Monday, December 11, 2023

Friday, December 8, 2023

Saturday, December 2, 2023

Thursday, November 30, 2023

Things Are Different.


It's another beautiful day in what has been a beautiful year. Sadly, all I can do is look out the window at it. It's a big change from my earlier life. I grew up working on the farm, helping at the sawmill, logging, and cutting and selling firewood. I kept those businesses going when Dad passed away. My hobbies were hunting, fishing, trapping, riding horses, hiking and camping. Most of my time was spent outdoors and I loved it. Now, I'm mostly housebound, remembering the days of yore and waiting my turn to move to the next life. At least I know that I'll be going somewhere better.


Thursday, November 16, 2023

I'm SO OLD...


...that I remember when Good Friday was the one before Easter, NOT any friday that some greedy company wanted to have a sale.


Deer Meat


Marian's Hunting Stories, etc., etc., etc... (


Monday, November 13, 2023



For many years, I've left my door unlocked in case I had to call 911. Yesterday, my DIL told me that two milk cartons of items she'd sorted were missing from the upstairs. I guess they heard mr snoring in the back room and figured they were safe. I didn't thin they were worth stealing, but apparently, someone felt otherwise. I guess the days of trust are gone.


Friday, November 10, 2023

Thursday, November 9, 2023

Katharine Hepburn’s childhood, in her own words.


“Once when I was a teenager, my father and I were standing in line to buy tickets for the circus.
Finally, there was only one other family between us and the ticket counter. This family made a big impression on me.
There were eight children, all probably under the age of 12. The way they were dressed, you could tell they didn't have a lot of money, but their clothes were neat and clean.
The children were well-behaved, all of them standing in line, two-by-two behind their parents, holding hands. They were excitedly jabbering about the clowns, animals, and all the acts they would be seeing that night. By their excitement you could sense they had never been to the circus before. It would be a highlight of their lives.
The father and mother were at the head of the pack standing proud as could be. The mother was holding her husband's hand, looking up at him as if to say, "You're my knight in shining armour." He was smiling and enjoying seeing his family happy.
The ticket lady asked the man how many tickets he wanted? He proudly responded, "I'd like to buy eight children's tickets and two adult tickets, so I can take my family to the circus." The ticket lady stated the price.
The man's wife let go of his hand, her head dropped, the man's lip began to quiver. Then he leaned a little closer and asked, "How much did you say?" The ticket lady again stated the price.
The man didn't have enough money. How was he supposed to turn and tell his eight kids that he didn't have enough money to take them to the circus?
Seeing what was going on, my dad reached into his pocket, pulled out a $20 bill, and then dropped it on the ground. (We were not wealthy in any sense of the word!) My father bent down, picked up the $20 bill, tapped the man on the shoulder and said, "Excuse me, sir, this fell out of your pocket."
The man understood what was going on. He wasn't begging for a handout but certainly appreciated the help in a desperate, heartbreaking and embarrassing situation.
He looked straight into my dad's eyes, took my dad's hand in both of his, squeezed tightly onto the $20 bill, and with his lip quivering and a tear streaming down his cheek, he replied; "Thank you, thank you, sir. This really means a lot to me and my family."
My father and I went back to our car and drove home. The $20 that my dad gave away is what we were going to buy our own tickets with.
Although we didn't get to see the circus that night, we both felt a joy inside us that was far greater than seeing the circus could ever provide.
That day I learnt the value to Give.
The Giver is bigger than the Receiver. If you want to be large, larger than life, learn to Give. Love has nothing to do with what you are expecting to get - only with what you are expecting to give - which is everything.
The importance of giving, blessing others can never be over emphasised because there's always joy in giving. Learn to make someone happy by acts of giving.”
~ Katharine Hepburn


Monday, November 6, 2023

Home Bound


I now have great difficulty getting into my truck, and soon have a back ache and butt ache once I am. Guess my stepson will have to do my running now.


Wednesday, November 1, 2023

And so it is.


So now cocaine is legal in Oregon, but straws aren’t.  That must be frustrating.


Still trying to get my head around the fact that ‘Take Out’ can mean food, dating, or murder.


Threw out my back sleeping and tweaked my neck sneezing so I’m probably just one strong fart away from complete paralysis.


Dear paranoid people who check behind their shower curtains for murderers.  If you do find one, what’s your plan?


The older I get, the more I understand why roosters scream to start their day.


Being popular on Facebook is like sitting at the ‘cool table’ in the cafeteria of a mental hospital.


You know you’re over 50 when you have ‘upstairs ibuprofen’ and ‘downstairs ibuprofen’.


I woke up this morning determined to drink less, eat right, and exercise.  But that was four hours ago when I was younger and full of hope.


Anyone who says their wedding was the best day of their life has clearly never had two candy bars fall down at once from a vending machine.


When a kid says “Daddy, I want mommy” that’s the kid version of “I’d like to speak to your supervisor”.


If Adam and Eve were Cajuns they would have eaten the snake instead of the apple and saved us all a lot of trouble.


We celebrated last night with a couple of adult beverages …… Metamucil and Ensure.


You know you are getting old when friends with benefits means knowing someone who can drive at night.


Weight loss goal: To be able to clip my toenails and breathe at the same time.


After watching how some people wore their masks, I understand why contraception fails.


Some of my friends exercise every day. Meanwhile I am watching a show I don’t like because the remote fell on the floor.


For those of you that don’t want Alexa or Siri listening in on your conversation, they are making a male version….it doesn’t listen to anything.


I just got a present labeled, ‘From Mom and Dad,’ and I know darn well that Dad has no idea what’s inside.


I have many hidden talents. I just wish I could remember where I hid them.


My idea of a Super Bowl is a toilet that cleans itself.


Exercise helps you with decision-making. It’s true. I went for a run this morning and decided I’m never going again.



Saturday, October 28, 2023

Call Me Grumpy.


I just had a very unsavory TV dinner, which I couldn't finish along with a bottle of "sweet tea" that seemed to have no sugar in it. Having grown up with home-cookin' and truly sweet tea. I threw my meal away. Back to living on cookies, Iguess.


It Ain't Right!


Hey Facebook. Today I'm going to share a story about my 13 year old sister, Charlee. Charlee goes to Gardner Grade School. She's a 7th grader with the biggest heart in the world. Charlee wouldn't touch a fly. Charlee has been repeatedly bullied by a girl in her class. Every instance was always name calling, never physical. Last week, however, this changed. Charlee was in PE Class when she attacked her. I'm not exaggerating when I say attacked. She was slammed into the pavement face first. Charlee lost half her front tooth and suffered severe scrapes to her face. Not only that, she's traumatized. She did not deserve this.
The school never even called an ambulance. Charlee was helped up by her friend in PE Class. On top of that, the girl who attacked her has several records from other schools, not including GGS. The girl received a 2 day suspension. My mom met with the school's principal today. To sum up their discussion, the school is sweeping this under the rug. The principal would not discuss anything to my mom without an attorney. Likewise, we are also seeking legal help.
My sister did not deserve this. My mom is now burdened with medical bills. My sister is now burdened with trauma. She's going to be scared to trust other people. 13 years old.
What I'm asking you, my Facebook friends, is to share her story. We are trying to reach the local news stations. I pray that her story gets out and she gets the justice she deserves, because GGS certainly won't serve it.