Friday, October 31, 2008

Our Fall Trip!

Recently Rick and I took a trip to Branson, MO. I wasn't to keen on going. After all, we do live in the middle of country music (outside of Nashville, TN). I have to tell ya, we had a great time. We went to a few shows, not all country, rode the Ducks (that was a first for me) and took a scenic train ride.
The only thing I did not like was the ride up there. The guys decided that they would take a short cut, but little did they know that the shortcut would add additional time. Why was that, you may be asking. Well, we ended up going through the edge of the National Forest which meant we were on a 2 lane highway winding our way through the middle of nowhere. I never get car sick, but I actually thought I would on those roads. I had to let my window down, get some fresh air and then chew a piece of gum. It reminded me of going through the Smokey mountains from Gatlinburg to North Carolina. The guys decided to come home a different way, which made the ride a lot easier.
All in all we had a great time and have put Branson on our list for a return trip.

Sunday, October 12, 2008

What a week!

I can not begin to tell you how down this past week has been. One of the finest ladies in our church passed on Monday October 6th. Miss Althea was 96 years old and hardly ever missed a Sunday. She was my inspiration on a lot of days, when I just wanted to stay home. I felt that if Miss Althea could toddle into church, I could get myself up and go. She will be missed by a great many people, but I know she is very happy where she is now.

Then on Wednesday October 8th, Ricky's grandmother passed. She was 100 years old. I did not have the pleasure of knowing her, but I understand she was quite a feisty lady. I know her family will miss her greatly. There has been one other death this week and just today we found out about another lady in the community that is not well at all.

At times like this I am grateful that my mom is doing as well as she is, even thought she can't remember where she is or what is going on, she is still here and I will cherish the time I have with her.