Monday, July 20, 2009

Posting Before Friday!!!


I know, don't faint! A new post before Friday! I had a lovely weekend and just had to share some of the highlights!!!
Starting out on Friday at noon my daughter Carrie came by with lunch from Sonic! Nancy was very very happy! But she drank way to much Route 44 peach tea and by evening was way hi- per!! With a captial H.

That evening the girls put the two wheelchairs in the two cars and away we went.
Karen wanted to see something at a store over at Zona Rosa shopping mall! It is a good ways from where I live. When we got there, this mall has a out of doors open courtyard for tons of people to hold concerts.
They were having one, that evening with the "Elders" a Irish group. They were so much fun! The girls parked me and took Nancy and off they went while I enjoyed the music.

On Sunday afternoon Carrie and I went to a reception for our former pharmacist Maurice Branum. He celebrated his 80Th birthday in March. Mr.Branum opened the drug store in 1954 the same year my folks moved over here.
He owned the store until 1992.
I think the whole town turned out to say "Hello" to him.

His wife was killed in a car accident in 1964. My Mother stayed with their girls for a couple of years and helped take care of them. Carrie and I sure enjoyed saying "Hi" to so many people we know. There was so much food you just would not believe it! It was like a big Fourth of July town picnic. I told Carrie I didn't get any cake which I am not suppose to have any way and she said,"That's the only thing you didn't have!!!

Mr. Branum is one of the most kind, helpful,and gentle person you would ever want to know.
When I was a teenager I would go there after school for a coke or ice cream. It was the local hangout for the school kids.


Hootin' Anni said...

What a great 80th birthday celebration.

Hope you're doing well dear Grams.

PEA said...

Sounds like you`ve been having a wonderful time and that`s what summer is all about:-) I probably would have sat with you to enjoy the music...I love that! How special to have an 80th birthday celebration for your former pharmacist. No doubt he was quite thrilled with seeing so many familiar faces that he served all these years. Take care of YOU!! xoxo

Mary said...


Beautiful photo of Carrie and the 80ths birthday bash sounds like a lot of fun. Glad you were able to sit and enjoy the music at the mall. Sounds like you had a great weekend.


Renie Burghardt said...

Hi Grams,

Your daughter Carrie is beautiful! And what a fun 80th birthday celebration you enjoyed. I'm glad you're having such a great visit with Carrie. Enjoy the rest of the week as well. I love your enthusiasm!



Donna said...

I remember Branum's Drug! After my son was born in 1967, I went there to get my first birth control pills; silly me, I was so embarrassed to be purchasing them.

Mr. Branum always called me by name.

Barbara H. said...

Sounds like a fun outing at the mall! I would have liked an Irish musical group, too.

The pharmacist sounds like a wonderful man. I'm glad he had such a great birthday turn-out.

Denise said...

Sounds like you are having a wonderful summer! What a party....You know you he loved that.....

So glad you are having a good summer.....

Denise said...

So glad you enjoyed your weekend, I love you.

Love Bears All Things said...

What a surprise to get to enjoy the concert while the girls shopped. I know you are enjoying having your other daughter at home. I remember those soda fountains. We didn't get into town much and when we did, couldn't afford to buy one but I do remember them. My sister worked in a drugsore like that when she got out of high school for a while. It was near the college and lots of interesting people came by.
I'm happy you're enjoying your summer.
Mama Bear

Joyce said...

I am so glad you had such a great weekend. The music sounds grand. What a time with a daughter you had. I am so happy for that. Take care.

Love and Hugs,

Sandi said...

Out catching up with people today and just want to say Hello.