Friday, September 4, 2015

Hodge Podge . . .

My day began this morning by receiving this picture
from my long time friend Barb.
She lives in Pennsylvania and I haven't seen her for a few years.
We go way back to my Wisconsin days.
and even though we seldom see one another,
we are "connected at the hip."

Barb's mother died recently, Barb was going through
some of her things and up popped this picture.
It was taken at my son's wedding 27 years ago,
just about this time of the year. 

I loved, loved, loved receiving the email,
finding this photo and our genuine smiles.
A reminder to me to keep smiling always.
The best kind of Infectious!

Remember, I said this would be a bit of hodge podge.

Snickers went back to the vet to
receive her healthy report and get her stitches removed.
She is just fine, nasty cyst but everything is fine.
Here she is waiting for the vet and giving me some of her
 "panting vet wait tongue action!"

Fire Pit #two is ready to go but we are sweltering under
80-90 degree hot, muggy, buggy, yucky, steamy weather. 
So you'll have to wait for more pictures. 
(Fire Pit #one is ready to go in the woods too.)

Great granddaughter Oakland continues to warm my heart.
Well she pretty much warms all of our hearts.
This picture was taken by her other granny Amy
or maybe her other great granny
or maybe I don't know for sure who took the picture.

And to top things off, I was a Giveaway Winner
"This pinafore apron was made by
a six months short of 95 year old woman
who passed away unexpectedly. 
Her daughter was selling the aprons because
"Mother made them and that's what I'm doing."

Sandra wrote the above and announced I was a winner.

Just like Sandra, I would love to hear your apron stories.
I remember my mom always wore her waist apron,
usually one in pink or blue checks,
with some embroidery on it too.

I was going through some old pictures the other day
and found this one from my hospital working days.
Thought I would include it in this
Hodge Podge

Can you believe this year is already into September.
School days are beginning here this next week, some have already begun. 

I am a real fan of the old Palmer method of penmanship.
I found this old autograph book at an estate sale a few years back
and thought you'd enjoy the penmanship,
what friends were saying to Julia
and notice the dates too.


and ending with a bit of levity,
Elaine, a college friend of mine,
sent me this blonde joke.  
I thought it was a hoot.

Did you hear about the two blondes
who froze to death in a drive in?

They had gone to see
'Closed For The Winter.'
Keep Smiling
Keep the laughter flowing.

Thank you for your comments and friendship.
Till Next Time
Love ~ Lynne


Gail said...

Good news all around.

I love this penmanship, very similar to Dad's.

Cute joke.

eileeninmd said...

Hello Lynne, wonderful hodgepodge post. Happy September to you! I love the images, wonderful photo of you and your friend. Oakland is so sweet. And I love you Snickers. If I ever get another dog, it might be a dog like Snickers. Hopefully some cooler days are on the way, you can enjoy your firepit. Have a happy Labor Day weekend!

babs said...

ha, ha....the blonde joke! I didn't know you won a giveaway! Good for you! Nice hodgepodge!

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Some of the best things in life ….. old friends, furry friends and little friends and all make precious memories. XXXX

Deanna said...

Certainly enjoyed your "hodgepodge" post. Isn't life just like that?....a hodgepodge of wonderful friends, wonderful memories, wonderful times to look forward to and ofcourse, wonderful pets. My Mother always wore a waist apron, usually checked and embroidered.

Pepper Medley said...

HA! I love a good blonde joke and have been hit with one or two during my life.... cuz if the shoe fits, wear it, right? That is such a gorgeous photo your friend emailed to you.... Once in a while I have an old one appear in my email from my Arizona girlfriend. We go back about 25 years. Best kinds of friends are the old friends... xox

MarmePurl said...

Smile, chuckle, cool, Awwwwww, I always wear an apron when donning my domestic goddess persona, Sweet Lynne, cool, cool, cool....and finally Bahahahahahahhhhaaa!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Hi Lynne! What a cutie Oakland is, and I'm glad that Snickers is doing great too! And of course, what a treasure that photo is of you and your friend! I think that beautiful penmanship is something we've lost, as is having autograph books -- I still have one from 5th grade, and my Mom's too! :-)

Liz said...

Love the happy smiles on the first pic! Nice surprise! My grandma always wore an apron. Fancier ones for the holidays of course. I have been trying to wear one instead of wiping things on my pants! lol.. Congrats on winning one!

amanda | wildly simple said...

A truly treasure-filled Hodge Podge, Lynne!

The photo of you and your friend is so beautiful, so happy, just wonderful!
Sweet Oakland, healthy Snickers, old photos, and stunning handwriting.. I could admire it all day. Fantastic!

Thanks for the smiles!

My name is Riet said...

How wonderful to receive such an old and so beautiful photo. What a lovely gift. And the little granddaughter is adorable Lynne.
Have a nice Sunday

Kim said...

You still have that beautiful smile, Lynne! Isn't it fun to look back? Love the joke and I'm embarrassed to say that I had to read it twice to get it. Can you tell I am a blonde? ;-)

Nancy said...

I always enjoy Hodgepodge.....Old friends are special and especially the ones where you're connected at the hip...So glad your pup is OK. Your grand daughter is beautiful. Did anyone ever tell you how they would steal your heart in a way you never understood....I think September has slipped up on all of us.....

bj said...

Love this post...and your Farrah Fawcett hair-do......LOL
And I love Blonde Jokes better than any others....

Pamela Gordon said...

I love the old pics, the apron, the autograph book and memories. Sweet Snickers...I hope you are doing well. :)

Sarah Huizenga said...

Love seeing the photos from the past. I found an autography book at the Allegan Antique Market last week, but didn't but it because it was $28. A little steep for me.