Sunday, September 29, 2013

Three Years

Moosie's at Smith Mountain Lake, May 2010

Three years.  You have been gone now for three years, Patrick.  I'm happy for you that you are at peace, but I still miss you like crazy.  I wish we could talk.  I miss that the most.  I do still tell you things but you just won't join in the conversation.  You would tease me about that ~ tell me that it's a bad sign that I'm talking to myself.  You loved doing that.  You would badger me till I would get angry and then you would laugh and laugh and then tell me that you love me.  You know, that last year we did say "I love you" to each other on several occasions and I am so glad of that.  I was blessed to have the best brother.  I will see you again one day.  In the meantime, I hope you're enjoying that great golf course in the sky.  I love you, Bro.
It was a lot of fun getting together again in July.  I really look forward to having dinner every year and catching up.  I hope there will be many more years of getting together.  We will make it down to Texas one of these days. 
I wish you a blessed joyful Birthday surrounded by those you love.

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Goodbye Sweet Anne

Rest in Peace
 Anne Huskey Lockard

And all will pass...
...too fast.
It is gone.

~Photo and words by Anne~

Anne, you won't be wielding that scythe any longer... your path to stunning skies, abundant beautiful flowers, and colors we can't imagine, has been cleared for you.  Your days now will be filled with joy and free from pain. I am blessed to have known you ~ the vision of you riding your beloved John Deere, scythe in one hand, camera in the other will stay with me forever.  I love you, dear friend.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Bird Party

As I inched my way through McDonald's drive-thru on Saturday, I happened to look over and up.  There was a MAJOR bird party going on above me!  What is it that pulls so many of them together in one spot? Could it be that horrid smell that comes from McDonald's?  I only go there for cokes ~  they have the best.  It was interesting to watch the birds move about as I waited in line.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Monday, September 23, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Blogging for Peace

This is one of my favorite messages in a bottle.
The annual BlogBlast4Peace will be Monday, November 4th.  I plan to participate again.  This year's theme is "What Do I Want My World to Look Like?"  It is a positive event.  A necessary event.  Blogging for Peace is only one small thing we can do on our quest for Peace.  Click HERE to find the information for BlogBlast4Peace. Join us!  If not, please return on November 4th to see my contribution and for a link to see what others have written.  Words are powerful!!!!

Friday, September 20, 2013



Thursday, September 19, 2013

Wishing you a Happy Happy Day and sending a Lot of Love.
November can't get here fast enough.  We will celebrate your Birthday then and enjoy some special time together. 

Saturday, September 14, 2013

2 Years Old

HAPPY BIRTHDAY dear Jake !!!!!
You have given me so much happiness in your short life.  I can't imagine loving you any more than I already do, but each day you make my heart swell with more love than the day before.
Happy 2nd Birthday!!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Twelve Years

Twelve years!  I can still feel the horror like it was yesterday.
Remembering, and praying this will never happen again.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Patty is a Master Stacker

There is no contest!  My sister definitely wins the award for stacking cleaned dishes in the dish drainer.  I thought I was good, but she "towers" above me.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Thursday, September 5, 2013