Thursday, April 30, 2009
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Friday, April 24, 2009
So, thanks to Betty, we have this photo of someone none of us knew, but who is an important piece of our past.
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I have to explain why I have two postings for Judy's birthday greetings - I had a wrangle with blogspot and retrieveing my pictures - but that got resolved, and I could continue. Judy is five years younger than I am (telling secrets), but she has been a wonderful and loyal friend through all of the years. I can never forget "Come back, Shane", and "I know a dark secluded place..." or her "I hate you, I l-o-a-t-h-e (made to sound like love) you." Sounds stupid, but we used to laugh so much - and still have over the years. When we lived in Washington and Judy was working, she sometimes showed up on my doorstep because she had to make a run to Costco for office supplies, so we would go shopping together. And Judy's influence on me has been profound - like the year we visited her friend, Ruth Wick, and ended up with 450 rhodie and azaela cuttings, which I ended up potting up and raising to maturity. Our yards did not want for beautiful plants. Or we would go fabric shopping and I would be at the counter checking out and Judy would be putting her bolts back on the shelf. It always amazed me when Judy, Ann, and I lived so far apart, and we would get together and compare notes about dress patterns and fabric, and find we had the same thing. Something in the genes, I guess. Anyway, Judy has been a wonderful friend, sympathetic (empathic) listener, amazing example for me through the years. I loved it that when I was at her house and answered the phone, that people couldn't tell our voices apart. And people used to take my parenting class and watch me with a puzzled look on their faces because I reminded them of someone they knew - and it always turned out to be Judy. May your day be heaped with love and good wishes, and may you overcome the slugs in the garden. Much love to you!
This is not a great picture for clarity, but it definitely shows a spirited side of Judy (in other words, the REAL Judy). We both had a skirt like she is wearing, and what fun they were to wear. If you note, our school books are sitting on the porch, so perhaps this was a first day of school picture for Judy's senior year???? Also, the rose bushes behind us were instigated by Judy and a home ec. project she took on. Thanks to her, the roses added a nice touch and were the beginning of flower beds that eventually went around the corner and along the south side of the house, just a little.
Remember how we would play "burn out" catch with Dad? This must have been Judy's turn, and the pickup must have been playing back stop.
None of these pictures are terribly clear, but they are full of happy memories of someone very special in my life. Happy Birthday, Judy. Love you lots.
Monday, April 20, 2009
Saturday, April 18, 2009
Thursday, April 16, 2009
This is just an update to yesterday's post. By this morning we had 17" of snow. The snowblowers are going around the neighborhood, the snow plow has been out trying to clear some of the roads, and it is projected there will be more of the same today. Guess I will wait to work in the flower beds.
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
Remember how we would sing about "popcorn popping on the apricot tree"? Somehow this is not what should be happening outside on April 15. Dwight, perhaps you will want to stay in St. George a little longer. And how do you suppose Steve and Mary Lynn's trip is going? It is definitely a day for staying home and dreaming of the sunshine that is promised for the weekend.
A little while before the cat postings began, I posted a picture of one of Dad's lamps/shades Kristen and Matt found living in a friend's home in Brigham City. This past week Kristen received these pictures of the furniture that the same family (owners of the lamp/shade) have. These pieces were bought at the same time and place as the lamp/shade. For those of you who have the Molesworth Book, you can check out the similarities. The family was not able to locate any marking on the furniture, but there wasn't time for them to pull the bed apart to look. I talked with Steve and his suspicion, without seeing these pictures, was Dad probably did not make the furniture. However, the similarities to the construction of the pole chairs, and other things that lived in our home seem to be there. Any thoughts?
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Friday, April 10, 2009
Thursday, April 9, 2009
Wednesday, April 8, 2009
I am not! (Reconstructing history, just to keep things straight.) I only tell it like it is (was).
And, yes, if you want something zany, Cold Comfort Farm, it is. Another thing that Ann has influenced me into purchasing. Shall I make a list? The Ronco Rotisserie, my grain mill, the Vita-Mix, various patterns, including one for a swing jacket that we'll never make, various movies, books, including Square Foot Gardening and Think Thin, needlework patterns, my Pfaff sewing machine, and on and on and on. Sorry, Judy, you used to be the leader in this, but only as far as fabric goes. Frankly, it's been lots of fun, and Ann is an incredible shopper - it's like having your own personal shopping guide - saves me an incredible amount of time. And how did we move from here to there? Don't ask.
March 31, 2009 10:27 AM