Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Hometown Swimming Hole

My mom is from a small
town in Georgia.
My great grandma lived
there when I was a little
girl and is buried there, 
Cedartown, Ga.

The fav place for me and my
brothers and cousins to
visit when we went to see
my great grandma was the 
swimming hole down the
It was where the town
got its water once it was
filter through. 

I loved this place.
The road ended in the
water and picked up
on the other side.
I remember seeing folks
pull their car down there and 
wash it.

Been years since I have been
there to visit. I lost
my great grandma in the 
early 70's. Mom and 
I took at trip there 30 years
or so ago and I remember that 
there has been a blockage built
to prevent anyone from driving
into the water. 

I have great memories of
this place.

you can see the road in the 
pic below.

These are pics that I have pulled
off a Cedartown Ga. facebook

We rarely went on the other
side of the bridge. There were
more weeds and stuff on that
side so I think we convinced ourselves
that there would be snakes on that
like they would not swim under the
bridge to where we were playing.

You can see that the water
would narrow down in the 
pic above, that is
where the water feeds to the 
processing building.

This is a pic I took MANY, MANY
years ago of my cousins.
Left to right...
Jerri, Margaret, Kim, Tammy, Becky,
Annette and Donna Lynn.
Kim and Tammy are from
different families. The others are
all sisters.
They were all sitting on the bridge
with their feet hanging over
the sides.

This is the second pic that I have painted
my mom of that bridge.
The first one was a 16x20
that hung in the dinning room
from the time I was in 11th grade
till I painted this one at the age of
43 or 44. 
I do not have a pic of the first but
next time at mom's I will
shoot one. I thought for years
that it was great!
Great until I really learned to 

Thank you for stopping in, 

Street Art Around Town

Today was a hot one...
tomorrow will 
be even hotter.
Talking 97 with
a heat index of 
100 or more. 

Lily was a wild one tonight.
Bouncing from this and that, 
running here and there...
but when she crashed she
just dropped to the ground
under a stool I sat my
laptop on....
oh yes, and with a wadded up
piece of paper she
was playing with!

Some areas of town have
hired painters to paint
on their buildings. 
Here are a few.


Then again there are the ones
that are tagged by 

And then there are the neat
versions of art!

Pretty cool.

Yep...this is me!

I was going through some papers
tonight and found this...
it used to be tacked to my
bulletin board when I worked.

Smiling is infectious, 
you catch it like the flue.
When someone smiled at me today, 
I started smiling too.
I passed around the corner,
and someone saw my grin.
When he smiled I realized 
I'd passed it on to him.
I thought about that smile
then I realized its worth.
A single smile, just like mine,
could travel the earth.
So, if you feel a smile begin
don't leave it undetected.
Lets start an epidemic quick, 
and get the world infected!

Thanks for stopping in,

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

So Far Today

I have found things on 
the side of the road that 
folks are getting rid of...

This is not the one I found
(its still outside) but I found
one a few weeks ago by my
neighbors trash. 
This is what I plan on doing with it!

Just last week my daughter told me
she needed a coffee table.
Like me, I don't have one because
I don't for them. 
She only wants one cause
her boyfriend likes having one.
Well, yesterday my neighbor up the
street put this out.

I told my daughter we could
paint the legs, I could make
a frame and cover it with wood
to just slip over the top of this one...
and she will have the rustic look
she wants.

Maybe something like 

Went to my brothers house
Sunday. Looked out the 
kitchen window while I was
there. YIKES....
Yep, if this was my house
I would go out with bug spray!
HAHA...that is a lie. I 
would hate knowing it was there
but so long as it stayed out...I would
leave it be.

My sweet niece Paige whom
sells Young Living and 
starts teaching next month at
the Community College
gave me this. I mentioned
I thought I would get one so
she got me one. 
So sweet. You put oils
in it.

I know I posted pics of Dakota
and Lily napping but I took 
this one last night. 
Lily starts out laying on me
to relax but when she is
ready to fall off to sleep...
she moves over to be next
to Dakota.

Took my younger brother over
to the other side of town
to pick up his car and I drove
past this....


My Egyptian Bean Plant has
finally put out its first bean.
I will pick and let it dry out
for seeds next yr. Hoping
it is planning on putting
out more beans or the seeds
will not be!!!

Saw this on PINTEREST...
My thoughts, why ruin this
great piece of furniture!
Now, would not be so bad if 
it is left inside and the plants
are in pots but I have seen
this idea used outside and the 
plants planted in the drawers. 
Wood furniture is not meant
to be used like that!

I love that piece of furniture but the way.

I posted this yesterday

and this is why. Several 
places like this are going
up around me. See the front 
yard....that is all the yard they
have. But for folks that want
no yard. I guess it works.

Found on PINTEREST..
this would be so cute for my deck.
Or.....just out in the yard.

Scrolling through pics on 
facebook and found this...
One of my fav
My oldest grandson 
This was him when he was
younger. He is 16 now. 
Course I like my dark hair also!
It was out of a bottle.
I used to hit the bottle all the time 
(hehe) until I decided to stop 
that in 2008!

Thanks for stopping in,