May 03, 2013
I was at World Market the other day and came across a display that offered packages of Fizzies. Fizzies were such a treat when I was a child and I contemplated buying a package of them in anticipation of visits from my grandchildren. I read the ingredients and decided there were inclusions that neither my daughter, nor my daughter-in-law would approve. I may go back and buy a pack for me.
November 25, 2012
I Will Always Remember The Day Larry Hagman Died
November 23, 2012, the day my Mom died.
Tomorrow it will be two weeks since my Mom died. Sometimes that seems like forever, then sometimes it seems like yesterday. I miss her.
The last words uttered by my Mom to any of her children were to my sister, Margaret. Margaret, Gerry and Brenda had gone to the center to have Thanksgiving dinner with Mom. She did not feel up to going to the dining room so Margaret, Gerry and Brenda dined without her. As they were leaving for the evening Margaret went to Mom and told her she was leaving. Mom asked who she was, Margaret replied with her name. To be certain that Mom heard, Margaret asked her to repeat who she was. To this, Mom said; "you are my daughter, I am going to miss you."
In my heart of hearts I know that although Mom was talking to Margaret, when she said "I am going to miss you" The you to whom she was referring was all her children, her grandchildren and extended family who loved and cherished her so much. I do believe we miss you more, Mom.
November 01, 2011
Hobby Lobby is at it!
I was cleaning up my comments on this site when I came across two responses to my shopping experiences at Hobby Lobby. It has been a couple of years and I have not visited their store since. I had two comments. One Hobby Lobby and the other from firstname.lastname@example.org. I started to send her an email, but decided to respond here. This is the text of the email I would have sent:
you left the following comment on a blog entry of mine:
I agree with Hobby Lobby. Sounds like you will be happy when the manager and Mr Green, the owner(but you know that already because you're a BIG spender i'm sure you are friends with him) load the old register and drive to your house and give you a refund. Good luck with that. I'll patiently await the wrath of millions of blog followers.
Posted by: KraftyKay at October 2, 2011 06:38 PM
Do you work for Hobby Lobby? you should read my response if so...www.gallerita.net
And, I did not expect Mr Green (didn't know his name til now) to load up his cash register with a refund and deliver to my house....I expected him to do the right thing and credit my card electronically...it is what we do in the 21st century.
July 05, 2011
Magda lost her purse that contained the money she has earned and not yet spent for her allowance. She was two weeks due monies. Her Tata was reluctant to give her more money until the wallet was found. This was also due to the fact he didn't have change and Magda's current funds would help.
I visited this weekend and Sunday morning we spent some time looking for the purse. We had been searching for a goodly amount of time, and I suggested to Magda that she say a prayer to St Anthony, The Patron Saint of Lost Items. She left the room and returned moments later and said; "Ok G, I am ready to find my purse." I asked if she had prayed to St Anthony and she assured me she had. I told her, those prayers will be answered in time. I didn't tell her that sometime the answer is No.
Today, after Jen left with the 3 girls and I was gathering my belongings for my return to Fort Worth, I found the purse. This may inadvertently make a believer out of Magda.
February 09, 2011
"Anything you cannot relinquish when it has outlived its usefulness, possesses you. And in this materialistic age, a great many of us are possessed by our possessions."...Mildred Lisette Norman
I posted this quote on Facebook. When I heard it I realized the truthfulness of this quote. I looked up Mildred. She was a peace activist. She walked several times coast to coast of America in the name of peace. The only things she owned were the clothes on her back and the contents of her pockets.
There was also a story related to my search for this quote. A husband and wife's house burned down. Their kids were grown and gone and the couple were the only occupants of this huge house. When interviewed and sympathies were expressed to the wife, she said don't feel sorry for me. I will never have to clean out the attic or basement. I will never have to decide what to get rid of and what to keep...I feel FREE.