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Goodbye To Winter

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Stormy weather is my favorite of all seasons.... I am going to miss this lovely weather. This last two weeks have been filled with happiness... I am like Snoopy dancing in the rain lol Love, Love, Love the cool rainy weather. Next comes the Heat... blah... It was about 91 deg. today phew! Come on fall lol

One Thousand Gifts

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Part three of my "People Thankful list" ~ Although you are younger than me you have the wisdom and spirit of a old soul with much knowledge and insight. I cannot tell you the countless times you have lifted me up, counseled with me or just listened. When you offer advice my heart stills and listens intently. I often reap untold blessings from your mentoring, teaching ways. I watch, I learn... I listen and try to emulate, I feel much love and respect for you, much admiration and often find myself thinking in certain situations... "What would you do?" My life would be woefully empty without you and especially your sweet family to share it with. They too are of great worth and love to me the sweet gentle souls that they are! I love you 
~ You took the time to be with me. You spent hours reading books, playing games and talking to me. I have a lifetime of fond memories of you.. A person who was a safe harbor and counselor to me. A person who sacrificed much, who worke…

Granny's Box of Papers

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I found this letter written to my gran about her lineage. This letter has a bit of history about my 10x's and down great grand parents. I think it is a interesting read for my family... (I have not proved any of this and have found more info here about the content listed in this letter)
This letter was written in 1991 Dec 30th and the information was garnered at that time from the Hudson family association.
Richard Hudson (1) He is the earliest known Hudson in the United States and was born in 1605 in England the son of William Hudson and Alice Turner. He lived in Virginia as early as 1634/35 and was a Mariner of Hungars Creek. He married three times first wife unknown but they had a son, Richard (2) His second marriage about 1638 was to Mrs. Mary Hayes a widow. The third marriage was 1652 to Barbara Jacob.
Richard Hudson (2) He was born 1634 and married about 1658/59 to Mary Bowman. They had three sons, Richard (3) Robert and William. With the westward movement to find more land…

One Thousand Gifts

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Part two of my "people" thankful list ~ You two have had a pretty tough life, I am sorry for that. What I see in you today are two that have not only over come the bad but have used that to your advantage! Today you two are pillars of strength to those who need you, and a kind gentleness to those who may be in need of your special talents. Living life to the best of your abilities you embrace many and name even more your brothers and sisters. With smiles on your faces you love unconditionally and you treat everyone with great respect! I am very proud of you and just thinking of you two makes my heart smile! I love you both
~ I cannot say enough about you dear one, but I will try a bit! I see you as if standing on the top of a hill but you are alone, sword in one hand, gentleness in the other. Although you feel you must travel this life alone let me say you do not. I am here for you! You do for yours what you see needs to be done in spite of the fact that your body rebels ag…

B_ _ _ _ _ _ Y... You know that thing that comes once a year whether you want it to or not

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So on this day... (Shh we will pretend just another regular day) I did what I like to do best! Take Pictures... And... well laundry because I can't go around in my bday suit even if my bday, and packing things up for storage, and grocery shopping, and cleaning, and taking the dogs out, and a wee bit of rest but the best was a walkabout in my back yard taking pictures... I love taking pictures. So here are pictures of how I spent this day...  The line up of books I've been reading so far this year. Below is the one I loved the most My Mothers Tear  One of our weathered house numbers


 A refreshing bit of rain  My baby aloe  The home where our oldest dog stays when outside  Green is my favorite color! Do I need to say why? This little bird landed here and started singing to me! He must have known it was that day and was making me happy with his sweet songs... You know that day... that one that only comes once a year lol
The drought has taken a toll on our vegetation this year...…

Unknown Flowers

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I came across these flowers in Elko Nevada and really love them! They are purple and purple was Mandy's favorite color. I want to find out what they are and plant them around the house. I have spent a couple days trying to figure out what they are but with no luck. A girlfriend said they are "Colombian Monkshood" but that is not right. Any Ideas? They grow in bushes and are a cold climate plant. One week before I took this picture it snowed and they still thrived.

Update 5-19-2015 I submitted my picture to here Watler Reeves and I think they found out what it is! They think it may be a "Baptisia" looking at the internet it could be. They also told me to look up "Psorothamnus Schottii...

Granny's Box of Papers

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In 1943 My gran or gramps not sure who looks like it could have been my gramps, had surgery performed and the bill totaled $16.65 Crazy right? Today $16.65 would be worth around $224.69 with inflation. My hospital stay in January makes that bill look like one penny today
The room; was 4.00 a day, Mine; was around 3,000.00 The; surgery was 10.00 Mine; no surgery but complicated testing was around 5,000.00 The labs; were 2.50 Mine; were about 1,000.00
The total and itemized services fit on one page Mine were in a "war and peace" sized envelope I spent a week reading and still do not know what it all means! (I exaggerate a bit) 
So simple... no book of itemized charges... no insurance figured in and best of all extremely inexpensive considering what we have to pay today for services.
Gran kept some of her bills... after all my bills are paid I toss the invoices... She kept this one, I would not know how much things cost for her if she had not kept this... Humm I think I need t…

One Thousand Gifts

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A Thankful list about some people in my life. I won't embarrass them by sharing their name but if you think a piece is about you!.... Then your probably right
~ When you were small my heart melted. When you laughed I laughed until tears came. Watching the wonder and amazement cross your face when you experienced new things made me experience them all over again through your eyes. I fell in love over and over again and just when my heart could not hold any more love for you it grew and grew allowing even more love flowing over and out and covering the entire earth spilling over into the universes for you. A piece of my heart and soul abides in you... I'm proud of you... of the person you grew to be. The way you live your life... The way you take care of the people in your sphere. I am proud of the way you show compassion and care for those who are all around you and the gentle soul you grew into be! I love you with all my heart, soul, might, mind and strength and every breath …

Mother's Day

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On Mother's Day I like to do something for my mothers that is personal and from the heart... My mother-in-law loves flowers and more especially center piece bouquets. Although I am no florist or decorator I attempted at one and she loved it. Her favorite flowers are carnations...

My mother is very sentimental so I made her a painting on a canvas (My son helped paint it) I had each of my siblings give a word that best described our mother and why. then I glued that canvas upon another one with one word affirmations that embodies our mothers attributes then mod podge it all together
Both my mothers loved their gifts. My husband and I split the day between both their homes visiting and celebrating their life on Mother's Day.

Raven

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I found a new species of black bird in my tree today... I'm so excited... It's a Raven... but not like any other you have seen lol Just kidding it's a wood carving my brother in law carved for me...If you look really close you can see me reflecting in its eye. I wanted a ruff carved Raven for the top of the walking stick as it's my favorite bird.  They always seem to be talking to me... Everywhere I go they look down at me cawing as if in conversation... Black birds have been my favorite since I was a child. He also made me the walking stick out of Diamond Willow wood. It stands as tall as me and a great help as I walk dirt roads. Now all I have left to do is add a few embellishments and it will be done.
 It's not very big but it is a gift that makes my heart happy! Thank you Bro


Her is another sample of wood carving that my brother-in-law has done. He carves with no training, just a visual model is needed and he makes the magic. He only started carving after he r…