Sunday, November 23, 2014


We got home from Church and got a call from our daughter Michel.  She said she had her grandsons, and they wanted to come visit  GG and Grandpa at the Tree House.  They brought Subway sandwiches and we had a picnic on the balcony and then played down stairs at the playground.

Issac and Matthew enjoyed drawing and writing stories in their notebooks on balcony and then Matthew showed us how good he can read (he's in Kindergarten).  After a great visit they left with a bag of cookies.  What a special Sunday afternoon.

Saturday, November 22, 2014


"Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth.  Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs.  Know that the Lord is God.  It is he who made us and we are his, we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Enter the gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise.  give thanks to him and praise his name.  For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations."  Psalms 100

The Lord through His Holy Word has shown us how to pray a prayer of Thanksgiving.  He is our model for life and practice.

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Friday, November 21, 2014


 Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock, we celebrated Thanksgiving with our neighbors at Villa Ramona in the Clubhouse.  A traditional dinner was provided by the Staff and all of us tenants signed up for side dishes or dessert.  I decided on pumpkin and pecan pie.

The clubhouse was decorated lovely and the buffet very nice with all the traditional Thanksgiving flavors.
 These are a few of my new friends.  The young ladies live on the family side, and the little lady standing is Irma and she lives below us and a very good neighbor.
 I thought this decoration was so cute.  Would put that on my table anytime.
This was my plate before I dived in.  Everything was delicious and I must say, my pecan pie was the best I've ever made.  

That got my taste buds working, and now I can't wait till next week when we celebrate with our family.  Who will you be celebrating with this year?  Will you be doing the cooking?

Thursday, November 20, 2014


Isn't my mother the perfect "40's" woman.  This picture was taken at Crane Park in Turlock in probably 1943.  I think I'm about 3 and my sister 9.  Love my mom's hairdo and you can see how young I wanted curly hair.  Mom started curling it at a very early age.  My natural hair is still straight as a board.  I've kept curlers and perms in business all these years.  HaHa.  Also don't you love the nylons and heels at the park with that cute dress.  Guess I got my love of frills and lace from this dear lady too.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014


Our friends Sue and Dave have "Wednesdate" which is a date each week on Wednesday.  Well Don and I stole the idea, and our date day is Tuesday...thus "Tuesdate"  We like Tuesday because it's Senior day at the Thrift Stores.  Today we hit two, and found some some good buys.

After our shopping we head to IN~N~OUT for hamburger, fries and coke.  I love that they put verses on their cups and fry container.  Proverbs 24:16 "The godly may trip seven times, but they will get up again."   A good word...we don't let our problems keep us down.

My best find at the Thrift Store today, was a pair of grey and silver flats.  Even in Southern CA, our toes get cold and I had sandals and boots, but nothing in between.  These are like brand new and fit perfect.  So come on chilly mornings...I'm ready.