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.