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The picture is of me and my twins in 1980.  I was 35!  I had never seen this picture before. My sister posted the picture on facebook last week. She said I was leaving her house and she snapped the picture. 

Every year at this time I always start looking back, looking at old pictures, remembering old times. I went to the farm for Christmas and spent Christmas Eve and Christmas day with my daughters.  We made sausage balls, country ham and biscuits, eggnog, cookies, and then cooked dinner Christmas day.  We played cards half the night and listened to old songs and talked about old times.  We watched the horses with their blankets on, eating hay in the field on Christmas morning and the dogs playing.  We rearranged furniture in their house, rummaged through boxes of books that belonged to their grandparents and talked about days gone by.  It was a time we cherish together.

On Sunday, my son and his wife, brought Tater to my house to get his Christmas gifts.  He was so excited. Tater jumped out of the car and came up the sidewalk in a hurry to get his gifts from his Nana.  Tater told me a long time ago that he wanted a Criss Cross Crash for Christmas. I got it for him but waited till the last gift to give it to him.  He loved it and ran around the house showing us how excited he was with his new present. 

It has been 30 years since that first picture was taken of me with the girls.  So much has happened in all our lives. So many friends and family have passed on during this time that we look back and remember every year and miss so much.  We thank God for all our blessings and for our friends and family.  

I hope that you and your family have a wonderful New Year.


We have about 3 inches of snow and it is cold! I think winter has arrived in Kentucky. I have been baking cookies all week.  Here is a picture of our family Cookie Monster, the Tater Tot, devouring one of my gingerbread man cookies.  This was taken last year.  He will be here next weekend to spend the night and Nana will have lots of cookies for him.                                                               

I love this video of Bing Crosby singing White Christmas!

Here is another old favorite by Dean Martin!

Is everyone ready for Christmas???


I hope each and everyone of you has a wonderful Thanksgiving with family!   Eat lots of good food and count your blessings!  That is what I intend to do.  I have got to get busy cooking today. I did all the cleaning on Monday. Took a day of rest yesterday and today I am getting serious about this cooking thing!

My menu:  Turkey, dressing with giblet gravy,  cranberry salad, brocolli casserole, mashed potatoes with gravy, corn pudding, homemade yeast rolls, iced tea, coffee, and dutch apple pies.

I love this —


For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)

My wish for you: 


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