEADER 6/14/2010 9:59PM

    Irene Dori and I both got a huge laugh. Thank you

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SUNSHINEGB 6/14/2010 9:54PM

    Oh my gosh, I near fell off my chair laughing Irene! What a good belly laugh you gave me!

I can just picture you walking around those rooms, scratching your head, hearing the phone - why, it's following you! emoticon

Don't you ever lose that precious sense of humor you have, you really made my day! emoticon emoticon

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LADYBUGRUNNER 6/14/2010 7:44PM

    LOL!!!! You're so cute Irene!

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SECONDCHANCE51 6/14/2010 7:35PM

    I loved it, thanks so much for sharing. As for a nice long "good" blog or post disappearing into thin air, I do it quite often and then end up in tears... will have to remember this one and then smile. emoticon emoticon Barb

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YJNANA 6/14/2010 6:22PM

    Now THATS Funny emoticon

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PRINCESSNURSE 6/14/2010 6:05PM

    LOL--that story is TOO funny!

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MNNSAIDE 6/14/2010 5:46PM

    Too funny Irene!!!!!

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DIDMIS 6/14/2010 5:18PM

    Thanks everyone. Glad you had a good laugh. And Monty you sneaky thing you. You were supposed to delete not laugh so hard you almost well you know what.

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DEE_LITED 6/14/2010 2:54PM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon Thank you, Irene, for the fun this morning!!

We are always putting our phone down in the oddest places and running all over the house looking for it while it is ringing!

Yes, I thought it'd be in your bra. So funny!! emoticon

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TAILORSMOM 6/14/2010 2:50PM

    LOL...so needed this ..thanks so much for sharing

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DADDYS_GIRL6 6/14/2010 2:35PM

    When my children were little we read lots of books. One was called Pockets! A little boy liked pockets so much that his mom sewed up some pockets she'd pin to the outside of his clothes when they didn't have pockets already made in them!

Sounds Like you need to make some Pockets for yourself, Irene!! :) What a hoot!! :) Thanks for the good laugh!!

Thanks everyone else who said they couldn't find this the first time she posted it! I thought I was having MORE computer trouble! Whew!!

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CAROLYNVIL 6/14/2010 2:10PM

    that's great ! very funny, but true. I myself have had a time or two looking for my cell phone,ringing myself and chasing it down. carolyn

ps I too was notified of your blog and couldn't find it.

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MONTY68 6/14/2010 2:06PM

    Ok Irene
You know I am not going to delete, I am going to read.
Well, it took a few minutes to type this as I couldn't stop laughing. emoticon Now I understand why you were concerned the other night when I asked you about the blog.
Sure glad you found the phone.

Monty emoticon emoticon

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    emoticon emoticon emoticon good grief! lol too funny. tytyty, needed that!


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NELLIEC 6/14/2010 1:10PM

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I've done that too, except that eventually whatever it is alerts me when it manages to fall into my pants leg! emoticon

And I did wonder what happened to your blog that I got a notice to read!!!

Comment edited on: 6/14/2010 1:11:43 PM

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BELLAMIMI1 6/14/2010 12:57PM

    LOL! I've frantically searched throughout the house before calling myself and discovered it in my bra. LOL

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For those who asked.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Some of you have asked me to write more about my mission work. This is the news-letter I wrote this morning. If you go to my Spark Page you can find out more. I would have to write a book to tell you the complete story.
Almost another year is almost half over and only what we have done for Christ will last. What have we done? How many souls won? How many people encouraged?
As most of you know Mexico has been a very dangerous place and the Texas border is getting worse all of the time. Sometimes plans would be made to go to Mexico then Mexico would close the border for a few days saying something big was coming down. People are afraid to run for office and police want to quit their jobs because of shootings and murders of both according to the news.
People were warning me to not go to Mexico but I was stomping at the bit. Even my helper didnít want to go one day when we planned to go and spoke of moving back up to East Texas but she came back and we were able to go over this week.
Everything was quiet and we had no trouble at all. We found pastors Martin and Maria waiting for us at the church and parsonage. Much progress has been made at the parsonage. The tile floor is down and is beautiful, part of it is painted and the doors and windows are installed. They need to install the electricity now and a few other things. We were blessed with a good offering to leave with them towards this.
They had things they wanted prayer for so we had a good time of prayer and counseling then came home happy to have been a blessing.
Thanks to each and every one of you who make this possible.
There was a huge prayer meeting at the church I attend state side. People from Mexico came over as well as people from Spanish speaking churches on this side of the border along with missionaries. The church was packed out with over 1,000 people. People prayed for Mexico.
God bless you all,
Your Missionary Irene Davis

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JODIRICHARDS 6/13/2010 1:55AM

    PTL for His protection and many works accomplished.

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DIDMIS 6/12/2010 11:39PM

    Thank you again everyone. I so appreciate your prayers and kind words.

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REDBUD1 6/12/2010 11:31PM

    Thank you for sharing with us. God Bless you and your work. emoticon

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    Wow. It's great to read about your work! Thank you for sharing.

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GRAMMAP1 6/10/2010 10:31PM

    When things get tough, the tough get going. I would say you are very strong in your commitment, Irene, but believing God is walking with you all the way, gives you that strength. Keep the work going and we will keep the prayer going! emoticon
for your service for our Lord.

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    Thank you for sharing that with us! We can add your work to our prayer lists. God bless you!!


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KAYDE53 6/10/2010 4:18PM

    I'm so glad you were able to go & that the Lord kept His hand upon you & all went well. These are troubled times in that region. God bless you & your work there!!! It does make a difference & it is what really matters in life--saving souls!!! Amen!! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon

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DIDMIS 6/10/2010 3:36PM

    OK Marcy if I can't go by myself then I will take you with me.

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NELLIEC 6/10/2010 3:34PM

    Praise the Lord for His work in your life and in the lives of others both here and in Mexico!

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MNNSAIDE 6/10/2010 3:06PM

    And.........never by yourself!


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MNNSAIDE 6/10/2010 3:06PM

    I guess you can go to Mexico but only if you tell me a-head of time and when you return!!!!!

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MAZDAWD50 6/10/2010 1:31PM

    I will pray that God will keep the doors...er borders.. open to Mexico so that your work can continue without to much difficulty or danger. God is faithful! May you be blessed abundantly for your work and blessed with much fruit. Take care.

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DADDYS_GIRL6 6/10/2010 11:53AM

    Thanks for the blog, Irene! So glad to hear of the progress on the church building but mostly the devotion You, Pastor Martin and Maria have to serve Jesus wherever He calls you! What a blessing and encouragement you are to us all!! Thank you!!

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DIDMIS 6/10/2010 11:27AM

    I know some of you knew all of this. I received a call from a lady from the church I attend and she was bragging on my weight loss and new hair do and and and. I told her she could call me any day. LOL
It does make a difference. Let's go Gloria.

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SUNSHINEGB 6/10/2010 10:49AM

    God Bless you Irene, you are a true worker of God!

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