My brother, Joey, moved to Heaven recently. Our family will be adjusting to life without him here in the physical for a long time. He had a lot of health issues, but this came suddenly to us. As it is a lot of times we weren't ready for it. Thankfully we know that he is … Continue reading The Joey I Know
I practically grew up in family vegetable gardens since before I can remember. Both sets of my grandparents had large "family gardens." Mama's parents planted enough of a variety of vegetables for themselves, my aunt's family, and Mama's family, as well as some truck farming. Papaw Holley planted acres of purple hull peas and hired … Continue reading Squash Bugs Everywhere!
The fall colors are finally here! We had plenty of late rains, and the leaves are showing their colors. We live surrounded by woods, evergreen and deciduous. I look forward to seeing the combination of the green cedars and pines, along with the beauty of the colored leaves. We have golden yellow Hickory and Beech … Continue reading From Vibrance to Rest
I’ve been working on my family’s genealogy for the past few years. Sometimes it seems like such slow going, but when I look back to entries along the way I’m amazed at the progress I’ve made. I’m researching both Mama’s and Daddy’s families and then each branch as it goes back from there. … Continue reading Twists, Turns, and Forks in the Tree!
This past week our corn in the family garden “came in,” or ripened. In all the years my kids were growing up it never crossed my mind to take them with me spending the night before picking something in large amounts. The older I am, the more wisdom I see behind Mama taking my brother … Continue reading Pullin’ Corn
I wrote my Mother’s Day post about my Mama, so naturally I’ve been thinking of what to write about my Daddy for Father’s Day. The memories I made with Daddy are very different than the ones with Mama. This time of the year, we have vegetable gardening that can keep us busy at Mama’s and … Continue reading Gifts From My Daddy
It’s that time, again. For Christians, this is the special time we take to focus on the birth of Jesus Christ, the one and only begotten Son of God. Our churches usually hold some sort of Christmas program focused on Jesus. A lot of us have a more charitable heart toward those who don’t have … Continue reading Decorating for Christmas