Wednesday, November 27, 2013


Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your blessings, see what God hath done!
Count your blessings, name them one by one,
Count your many blessings, see what God hath done.

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veteran's Day

I always hate to say "Happy" Veteran's Day.  For many, happy is not a word that would come to mind.  I do want to honor the Veterans today.... and of course.... every day, for keeping me safe from harms way.
This is a picture of my Dad, somewhere in Germany in 1944 or 1945.  This particular photo does not have a caption on the back, but it looks like he's taking a break and relaxing a bit.  In the midst of the horror of war, these breaks must have been few and far between.
Many of the photos that I have are bleak and quite disturbing.  His unit, The Timberwolves, took over some concentration camps and the pictures are horrendous.  It's so hard to fathom the evil capabilities of some people but the photos are here to remind us to never repeat these atrocities.      
So I send my sincere appreciation to all of our Veterans, in all wars, for their service to our country.  If you see a Vet today....thank him or her.....give him or her a hug.... and just let them know that they are not forgotten or taken for granted, but remembered with grateful respect.

Friday, November 1, 2013

Wicked Blog Hop Winner

It's time to pick a winner of my Wicked Blog Hop giveaway!  My trusty assistant Oliver was a bit too tired to pick the winner ....too many Halloween tricks last night, I suppose...... so I had to go to to make the pick. 

So.....ta's the winner of the giveaway.... Michele T, who said:

Michele T has left a new comment on your post "Wicked Blog Hop":

Love your table runner!!! Oliver looks great in costume... I can remember trying to dress my cat in doll clothes when I was little... She never liked it... I guess cats these days have evolved!! Lol

Michele--I've sent you an email requesting your snail mail address.  Once I get this, I'll get your goodies off in the mail.

Thanks to everyone that visited my blog and left such sweet comments!  It's always such a joy to hear from other bloggers and visitors and know that they have enjoyed whatever was posted. 

Hope you all had a safe and Happy Halloween!