Sunday, June 21, 2009

In Memory of my Father

Happy Father's Day, Daddy!

I miss being able to say these words. My daddy went home to be with Jesus May 22,1987. He was in the hospital after having had surgery for cancer,the doctors called the family in late at night on the 21st. He was worse,so they were moving him to ICU. As we followed the bed he was in to the elevator he was singing "I'm going home to see Jesus". The doctor said he shouldn't even be conscious and he wasn't after he arrived at ICU. This memory is even more precious because my daddy didn't sing,EVER! He was happy and at peace.

My daddy was born in 1917. The oldest of 12 kids. He had a condition with his spinal that made him kinda stoop over,this was the reason for his nickname "Humpy".

Daddy loved books, and everything about learning.He would have loved to have been a lawyer.But times were hard and he had to quit school before getting his high school diploma and go to work in a cotton mill.

He was a weaver and a very good one. He taught me no matter what you do in life give it your all. I have always tried to follow this and at times have been a workaholic .

He never stopped reading and encouraged all of us kids to read. He was teaching me to read the newspaper before I stared school. I am still an avid reader.

He also loved nature and gardening. I believe he could grow anything. Once in the mid 1970s he planted a marijuana plant. It was said to be very hard to grow. He planted it among his tomato plants. After about a month it was doing good but he was afraid of getting busted so he destroyed it. I am sure the cops would not have believed he only wanted to see if he could grow it but that was the truth.

He taught me to play poker which I love. I still play at real money exchanges hands).

He also loved football. His team was the Washington Redskins and I am thankful he got to see them win a superbowl.

I miss him in so many ways. A few years back I had jury duty he would have loved discussing that . We would have enjoyed watching OJ's trail together it would have been about the court proceeding for us not the celebrity.

He had 5 children and now has 12 grandchildren. And at least 6 great grandchildren,one of my nephews may have more than I know. They have all done well. His oldest granddaughter is a teacher I know he would be proud. But so far no lawyer. Maybe one of the great grandkids will be one.

I love you ,daddy .

Thursday, June 4, 2009

New Shop on Etsy

I have opened a new shop on Etsy to sell vintage items. I am just getting it stocked. Bought my banner and avatar from Sandy,at She also made the banner and avatar for my nascarnana shop. Check out her work it is awesome and she gets it to you fast.

I have a doctor's appointment early tomorrow morning (blood work,ugh!) and we must visit my mother-in-law she has been in the hospital since May18th but she is doing better.

After all that I hope to get new items listed in both shops. So when you have a few minutes check them out and let me know what you think.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

I've Been Tagged---8 is Great

I was tagged by a fellow member of the SC Etsy Street team,Minniemaes. She makes beautiful things with a useful purpose. I am one of her repeat customers. Above is one of her great coupon organizers.

8 is Great is the name of the Tagging game. These are the rules,if you would like to play:

1.Mention the name of the person who tagged you.

2.Do the lists of 8

3.Tag 8 bloggers of your choice.

4.Let said bloggers know they have been tagged!

8 Things I'm Looking Forward To:

1. Getting my craft room finished.

2.Having an empty nest come August.

3.The cruise my husband and I have planned for next year.

4.Getting a second car--we have been making due with 1 for almost 6 years.

5.My daughter coming back from Kuwait.

6.Putting wood floors in our living room.

7.Finishing the many projects I have started.

8.Learning to use my new embroidery sewing machine.

8 Things I did Yesterday:

1.Defrosted the deep freezer.

2.Did the laundry.

3.Mopped the kitchen.

4.Grocery shopped.

5.Talked to Mama on the phone for an hour.

6.Took Jenny to work,then picked her up.

7.Read my emails and some blogs.

8.Filled the bird feeders.

8 Things I Wish I could Do

1.Have a deck built outside my craft room.

2.Have landscaping work done to our yard.

3.Learn to speak Spanish.

4.Have a cabin in the mountains.

5.Become motivated to exercise more.

6.Open a gift shop.

7.Travel cross country for a couple of months stopping at interesting out of the way places.

8.Send more support to my favorite charity:Food For The Poor.

8 Shows I Watch

1.Nascar Racing



4.Clean House (it makes my house look better)

5.House Hunters



8.The Big Bang Theory

8 Bloggers Tagged

1.Golden Willow Products

2.Simply Charming in SC

3.Yesterday's Glitter

4.Southern Belle's Blog:)

5.Rock N Roll McAshley-My Life Blogged

6.Magnolia Blossom Art

7.Michelles Charm World

8.Designs by Vanessa

There you have mine. i hop you chose to play I am looking forward to reading every one's.