Saturday, May 23, 2015

Buddy Boy And I Take A Walk.

It's Sunday evening, might rain, who knows, looks a little like it could. After supper Buddy and I headed out to water the plants and it was so nice in town, I thought we should take a walk. We made it through most of our town, which is about 8 blocks or so. It has been a beautiful spring, the flowers have been the best I have seen in years.

Buddy is a deal to walk, he pulls and tugs. I am building strong arms. He gets so excited when he sees another animal or even a bird. It's a little tough to hold the camera still when he is pulling me so hard. I did my best.

I am always in love when the spring flowers bloom. They are so beautiful,  after the long dark winter. I don't believe the roses could have one more bloom, there are so many. The colors are so beautiful.We went down to the river, which is still in it's banks. WE have had floods for the past few springs.

My yard is staring to shape up, the floods have done a number and killed a lot of stuff. Since I bought the old place, I have learned what will make it through the floods and what won't. It is hurtful to watch all your work, die when the old Mississippi over flows it's banks. To those of you that do not know, My old house is about 200 feet from the Mississippi. Last year the river was about 6 inches deep all the way around my house. In 168 years it has never been inside. That's good. I pray it doesn't in the future.

Who knows what the summer will bring. I hope we continue to get some nice slow rains. So far it has been a beautiful spring. Please come sometime and take a tour. I will always leave a light on, Buddy will meet ya at the door. Come on over, we'll all take a walk.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A Wonderful, Wonderful, GIFT!!!!!

Today, May 6th, 2015 was a very special day. The reason ? I got a beautiful gift from  a very dear friend. Last week, I got a phone call from a good friend, Joanne Barnes, she said she wanted to come visit and she was bringing me a present. I said, it is not my Birthday, Christmas or anything. She said it was just something she wanted to give me.
   I first meet Joanne Barnes in 1972. I was doing my student teaching, my final act before graduation at college. I had studied art and Joanne's Husband, Melvin, was an local art teacher and I was assigned to him and his art class for a few weeks to do this teaching.
 Melvin has since passed, but Joanne and I have remained friends. Melvin and Joanne were very good to me, I  had a good easy time student teaching and I got a good grade. They had me to there home, which was lovely and they liked and collected antiques. Joanne and I both liked pink and pink roses.    

Joanne has always collected, " Pink Luster." She has hundreds of pieces. I never got into it, until now! People call this Pink Luster, because of the pink boarder that has a high luster. It comes in many patterns, but Joanne and I have always liked the pink rose pattern. I have owned a lot of pieces, but I always sold them. One day recently, I asked Joanne if she still collected it? She said not so much, as she has so much. I said I never did, but somehow wish I had. I guess that is where she got the ideal to share these pieces with me.

Well I had to wait a week to find out what my present was. But today, Joanne came bringing a very big box. My eyes about popped out of my head when I saw what was inside.  We just kept unpacking wonderful pieces after wonderful pieces. I thought the best place for them was in a hutch in the library.
This is the cabinet before the luster. I moved a few books and even dusted the shelves Yahhhhhh

I have some other pink things in the library. I have the famous DOLL HOUSE, that is very pink. I also have a very old china doll, with a pink dress. It was also a gift from a friend. And my pride and joy. A French Automaton with a pink dress.  So the pink luster seemed like the next pink to add here.

  Now----- I have the best reason in the world to collect pink Luster with Roses. I need to fill this baby up. Time to go shopping. Come by anytime for a tour. I will always leave the lights on and buddy will be glad to see ya. I'd say with a kiss, but he's a little selfish with them. I hardly every get any.