Thursday, October 30, 2008
The Sarah in the suit I don't recognize but she sure is a va-va-voom cutie! If this gal can act/do comedy she can replace Tina Fey in the Saturday Night Live skits mocking Sarah Palin. The Sarah in the bright red dress is our daughter Jeanine's roommate, Maria! The young man impersonating John McCain had to use a lot of grey coloring to get his hair John McCain's color but he still looks youthful and much taller then John McCain really is.
Now the last person in the photo is our sweet little daughter Jeanine who decided to stick a pillow under her dress to portray Sarah's daughter who is in a family way. I took one look at the photo and had to have Jack take a quick look and then we both had to get a strong drink. Jeanine! Jeanine!
Our younger daughter just recently flew down to Houston, Texas for a wedding. Here are Jeanine and her beau Brian Rearick standing in the aisle of the Lutheran Church where the wedding ceremony took place. Brian was the best man for the groom. I think Brian and Jeanine look beautiful in this photo. The men in the wedding party wore long black tails and in this photo Brian reminds me of Johnny "the man in black" Cash.
Joann: Jack and I got Booed!
You have been BOOED! Please keep it going by following these drections:
1. Enjoy your treat.
2. Place the BOO sign on your front door or visible in a window.
3. Within 2 days, make 2 copies of this note, make 2 treats and 2
4. Secretly deliver to 2 neighbors/friends without a BOO.
5. Keep an eye on nearby front doors to see how far and fast it
spreads by Halloween.
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Soon my niece Debbie and her son Brandon arrived on another Buckeye Charter bus and we greeted them and then went inside to find tables for eating and chatting. In this photo the students discovered that they could have among many things fried chicken and soft serve ice cream for breakfast. Many opted for the ice cream.
Here is my niece Debbie sitting across from my husband Jack.
And here is Debbie standing by that big Buckeye Charter bus that was well decorated with patriotic flags.
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
This happened in My World last Wednesday afternoon here in our Piedmont Golf Course Community in Haymarket, VA.
My neighbors and I counted 15 firetrucks that came thru our gated community to fight this house fire. There were just as many or more police vehicles and ambulences responding to this fire that destroyed three homes and severly damaged the siding on a fourth house.
This was the first time I have ever seen a hook and ladder unit in operation fighting the flames that were whipped about by the blowing fall winds. Actually there were two hook and ladder units fighting the blazes. One in front of the townhouses and on at the back of the townhouses. If you click on the photo above, you can see the fiery inferno on the main floor of this townhouse. Luckily everyone was away at the time for this particular townhouse but a pet dog had to be rescued by firefighters. Some Final Thoughts
The Prince William Fire and Rescue squads as well at the Prince William Police need to be commended for their quick response and the efficient manner in which they fought this fire. Three homes were condemned and the homeowners had just three and half hours to go into the smoldering ruins and retrieve any valuables that they wanted to retrieve. After that the houses were boarded up and placed off limits to everyone. One family had three children and the youngest, a girl, came home from school on her birthday to find her house in flames and her birthday presents on fire! Kindhearted neighbors who heard about this went out and bought birthday presents for her as well as clothes and shoes.
Detour by mouse to the blog I have listed under My Blog List to see a bunch of babies dressed up for Halloween. Look for Jenn and Terry.
My daughter did a split picture: the babies in drag at the 2007 party at her house and the same group plus a few others in this past Saturday's 2008 party at her house. The little fellow dressed as Mickey Mouse and holding a sippy cup is my pride and joy: my grandson Jack! He was a little out of it because he had just gotten his first chickenpox vaccination.
Sunday, October 26, 2008
The University of Virgina in Charlottesville, VA beat Georgia Tech in an important ACC football game and that means that the University of Virginia is now #1 in the Coastal Football Division of the ACC.
Go Virginia! Go Caveliers! Go Wahoos!
Now if you would like to know more about the village of Bradford, Ohio, do go to this website: http://www.bradfordoh.com/index.php?page=history
You will learn about Bradford's connection to the railroads passing thru the village; the founding fathers of the town; the great Bradford fire; and the most famous person from Bradford plus see some very old black and white photos. The name of the most famous former citizen of Bradford is
Allen Sutton Sothoron who played for the Cleveland Indians and the St. Louis Browns. Allen Sothoron was the last legal spit ball pitcher in the major leagues.
And if you would like to learn more about Bradford Village Schools go to this website: http://www.bradford.k12.oh.us/
And if you would like some info on that Annual Bradford Pumpkin Show
go this website: http://cleveland.about.com/b/2008/10/10/the-bradford-ohio-pumpkin-show.htm
One more comment, I would be derelict if I did not report that my great niece, Samantha Gariety, the daughter of Tom and Dorothy Gariety of Russia and the grandchild of my brother, Carl Gariety of Russia was a member of the 2008 Bradford Pumpkin Show Court. In 2000 Samantha's older sister, Nicole Gariety Keller, was also in the Pumpkin Show Court and was crowned Miss Pumpkin of 2000.
Saturday, October 25, 2008
The outside has an Italian look with the bell tower to the right.This is a side wall of the church. Notice down low are the Stations of the Cross. And this is the sanctuary and alter. As we walked towards the alter we could hear the large organ above and behind us begin a beautiful hymn. They were practicing for a wedding ceremony later in the day.
This is looking towards one of the side transepts of the church. This picture makes me think of my book club's book for next month: The Pillars of the Earth, by Ken Follett which is the story of the building of a cathedral.
This is the beautiful rose window that you face as you leave the church. Click on the photo to see the details. Have a blessed Sunday. Pray for peace in the midst of these turbulent times.
And now that we have been to church this morning I can give the answer to the farm question I posed yesterday under my one blog post for Saturday. (The one where Jack and Jack are watching the cow get milked.) What is the difference between Sunday going to town overalls and every day overalls. Everyday farm overalls were dark blue to not show the dirt while Sunday going to town overalls were a snappy blue and white stripe.
Good Putt! Let's practice a correct swing. Hold your hands like this. Keep your eye on the ball. Follow thru. You need to position your feet better if you ever expect to play with Daddy or Grandpa Karras. They won't give you any slack just because you're cute.
Now that is a very cute milking stool complete with a little udder.
Cows are ruminants that chew their cud.
What in heaven's name is cud?
All cow stomachs's are divided into four parts.
Cows and bulls can have horns.