Friday, September 13, 2019


Last Saturday morning we drove 5 hours
north to Des Moines, Iowa.  We went to
attend the celebration of life service for
Marie C. Smith, age 97.  
  Marie was very instrumental in our lives -
 especially back in the 70's when
we served helping her husband, the late Pastor
Frank W. Smith at the First Church of
the Open Bible in Des Moines.

 Marie or as we affectionately  called her the "Reverand Momma Holy Mostest", was a
 beautiful lady both inside and out.  
When she was 88 years old, she was 
crowned "Mrs Senior Oklahoma" - independent living.

This scripture was shared by her son,
Jonathan and really summed up the role
of his parents while they was here on this earth:

We weren't in Des Moines a long time over
the long weekend, but had a few minutes one
 day to drive down Grand Avenue and drive
 by the Capitol in the downtown.  Des Moines
 is where my husband and I met back in 
1966 and were married there in 1968.

The area around the Governor's residence is
all very old with brick streets.  This has been
the Governor's home since 1971.  Built in 1866-1869,
it is 2nd Empire and built by Iowa's first millionaire.

I took a few photos while
 rolling along as we
drove by in our car:

I gave this one a pure charm award:

Thursday, September 5, 2019


I haven't spent a lot of time blogging this
summer.  I have enjoyed my garden and
I have been busy doing lots of things.

Time has flown by.....

I recently got the scare of my life when I
 realized that a bat was inside the deck
 umbrella.  This was the second time 
that happened this summer.

I also got quite a surprise recently when
a lady knocked at my front door and
brought a sign to go in my yard!
Needless to say, I was shocked.

I will say that the yard  was so
 much prettier early in
the summer!

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Thursday, August 22, 2019


It has been so much fun just
reaching in the garden for
flowers for bouquets this summer!

Hope your summer is going great!

Wednesday, August 14, 2019


Today I enjoyed having some
ladies for a luncheon tea:

 I choose the word "luncheon tea" because
I didn't make multiples of food items although
I did serve Chicken Salad Croissants and
a nice green salad with pine nuts and
raspberries.  Then I served scones with
cherry filling inside and little cheesecake 
tarts with fruits.  We had iced tea and
since it is very hot - our cups and saucers
stayed empty of hot tea.

inside of them.  When we were in Kansas
City I was able to go to Cost Plus World
Market so we enjoyed some Somerdale
Devon Cream for our scones.

Do you love hospitality?  I really enjoy
making food and serving it.