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to many fine folk since 1957

Pepper and me ... Seattle 1962

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Hoist The Colors

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I am a Blue Star Mother

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Insist on yourself; never imitate.

Your own gift you can present

every moment

with the cumulative force

of a whole life’s cultivation;

but of the adopted talent of another

you have only an extemporaneous

half possession.

That which each can do best,

none but his Maker can teach him.

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In The Market, As It Were

 

 

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A Pistol With One Shot

Ecstatically shooting everything in sight using my beloved Nikon D3100 with AF-S DX Nikkor 18-55mm 1:3.5-5.6G VR kit lens and AF-S Nikkor 50mm f/1.8 G prime lens.

Also capturing outrageous beauty left and right with my Nikon D7000 blissfully married to my Nikkor 85mm f/1.4D AF prime glass. Don't be jeal.

And then there was the Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 18-200mm f:3.5-5.6G ED VR II zoom. We're done here.

Dying Is A Day Worth Living For

I am a taphophile

Word. Photo Jennifer Weber 2010

Great things are happening at

Find A Grave

If you don't believe me, click the pics.

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Dying is a wild night

and a new road.

Emily Dickinson

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REMEMBRANCE

When I am gone

Please remember me

 As a heartfelt laugh,

 As a tenderness.

 Hold fast to the image of me

When my soul was on fire,

The light of love shining

Through my eyes.

Remember me when I was singing

And seemed to know my way.

Remember always

When we were together

And time stood still.

Remember most not what I did,

Or who I was;

Oh please remember me

For what I always desired to be:

A smile on the face of God.

David Robert Brooks
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 Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many.

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Keep To The Code

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You Want To Find This
The Promise Of Redemption

Therefore seeing we have this ministry, as we have received mercy, we faint not;

But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God.

But if our gospel be hid, it is hid to them that are lost:

In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not, lest the light of the glorious gospel of Christ, who is the image of God, should shine unto them.

For we preach not ourselves, but Christ Jesus the Lord; and ourselves your servants for Jesus' sake.

For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.

But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us.

We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair;

Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed;

Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.

For we which live are alway delivered unto death for Jesus' sake, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our mortal flesh.

So then death worketh in us, but life in you.

We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I BELIEVED, AND THEREFORE HAVE I SPOKEN; we also believe, and therefore speak;

Knowing that he which raised up the Lord Jesus shall raise up us also by Jesus, and shall present us with you.

For all things are for your sakes, that the abundant grace might through the thanksgiving of many redound to the glory of God.

For which cause we faint not; but though our outward man perish, yet the inward man is renewed day by day.

For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

While we look not at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen: for the things which are seen are temporal; but the things which are not seen are eternal.

II Corinthians 4

Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it, have never known it again.

~ Ronald Reagan

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I Knew You'd Warm Up To Me (recent scribblings)
Not Without My Effects

My Compass Works Fine

The Courage Of Our Hearts

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Monday
May142018

Oh for a short squat coffee pot

Before this soon-to-be-sweltering summer-in-spring day gets too much further underway, I must break from my wedding tales to tell you about yesterday.

First let me say:

I hope your Mother's Day was as interesting, fun, productive, and love-filled as mine.

Our pastor pointed out that not everyone gets a warm, fuzzy feeling when it comes to Mother's Day. I'd fall somewhere on that spectrum but I do enjoy the holiday.

Naturally we went to Sunday services in the morning. Our church treats the mothers (maybe all ladies) to breakfast during the Sunday School hour.

Also naturally, I don't go to that.

I'd rather have my elongated breakfast (mainly coffee) time at home, and show up for the worship hour. And who's to argue? Not TG. So that's what we did.

Afterwards we wended homeward in the already-boiling 95-degree heat. And it's not even especially humid yet. I'm happy to report that a break in the weather is due to occur tomorrow, along with some rain.

I am looking forward to that. More humidity, okay, but less heat, also okay.

Audrey had planned a light lunch of salads and sandwiches with chips and salsa washed down with cold soft drinks, together with pies and cookies and of course, coffee with the dessert course.

Dagny has been feeling under the weather for several days. She had a mini-meltdown at the start of church, and TG had to take her out into the lobby to comfort her.

Upon returning to the family pew, she fell fast asleep on Uncle Andrew's shoulder. Audrey said she'd also fallen asleep that morning after being dressed for church and waiting for her mom to finish getting ready.

Audrey had been conflicted about whether to bring her to church at all, but her symptoms were more malaise-like than actual fever or upset-this-or-that or worse, so she came ahead, not wanting to miss Mother's Day.

When it was time for the little ones to go to Children's Church, Dagny woke up and said she was keen to attend. So she did, and she seemed fine an hour later when it was time to go home.

She rode with TG and me -- recently when she graduated into a bigger car seat, we bought one for our car when Audrey got a new one for her own -- and I heard her happily munching on goldfish crackers en route.

Normally we don't eat in Mamaw's car but I know she is careful, and I was glad that her appetite -- which has been AWOL for a few days -- was present enough to handle a snack.

When we got home however, and settled in, I got busy putting the finishing touches on an ambrosia pie and making fresh egg salad as part of our lunch spread.

When Audrey arrived, having gone home to change clothes, gather her supplies, and bring a change of outfit for Dagny, she wondered where the little one was.

I said I hadn't heard her voice in at least fifteen minutes, but as I'd been preoccupied, I assumed she was in the TV room playing with her toys.

Turns out she'd crawled up beside TG and fallen fast asleep on his shoulder. Three naps before lunchtime.

Hmmmm. Puzzling.

When lunch was served, however, she revived and seemed to feel better, and even ate a few bites. Child does love a get-together with presents. She thinks every other day is a birthday party.

At church again that night, Dagny's color was improved and her spirits appeared to be at near-normal Dagny-like levels. 

Even so, Audrey plans a wee trip to the pediatrician, just to be sure nothing major is amiss.

Meanwhile, we ate our salads and sandwiches and blue corn chips with chunky salsa, then had pie -- if you didn't want the homemade ambrosia, there was a Kenny's Key Lime -- and soft cookies brought by Chad and Erica, along with a fresh pot of coffee.

Then it was time for presents. Speaking of coffee, Erica got me the short, fat Bodum Chambord French Press coffee maker I've been hankering after for a number of years.

I now have four, count them, four, Bodum Chambords in varying sizes from single-cup to make-a-pot-for-a-crowd. I love them all. The little rotund version is just so cute.

For the past few years I've been much enamored of a Secura double-walled stainless steel French Press that I found for a great price on Amazon.

But it's about to get a break because my new one is my new favorite. It will be pressed into service (pun intended) every morning for the foreseeable future.

Erica also gave me an oversized cake of scented soap (I love those) in gardenia fragrance, as she knows how partial I am to that flower.

Other gifts were just as charming. Audrey gave me a coffee table book about the department stores Goudchaux's and Maison Blanche, famous Baton Rouge retail establishments that I remember visiting with my own late Mamaw.

I can't wait to read it. Let it get as hot and humid as it wants; I have a reading spot in my sun room that's well-lit and cool.

Audrey and Dagny also gave me some dog stickers, with which to decorate my mail. I'm as partial to dogs as I am to gardenias and books and soaps and glass bottles and non-electric coffee pots.

Speaking of glass bottles, Andrew and Brittany gave me the darling Rae Dunn creation you see at the top of this post, and in the picture directly above. Brittany thought the decoration brought to mind a pirate tattoo. She is absolutely correct.

I have no ink but if I were ever tempted (to give you a vague idea of when that is likely to occur, pigs will fly first), that may be the design I'd choose.

But the kids know I love glass and isn't this cute with the bubbles still inside? I find it both awesome and awe-inspiring.

Stephanie had sent me some earrings tucked inside a card, along with a gift receipt because she worried that they were too big. Whaaaaat? I say, go big or go home.

The best thing I got was not presents but the presence of my children (three out of four is not bad) on Mother's Day, and the love of all four (plus my two handsome sons-in-law and my darling daughter-in-law) every day.

I hope that whatever Mother's Day brought you, you are well and happy and content as this new week begins.

And that is all for now.

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Reader Comments (8)

How wonderful, Jenny! I'm so glad you had a wonderful Mother's Day with your family. I hope that little Dagny is going to be ok; prayers!

It appears you're set for coffee 'pots'. :)

Well, I cooked peas and okra, baked sweet potato's, rice and fried cornbread for my daughter and I. It was a very quiet day, but we lived to live it. Mother's Day is very difficult for Patti, as you can imagine.

xoxo

xoxo

May 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSally

Sounds like a most wonderful day! I love Rae Dunn stuff and that mug that says Mine - so cute!
And speaking of cute, that picture of Dagny with TG is just adorable. It's no wonder Dagny thinks life is a party. It really is in your family!

May 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMari

Did I forget to say how beautiful you look with your new earrings. Well you do.
I love them on you!
XOXO

May 14, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterSally

@Sally ... thank you and yes, I can imagine how your Patti suffers. Some days just have to be got through, don't they? God bless you and your family. xoxo

@Mari ... I know, when we saw her sleeping there it was just so cute with the light from the iPad making their faces glow! Poor little thing was wiped out. I think she's better now. xoxo

May 14, 2018 | Registered CommenterJennifer

You do have a love affair with coffee because who else would collect coffee presses? I'll have to admit that I do like the looks of them. I have one that Alan ordered from ebay....not for me, but for himself. My coffee is just "bothered water."

Now those earrings are to die for!!! They look great on you. Yeah, go big or go home! I love that!

I hope that Dagny is better today. Some how, it doesn't seem right that she was so fatigued. Maybe the heat got to her. Hope that she is back to her old self soon. God bless!

May 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterCheryl

@Cheryl ... bothered water ... that's funny! Reminds me of my late in-laws. They used to say they'd drink plain hot water if they had to. I need my coffee fresh, hot, and strong. I'm glad you like my earrings and I hope you had a lovely Mother's Day! We believe Dagny had a little virus but she is 100% and loving life now. xoxo

May 15, 2018 | Registered CommenterJennifer

Quite the Mother's Day celebration at your house! I love French press but can't have all the caffeine. I gave mine to my son who roasts his own beans. I come from a strong coffee line of women - I used to say you had to cut my mother's with a knife! Poor Dagny - when little ones are that tired something is brewing. Glad she feels better now. Those filagree earrings are perfect on you - your daughter chose well. Hope your rain came and cooled everything down a tad. It's been nice at the beach - in 60's but sunny.

May 15, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBarb

@Barb ... ahhhh for weather in the sixties! At the beach! Sounds ideal. We did get the very welcome rain but with it came the cloying humidity. It's sunny now but we may get a drop or two later. TG is busy trying to get the pool open, meanwhile having come down with the same little "bug" Dagny had. Something's going around. xoxo

May 16, 2018 | Registered CommenterJennifer

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