Sunday, August 12, 2018

A Wonderful Weekend

August 12, 2018

Good morning. Well, we had a bit of rain on and off yesterday and last night.  This is good because we really do need it.  Some leaves on a few trees have already started changing color because of the wicked heat we've been having.  Well, at least that's what I think.  Trees need water to keep their beautiful color green through the summer.  (actually, it is still raining a bit on and off)

I did not get much done yesterday.  For some reason, I was super tired.  So I tried to rest a lot so that I could go out in the evening.  Last night, Deanne, Jazzy and I went to the Paris Cabaret to have dinner and see the summer show, and had a wonderful time.

What fun the show was.  It was titled "Stay Tune" and was filled with theme songs from old TV shows, along with a few skits from these shows.  My favorite skit was from the "I Love Lucy" show.  The skit was from the episode where Lucy was practicing for a TV commercial for a liquid vitamin.

Friday morning, Pogo and I went to visit my cousin Ellen.  I haven't seen her for quite a long while, so we had a really nice visit getting caught up on all our family news.  My cousin has been very sick on and off for the past few years and can't get around very well.  She has a walker and oxygen.  Well, me too!  So we make quite the pair, sort of like Frick and Frack.  hahahahaha. 

Ellen had a few old photographs from our childhood, and I made copies of them with my phone.  In this first photo we are all playing outside.  This photo was probably taken around 1942/1943.  On the left is me.  I was probably about three years old.  In the middle is my cousin Dickie, holding his sister Ellen (the baby) and on the right is his sister Edna.  My cousin Edna is six months older than me, and we are both named after our grandmother.

This next photo was taken in July, 1945.  Sorry for all the cracks on the photo.  On the left is my cousin Edna (6 yrs) standing next to my uncle Freddie (18 years).  My cousin Ellen (3 yrs) is sitting on Uncle Freddie's shoulders.  This photo must have been taken just before, or right after, Uncle Freddie enlisted in the Army.  I'm not sure which.  This was the year that Edna and I both started school in the first grade.

I wish Ellen had more old photos, but this was all she had.  And I'm grateful for them.  I'm thinking that maybe one of these days Ellen and I can take a ride to visit with her brother Dickie.  Who knows, maybe he has a few old photos too.  Wouldn't that be nice! 

This has truly been a wonderful weekend.  Today I have a new quick page for you.  This one features Peridot, and is for everyone born in August.  Lola and her sister have found a wonderful treasure..Have fun with it.

Here is your download link:

Now I'm off to get a fresh cup of coffee and do a bit of blog reading.  So, till tomorrow, Y'all have a fantabulous day. 

Hugs, Edna B.


Dee Jaynes said...

Mom, I'm glad the three of us spent time together. It was a really nice night. Love you :)

Theresa said...

I LOVED that Lucy episode "vitametavegimin":) Makes me laugh just thinking about it:) I SO enjoy old photos and I am happy that you got to see these and snap some pics of them. Enjoy your day dear friend, HUGS!

Mom said...

That sounds like a fun show! Thanks for the Peridot page. My daughter is an August girl, this will be just perfect for a fun birthday photo.