Hi gang; Welcome Maddog,glad you could join our little forum,you'll find out this is a fine group of people.
Hi Ponyexpree1,glad you finally joined our family to,seems you're keeping busy these days. There's another person on this forum that works with the vets.,Her name on this forum is Louami,I'm sure you two know each other, thanks both you guys for caring.
Max good to hear from you,By the way I do remember Sewell and Maude,I remember they took you fishing alot. I remember the store that they had in the old commissary there at Hardburly.I know they competed with Curt for the business there in the camp,I myself was dedicated to Curt,but we all have our choices don't we? Hope the familys fine and you do have a cutie for a grand child in Kayla.
Deaser, Ed ,Don't know what to say about your "Cats",they looked pretty pathetic today,I don't think they'll go to far in the n.c.a.a.,but who knows,you're right Roamer You didn't miss much.
SG, when I called you "Little One", that was a compliment. When I saw that picture of you, I confess, I was surprised. The way you were talking about boxing ears, I expected you to be 6' 5'', with a can of spinach in your hand. As it turned out, you reminded me of a little Angel with a Halo and Wings! And that innocent little "Mona Lisa" smile, just warmed my heart. I could tell immediately, you are a child of the Most High! "Little One" is what I call my Sister, and you reminded me so much of her. The photo actually brought tears to my eyes, because after so many months of chatting, you are like a Sister. It was just good to finally see what you look like. I bet you would help anyone in need, and you don't look down on no one, but you are still able to avoid letting the problems of this world get you down, because you keep the final goal in mind. The best that could happen is to leave this world and take up occupancy in that "Mansion, Just Over The Hill". I could be wrong, but I don't think so. Too bad you don't know how to judge a good vs. bad basketball team. I still say one and five before they get back to Michigan. Mark my words!! Goodnight, "Little One".
Maddog, welcome to the forum. We aren't from Hardburly but belong to this family of fine mountain folks. We know you will enjoy posting and reading. We care about each other and carry each other's burdens through prayer.
Sam, thank you for the inspiration about God providing us with answers where we are to serve him. Deaser - we will never leave this post unless the Lord sends us somewhere that we cannot access a computer. You are our internet family and we look forward to hearing from everyone. Southerngal, you know the Lord can use you in your every day walk with him. Just ask him to allow someone to cross you path each day and he will leave you with your mouth open. I've been blessed with the gift of gab and you can ask Roamer.
I don't have any news since Roamer told you all about our week end. Our mission conference was a great success. We had a goal of raising $37,000.00 for mission work over this past week and GUESS WHAT!!!!!!! We raised over $77,000.00. Now how about that for the "One that owns the cattle on a thousand hills". They made the announcement at the luncheon yesterday and I burst into tears. Guess I'm just too tender hearted. I hope I am always in awe of what the Lord can do.
Roamer is finished with his current project and is ready to go to town. I'll get my hat and coat and go with him. Blessings to each of you, Gammaw
I'm so relieved. The forum certainly would not be the same without you and Roamer. I hope you can tell we love you very much. You give us inspiration to do more for the Lord when you talk about the great work you do. When you discuss the poor people who continue to suffer from Katrina, we take a step back and look at our own lives, and count our Blessings. Hopefully, we give you some strength through our conversations and our prayers. We know that you will be faithful to the Lord, and do what he leads you to do. We would not expect any less, because His calling is the one that really matters. Whatever happens, from this day forward, never forget that we consider you part of our family, and you will never be alone or forgotten as long as we are here. I'm speaking for us all, but I know I'm speaking the truth! What a great report regarding your Missionary Conference! Isn't the Lord great? He always gives us more than we anticipate. Praise!! Talk to you later....
Post by Edd (willie) on Mar 6, 2006 15:06:10 GMT -5
hey gang how is everyone today.its like a spring day out here on the left coast today.or as some people say its awful out today. something bright and orange is in the sky today and it hurts your eyes.you can actually see the mountains today.my sister-in-law came out here right after we moved she was here for two weeks.we kept telling her there was mountains right over there.i don't think she believed us she never did get to see them untill her second trip out here.. carnas I have give up on the cats this year.only team i got thats doing anything this year is wittenberg out of springfield they look good i think they are in the final 16 or maybe the final 8 now in div.3;its time to get ready for baseball.I usually get burned out on it after may.i have a couple teams in the yahoo fantasy league.if you are interested one league is 180773 and password barry25 the other one is a traders league if you win that week you mget to trade for anyone on the other team its different but its fun to try to catch on the league is 200919 and passwork is mlb.anyone can enter . when is that Hardburley reunion.I think I may be in OH and Ky the first week in june. my mom is doing pretty good so far. keep her in your prayers. well I have to go to the store if i plan on eating something today. Edd
Post by southerngal on Mar 6, 2006 18:38:23 GMT -5
Good evening all, I want to share a miracle with all of you . God is good! When Debi left here to go to Kentucky, she shared with me that , if she made it down there and the Doctors let her see her Grandma that it would be the last time she would see her alive. I told her she didn't know that, or words to that effect, she said, " Sue you don't know how bad she is, " I did know that Mae was very bad for a long time she hadn't known anyone in the family, because of the alzheimers , her body was losing its functions because it was "forgetting" even the basic things. She has been fed through a tube for the longest time because she had forgotten how to eat. even a small jar of baby food, when she could eat took over an hour. We had been concerned about whether she was prepared to or not,and that worried us. I had prayed that God would give her a clear mind so someone could witness to her and make sure she was ready for eternity , and I asked God , If it was in his will, to give her more time with her family. Well, here goes. When Debi got to the hospital on Saturday morning, and they got to spend time with her, (or it may have been Fri. night I'm not sure, anyway she knew everyone! They spent a lot of time just talking to her, then a son came in who had caused her some heartache in the past, he sat down beside her and took her hand , and said," Mom, first I want to ask your forgiveness for ever thing I've done to cause you grief, " She patted his hand and said," I forgive You." Then he said, " Mom have you ever talked to Jesus?" She smiled and said " Yes." He said, "and what did he say?" Mae said, "he forgives me." I don't have to tell any of you what that did for me, I'm so thankful. She came through surgery fine, the 103 temp. she had before surgery is gone, there is no infection, and they removed the ventilator and she is breathing completely on her on, and is talking, even though it is in a whisper, because of the tubes. Debi told me a few minutes ago, " If anyone doesn't believe in miracles, tell them to call me!" I believe with her, that this was several miracles, and I sing his praises, I just wanted to let you know, and to thank you from the bottom of my heart for your prayers, I love you all, talk to you later this evening. God Bless............SG
SG thanks for sharing the miracle with us. I know Debi is overjoyed with the good news....and we are thankful that this has happened. In my lifetime I have seen many miracles. Prayer goes a long way!! Roamer and Gammaw I am glad you are doing so well. I'm sure you will be lead in the right direction in your walk with the Lord. You both are a blessing to know. Pony, it was good to read your post. I have to tell you who I am when I see you again. You will be surprised!! To all the rest of you, it is good to read your posts and I miss you when you skip a day. The weather here is wet, rainy all day. The kind of day to forget about work and just do whatever but I have stayed busy until I decided to jump on the computer and say hi to everybody. So, a big Hello, and lots of love.
Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.
hi folks, just getting back in from a choir banquet that my daughter took part in she sang a solo tonight and was just great, she is 13 years old and is the whole world to me, she is a good christian, she is usually number one in awana at church every year for attendence and verse saying, the lord has really blessed her and blessed us with her. and sg is her number one favorite aunt and sg's husband joe is her number one uncle. we have also been blessed that they care so much about her, we love them dearly for that. guys i just want to tell everyone in our forum family how much i appreciate you, talking with all of you just makes my day, i look forward to reading the posts and throwing my two cents worth in everyday, it is such a pleasure to be part of this family and we seem to understand each other as if we have known each other for years. it is a pleasure to mention you in my prayers and thank you all for doing the same for me. i look forward to meeting you all and telling you that in person. deaser, i look forward to seeing those pictures that you mentioned, hope that none of them that i sent you scared you or anything, the one of me isn't too bad as long as you don't look at it late at night or right before dinner.well guys, i am not going to try and mention all of you because i know i will leave one of you out so i will just say to all of the family, thank you, love you all and talk to you later. gb. sam
hey sam, dito, dito, good budy i really got into a good thing when i started reading the post, it really help's me in my day to know i can go to my forum to get a real uplift, like sg's post, man i got goose bump's, but to know god, and to know his power, that alone give's me goose bump's, i guess that's why we have to shout. anyway just needed to get on to say hello to everyone, to many anymore to call everyone by name, but we love all of ya.............................MAX
Post by southerngal on Mar 7, 2006 12:10:00 GMT -5
Hello good people, Thought I'd post while the kids were being good. How is everyone, good I hope, Debi's grandmother is still doing good but she don't know about the leg yet, so just pray that it doesn't make things worse again. They have to change the dressing today so she will see it even if they don't tell her. Deaser, you can call me anything except late to dinner and its ok with me , I'm sorry I didn't talk to you last night I was going to get back on but I was so tired I couldn't hold my eyes open. Isn't it good to have ponyexpress1 posting? I hope she has some stories to tell. Sam, I didn't realize Melissa Choir banquet was last night, I would have loved to hear her sing, She has such a beautiful voice, she must take it after me. ( I heard that laugh ) I was just kidding anyway. well I'll get off here and go check on the baby, I love you all. God Bless..SG
I'm slipping; I missed another day. Reminds me of when I was in High School. I would skip school on the odd days. Like May 1st, 3rd, 5th, 7th and so on. When I graduated, they would only give me "half" a diploma. Believe that??
SG, I was so happy to hear the good news concerning Debi's Grandmother. God is truly wonderful. Even if the Lord decides to take her today, at least she was able to see Debi again and her son. What a testimony!! I made a copy of your post, and when I begin to feel down, I will read it. I pray now that she will be able to accept her present condition, and that her health will continue to improve. I think Spiritually, she has already been healed!! God does so much, for so little. Faith is all it takes. I think this forum deserves a "pat on the back" for being so true in caring for some on they have never even met. We truly have a magnificient family!!
OK, that's all for now...I will log on again later to make up for yesterday. So, 'till then.........bye!!
Hello Everybody, It's been another beautiful day here in Georgia. The sun was shining, not quite as warm as yesterday, but warm enough to get outside for a while. I finished another walking cane today and started another one. I love sitting outside in the edge of the woods with my pocketknife in my hand nothing in particular on my mind. I think of lots of things, my friends on this forum, family, all kinds of things. Gammaw is convinced that if someone crosses your mind for no apparent reason, we should say a prayer for them, that God has just reminded us to pray for them. It does seem when I'm quiet that someone who I haven't thought of in a while will cross my mind, Gammaw and I are constantly passing names back and forth.
We're forming a neighborhood watch for our subdivision and last night was the last meeting before it's official. The subject was protecting our children and it was so sad to see and hear some of the stories about the abuse and murder of the little ones that happens in our country. I could tell the deputy that was emotional about dealing with these "child molesters". It seems that child abuse is even more widespread. I can't imagine hurting a child and believe that anyone that intentionally harms a small child deserves no mercy here on this earth.
Pray for Gammaw tomorrow. She has an appointment on Thursday and is hoping to get some relief from her knee, the bone spurs are still causing her great pain. She has trouble climbing the stairs trying to aggravate it. She brought home the x-rays and you can plainly see a big one, right in the middle of her knee. She may have to have surgery to get rid of it.
Gonna be another quiet evening, Gammaw's trying a new afghan pattern. It's about time, she hasn't worked on one in over a week! She likes making them as much as I like whittling!
Southerngal, thanks for sharing your "miracle" with us. Keep us posted on her progress.
O.K. folks the reason that I post this pic. is that its the only one that I have of Deaser and before no one picked Him out of the group so I'll give you guys one more chance to choose the one that you guys think is Deaser. Max,you cannot paticipate because you already know "I think". Roamer I'll talk to the lord tonight and ask Him to take care of Gammaw,you guys are terrific people and if We were all like you guys it would be a beautiful world,You guys go way out of your way to help other people in need and that is a God sent in itself,most folks just sit around and do nothing but you guys go where you are needed,maybe some day We all can do that. We adore you for that. Fe,tell everyone back home hi for me,hope everyone there attends the home coming,you may have a crowd this year. Ed,the home coming is on Labor Day weekend,hope you can attend,sure would like to meet you all. Later folks Carnas.
hi carnas i really like the picture you posted, i printed it out and am going to laminate it so it will be just like a picture taken from a camera. the one i think is deaser is the second one in the back row, could be wrong though and the one standing beside him is you. we are looking forward to seeing all of you at the homecoming this year, you will always find ponyexpress and me in the seriving line where all the food is. the tribbey church is going to do a lot of work in the park in the next few weeks and we are so thankful for them, we try to keep it as nice as we can for people to have a place to take their children too, we get help from other people also, they are very much appreciated also . talk to everybody later, have a great day.
Wow, Carnas, what cute tow-heads!!! They remind me of my brothers who never wore shirts. Us girls didn't either and one day, I believe I was about 9 or 10, the neighbor boy asked me when I was going to start wearing a bra!!! How embarassing!! I think I must have still had my baby fat.
I don't know what either you or Deaser look like but the two boys in the back in the middle look enough alike to be twins. I notice they have all lost their shoes too.
As a kid we had one pair of shoes for school and a nice pair for church and went barefoot the rest of the time. The bottoms of our feet were as tough as shoe leather. We could walk on rocks without any problem unless we "stubbed" our toes on a big rock. Made our feet grow too. I wear a size 10 now.
Do you folks remember Duff's shoe store on main street across from Faulkner's Garage? When penny loafers were in style my mother took my sisters and me there to buy some "reconditioned" shoes. They had been refurbished and polished to a shine and the price was just right, usually $4.00 a pair. The tops would last so well that we would take them back for new soles. If our feet had not grown we might still be wearing them.
My dad was garage foreman (mechanic) at Baker Buick, then Gene Baker Motor company and times were hard. There were seven of us children and we loved getting bargains as well as hand-me-downs. We ate well from the garden (mostly beans-corn-potatoes) and the next night potatoes-corn-beans and always cornbread. We actually purchased milk for 50 cents a gal. from Roamer's mother. It was a treat on Sat. night for us to have popcorn and kool-aid. The popcorn was popped on the stove in a large kettle and we usually make a couple of dishpans full. Sometimes if Pepsi was on sale Dad would purchase the 16 oz bottles and we'd pour it over ice. What a treat!!! Roamer says when he "came calling" we almost burnt him out on popcorn.
My mother had an old station wagon and we would go into Hazard in the late summer and sell vegetables especially on Liberty Street. It was such a treat for us to go help and now I believe I would be embarassed. Funny how time changes things. My uncle, Joe Brashear, worked at Ky. power company and was the meter reader for our end of Perry Co. Folks loved having him stop by for a meal or a drink. They would give him govt. cheese, pork and powdered eggs. (ANYONE REMEMBER THOSE). He would share with us because my dad's $90.00 a week was considered high income and we did not qualify. I loved it all, even the powdered eggs.
Okay, I've walked back through memory lane and found some things that I had forgotten. Life was hard but so good. We never knew we were poor and we were very happy. We were raised to be good workers and not be wasteful. I wonder if we really instilled that into our children??
Keep posting the photos. It makes the forum so interesting. We all have a special connection as brothers and sisters in Christ and the wonderful common ground of being raised "special", back when neighbor helped and cared for neighbor.
My needle and thread are calling me. I'm trying out a new quilt pattern so will get started.
Hey gang, Gammaw stretched the truth a little in her post. She did wear clothes when she was little and I have proof.
Isn't she just the cutest thing!
She said she had been down memory lane this morning. Looking at the picture that Carnas posted did remind me of my "youth". I only had 3 brothers, all several years younger than me, but the 8 sisters made growing up unique. Dad built our house in 1957, which my Mother still lives in, with only one bathroom. With 8 sisters, I remember many times running to the substitute bathroom, the barn. It was not too awfully far from the house and I think the boards on the back rotted from the continuous soaking they received from us boys. I remember going into the bathroom and girl's underwear and nylons would be hanging all over the place, like walking through spider webs. I still love to read on the "throne" but that was impossible when there was usually someone pounding on the door yelling "hurry up in there!".
Mealtime was another story. Mother had a special table made for us, it's 4' by 10', she still has it. It had benches front and back and a chair on each end. As we got older, we ate so much that she would put a gallon of fresh milk on each end of the table and divide whatever she cooked into at least two bowls each. That way, passing the food took much less time since a bowl of potatoes would be going down both sides at the same time. Talk about eating fast! When I went into the Air Force, one of the things they did in basic training was time us as we ate. I was usually finished before everybody, thanks to the home training I received around that big table. That's still one of Gammaw's biggest gripes, that I wolf down my food. Old habits die hard.
It's sunny here again today. I'm waiting for it to warm up a bit before I go walking. I'm going to take a chance and wear shorts and a t-shirt.
Gammaw's starting another project for our oldest daughter, so she won't miss me while I'm walking. She gets really involved when she's sewing or quilting and I try and leave her alone..
Deaser1, Sam, Southerngal, Annielou, Louami, Max, Carnas, Fe, Pag, Marmar, Edd, Fonz, Maddog and Ponyexpress, everybody on this board, have a great Wednesday. Keep posting, reading them has become one of my favorite things..
Gammaw, you were such a cute little girl! I know your parents were very proud of you. I see the hen in the background, so you had a "roamer", even back then. You appear to be so content; just like we do in the Carnas photograph. Oh, the innocence of little children. I think that's the mind set we will all have in Heaven. No worries! Right?? Remember when we were so young that we had to rely on our parents for our well being? Well, I think when we get "Home", we will be like children, relying on the Lord. How wonderful it will be to experience his total love, face to face! I just want to thank him "in person" for laying down His life for insignificant me.
Carnas and I have been referring to the photograph he posted as "The Little Rascals". He was kind enough to make me a duplicate on photo quality paper, and it is a treasure that will always be near me. I don't know if any photograph exists of us at a younger age. People didn't have cameras back then like they do today. I don't even know who shot the "Little Rascals" photo. It is amazing to me though that my Brother and I looked so much alike. We looked completely different when we grew up. We are, of course, the two in the center, in the back row. I am the one on the left. My Brother William, who just passed away, is the other "Rascal". As you can tell, we had the same body building trainer, and the same "fashion" designer. And, I might add, the same barber. I will leave it to Carnas to tell you which "Rascal" he is. I'll give you a little clue; he is the one winking at the camera. Enough said! Folks, I have a descent life now. We are never without food on the table, and I spend more than I should on toys, and quite frankly, wouldn't want to change anything, but all that I have today, cannot replace the joy and contentment of living back then. Sure, our parents worked hard to make a living, and we were very poor, and didn't have a lot that other children had, but in our minds, we had everything. We were all alive. We still had our Grandparents, Mother's and Father's, friends, and each other. Now a big part of our lives are gone. Parents, Brothers, Grandparents, and some friends. That's what hurts today. But, there is that precious knowledge in my heart that we will one day be reunited. The people I know and love now, will be together, with those that have already passed, and those days when everyone was present will be realized again. Folks, that's what living for the Lord is all about. Who can be so callous to turn their back on such a wonderful truth?
SG, how is Debi's Grandmother doing? She is on my mind constantly. I keep praying for that family to experience the Peace only the Lord can provide. I really enjoyed your post telling us about the miracle. I could sense your excitement of having received the good news. God is good!! Like Max said, "I got goose bumps".
Sam, I agree with you. This forum is a "God send". We seem to have so much in common; especially the love of the Lord. I love to log on and read all the posts. We are so lucky to have each other. Some days it's difficult to find the time to log on and type a message, and I confess, I feel a little guilty if I don't. But the thought of not having you friends to talk to really makes me sad. So, if I miss a day, I try hard to make up for it the following day. So Roamer, Gammaw, Max, Carnas, Marmar, Pag, Lou/ Lou's, Ponyexpress, Tadpole, SG, and all the rest, you're stuck with me for life. I hope you feel the same. I'll go now; maybe I'll get a chance to check in later. God Bless!!
hi all, just reading now, will come in later and add something to all the great post. and boy i'm glad i'm not in that pic; it's so funny! i guess i can commet on it and get away with it because these guy's are my brother's and cousin's, i think i was just a baby. anyway later........................MAX
Gammaw, You mentioned your uncle Joe Brashear. I knew him; he was my brother's backdoor neighbor in Lothair and the last time I saw him I was there in the summer. Joe came by and asked us all to come over for ice cream. They showed me their house and I loved all the sofas they had for company. I also knew your aunt, Claudine, well and her children and husband. My dad worked at the power company too.
That picture of the Feltner boys is precious. A typical picture of children of the day. I hope all of them have it in a frame.
I'm so glad Debi's grandmother came through her surgery and also I'm glad she recognized all of them before surgery. That truly was a miracle.
I volunteered to help our senior center put out a cookbook and it has been a job. Yesterday I finished putting all the recipes into the computer and today they told me they had more. We had started it hoping to have it done by this past Christmas. If we're lucky, we'll have it done by next Christmas. I must say though we have some good recipes in it even if it is a job. I've been the only one putting it on the computer.
Today has been a good rainy day. On that kind of day I like to stay home. On the 18th I'm going to Kentucky but only as far as London. My sister-in-law will be 80 that day and they are having an open house for her. I look forward to going.
We have so many posting on here now and I so enjoy reading the posts even if I don't get on here much myself. Everybody have a blessed day.
I have been reading the posts today as I took a break now and then while working in the house. I see I am getting behind on posting!! I have to tell you those pictures are adorable. I can see Gammaw knows about chickens....I saw part of one in the picture. By the way, my chickens are now content. I changed their diet and now they are laying. The picture of the "little rascals" is a perfect example of how it was in the good old days. The little guy winking had to grow up to be a charmer....as a matter of fact all of them must have made handsome men. Were you all blond? I have three sons and all were blond at that age but now all but one has dark hair. I wanted to plant some tomato seedlings today and started putting fertilizer around my evergreens. The deer have been eating the holly, they must be getting tired of corn and sweet feed. I saw 5 just outside the back window. My dogs bark so loud and they just go on as nothing is happening.
Tomorrow night is another meeting. I will run home and read all the posts first thing.
Sam, we are missing you. Don't get too far away. It is nice to hear that your daughter can stand up and sing a solo...it takes confidence. you have taught her well!! Thank the Lord every day for her. Annalou it was good to hear from you. Deaser1 you are a great motivator, you see how quick you can get a response from Fe!! She really loves you but loves to "get your goat" I don't have a clue where that come from!
Gang, I have a bit more work to do, I will check in again before bedtime.
To all: Have a good day tomorrow
Love and prayers,
Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.