Thursday, February 23, 2017

Adore Me

For my weekly trip to see Mom in Maryland, she decides that instead of going to the senior center, she'd rather go to Dennys.  Here she is in the Valentine shirt Amy sent her after she orders scrambled eggs, toast and sausage.  She always sees people she knows!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Dirty Dishes

"John and Betty worked a combined total of 80 years at the Health Sciences Center.  They met here and later married.  John's work included washing dishes-he hustled!  Both were devoted to me and their work."

The lyrics and title are from the song by Scotty McCreery.  "Your long hours and those dishes in the sink, Means a job and enough to eat!"  There's much more to it than that.  The lyrics to the entire song are printed on my background paper.

Thursday, February 2, 2017

January Cards

My sister Terry celebrates a birthday on January 10th.  This is my card for her:

"My sister is one of the most precious parts of my life.
We share special memories of time spend together.
Have a very happy birthday!"

A former colleague, Maria, celebrates a birthday on the 10th as well.  She is a sweet, caring lady, who loves her elderly Mom, now living with her.

"It's that special day again
How quickly does time fly.
But couldn't let your birthday pass
Without a cheerful "Hi".
So hope your day just sparkles
With happiness all day through
For yo deserve a brilliant day
That's especially made for you."

 My friend Brenda, a child of the 40s, celebrates a birthday this month too.  Brenda's a beautiful, stylish lady.

"Hoping that your birthday
Is a very happy day
for someone that is wonderful
In every single way.

Also lease remember that
Each day the whole year through
The best of things are always wished
Especially for you."

 I worked with Evelyn in the late 70s and learned so much from my more experienced mentor.  When I went to the state capital to do a little advance work for the dietetic association, I contacted Evelyn to get together for a short lunch.  What a nice surprise when I went to her house-she'd made us a delightful meal!  This thank you card is for her.

"A note to thank you and to say
The memory of your thoughtfulness
Will be remembered
For many a day."

 My young "hippie" friend, Tesla, graduated college in December.  I made her this card and sent it along with a pretty blouse I got at a scrapbook convention a few years back.  It had beautiful embellishments, but was just "too young" for me.  I think Tesla liked it.

"To wish you good luck
And the best of good cheer
A host of good friends
And a jolly career."

 A former colleague-Jim- celebrates his birthday today.  Jim is an excellent cook.  I recall he went through a few whisks back in the days.  This card has whisks across the top!

"May your day be very pleasant
Every moment that it's here
And leave you with the promise
of a bright and happy year." 

Verses from 

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Letter from Cindy 1964

My grandparents, Harry & Marie (Pop Pop and Grandma) lived next door to my Mom & Dad my entire childhood and teen years.  Some of the winters they would spend in Florida near Pop Pop's sister Della.  That's Della in the bottom photo on Pop Pop's left.  

When they went to Florida, we would move their Canary birdhouse to our house.  (We had cats, which made for some intense scenes.  When I played the piano, the bird would sing and sing.  The cat would sneakily climb the piano bench.  

This is an actual letter I sent to Pop Pop and Grandma in 1964.  I was 11 years old.

"Mickey (the canaray) is ok.  He is very cute.  He likes singing when Terry and I play the piano.  He likes to sing espesially (spelled wrong) when I play a song I had in last weeks lesson called "There is a Tavern In the Town".

Only 25 days till my birthday (March 8) You better send me something from Florida-maybe a dress:  I hope so!

Did you do any fishing yet Pop Pop?  Did you get a suntan Grandma?  What is your Motel like?  The painter has finished the house.  It looks nice-but longely.  I miss you.  So does Jim, Terry, Mommy and Daddy.  Pleas write soon!

Love and kisses,
P.S. Take care of yourself!"

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Got You Covered

He's our youngest son-a townie-and single.  Chris found a great job right out of college.  He bought a brand new town house at age 23.  When he needs help with moving or home improvements, we're here for him.  When he's under the weather, we're here for him.  When he wants to do something his friends aren't up to, we're here for him.  No matter when or what-we got you covered Chris.  Happy 24th birthday!

Those are bandaides on the strip across the top of the paper!

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Jr. Life Savers

I am a summer gal, and a swimmer.  As a teenager in the 60s and 70s, my friend Nancy and I took junior and senior lifesaving courses at the tri-towns pools.  They weren't easy, and the class at the Piedmont Pool was extra hard due to the cloudiness of the unfiltered water.  We became friends with most of the kids in this class.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Forget Me Not

As a young teenager in the mid-sixties, I loved the images of the wide eyed girls on these postcards.  As you can see, I could not fix my hair as smooth as those pretty young ladies.  The postcards include one my sister Terry sent me, then one I sent her.  The messages are on the back of this page.  The notebook page has excerpts from a note Terry sent me when I was a girl scout at Camp Tioga.  The "art work" is by brother Jim.  "Forget Me not" is from Terry's autograph page.