Monday, April 28, 2014

Water Water Everywhere!

The kids used to have a Baby Einstein DVD that had that phrase in it. It popped in my mind when I saw all the water sitting on the ground after the huge amounts of rain we've had since last night. 

This pic was taken looking left at the foot if our driveway this morning as we left for school. 

This is looking to the right. 

This is where we park for school outside our building. 

Another view of where we park and the street. 

The playground at the school. 

I'm not sure how many inches we got. I'll leave that for the farmers to tell me. They always know those things:)

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Circus Time

I took the kids to a small citric this week. It was the Kelly Miller Circus out of Hugo OK of all places. We paid the two dollar upgrade to sit ringside which was really fun. Both of the kids invited a friend sine Paul had a meeting out of town and couldn't go. The kids all loved it and I did too. Except for the high wire type scary acts. And the guy who stacked a bunch of chairs on top of each other and was standing on them way up high. Yikes. I can't watch that stuff. 


Thursday, April 10, 2014


Our friends Randy and Amy had another batch of pups recently. We stopped by to see them today after school and some friends from the church were there. There were six kids and six puppies so I had to have a pic of each kid holding a pup:) So cute! 

Sunday, April 6, 2014

Blue Boy and Pinkie

My paternal grandparents always had Blue Boy and Pinkie hanging in their living room. I can just picture (no pun intended) them where there were on the wall above Memmette and Granddaddy's chairs. We often referred to them although I never really knew much about their history. Just to see a Blue Boy or Pinkie immediately makes me think of Memmette. 

Yesterday I made a trip "uptown" to our citywide yard sale and was browsing at the Christian church when I came across a Blue Boy. 

It was lying on a table with a few other prints. I shuffled through them looking for Pinkie but she wasn't there. For only $2 I had to get Blue Boy. 

Memmette memories are worth far more than that. I figured I'd just hang it in the garage if nothing else. I asked the gal manning the checkout, Dana the youth pastor's wife, if they had Pinkie. She said she hadn't seen it but would ask the lady who donated the items. 

Right when I got in the car I took a pic of Blue Boy and sent it to my aunt and uncle and one of my cousins. We all have emotional attachments to Blue Boy and Pinkie as you can see from the pix I started getting from Aunt Carole and Sonya of their collections:

My uncle has the Blue Boy from my grandparents' house in his living room now. I'm guessing my aunt has the Pinkie. 

This morning I googled the little darlings and read more about them. They were painted by two different artists, didn't know that. Blue Boy was done by Gainsborough in 1770 and Pinkie by Lawrence in 1794. They are both on display in the Huntington Library in San Marino CA. 

I wish I could talk to Memmette about her pictures again. I'd ask her where she got them and how she came to appreciate them. I wish I could email or skype my dad in New Zealand and tell him I got my first Blue Boy. But chatting with my aunt and uncle and cousin was the next best thing and it was a sweet walk down memory lane about something we all share. Special. I will try to pass on the connection to Mallory and Michael. 

As a fun aside, I got on eBay and my very same Blue Boy I picked up for 2 bucks is listed for 49.99:)