Monday, July 27, 2009

A LITTLE FAIRY PRINCESS

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In recent news headlines, there are tales of adultery, murder, robberies, kidnapping and general mayhem…

But nothing has quite affected me like this story form the MIAMI HEARALD  that I read today.

I am still crying.

Just a little girl….God bless her little heart…Only turned 6 in June ….and she is dying from a brain tumor that has spread to her spine. She has bravely fought long and hard…ever since she was only three years old….but now doctors have exhausted all treatment options and have given her only three to six months to live.

When asked by  Kids Wish Network from Holiday, Fla. what was her one wish…

It was this:

She wanted to be a Princes

You know…

The kind from fairy tales and story books….

All the sweet little things that make up an important part of a little girl’s life…

So…

The good folks at Kids Wish Network from Holiday, Fla. gave to her a princess gown, a white rose headband,a white pearl tiara, a pair of white gloves and a  white, horse drawn pumpkin shaped carriage, decorated with pink and purple flowers….Gildiana’s favorite colors….

 To carry her to the place she most wanted to go to….

Wal-Mart.

Not the usual store for little princesses, but, it is where her mama shops…

 and all she knows.

There she was given a $1000.00 gift card, with which she bought…

Dora the Explorer and Tinkerbelle dolls.

Just take a minute and imagine what her mama is going through…

She is watching her baby become the princess that she has always longed to be … but just for one special day.

I have said it more than once and I will say it again…

If you are lucky enough to have a loved one close by…don’t take for granted one minute of time with them….

Show them that you Love them while you can…

After all….

None of us know when…

the little glass slipper will fall off.

“ MAY GOD BLESS AND KEEP WATCH OVER YOU LITTLE  GILDIANA SOZA ”

If you have the time; please stop and send an email message of good wishes to little  GILDIANA SOZA  and her mommy  at:

jfarmer@MiamiHerald.com

He is the one who wrote the story for the Miami Herald and will send them on to them.

 

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Monday, July 20, 2009

I HAD A VISITOR

I swear the older I get the faster time goes by…No wonder older people are diagnosed with dementia…their poor minds can’t keep up with the rate that time flies! In ten more years; if the Lord lets me live that long, I probably won’t even know who I am…much less anything else!

I had a visitor in my back yard this past Thursday and Friday….

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This baby deer was so innocent, that when I spotted it behind my shed, I held out my hand to it and called it; “Here Baby…here Baby…” and it actually came up to me and rubbed it’s little head on my legs and let me pet it!!! I had been worrying  about animals eating my tomatoes but, as soon as I felt it’s little head nuzzle against my legs, it held my heart right then…and could have eaten all my tomatoes!

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Can you see my hand in the left-hand corner of the picture??? It stood there for a few minutes while I petted it…I saw it again this afternoon …running across my back yard. Now, I live right smack dab in town, only a couple of blocks from Broad street and the houses in my neighborhood are side by side, with many people coming and going most of the time. That baby deer came from a tiny field that is right behind my house.

Speaking of tomatoes…I had Dan go pick a couple of green ones and I fried them up for supper tonight, along with some pinto beans and homemade biscuits. They were sooooooooo good!

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Here are two huge ones that were growing on the German Queen vine…No he didn’t pick those….I picked those Sunday. Matter of fact, here is one of them next to a regular size tomato…so you can see how huge it is!

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Here are the latest pictures of Wyatt:

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‘I am happiest shopping with mama and grandma!’

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   ‘I was having such a good time!!’

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‘One day last week, my grandma said that since I was such a good boy at the grocery store, she gave me a lollipop !!! My mama had a cow…but I loved , loved, loved it! lol lol’

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‘Here I am eating with my grandma at Zaxby’s . I would dip each bite of French fry exactly three times in the ranch sauce! I ate 4 whole chicken strips too!!!  Of course I shared my ranch sauce with grandma…all over grandma! lol’

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‘Mommy and daddy took me to the park last week in Madison…this is my first ride in a real swing and I loved it!!! I even went down the slide!’

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‘I have found out that I can get my toes into my mouth…so today, while grandma pushed me down the sidewalk in my little car, I alternated from one to the other!’

(Amanda didn’t get her sonogram done…they want to wait until she is twenty weeks… so she will go back August 12th to get it done. I can’t wait to find out what this one is! )

I will leave you with this thought….

Be good to those you love…hug them and kiss them and tell them how much they mean to youhow they have made your life betterand how much you love them…It doesn’t take up much of your time and you just never know if you will ever have that chance again.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Monday, July 13, 2009

BUSHED

I am tired.

I got up this morning and cleaned the house . Afterwards, Amanda , Dan, Wyatt and I all went to the place out in the country that sells fresh white corn.

We go there every year because they have the BEST sweet corn and also the price is right. ..50 ears for $11.00. Dan loves it…as a matter of fact; I have not seen many people who love corn like Dan does!

I have just gotten through with the corn and it is all ready for the freezer….and I am bushed. I ended up with eleven quarts of cut corn and several bags of corn on the cob. I hate cutting corn..it makes such a big mess…but it sure does taste good with fresh sliced tomatoes!

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well…

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he taste tested it anyway!

Tomorrow we go to find out what the new baby is…that is if it will be still long enough to tell!

And

Tomorrow is Danny’s birthday…

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                       Danny and my mama.

He would have been 55 years old had he lived.

   HAPPY BIRTHDAY DANNY NOGGLE…

       “I LOVE YOU MORE.”

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Saturday, July 4, 2009

MY COUNTRY ‘TIS OF THEE…

BELOW IS A CHILDHOOD SONG THAT MOST OF US OLDER FOLK LEARNED AS CHILDREN IN SCHOOL ... IT IS JUST  ONE OF THE PATRIOTIC SONGS THAT SUMS UP MY LOVE FOR OUR COUNTRY…READ EACH LINE CAREFULLY.

My country tis of thee… sweet land of liberty; of thee I sing.

Land where my fathers died,

land of the pilgrims pride,

from every mountain side,

Let freedom ring!

My native country thee,

Land of the noble free, thy name I love;

I love thy rocks and rills,

Thy woods and templed hills;

My heart with rapture thrills,

Like that above.

Let music swell the breeze,

and ring from all the trees; sweet freedom's song.

Let mortal tongues awake,

let all that breathe partake,

let rocks their silence break, thy sound prolong.

Our Fathers' God to thee,

Author of liberty, to Thee we sing.

Long may our land be bright,

with freedom's holy light.

Protect us by Thy might,

Great God our King.

WE HAVE BEEN HAVING SOME HARD TIMES IN THIS COUNTRY OF OURS LATELY…THE ECONOMY IS DOWN AND THE PRICES ARE UP….PEOPLE IN HIGH POWER HAVE DISALUSIONED US WITH THEIR THIEVERY AND CORRUPT MORALS…

BUT THERE IS  ONE THING I KNOW FOR CERTAIN…

WE ARE STILL THE GREATEST NATION ON EARTH...

WE LIVE IN THE LAND OF THE FREE AND THE HOME OF THE BRAVE…

WE  CAN AND WILL SURVIVE ANYTHING THAT FATE THROWS AT US ….

FOR WE ARE THE STRONG …

WE ARE AMERICANS…AND WE ARE …

‘ONE NATION UNDER GOD’…

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AMERICA!!!!

LET FREEDOM RING!

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Friday, July 3, 2009

GOD BLESS US, ONE AND ALL

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I was given the 

The Honest Blogger Award

by my dear friend Lori! 

What I must do is write a list of 10 honest things about myself to share….. and then I am suppose to pass it on to 7 other people….

(only I am just going to pass it on to ALL my friends here..so grab it..it’s yours!)

Okay…

TEN HONEST THINGS ABOUT ME:

1.  I can not swim and panic if I am in water above my waist.

2.  I use to be scared of elevators too… until I had to stay at EMORY HOSPITAL IN ATLANTA with Danny for two weeks…nothing conquers your fear of elevators like being hungry for a few days and the cafeteria is on the bottom floor and you are on the top! lol

3.  My great-great grandfather fought in the Civil War and was captured by the ‘Yankees’. ( They let him come home after the war was over….or I wouldn’t be here :-)

4.  I can not stand to see the elderly, little children or the handicapped abused or neglected … and I will let you know in no uncertain terms how mad I am if I see you do it.

5.  Once when I was 4 or 5 years old, my siblings talked me into jumping off the top of the school bus that my daddy use to drive…they told me if I wore the Mighty Mouse tee shirt, then I would be able to fly like him too….they lied.

6.  Danny knocked me out with a home run hit at Elementary school one day. That ball zoomed through the air from the playground to the tennis courts to find my head among all the other children’s ! (He didn’t know me at the time…and was mad as a wet hornet because I got in the way of his ball!!! lol)

7.    My birth sign is ‘LEO’…which is a nice way of saying that I am bossy and opinionated…and can be a *itch if you push me far enough!

8.   I have 4 Chihuahuas…and no;  they are not the teeny-tiny kind….I love them like they were my kids….and they love me like I was their mama…which… come to think of it; I guess I am.

9.   My house is old and ugly and needs  a lot of work done to it … but it is HOME.

10.   I lost  my ‘will to live’ the day that Danny died…but a part of it came back the day little Wyatt was born.

Ok…that was ten.

It was 38 years ago tomorrow, that Danny and I had our very first picnic… we were at the River Park …Just the two of us…girlfriend and boyfriend…I remember it like it was yesterday…It was a beautiful sunny day…I can hear the sound of the river flowing and see the sunlight dancing on the water as it rushed by …We borrowed the metal ice chest from his daddy to put the cold drinks and sandwiches in it ….I can still smell the scent of Danny’s after shave when he hugged me close …

Lord, we were so young…

That’s it my friends….I hope each an every one of you have a safe and wonderful 4th of July tomorrow…

Spend it with those you love.

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

WYATT’S FIRST HAIRCUT!

I finally got my hair cut!

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Uncle Dan is saving my hair!!!

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     I sat so still.

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Uncle Dan’s Barber cut it!

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I didn’t cry … I was a good boy!

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Mommy gave me a sucker for being such a big boy!

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Grandma says I look just like my Uncle Dan when he was little…

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Except I have my daddy’s bright blue eyes!

Amanda seemed to be feeling some  better today… at least she seemed to be breathing better.  She goes back to the doctor tomorrow.

I have gotten a cold or something …Scratchy sore throat, headache, fever, and just generally feel like doggie poop !  lol ( I do believe my little grandson may have given me his cold!)

Speaking of my little grandson…

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I’m going to leave you with a quote that I like…

"Nobody can do for little children what grandparents do….
Grandparents sort of sprinkle stardust over the lives of little children."
Alex Haley

GOD BLESS YOU ALL.