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#1
Miscellaneous / Re: another slice of wry
August 12, 2020, 05:47:11 PM
 I have failed miserably as a cousin of Larry Jordan. I learned today that he passed away in November of 2019. Just thought those who liked his posts would also like to know. Today was his birthday and I found out through a post on Facebook by his daughter. I had thought a couple of times that he hadn't posted lately but got busy with life and never followed up. I also put his not posting to his health problems and didn't really worry about it. He suffered with COPD for a long time. His humor will be missed. I have been told that his humor was in line with the Andrews side of my family tree. Hugs, Larry!!!! Hope you and my dad are revisiting your childhood shenanigans.  Love, Deb
#2
Miscellaneous / Re: Observations
August 12, 2020, 05:46:10 PM
 I have failed miserably as a cousin of Larry Jordan. I learned today that he passed away in November of 2019. Just thought those who liked his posts would also like to know. Today was his birthday and I found out through a post on Facebook by his daughter. I had thought a couple of times that he hadn't posted lately but got busy with life and never followed up. I also put his not posting to his health problems and didn't really worry about it. He suffered with COPD for a long time. His humor will be missed. I have been told that his humor was in line with the Andrews side of my family tree. Hugs, Larry!!!! Hope you and my dad are revisiting your childhood shenanigans.  Love, Deb
#3
Miscellaneous / Re: Observations
March 11, 2019, 10:25:47 AM
Good morning from Kansas. This week is "Spring Break" from school in this area. I am blessed with the three granddaughters today. We have a litter of unplanned puppies in the barn, so we will probably make several trips to the barn to check on them. Usually it's a hunt for kittens but I guess all our cats have gotten too old for that nonsense. Carl is at work, so I'm main chef and caretaker. It's supposed to be a nice but cloudy day here. Supposed to have rain off and on this week. Thanks for sending it, by the way. I always enjoy your posts. The most exciting thing here, is the puppies (of course) and dealing with Carl's second broken leg in six months. Same leg but both bones this time. Slipped on the ice three weeks ago this time. Guess he will have to sign up for co-ordination classes after he retires from the college this summer. No chases or broken appliances to lament about but I hope this brightens your day. Deb
#4
Miscellaneous / Re: Observations
January 14, 2019, 06:07:54 PM
Glad to hear that you are getting out and about!! It does a body good!!!! Hope you keep taking your wife out for a meal once a week. Heck, I might even use your decision to blackmail my husband to take me out to supper once a week!!  So proud of your post regarding your children listening to you and spending their precious time with their children. Take care of yourself, your wife and your dog. Hugs, Deb.
#5
Miscellaneous / Re: Observations
December 12, 2018, 11:50:33 PM
Chocolate cake is not a bad thing to be remembered for.....  I always wondered what the fall out was about between Grandma Andrews and the youngest son. No one back here ever talked about it either.

Maybe for Christmas you should ask for gift certificates from your children for their time. They are probably so busy with their own families, they don't think about you wanting to just visit with them. Now that both of my parents are gone, time spent with my son, daughter in law and the girls are precious. And I didn't realize that until after they were gone. Just my humble opinion. After my husband broke his left leg the Monday before Thanksgiving chasing a couple of heifer calves in the dark that had escaped the pasture, our son and his girls came out the following weekend and spent the afternoon fixing the fence that the heifers were going through. That afternoon was the best experience I have had with them for a long, long time. Answering the girls questions about the bull, cows, calves, showing them how to untangle baling wire and Carl allowing the middle grand daughter to chauffer him around on the utility vehicle is going to stay with me for awhile.

Stay strong and smile! Didn't Betty Davis stay that old age wasn't for sissies!!!! Love, Deb
#6
Miscellaneous / Re: Observations
November 20, 2018, 02:14:52 PM
Well, there are two sides to this coin (argument). I agree that your children and grandchildren should have been more attentive to your presence. However, may I suggest that you ask to have a seat at the table with the rest of the family for the next family gathering (No matter how much of a burden you feel your asking for help to move in there would be, they will be happy to help you). I bet you will find they will be happy to have you there to join the conversation. Speaking for myself as a hostess with a lot on my mind, I don't usually think of that kind of stuff until too late. My thoughtful husband usually points these missed points and takes care of them for me. As always, love to read your posts and rants! Wish we were closer so we could visit in person. Love, Deb
#7
Miscellaneous / Re: Observations
November 13, 2018, 08:38:09 PM
Good evening from Kansas!  We are enjoying some cold wind and snow this week. Just did some catching up on your posts. Sounds like you have been kept busy the past couple of months. Carl and I attended the annual music program for our two oldest granddaughters this evening. The oldest one is quite invested in the performing arts ( does "diva" come to mind) and the youngest one is shy and does good to stand up in front of a crowd. Thank you for sharing your life's "happenings", makes me feel somewhat normal. Didn't dawn on me that Thanksgiving is less than 10 days away until the daughter in law asked me what the plans are for Thanksgiving. Uuugh!!!! It can't be that time of year already. Hugs from Kansas. Deb Garison
#8
Miscellaneous / Re: Observations
July 29, 2018, 04:52:59 PM
Happy Anniversary!!!!!  Yes, after so long in marriage, we run out of possible anniversary presents. But Carl and I have found that just a quiet evening at home is sometimes a present in itself. Congrats!!!!!
#9
Miscellaneous / Re: Observations
March 12, 2018, 08:51:27 PM
Happy to hear your "hot water" story involved an actual hot water heater! Sounds like you are feeling better. Kudos to your wife for being "persistent" in this matter. Things are dry and dusty here in Kansas. Our son's house came to "very" close to being destroyed by a fire caused by some fool (1/2 mile north of his house) cutting metal on one of the 50 mph windy days last week. Very humbling experience for that young man. Zeke, "man of many words" (sarcastic remark by mom) actually thanked his father for insisting that the dead leaves from the trees on the west side of the house be raked up and done away with. Keep putting one foot in front of the other and you will eventually get somewhere!
#10
Miscellaneous / Re: Observations
December 26, 2017, 06:08:57 PM
So glad to hear that you all are doing fine. What a wonderful present, something that will get you outside and "blow the stink off you" (as we rednecks say). There's always a black sheep or two in the family. I grinned at the black sheep comment because Bill always tried to convince everyone that he was the black sheep in our family tree. I find myself missing him more and more these days, who knew! Fact is always stranger than fiction and it seems you are finding good examples.

Our son and family came out yesterday afternoon for our celebration. The grands are growing way too fast. Carl and I keep looking at each other and wondering how we got to be this age, cause it's not old!!!!
Take care you all !!!!!! 
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