Wednesday, September 20, 2017


Danger lurks just below the surface.

The theme for this week is Watch Out.  
"Nuff Said"...HaHa.

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Thanks again Michael for hosting this fun Weekly Art Challenge.

Thursday, September 14, 2017


A long trip, being a little sick, the Dodgers losing stretch, and just feeling in a "funk", I needed something to snap me out of it.  So my dearest brought in my storage bins of Fall Decorations and that was just what I needed.  I love my Pumpkin Soup Tureen and when the weather cools down, will fill it with some yummy soup.

A fresh new look in the house.  This Fall swag always finds a place above my window mirror in the dinning area.
My pottery pumpkin covered pie dish and a few other pumpkins give the kitchen a new look.

We live in an upstairs apartment at the Villa's and they are pretty strict about outside decorations, but for the holidays we are allowed to put up a few if we don't use nails, or tape.  This large floppy wreath fits over our porch light perfect, and I like the look it give coming up to the front door.
We are in #35.  Just beyond the pool and above the play area.  Stop in for a cup of coffee and a piece of pumpkin pie.

Are you decorating for Fall?

Tuesday, September 12, 2017


With the theme "Black and White" so many things whirled in my mind.  But when I was on my way to get a new haircut, I saw a "black and white" police car and a new idea started stirring.

I wanted to try something completely different from watercolors, so got out my scissors, paper and glue.

I used a large polka-dot sheet of paper for the background.  The black dots are I liked the texture.  Next layer was a white lace doilie...more texture and a few frills.  A black ring of construction paper, and final a google images of a cartoon black and white police car.  I really enjoyed doing something new.

On the way home from Oregon, I took this picture of a black and white police car from the 1950's that was on display in a little town we passed through.
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Wednesday, September 6, 2017


Getting back in the groove of my routine.  This means getting back in a Bible Study.  We had a break for the summer, but last Tuesday began a new study.

We will be studying the Minor Prophets.  Those books tucked in the middle of the Bible that few people read, much less study, but God has something for us in each book.  Looking forward to this study.

Are you in involved in a Bible Study or reading program.  Do you read for study, or fun.  I do both.  I like a weekly study that keeps me in the Word.   But, I love reading novels, devotional, and other books.  How about you?


In 1941 my parents sold everything in Oklahoma and headed to California.  I was born 6 months later.  Don't think it looked like this. HaHa...But are you old enough to remember "Grapes of Wrath?" This might be a closer rendition to that.

I left for a trip at the beginning
 of this group of "Words" and submitted the sketches below to cover the entire time.  However, we are back, and I decided to enlarge the quick sketch for "Tied Up" so I could participate in the last week with all the other artists.

Had a wonderful trip seeing our daughter and grandson in Oregon, getting to visit a blog friend, my sister, and attend a First Baptist Church of Hughson, CA where we served for twenty-seven years.
Good to be home and looking forward to the new group of words Michael will have for us.

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Saturday, September 2, 2017


 Sue and I have been blog friends for many years.  After years of blogging, and seeing how much we had in common, and how close they live to Lake Tahoe which we visit every year, we decided several years ago to meet in person.  What a treat that has been.

Dave and Sue are wonderful devoted Christians, and have such servant hearts serving in their church .  The world is a small place.  After meeting in person and getting to know each other and share our lives, we found out a most amazing thing.
1961 My dearest and I were married at First Baptist Church in Turlock CA.  Our Pastor was Robert Roberts who did our ceremony.
During our first personal visit, we were talking about our weddings.  I mentioned that Pastor Roberts married us.  Both Dave and Sue looked shocked....and said" Bob Roberts".. Turns out after he left our church he moved to San Bruno, and married Dave and Sue two years later.   Small World!!!!!

There were fires near Jill when we were visiting.  For a while she was on evacuation warning.  The skies were filled with smoke and ash.  We stayed inside the last two days of our trip.  This is Jill's neighbors house.

They had base camp set up at Harbor on the beach.  Talked to Jill this morning.  Still lots of smoke, but getting better.

A last stop of our trip tomorrow.
The First Baptist Church Reunion where we served for twenty-seven years.