Will take a break from crocheting and do a short post. Deaser, thank you for sharing the story. How blessed you were to be able to experience such a moment. I could hardly read for crying. Won't it be wonderful when we see Jesus face to face. We can only imagine!!! We'll have the answers to all our questions but it won't matter then. I try to think about what it will be like to live forever and it boggles this simple mind.
Roamer is a little better but weak. Will try to make him a good dinner. He said he was tired of soup. He seemed to sleep better last night but probably could not move since he was covered with a heavy quilt as well as a flannel comforter. He's coughing but no fever today.
I attended a meeting at church last night regarding a mission conference we are having March 1st to 5th. We will host missionaries from all over: Poland, Alaska, New York, Louisiana, etc. You can bet we will be doing a lot of eating, seems Baptists know how to do that better than any other denomination. Our sunday school class adopted a member of the local Gideons and he will speak on Sunday as well as attend all the functions. I'm really looking forward to the missionary from Poland because one of my afghans was taken to his baby daughter last spring. I do my best to keep those little ones warm. This is the first time we have had a conference of this magnitude in our church so we expect to be blessed by the testimonies of these men and women of God. The family from Louisiana are very special because Roamer and I worked with them after the hurricanes. Pray our youth especially will catch the vision of servanthood for our Lord.
One of our pastors, Art Nelson went home to be with the Lord on January 25th. He was in his 40's and left a wife, two sons and a grandson. Please pray for his wife, Marilyn, as she struggles to carry on alone. Also remember our daughter, Amy in Lexington, Ky. She had some questionable scar tissue removed from her upper leg. Three years ago she had cancer (melanoma on her calf) and some lymph glands were taken from that area. They were benign but the scar tissue was becoming convex and rubbing her other leg. Pray the pathology report will be a good one. Also remember Mrs. Ann Worth, our friend in Lacombe, Louisiana as she keeps her appointments with the folks that will help her settle her husband's estate. Bob was a born again Christian and so is she but they were married 43 years and I know her days will be lonely.
Thank each of you for your kindness, concerns and prayers. It is so comforting to know I can ask and you folks will deliver. We're really looking forward to seeing each of you at the reunion in September. Maybe we could just include a time of sharing and praying for those things nearest and dearest to our hearts.
Little Cody is already in God's hands and maybe souls will be saved because of this illness. My baby sister lost her battle with cancer in 1969 and so many young people came to know the Lord and still talk about her and her life. She was such an angel during her illness and would tell us she was seeing angels around her bedside. I don't doubt that one bit.
Each of you take care and treat each new day as a gift and a day to be doing GOD's work. I know I have many family members that do not know Jesus and time is so short. It's hard to witness to those closest to us but we can certainly PRAY for their salvation and for boldness to speak. Again, blessings to you all. Prayerfully, Grammaw
Hi folks; I guess we'll about to write another chapter into our little forum,it sure has been nice so far,with all the nice people and the stories that has been told.I really enjoy all the posts and talking to people that I grew up with and all the others that have joined,seems I've known you guys all my life. Deaser I do remember the little boy that you wrote about and I can remember the day that He passed,the whole community was sadden on that terrible day,although He was better off because He was in "Gods hands",I can almost remember His name but I can't but I still remember His mother's name and His Grandma's name.You were all so young yourself but God knew that you needed confort and that was the way that He showed.Time stands still for no one but eternal life awaits us all in Heaven,there is where we will see all our loved ones again. Pag I send my prayers toward your Sis. and Bro.,I know how devastating cancer can be on a love one but if we pray god can ease the suffering. Deaser,Max and myself have experience that first hand with our dear mother and one of our brothers and the pain that they had to endure,I know Doctors mean well and they are educated to know whats right for their patient,I only hope they do the right thing,we'll all be praying.
Heres a pic. of the Hardburly church that I took last year while I was down there. Can you believe I used to build fires for the parish when I was a teenager,I didn't mine building fires up stairs but I dreaded going into the basement,it was so cold and dark down there. Later Carnas.
hi friends, well we have a new forum to fill up guys,and it's got a good start already,gammaw, it's good to see you posting again, i saved the picture of you making your afghan, i also saved the grandkids pictures too, along with every one that has been posted on here, i love them all, we will surely keep your pasture's wife and family in our prayers, even though we have never met face to face i can tell that you and roamer are wonderful loving and giving people and you mean alot to everyone on this forum, we are blessed to have you on here with us. carnas, thank you so much for the picture of the church, i dearly love that photo, and it came out beautiful, i too remember that church when i was about ten years old i can remember going to sunday school there and helping kenneth baker sweep it and clean it once a week, that was so many years ago, it looks so much nicer now, they have really did alot of work on it. we still go there with mother every time we come home for a visit, it is a small congregation but you can just feel the lord there in every service and the people are just precious, i love them all. marmar, it's good to hear from you, jump in there from time to time and let us know that you are alright,god bless you. fe, let us hear from you now, we have a whole new thread for you to send photo's to. edd, lou , lou, pag, deaser, and the whole gang, god bless and i will talk to you next time. sam
I was at my neighbor's while ago and he asked if I remembered "colorback." Do any of you remember it? You may not as I'm a bit older than most of you. I also remember Hadacol and my mother getting a bottle of it. She said it made her feel better and, bless her heart, it was full of alcohol and she would have died before drinking. It probably did make her feel better. I also remember people talking about a "looking glass." These are things that come back slowly and it takes me awhile to remember them
Granmaw and Roamer we have your pastor's wife and family in our prayers. We also have Amy on our list. Has anybody heard anymore from Cody. I can't get him and his family out of my mind. Pag, let us know about your sister and how she is doing. Also, keep us informed of your brother's progress. They are in our prayers also. Seems like that list keeps getting longer and longer, but we know the Lord will do what is best.
Hi Everybody, I'm quite a bit better, everything's breaking loose and I'm coughing a lot, but I feel a lot better. I even drove Gammaw to the store today, just to get out of the house. I've been to the mailbox twice and the trip today since last Friday.
Deaser, I asked Dad3 and Oel to leave the old thread unlocked so we can copy and print it. The easiest way is to open the thread on the first page, click on the "print" option on the right hand side (this will list all the posts in order), select all, and instead of printing it, copy it and paste it to your hard drive. It just takes a couple of minutes and you can read and print at your leisure. Those ink cartridges aren't cheap.
Gammaw's gone to another meeting at church. I wanted to go but figured it'd be best not to press my luck with this cough. She's almost got the afghan finished! I have to keep an eye on her in case the yarn catches fire! I've noticed that she only looks at what she's crocheting occasionally, she watches TV while she works.
I'm going for now, I'll check in before I go to bed. It's about time for Gammaw to get home and she'll probably have something to carry upstairs.
Well, with the beginning of a new thread, I changed my ID to "deaser1". But you can call me "dease" or you can call me "d" or you can call me "deas" or you can call..............! Remember that comedy routine from some years ago. I forget the name of the comedian, but I think his first name was Ray or Jay or Ray Jay or......whatever!
Roamer, so nice to hear that you are feeling better. The temperature should be climbing in Georgia. Spring is my favorite time of year. I just love to wake up in the morning, and hear the birds singing, look out the window and see the blooms on the trees. A little bit of Heaven on Earth. Don't you think? We are usually in Florida this time of the year, and it tends to get a little too warm and humid for me. I don't think I could tolerate Florida year round, but I suppose people get used to it. It doesn't appear we are going to be able to make Florida this year, but "Daddio" as we call him, comes first. He is still too weak to make the trip.
You know, we haven't heard from Edd in a while. Sure hope you are OK Buddy. I get a real "kick" out of reading your posts. Please, let us here from you. We do worry.
Folks, lets see if we can feel this thread even faster than the last one. I just hope we don't have so much bad news. We need some victories!! I know that if we keep praying we will get them. SG, hope you are feeling better. Don't over do it! Carnas, Max, I love you guys! Let us here from you. Everyone else, stay warm and stay healthy. GB!!
Just have to make a comment on the pictures. I agree with Louami that Roamer and Granmaw make such a nice looking couple. Of course, Louami looks really good herself in her picture. Carnas that picture of the church looks like something you would see in a magazine. It's so pretty.
Roamer glad to hear you are feeling so much better. Bless Granmaw she just keeps working on her afghan. Those babies will keep warm.
Got a big day ahead. Have to get off here. Love to all.
Gammaw did it, she finished the afghan and is working on a "baby sling" for the little one. It fits over the mother's shoulder and snuggles the little one against her so both her hands are free. She's made lots of them, Charlie and Annie have been passengers since they were born. Charlie's a little too big now and Annie is almost at that stage. They're really better for a newborn through about 6 months but they can be used longer. Annie is 10 months old and Sara still carries her in one, especially when shopping..
It's been a beautiful day here, mid 60s and sunny. I actually went outside and whittled on a walking stick or a couple of hours. It felt good sitting in the sun and I thought of you all as I whittled the bark of the stick. I feel really good, still got that nasty cough occasionally, though. I think it's about over, hooray!! ;D
Carnas, I like the picture of the church. I also like the pretty trees and the hills. Makes me a little homesick.
Deaser1, you really started over! Your last post on here shows to be the first one! Keep them coming, I enjoy reading them so much.
Louami, you nearly got me into trouble. Gammaw saw me looking at your picture came running to see who it was. She finally settled down after she read your post. I think one picture of me is more than enough on this thread.
Annielou, it's a good thing people didn't know what was in some of those early medicines. I think a lot of people got addicted without knowing that they were. Coca-Cola originally contained cocaine, so I've been told. It was invented by a doctor and sold as a tonic. Makes you wonder what some of those old time remedies contained, or how much damage some of them might have done.
Sam, I know what you mean about going back "home" to church. Those folks are precious people. I think that eastern Kentucky has a bad reputation, but some of the best people I've ever known live in those hills. I also remember it as a time that seemed much slower paced, when you didn't feel like you were intruding if you didn't call before you stopped to visit. Most houses had big front porches for cooling off in the evenings and it was perfectly OK to stop in at any time. Usually if you were hungry, you could get a bite to eat. I don't think we will ever see that again.
Marmar, we love to hear from you too! Just don't mention basketball.....
Speaking of basketball, Southerngal, are you OK? I haven't seen a post in a couple of days. You've got a new "user" to keep straight. I hope you are doing well..
Gammaw is already sewing the baby sling in the background, that sewing machine is humming. She'll have it finished in a few minutes.
I'm going to go back outside while it's still warm...
Roamer, you've got it made. What a life! Just lay out in the warm sun all day, and once in a while check in on Gammaw, slaving away. Don't you feel guilty? Just kidding!! I've already seen what you can do with a knife, so I don't want to get you upset at me. SG's ear boxing is as "rowdy" as I can take at my age.
Roamer, I'm a little worried about SG myself. She usually checks in daily to give me a hard time. I hope she is OK. SG, you have to report in girl. I agreed to a truce regarding the Cav's and Piston's, but I'm sure you have some other subject that would "rattle my cage". Seriously, I hope all is well with you. Let us know. You know we are here for you through thick and thin!
I confess Louami that I was very surprised to see that photograph of you. When you mentioned "toting" that shot gun, I imagined you as possibly resembling "Granny" on the "Beverly Hillbilly's". Don't get me wrong, I thought Granny was a beautiful person, just a little more "hillbillyish" (what a terrible word). You are a beautiful, sophisticated lady. I mentioned privately to Carnas many times that I didn't know how you could be on the go as much as you are, but from the photo, I can see that all the activity has kept you in really good shape. With all you beautiful ladies present at the Reunion, my wife will no doubt keep me on a "choker" collar! I hope you are not offended by what I've just said, but the truth is the truth! I can't wait to meet all you beautiful people!!
Yes Roamer, I was "demoted" back down to a Private! Truth is I lost my account number, so I just decided to register again. I sure hated to give up my 3 stars! SG out ranks me now, so I gotta watch my "P's and Q's". Do any of you know what that means? Watch your "P's and Q's"? I know it means to be especially careful, but I wonder where the expression came from? Oh well, anyway, I have to be extremely careful from now on. SG will pull rank on me! I think she is getting pretty close to three stars herself; look out world!!!!
I currently am in the process of setting up a new computer. It's so much fun! My computer was about 10 years old, so I figured it was time for an upgrade. I got a real good deal. I traded my two hamster model in for one that runs on squirrel power. I had to sign an agreement that my warranty would be void if I killed and ate the squirrel's brain. Oh Sam, there I go; talking about the bland blanks again. Sorry!! I really enjoy doing this kind of work though, even though at present, I have wires running everywhere. I think my wife thinks I'm caught in a giant spider web. So far, the new computer hasn't crashed, so I'm grateful for that!
Folks, I've been flapping my lips long enough. I'm going to take a break, and enjoy what's left of this beautiful Tuesday. Or is it Thursday? I've gotta check the garbage can to determine what day it is. I know, if there is one bag, it's Tuesday; two bags, means it's Wednesday, and so on. Maybe I'll log on again later to let you folks know what day it is, just in case you're as confused as me. A big "howdy do" to all! Hope your weekend is very special...God Bless...
How's things going? I am wondering about SG and Ed! Guys. we just miss ya. Roamer it has been so pretty here today. I bought a new rake and raked leaves most of the afternoon. Underneath those leaves I found lots of plants starting to peap through the earth. Spring is on the way. Hope Gammaw is feeling better today.
Deaser, the picture I sent was too big, the picture is mostly tableware. If I had known your thoughts I would have sent you a picture I saved of someone else. It was a granny, but so halarious! You would have stayed home when reunion time comes around because she was a "doozie" she would scare me to death to see her in a dim lit place. she is even smoking a cigar. If I had posted that you would never have asked about Lou again.Ha!ha!
My prayers are with Cody and hope to get good news from Sg.
Gammaw, I used to make afgans and gave away so many. It was so hard for me to learn and once I got the hang of it It was a breeze to do and watch tv. It is so time consuming. I need to settle down and start again. Just think how many babies you have helped to stay warm. Oh! I meant to mention that I remembered Roamers Grandmother Pratt. Does he keep in touch with "Boney" Pratt. He could make anybody laugh. I never knew his real name, his nicname suited him.
Sam Clay, post when you can, it is always good to hear from you.
Fe, Carnas, SG, Annialou, Max. Pag, Deaser1, marmar, Ed. and all the rest we like to hear from you, hope you all have a good weekend.
"Granny Clampet" I mean, Louami
Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Post by southerngal on Feb 24, 2006 23:43:08 GMT -5
Good evening All, I didn't mean to worry anyone, I've just had a busy couple of days, I check the forum often I just haven't had much time to post. I went to a Pistons game last night, and watched one tonight on T.V. I looooooove Basketball! Is anyone else having trouble reading the posts? Mine runs over the page and I have to use the bottom scroll bar to read it all. I don't know if its my computer or what, let me know if any one else is having problems with it. Deaser , now that you have been "downsized" maybe you wont be so mean to me.Yes, I remember we have a truce, and its sooooooooooooooooooooo hard to be sweet! But I keep trying. Hey Louami, nice picture! I'm like Deaser , you had us all fooled! Its good to see what some of you look like. I'm really looking forward to the reunion. Well, I better get off here, my eyes are starting to close. Love to all. God Bless..............SG
Hey SG, my computer is doing the same thing. I think I may be at fault. I posted the picture and it was so big, I may have not resized it, so I have asked Dad3 to delete it. It just may be the problem... I sure know how to mess things up!! Sorry folks. hope it will be fixed. If it's my fault please forgive me. I am trying to get it fixed. Have a good night Louami
Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.
Morning gang; I to have the same problem but thats o.k. as long as I can read the posts,Louami I also posted a pic. so it could be my fault also,we'll get it straighten out I'm sure. T.G.I.F,thank goodness for sure,do you guys remember what Fridays were like when we were growing up?, Chubby Checker "The twist",candy parties,post office,spin the bottle and all the other games that we would play.We didn't need a whole lot to keep us happy,just an old record player some 45s and a bunch of kids.Those were the days when you didn't need all these computer games or even t.v. to keep us happy,our parents knew were we were and if we spent the night with someone they knew that our friends parents would take care of us. I think I tasted all the food that each Mother would make there at Tribbey,My mouth still waters from all the good cooks that lived there back in those days,nobody had much,just what we grew in the garden and maybe meat from a hog that we had killed but they were the best cooks in the world.Everyone knew each other and we all took care of one another. Sorry folks for reminiscencing but I get carried away sometimes. Have a good weekend all. Carnas.
carnas,if there was something wrong with us looking back at the way we grew up, i would be in big trouble, i look back at the times me and mike potter would go into the hill's and not come out until the next day, we would take his 22 rifle, and with that gun we could face anything that we came across, not thinking of the copperheads, and the many other dangers that might be out there, remember all the rock's we use to climb? man how did we keep from getting killed? some of those rock's were pretty large, or at least they did when i was smaller,no buddy keep telling us those past stories, hearing them somehow keeps me feeling a little younger. loved the pic of the church, remember when the steps went up from the track's? i use to think they were so long to climb, i also remember the basement where we use to go for sunday school, and i remember the cold and the dark, its funny! as to what we were given in that cold dark basement when we were kid's, as adult's it gives us light & warmth, god truly is great, he truly is warmth & light, how i love that oh holler and the memaries it holds. love everybody and hope your week end is going ok, and carnas keep those pic's coming MAX
hi everyone, i think i have most of my running around taken care of now so i thought i would check in for a minute or two, hope that everyone is having a good saturday, it's pretty up here today but it is still a little cool and a little windy, it's only supposed to be about 30 degrees tomorrow so winter is definately still here.louami, i sure wish it was nice enough here to get outside and do things but it's a little too early here yet.carnas, don't appoligize for going on about the good old days, i myself love to hear about those times. i too remember people getting together to butcher a hog and then they would share the meat, that was a good time for everyone involved. i don't remember ever staying inside on a pretty day either, we were always outside until dark every day, usually mother would have to come outside and yell for us or we would probably stayed out side even longer. we never had a lot to occupy our time with but we always found things to do or friends to play with or just hang out together. i sure do miss those days , everything seems to be so serious today that it doesn't leave too much time to just enjoy yourself. but enough of that nonsence. roamer, i hope that you are feeling better today, now i think that i am loseing the battle on this sinus problem, but as long as i don't get a fever and chills i think i can handle it, i hope. edd, where are you buddy, check in and let us know if you are ok. deaser, annielou,pag, max,sg, and gammaw and everyone, i will close for now and let someone else talk for awhile. untill next time gb sam
Hi everybody, Carnas, you definitely don't have to apologize for remembering the days of your youth. I can remember the same things, especially spending a lot of time outdoors. Since there were so many of us, Mother must have been relieved when some of us weren't underfoot all day long. Max, I to can remember going to the woods with a 22 rifle and staying all day long. We even went barefoot in the woods, never worrying about thorns, snakes, briers, etc. I can barely walk to the mailbox now barefooted without hobbling along, dodging leaves and anything else on the driveway.
Anybody ever have a run-in with a hornet's nest? I remember once when me and my cousin, Albert, were sneaking around in the woods with a sling shot and bow and arrow. We wandered upon a big hornet's nest hanging under the lip of a small cliff at the back of my Grandma's chicken lot. We decided on a sneak attack, I was to shoot the arrows and Albert was going to use the sling shot. We got in a couple of good hits when Albert let our a terrible scream! A hornet had just nailed him in the chest. Needless to say, we beat a hasty retreat. I thought I could run fast, but Albert ran like an Olympic sprinter down the hill, heading for the house. I was lucky but Albert was stung more than once before we made it in the clear. To this day, I steer clear of any kind of nests, even wasps nests. Yellow jackets are another story..
Sam, I sometimes wish we could go back, it seems all my good memories of growing up involves sunny days and fun things to do. Kids these days want a car as soon as they turn 16, I didn't have a car until I was married! One of our Saturday night activities was to get a few boys and girls together and walk the length of Mason's Creek in the evening. Sometimes we'd gather up some wood and build a fire and swap stories. Ever take a bunch of girls possum hunting? I even took Gammaw possum hunting when we were teenagers.
What a difference a day makes! Yesterday I was sitting in the backyard whittling, today it's been raining all day, not too cold but a good day to read a book or take a nap.
I don't know what Gammaw's cooking upstairs, but she sure is making a racket! I hear dishes rattling and pots and pans clanging together. I'm starting to smell something cooking, better go investigate.
I hope everybody's had a great weekend so far! I hope to make it to church in the morning, I might not get too close to the little ones, just close enough to hand out some candy. I've been gone nearly a month!
Hello to you all!! Thank goodness the picture has been removed. I had no idea I had sent such a big one. I had been complaining about my lines running off the page and then , thanks to SG. She noticed hers doing the same thing. Deaser you see what a picture of myself does to everyones computer! I am sorry gang, next time I post a picture it will be the correct size. So, how ye'all doing? It was a shopping day for me. Women have it too hard sometimes. We go get all those groceries, take them out of the cart, check out, push them to the car, bring them home and carry them in, unload, put them away and end up cooking for everyone...but ain't it fun.! Folks, I do love to cook.....and like to have dinner when friends stop in.So I am going to stop complaining.
Do you remember when pie suppers were done at schools? I guess they were really fun raisers. The girls made the pies and the boys bid on them. Sometimes a pie would go for 5 bucks! Also the wiener and marshmallow roasts, my grand children love the times we have gone in the mountains and cooked out on the rocks with wood. We all have 4 wheelers now and still go now and then. It's a lot easier than walking.
Have you ever heard of "briling" meat? It is actually broiling but the method is a hot wood fire, oak or hickory, cut a green stick, use as a scourer, push fresh lean pork onto the stick and hold over the fire until done. Gotta remember to take along sliced onions and a "pone'' of cornbread. Yum, yum!! My kids loved doing that when they were growing up...Well, they still do so I guess we don't ever really grow up if it means forgetting the old days and the things we enoyed then.
Hope you all are doing good and had a good Saturday. I have had a good day, bought a new scanner, printer copier today. I have had a bunch and had trouble with them all. It gets under my skin when I click on print and it just sits there. I think I have tried them all. This time I went with a HP but I had one before.
Deaser did you ever get your new pc going? So many wires!! It looks like a "rats nest" behind my desk!! Oh well we like em so just forget about the mess I guess.
Take care guys,
Love and Prayers,
Thank you for being a part of my life, whether you were a reason, a season or a lifetime.