Archive for May, 2013


My Cup Runneth Over

It was my great fortune to grow up in a home filled with music.  Good music.  A hi fi system always playing vinyl soundtracks to great movies, beautiful voices like Andy Williams and Elvis filling the air.  And we sang along.  At the top of our lungs, we sang along. I was four years old […]

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Thank You, Uncle Ottis

  My great-uncle Ottis passed away two years ago, just around his 98th birthday.  Born in 1913, he would have been 100 this week, May 30th, Memorial Day. I knew him from family visits about once a year.  Either they came here to see us, or we went to Oklahoma City to see them.  He […]

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Sacrifice of Praise

There’s a cute little song with this title.  It’s perfect for teaching to kids, complete with fun hand motions, delightfully peppy… all about bringing the sacrifice of praise into the house of the Lord.  You probably know it. One day in my women’s Bible study, a friend was discussing this particular passage in Scripture, and […]

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Sandy’s Young Man

I love a sweet story, and I certainly love a sweet Maypole story.   It’s time for that grand tradition in Portales (please read all about it by clicking here), and I’ve got to share another of my happy memories. We felt so grown up, and I realize now we really were so young our senior […]

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When a Man Dies

  When an old man dies the community comes together to pay their respects.  Family and friends gather.  People who never knew the man, but know his grandchildren.  People who work where the man used to work.  Great-grandchildren who saw him on holidays when they came to town, and know him through the three or […]

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Toy Treasures

  She’s three years old, so she talks all the time, but you have to listen carefully to catch all the words.  She lives hundreds of miles away from here, and only comes to my home a couple of times a year.  In her tiny life, there are plenty of big things to remember about […]

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Heart Mug

  I have this great big heart on a bright and cheery coffee mug.  It seems to be a heart wearing a crown, but the crown is falling off to the side, so you have to study it a bit to make sure of this.  There’s a great clue written there…  “love rules”… and then […]

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My Husband Makes Me Cry

My husband makes me cry.  Yes, it’s true.  He won’t like it that I’m telling you this… but you know me.  I have to write everything in my journal! It’s a big to-do month for us.  At the end of May we’ll have been married 30 years.  I suppose I’ve cried a few times over […]

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