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Yesterday was vintage photo day

Sunday, January 06, 2013

I started asking my family to post old pics of me as a kid.I had a few my youngest sister copied but maybe 3.At first it was me and her and as the pics got funny,more relatives started posting theirs!We were laughing so hard that we got involved and lost track of time.I ended up with about 345 photo's of me and family as kids!It was a very fun day!I talked to relatives I hadnt seen since I was 10 and have something to show my daughters and grands.I even saw pics of my cousin's running in marathons.They were wearing the uber short gym coach shorts!I had a cousin that was super obese as a kid and is now super muscular and healthy.He said he wants to go through his pics and post them.My sister thanked me for asking her about those pics.She enjoyed the day! emoticonSUSAN

  
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PATRICIAAK 1/6/2013 7:27PM

    Quite a treasure

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ROCKYCPA 1/6/2013 5:00PM

    Sounds like a great way to spend the day and look at the memories!

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Some things come back to haunt you!

Saturday, January 05, 2013

My mom and dad split when I was 12.Mom being the ever loving,vigilant mom she was asked me to be a big girl.Stay here and take care of dad she crooned.When I get us a place I'll send for you.Of course she WAS taking my 2 cute younger sisters with her and that's all I saw at the moment.The both of them were making faces at me like na na na boo boo!The 12 year old child side couldnt see past the red hot pain and rage to even say good bye!I was sick with grief the next weeks and so Dad decided to drop into a yard sale one day.Look Sus!I got ya some boots!!they were authentic red Roy Rogers cowboy boots.I let him scoot the boots onto my feet.Stand up he laughed they look great on ya!Oh brother I thought,He dont have a clue!Dad I whined girls dont wear boots like these.Im about to be a teen age girl!Its okay honey just make your old dad happy and wear them.So Every chance he got in the next weeks,he made me wear those shiny red boots.I despised them and tried to "lose"them in every way possible.One day I was helping him with burning brush around my grandpop's farm.I hatched what I thought was a brilliant plan to rid myself of those awful boots.I ran and de-booted myself,threw them in the brush and ran to the truck.Dad hollered FLASHFIRE!!which meant that when the fire got started,it went very fast down the piles of trees.I looked up to see dad carrying a smoking pair of boots.Hey!he yelled,you must have dropped your boots!I saw them and grabbed them before they caught fire!I couldnt do anything but look perplexed..He started laughing so loud he scared the dogs off.When we cleaned up the gas cans and got in the truck he grinned at me and said"we will stop at the shoe store when we get in town"You deserve some new shoes.I grinned back and Knew I was figured out.It goes to show that you can burn boots but they can come back to haunt you! emoticon SUSAN

  
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NSTARSMITH 1/6/2013 1:13PM

    Oh, that boot story was really wonderful! And I am glad you and your mom reconnected. But the image of the smoking boots is priceless!

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SUECHRIS50 1/6/2013 12:34PM

    Yes sugarsmom2 I forgave her and loved her deeply until she died.It was a struggle but eventually we did mend our fences.She felt it was completely normal to leave me with dad.He was never the same again and died a year and a half after she did.He told my brother he couldnt live any longer,he was going to be with mom and was gone.I hope they are together in heaven.

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PATRICIAAK 1/5/2013 9:09PM

    I smiled as I pictured your Dad carrying the charred boots.

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SUGARSMOM2 1/5/2013 7:25PM

  how cute . when we are young things are never what are minds think they are but we do know fashion . You dad learned a lesson that you cannot force a young lady to wear a thing that they do not like . did you ever forgive your mom . ??

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My grandkids went caroling

Wednesday, January 02, 2013

Before my grandkids could open gifts,they had to go caroling.After a few minutes of pinched faces and I dont wanna's they agreed.Quite a few of our neighbors are elderly and got a huge kick out of it.The kids were offered money and received hot cocoa and baked goods/Candy/gifts.They had so much praise for their talented singing that the smiles were still on their faces the next day.WE WANT TO DO IT AGAIN NEXT YEAR!!!!was all we heard.
They even forgot about opening gifts for a whole hour afterwards. emoticon emoticon emoticonSUSAN

  
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PATRICIAAK 1/2/2013 7:10PM

    Fantastic!

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MRE1956 1/2/2013 3:53PM

    Wow! Who does that anymore?

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TXTOAD9970 1/2/2013 3:15PM

    That's awesome! Good for you!
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Where have manners gone?

Sunday, December 30, 2012

I was grocery shopping with DH when a man reached his armpit across my face without uttering one word about"Excuse me" or "oh im sorry"I said "Excuse you sir"He rolled his eyes and walked away.It felt like I was the only person with any manners!I was in line at a buffet getting a salad when a lady just walked up and took her turn without waiting for me....Im very easy going and hate to make a big deal but when does it end?Do we act this way in Church?Do we walk out of church and forget about manners?My mama was a big beleiver in acting a certain way rich or poor.She would box our ears if we were any type of rude,to anyone!I hope if this is you that its a change that gets made in 2013! emoticon SUSAN

  
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JENNYD97 12/30/2012 9:52PM

    My pet peeve is when you hold a door open for someone and they don't acknowledge it at all!!!! If they don't say anything i will say "YOU'RE WELCOME" so everyone around us can hear it...sometimes I will then get a Thank you :)

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SHOAPIE 12/30/2012 8:57PM

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HEALTHY-SPARK 12/30/2012 8:03PM

    It really is terrible, isn't it? Fortunately though, I moved to one of the most pleasant, friendly cities on the planet I think -- I just can't get over how considerate people are here of one another. It's been a very refreshing change!

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LINWASH23 12/30/2012 7:53PM

    I think we all have noticed this, but I remember what my parents taught me--always be considerate of others and I do. emoticon

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PATRICIAAK 12/30/2012 7:25PM

    Unfortunately, Americans are getting a reputation for not having manners. I agree with you. I wish we would return to the days when manners reigned.

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TRYINGTOLOSE64 12/30/2012 7:22PM

    Unfortunately this world is riddled with those types because all sense of manners and values have been tossed out the window long ago.

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I gave a party to my oldsters

Friday, December 28, 2012

I have not been to see the nursing home residents for a while.They email me now and again but,Its been hard to find time with holiday guests,cooking,cleaning,entertaining and running around like im dazed.I walked in the door and saw many faces brighten up!I was suddenly bombarded by questions,hugs,laughter and kisses.My husband helped me bring in about 65 gifts,punch,ice cream,cake and music to dance to.Trust me when I say it felt so good to see them laughing without cares and dancing until they had to go nap.They sang,played games and DH was the DJ!He actually stayed and helped me.The nurses didnt need to tell me what a great man he is!!Hours later when we packed up everyone cheered and clapped for us.We were happy and exhausted.The nurses gifted me with an ipod and a gift card to shoe carnival for $100!Wow!! emoticonSUSAN

  
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SUECHRIS50 12/30/2012 7:10PM

    it fills my heart with Joy and love and they are my family!!


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FRAN0426 12/29/2012 1:08AM

    Those people wait for some good times at the nursing homes. They seem to really love you, you make their day when you come. How nice to get gifts from the nursing home, but then you give your time to brighten some older peoples day.

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PATRICIAAK 12/28/2012 2:29PM

    fantastic

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That's must have been a fun party !! Sounds like everyone had a great time. I really should volunteer at my local elder care facility. I'll bet it really can be fulfilling.

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