Thursday, May 28, 2009

Remembering Blogstock'08

At this time last year I was anticipating going to Nebraska to Cliff's for Blogstock. That got me to looking back at some of the photos I took when I was there. It was certainly a whole heap of fun, and looking at all the photos sure does make me smile!

You can click on any of these photos to enlarge them.

Here's the water tower.

This was when we were working on the float at Marilyn's Mom's house. Jerry had just recently arrived with his poster and it looks like Marilyn's Mom is helping him with it, while Marilyn (Cliff's wife) looks on. (We all brought (or made it there) a poster, which we put on the float.)

Now here Cliff has stepped in to help out. That's Cliff's grand daughter with her back to us, and Marilyn on the far left. In the very back, barely seen, is Terry Anderson with the Midwest Producer. He and Cliff sang, "I'll go to My Grave Loving You," (Statler Brothers) at karaoke night! I heard that song the other day on the radio and I recalled them singing it. There wasn't many of us there but they sure got a big round of applause!!

Here Ralph is getting off the mower. I can't recall why he was getting off but he wasn't finished mowing. He probably was coming over to the vehicle we were in to give us some instuctions about something we should be doing besides taking pictures.

He did such a fine job mowing though. I mean really fine! I think Ralph could be a mowing instructor! (How's all that sound Ralph?!!)

Here Ralph is cooking up some yummy food! Those burgers look great (and they were). I'd like to have one right now.

This was parade day, and you have Nora, Courtney (Jamie Dawn's daughter), Jamie Dawn, and Jerry. I don't know why Jerry isn't wearing any beads. I guess they wouldn't share!

These pictures bring back so many good memories and the fun we had. I picked some cherries while I was there and Cliff informs me that when he sees the cherries growing on the trees he thinks of me. How honored does that make me feel?! I didn't get any pictures of the cherries being pitted. I sure do remember that neat thingamajig that pitted them! It was a bit messy but it did the trick and fairly fast!
Blogstock'08 was very fun and went by too fast. I got there a few days early and we were all busy getting things ready for July 4th when the parade would take place and all the other bloggers would be coming in. Then getting to meet everyone (I had met Jamie Dawn and Jerry before), and finding out that everyone was so nice!
Yeah, it was a good time and I'm so glad I got to make the trip. Thanks again to all involved!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Memorial Day and Sunday Signs

I hope everyone has a very wonderful weekend and Memorial Day!!!

I got this poem from some material I got from the Paralyzed Veterans Of America and thought I'd post it today.

Paralyzed Veterans of America Memorial Day Tribute

“They answered their country’s
call to arms,
Into battle they did go,
Where their final destination was,
No one will ever know.
May their final resting place,

Under some unknown sod,
Be forever hallowed,
For it is known
Only unto God.”


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Fish Story and Sunday Sign

All week long I've been meaning to get up a post, but it just didn't happen.
We have been getting lots and lots of rain, but I think this coming week they are calling for more sunny skies. It's been a battle trying to get the lawn mowed at a time when it's not wet or raining. The weeds are having a party with all this rain!

I got two knockout roses recently and it's been too wet to put them out yet. Hopefully I'll get that done this week as well. They are so pretty. I'd like to get some more of them later on.

I am taking yet another cake decorating class. This is the cake that I made Thursday night. It turned out better than I expected! With the cake being made already it took 2 1/2 hours to carve the fish and decorate it. Our teacher said she had made one before for a groom's cake. Looks fishy doesn't it?? Haha!


Saturday, May 09, 2009

Mother's Day and Sunday Sign

I want to wish all the Mother's out there a very wonderful and happy Mother's day!!

(sorry it's a little blurry).

Saturday, May 02, 2009

Derby Day in KY

Today is the famous KY Derby here in the Bluegrass State. I don't care for horse racing. Never have. I love horses. Always have. Never cared much for them being raced though. The Derby is a mile and a quarter. Next comes the Preakness, two weeks later, which is a mile and three-sixteenths. Then three weeks later comes the Belmont Stakes and it's a mile and a half. If a horse is versatile enough to win all three they are the Triple Crown winner. That is really BIG. Winning the Derby is big, but the Triple Crown hasn't been won in 30 years or so. Certainly not an easy thing to win. I can understand the breeder's, owner's, and trainer's excitement at having a horse win. That must be a phenomonial feeling!

For the females going to the Derby they need to have a special hat. I think this is the hat I'd like if I were going. It has all those beautiful flowers and I always wanted a hat with that netting on it. (Wonder if they call it netting?) Seems very classy! Pretty color too. I think this one is priced at over $3,000. Well, maybe I wouldn't be wearing this hat after all!

It would be fun going to the Derby just to see the ladies in all their splendid (or not so splendid) dresses and hats!

I hope everyone has a wonderful weekend!!

Sunday Signs

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