My Folly/Thursday Doors


 This week for my Thursday Doors, you’ll see the interior view of The Folly Theatre in downtown Kansas City, Missouri. The handsome man you see here took me for a special evening out to celebrate our 30th anniversary. Weekend10a

I’m particularly fond of the earliest part of the evening as it was before ‘The Drink’.


We had exclusive box seats. The one I circled is directly opposite ours. So Stage view was amazing!


I do remember most everything. Especially meeting Brother Marty Stuart and the Fabulous Superlatives after the show. But to the person who slipped that something extra in my drink, just know that this ol’ girl didn’t fall off a turnip truck. I ended up with a nice policeman escorting me to the door with sincere interest in how I ended up in that condition. Your day will come.

For other Thursday Door entries, click here and find Norm’s blue link button at the bottom of his post.

Stored Up/ Sunday Sampler

In my boxes and multitude of photo albums, I have quite a few gems. Sharing my wedding picture takes it back 30 years as of last Monday. We had recently lost my father to cancer 6 months prior, so the event took on a bittersweet spirit. At least in my mind. Mother took the bull by the horn so to speak to insure I had a beautiful wedding day. With a simple budget, we managed to pull it off. I understood the sacrifice this was to her and I am deeply grateful. And this year she joined FaceBook. Thanks to my aunt’s generous gift to her of a laptop, my mother can finally read my blogs first-hand, my sister’s posts, and those of all her grandchildren, and keep up with the huge family we come from. There are a ton of us!


So Happy Mothers Day and have a wonderful day!

As a mother, I have been blessed with two beautiful daughters. So now it’s my turn to turn the table this Mother’s Day 2017.


Sunday Sampler is a weekly challenge to showcase handmade items. This week I’ve chosen to reuse an old photo that I plan to have framed. Old photos of real moments in my life are the most cherished. Take hold of those stored up photos and Create!

Wagon Wheel

To us, family means putting your arms around each other and being there.
IMG_1510 Barbara Bush quotes

Funny thing about quotes when they remind you of a family event.

(I just love Barbara Bush by the way)

The thing you see me ‘wrapped up’ in above is a Wagon Wheel throw.


Been working on it for awhile. It’s a totally new pattern and I knew as soon as I got an invitation to that ‘family event’ I mentioned above, I would be bringing it along.


I placed it on the floor and that made it look like a rug. But trust me, it would be a little slippery.


Here are the 2 people it was intended for. My Aunt Glenda and Uncle Don. We gathered to celebrate their 50th Wedding Anniversary at the Lincoln City Hall.



Boy have they been a major influence in my life!! Can’t say enough how grateful I am to them for all the wonderful memories we share. Aunt Glenda knows how to cook Everything! And Uncle Don taught me how to pan for gold. Who could as for more than that?! Here’s to many more years of togetherness and more blessings than you can imagine.


This pic is for Ron’s buddy John Snyder. I’m saving these for your fly fishin’ lures.