Monday, November 24, 2014

Thanksgiving and black Friday.

Thanksgiving is four days away. As I was making my oatmeal buns for our family Thanksgiving, I got to thinking about family. This will be the first year ever that the whole family won’t be together. It makes me a bit sad but not a lot. You see, two granddaughters are traveling to the “other side” of their “new” families. One has been married for over a year and the other is getting married in Jan. Exciting times. And that is a good thing, a happy time. There will still be plenty of us together to celebrate and still plenty to be very thankful. And this is the way life is supposed to be.

Speaking of Thanksgiving, this brings to mind all the black Friday sales. I do not do theblack Friday scene. I feel it isn’t worth the savings to fight the hassle. This is the black Friday I take part of every year.

Do you take part in the black Friday sales?

Have a good day, stay warm.


Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thanking all of our veterans today, especially two special men in my life, past and present.

Thanking all of our veterans today, especially these two special men in my life, past and present.

John Hascall U.S. Army WW 2

Jerry L. Hascall U.S. Navy 1958-1964
Our family was a family of servers; John Hascall,(Jerry’s dad), all of John’s brothers, and all of John’s sons, Darwin, Wayne, David and Jerry, and now a grandson, Steve Mauer. One of my daughters asked why we didn’t make a big deal out of this over the years. To answer that, this is what I said,

“I don't know. You are right. We definitely should have. I think in years past we as a whole, Americans, just took our freedom for granted. Today, with the world the way it is and after 2011, we know it can change in an instant.” And I hope and pray, we never forget this important lesson.

Thank a veteran today, not just for serving, but for making it possible for something special to be in your life, like your home, your family, safe and happy, ability to worship at the church of your choice, to travel with out fear of road side bombs. The list goes on.


Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Who knew? Feathers?

I saw a post on Facebook from a friend on Sweet Autumn Clematis. She was showing how the seeds look liked they grew feathers. So, I decided to go out and look at mine. She was so right. What do you think? Don’t they look like feathers? Who knew?
This is how Sweet Autumn Clematis looked earlier this fall.


Look close.

See the "feathers"?


So glad for that Facebook post or I would not have seen the beauty of my Sweet Autumn Clematis this late in the season.  Beauty is all around us in this world. All we have to do is look for it. Lesson learned.

Enjoy the nice fall weather while it lasts.