Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Where's is your "Shoebox"

                        Grandma..." do you have a shoe box?"

                                      Just another quiet evening at home... me in my rocker
                                            crocheting (scrubbies) and my hubby watching the
                                                          History Channel..
                                         My cell phone rings.. and breaks the familar routine
                                                                of our quiet evening.
                                       "Grandma... this is Bryson... do you have a shoe box?"

                                    I told Bryson our 9yr. old 3rd. grader that I was sure we
                                                       could find one and  he could come to our  house  
                              and get it.  My husband inquired about the phone call and his eyes lit up ..

                                       ( we had a purpose.. we were   needed )

   We pulled our old bodies up and out of our nightly resting nest.. and journeyed to the closet.. at first we  
   really had to look... hopefully our grandson wasn't making the trip to our home for nothing.. ahh..
                              way to the back.. waiting for a purpose was a shoebox!
         With in minutes the door bell rang and Bryson stood there with his blonde hair spiked and his big eyes looking at us .. like we're weird!  My husband Charlie proudly handed him the shoe box.  Byson gave us a hug and he was off to do his school project.  We go back to our routine... me in my rocker and hubby in the recliner..... he looked over at me and said:  "It's nice to be needed".   one of the defination's of Need is: useful-desirable-obligation-useful.
           I would like to thank all 22 of our grandchildren for giving us the tender moments of being needed.

It might not be a shoe box.. but I'm sure you have been needed by others.   I'm postive that you have been a blessing to others by the acts of your kindness and genersority.  You all have your own stories and I hope we will be able to add many more stories as the the years pass by. Thank you for being the kind  person you are and thank you for letting me share my shoe-box!.


Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Are you the CHICK that made it Click!

Okay.. I must confess... every-morning when I make my bed.. I have a instant replay ...( a chick- click )
I was young.. probably 10 yrs. old and  I loved tending kids.. there was a neighbor around the corner who had little children who I loved tending.. she was always teaching me household duties... and she is the one who taught me how to make a bed .... the correct way.. So even tho the years have passed it never fails that I think of
   ( Glenna Smith in Heber City ) as I make my bed....I have a instant replay of her showing me how to tuck the corners!   Do you have someone that clicks ....a memory?

Oh by the Way-look what I found (just in case.. you need help!)

How to make a Bed by Martha Stewart!
1- begin with a good-quality mattress and box spring. Protect the mattress with a cotton cover.

2- Unless your're using a fitted sheet, make hospital corners with the bottom sheet, starting at the bed's head: Drape the sheet evenly over the bed, leaving about 1 foot of fabric hanging beyound the head.  Stand beside the bed, toward its center, and pick up a side hem. pull the hem toward you into a taut crease, then raise the creased section over the mattress so the sheet makes a tringular tent over the bed. With your other hand, smooth the sheet flat along the mattress side.--  then fold the creased section down over the side, and tuck the sheet snugly under the mattress. Repeat the proces at the foot and other side of the bed.
3-Add the top sheet, and make hospital corners at the bed's foot
4- Leave the sides untucked for easier sleeping. finish with a blanket, quilt, or down comforter.

or you could give Glenna a call!

Friday, February 10, 2012


                                      Are You Living Your Dream?

                     I presented this question to many of my friends during the week?
           I was surprised to find that many of us haven't  been able to click our RED SHOES...
                                   and experience only "Happy Ever After's ."

                        Many of us accepted where we landed and  give it our all!

                      We're the Dream's you had for your children... Their Dreams?

                                                 Did you win the RACE?

                                                Did you beat the ODDS?

                         Did you marry your Prince and the fairy tale continues? 

                Never stop having the COURAGE to DREAM..
                                 even if some don't come true.. there are others waiting !

                Do you look in the Mirror each morning and see the reflection
                                                    of your best FRIEND

                                     It's never to late too tap your RED Shoes together...
                                     and find that dream or continue to live the one you have..

                                    ( WITH A SMILE AND A SONG IN YOUR HEART)

                                    (  JUST LIKE DORTHY IN THE WIZARD OF OZ !)

                                             TOUCH THE ARROW AND ENJOY...                                          
                                                  OR BETTER YET.. BELIEVE!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Message of Love

           Why I love.. Valentine's......Not just for Chocolate...
         but because I love the cards.. especially the old ones!

It is said that the first Valentine card was written by a roman priest who was imprisoned in Rome by the emperor Claudius. Some sources suggest that he was blind and a young girl took care of him while in jail, waiting to be executed. He fell in love with her and when the time came for him to be beheaded he wrote a note lo this girl, signing "From your Valentine". He's name was Valentine and the year was 270 Anno Domini. His crime: marrying couples in love.
The next oldest Valentine card is considered to belong to the Duke of Orleans, Charles, and was sent to his wife, Bonne D'Armagnac("ma tres doulce Valentinee..."  or "my sweet Valentine" ), in 1415. He, too, was imprisoned in London but released in 1440. Charles, Duke of Orleans is known as a great poet who wrote more then 500 ballades and rondeaux, most of them while in captivity.
For the next 400 years, europeans celebrated love on February 14th or around this date. There were many local traditions associated with this holiday, all of them expressing love and affection for somebody special. The mass production of Valentine Cards around the beginning of the 20th century made the Valentine Day even more popular and some countries adopted the celebration as well. As far as 21st century, the Internet made possible to send e-Valentine cards (15 million in 2010) which  together with the printed cards and exchange cards, would make up to over one billion valentines sent every 14th of February.