Six Word Saturday…

This weekend could’ve been very different!

I woke up this morning thinking how blessed Ed and I are to still be together, and how different this weekend  would’ve been if Ed had died on Sunday night while having his heart attack. (he survived what’s known as ‘the widow maker’)  It gives me chills, now, to realize how close Ed came to meeting his maker.  In fact, the person who arrived at the ER immediately before us actually didn’t survive.

The date of October 25, 2015 will be forever etched in my brain.  It was the beginning of a new life for Ed and myself–a second chance at life together. This life may be a little different than our previous life, but that’s okay.  We’ll tackle life’s obstacles together.

I thank God for each additional day we’ve been given, and plan to make the most of each and every one of them!  Folks, never take your loved ones for granted.  They can be taken from you in the blink of an eye, before you even realize what’s happening.  Make every day count!

  • It’s been a while, but today I’m joining Cate over at Show My Face for her meme “Six Word Saturday”.
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Published in: on October 31, 2015 at 10:18 am  Comments (9)  
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Six Word Saturday…Concerning Bank Tellers


My six words for this Saturday are:

What?!  Tellers Who Can’t Count Money?

I used to think only the best and brightest people entered the field of banking.  After all, we trust these individuals with our hard-earned money, right?  Surely they must be some kind of math geniuses?!  Judging from a couple of my recent banking experiences, I don’t think the standards are quite as high as they used to be, and I’m having second thoughts about trusting them with anything–especially my money!

I go to the bank every two weeks.  I deposit a large portion of Ed’s check, then bring home enough cash to last us for two weeks’ worth of expenses.  I’m particular about how I want my change, so I write it down on a slip of paper.  I always ask for my change in 50’s, 20’s and 10’s, and I’ll list on the paper how many of each bill that I would like.  You’d think this would be simple for the teller, with no room for error, right?

I’ve been banking this way for years, and haven’t had any problems, until recently.  Since we live 7 miles from town, I always stop in town and count my change, just to make sure it’s all there.  It’s always been correct in the past.  However,  I’ve had two major errors in my change in the past six weeks!  Both tellers “shorted” me a lot of money each time.  I was well over one hundred dollars short each time, but the big difference between the two tellers was their attitude when I drove back up to the window and told them they’d made a mistake with my change.

The first teller recounted my money, and got the error straightened out.  Then she apologized for the error and the inconvenience she’d caused me.  However, the second teller looked and acted insulted when I told her she’d made a mistake!  Then she handed my money to the other teller to recount, and didn’t bother to apologize for anything when she’d finally gotten her error straightened out.

What ever happened to the best and brightest people who used to work in our banks?  What ever happened to friendly, customer service?  Worst of all, what ever happened to people who simply know how to count?  Heaven help us!

*Thanks to Cate for hosting this fun Saturday meme!  If you’d like to play along, simply click her button at the top of this post…

Published in: on February 2, 2013 at 4:15 pm  Comments (4)  

Six Words On Saturday…


My six words:

Happy Anniversary to A Great Couple!

Yesterday, my brother and his wife celebrated their 49th wedding anniversary!  Wow, that’s a lot of years together!

The two were mere teenagers when they married back in 1963, yet through a lot of hard work, determination, and dedication, they’ve continued to enjoy a good, long, happy marriage for 49 years!  Congratulations to them!

My brother and his wife are the happiest, most “young-at-heart” couple I know.  In fact, they’ve spent this week camping!  It’s how they chose to celebrate their anniversary.

Last year, I made a video montage for the happy couple for their  anniversary.  It’s probably been a while since they’ve taken this walk down memory lane, so I’m re-posting their 48th anniversary montage for them.  Enjoy!

Thanks to Cate for hosting “Six Word Saturday.  If you’d like to play along, find out how by clicking her button at the top of this post!

Published in: on October 13, 2012 at 11:45 am  Comments (3)  
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Six Word Saturday…October 1

Happy Birthday to a wonderful daughter!

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Six Word Saturday…September 17

My six words for today:  Goodbye to summer– Hello to fall!

Our last weekend of summer feels more like the first weekend of fall!  We woke up to a definite chill in the air this morning!  Of course a chill for us, here in the deep south, is sixty degrees!  Hey, we’ll take it!

The coolness feels nice for a change,  after nearly 12o days of ninety-plus degree days this year!  Unfortunately, our break will be short-lived, as the temperatures are forecast to climb back to the mid eighties next week.

Speaking of summer and fall–or autumn–as some people call it.  Why are there two words for this particular season of the year?  Does anyone know?  What do you call this season?  Do you say “fall” or do you say “autumn”? 

Have a great weekend, everyone.  Enjoy your last weekend of the summer–no matter what the weather is!

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Six Word Saturday…August 27

My six words for today:  Praying for those in “Irene’s” path.

Hurricane Irene…I’ve had my eye on her all week.  For a while,  it looked as if Irene might come ashore close to where we live.  Fortunately for us, she took a turn. 

However, Irene still managed to wreak a little havoc with our weekend beach plans.  Irene caused us to delay our beach trip for a day,  to avoid rough waters and windy conditions,  as she passed by the Florida/Georgia coastline.  A minor inconvenience for us, while scores of other people were being forced to board up and flee their homes or businesses.

As we enjoy our time at the beach, I will be praying for those who live in the projected path of Hurricane Irene.  I pray that everyone will safely weather the storm, with minimal damage.  May Irene’s bark be worse than her bite…

 Thanks to Cate for hosting this fun meme.  Come on!  Post your own six words, and play along!

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Six Word Saturday…August 20

My six words:  People watching can be quite entertaining!

Yes, people watching can prove to be quite interesting these days, especially at Wal-mart.  If you don’t believe me, just take a look at this video!  Enjoy your weekend…

 

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Six Word Saturday–about Facebook…

My six words for today are:

Sometimes Facebook status updates are funny!

I don’t post on Facebook very often, but I do love to drop by and see what others are posting!  My daughter-in-law usually posts cute photographs of our grandson, and her husband is quick-witted and sometimes writes short, witty, updates that I enjoy.

Yesterday I found some status updates from three friends that were amusing.  I thought I’d share them.  I hope Idon’t offend anyone, but there’s a lot of truth here. 

Status of 33-year-old single woman friend

“To all you single ladies who are in such a hurry to get married, here’s a quick piece of Biblical advice: 

Ruth patently waited for her mate Boaz.  While waiting on YOUR Boaz, don’t settle for ANY of his relatives–Brokeaz, Drunkaz, Poaz, Lyinaz, Cheatinaz, Dumbaz, Lockedupaz, Lazyaz, or Marriedaz, and especially not his third cousin, Beatinyoaz!  Please wait on your Boaz, and make sure he respects Yoaz.

Status update of a witty, retired friend:

The Five Rules of Life:

1.  Money can’t buy happiness, but somehow it’s more comfortable to cry in a BMW, than on a bicycle.

2  Forgive your enemy, but remember the bastard’s name.

3.  Help a man when his in trouble, and he will remember you when he is in trouble again.

4.  Many people are alive only because it’s illegal to shoot them!

5.  Alcohol doesn’t solve any problems…but then, neither does milk!

Status of an overweight friend:

WOMEN’S ASS SIZE STUDY:  There is a new study about women and how they feel about their asses.  The results were pretty interesting.  30% of women think their asses are too fat, 10% think their asses are too skinny, and the remaining 60% say they don’t care–they love him, he is a good man, and they wouldn’t trade him for the world!

Enjoy your weekend!

 

Published in: on August 6, 2011 at 10:24 am  Comments (12)  
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Six Word Saturday…Looking Back

My six words today: This is a weekend of nostalgia.

young newlyweds…in the forties

They got married…67 years ago today.

 I still remember looking at this picture of my parents when I was a child.  I still remember asking “Who is this?”  When mama told me it was her and daddy, I couldn’t believe it!  I could see some resemblance of daddy, but I never could see any resemblance of my mama, to that woman in the photo!  This photo intrigued me way back then, and it still intrigues me today. 

Many years have passed since those childhood days.  Daddy passed away in 1991, not long after reaching his 65th  birthday.  Mama passed away six years later, two months, and a week,  after her 70th birthday.  The stories of both of their deaths are extraordinary, but those are posts for another day. 

My mama passed away on July 31, 1997, the day after what would have been her and daddy’s 53rd wedding anniversary…they had been married 47 years, when the Lord took daddy home.  Mama had no idea what day it was when she passed, but I knew.

my parents...in the late 70's

 Here’s a photo of my parents, taken probably around 1979 or possibly 1980.  They had become grandparents twice by the time this photo was taken–once by my brother, once by me.  I remember mama saying they wanted to have their photograph made, so their grandchildren could have a photo of them.  I’m so glad they did.  Little did they know when the photograph was taken, that they would become grandparents two more times!

These days, when I look at that old picture of daddy, I can see bits and pieces of him in my own sons, as well as seeing a bit of his personality shining through in their daily lives.  My daughter resembles my mother, and has many of her personality traits, as well.  In a small way, it’s comforting to think that a part of mama and daddy are still with us.

 Thanks to Cate for hosting SWS each week at http://www.showmyface.com

 

 

Published in: on July 30, 2011 at 9:55 am  Comments (12)  

Six Word Saturday Post…July 16

My six words for today are:

Here’s a blast…from the past!

The above photo was taken over thirty years ago.  It’s a photo of my niece, Michelle, opening some birthday presents at my house!  I’ve been scanning old photos this week, and  what fun it was to find this photo again after all of these years!

I don’t remember this day at all, but I do remember when my kitchen looked like that (before the remodel)! 

Apparently, Michelle’s family must have been visiting us from Florida, and we had a small birthday party for her.  The girl on the left is my daughter, while the girl on the right is Christy, a niece from my husband’s side of the family.  Ah, those were the days…

Today happens to be Michelle’s birthday again!  She’s now a “thirty-something” mother of three!  Happy Birthday to Michelle!  I hope it’s a good one!

 

Published in: on July 16, 2011 at 8:34 am  Comments (7)