Monday, July 25, 2011
I'm back after spending four days with my daughter and grandsons. We had the priviledge of seeing Dolly Parton in person. She came to Thompson- Boling Arena in Knoxville for a concert. It was great. I really like her. I came home last Sunday and the boys came with me, so we enjoyed our week together. That will be the last time for a long visit because school starts soon. But anyway....this morning as the soft, gentle rain fell, it brought back memories of my childhood. We loved to play in the rain. ... running through the puddles and catching rainwater in a barrel. When it rained, we could always find these tiny frogs. I never see them now. They would come out by the hundreds. We thought it rained them from Heaven. It sure didn't take much to make us happy. Does anyone else remember seeing these little frogs?
Monday, July 11, 2011
I was thinking this morning about blackberries. We used to pick them by the gallons when we were kids. My Daddy would get us up (it seemed like the crack of dawn) to go pick berries. We each had a gallon bucket and we stayed until we got it full. Next would come the jam making. I never actually made the jam, but I always had to get the jars ready. I could still get my hand down inside the jar to make certain it was clean. My Mother would work tirelessly until the jam was ready to be put on the shelf. I can still pick blackberries at my daughters house, and that brings back all the memories all over again. A jar of blackberry jam would be nice right now.! Did any of you pick berries when you were kids?
Saturday, July 09, 2011
We drove into Tecate, Mexico one day. Here is a sidewalk sale and entertainment outside the restaurant where we ate.