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Birthday Buzz- Sean turns 8!

Our first of eight grandchildren turns 8! Happy Birthday Sean! The Mama, our sweet Olivia! The Papa, Chris holding li' Lily! Grandad and Eleanor Cousin Nathan gave Sean a clown wig! Sean shared the silliness with his sisters! No wig for Lily though! Chloe looks on

Skateboard Tricks mixed with Grits ~Rodney Mullen On Board~

"My life be like ooh aah ooh Dum dum diddy Here comes that boy from the capital city Last up on the Grits new ditty But eight bars of the truth will do, eh I believe there's a pride thats stunning, And I believe in the kingdom coming I believe if you seek the truth, You don't need to look far cuz it's gonna find you" Rodney Mullen and some of his skateboard tricks:

Sonnet 116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds Admit impediments. Love is not love Which alters when alteration finds, Or bends with the remover to remove: O no! it is an ever-fixed mark That looks on tempests and is never shaken; It is the star to every wandering bark, Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken. Love's no Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks Within his bending sickle's compass come: Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks, But bears it out even to the edge of doom. If this be error and upon me proved, I never writ, nor no man ever loved! ~William Shakespeare~ (I admit to impatience with Shakespeare, but what a lovely Sonnet!)

Grand Snaps June 2013

I asked the grandkids to take some outdoor and indoor photos. They didn't complain- except for awhile when they thought the bright sunshine was too bright for their photos. For the most part we kept the camera setting on "Auto Mode". I used iPhoto to enhance color where needed and did cropping and  converted the photos of Liv and me to black and white. They used my Nikon and Canon cameras.  (I took the photos of the photographers!)  Here's a sample of what they snapped: Sean's Shadow Sean was taking a photograph… So was Eleanor! Roses, Catmint and Spirea in bloom! I spy Sean! I spy Lily! Ellie's Photo taken by Sean? Gorgeous and Fragrant climbing rose! A gift from Mom! Liv Love! The kids were excited about the butterfly (or moth?)! I spy Chloe! Fish Dish  Oil painting by Grandad Dale Messy Pantry! This was definitely cropped! Say "Cheese"! I thin

Along the Road- June 2013

Texaco Service Station turned Car Shop   Wichita, KS: Hesston, KS: Along the Road: Patchwork Road (Mike's Pic):

"I a dude."

i carry your heart {(n celebration of 33 years of marriage)}

[i carry your heart with me(i carry it in] BY E. E. CUMMINGS i carry your heart with me(i carry it in my heart)i am never without it(anywhere i go you go,my dear;and whatever is done by only me is your doing,my darling)                                                       i fear no fate(for you are my fate,my sweet)i want no world(for beautiful you are my world,my true) and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant and whatever a sun will always sing is you here is the deepest secret nobody knows (here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide) and this is the wonder that's keeping the stars apart i carry your heart(i carry it in my heart) Poem- E.E. Cummings Music- Michael Hedges (In thanksgiving to God Who intimately  and ultimately  has carried our hearts these  33 years of marriage! Since June 7, 1980!)  

A little madness in the spring...

    A little Madness in the Spring     Is wholesome even for the King,     But God be with the Clown –     Who ponders this tremendous scene –     This whole Experiment of Green –     As if it were his own!        Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

All our days are numbered...

… in the end.  “So teach us to number our days that we may get a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12