Thursday, August 31, 2006

I Love You

I went high upon a hill to take this picture. These are the runways at our small airport. I'm sure everyone has heard about the plane crash that killed 49 in Lexington, KY, and as far as they have determined it was because they took a runway that was too short for the jet to take off on. Very sad thing. I'm just grateful it wasn't a bigger plane with more passengers. That brings to mind that we should always tell our loved ones how dear they are to us since we never know what might happen from day to day. Not just with planes but with anything; car accidents, other accidents, sickness, etc. We never know what will happen from minute to minute so it's best that our loved ones know we love them always.

We have had lots of rain over the past few days along with thunderstorms. I'm not sure if we will get anything from Ernesto or not. I'm glad it decided to not become a major hurricane. We sure don't need those!

My SIL has been visiting from Indiana this week and I have had some free time, since she is more than happy to stay here with her brother while I get out and do a few things I need to do. As Britmum would say, "Bless her cotton socks!" Well, I think that's what she would say! Anyway I have been glad to have her here just to visit with too. She is a very sweet lady indeed. Couldn't ask for better!

Today I went out for lunch. Do you know where I ate at from this picture I took?

Sunday, August 27, 2006

The Senior Golfing Tour

Long ago when men cursed and beat the ground with sticks, it was called witchcraft... Today, it's called golf!

A couple of old guys were golfing when one said he was going to Dr. Taylor for a new set of dentures in the morning.His friend remarked that he had gone to the same dentist a few years before. "Is that so?" the first said. "Did he do a good job?"

"Well, I was on the course yesterday when the fellow on the ninth hole hooked a shot," he said. "The ball most have been going 200 mph when it hit me in the stomach. That," he added, "was the first time in two years my teeth didn't hurt."

Sunday Sign

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Tobacco, B&B, and Horses, Oh My!

Here's some more pictures from my drive the other day. This shows one tobacco patch and then another patch that had been cut. Soon the tobacco will be hauled into the barns and hung up for curing out. Dirty hot work!

This is a B&B called Raintree Inn. It is only a few miles from us. It is a historic Civil War era home. It got the name since that location was used for some of the movie "Raintree County" which starred Elizabeth Taylor. That movie was made back in the 50's. This home also has a carriage house and barn which were also turned into guest rooms. It sits real close to the road and I just took this photo from the rolled down car window.

This horse is so pretty. Love that dapple gray color!! I tried to get him in the car and I think he was willing too, but he just wouldn't fit. Besides I really didn't want to be hung for horse rustling!

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Short Road Trip

Today I took a nice drive in the country. I didn't go too far but down a road I had never been on before. It sure was pretty and I saw lots of horses and mules! Now that's right up my alley for certain. This old place here sits right on the corner of the road so I thought it might have been a store but maybe not. Could have been a house too. Now the vines have taken it over.

I posted this picture before of the corn and this lane. I drove up this lane today being the trespasser that I am. At the end of the lane is a house naturally. No one was home but they sure have a pretty view up there.

I saw a pair of nice looking black mules in a field. There was no traffic since this was a dead end road so I stopped the car and got out to see if I could pet this one. Nope, she did not allow me to touch her.

Instead she turned this end towards me! Guess she told me what she thought! Still they were pretty and added to my enjoyment of the day! I'll have more pictures to share later!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Fast Food Woes

Here's the picture I had up and now you can see it is Burger King. However I took the picture today and they had finally changed the sign. Ignore the dates on the pictures. I have got to set the date on my camera. At any rate it certainly wasn't a mortuary, as some suggested!!

I know all the fast food places have trouble keeping help since they don't pay much and usually they have teenagers who aren't always the most reliable people to have working for you. I once worked at a Hardee's just to see what it was like. I worked a full time job and I only worked a few hours there in the evening. It made for a long day but at least I knew what it was like to work in a fast food place. They were thrilled when I applied because they loved to hire mature workers and they said I could work any hours I wanted to. I was supposed to get off at 10 p.m. but usually it was more like 11 p.m. before I got off because the 10 p.m. guy was usually late. They didn't say anything to him since it was so hard to find help. I didn't work there too long, only about 3 months as I recall. That has been about 20 years ago probably. Some of them used foul language in front of the customers and I didn't like that. Neither did the manager. I worked at the register taking orders. Most folks were really nice. I had one fellow give me his order and I filled it. He left but came back later saying that he had ordered fries and a sandwich and he didn't get them. He lied because he had not ordered them. I told him so too. The manager gave him a new sandwich and new fries just to shut him up and get rid of him. It made me very angry because I knew he just did that to get extra free food. Sometimes I worked at the drive thru window. It was so hard to hear some of those people. They would come through with the radio on loud and you couldn't hear them or they were all laughing and talking and you couldn't hear. No respect! I once asked one person if they wanted Arby's sauce with their order! Gee, I had forgot I was working at Hardee's. Oops!! It was an experience to say the least.

In the small town that I lived in before moving here the Arby's there had all mature workers. In the morning they would put the cream in my coffee for me! Now that was nice!! I get frustrated when I order coffee and cream and they don't give you a stir stick. Do they think it just automatically mixes together? Some of them obviously do. Maybe they never drank coffee themselves and don't know any better. The worse thing is ordering food from the fast food place to take home and then they don't give you the right order or you don't get all your food. That is a royal pain. I always check before I leave the window now, since that has happened to me too many times.

I think the moral of this story is that I eat too much fast food! What is your least favorite thing about fast food?

Monday, August 21, 2006

Need a Job???

Here's the front and the back of a place that is in need of workers! Anyone out there need a job?? Where do you think this is at?? Any guesses?

Sorry I haven't posted as much as I would like to or been reading blogs and commenting, but I have been busy and then today I haven't felt very well. Yesterday was my husband's birthday. We had some company and he had a pretty nice birthday, so that was fun. I blew up a bunch of balloons. Believe me that took a lot of hot air. Okay, watch those comments now!

Today I have a crick in my neck. It's amazing how annoying they are and how bad they make you feel. I hope it has gone away by tomorrow. Fingers crossed!

Friday, August 18, 2006

Ah, Do You Remember These???

Some of you will know what this is. Other's won't.

It doesn't have a half moon on the door, but some do.

The weeds are overtaking it now, but it used to provide a much needed service.

Hope everyone has a great weekend.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Welcome to Our Home

I saw they did a home tour of sorts on another blog I read and the response was HUGE. I thought it was a good idea for a post. So here is mine.
We live in a log cabin, small, about 700-something square feet. Itsy bitsy compared to most of the large homes they build today!! I covered up the name part on the sign out front beside the door, since I don't reveal my last name on my blog, but it says "The ********s Cabin." The little sign below that says to "enter with a happy heart." In the storm door glass you can see a reflection from the neighbor's house.

If you look to the left you see the black cat asleep. That is JB. She is old and can't hear well and is a terrible nuisance but I love her anyway. She is skin and bones these days. She is about 14-15 yrs. old now.

If you look to the right far across the porch you see "Little Bit" laid up in the corner of the porch having a nap.

Next we have the fireplace and at the top is a crosscut saw that my husband put up there.

Then you get a partial view of our small kitchen. My husband always said two people could work in there together but they had to be awfully friendly!! As you can see I am not into the color coordinating and all that. Heck, as long as I can use it, it doesn't matter if it fits with the decor, because I have no real decor so to speak! The cantaloupe has since been sliced and put into the fridge.

Over the front door is a shotgun. My husband said since this was a cabin and folks always kept a shotgun over the front door of a cabin, so it had to be. It is also handy to get to if you want to run someone who is unwelcome off! Teehee!!

This last picture is where I am right now typing away and where I read all your blogs from. Sometimes when I read something funny I laugh out loud! Sometimes I see squirrels and birds outside on the tree. You see I have 2 bottles of water and 2 boxes of Kleenex. I am certain ways anyhow!

I hope you enjoyed this small tour of our home! You all come back to visit!

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Visiting the Resort

This Sunday has been very relaxing, basically because other than go to church I have been pretty lazy. I did some minor cooking and washing dishes. Otherwise; drinking coffee, reading the Sunday paper, taking a mid-afternoon snooze, things like that!

Friday evening my neighbor and I went to a resort that is near here.
Woodson Bend is a gated resort that I had never been to. (that link was the only one I could find). It's probably about 10 miles from us. They have a golf course, restaurant, pool, boat ramp, tennis courts, and all kinds of ammenities if you live there. I have been wanting to go for a while now. The restaurant doesn't open until 5 p.m. They said they have a grill or something at the Pro-shop that you can eat at during the day. I made reservations for us at 6:30 and when we got to the gate the security guard had to call and confirm that we did have reservations. I was surprised at how big the resort is. It has condo's that about all look the same. Most do not have garages but they have small garages behind them for folks to park their golf carts in. (They look like little garages for midgets or something!). Seems everyone had a golf cart and there was several parked at the restaurant. They have a huge pool that was so pretty and it was right behind the restaurant. We ate with a view of the pool. Our county is dry but since that is a private resort you can BYOB. These folks at the table beside us brought their cooler and they had several bottles on their table. No we did not take any booze. I had pork chops, green beans, baked potato, rolls, and ice tea. It was good too. Usually green beans are not that great out, but these were southern down home yummy, seasoned just right. We both agreed that they had a good cook!!

When we came out we passed by some golf carts parked there. Now I am not a golfer and really know nothing about it. They had their clubs on the cart and they had these cute little things stuck over some of their clubs that looked like socks on the bottom! These particular ones had Ohio State on them and were bright red and very pretty. I laughed and said, "Oh look at these cute little sock things they have on here!" Now I want you golfers out there (Cliff, Ralph, Jim) to tell me what those are for!! Do you all have those on your clubs too?? I'm sure you don't have Ohio State but maybe something? And what is the purpose or is there a purpose?? I was just wondering as I knew you all would know. We drove around the area and it is kept up so nicely. I'm sure the monthly fees are expensive. We never did find the boat ramp or the pro-shop.

After we left the resort about a half mile down the road we saw 10 deer in the field! That was a special treat for us too.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Sunday Sign

Hope everyone has a wonderful Sunday!!

Thursday, August 10, 2006


We got more rain today and lots of it. Thankfully we didn't get any hard winds with the ones that came over our house. It went on all afternoon with that rumbling thunder that makes you want to take a good long nap. That is exactly what I did too! It felt mighty good and so restful.

With the gas prices I wonder when this might become a reality?? That might make filling up less painful anyway!!

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Sweat and Bird Doo

Here's a picture of the rain across the driveway that I tried to post yesterday but blogger wouldn't let me. We got another good rain today so that should really help out.

I took a walk after the rain yesterday but it had not cooled off any and was so humid. I should have taken a towel to wipe sweat with. Instead I had to use my shirt tail and my short sleeves! When you don't have what you need then you have to improvise!! After today's rain it does seem less humid.

This is a new house they are just finishing up just down the road from us. I think it's real pretty. It looks like it is slanting to the right but that is just the picture taker! It looks like log but they used those half log pieces instead of the whole logs. It seems now lots of folks are using those green roofs or the red ones. Whatever the material is, I don't think you ever have to replace it. Some kind of galvanized metal maybe? It looks like tin. One thing I like is the utilities are underground! No electric wires for the birds to sit on and then poop on your car!!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006


I was going to post a picture but it won't let me, so I reckon I won't. We have finally gotten some much needed rain this afternoon. I was so glad to see it, hear it, and smell it!! There was some mighty loud thunder which the dog and cats did not appreciate.

The rain has given some relief, if only temporarily, from the heat. It has really been so hot and dry. Part of the lawn is turning brown and watering flowers in pots is a daily must do chore!

Here's a little joke I thought was cute;

A Sunday school class was studying the TenCommandments. They were ready to discuss the last one.The teacher asked if anyone could tell her what it was. Susie raised her hand, stood tall, and quoted, "Thou shall not take the covers off thy neighbor's wife."

(Sounds like good advice to me!)

Sunday, August 06, 2006

Sunday's Sign

Friday, August 04, 2006

Do You Remember These???

Do you remember going to the drive-in? The first time I went was with my oldest brother and his wife and my nephew (who was a baby at the time). Seems like we saw something called, "Hillbillies in a Haunted House". I was very fascinated by it all. Hang those speakers on the car window and you could hear what they were saying up on the big screen! Then they had the intermission where everyone went to the concession stands to get Cokes and hotdogs, popcorn, or candy.

If something happened to the movie and it went off then everyone would honk their horns until they got it fixed (like that really sped things up!!). They used to have some cartoons too. There are still a few drive-ins around, but not that many.

I found this picture of a drive-in that I have been too several times. The old Buccaneer drive-in which has been closed now for many years. That is the same one that I sneaked into with my cousin in the trunk of the car that some of you may have read about in one of my previous post! I never did that any more. I still think drive-in's are fun and it's a shame to see them fall by the wayside.

Wednesday, August 02, 2006


I tried to post last night but things were moving so slow on the computer that I gave up. Thankfully it has improved today. You that use Blogger know it is tempermental at times!

It's very hot and muggy. I am not complaining, I'm just sayin! I know that a lot of folks are having the same woes. Air conditioning has us spoiled. I think back to the days when I was growing up and we had no AC. Downstairs was warm but upstairs was even worse. We had a screen door which we hooked at night but the main door wasn't closed. Can't do that these days! Well you can, but who wants to? We lived in the country and I remember the one house we lived in I would sleep in the living room. Yes, we had a bed in the living room. At daybreak one of the roosters woke me up with its crowing on the porch. Mind you, school was out and I wanted to sleep in. I would get up and go throw something at the rooster to try and run him off so I wouldn't be able to be disturbed so easily. By then I was awake so he had already done his job of waking me up. Darned rooster.

I think of us working in the fields and it was hot but it didn't seem that bad. We always took a jug of water or drank from the spring, which was mighty refreshing. Then we sat under a tree in the shade to cool off. Daddy would take his cap off and fan with it. It seemed like the breeze under there would be cool. After we cooled off back to work we went. This was usually chopping tobacco. Growing tobacco is a year round job. My Dad didn't want any weeds in his tobacco so we always chopped it 2-3 times. Then you had to top it once it all bloomed out. He also wanted you to look for tobacco worms and pluck them off and kill them if you saw any. To be honest I didn't look. If one wasn't right there for me to see, I just topped the tobacco and moved on. That was a hot sticky job. The gum from the tobacco got on your hands and it was a sticky stinky mess to clean off. The best way was soap and a washcloth. The rubbing with the washcloth usually brought it off. Same thing when you stripped tobacco, you always got gummy hands. But I digress.

I was talking about AC, or the lack of AC, or at least that was meant to be my main subject today. I think of how hard my mother had to work back in those days, back in the days when I was too young to remember and before that. Back then they cooked on woodstoves. Can you imagine having to get up and light up a woodstove on such a hot day like today? Then all the work in the garden with the growing, gathering, and canning? We used to sit in the shade in the evening or on the front porch. It always seemed to cool off then. Later in life, my parents had a window AC but they would never use it hardly ever. Dad said it spoiled you and only made it seem hotter when you went outside. I think that's true but I sure would hate to have to go without it. I am one of the spoiled ones.

One more thing. If you get a chance to go check out Yoderman (Alex) and look at his photos. He and his wife have a new baby boy Daegon! They are starting a new journey in life!
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