Friday, October 26, 2012

Halloween. . .

is just around the corner. . .so many happy memories for me. . .I loved scary stories, did you?  I can remember going to visit my cousins in Texas. . .

We would go into my grandma's kitchen and turn off all the lights. . .we would light the burners on her gas stove and gather around it to tell our spooky tales. . .we  would try to scare each other to death!!!  How fun!!!

One Halloween, my momma made me a "Daisy Mae" costume.  Kids today wouldn't know who she was.  This was definitely one of my favorite costumes.  Did you have a favorite?

Of course, the best part of "trick or treat" was that gooey candy!!  My favorites were Sugar Babies and Hershey bars.  What treat did you look forward to receiving? 
Looking back, those were such innocent, fun times.  I will always treasure those memories, won't you?  We are having cool, autumn-like weather here in Central Texas today!!  Yipeeeee!!  I am loving this weather.  I have my pumpkin spice candle lit, and it smells heavenly.  Dear friends, please enjoy your day and "Happy Halloween" from me to you!!!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Today. . .

will never come again.

Be a blessing. . .Be a friend.
Encourage someone.
Take time to care.  Let your words heal and not wound.

Wishing you a blessed day, sweet and kind friends, full of His love and grace.




Thursday, October 4, 2012

A clothesline was a news forecast. . .

to neighbors passing by.  There were no secrets you could keep when clothes were hung to dry.

It also was a friendly link. . .For neighbors always knew. . .If company had stopped on by to spend a night or two.  For then you'd see the "fancy sheets" and towels upon the lines;  You'd see the "company tablecloths" with intricate designs.

The line announced a baby's birth from folks who lived inside.  As brand new infant clothes were hung so carefully with pride!

The ages of the children could so readily be known.  By watching how the sizes changed, you'd know how much they'd grown!

It also said, "Gone on vacation now" when lines hung limp and bare.  It told, "We're back" when full lines sagged with not an inch to spare.

But clotheslines now are of the past for dryers make work much less.  Now what goes on inside a home is anybody's guess.

I really miss that way of life.  It was a friendly sign when neighbors knew each other best by what hung on the line!!~author unknown

My momma always hung her "wash" on the line.  I remember how good those sheets smelled when she brought them in after being sun dried.  I can almost smell them now!!  Yes, those were wonderful days that I will always cherish.  Hope you are having happy memories today, sweet friends.