Monday, September 1, 2014

Monday Musings, Family Reunions

Alex Haley had it correct when he said, “In every conceivable manner; the family is link to our past, bridge to our future.”

For fifty-nine years, the Carter Family Reunion is held during Labor Day weekend. This year the reunion was held in Anderson, Indiana. We gather to swap stories, share family news, and welcome new family members into our circle.  We laugh over sweet tea, dash hot sauce on our fish, cut brownies, slice pies, and lick icing from cakes.  We pour over the same family tree and make connections with cousins from across the United States.  In the background, we hear Gordon playing jazz on his saxophone. Later we may hear him singing.

This year the reunion had a lovely theme, Christmas. Yes, Christmas in August. The hall was decorated with a Christmas tree, twinkling lights, red and green tablecloths, and a Santa.  Really, we had several Jolly St. Nicks. Across the room, they added a few snow people, red bows, and red hats. 

Who can we credit with this year’s theme? Michelle!  What an amazing reunion. It truly was the best one ever!  Thanking God for our family.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

to know the love of Christ ...

"... and to know the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge that you may be filled up to all the fullness of God. Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly beyond all that we ask or think, according to the power that works within us, to Him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus in all generations forever and ever. Amen. 
Ephesians 3:19 - 20 

Friday, August 29, 2014

Pet of the week, Biscuit

People say “money can’t buy happiness” have never paid an adoption fee.

Author unknown

Rescued pets seem to have a special appreciation for a loving home. Having been rejected, they are loyal and loving pets. This week's pet is Biscuit who was rescued by my friend Kathy.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Thrifty Thursday

Thrifty Thursday is also tasty Thursday.  One of my dear friends picked grapes from her arbor.  Free = Thrifty.
G ... picking grapes from her backyard.
When I go home ... I remove the old grapes, stems, and green grapes.
Next steps ....
Homemade grape juice = tasty
 I need more grapes. J


Monday, August 25, 2014

Monday Musings, 2014 Little League World Series

“A life is not important except the impact it has on other lives.”
Jackie Robinson

Thirteen young baseball players from the South Side of Chicago have inspired a community, a city, and a state. Yesterday, the Jackie Robinson West Little League played in the 2014 Little League championship game. While the team left short of winning, they played with skill, determination, and commitment.  

Jackie Robinson’s daughter Sharon said it well, “They have already won.  They won our hearts.”

The final score South Korea 8 Jackie Robinson West 4

I was cheering yesterday. I am cheering today.  Well-done team.

Image from the Chicago Citizen. com 

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