Friday, June 20, 2008

The Official First Day of Summer

Yay! It's Summer!

I remember for me when the last day of school was over that's when Summer started. We spent whole days playing outside barefooted.

-My younger sister and I would make peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and Kool-aid, go up on our hill and have a picnic, we loved it!
-Mom would give us a quarter and we would walk a half mile down the road to Stewart's corner store. We would be able to buy a candy bar or a pop for 10 or 15 cents and then get penny candy usually with the rest. Such wonderful memories! I loved (and still do if I get the chance) to get black licorice and use it for a straw if I happened to get pop that time.
-My Mom would fry some of her awesome chicken and make her awesome potato salad and always had chips and pop or Kool-aid to drink and we would go on a picnic to Clear Lake (my favorite!) or one of the other lakes up there in the mountains above where we lived. My Dad would fish and I don't remember what my other siblings did but my sister and I would catch polly wogs and learned to let them go before going home.
-I would ride one of my siblings bikes (I didn't have one of my very own) around in our driveway and then when I was older got to ride it on the road. I loved riding bikes!!
-We would travel to visit relatives in Spokane or Snohomish and I remember staying for a week sometimes. Or my cousins and Aunts and Uncles would visit us. I loved seeing my cousins! We had so much fun!!
...the wonderful memories....
Did you make it to the end of my walk down memory lane? Thank you if you did!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Happy Juneteenth!!

Juneteenth: June 19

On June 19, 1865, Union soldiers led by Major General Gordon Granger landed at Galveston, Texas to announce that the Civil War had ended and that all slaves were now free (the Emancipation Proclamation had become official on January 1, 1863). Reactions to the news among former slaves ranged from shock to jubilation, and most left the plantations even if they had nowhere else to go. Many moved north, while others moved elsewhere in the south to relocate with families. Since then, "Juneteenth" has evolved into an annual celebration of freedom and self-development, with emphasis on community and respect for all cultures.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Late Father's Day Post

Found this on youtube. Brought tears to my eyes. I so miss my Daddy.
Here are the words to the song. Sung by Aselin Debison.

Love is so rare

Like a tiny seed firmly in the soil
Nurtured with a love I think so rare
Given room to breathe, given time to see
It's now so clear to me
You were there, you were there

When I was just a flower afraid out in the forest
Hiding from the shadows all alone
I knew you'd be along, my faith in you was strong
Like our favourite song
To lead me home, you led me home

And with each changing season
I grow a little stronger
Rising up to touch the open sky
And if I gave you a reason
not to hold me any longer
You gave me a thousand reasons why

You are my steady oak standing tall and strong
Protecting me with everything you have
And I know deep inside
I would not have survived
Without you by my side
Oh and I .... I love you dad

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Today on E-Bay

Click on this link to My world on E-Bay and then click on items for sale on the left side. E-Bay

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

I Won!!

Nothing really big, but still this is a rare thing so this is exciting! I won a gift certificate for a 6 foot long sub at Subway (says it's worth 40 dollars). I signed up for it online at a local radio station. Yay!!