Dear Friends & Family,

I really appreciate your patience, kindness, understanding,
and last but not least,
your love and support.
There are times when darkness overtakes us all,
but once we let go and let God,
everything will work out for the best.

I have a bit of healing to do,
but please keep those prayers a comin',
and I will be back with you
as soon as I can.

Much and Always,

A Special Award.....

I recieved this award from
Michelle over at
"Russin' Round Up".


I am speechless and overwhelmed
at the kindness this chick
continues to show me.


"Most of us know who and what cheers us up .
What we don't know is how we cheer up others.
Or if we're making a difference in their lives.
That's because we let too much time go by
Without telling those we appreciate
How much they mean to us.
Until it's too late.
And the opportunity
slips away."


"The bloggers I nominated cheer me up like Charlotte from Charlotte's Web, a box of Peanut Butter Panic from Blue Bunny Ice Cream,
and a copy of a picture I have in my home of Lucy and Ethel
on the job at a candy company."
Thank you, Ann and Amel
and Michelle


The bloggers I nominate for this award are as follows:









These are truly the places I hit first when I need a little "pick me up".
Check them out and you'll see why.
I love you, oh so, each!



Dear Abby,

My husband is a liar and a cheat.
He has cheated on me from the beginning, and, when I confront him, he denies everything.
What's worse, everyone knows that he cheats on me.
It is so humiliating.
Also, since he lost his job six years ago, he hasn't even looked for a new one.
All he does all day is smoke {{{{whatever}}}} while cruising around and "bull shiting" with his buddies,
while I have to work to pay the bills.
Since our daughter went away to college he doesn't even pretend to like me, and even hints that I may be a lesbian.
What should I do?



Dear Clueless:

Put on your "Big" girl panites and
Grow up!
Dump him!

Good grief woman!

You don't need him anymore!


You're a Senator from New York,


you're running for President of the United States!
It is "HIGH TIME", you begin to act like it!



Why Did The Chicken Cross The Road?

Politically speaking.....
There are so many answers to choose from!
Take your pick below.
"I invented the chicken!"
" Did the chicken really cross the road, or did the road move beneath the chicken ."

"We have reason to believe there is a chicken,
but we have not yet been allowed to have access
to the other side of the road. "

"It is the nature of chickens to cross the road."

" Isn't that interesting?
In a few moments, we will be listening to the chicken tell, for the first time,
the heart warming story of how it experienced a serious case of molting,
and went on to accomplish its life long dream of crossing the road. "

" I did not cross the road with THAT chicken.
What is your definition of chicken ."

" I have just released eChicken2007, which will not only cross roads,
but will lay eggs, file your important documents, and balance your check book.
Internet Explorer is an integral part of eChicken.

" Now to the left of the screen,
you can clearly see the satellite image of the chicken crossing the road..."

" Did I miss one?"

" Where's my gun?"

" Did the chicken cross the road?
Did he cross it with a toad?
Yes, the chicken crossed the road,
but why it crossed
I've not been told. "

"To die in the rain. Alone. "

" In my day we didn't ask why the chicken crossed the road.
Somebody told us the chicken crossed the road,
and that was good enough. "

Hillary Clinton:
" I have vast experience with chickens and if elected,
I will ensure that EVERY chicken has the ability to cross any road they desire."

" Although I voted to let the chicken cross the road, I am now against it!
It was the wrong road to cross, and I was misled about the chicken's intentions.
I am not for it now, and will remain against it. "

" Imagine all the chickens in the world crossing roads together, in peace. "

"No one called me to warn me which way that chicken was going.
I had a standing order at the Farmer's Market to sell my eggs when the price dropped to a certain level.
No little bird gave me any insider information. "

" That chicken crossed the road because he's GUILTY!
You can see it in his eyes and the way he walks."

" To steal the job of a decent, hardworking American."

" We don't really care why the chicken crossed the road.
We just want to know if the chicken is on our side of the road, or not.
The chicken is either against us, or for us.
There is no middle ground here."

" The problem we have here is that this chicken won't realize that he must first deal
with the problem on 'THIS' side of the road before it goes after
the problem on the 'OTHER SIDE' of the road.
What we need to do is help him realize how stupid he's acting
by not taking on his 'CURRENT' problems
before adding 'NEW' problems ".


Thank you,
for givin' me
the friggin' nerve
to simply come up
with this one!

i love your bones



Susie Mae New
This is a photograph that sits on a shelf in my home.
I inherited plenty memories of past when I moved in here.
I hope you enjoy the story as it unfolds below through each post.
It is interesting to see what you might find
in a Bible so old.

A Good Read....


....and the opening of Susie Mae New's Bible.

A Valentine Card....

This beautiful old card is paper clipped on the inside portion of the Bible.

To Me.....

This was stuck inside the front cover of the Bible.
From my daughter,
(Imagine that!)

Notes to Verse....

A Christmas Card....

Mark of the Beast vs. God's Seal....

Sunday vs. Sabbath....

Giving Thanks....

The Three Angel Messages....

The Three Angel Messages,
as hand written by Susie Mae New

1st - Is a call to worship God according to the eternal gospel.

2nd - A warning against our substitute gospels.


3rd - A special alarm against worshiping the beast and it's image - the great apostary of the last days.

Written and published on December 5th, 1889
to the Review and Herald in Pine Grove, California
by Mrs. E.G. White
(My great-grandmother)

A Christmas Card to Susie Mae New....

Her Bible....

A Morning Prayer....

"Lord, make me a blessing today.
A blessing to someone, I pray, in all that I do.
In all that I say.
O, make me a blessing
dear Savior, today."
Last night an old friend stopped in to see me.
Just to kinda' hang out and such.
The children were calm and they too have known this person all of their lives
as this friend is like family to me.
And when I think about it, my family is so wondrous and extended.....anyway.....

During their visit I noticed something different about my friend.
Sure they have maintained themselves well over the years, but that wasn't it.
.......I noticed a light about my long lost pal, a spark of sorts, for lack of a better term!
I found myself so at ease and relaxed
and just felt at peace while in being in their presence.
(And I cannot begin to tell you how refreshing that feels!)

Later into the visit, they then began to tell me of a personal experience,
although quite vague,
that required me to read the book of Jonah in the Bible.


I can manage that before bed.
As they assured me it was only two or three pages in its entirety.

I can do that.


Both of us, I might add, become quite smitten when it comes to things of old.
So, I led my friend over to a book case that contains a multitude of Bibles
belonging to several generations of women in my family lineage.

Randomly I chose the Bible, third from the left, and gently pulled it out.
You must understand that some of these Bibles are no less than seventy or seventy five years old!

I know, right?

As I pulled the Bible to my chest and headed off to bed,
(oh, and by the way, my friend had already left for the evening...)
I did just as I had promised that I would.
Per their request, I would read the book of Jonah.

We agreed that the next time we spoke, they would tell me of the underling personal account they had had with this particular book.

So, off to bed I go with Daisy, my lab, to bed looking forward to reading.


As I am gingerly handeling this old Bible,
in attempts to find the book of Jonah,
this piece of paper keeps falling out.

On my third or fourth attempt to place it back exactly where it had come from,
I took notice of the beautiful handwriting on this aging piece of paper.
So fluidly it was written, no mistakes, clear and simple was this note,
written by
Susie Mae New.

Let me just say this...I have uncovered a treasure!
A time capsule of sorts!
I am not sure if it is a just a "Southern" thing,
or not,
but around here, and as far as I know,
one's Bible is the place where we are known to store most of our family's history.
Such things as writings and paper cut outs or on cards.

It is in the tender pages of our personally monogrammed Bibles,
that was gifted to us on the date of our Baptisim,
by a family member
that is lovingly close to you and in your blood line,
that we store our little treasures of ancestry in.

It protects and keeps accounts of the precious details of our ancestors.
All that I found in this particular Bible is both precious and priceless to me.
It is becoming.....pretty special stuff.

above is the note
and the prayer,
that kept falling out, from within it's pages.

I decided it was fitting for a morning post and wanted to share it with you today.

A simple and loving prayer to start your day with.

Much love to each of you
Be a blessing to someone today!

(Mea Cupa)


A Sweet Surprise....

The segment filmed in MERIDIAN, MISSISSIPPI,
will air today,
MONDAY, JANUARY 14 th on The Oprah Winfrey Show.

Lisa and Lee with V93.5, Meridian's Best Variety, and Bob Greene!

One of my FAVORITE women here in Meridian, Miss Betty Lou Jones!