November 4, 2013
Laura Jean is my youngest child, and today she's forty eight years old. She was just a tiny bundle when they told me to hold her and enjoy the few moments or hours she may have left. But my goodness, this beautiful child has a wicked strong will power, and isn't going anywhere any time soon. Happy Birthday Baby.
And yup, I'm a year older today too. Actually, one more year and I'll be three quarters of a century old. Wow! Putting it that way makes me sound decrepit. On the other hand, when I look back, I've seen a lot of our country's progress.
When I was a little girl, the kitchen light hung from a cord dangling from the ceiling. The bathroom (if you were lucky enough to have one indoors) was in the basement and had a long pull chain hanging from a box near the ceiling for flushing. If you had a phone, you picked up the receiver and asked Mabel (the operator) to connect you to Hazel or Jan, or anyone else you wished to speak with.
A lot of the streets were still made with cobblestones, and my Grandpa came to visit riding in a horse drawn surrey. A man came around in a large horse drawn wagon selling and buying rags, and the milkman came in his own little truck to deliver the milk and eggs. We had an ice box (today's refrigerator) and every two or three days the ice man would deliver fresh ice.
As a toddler, the Depression was ending, but there was World War II. I remember the celebrations and the dancing in the streets when the war ended. That's the year I started school. It's been quite a learning experience ever since then.
Yesterday, when I woke up from my nap, I found this fabulous huge bouquet of mostly red and yellow roses. My DIL Janet had brought them by for me. I love roses!!! Especially all those yellow ones!
My daughter Deanne came by yesterday afternoon and spent some time with me which I cherish, and this morning I opened a box from Audrey. Woo Hoo! A beautiful set of hand made towels and dish cloth that I had asked for.
When I got home this morning, my little Pogo ran circles around my feet, and gave me kisses when I picked him up. Am I one very blessed lady, or what?? I'm aiming for one hundred years. I don't know if I'll make it, but I'm sure going to have fun trying.
I'm looking at the Weather Channel on TV, and it has warmed up to 36 F degrees. Woo Hoo!! This morning, I took a photo of the thermometer outside the kitchen window at work. Brrrrr!
Last, but not least, today is Mandarin Orange Monday, so I've made a card for Laura Jean and me. We feel pretty special today.
Now I'm going to make a fresh cup of hot coffee, and hug this special little guy who is curled up next to me. I can't get over how lucky I am to have him in my life. So till tomorrow, Y'all be safe and have a fantabulous day.
Hugs, Edna B.