Sunday, May 28, 2023

Memorial Day 2023

 We saw this in the front yard of a house nearby.

                                                      Then we came across this small memorial.

They had a white board where you could write down the names of those who should be remembered.

And guess where this was. Right in the middle of the Lowe's parking lot! How great was that!

For death is no more than a turning of us over from time to eternity.

~William Penn

Saturday, May 27, 2023

The Winner

 For the purse giveaway, I put all the names in a cup and drew one without looking. The winner is Ann, at "Ann's Snap Edit Scrap". Ann, send me your address and I will mail you the purse. Congratulations!

Tuesday, May 23, 2023

The Heart Of The Matter

 I have collected purses for as long as I can remember, and I have gotten a few too many. So I decided to give this one away. I have never used it, it is made by Longaberger (the basket people). This giveaway is only open to my followers.

The heart is all made from sequins.

If you want it, just leave me a comment. I will write your names on pieces of paper and draw one in a few days.  I will announce the winner on this blog, and will be asking them to give me their address.

It is quite small! 8" high and 11 1/2" wide. Here it is with my hand for perspective. Good luck!

Sunday, May 21, 2023

Into The White

 Come with me and look at the beautiful, fluffy white Peonies.

“White is not a mere absence of color; it is a shining and affirmative thing, as fierce as red, as definite as black. God paints in many colors; but He never paints so gorgeously, I had almost said so gaudily, as when He paints in white.”


Friday, May 19, 2023


 Coming into the city of Crozet, one of the first things you see is this building.

Going into the parking lot and looking at the bottom of it, this is the rest.

Also, our son and family just went strawberry picking!

Wednesday, May 17, 2023

The Student

 Who is playing this piano, and why?

It is this lady; Kay. I could not get her last name.

Kay is 85 years young, and is the oldest person ever to graduate from Virginia Tech College. She is Suma Cum Laude with honors in music.

Kay has been attending classes since 2007, and goes to a couple each semester. So she has been on campus for more than SIX DECADES!

Her husband drives her to and from class every day.

I saw this on the news and took the photos from the T.V. she has more energy than me!

“You can’t help getting older, but you don’t have to get old.”

George Burns,

"You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred."

Woody Allen 


Monday, May 15, 2023

Mother's Day 2023

 We had a nice Mother's Day! The family came over. Here I am with our son Mike.

And here are the three girls with me.

Jazz had on the cutest shoes. She told me they got them at Goodwill.

Jazz & her Dad.

Phil & Mike had some long talks.

The two youngest girls have been taking tennis lessons. Since Phil has not been able to play anymore due to his arthritis, he gave them his racquets and tennis bags. I must admit this was a sad moment for me. Phil always loved to play and has won many trophies. The end of an era I guess.

A rare photo of all three girls on their devices at the same time!

They brought me this huge hanging flower basket, so beautiful!

"Sweater, n.:  garment worn by a child when its mother is feeling chilly."

~Author unknown

Memorial Day 2023

 We saw this in the front yard of a house nearby.                                                        Then we came across this small memo...