Thursday, January 20, 2011


Hey, Y'all,
Well, for several months I have been disposing of the worldly goods of one Walter Bailey Young, known to many of you as Dub or Dubby or my Sweetie Pie, since his passing almost six months ago. Yesterday, I donated what will most likely be the last of the things I will be giving away. I have kept a few mementos for myself or for others after I pass on myself. Every month I get a card in the mail asking for donations to either the National Kidney Foundation or to a Children's Home that is local. About three months ago, I donated a huge amount to the NKF, and yesterday it was just a few things to the children's home. They sell the items donated to thrift stores and then use the profits for the charity.

Yesterday's donation included a jacket, some of his caps, some of his neckties, and a television, along with a mirror that I had in our home in New Market, but have no place for here. I kept his walking cane, hoping someone would eventually want it.

Last evening, I watched the first episode of the new American Idol show, and as always, I enjoyed it tremendously. You know that people watch it to see the kooky kids that come to audition, and also we like to predict who will be a winner at the end of the season. Do any of you people out there in Blogland remember listening to the Major Bowes Amateur Hour on the radio back in the 1940's? Yeah, I know I am dating myself in asking this question. It was wonderful to hear these young people and some older people performing. We used to do a talent show at the school where I taught, and it brought great interest and a LOT of parents. We love to see and hear raw talent. I am not much of a singer, myself, but I do like to sing and hear others sing.

We have a cold front moving through here this morning, bringing a lot of wind, and cold temperatures. Thank goodness, I can stay in here today and not even worry about getting dressed. I may do some floor cleaning, (or not) and I may do some laundry (or not), but probably will. I haven't had breakfast yet, but it will be leftovers from yesterday morning's egg/sausage casserole that I took to Bible Study. It is yummy and if you remember I think I told you that I was using cinnamon bread as the bottom layer, and it worked out very well.

Well, that is about it for today. Please remember my good friend, Ina, who lives in Knoxville. She has just been diagnosed with ductal carcinoma, which is said to be the most common kind of breast cancer. She will be having surgery sometime in the next couple of weeks. Please pray for her recovery and for her to feel God's nearness. Thank you so very much. This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. Much love to each of you, my friends and family. Bye for now. More later.


Margie's Musings said...

I gave all of my Bob's things to Goodwill. They too do good work, Ruby.

I enjoy reading of your experiences.

Anonymous said...

Hi Grammy, It seems like I spend a lot of time cleaning out stuff. I don't know where it all comes from but seems to accumulate overnight for some reason. I love your ring in the picture. It is just beautiful. I will keep Ina and your daughter in my prayers. It is supposed to snow here again today.
Your casserole sounds so good.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I started watching Idol years ago to see the first round of idiot auditions and got hooked! Last night was good - Steven and Jennifer fit in well.