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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

A Very Nice Surprise . . .

On Mondays I volunteer at the main entrance of our local hospital.
My job is to escort people to their various appointments and/or patient visits.
I enjoy my volunteering because I meet such wonderful people and I love the walking!

Yesterday I walked a woman to the elevators.
She stopped me, asked me if my name was Lynne and if I wrote a blog . . .
I was stunned, pleasantly surprised, overjoyed that she recognized me and said HELLO.

A few minutes ago, I found this comment on my most recent post . . .
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Hello, Lynne!
So nice to meet you at Mercy Hospital today. It took me a few minutes but your face looked familiar and it finally dawned on me that I read your blog. What a coincidence that you were the volunteer who showed me to the elevator.

I'm going to tell my BFF about the flower garden in Whitehall and we'll go check it out. Thanks for telling me about it. Their flowers couldn't be any prettier than those in your own yard though! Gorgeous!

I enjoyed meeting you, Lynne.

Marge Fraser
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So Marge, these flower arrangements of mine and some of my garden pictures are for you . . .
I often say . . . it's the little things . . .
Your sweet HELLO, made my day!
Here is my email, I hope to hear from you soon, grannyfree72@gmail.com . . .
Love ~
Lynne


Sunday, July 16, 2017

Some Very Nice Days . . .

I watched little great grand Oakland for a few hours the other day.
Delightful age, jabbering away like crazy, ready to do, go, be . . .
I said, "should we go cut some flowers" . . .
Yup, shoes back on, out the door we went . . .
(I gave her my "teacher instruction" of how to carry a scissors, POINT DOWN.)
Oakland tried the "correct way to hold the scissors to cut"
so she must have had some instruction along the way about using a scissors!

BUT . . . when I pointed out the first flower to cut,
she held the scissors with both hands and snipped it right off at the top!
So, I let her use that method while showing her where to cut the flowers.

We took the flowers over to a neighbor, she walked right up to the door, knocked,
handed her the flowers, and said, "have a good day!"
Sweet as can be . . . she is very polite . . .

Then we came home to do her favorite thing of late . . .
painting with my water colors . . . she told me she likes "purple" . . .
So we mixed up some purple and she painted big purple blotches . . .

Could life be any better!
(Her mommies photo from another day, not mine.)

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On the same day, same time, granddaughter Amanda sent me a text,
wondering if I might like a a visit . . .
How wonderful was that . . . she lives about an hour away . . . works even further.
I said, "love it . . . how about we go walk, sit by the beach . . ."
So, Amanda arrived while Oakland was here . . .
fun for the three of us to paint purple blotches together!
(Reminder: I must get a three generation "girls" picture!)

And then off to the beach . . . fun to be there, watch the volleyball, people, activity!
We visited about life and memories . . . very, very nice relaxing, pleasant time . . .

Then we met up with "mister Irish" at Muskegon's famous Fricano's . . . for pizza.
Amanda's first taste of a Fricano pizza.
A favorite . . . maybe once . . . or twice a year . . .

Then back to the house to look at photo albums . . . and visit some more . . .

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The next day I went to the opening day of a new cutting garden . . .
Beautiful curved flowers beds of snapdragones, cone flowers, zinnas, sun flowrs, lavender and more.
I brought my own containers and scissors, no need, everything there, self serve . . .
Four dollars worth of flowers, back home, cut some more flowers from my gardens,
added some ivy, fern and hosta leaves, presto, a few little bouquets . . .

One other person there . . . I hope more arrived later . . . I will return for sure!

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Investing in our families, children, grandchildren, greats,
with our time, our thoughts, our caring . . .
is a very fine investment indeed . . .

Happy Summer Days My Friends . . .
Love ~
Lynne

Thursday, July 13, 2017

How About You . . .

Saw this on Facebook . . .

Play along with me . . . here is my lead in . . .

KIND OF YOU . . .

Annabelle for you . . .
love ~
lynne

(Looking forward to reading your "three words" in my comments . . .)