Tuesday, June 30, 2009
Friday, June 26, 2009
Thursday, June 25, 2009
This is my mom..(Can you tell Im having a homesick day??)
She also lives back in Pennsylvania. I miss her. My mom is a lot of fun.
Im just not going to talk about all the fun we have had through the years because I'll get even more homesick..
Im not going to talk about all the times she drove with her headlights off when the moon was bright enough for her to see, just to make us kids think she was being such a rebel.
Im NOT going to talk about all the times we told her to drive fast over the *tickle bridge* so we would bounce off the seats laughing hysterically. (Mom, what DID that do to your car??)
Im not going to talk about that Christmas after all the gifts were opened she reached behind the sofa and pulled out a guitar for me and made me cry with joy...
Oh and Im definately not going to talk about the time I was in the hospital for surgery and my mom sat beside my bed with me. I would wake up and she would have different clothes on because it was the next day but there she was. I wont talk about it.
And you WONT hear me talk about the flower power wallpaper she hung up in my bedroom that would have made the blind see once more..
Or all the trips to girl scouts and 4H and all the other stuff I wanted to do. And keep in mind there were 5 of us...the rest were'nt nearly the angel that I was.
And finally, Im not going to talk about all the times I came home from school to a house that smelled of pine sol and spaghetti sauce and thought it was what made the world go round.
Nope, I wont talk about it today.
I dont know how many times it happens in life, not only am I grandmother, but I still have my own grandmother...
We are close. Very much.
Im sure there are lots of you out there that spent a LOT of time with your grandmother growing up.
That is your second home.
Its where you go when no one else understands you.
Where you go when your brothers and sisters are driving you crazy .
Where you go when you have the flu and nothing else is working.
Where you go for chicken dinner on Sundays.
Where you go on Christmas, Easter, New Years, Birthdays and everything in between.
This is the person who will save your drawings from first grade and give them to you 40 years later.
This is the person who will welcome you back home at any phase of your life like you were 3 years old.
This is the person who will listen intently to you on the phone talk about yourself for an hour before she says a word. And..actually be interested the entire time...
Her house will always be home to you. It might just be because your room there looks the same way as it did when you left. Nothing changes at your Grandmas house.
My Grandma will turn 90 this November.
I will go back *home* then...and were going to celebrate!
Hug your Grandma today..Thats an order!
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
This is a picture of one of our machines in the backround of two kids who were supposed to just wait for Grandma to feed...No luck there!!!
Anyway..Mickey did some digging for a guy who wanted to put in a garden..Mickey dug up lots of tree stumps so this man could prepare the ground..well....
Look what he gave us!!!
No not Bob, but all the potatoes and onions!! Yummy.....
Not a bad deal...
And this is 7:30 in the evening when I need to get things done around here. There are flowers and veggies screaming for a cold drink of water. Im recovering from doing the barn chores and trying to cool down. And now today you may break a record.. Why Oklahoma?
But wait...Isnt it always good to look on the bright side of things? Ok lets do it! One of the main things I love about Oklahoma is the sky. Its huge! Its everchanging. Its sometimes cheery and bright and other times ominous and scarey and loud! Ive always enjoyed the Oklahoma sky.
And what about all the good people we know here? And our business? And my job with State Farm?
And you know I would not have met this face if I hadnt moved to Oklahoma...
Ok, Oklahoma..I'll roll with you this summer. I'll sweat and complain and move ahead...But just so you know..I am looking forward to my trip to Pennsylvania later this year, so there!!!
Monday, June 22, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
I want to fill him in on all the stuff thats happened since July 28th 1990 when he went to work and was killed on his job in a freak accident.
I want to show him how Ive grown up and settled into life and enjoy being a grandma and tell him that Mickey is now a grandfather and doing well with that.
I want to tell him about my job at State Farm and how Mickey built a business with Curt and how its still going in this recession.
I want to show him my land and all the things that grow there.
I want him to meet Bob and all the other animals that reside with us. My dad loved dogs..
There are a hundred things I want to show him and a thousand things I want to say.
When my grandfather died when I was 5, I thought I would never get over it. I loved him so much and we spent so much time together. Being that young I didnt understand and was told he was in the sky. I searched for him and found him. He must be on the moon. I would look up at that moon and pretend he could see me and wave. I would pretend he could see me too.
I always love when I can see the moon even on a bright sunny day..
I miss you both...And will be thinking of you on this fathers day...
And more of it....
And yet more of it....
It has thrived and multiplied...SO..when you come to visit again, you can take some back with you!!!!!