Sunday, January 16, 2011

Random pictures and thoughts

This is a picture of Tobi and Perry Dale from last fall. She is two and he is one in the picture.

This is a picture of me and my brother, Greg. There are 13 months between us. In this picture, I am about two and he is about one. Do you see any similarities? I did not like my brother any more than Tobi likes hers! My neighbor came to check on us the day they brought him home because he could hear me crying from a few hundred yards away!

This is a picture taken by my friend Tonya this winter of our church. It's "real" name is Pleasant Grove Missionary Baptist Church. Folks around here just call it "Miller Hill." And that is how you would find it if you stopped to ask directions. This was our weekend to have church and I had to work. I really don't like working weekends anyway, but when it interferes with church, then I really don't like it! But there is not much else I can do! Gotta work! I talked to Sandy this evening on the way home. I missed two really good services! :( for me, :) for them! And April said Fairview had 3 or 4 people get saved at their service today! And Ashley missed an ordination of her brother-in-law as deacon at her church today. I have many relatives burried at Fairview. My dad's family is all there. Many cousins, grandparents, great-grandparents, uncles, aunts......friends. Their services are the same weekend as ours.

And this is a picture of my mother-in-law whom I never knew. Rick's sister, Teresa is with her. She was speaking of this "white uniform" on Friday while we were waiting for Donna's test to be over. She said she really didn't like to wear it. I understand! That is all I could wear to work the first 3 or 4 years as a nurse. I remember when we first started to wear color scrubs. They were midnight blue. We thought we were so cool! CCU had their own color. Then a few years later I moved to Massachusetts and could wear any color scrubs I wanted to. The only rule was clean and neat with no obscene logo's! Some rules! I would have loved to have known Lorene. If she was as sweet as her sisters (and I have heard she was) I know I would have loved her! She passed away in the 1970's when Donna was fairly small from complications of an intracranial hemorrhage (if you remember, when we first discovered something was wrong with Rick I took him to the ER because of this history).

In less than a month it will be St. Valentines Day. Thought you might enjoy a short history lesson:

Saint Valentine's Day (commonly shortened to Valentine's Day) is an annual commemoration held on February 14 celebrating love and affection between intimate companions. The day is named after one or more early Christian martyrs named Valentine and was established by Pope Gelasius I in 500 AD. It was deleted from the Roman calendar of saints in 1969 by Pope Paul VI, but its religious observance is still permitted. It is traditionally a day on which lovers express their love for each other by presenting flowers, offering confectionery, and sending greeting cards (known as "valentines"). The day first became associated with romantic love in the circle of Geoffrey Chaucer in the High Middle Ages, when the tradition of courtly love flourished.

Modern Valentine's Day symbols include the heart-shaped outline, doves, and the figure of the winged Cupid. Since the 19th century, handwritten valentines have largely given way to mass-produced greeting cards.
Please Wikipedia Easter for the references used. This is a copy and paste of a Wikipedia post!
And in about 3 months it will be Easter!

I leave you with this tonight!

John 3:16 (King James Version)

16For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

I love y'all!
To be continued.............

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