Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Samaritan's Purse

One of my greatest pleasures is taking a name from an Angel Tree or orphanage and buying them Christmas gifts.  This year our church is partnering with "Operation Christmas Child" with the Samaritan's Purse organization.

We have many boxes filled for girls and boys from the ages of 2-14.They are  distributed world wide.  The organization is headed up by Franklin Graham.

My grandkids are all teens now so it was fun to buy little ones gifts--I'd love to see their faces when they get their boxes.


My little unicorn is ready to be hugged!!!

Lots of girly things!!

And off I go.

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Ann

Monday, November 6, 2017

Motor Lodge Sign

On an outing with my Red Hat sisters in September we visited the Johnson County Museum in Overland Park, Kansas.

This is the original sign of the Motor Lodge that was in business for many years. Since then it has been replaced with large business centers and beautiful living flats.

That's me in the center. (Hey that reminds me of a song).

A beautiful chevy in front of a replica of a 1950's all electric house. Such a fun place and then out for a great lunch.

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Ann

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Quaking with fear

One of the definitions of quaking is shaking with fear! "Shaking in your boots" comes to mind too.

Last evening my next door neighbors grandson who is 13 came to my door. I peeked out the side glass and saw a trick-or-treater but this was the one standing behind my quaker.

When I opened the door this character was standing about 4 inches from from my face!!! OH my goodness I was quaking.  See the little one behind him, boy they got a huge laugh out of that one.

Here are my grandchildren and great nieces and nephews costumes - so much sweeter.


The big's were helping the little ones!!!

Hope you had lots of cute (making scary - just a little) trick or treaters!!

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Ann


Saturday, October 28, 2017

Miranda Lambert Roses

I picked the final blooms this week from my Miranda Lambert Roses because the freeze was coming this weekend. And it did!!


I had four beautiful blooms and one bud to enjoy.



Such large blooms and sweet fragrance.  Until next spring sweet roses.

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Ann

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Orange Jack O Lantern

What does October bring?  Orange colors everywhere including my Jack O Lantern on my front porch.



Here's a cute vintage jack o lantern card I have in my collection.



I prefer my jack o lanterns to have smiling faces and not scary ones.




A cute poem I found on google

THE PUMPKIN

Oh--fruit loved of boyhood! - the old days calling.

When wood-grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling!

When wild, ugly faces were carved into its skin,

Glaring out through the dark with a candle within!!
 written by John Greenleaf Whitter in 1807.


From Wickipedia:
The custom of making Jack O Lanterns at Halloween began in Ireland.  Many gourds could be used to make lanterns. The lanterns were variously said to represent the spirits or supernatural beings or were used to ward off evil spirits. Also it was suggested that jack-o-lanterns originally represented Christian souls in pergatory.

Regardless of the origin it's just fun to carve out faces and let them shine bright on your doorstep.

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Ann

Saturday, October 14, 2017

The Gangs All Here

We were driving in a different neighborhood this week taking our car into the shop. YUK on that.
I noticed this darling display and the homeowner was actually outside. I told him how much I adored all the characters and could I take a picture. I think he was proud and delighted.


It just makes me smile seeing all the cute among the spookie!! He shared that his baby granddaughter loves it too and said "come back at Christmas and see what I have".



I love the "little boo's".

October is well under way and I love this season!!

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Ann

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Navajo Code

This past Sunday our nation lost David Patterson, one of the Navajo Code Talkers from WW11.  He lived in Rio Rancho, New Mexico and was 94.



During  WWII he served with a group of around 400 other Navajo's who signaled soldiers in the field with a secret code. They radioed over 800 messages using Navajo language  The code was NEVER deciphered by the enemy.  He enlisted in 1943 and was discharged in 1945.  He received a congregational silver medal of honor.

Major Howard Conner, signal officer said in November 6, 2008 "If were not the Navajo's the marines would have never taken Iwo Jima".

He is one of my hero's for sure--proud of his service.

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Ann



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