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Loving this time of year!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

The trees are gold,orange,yellow,brown and fragrant leaves cover the ground.The fresh cold air and spirit of thanksgiving on the way is so exciting to me.All the smells that are coming from the kitchen,coffee,banana bread,cinnamon oatmeal and hot chocolate.The kids running around playing in the leaves.Smoke curling up out of the chimney.It all reminds me of when i was a little kid and mom,though she didnt have much money made every day so special.I try to recreate that for my family.I know they appreciate walking in the door and smelling all the fragrance and baking cookies.My grandson ran up to me and said Grammy,I love the way your house makes me feel!I remember all the smells and good food,it reminds me of LOVE!!I laughed and thought My sentiments exactly!! emoticon SUSAN

  
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2BDYNAMIC 11/19/2012 7:26PM

    emoticon That was so sweet to read: I could just imagine and 'almost' smell the lovely scents ........... Have a wonderful Thanksgiving ............ emoticon

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SWEETYOUNGTHING 11/18/2012 3:01PM

    That's so dear; thanks for sharing!

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BOHEMIANCAT 11/18/2012 10:54AM

    I love fall but in south central Texas it is becoming more rare.
Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday and reminds me of past Thanksgivings when all was right with the world.
Thanks for the blog.


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DRASADAF 11/17/2012 10:33PM

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ARNETTELEE 11/17/2012 8:26PM

  We don't get to experience the changing of the colors.....

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Animal Shelter hope

Friday, November 16, 2012

They have the cutest little faces.They have wet noses and hope in all their eyes.wiggly butts,furry tails wagging like crazy and nobody to take them to their forever home.I walk,brush,hug,pet and bathe them with tears in my eyes.No matter what they've been through they dont give up hope.My Little friend Taylor is recovering from cancer and she's helping me give out loads of love.Taylor is a MIRACLE!She should have been gone to heaven because she was so sick!But,here she is helping us!I saw her holding Barney kissing his nose and cuddling with sarah in her lap!I was overwhelmed with love for her at that moment.I'm glad her mama trusts her with me!The kittens and a 3 legged cat adore her.They are climbing on her nuzzling her neck and she pets each one like it is the most important one!Killer the pitbull mix waits patiently for his turn and ends up in my lap going to sleep.Its really funny how when I go home I have to shower off all the puppy and kitty kisses.My Husband wrinkles his nose and points to the shower before he hugs or kisses me.If you or anyone you know wants to get a pet for Christmas,think about the animal shelter first.The amount of LOVE they give has no ends.Adoption helps make room for others that will be surrendered after the holidays.I hope if you can you'll think of donating blankets,towels,sheets and or food to keep the little souls warm...God Bless! emoticonSUSAN

  
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LUCINDARW 11/16/2012 11:29AM

    Your blog brings tears to my eyes! I have adopted 2 dogs fro the animal shelters but unfortuntaly don't have room for any more. I'd take them all home with me if I could! Keep up the good work it takes a special kind of person to work at a shelter and you are it! Lucinda

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My DH the Christmas fanatic

Sunday, November 11, 2012

He gets this glassy eyed look in his eyes when he walks into the decorations!He grabs a cart and loads in lights,sparkling bulbs,candy,garland you name it!He pulls out candy jars,dishes and three tiered racks for treats.Heck the kids think he is Santa!He gets so many presents we have to document where he puts them so we dont end up finding them years later..in a shoe!!Once he bought a giant bag of candy,forgot where he put it and the fire ants were dying of sugar meltdowns last summer! emoticon Bless his heart he loves Christmas so much!I love playing with the dancing santa's and snoopy.Please honey he laughs grow up!!?he has 3 reindeer,Santa on the roof,a giant lit tree,elves,nativity scene and dada....giant stacked gifts that sing. emoticon Ya'll im off to help him assemble! Susan

  
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BEARRY50 11/12/2012 12:57PM

  He sounds like my hubby, we even have christmas curtains that I made!! I don't think there is a room in our house that doesn't get decorated. Worst part is taking it all down after that holidays! So don't despairI am in the same boat as you!

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BOHEMIANCAT 11/12/2012 11:33AM

    Well he sounds like fun, a kid at heart. Mine likes to decorate but not to buy gifts. It is his German family who is at fault there. They want "practical" gifts. Not me! I have had to teach him, lol.
Enjoy!
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I found a wallet

Thursday, November 08, 2012

It was crammed full of cash,photos,and a message that read...Hello friend!If you are reading this you must have found my wallet.If you need the money more than I do,by all means take it.All I want is my wallet back.It was hand crafted by my daddy 75 years ago and still going strong.The pictures are of my precious family.Call 555-5555 to return it.Ask for Henry Douglas Ashwell.
I picked up my cell and dialed the number.A lady answered and I described the wallet.Daddy,shouted the lady your wallets been found.Just a sec she laughed and I could hear her laughing in the background.Hello?This is Henry! his gravelly voice sounded excited.Hello?I found your wallet!ALRIGHT!!! he replied.where did you find it?I was walking in the park,sat to tie my shoe and spied it sticking out of a hole.When did you lose it?He said his sister died 3 years ago and they were at the park planting a tree in her memory when he lost his precious wallet.We agreed to meet at the park pavillion.Henry a delightful man and his daughter Meredith showed up and hugged me tight.With tearful eyes and a shaking hand he opened his treasured wallet and discovered all the money still in it.Susan?He looked up I want you to have the money,I dont want it!Oh no Henry I could'nt!How about we donate it to Toys for Tots?There was $867 in the wallet and Henry insisted on a reward of $200 and I agreed to take it for the coat fund.We called My friend Delores to meet us for the donation at Starbucks coffee.$667 will be going to buy toys and Henry is a hero!I've got a new friend in Henry,he's agreed to give classes in leatherwork at the senior citizen center soon! emoticon emoticon SUSAN

  
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BOHEMIANCAT 11/16/2012 9:42AM

    Wow! Awesome story!

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MAYBER 11/8/2012 10:19PM

    Beautiful who writes something like that and puts it in their wallet
Thanks for being honest and trustworthy
What a neat donation hope the toys and coats get sent to the East Coast the Holidays will be hard ones this year keep everyone in prayers
One day at a time

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MJ7DM33 11/8/2012 6:10PM

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TXGRANDMA 11/8/2012 5:25PM

    Great story! Good idea, what you did with the money! God Bless you both! emoticon

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SUECHRIS50 11/8/2012 4:06PM

    Some people have thought me out of my mind but,my mama and daddy didnt raise no fool!Finders keepers?No way!!

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ARCHIMEDESII 11/8/2012 3:31PM

    Honest people are few and far between. Thank you for being one of them ! As as result of your honesty, Lots of people benefited !

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GIVENTHANKS 11/8/2012 2:07PM

    emoticon! This is a great story!

Have a blessed day!

Pat

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ELAYNE39 11/8/2012 2:05PM

    What a great gift for everyone involved.

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FIGHTINGFORME1 11/8/2012 2:03PM

    WHAT A LOVELY STORY!

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TXTOAD9970 11/8/2012 1:53PM

    what a great story! emoticon

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IFEOMA4 11/8/2012 1:40PM

  Wow. A very nice story. You are a hero for returning the wallet. A model. Thank you.

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Gathering food for the needy

Monday, November 05, 2012

It is a great thing to give to the people that are in need.Please understand that we are Not gathering the food to re-sell!!It is taken to the food pantry and bagged up for peoples tables to feed their family.We have had several snotty,rude,ugly comments.here are a few...Let them get a job or tell their lazy butts to go beg on the corner,Im sorry I dont bust my butt to feed other people!Why dont yall give me some of that food,im needy!!There are so many people that are not capable of working.They are sick,out of work,hurt,homeless.We dont judge!We do however think that the mean hurtful comments are undeserved and rude!One lady tried to give us coupons from the paper and when we said we needed non-perishable food items.She threw them at us!!?Called us Uppity and gave us the finger/bird.To spite them folks we collect thousands of pounds of food that may last until close to Christmas.Soldiers,police,Doctors,Dentists
,etc.Come out to help and its back breaking work.We also collect coats for Warm Coats from Warm Hearts!Last year we washed,sewed buttons and holes and repaired zippers to thousands of coats and there was 25 of us doing it.Whatever help you can give,Give it.You will feel so good about yourself!!!xoxoxoxox emoticon SUSAN

  
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TIZSLIM 11/5/2012 10:15PM

  Some people just don't realise it could so easily be them. I generally 'bless them with love and release them from my life'. It's either that or I'd tell just how dumb, mean spirited and plain selfish they are being. Which wouldn't help anyone really. Anyway, keep up your good work.

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BLEGNER1 11/5/2012 7:44PM

    I try to do things like this al year round. I just tell people God bless you when they get snotty with me and I pray for them!

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LHLADY517 11/5/2012 7:23PM

    WTG

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