Wednesday, September 30, 2015

September Cards

We were married on Labor Day 39 years ago.  This is my anniversary card for Bob.

"I'll love you Bob until the end
I am so very lucky
I married my best friend.
With lots of loving thoughts
Of everything we've done
To make our life together
Such a happy one.
For all that you are
And for all that you do
And for all that makes me
Go on loving you."

This stylish birthday card is for my lifelong friend Vicki.  We got together for lunch last month.  (She just retired too.)  I included a picture of us on the inside.
"Today is your birthday
So celebrate in style
Have fun creating memories
To look back on and smile."

 A former colleague, Susan celebrated a birthday.  She is a "No. 1" worker.

"Today for you come wishes most sincere
Of health and happiness
May there be countless joys ahead
For this coming birthday year."
 Two of my colleagues lost their husbands this month.  The sympathy cards are for

"The sun warms the empty sky
So many questions, why, why, why
The years ahead no longer clear
But time will pass and there will be a day
When the clouds will part, you'll see a way
To live, to laugh, no longer cry
Your loved one's warmth fills the sky.
With sympathy."

"Memories are always precious
They are memories which will stay
And even though the times goes by
They will never be taken away."
One of the people I admired most in my work place retires this moth.  Paul, the director of facilities, always found a way to help me and included me in his circle of confidants.

"As you retire look back and be
proud of all the work you have done.
Look forward to friends and pleasures
that await you.  Enjoy every day.  
Good luck."

Bob's birthday was Sunday.  He told me he'd never received a better card-and this one was made by me.

"The day we met I knew that you're meant for me
Many birthdays we have shared
But each is more special
As we get older, we are growing more and more in sync,
How great this is.
Have a wonderful birthday my darling."
My niece Kaity celebrates a birthday next week.  Kaity has gorgeous red hair and is a smart, fun-loving young lady.

"A very happy birthday to you
Enjoy it all day through
Hope it's stacked with lots of fun
With memories to cherish too."

Woody Hershel Williams, West Virginia's only living Medal of Honor Winner, celebrates his 92nd birthday Saturday.  When my Dad turned 90, Woody sent him a card (at my request).  My Dad and Woody were both Marines at Iwo Jima.  This card is for Woody.

"A very special birthday greeting
is sent especially for you
To let you know there is no one
As wonderful as you." 

Friday, September 25, 2015

Byway Buffs

Byway Buffs is Bob's new name for us as we travel the backways, enjoy the scenery, take pictures and find a unique picnic spot.  We sure have fun.


Pictures  (counterclockwise) from Audra WV State Park, Blue Ridge Va. Parkway, Gaudineer Monongahela National Forest and Conaway Lake in Tyler County, WV.   

Thursday, September 17, 2015

The Kid in Me

As summer comes to an end, I'm missing the outdoor swims at the city pool.  As I drive by Deep Creek on my weekly visits to Moms', I'm thinking, next summer, I'll stop and swim in the lake.  Why wait till next summer?

The water is down, the kids are in school, yet the sun shines overhead.  Two lake swims in September feels so refreshing. . . the kid in me doesn't want the summer to end.  2015

Monday, September 7, 2015

A Little Brighter

We celebrated our 39th Anniversary this weekend with a trip down the top third of the Blue Ridge Parkway in Virginia.  On the trip down, we picnicked in the Monongahela Forest of West Virginia.  The title of the page is taken from the card we received from my sister Terry.  It read,

"And every year, 
their love shined
a little brighter."

Like the sun streaming through the trees onto the mossy floors of the Monongahela forest and lifting the fog on the Blue Ridge Parkway, our love shines brighter as the years pass.

39th Wedding Anniversary
September 4 & 5, 2015 

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

August Cards

Melisa and I co-managed the kitchen at HSC.  She left this summer to start her own business.  She loves butterflies and Halloween.

"Your birthday is here,
Halloween is near,
May all your days be happy
Throughout the year." 

Sandy is a very talented lady.  She is a baker at HSC, makes curtains for banks and scrapbooks.  This birthday card is for her.

"Wishing you every happiness this special day brings,
Have a wonderful birthday."

Mom's 90th birthday was yesterday.  When I took the picture of the card, I was sure to leave the American flag in the background, as she is very patriotic.

"The ties that bind us can't be seen
But they grown from day to day,
And for all you've done, my darling Mom,
I never could repay.
So I send you all my deepest love
And wish you the Happiest Birthday."
Denise is a lifelong friend.  We were "Bruce Bulldogs" in high school.  She is fun to be with and very intelligent.  

"To a special friend on your special day
Have a wonderful day in every way
Enjoy yourself, relax, have fun.
Have a wonderful birthday."
Rebekah worked at the Healthy Cafe prior to her Dietetic Internship.  She is now an RD, wife and mom.  She is lovely in every sense of the word.

"This birthday wish is sent to you
to celebrate in all you do
Your hear is kind
Your soul is true
This kindness is but one with you."