Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

This was taken in 1923. My Dad, Len, with his 2 sisters and his brother. Dad is standing on the right. His brother, Paul, is sitting on the chair. Dot is to the left and Wee is in front of my Dad.

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Sunday, January 27, 2008

Happy Birthday Tom!

My big brother Tom's birthday is today! He is very loved by is family and friends. He served in the army for 20 years and now serves on the police force where he lives in Tennessee. He and his wife Terri have been married for almost 25 years, have 3 great kids, Amanda, Josha, & Christian, and a granddaughter Alexandra.

Here are a few pictures of him and his loved ones.

Tom and our Mom & Dad.

Tom, Reta, & me 2004

Our kids - Christian, John, Joshua, Sara, Amanda, & Lori

The three of us in 1978 - Me, Tom, & Reta

Tom's kids - Amanda, Joshua, & Christian

Me & Tom on my first birthday!

Tom & Terri - Christmas 2006

Tom and his car - 2006

Tom & John - 2006

Lori & Tom 2007

Happy Birthday dear brother! We love you!

Saturday, January 26, 2008

It's that time of year again.

It's time again for the annual used book sale! I'm going tomorrow with my sister and a friend of hers. On Sunday you can get a grocery size bag of books for $1. I'll stock up on old books to use for my crafts!

Me at 3 1/2 years old - September 1963

I used to have blonde hair! Way back when!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

It's a BOY!

Jackson Grant Clark - due date July 4th!

Sara had her first sonogram today and here he is:

We are all tickled pink or should that be BLUE!

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

Something to warm us up!

The temperatures here are frigid. Walking home from work tonight my eyeballs were even cold. So to warm everyone up a little and to remind us that spring will be here soon, here are some photos from last summer during the summer heat wave! Please enjoy!

It was about 100 degrees the day I took this photo in Tennessee!

Photos from our summer bike riding trip.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Wordless Wednesday


Who dressed me in the first picture? I have no idea!I still have the red cap!
My Dad made this skating rink in our backyard garage. Sorry I wasn't wordless this week!

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Tuesday, January 15, 2008

A confession from me!

I have a confession to make. I was a Bay City Roller fan in the 70's when I was 16! Do you still like me?

Yes,I said The Bay City Rollers! Leslie, Eric, Woody, Alan, & Derek! If you've never heard of them, didn't like them, or are too young to remember them please don't laugh. They were five lads from Scotland who dressed in tartan and wore baggy short pants and according to most people they couldn't sing a bit. I loved them anyways. They were young and cute and their music was fun!

Eric was my favorite!

I still have all their albums and lately I've been reminiscing and watching them on You Tube. So go back in time with me to the 70's and a young girl who wasn't part of the "in" crowd who found her fun in music that wasn't quite hip but she didn't care.

Their first release, S A T U R D A Y N I G H T

One of my favorite songs was Rock n Roller!

How cool is it that I work for a company from Scotland!!! Who would have thought of that in 1976 or 1977!

Monday, January 14, 2008

Hot Chocolate

I just had to share this email I received from a friend today. It is so true!

Hot Chocolate!

A group of graduates, well established in their careers, were talking at a
reunion and decided to go visit their old university professor, now

During their visit, the conversation turned to complaints about stress in
their work and lives. Offering his guests hot chocolate, the professor
went into the kitchen and returned with a large pot of hot chocolate and an
assortment of cups - porcelain, glass, crystal, some very plain looking,
some expensive, some exquisite - telling them to help themselves to the hot

When they all had a cup of hot chocolate in hand, the professor said:
"Notice that all the nice looking, expensive cups were taken, leaving
behind the plain and cheap ones. While it is normal for you to want only
the best for yourselves, that is the source of your problems and stress.
The cup that you're drinking from adds nothing to the quality of the hot
chocolate. In most cases it is just more expensive and in some cases even
hides what we drink. What all of you really wanted was hot chocolate, not
the cup; but you consciously went for the best cups... And then you began
eying each other's cups.

Now consider this: Life is the hot chocolate; your job, money and position
in society are the cups. They are just tools to hold and contain life.
The cup you have does not define, nor change the quality of life you have.

Sometimes, by concentrating only on the cup, we fail to enjoy the hot
chocolate God has provided us.

God makes the hot chocolate, we humans choose the cups.

The happiest people don't have the best of everything. They just make the
best of everything that they have.

Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly

Sunday, January 13, 2008


When the Camera totin Idiot and I take a photography road trip one of the things we look for are barns. Here's a sample:

Christmas in the country!

I don't think this one will be around much longer.

We always have a great time when we are out and about! With my new camera I'm getting better photos. Better color! I can't wait for spring and all the colors that come with it.

Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

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Sunday, January 06, 2008

Victoria Magazine

Yesterday was hair day! I got mine trimmed and colored and Sara got hers cut. While waiting for my turn, I read a January 1994 copy of Victoria Magazine. I've seen others on the Internet mention the magazine but I'd never read a copy. I'm hooked. I brought the magazine home so I could share an article with Paul and I thought I would share one with you.

Promises to Keep - Deep in the Heart of Texas - A Welcome Home by Kim Walker

The article is about Carol Bolton. She owns a shop in Fredericksburg, Texas and "reminds us to use our heirlooms lavishly and imaginatively." I love it!

In the photo above "grouping pretty solo pieces by color creates family

"Eye Candy" is what Carol calls items on the shelves of a hutch, on the walls, or framing a window.

I love this little quote from Carol:

"If you love it bring it out!" I'm going to remember that in 2008! Why buy a certain item because you like it and then put it away in a box.

Bring it out and enjoy it.

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Wordless Wednesday

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