Monday, September 6, 2010


For the many of you who visit my Blog each day,
this is to let you know, I now have a brand new Blog.
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I look forward to your visits.
Lord Bless....Dee Dee

Sunday, September 5, 2010

His Promise....

"I will never leave you nor forsake you"
~Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior
Standing on His promise this Lord's day.....Dee Dee

Saturday, September 4, 2010

"Daddy's Girl"

It's been a little over seven years now,
since our first granddaughter was born.
I'll have to admit, she was one of the
most beautiful things to happen in my life.
With all fine grandsons prior to that time,
we welcomed this little baby girl.
That first year, I took enough
photos to fill up several photo albums, should
it have been necessary. But thankfully
it's much easier having
many of my photos on what we
call "Flash Drives." They take up
very little storage space and I can look at
them with little effort at all.
Last evening, we were going through
some old photos and came across a
"drive" that had our Lily, when she
was eight months old. She was
sitting on her daddy's lap as he read
to her at bedtime. I remember
how contented she was,
as though she understood
every word he was reading.
So, this little painting is for Lily and
I'm calling it "Daddy's Girl."
Blessings.....Dee Dee

Friday, September 3, 2010

I Coundn't Wait!

Painting borrowed from Google Images Always on the lookout for
new places to visit.
Earlier today, perhaps
by "divine guidance"
I found this wonderful
Not only will you love it,
be sure to show it to your
daughters and granddaughters.
A little example of what you
might expect.....
The question of femininity
...A poem
reflecting the Proverbs 31-Woman
Beautiful faces are they that wear
the light of a pleasant spirit there.
Beautiful hands are they that do
Deeds that are noble, good and true.
Beautiful feet are they that go
Swiftly to ease another's woe.
I hope you like it too....I couldn't
wait to tell you about it.
Good Blessings....Dee Dee

Scrapbooking? I'm a little afraid....

I came across this painting
by Elizabeth Shippen Green ...1906,
and wondered that even
back then, people were
I suppose I'm not surprised,
we all want to save evidence
of special occasions
and good times.
But, can I just say,
that what we have now days,
is "extreme scrapbooking"
and many of my friends
and family, are caught up
in this new "art form."
No longer do we simply
place our photos or mementos in albums,
we place them on beautiful
patterned papers, and
surround them with all
sorts of "designer stickers
"bells and whistles."
Why, classes are given, so
that we make no mistakes
in creating our own
specialized scrapbook.
There is a method to this madness!
I've actually bought
most of the supplies
to begin this project
but for some reason,
I'm feeling insecure!
Do I need classes?
What if I do it wrong. Is
there a "scrapbook patrol"
lurking out there.....
waiting to pounce on me!
"NO....wrong pattern....wrong stickers...wrong colors!!"
I'll be fine.
I'm feeling much better now that
I've verbalized my fears.
I'm an individual, with my own ideas and
so help me Hannah....I'll
do it my own way, no matter what!
Hugs and Happy Friday....Dee Dee

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Fiestaware......I've started something.

and in
typical Florida colors,
very retro
and so cottage like.
I've mentioned before,
the antique
shop here in our
village, where I go
for "retail therapy."
couldn't live without
and brought them home with me."
They are the originals,
and completely lead free.
A good thing.
Smaller and designed
specifically for
"after dinner coffee"
the cups are "darling"
not a word one uses for dishes...
I know.
We used them at
breakfast this morning.
I couldn't wait.
Now, even as they
rest in a little stainless drain,
I pause to admire
Hmm...I really like them
and in these colors!
Just maybe I'll add saucers,
bowls and plates......
I really like this Fiestaware!!
In my homemaker mood today,
Hugs......Dee Dee

Wednesday, September 1, 2010


"A Colicky Night"
"A girl is innocence playing in the mud,
Beauty standing on its head,
Motherhood dragging a doll by the foot."
~Alan Beck
My youngest daughter is mother to
four beautiful children. Their ages
range from seven years, down to
nine months old.
Our daughters do grow up,
and I love watching
as she organizes her home,
and assigns responsibilities and chores
to the little ones.
I suppose there's a bit of "de ja vu"
I remember this same scenario
from a few years back.
Playing with her baby dolls, she practiced
for such a time as this.
The painting (does not resemble her)
but inspired by her gentle and tender
caring for her babies.....
and there have been a few colicky nights.
Blessings....Dee Dee

Morning shadows.........

Can you believe it's September?
I can tell the seasonal change
the early morning shadows
reflected around the rooms
seem different.
Anniversary roses in
combination with
sun patterns
splashed on the leopard
chaise lounge
make for pretty scenery.
I hope your having a good week,
and happy you visited here today.
Lord bless.....Dee Dee

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

His arms were full of flowers....

for me..... on our wedding anniversary.
A lady's imagination is very rapid;
it jumps from admiration to love,
from love to matrimony, in a moment.
~Pride and Prejudice
I cannot fix on the hour, or the look,
or the words, which laid the
foundation. It is too long ago.
I was in the middle before I knew
that I had begun.
~Pride and Prejudice
"If that thy love be honorable,
thy purpose marriage, send
me word tomorrow,
By one that I'll procure to
come to thee,
Where and what time thou wilt
perform the rite;
And all my fortunes at thy foot I'll lay
And follow thee my lord
throughout the world."
~Juliet to Romeo
Elizabeth Bennet: No No ... You may call me Mrs. Darcy
when you are completely and perfectly, and
incandescently happy."
~Pride and Prejudice
Enjoying our special day with my Soul Mate,
.....Dee Dee

Monday, August 30, 2010

It's The Anniversary of Our Elopement!

I know what your thinking and you
would be right.
The photo is of very poor quality,
but after all
our elopement
happened many many years ago.
Oh, I can't fool anyone....
That's not us in the photo,
but we really did elope and have
been married long enough to have
nine grandchildren.
I was a child bride, you might say,
having just graduated high school.
and the mister had
finished his tour of duty in
the United States Navy.
Love was in the air
the summer we met.
It was June
and we married August 31.
To celebrate.....
We'll dine at the
Columbia Restaurant
on Sand Key beach.
A tradition for us now,
and there
the ambiance is amazing.....
We'll have candlelight and
sweet reminiscing conversation
of how God has so richly blessed us through the years.
"Oh, we ain't got a barrel of money,
maybe were ragged and funny,
but we'll travel along
singing a song
side by side."
Always, and forever, lovin' that man of mine....Dee Dee