Today is Blue Monday and Sally at Smiling Sally is our gracious host. Please visit Sally's blog for lots more blue.
Today I am sharing some more of Aunt Shirley's antique buttons. These are all hand painted in Miniature. I hope you enjoy them.
THANK YOU GINGER AND CHARLOTTE FOR HOSTING SPIRITUAL SUNDAY.
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The World is Mine
Today, upon a bus, I saw a very beautiful woman And wished I were as beautiful. When suddenly she rose to leave, I saw her hobble down the aisle. She had one leg and wore a crutch. But as she passed, she passed a smile. Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two legs; the world is mine.
I stopped to buy some candy. The lad who sold it had such charm. I talked with him, he seemed so glad. If I were late, it'd do no harm. And as I left, he said to me, "I thank you, you've been so kind. It's nice to talk with folks like you. You see," he said, "I'm blind." Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two eyes; the world is mine.
Later while walking down the street, I saw a child I knew. He stood and watched the others play, but he did not know what to do. I stopped a moment and then I said, "Why don't you join them dear?" He looked ahead without a word. I forgot, he couldn't hear. Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I have two ears; the world is mine.
With feet to take me where I'd go.. With eyes to see the sunset's glow. With ears to hear what I'd know. Oh, God, forgive me when I whine. I've been blessed indeed, the world is mine.
If this poem makes you feel thankful, just forward it to your friends. After all, it's just a simple reminder that we have so much to be thankful for!
Give the gift of love. It never comes back empty !
This was sent to me by a dear friend.
I am thankful to be able to share this with my blogging friends
Pink Saturday is hosted by Beverly at at, How Sweet the Sound. Be sure and visit Beverly's blog to see a whole lot more pink.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Do you go shopping on the day after Thanksgiving?
I never do. Too many people.
Remember, I am out of town for the Thanksgiving weekend
We are going to the UF (Gators vs Seminoles) FSU football game on Saturday.
OK here is the pink. My Christmas Cactus is pink and red. Very unusual and real pretty. This year it has bloomed quite early. My photos are not very good but I will share them anyway.
DO YOU SEE THE PINK AND RED?
A little bit of Pink Saturday and a little bit of Christmas.
Happy Pink Saturday
Thirty days of thanksgiving
I am so thankful for my many friends who have prayed for my friend's son. He is home for Thanksgiving. He is a very lucky guy. Prayers are answered and my friend conveyed her thanks to all of you as well.
Black Friday is the Friday after Thanksgiving in the United States, which is the beginning of the traditional Christmas
shopping season. The term dates back to at least 1966, although its
usage was primarily on the East coast. The term has become more common
in other parts of the country since 2000. Because Thanksgiving falls on
the fourth Thursday in November in the United States, Black Friday
occurs between the 22nd and the 29th of November.
Black Friday is not an official holiday, but many employees have the day off (with the exceptions of those employed in retailing, health care, and banking), which increases the number of potential shoppers. Retailers often decorate for the Christmas and holiday season
weeks beforehand. Many retailers open extremely early, with most of the
retailers typically opening at 5AM or even earlier. Some of the larger
retailers (depending on the location) such as Sears, Best Buy, Macy's, Toys "R" Us, and Walmart have been reported to open as early as midnight on the start of Black Friday in localized areas and remain open for 24 hours throughout the day until midnight the following Saturday. Upon opening, retailers offer doorbuster deals and loss leaders
to draw people to their stores. Although Black Friday, as the first
shopping day after Thanksgiving, has served as the unofficial beginning
of the Christmas season at least since the start of the modern Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in 1924, the term "Black Friday" has been traced back only to the 1960s.
The term "Black Friday" originated in Philadelphia in reference to the heavy traffic on that day (see Origin of the name "Black Friday"
below). More recently, merchants and the media have used it instead to
refer to the beginning of the period in which retailers go from being
in the red (i.e., posting a loss on the books) to being in the black
(i.e., turning a profit).
(This info was taken from Google)
Go ahead tell me...do you shop like crazy on Black Friday? At this very moment my daughter and her kids are plotting their route for the biggest shopping day of the year.
NOT ME....I do not do this kind of shopping. I guess there is some kind of high when you find items on sale and get a good start on your Christmas shopping list.
All can say is...HAVE FUN.
I'm staying here at my daughter's home with my puppy CC, eating left over pie for three meals a day. That is my Black Friday event. ( Oh the calories)
We are on our way to Florida for Thanksgiving and since I have many new blogging friends I decided to share this post again of a very special Thanksgiving in our family a few years ago.
HAPPY THANKSGIVING WITH MANY BLESSINGS TO MY DEAR BLOGGING FRIENDS
This post is all about our family
reunion for thanksgiving 1997. It wasn't an ordinary reunion, I will
let you see for yourself. We had 85 family members attending this
very special Thanksgiving.
The local newspapers heard of our huge family gathering (probably by
my sister Carmen who has lived in Franklin a long time) and came out to
this huge complex we rented for the week and asked to take our
pictures. We were thrilled of course. We donned our pilgrim and
Indian clothing and posed for the papers.
Can you see me standing next to my son John on the far right. I
confess those clothes were not at all the most flattering to ones
figure. (Newspaper article above)
Have you guessed yet? We all wore pilgrim clothing or Indian
clothing. Our ancestor John Coulter was in the Louis and Clark
Expedition and is in the encyclopedia as the first white man to
discover Yellowstone National Park. My maiden name is Sylva Jeanne
Coulter. That is another story. Now for the pilgrims and Indians
attending this special Thanksgiving dinner.
Here we are my family all dressed for the big Thanksgiving dinner.
Jeanne and Bill. I made our costumes.
Daughter Andrea and Jeanne
Daughter Christina, Garrett, little Caleb-Cody.
Son Brett, Brandan and Bryce (right)
Daughter Diana, Robert, little ones Logan-Ashley
On the right-Son John and Molly Rose
Sister Carmen kneeling, and her family
Sister Jane Anne and dh Bill (left)
Jane Anne's son Tim, Amy-twins-Andrew-Aaron
Sister Jane Anne and daughter Abbyjane/right
My brother Randy and his wife, Sharon (On the right) This posted kind of nuts. OE LOL
My brother's daughter Wanda and her family
My sister Diane and her family.
My sister Caralie and her family- Caralie is holding her dog Sasha
Do you remember Aunt Shirley? She lives in the blue Victorian house
posted on blue Mon. a few weeks back. Here she is with her dh Uncle
Bill. She never misses a family gathering.
Well there were more but I shared my sisters and brother only.
(except Aunt Shirley) We were so blessed to be together that special
Some nieces and a nephew are missing from these photos. They were
probably somewhere thanking the Lord for getting away from the chaos.
All these photos were taken by my dh and families were gathered all
around waiting their turn. To say it was loud and crazy is an
understatement. LOL. dinner would not be served until these photos
were taken. Not a popular concept. After the photos were finished, 85
hungry pilgrims and Indians sat down in a huge dining room and shared
their blessings and thankfulness for being together on this happiest of
Thanksgiving celebrations. The food was prepared by everyone's loving
hands. The tables were decorated with turkey pine cones made by all
the children. We gathered together with happy hearts and thanking God
we all had food at last!!!
Happy Thanksgiving to all of my dear blogging friends. May God bless each of you on this coming Thanksgiving day.
My weekend in Charlotte with my longtime friend was wonderful. Her son is doing well after three plus weeks in the hospital with a serious case of Swine flu. Thank you for all of your kind comments.
Now I am asking You to pray for my cousin's daughter who is very ill and probably will not recover. I received a call from my cousin last night. Her daughter's name is Jera and she has been suffering for many years and is on dialysis, Her vital organs are shutting down. She had cancer and only has one kidney. She is only 42 years old. My cousin Marilyn and her husband are suffering such sadness right now.
Thank you my friends for your prayers on a time of need.
My dear friend flew to Charlotte from LA, CA to be with her son who is very ill with Swine Flu. We have been friends for 50 plus years although she and I seldom see each other. Sigh. Since Charlotte is only 3 plus hours away I am driving there to so she won't have to be alone with her son who is in the hospital. I have known David since the day he was born. He is about the same age as our oldest daughter. I will have little time to visit so I will catch up when I return.
I am posting a recent photo of CC. She is such a joy and a rascal at the same time. I forgot what puppies are like. LOL!
She about to bite my foot or my jeans.
She does a lot of this during the day. NIGHT is another matter!!!
Thirty days of Thanksgiving
I am thankful for my dear friend Bobbie and the chance to be with her today.