Saturday, July 2, 2011

On the Twelfth Day of Summer

Short trip down to Georgia to see the daughter and son-in-law.


Going through Atlanta

Atlanta

Ate lunch beside a John Lennon look alike

The Lawson home



Emma hanging out clothes.  She enjoys seeing them on the line like her mama.

First family ride in the "new" jeep

Ice Cream. Yes..they have a doggie scoop complete with dog biscuit

Friday, July 1, 2011

On the Eleventh Day of Summer

Easy going every day days are great. We all enjoyed a beautiful sunny day. Got some clothes hung out on the line before work. David picked his daily bowl of raspberries. We both did some odd and ends after dinner. Thankful for a blessed day. AND NOT TO FORGET! TODAY IS OUR ELDEST SON'S BIRTHDAY!


Some of the daily raspberry pick
 
Enjoyed snacking on a few after supper

Curious George movie on for Malachi. He enjoyed watching David put up the ceiling fan much more.

Ceiling fan up and working. Putting the tools away

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO JOSIAH ABRAN DAVIS! Twenty-nine years blessed.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

On the Tenth Day of Summer

The plan was to go canoeing and camping  on Price Lake on the Parkway tonight. All the campsites were full. So, Plan B.  Canoe on a large pond next to big brother's land. Put tent up in back yard.  Come home, grill hamburgers, veggie burgers, roast ears of corn and onions. David made a "campfire" in the back yard using a small grill to make S'mores and roast marshmallows.  We even invited the "camper "next door over for s'mores. Good memory making evening.
Off to canoe!

Jacob's avocado, grilled onions and other goodies, hamburger

This is serious stuff

The happy campers

Oma, Look at my marshmallow mouth and hands

Anna's almost eaten S'more

Papa's backyard campfire.

View behind the campers up the backyard hill. Bee Balm

The campsite

Neighbor Mark comes over for time around the fire and a S'more


By the path down the hill


A look through the raspberry bushes

Growing dark around the campers.  We started to see fireflies

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

On the Ninth Day of Summer

I got my new glasses today. I am so glad to NOT have transition lenses anymore. I like to see the world as it really is. It took too long for the transition to transition. My prescription didn't change over the past two years. So, now I have "sunglasses" and a regular pair.

My new light weight rimless glasses on the right

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

On the Eighth Day of Summer

Our journey to Abingdon, Virginia to see friends.


First stop Damascus, Va ~popular stop for AT travelers~ for coffee

Coffee shop bathroom. Thought it kind of them to have Potty books

Abingdon, Va  statues from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Nights Dream

more from Mid Summer Nights Dream

The Barter Theater.. Our friend Steve is the musical director for the theater plays

Bluegrass


instruments in the children's park near our friends home

Drove about 15 minutes from Abingdon to Barbara Kingsolver's husbands restaurant and the General Store

The Harvest Table


Monday, June 27, 2011

On the Seventh Day of Summer

Aeirlene, tiny as a wisp and heartier in spirit than her Kentucky hills.  I see her in the drug store standing very still deep in thought. Walking over to her I quietly call her name. She turns, sees me and breaks into a huge red lipstick grin. "Teeth! That's what I came in here after, cushions for my lower dentures." "I had to stand here a minute to remember what I came for."  "You'll be doing this when you get older. It started on me after 50, forgettin' things or why you go to where you go." "I'm 87 this year. God's been so good to me and faithful. Can't complain about a thang." HE'S GOOOOD.  Her eyes dance with light encompassed by leathered  parentheses as she talks of the Lord's faithfulness in times of need.   I ask if I can help her find the denture cushions. She tells me "No, I know this drug store like the back of my hand" "Been comin' here for years."  As she folds and creases the top of the orange stripe drugstore paper bag she lingers to tell me a memory.  I witnessed Aeirlene travel back 82 years. The memory of walking the aisle at 5 years old to get saved. Her parents and preacher/grandpa thought she was to young to understand. She cried for days wanting to be water baptized like her mama and daddy.  Finally they believed her. Her grandpa called for a couple of older ladies in the church to come over to the house to help with the baptism.  With a swirl over her head she demonstrated how the ladies wore their hair piled high up on their head and  how her grandpa filled the bathtub for her water baptism. She states, "He,the Lord, has had me ever since" as she is lands from her time travel.  Aeirlene,  TRYING to remember why she came to the drug store shared with vivid colors and description a place/event in 1929. She gingerly walked out to her car.. Yes, still drives.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

On the Sixth Day of Summer

David and I started the day from an over night stay in Charlotte, NC. Enjoyed a leisurely morning. Then off to explore IKEA and Trader Joes.  We stopped to visit friends and family on the way home. Couldn't pass up the chance for some smoochin' on the grandboys and to see the parents.  We were greeted home by a daughter and her son.  We ended the day with a brief visit with our eldest son, wife and daughter at their home.   A very full and rich day. Tired and happy with many thoughts and images from the weekend.

Parting shots from the weekend from our sons home.