Tuesday, September 30, 2008

It Rained It Poured

Today we had wonderful rain

My husband told me I missed a beautiful rainbow right after it stopped. I love rainbows. They always remind me of GOD's promise.

Monday, September 29, 2008

Fort Macon

Come on in... we're still here!

Come back to see us sometime!

Friday, September 26, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt = View

The Wedding Flowers

At the wedding there were two huge urns filled with summer flowers. On Monday I got a call from Becky, who did all the decorations. She said she was redoing those flowers into smaller arrangements and her husband was bringing me one.

I think he said she had made seven arrangements from them. I know Holly's other grandmother got one. I'm sure the other five people were as pleased as we were to get them.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Grimesland, NC ...Very Interesting Place

On the way home from the reception we came back through the sleepy little town of Grimesland. This store caught my attention and I had my husband circle back and I jumped out and took some pictures of this store's windows. The full figures in the first picture are what brought me back, but when I got out and started looking there were so many things that caught my eye.

I'm going back sometime when the store is open.

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Car Dogs

On the way to the reception from the church on Saturday, we had this dog riding beside us. The window is completely down in his car.

I was able to take the picture when we reached the redlight together. I expected to see him get back down into the seat when the light changed. Didn't happen! They passed us and the last we saw of them the dog was still out the window with his ears flying in the breeze. Car Dogs crack me up!!

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Bride and Groom

Our Granddaughter, Holly, was married to Kenny on Saturday. Our family is growing. We are so happy and wish them much happiness.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Got Gas?

We rode over to the next town north of us tonight. We saw many gas stations with bags on the hoses. (this means out of gas) We also saw some stations with yellow tape around all their gas pumps.

On the noon news today, there was a story of another gas station owner in a town some miles from us. He said he was refusing to refill his tanks until the gas comes down. The people selling the gas to him to resell were wanting over $4 a gallon. He was saying he would not pay it. So all his tanks are empty.

So far the couple of gas stations we buy from still have gas. It is selling for $3.89 a gallon.

I was just wondering if any of you are seeing this going on in your neighborhood?

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

What was I Thinking?

Actually I was thinking about Nicholas Sparks' Book Nights In Rodanthe. When I was at the Trenton Fireman's Auction and Fleamarket, I found a couple of Nicholas Spark's books that I hadn't read.

I read the books and passed them on to my sisters and all of us read them. One sister called me the night before we went to the Outer Banks, to tell me that the Rodanthe book had been made into a movie. So of course I had to take a picture when we got to Rodanthe.

If you are interested
here is a link to more about Nicholas Sparks.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Awards and Other Good Things

Mary, at Mary's Writing Nook, thought I deserved an award. I'm not so sure I deserved it, but I was happy to get it. Thanks Mary!

This was a good weekend. The Bridesmaid's Luncheon for Holly was so nice. Tracey and her mom really treated us well. The food was sooo good. And the fellowship was wonderful. Saturday of this week, Holly and Kenny will be married.

Kelly, brought okra from his garden. I love okra.

Frankie came by on Saturday and brought us some fresh green peanuts. We boiled them in salt water and pigged out. So Good!

Then this morning at church, Donald, told us to come get a bushel of sweet potatoes. He said his crop of sweet potatoes was very good this year. (Yum candied yams!)

Then Frankie's neighbor told us to come pick grapes. We probably picked 10 pounds. These are delicious.

We have the best neighbors ever!!

Friday, September 12, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt = Wild

My Prize Has Arrived

On September 9 I learned that my name had been drawn out of Renie's box and I was the winner of the Chicken Soup for the Soul book that she was giving away. I was so happy!!

Today, September 12 it arrived. Two things were in my mailbox. My envelope from Renie and a magazine. You can see which I opened first. The prize from Renie, of course!

I feel so honored to have this book. Inside is an inscription to me from one of the authors. Renie's story is on page 185 and I've already read it. I'm so glad there was a soldier with kind brown eyes. I'm glad he was so kind to our malka.

Thank you so much Renie. I will treasure it always.

Panic Gas Buying

Ike is causing panic in North Carolina. On Sunday we bought gas at $3.47 per gallon. The picture below was taken in July

At lunch time today on the news it was reported that some gas stations have already run out of gas. Some are rationing their customers. They are allowed to only get 10 gallons at a time. The highest reported gas price at noon was $4.79. The news people have contacted the ones that be and asked if this was gas gouging. No one has an answer.

The lines are long at all the pumps. People are fussing about who should be next. The one next in line or the one who went inside to pay for their gas before pumping. You would think WE were the ones trying to evacuate instead of the ones in Texas.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Sunday, September 7, 2008

OBX after Hanna

A quick trip to the Outer Banks on Sunday. Red flags flying everywhere.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

The Debris That Once Was Hanna

Just let us a yard full of debris

Didn't take too long to clean it up. Thanks for praying for us.

Friday, September 5, 2008

Saturday Photo Hunt = String

TS Hanna

They say Tropical Storm Hanna is coming and for us to get ready. So I did the fast run to the grocery store and sure enough it was raining by the time I got back.

This week end was suppose to be the "Collard Festival". This morning's paper said the rides for tonight and the parade tomorrow is cancelled. Schools closed around lunch time. They will be used for shelters if needed. It's not suppose to be so bad, but there have been reports of tornadoes and water spouts all ready.

Guess I'll go move some things around that the wind might bother...

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Deborah and Others

Deborah, had asked me how I liked the new blog list that I'm using. I love it. I haven't finished putting all my blog list up yet. I love it because immediately, as someone posts, it apprears on my blog at the top of the list. That makes it easier to visit and comment on my favorites.

I love posts with pictures on them. This one has nothing to do with the subject of this post. I took it a few days ago. Looks like I need to do some cleaning. My little cherub is turning green.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

A Local Hero

In 2006 our local town magazine honored Sammy Pierce with a wonderful tribute for his service to our country in WWII

This farm boy was sent to the Southwest Pacific and was assigned with th 8th Squadron,49th Fighter Group in New Guinea.

"During his combat tours, Pierce flew a total of 279 combat missions.

This is Mr. Pierce today. Still going strong. Whenever I get the chance to be around him, I hang on his every word. He went to school with my father and was a good friend. He knew my grandparents and can tell me about things that went on before I was born. I love history!! Especially first hand history, coming from a Career Air Force Ace.

These pictures came from Ayden Magazine 2006.