Saturday, August 30, 2014

Last Monday my husband's sister went home to be with the LORD.  She had been in a nursing home for a few years...  Some of her grandchildren posted this picture of her on facebook and it was so appropiate and showed her personality.  She was always happy and out going, helping anyone.  She loved our family reunions and we are so happy she made it again this year.  She didn't quite make it to her birthday.  She will be celebrating in Heaven this year.  She will surely be missed.  Her obituary was posted in the post below.  (Blogger wouldn't co-operate ... thus the two posts)

Doris Brantley Radford September 3, 1933 – August 25, 2014 Doris Brantley Radford, 80, of Wilson passed away Monday. A funeral service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday at Joyner’s Funeral Home. Interment will follow in Evergreen Memorial Park. The Rev. Daniel Moss will officiate. The family will receive friends Thursday morning from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m. at Joyner’s Funeral Home, 4100 Raleigh Road Parkway, Wilson and other times at 622 Poe Street. Doris is survived by her daughters, Hilda Hoffer and husband, Jim of New Bern, Louise Barnes and fiancĂ©, Ricky Dorman of Elm City and Yvonne Joyner and fiancĂ©, Mike Fountain of Nashville; her son, Frankie Brantley and wife, Terri of Advance; seventeen grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; her sister, Dean Cardenas of Ayden; her brothers, David Butler and wife, Janice of Ayden, Eugene Butler and wife, Sue of Grifton and Curtis Butler and wife, Anne of Ayden; her daughter-in-law, Renee Brantley of Castalia, her sisters-in-law, Margaret Butler of Ayden and Nell Butler of Greenville and her extended family, Cameron and wife, Jennifer, Jessica Sawyer and Ryan Fountain and wife, Wyndi. She was preceded in death by her first husband, Eugene Brantley; her second husband, Marvin Radford; her son, Jerome Brantley; her parents, Thomas and Mary Butler; her brothers, Robert and Alton Butler and her son-in-law, Alan Joyner. Flowers are welcome or memorials may be directed to the American Cancer Society, c/o Mrs. C.A. Thompson, 1207 Peachtree Road, Wilson, NC 27896.

Thursday, August 7, 2014

Goats love Knock Out Roses

This is what we found when we got home from the doctor yesterday. Goats in the yard. Someone didn't shut the gate.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Organic Apples

You know how I can tell? Poorly shaped and each one has a worm hole. No sprays were used.

Thursday, July 10, 2014


These people came to spend the night with me on Monday night.  They live very busy lives and I always wish they could stay longer.  I finally got to hold that sweet baby girl. 

They hurried back home to make sure the boys didn't miss any more of VBS. This summer is going to be busy for them.  A wedding for Ashley's sister and all of them in it except baby girl.

I've smiled over and over as I find a little horse that didn't make it to the toy box.  All the tub toys lined up on the side of the tub. The raggedy dolls sitting on their little bench, placed just so by the children's mother.  I caught my breath when I saw them.  Sitting in different positions than I usually have them, but how attractive that little scene looked.  Some people have a natural ability to place things just right.