Thursday, November 29, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
Ohhhh, the anticipation!!! Turkey, Ham with pineapple glaze, mashed potatoes and the most delicious gravy I ever ate! Kernal corn, green bean casserole, cauliflower with cheese sauce, Sweet Potatoes with mandarin slices, rolls, Sweet and garlic dill pickles & olives. What a feast!
Kid's & Desserts just seem to go together. Here is Johny, Hailee and Kenny trying to decide. The Banana Cream Cake I made wasn't on the table yet, but there was a pistachio cream dessert, pumpkin pie, Blackberry cream pie, Some kind of chocolate bundt cake, cookies, and candies.We had a little surprise party for my Patty-Jo, who recently graduated from her Master Gardner class. Golly I sure am proud of her. Just look at all the help she has while opening her presents. LOL
Here's Kenny's baby sister Victoria. She's having a great time too. Lots of aunties, her poppy, and grandma's to hold her and lots of cousins to play with too. Another delightful great grandbaby for me to cherish. She very much resembles my Patty-Jo when she was that age.
Here is Ethan, totally healed of seizures by the Grace and mercy of Almighty God. He's a happy, and bright 7 month old now and the only red headed great grand baby I have. What a cutie. He is teething and just learned to crawl. Is that smile another winner or what!
I was blessed to see all of my children on this day. I only wish my oldest grandson and his family lived close enough to share these wonderful family days with us.
I hope your Thanksgiving was a sweet as mine.
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Friday, November 16, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
This one always gives me a chuckle. Toodles is pouting. I had just brought home Matilda, my little girl Yorkie. She was very small and afraid of everything so I was holding her a lot. Toodles very plainly shows how he felt about the whole thing!
This is not a recent photo, but a nice one I think. This big buck had been eating plums from the neighbor's tree. His twin was only about ten yards from me, eating pears. I stayed close to the house incase they decided to charge.
I had tied these ribbons around my bird feeder because the squirrels kept knocking the top off. In this photo one squirrel slipped under the ribbons to feast on seeds, looking like he was wrapped as a gift, as a second was on the opposite side, it's bushy tail in the face of the one under the ribbon. Here is my dear old Barnabas. It looks like he is thinking, "with mustard or catsup" as he looks at my cousins tiny critter.
Here are some old remedies I found in Mom's recipe's. I make no claim that these will work and advise you ask your doctor before trying.
Note: Vinegar always refers to Apple Cider VInegar and honey is unpasturized.
2 Tablespoons vinegar, 2 Tablespoons Honey. 1 cup water. Drink before meals.
Add one cup unhulled barley to two quarts boiling water and soak three hours. Strain and refrigerate. Drink one cup daily.
Simmer one cup milk and one Tablespoon fresh horseradish for 10 minutes. Strain and sip during attacks.
Mix one Tablespoon allspice, a cup of hot water. Use mixture as mouthwash or gargle.
Add two teaspoons cayenne pepper to one cup olive oil. Rub balding areas every day.
Mix one Tablespoon honey and one half teaspoon each of ginger and cinnamon with one cup scalded milk.
To one cup boiling water add one teaspoon dried sage. Steep for 15 minutes and strain. Mix with one teaspoon ginger and sweeten with honey. Drink three cups a day.
Dissolve 10 asprins in a little water and massage into head. Then shampoo and rinse well.
Add one ounce dried sage to two quarts boiling water. Mix well with juice from one lemon, one orange one ounce honey. Steep one hour and strain.
High Blood Pressure
Make a spicy tea using 1 teaspoon Cayenne pepper and one cup hot water.
Have a great week everyone!
P.S. I've never tried these remedies.
Friday, November 09, 2007
Lyman Frederick Coolidge Jones served with the 57th Minnesota Regiment in 1862. He was my second great grandfather.Clyde Banks, born in 1893, was my Granduncle. He served in the Army Air Corps as an observer over France. He was a Photographer.
These men are all hero's to me as are all the troops who have ever served or are now serving to protect the United States of America.
I am not posting pictures of family who served and are still living, but I am equally proud of them.
This Veteran's day, please remember our troops, and their families.
Where would we be without them?
Friday, November 02, 2007
It was a pure delight when dad made us a real bathroom with real flushing toilet, Clawfoot bathtub and wash basin. I thought we had really come up in the world.
did a little research on soap and how it was invented. Here is a site you may want to check out. I found it really interesting.
Bye-Bye for now|