Thursday, December 27, 2012

Happy Birthday MOM...

December 27th is a day that has always been a day of remembrance and celebration.  I miss her each and every day and always remember to give thanks for her guidance and her strong faith ...she was a tremendous example of one classy lady and I am blessed to have had her for my mother.. Always remember that the 27th is not a day to take down decorations!!!!

Tuesday, December 25, 2012

An Awesome Day

How I ever got these published tonight...I will never know.  We had a wonderful family time together this morning....first brunch, then packages....such an awesome time.  I hope and pray you all have had a fantastic Christmas.  I also hope the family in Arkansas is not too snowed in...Love you all!

Monday, December 24, 2012

Heading out early!

My new phone is not working, so Cindy is coming at 9:00 to take me down to the Apple shop on the Plaza.  I'm glad she is taking me.....I'm feeling so e better with new meds from Dr. Saturday.  Mike is some better....but this has been a week of nasty stuff.  Glad I had all the main things complete.  the kids will all be over for Brunch in the morning and tonight Cindy is having us over for dinner....our church does not do an evening service for Christmas Eve any more....must tell you how old our congregation is any more...
MERRY CHRISTMAS to each of you!

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Creeping Crud

Mike, Cindy, Kris and myself have this awful upper-respitory crud.  We are all on heavy antibiotics and trying to get well before Christmas.  I'm happy that our shopping is complete and all wrapped under the tree..It is suppose to snow, since I  feel ever such a little bit better than Mike, I went to the store for some basics.  The kids and Cindy have a 1/2 day tomorrow...we'll see.  Thank you to Helen for her RAKS...random acts of kindness...I have really been sad since last Friday.

Saturday, December 15, 2012

This is where my heart is tonight...

How do you wrap your heart around this horrific act ...for the love of God...they were making gingerbread houses and talking about  the Gingerbread Boy...something I did every year with my 1st Graders or my heart really aches-:(

Wednesday, December 05, 2012

One Day it works

One day I can post just fine...the next blahhhh!
I worked at the pantry this morning....we had so many we ran out of meat!!!
I hope the Cruz's are alright...not one single new post that I can read always worries me when I can't read any of their posts...but today...not any one of the three!
Taking the Grandboys out for dinner in just a few minutes...I will try the picture thing again!

Monday, December 03, 2012


Cindy and her family helped get all the decorations up this weekend.....then we helped decorate the church yesterday.   This morning I'm off to breakfast with my really special support group.  I'm trying to post a picture and write on the blog from my iPad...hopefully this will work -:)

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving

Word just came in last evening that after the final money count for our auction that we made our yearly budget, plus $100 over...yippppeee skippppeeee!
Sure glad you are home and safe Helen -:)
We are heading to St.Louis in a couple of hours to spend Thanksgiving with Mike's family...and tomorrow we will see Skip....all should be good!
Love you all....

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

One More Huge Project

Today I am responsible for a huge auction to raise money for our annual budget for PEO.  PEO is an organization of Women that work to raise   money for scholarships for women to further their education.  We own Cottey College and there are PEO chapters all over the United States.  We also have an outreach program to help women that need a helping hand...we just got a $2800 grant that helped a woman in our community that desperately needed a deck with a ramp built on the front of her home.  She is diabetic and must use a walker and has many volunteers in the community that help her.
I am very proud to be apart of this organization and feel that my heritage leads me to stand up and help Women wherever I am able....Wish me luck...we need to raise $2,000 today...we have accomplished the last 3 years that I have been involved <3 p="p">

Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Time to go to pantry

I'm off to work at the pantry with a huge smile on my face.  Very tired, but so worth all the hard work...Missouri actually went some blue and especially our county went back to blue....Yippee Skippeee!!!!! I'm a happy girl this morning

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Home to Rest

I have been at headquarters since early home to rest.....I am encouraged, but I think it will be a long night....

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Didn't get Truman on the 1st time....

Let's See...What do you think of this gathering of Cousins?????

Patsy told a good one....

Good of George and Fleta...

More family....

More laughing and talking....

Laughing and Talking...

Side view not cool after you loose weight...but good of Betty!

Wild bunch...

Older...but, still looking good

Told you they loved each other.....

Still Love each other....

He is still handson...

Serious Conversation...

Love you Clayton...

What are you doing Sis?

Monday, October 29, 2012

Yeah....I finally did least for today :)

Great Cousins



How's This???

Hello from KC

OK...I am finally back on with new password and email.  Now...if this old brain will remember once again which password I use for the blog...
Now...if I can figure out how to download pictures...don't seem to be able to do it any more from Picasa...ugh!!
Working hard for President Obama...just have to remember to breath!!!
Love you all...I have been able to folow, but not post for awhile...Hope you head home soon Helen!

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

My downstairs main computer will not let me post -:(

Monday, September 17, 2012

Today is Mike's birthday...yeah, now he is as old as I am!!! I absolutely can not wait until the reunion on the 29th...I heard from Susie today and she is still planning on coming. Skip is still planning to come down with us...hope and pray we all stay well and can be together on the 29th...I tried to think about how long it has been since we were all almost hurt my head trying to add up the years! You are all such a blessing to me :)

Monday, August 27, 2012


Between today and tomorrow all tv, phones and Internet should be changed over ... Just hope we do not end up with saved items lost -:)

Saturday, August 25, 2012

Soo sorry

Just in case your news has not covered our news...Todd Adkin said he misspoke and ask for our forgiveness....just might happen....after all most believe that President Obama is a Muslim born in Kenya....I really wish I could just roll with the thoughts of these republicans...but I just get so upset ....just never answer them

Saturday, August 18, 2012


Hope your day is filled with family and Love-:)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A Tear

A tear to my eye when. I saw Lisa's post today...I hope the picture comes through well enough for you all to see!

Love My Cousin

My Cousin Patsy Rocks...thank you for your wisdom and ability to post what you believe...I can't get past the log in words....but I wanted to post how very awesome I think your bravery is...YOU ROCK!!!!

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Early...Cool morning

Sam will be here in a few...Cindy has meetings again today.  Miike is at the pool taking his deep water aerobics.  When he gets home around 8 I will head to the Food Pantry to work.
Yeah Chelsea...maybe we will have a women in the White House yet!!!!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

This is Sam's new room and the first time he is seeing what we did for him while he was at scout camp . It was so much work, but so worth it!!!! Maybe I have this photo thing figured out... We can only hope-:)
Boy am I trying to compose and use my tablet...some days change is really difficult. I wish I could figure out how to post from my tablet.....I so seldom go downstairs and use the big PC....but today I was able to get I through using Google on my tablet....yeah.  Also...some break in the I tense hear today....we are still in a drought .... Maybe some rain on Thursday and in the 70's this weekend.   Love you all!

Monday, August 13, 2012

Up and Running Again

Wow have I missed so much checking up on you all.  We have been having big problems with our tv, phone and computer carriers...I hope to have new some day.  We are all fine...teachers started today, our son in law has found a new job with the same bank...Sam and Kris survived Boy Scout camp in grand style.  Our daughter- in- law does not have a job....but you know what...  God is Good and so is our life...just all hiccups in the road.
So happy for you Helen...I was shocked with all your news...I sure hope all is fine with your move and your arm.  Kind of sounded like too much arm lifting in Vegas..teehee
Love you all!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Working at Food Pantry

Tomorrow I will go down and work at our church food pantry.  Last Wednesday we set a new record...the folks can only come once a month, but the word is spreading that we have a food pantry.  This is about he 5th year, but the needs are so much greater.
My funny from Sam today is that he told his Mom that his favorite President is William Taft...when asked is because he had a cow at the White House and he had a mustache.  I asked if he new that he got stuck in the White House bathtub and had to have 6 people pull him out...haven't had a response from him yet.
Kris is interviewing for a new job at UMB....I am on pins and needles.
Hope you all are staying some what cool...misery here!

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hot, Hot and more Hot

Haven't felt the best in this hot weather and have been doing as little as possible....however, I know how envious you all will be when you hear that I took all the grand boys to see the "Amazing Spiderman" movie on Sunday afternoon.  At matinee prices, I still dropped a pretty penny.

Now we all have to think about school supplies...this is where we try to help out....but, again $$$

Sam will head to Boy Scout camp the end of July...sure hope there is a break in the weather before you all !

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Sending love to all of you:)

Monday, June 04, 2012

Anna Mae Again

Anna Mae will be 90 on June 6th....Yeah for dear, dear friends and their accomplishments!
Also, Lisa Reed had a baby girl...I will post details when I get pictures and complete information.

My Friend Anna Mae

On Saturday, June 2nd we went down to Arrow Rock Missouri to be with our friend Anna Mae for the opening of the African- American Museum.  She broke her pelvis on April 3rd and her husband passed away last month.  This was a big deal for her to make it to the opening.

Friday, June 01, 2012


It was fun to catch up with you all last night....I so seldom come to the big PC anymore.  I am a nut about FaceBook and spend way to much time on my ipad.  We have been down to the camper and I have the chiggers to prove it.  I did, however, learn an Amish remedy to prevent chiggers and ticks and I am going to use it next time down.  The Amish use Vicks Vapor rub behind their ears, on their wrists and around their ankles.  We used it on Sam the last night and it really worked for him...I don't know why I get so eaten up, but Mike says it is because they like "dark meat".
Things are calming down for us now that school is out....for the last 3 weeks of school Sam spent the night with us every night and then we took him to school....we have a much easier schedule now.
I'm going over to the gym this morning and work out while Mike is in water aerobics....I can walk a mile fast now....amazing what loosing 75 lbs. will do for you.
Love you all!

Monday, May 07, 2012

Another Dear Friend....

Sorry to be so long about posting....another dear friend passed away on Sunday.  We lovingly called him "Dr. Bob" and he was 93 years old and married to my dear, dear friend for 68 years.  He has been in Hospice for a little over a week.  His funeral is Wednesday and I have many responsibilities.  Also, tomorrow I am in charge of a memorial for a dear sweet sister in PEO.  She died peacfully in her sleep and she was 92 years old.  We don't weep for these sweet people, but no mater what...the loss hurts.
Dr. Bob was the father of my friend that passed away in 2008. just have to be quiet and reflective...I don't know what people do that do not have faith.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Now Searching

There are some times that I find aging where did I put that?  I have torn up jack since I told Helen I had the Elvis 45 you think I can find it????Noooo, but I know I have it...I will continue to look....arghhhhhh!!!!

I would be a big "NO"

Back down a little blog.  That would be "NO" I am not voting for the Mormon or any Republican.  I am so angry with what the Republicans in charge are doing down in Jefferson City...arghhh!  Today they voted that Obama Care is unconstitutional....I sure would hate for anyone in Missouri to think about those in need....oh, I'm sorry...we don't have anyone in need in Missouri according to the Republicans.  Good Gosh....they are so "ME" centered!  I have a different thoughts...obviously.  I can't wait to get well enough to go work for our President....I don't think, however, we will ever turn our state back blue...Rush has too big a hold on this state.  I'm glad I can rant to you all....Love you all and hope your blood work is ok Helen.  By the you have anything collected about "You Ain't Nothing But a Hounddog"...if you want, I have a 45 mint condition cover from when I was in Junior High...the record has been gone forever...but the jacket is really nice and I don't have a need for it.

Saturday, April 14, 2012


I really don't remember what our Grandpa said, but I sure remember how upset and angry my Mom was.  Soooo then she began to believe she really was a year older...Aunt Winnie thought it was a hoot!
Mike says that they must have also found Aunt Winnie a few years later...because they looked almost like twins.
I may just have to solve all of this by writing to Little Rock for a birth certificate....but, that certainly will be a different day.
I have almost done too much...we went last night and toured the new Mormon Temple built not far from our home...after April 21st, no one except 'worthy" Mormons will be aloud in.  I will was beautiful...Sam said to our tour guide, "well, I probably should not say this...but it sure looks like a hotel in here"...I thought our tour guide was going to collapse...Out of the mouths of Babes!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Fleta A.

I just know that my Mom had a real discussion with her Pop when she got to Heaven.  Have I not told you all that my Mom's real name is Trellamae?  Dad would not let her write for her real birth certificate...he tought it might mess up his retirement.  He was such a rule follower.
When Dad was getting ready to retire...Mom had to write for her birth certificate...and guess what???There is no birth certificate for Fleta Alleen Powell born Dec. 27, 1916 or she had to use other docutments to prove her age.  Her high school diploma says, 1917, my birth certificate says 1917 and her marriage license says that is what she went with.
Major argument...if that is what you ever could call a discussion with Grandpa....Mom said, "you always said I was born in 1917 and all of a write in the Bible that I was born in 1916!
One night...Mom told Dad...I know why I don't have a birth certificate and yet all the others do...My real name is not Fleta Alleen, but it is Trellamae spelled as one name.
Dad said later, "there is no way your name is Trellamae....I would never have slept with a Trellamae" Uncle Truman did remember that when she was born...Grandma called her Trellamae.
We think Grandma changed Mom's name after G Grandma Powell left after taking care of Mom...GGrandma Powell kept referring to her as "Trell" and that made Grandma Powell she changed it to Fleta Alleen, but never officially changed the birth's been a good family laugh for many years...Jim and Skip use to put "Trellamae" on her Christmas packages.
I just haven't had enough nerve to write for a birth certificate for just our family treasure.

Friday, April 06, 2012

I made it downstairs to the main computer this afternoon.  I am doing ok and look forward to be released by the Dr. on the 16th...I just don't seem to be able to blog or read blogs from my ipad.
The kids are all coming over for Easter...the girls are bringing the food.  Hope this finds you all well and that you all have a blessed Easter.  I love you all!

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Back from Camper

We just got back from the camper...opened and cleaned us mess all around us.  Our camper did not get any damage...but it hit only about 100 feet away.  We sure were blessed...across the road...42 campers were totally destroyed.  No one was more day and the camp ground would have been full of opening day fishermen.  Leap year was a blessing this year!!

Monday, March 12, 2012

I have a mess

I'm trying to add a blog link to my posts once again...I can not accomplish!

Well...I have made a decision...

I'm going to work with the Grassroots campaign for President Obama...the other side seems to be running only "boobies"....what is it all coming to??.  I at least have to give it a try...

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Sam's 11th Birthday

We went to Cheesecake Factory over on the Plaza tonight for Sam's 11th you can see, giggles by everyone.  Boys will always be boys....
Mike and I bought Sam a 22 single shot rifle...he was very surprised this morning.  Then he said, "No wonder you wanted me to open this this would have been illegal to take the gun to the restaurant!"  I have so much make up on my face that I am surprised my face did not crack!

Happy Birthday Sam

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