Friday, July 29, 2011

ANOTHER DEAR FRIEND

Dean attended a funeral yesterday of a dear friend of ours, Lucy Meier. I couldn't go as much as I wanted to, it was just a really bad day for me and he went alone.


Lucy was a dear person and to me she was a life saviour.



It was 1960 and we moved from the city to the country with five children. Lucy only had one. She wasn't sure if she was going to be happy with five lively children added to the serene living in the country.


But happy she was and we were a one big happy family.



Johnny was one year older than our youngest and their birthdays were right together so they celebrated birthdays almost together.

Lucy became my dearest friend and we did every thing together. She taught me of the wild flowers, went for swimming lessons and as a result I love to swim, and we went for painting classes together. It was always Lucy and Betty, even the garage sales which were new to us and fun for us.


Husband Holly was the newspaper editor and called on me for some writing and actually was why I became a newspaper editor myself but to a smaller newspaper . He died several years ago.

People like the Meiers are gifts from God and I will always be thankful for them. They made my life blessed and I will never forget them.


I am sure Lucy will greet me in Heaven someday.





Betty G

Friday, July 15, 2011

MORE SURGERY

More surgery, this time for Dean. He had a cataract surgery for one eye this week and it is doing just great and he is feeling fine.

Today is his 87th birthday and the family will gather Sunday afternoon for a picnic.
Then begins the hunt for a new couch, one that makes a bed and is tapestestry, may be hard to find one I like.

Betty G

Thursday, July 14, 2011

REASON BEHIND THE MADNESS

Silly title but it is too early for me to think.

We are still trying to sell our house but no buyers. BUT we have so many people who want to come and tour it but don't show up it is maddening.

There is a good side though, we do get some picking up of the litter to be ready for them.
At least some of the litter! It could look worse!

Betty G

Friday, July 08, 2011

CAN DEAN MAKE FUDGE?

What do you do when you don't know what to do?
We feel that way much of the time.
Tonight the answer came. "See if Dean can still make fudge?"
So, since he was still up and I couldn't get to sleep, I asked him, "Do you still know how to make fudge?"
I couldn't answer that question for him, but he said, "Sure."

Soon he had rounded up the ingredients and had begun beating fudge. He was making fudge.

He used to make it when we first married, and that was 66 years ago. He was taught the recipe by his dad. N0w Dean will be 87 years old in a week so it is an old recipe. He may make it again for his birthday picnic.

In the meantime, I wonder if any of our children remember Dad's fudge.

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

IT'S GITS GOOD NEWS TUESDAY - - -- - - - - - - LONG NEWS

GOOD NEWS COMING IN TWOS !

ONE, SON BRYANT COMES HOME FROM THE HOSPITAL in Maryland, FIT AFTER SURGERY. He is doing fine and no problems. Nothing serious, a gall bladder problem.

Two, GRANDDAUGHTER JENI OUT IN COLORADO, EXPECTING HER FIRST CHILD, HAD AN ULTRASOUND AND WAS TOLD IT IS A GIRL ! And all is fine, the baby and mother, both.

Just wanted to spread the news!

Betty G