Monday, July 30, 2012

What's Happening

Hey, Y'all
Yeah, it's me, Grammy... I have enjoyed writing the story of Anna Belle and Lucy along with the other characters, and am taking a  two week break from that story, but will return to my writing about them then. For the next couple of  weeks, it'll just be me writing about what is going on in my life.

I'm doing a lot of quilting still, and am having a great time with my friends at church. I am also doing some editing of my ongoing fiction. Along with that, I have written a fictional short story to enter into a contest at the local library. I hope I get at least an "honorable mention". That would be nice. 

Yesterday, I placed a bouquet in my church sanctuary in memory of Dubby. It was a beautiful arrangement of yellow mums and some kind of purple flowers. A friend of mine at church did the arrangement for me. 

Each Thursday evening, some of my friends at church come and have supper with me at my house and we play dominoes. Great fun!

A couple of weekends from now, the seniors will be meeting at church for a potluck luncheon (we do that once a month) and we have a program. I will be doing the program this time by telling some Native American Folk tales, like I used to do about twenty years ago at the Indian Pow-wows and at schools. 

I have to review them so I can remember them well enough to tell them again. 

I've been teaching quilting to a couple of little girls who belong to my family doctor. They are 8 and 9 years old and adorable children. They have almost finished the doll quilts that they are making. She will be calling me sometime to set up the time for her to bring them back. They are quite busy with a lot of activities during the summer. 

Well, I hear my name being called... Ha ha... It is breakfast, and it's my tummy that is calling for me. It says, "Good grief, woman! You've been up for three hours and haven't fed me yet! LOL.

This is Blabbin' Grammy signing off for now. Much love to each of you, my friends and family. Bye for now. More later.        

Friday, July 27, 2012

In Memory of Walter B. Young (Dubby)

Hey, Y'all,
This is Grammy the person, not the writer, speaking now. Just two years ago today, my sweet Walter passed on from this world into the next. I don't want to be maudlin, but just to remember him here today. 

He was not perfect, of course; none of us are, but he was my sweetie pie, and we all miss him. His grandchildren called him Grandpa or Gramps; his stepchildren called him Dad; and I called him Honey, his birth family called him Dubby or Uncle Dubby; his sisters-in-law and brother's in law called him Dub. 

Now, you are wondering, where in the world did the name Dub come from...It is an abbreviation of the letter W or the initials of his name W.B., as though one started to say "W" and stopped at the first half of the letter W. Got it? 

What kind of fella was he? Kind, gentle, easy-going, stubborn when he felt he was right, a man of high principles; most of all, he loved his Lord. He loved me, and was a family man. 

Here are a few pictures of him.

Dubby, me, daughter Carol, granddaughter Emily

Us with some of great grands
With Friends, Mark, Allie, and Jennifer
My brother Hugh, His wife Imazo, our sister-in-law Mae, and Dubby
Picture from our 25th Anniversary with daughters, Carol and Teresa

Dub with his sister Bonnie, nieces Donna, Terri, and Bonnie shortly before his passing

Quality of some of these pictures is somewhat poor, but a person has to go with what they have, don't cha know?

One more pic, Dubby with sister-in-law, Mae, at her 90th birthday celebration.

He really looked dapper when he dressed up, didn't he? He loved to dress up when he could. He grew up poor and enjoyed looking like a million dollars. 

Well, that's it for today, folks. Love to all of you, my friends and family. Bye for now, more later. This is Grammy signing off for today. Have a great day!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Red Letter Day - Happy Birthday, Noah! Happy Birthday to Ben Thompson!

Hey, Y'all,
Here is a pic of Noah from facebook
Today is the birthday of my great grandson, Noah! A little bit about Noah... His mom and dad are Whitney and Daniel. He loves to clown around, but has such a loving heart. He also loves Star Wars and dressing like Darth Vader. Here is a picture of Noah with his brother and sisters.

Noah is third from the left

Finally, here is a pic of Noah in his Darth Vader mask standing on the stairway slightly above his grandma, Carol, and Grandpa, Daryl, back in January.
Happy Birthday, Noah! I love you! Isn't it great to have two birthday's so close together as Noah's and sister, Ellie's? If you remember, they celebrated Ellie's birthday just ten days ago. A most happy family they are! Love to all. Grammy.

We are celebrating, as well, Ben Thompson's birthday. He is my grandson by marriage, married to granddaughter, Emily. Here is a picture of Ben and Emily. 

I believe this was taken in March of  this year. 
We are so happy to have Ben as a part of our family! I love you, grandson! Happy Birthday!

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Happy Birthday, Ellie!

Hey, Y'all,
Ellie is the one in orange directly facing the camera.
This is a RED-Letter day in my great granddaughter, Ellie's, life. She is six years old today! Happy Birthday, Ellie! I love you!  

I found the picture in my files and it was taken back in March when the whole family was together.