A little pink teapot. . .

030     My friend, Pam, who I have been friends with since we were in the primary department in Sunday School, recently sent me this sweet pink teapot covered in tiny rosebuds.  It had belonged to her mother, Joyce, who passed away a few years ago.  Pam wanted me to have it.  She knew I would cherish it, and I truly do.  I am thankful for longtime friends.  Even though we live miles apart, we will always be friends of the heart.  I am thankful for each of you who stop by from time to time to visit with me.  I hope you are having a good week so far.  Sending you wishes for much happiness.     “Friends are connected  ‘heart to heart’.  Distance and time can’t break them apart!”


How you make others feel about themselves,

e1ec7577df000c4c4ec1291a0504864e  says a lot about you!           

One kind word can change someone’s entire day!

Hello, dear friends!  I hope you had a happy Fourth of July.  I had a wonderful time with my family.  I am happy to be back home in my little nest this evening.  Have a blessed week ahead.  Love to you all!                                      


God bless America, land that I love. . .


The Fourth of July will soon be here!!  What a holiday to celebrate America, my home!!  To me, the 4th of July means. . .freedom. . the bravery and commitment of our  soldiers and veterans. . .respect for our flag. . .thankfulness for all of the blessings we have as Americans. . .Image      

parades. . .fireworks. . .homemade ice cream and watermelon. . .swimming. . .building a sandcastle. . .Image     

family cookouts and picnics. . .carnival rides and cotton candy. . .the thrill of seeing our flag as it passes by. . .Image             

childhood memories of my parents and the values they taught me. . .not just by their words but by the lives they lived. . .I will soon be heading to New Mexico with my grandchildren to celebrate the Fourth of July.  We will be doing all of the above as we celebrate with my youngest son and his family as well as with my sister and niece.  I hope you have a wonderful holiday, dear friends, as we celebrate America!!