Monday, January 17, 2011

Hi ~






This bowl was my Momma's, and we used it every holiday, or every large batch of potato salad! My baby brother Happy was able to rescue it for me, and I think of him and the folks every time I walk into the kitchen. It is one thing that has made me smile recently. The old glass canning jars with zinc lids came from the "homestead", too. :-}



Man, there is no sewing happening this week. Hap came through with a u-haul after 11 pm, and we worked most of the night sorting through and sharing stories, our own version of a memorial, I guess.





It was so good to visit, however short. Thanks Happy and John.
You did my heart good. We'll share a few pictures of Virginia stuff later.

Now, this week, I was talking to a friend from my youth. Her name is Norma, and she wanted to come and share a special celebration of her "spiritual birthday" with me, and she sure brought encouragement with her! I haven't seen Norma for 35 years, but we have spoken and facebooked for a few years.




See these smiles? We have really enjoyed our short visit. Friends from Michigan can make you laugh endlessly. God bless 'em!



Oh, we had to go to M & L Fabrics. . . and then to Knott's Berry Farm!



I have not smiled this much for a while. We said goodbye tonight, but it has been a boost to my spirit. Tomorrow, it's back to second grade with a bit of joy. I'm glad to feel more like myself again.

Oh, and I've been cutting a few strips of bright prints, more on that to come. . . !


Blessings, Pokey

25 comments:

  1. Nothing like an old friend to lift the spirit.

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  2. I have old friends I hope to see again. You looked happy.

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  3. Nothing warms the heart better than family and friends....glad you got some refreshment and some rays of sunshine in your life.

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  4. It's nice to see you're getting some bright spots in your life, Pokey.

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  5. just love those teapots. Glad you had some time with an old friend

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  6. Your time with family and friends may have been sort, but you packed a lot of quality in there... it's apparent from your words. I'm glad you could spend time with people you love, and who are a balm for your spirit. Love seeing all those smiles!

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  7. Smiles are the best! Isn't is wonderful to look at something so simple and be reminded of great times. I'm glad that you were able to share some sharing time with your family and had a special visit from a long time friend.

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  8. Good to see you with such a big smile again. My parents moved in with us and used our home as a home base while they traveled in their motorhome during our cold winters. We got to go through lots of their stuff with them and get rid of things they didn't want to keep anymore. I have a few things of theirs that always make me smile and remember them. I love your teapot collection....they are so fun.

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  9. I am sitting here with a huge smile on my face just being so happy for you! Isn't our Lord's timing a blessing? Your large bowl I have, too. There is a story behind it and now when I see mine I will think of your, too. Love, Judy:D

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  10. Sounds like a great time!

    I want to go to that fabric store! /drool

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  11. Glad you have some sunshine in your life, Larry, treasures from your family, a brother and a friend.
    I love your teapots also.
    Patricia

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  12. Love your pictures! Love the bowl, I have a collection.

    Happy to see your bright smile!

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  13. Ahhh good.......Pokey smiles...
    Hugs and warm thoughts to you Dear friend

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  14. sometimes its the most innocuous item that holds the best memory. I too have a bowl. White with green ivy leaves on it. We ALWAYS had cucumber salad in it during the summer.

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  15. Oh, so glad to see the smiles !
    I found out when I went through my hard time that laughing builds up chemicals in the brain that we need to sustain us and keep us from depression.....LITERALLY.

    I'm thankful for every laugh now, and so glad that you're 'rebuilding' those stores. Keep pourin' out, LORD....pour on Pokey !

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  16. I've been wondering about you. It's good to see your Mama's bowl in your kitchen. That would make me smile too! How fun that your friend came to visit. That looks like a really big fabric store! Glad you got out and did some fun things.

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  17. WHILE READING YOUR BLOG IT MADED ME HAPPY TO SEE YOU LOOKING SO CHEERFUL...then reading some of the comments I see that was the though of more then a few others...we do tend to think alike at times...great pictures of you. Trish

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  18. I'm so glad you were able to receive some things that are precious for the memories they spark. I'm glad your visits were wonderful and cheering--we all need those sometimes.

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  19. Pokey, I just saw this after putting together a pillow for my brother. One with my mom and him on it from a long time ago when they went on vacation together. I know it will bring him warm thoughts and help him with her loss! I have old bowls as well,,,love your tea pots!

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  20. I'm glad you had a chance to spend some time with a friend. (And this is me commenting :)

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  21. ahhh~sweet post. you look so happy! aren't friends great?!
    thanks for sharing.

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  22. Old friends--is there anything like them? Glad you got a chance for some happy moments. Thanks for sharing all the pics :)

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  23. All I can say is . . . did you see all the comments about OLD friends?!?!? Maybe I SHOULD have gone in the OLD people's class!!!!!!

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  24. So nice to see such big, bright smiles!! Carol

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Hello! Thank you for taking time to peek in! If you say hi, I do my best to send back the love :-}pokey