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Saturday, October 14, 2017

Flagpole Dedication and Flag Raising

Yesterday Patrick and I went to "Come STAND w/ us as we dedicate a new Flagpole & Raise the Flag" at our sheriff's office.  I wore my period costume and said a few words as a representative of the Flag Committee for our Wild Horse Trail Chapter of the DAR. The mission of DAR is to promote patriotism, education & honoring our veterans. We seek to instill these values in the young people of today, our future leaders. I handed out little flags and a pamphlet with The Flag Code to school age children that attended.
The passing of the flag from one veteran to another was quite touching. My husband, Pat, is the one receiving and handing off the flag in the bottom two photos. Even though there was a light mist in the air, it was a lovely morning.

God bless any who pass this way, and God bless America.

Thursday, December 10, 2015

Our Anniversary In Prescott Arizona - Throwback Thursday

This lovely photograph was taken on November 2nd,2003.  Don't we look cheerful?  Patrick & I have gone to Prescott, Arizona to celebrate our wedding  anniversary (and my birthday) off and on, ever since we got married 27 years ago.  Whiskey Row isn't what it used to be.  "Back in the day" there weren't shops to buy souvenir photographs, jewelry, rugs or hats.  It was building after building of saloons.  I'm glad we got this photo taken 12 years ago. Patrick added the words, which I always get a kick out of when I see it. 

I hope that if anyone passes this way, that you are blessed.


Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Holocaust Day of Remembrance ~ Yom HaShoah

Yom HaShoah ~ יום השואה

Genesis 12:3 -4 (NAS Bible) "And I will bless those who bless you, And the one who curses you I will curse. And in you all the families of the earth will be blessed." 
Today is the Holocaust Day of Remembrance
                          Yom HaShoah ~ יום השואה
Holocaust Memorial on the west bank of the Danube River in Budapest.

Monday, January 28, 2013

Just Some Pooch Pics For My Friends...

The top 5 photos are of Baby Rocket Dog, our Airedale Terrier.  The other 2 are of  our Welsh Terrier, Hairy Houdini, aka Hootie.  BabyRD is modeling her new Drs.Foster & Smith Chaise Lounge Dog Bed.  It was a gift from my brother and SIL.  Both of our pooches love it.  Baby is wearing her diva shirt and Hootie is wearing a sheep skin for National Dress Up Your Pet Day on January 23rd.  The bottom pic of Hootie was taken up at our cabin.  He generally closes his eyes when the camera flashes. lol. 
And this, ends the dialogue accompanying my pooch pics!

Blessings who anyone who passes this way.

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Christmas In Farrr North Idaho

 This wreath was a gift and came from The Wreath Farm.
 Hootie in his Christmas sweater he got from Jessica and David. 
Oh, and his snowman headband. He he.
 This is the manger from when I was a little kid in Pennsylvania.
 Joyeux Noël, Emmanuel!  That means Merry Christmas, God With Us!
 Patrick played ball with the dogs after our first big snow this week.
 This measurement was taken after we had shoveled the deck a few times!
Patrick has a hat that matches mine. They were gifts from Jessica & David.
 Our deck.
 The river.
 Baby Rocket Dog on our night time walk.
The cabin from a distance.
 These 2 photos are of Patrick clearing the snow off of our deck roof.
There were areas that had 4 feet of snow!
 He had a rope around his waist in case he started to fall.  
That didn't happen, thank goodness.
I want to wish all my friends in the blogisphere a 
Very Blessed Christmas!!

lots of love,

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Stones, Stones and More Stones!

Well, it's been a long time since I've posted here.  Summer has come and gone.  We had 'Part 1' of our landscaping done in July and it's amazing what a bunch of dump-truck loads of stones can do!  Horizon Landscaping and their designer, Jim, are the ones who came up with our forest-lawn makeover.  We have at least 4 more installments to go, which will stretch out for several more years, but I am soooo loving the way the stones look.

The inspiration for getting back to my blog was a visit I made to an old, dear friend's son's blog.  He is a stone artist and specializes in dry stack stone work.  Sure wish he wasn't 2000 miles from here, as I'd love to have at least a small section of stone wall fence at our place.  If you want to see some amazing stone work, go visit Mark Jurus at Rockin Walls.

I hope that a few of my blog friends have a chance to stop by & let me know what they think of our latest home improvement.  Blessings to all who pass this way.


Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Memories of Daddy

 I took this photo of my daddy in the summer of '93, before we left for the airport.  The next time I saw him, April 1994, he lay in a hospital room with a massive stroke and aphasia. He passed away five days after I arrived at his beside.

 These 2 photos were taken in December of 1992.

 This is Daddy with his great grandmother, mother and grandmother,ca 1925.

My father was very intelligent, and an excellent entrepreneur, evolving his father's farm equipment business into a thriving hardware store and lumber yard over time. He also was a savvy real estate investor and the vice president & director of a regional bank. A forward thinker, Daddy believed in caring for the land, he planted thousands of acres of evergreen trees and we sold Christmas trees each December.  He even shipped a 6 foot Scotch Pine tree to me when I first got married and lived in Alabama, where the Christmas trees looked like scrub brush! My father was also an avid fisherman and hunter.  Hunting probably being the one point that we had a major difference of opinion on, since I was a vegetarian (since age 14) by choice and he loved his meat! Daddy was also a civic leader, accomplishing more for our town and county than I care to elaborate on at this time. He had his flaws like any other man, but suffice it to say, in my eyes, he was quite wonderful. He died way too early.  Rest in peace Daddy.
My father was born May 3rd, 1922. ~ He went to be with the Lord April 21, 1994.

Oh Mein Papa in English & Yiddish by Connie Francis

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday2 ~ Just Outside

Found some Shadow Shots a few steps outside our door!  For more shadows from around the world, please visit our host blog HERE.  If you want to join us, it's easy as 1-2-3.  Have a blessed weekend!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday 2 ~ More Arizona Biltmore Shadows

Part II of my Arizona Biltmore shadows. To view more Shadow Shot Sunday 2 players and their shots from around the world, just click HERE.  Blessings to all who stop by!

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Shadow Shot Sunday2 ~ At The Arizona Biltmore

Patrick & I had our Easter meal at the Arizona Biltmore this year.  This is the first series of shadow shots that I took. Since it was a bright, sunny day there were a ton of shadows, so I will post more next week.  If you would like to join us in shadow shooting, or just want to view other shadow shots, just click HERE.   Hoping you have a great weekend.