Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Amost time for Valentines!!

Just in case I don't get to post on Saturday, Happy Valentine's Day to every one!!! Speaking of Valentine's Day when I was a little girl growing up on a farm in Iowa, my folks decided to sell the farm and go west for my Mother's and my health. We ended up in Hot Springs, New Mexico. The town changed it's name a few years later to Truth or Consequences for the radio program named that, with Ralph Edwards. But I digress! Which is not hard for me to do!!

When we moved there in February of 1946 I was in the second grade. On Valentine's Day I remember I got one Valentine from a little girl named Bonnie. We were so new that I wasn't on the list the teacher handed out for the parents. I remember that my Mother got me a huge Valentine with a fuzzy material all over it. I think I still have it somewhere in the house put away in a box.Many Valentines Days have come and gone since that one and I have received a ton of Valentines since then!!! It is the one that comes to mind!

On Sunday Kelly came home from church and said, "Mom" would you and Nancy like to go down and see Sarah. I said,"Yes"!!! Sarah is my son Bill's daughter who is teaching in her first school. She lives about 30 minutes from her parents! It was farther then I thought!!It is an hour and a half from our house to hers!! When we were almost there I looked up at the road sign and it said 85 miles to Springfield MO and I about flipped out!! But we turned off and drove 12 more miles West and we were at her home! She has an adorable apartment!! It is so nice and roomy and brand new almost!! It was so much fun to see her and how she has decorated her apt.

Nancy loved going along too, she likes to watch for deer, (bobcats! Yes, once Karen saw one!)turkeys,geese,groundhogs, raccoons, and hawks!! We saw geese flying, many hawks in the trees, even one flying down to get a field mouse. This was a nice outing for us!! It was a beautiful day on Sunday! Our weather is changing with wintry mix forecasted for Saturday.

The weather South of us was terrible yesterday with tornadoes in Oklahoma and TX. Several people lost there lives in this storm. My heart goes out to these folks who are left to pick up the pieces and who have lost loved ones.


Denise said...

I love you my sweet friend, praying for you always.

Denise said...

So glad you got to make that trip and visit that Granddaughter..... Our weather yesterday was terrible and ended up going to shelter...... Storm went south of us and we were so thankful....... Lots of precious people in Lone Grove lost everything and still 40 people missing..............

Melli said...

Sounds like that was a fun FUN trip for all of you! So glad you had the time and opportunity to do that!

I don't know HOW you remember a 2nd grade Valentine! I can't even remember LAST YEAR's Valentine! LOL! I'm pitiful....

Those storms were just horrible... so sad! My prayers are with those families...

Lazy Daisy said...

Glad you were able to go on your outing. Sending you valentine hugs and warm thoughts. Hope you are improving daily.

Donna said...

We've had a couple of dandy days this week, haven't we?

Keep on fighting the good fight. Glad you are enjoying the SUV.

Hootin' Anni said...

Hi Carolyn!! Sounds like you all had a great outing and fun watching for the wildlife!! I bet the getting there was just half the fun tho...seeing Sarah would be worth the whole time driving there.

Happy Valentine's Day to you too. And bless you for stopping by to visit with me!!!

Flip Flop Floozie said...

I am so glad that you and Nancy got to get out..i know with the type of weather that you have it is hard to just do it is very nice. I am loving this weather.
Glad that nancy got my card!! I Love making her happy!!

Mary said...


I'm so glad you were able to get out and see your granddaughter. I'm sure it was a nice change for both you and Nancy.

I enjoyed your story about Valentine's Day. It was a walk down Memory Lane.

Glad you are getting online more. I've certainly missed you. Praying for you and Nancy.


Nancy said...

Hi Grams!

So nice of you to drop by my blog! I am trying to keep up, but with working 2 jobs yet, I have trouble sometimes getting to the end of my blogroll. I will eventually get here to visit, though.

Your valentine graphic is darling!!! I LOVE it!!! Just too cute!!! Your story was delightful. I remember decorating shoeboxes with crepe paper to hold our valentines at school when I was a kid. You brought back so many memeories for me, too! Do you remember choosing a special one to give to that someone special? I do! Oh, my that was when we were kids! I now email with my first grade boyfriend, after all these years! We are both divorced, but it's just friendship now.

Your trip to your granddaughter's sounds like fun! It is fun to see where a loved one is living and such. I can remember my daughter's first apartment out on her own after college. You had quite a drive, didn't you? So nice that both you and Nancy got to visit her! Family is everything! You are just so sweet!!!

Happy Valentine's Day to you and Nancy!

((( HUGS )))

Jane said...

I hope your Valentine's Day is wonderful too!
Thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. My DH is much better. He was very ill and it took a while for him to recover from the staph. Once he has gastric bypass and loses some weight he can have his knees fixed and then we will see. In the meantime he is going to go see our chiropractor about his legs and see if he can help.
I am THE nurse and it has been tiring but you do what you have to do! I am doing OK. I am not as tired as I was a few months ago. With DH sick and my mother breaking her hip and then passing away I was very strung out. But I have gotten some rest since then.
Thank you so much for your prayers!

Sandi said...

Happy Valentines Day Gram.


Blessings to you friend.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Renie Burghardt said...

Glad you went on your outing and Nancy enjoyed it so much as well. Nice memory of your second grade Valentine. We're still recovering here from the ice storm. But we'll get there and finish.

Happy Valentine's Day!



Linda said...

What a wonderful road trip! So glad you were up to making the trip.

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Sweetie said...

I really enjoyed hearing about your road trip. Your story about your second grade Valentine's Day was wonderful. Isn't it strange how we so vividly remember those long ago years?