Tuesday, June 18, 2013


Transplanted zinnias in the cottage garden. I pick my dried flower heads every year and replant out in the big garden then I transplant some of  them here and there and share plants with my friends. They are always pretty!  Some times I'll add a new package of two to the mix!

My backyard s so pretty I just had to share it! as you can see, I love blue bottles!

And I do have a real Flower Bed with flowers that are always blooming!

My new Coreopsis fill the wheel barrel this year thanks to friend Neita!

My Beta Sigma Phi group went to a play at the next town in which our sister Linda had a lead part.She was really good and the play was very enjoyable1

Linda (in yellow)  as Big Sally Pander in "Don't Try To Wake Him,Hand me The Shovel!"

Generation Gap? My son Paul and Tracee in their home along with husband Maurice. If I hadn't been taking the picture I would have been looking at a magazine or working on handwork.

Saturday, June 8, 2013


This is my first childhood home as it looks now. When I lived there in the 40's it was brown , and the porch was not closed in. It had a big Snowball bush on one side and a lilac on the other. I started to kindergarten while we lived here.

Our Home Church "Benton Blvd. Baptist Church" at 25th & Benton Blvd. as it is now.  In the 40's and 50's it seemed so much larger! The church congregation moved several times and is now called Longview Baptist and is located in Lee's Summit, Mo.

Husband Maurice and I were both active young people in the church. We  were married here Aug. 26, 1955 on a very warm Friday evening in a overflowing church with big floor fans working overtime!  This Aug will be our 58th Wedding Anniversary!

Side view. Young people used the blue doors mostly. Have a picture of the youth on the steps here in the 50's! The Vacation Bible School Parades would start  on this side of the building and tour and walk around  the neighborhoods

Saturday, June 1, 2013


Granddaughter Jackie and Great grandson Eli are living in the Cottage while she finishes her Internship. She will graduate in September with her degree in  Medical Technician and X-Ray Assistant.
It's fun to have Eli around a little more! He went with us to Golden Years Health Care where we share music with the residents. He liked helping Grandpa play! Poor Grandma always takes the pictures, but she was there too!
Of course we had to eat afterwards!