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Monday, November 28, 2011

Black Friday

   When I typed in the title, it suddenly dawned on me that this should be called " Good Friday" and "Good Friday" could be called "Black Friday", I understand why that is not so.

   Anyway, have not participated in Black Friday in a lot of years, but this year I did, with a twist.

   I worked at a store. A cool store of fragrances and bath items.

   I did not have to work hard, just greet people and hand out bags. It was fun and I am happy it is only one day. The people were great to work with and the customers were nice. We were busy. But still people, I should say the men, since they were the ones who stood at the front and waited for the wives, girlfriends, daughters, were nice.  A lot were tired.

   Anyway, just wanted to update you on my Thanksgiving. Daughter and munchkin came for the day on Saturday and we had a great time.

   Have a blessed day.

Thursday, November 24, 2011


     This morning I woke up and was thinking of what we don't have for Thanksgiving.

     No parents. They have been gone a long time. They are in Heaven having a  great Thanksgiving, thank you. Doesn't mean those of us waiting, can't miss them. We do.

    No company. Well, not yet. Our daughter is coming tomorrow to spend the day with us along with her munchkin, who lights up the area where ever she goes. Son-in-law is still in the sandbox, coming close to the time when he comes home and we can hug the bejeebers out of him.

   No turkey.  We will have that when the daughter comes. We have ham today and it was delicious.

  What we do have for Thanksgiving: Each other. Our health. Family and friends, even though we may not have them physically close, they are with us.

  A God who loved us enough to send His son to die for us and save us. Thank you, God.

  Have a great Thanksgiving and enjoy the turkey and the football.

Saturday, November 12, 2011


I went shopping for some things the other day and looked at lotions. I tried several and then rediscovered Jergens. It was relatively inexpensive and I knew I had no allergy issues with it, so I took it home and used it that night.
  As I applied it, I found myself lost in the past.
 I found myself an eight-year-old sitting with my grandma on the sofa and she was applying the same lotion to her hands. She had probably just finished doing the dishes.

She and my family lived together for several years, first in her home and then in an apartment house we shared. I remembered that I used to make flowers out of facial tissues as she watched tv and I needed something to do. We had colored tissues. Kleenex was the only brand we ever had and they these wonderful colors: pink, blue and yellow as well as white and they were two ply, so you could pull them apart and fluff them to make the flowers more real.  You would take the tissues and stack them on top of each other and push a bobby pin in the middle, having one half the tissue on one side of it and half on the other. The pin would be a short stem for the blossom. Then you would tear some of the tissue off and then peel open the tissue. It was a lot of waste, but it was fun.

I had not thought of that in years until Jergens brought it all back.

Anyone else do that as a child or an adult as far as that goes?  Have a great day come back and visit again.