Showing posts from March, 2013

Lamp From the Past

When I was growing up there use to be two of these lamps in our home.
Now mind you, I really did not think they were all that pretty as I growing up. But as a young girl I used the prism's like earrings. No, I did not put them through my actual pierced holes but I did hang them from the inside of my ears. Boy, I really thought I was cool!
Also, when I was a young girl, a teen or even in my 20's and 30's I never thought I would like antiques or old things. As I aged, my taste did also. I love the older stuff now.
That includes the lamps. Actually I would say I was down to only one since the shade of one got cracked.
This shade is a paper like type shade. Hard to replace...but even harder now that you can't find the ones that fit over the bulb since all our bulbs are changing.

I have this one sitting in my living room by the TV., mom gave both lamps to me when I asked whatever happened to them.
Mom bought these years ago before I was born, 53 years ago. She got them …

Tomato (Mater) Sandwich

When I was growing up here in Tennessee we ate grilled cheese sandwiches and PBJ. But not a tomato sandwich. I was introduced to those when visiting my cousin in Georgia. My cousin Kathy brought them into my life. Thanks Kathy. YUMMY. Course you start them out just like an sandwich, with bread. Then you add mayo. And of course a mater is not a good mater if you don't add salt and pepper.
But I have recently improved even that taste by adding Basil. Tomato and Basil.... great taste.
It's simple, it's good and it makes for a nice sandwich. The Basil really helps. Maybe to add to it a little mozzarella cheese... sounding good.
Thanks for stopping in, Come again soon. Pam


Just basically writting this post for myself, all this is beginning to be to much to keep straight so I am putting it here. My health. In 1992 I developed asthma after two back to back bouts of bronchitis. I just could not shake it so instead of a trip to the walk in clinic I saw a doc. With x-ray he determined that I had asthma. That was at the age of 32. This was introduced to my life. In 1998 I developed acid reflux. I was told this after I had a bad attack and ended up in the ER and a night in the hospital with chest pain. Very scary. Now I have a pill added to my life. Before, in between and after those two things I suffered migraines. Let me restate that, I suffered from what I called sick headaches about once or twice a month. But for 1.5 years I had a headache everyday. Most days just on the low end of the scale 1-10. But then there were those days that were 10 and over. I never talked to my doc about them because I had them since my 20's and I wrote them off as…

Oz The Great and Powerful

The Movie! The movie that I have been waiting for the last 8 months. Oz the Great and Powerful! Saw it today with my niece Holly. Wait, I am getting ahead of myself. Holly had to work today till one so we were going to go to the 3:45 showing of the movie. But first we had to have a late lunch. Per Holly's request we met at O'Charley's. Had a nice meal while we talked about school, her up coming play and college around the corner. After lunch, off we went to the movies. Got there a little early so we sat and watched the "commericals", you know, the upcoming movies. Where were our feet? Waiting along with the rest of us to see OZ! Then it was time! The movie was starting.
cell phones are great for taking a pic at the movies! As for the movie. I loved it. I thought it was really good. It is full of full lines and funny shots. It is serious and full of adventure. But it will never be the classic that the Wizard of Oz is. In todays world to make a movie you w…

My Favorite Movie

One of my favorite movies……wait, my FAVORITE movie of all times is. The Wizard of Oz. I was drawn to that movie as a child and it has remained my fav since then.

I remember when it came on once a year, course that was before cable. It was the one TV event I waited for all year. I also remember when it was a 2 night movie. Laying in front of the console TV on your tummy and if you wanted to turn it up or down you had to get up to do it cause there was no such thing as a remote control! You all know what I am talking about. Yes, that was the time of year I waited for, it was the movie of all times to me.

Over the years my love for that movie has not changed. I remember when my ex and I got our first VCR, my daughter Amber was a little girl. She had seen the movie, once a year just like her mom. But when we got that VCR and had to go to the movie store to pick out movies to watch, it seemed she always wanted that movie. Time and time again, I sat with her to watch it. But finally I ha…

Some of My Treasures

I know that we all have something that we kept for some reason or another. Me- I have a lot I kept for some reason or the other! At times I wonder why that reason is and why I have kept so much! Here is a wooden cradle that my youngest brother Mark made for my daughter Amber when she was really little. Amber has three boys and no reason to need this cradle so it has remained at my home. Inside this cradle holds some of those things, treasures that I have kept.
This was not really mine to keep but I thought it special. My mother use to sew a lot and this is something she made for Amber. A jointed dog.
But now this, was mine. My mother sent off labels or box tops or stamps or something to get this. He had a big bow around his neck at one time. I never named him cause I got this when I was in my teens. But he sat at the head of my bed and he has remained with me all this time., the memories. I dated a guy the last two years of my high school years....Larry Sisco and w…

The Ending and Beginning

Last year my niece and some friends of hers were going to go to the Opryland Hotel for prom pictures. Actually, her school does not have "proms", it’s a banquet. But as normal, Holly wanted Aunt Pam to shoot the pictures. It was a lot of fun.

Now looking back on those pictures and thinking about this year's banquet that will be coming up soon, I realize that something's have to come to an end. Holly is a senior this year and next year she will be at UT Knoxville. Holly loved this painting I did.. So for her b-day one yr I gave it to her..

Photo shoot with Holly

Wow, I remember when she was born. How little and sweet. She is my youngest brother's daughter, his only child. She is very talented in drama, she can play the piano, sing, draw, and so much more. I have watched her grow and I thank her, her mom Kim and my brother for always allowing me to be a special part of her life. For always calling on me and my camera to photograph events for Holly, and to docume…