Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Lovely Old Photos

Your probably thinking, she said old photos. Where are they.. there here but as I was going through them I wondered what had happen with Mom & Dad, our family... Seems they started out on a great note as most do, Marriages..  I wonder were it went wrong..

Mama was a beautiful little girl...Lovely Blonde hair and big Blue eyes... she said she loved to dance and she would dance up and down the hallway here.. My Mama was raised in this house.. So this house is very sentimental and emotionally attaching more for her than I.. It all started out good and fell apart when her and my father became distance.. My dad became an Alcoholic when I was around ten.. ( boy finding these old photos have stirred up things inside me..

Mama, at school Daniel Webster where I also went my brother's went and my children.. but it was a brick building back when even when I went.. they changed it because of Earthquake laws.. the only brick part left was the Cafeteria .. and I was just telling my daughter the other day when they came to visit... Our meals were prepared there on site.. Mrs. Rice the cafeteria lady I remember her well .. and if we didn't eat at school we could walk home for lunch or go over to Evie's for a hot lunch that we had to order in the morning.. she would make up different hot lunches.  It was a creamery with a huge candy counter with every kind of candy your mind can imagine.. there would be around 20 kids surrounded by it in the morning..  Her and her husband which I can't seem to remember his name but only his face he would wait on us kids for candy and she the lunch I will never forget that place..

Mama again, so cute .. see the Iron fencing in the back.. that is still there.. Mama's house had it too.. but they later removed it I have no clue why and she didn't either...

Mama and a Friend in the middle.. and her Mama on the right, my grandmother Mary when she was young
and my grandmother Mary on the bottom left holding Mama I believe.. Old photos are wonderful.. I remember as well over the years looking at these many times and Mama explaining who was who...

Look at that skirt, all the way down to the floor almost.. Seems my grandma always had short hair..

Mama having a Birthday Party, the front of her house here. 

Mama with her first baby boy, My brother Gary B. Jr... 

Warming up a baby bottle for him.. 
I think Mama was so pretty
 her hair darken to a brown...

A Mother's Day card to Mama from Dad...

My Dad and my two brother's 

My favorite Aunt, Ann she is My Dad's sister.. I was told this was when she was graduating...
She took such good care of me growing up
her and my Uncle Jumbo
They were like my Mom & Dad for me.. I spend all my vacations with them in the country up North 
in a little place called Mc Cloud Ca.. 
the best memories of my life.. 
( Thank God for them because Mama and Dad fell apart but stayed together and made our life messy )
She is still alive and him too. my recent dream was to go and see them before anything happen to them but I'm not sure that I can, It's almost 400 miles away and my panic etc.. money 
but I'm still hoping.. I would love to bring all my children there and they can she where my other grandma Helen lived and my Dad spend a lot of his life at in another town over the hill 
Weed Ca.

Dad in the Navy...

 And Mama again, after the two boys, my brother's .. I didn't come till four years later.. 

A lot of memories, Good and some not so good.. 
But I'm happy I found them because they always stayed under her bed, but when she passed I couldn't find them.. and yesterday I found them in the pile in the Living Rm.. 

Hope you have a wonderful day
with love 

Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Great Potential for sure

` ~ * I think this cabinet has great potential... I have always loved it and decided to keep it for sure.. and I have decided because I have several pieces of old cabinets I will be using these pieces to form Mama's Kitchen.. I have seen so much in magazine's Pinterest etc. the re use of old cabinets made into some beautiful kitchen's. 

I know it doesn't look so pretty now, but it will later.  I intend to move it across the kitchen in a different place.. It's very vintage It goes all the way to the ceiling shy a inch.. so I want to put and edging around the top to make it look as if it's always been here. I had dad bring this off the truck years ago..
The good thing is now I have removed most of the junk in front of it except for some more recycle that goes on Thursday.

There is a lot of nice things inside of it.. Corning Ware coffee mugs and nice Turquoise and White Pyrex and some Pink and White Yellow.. and some Corn Flower Corning Ware as well most of which is mine, well I collected the Tuquoise for Mama because before her Kitchen was White with Turquoise trimmings which I always liked.. I started collecting it when I used to take Dad for his check ups at the hospital across the street was a Salvation  Army and back in 2000 etc. was always Pyrex ...

I have some Turquoise ones as well and she has some beige with blue which I don't really care for so I'm considering selling them and maybe keeping just a couple for memorance sake..

Yesterday was good progress, we clean the huge pile in the Living Room and put a large stack outside in front for free which half is gone already and a For sale pile left in the Rm.. I believe we decided this Sat. will be a sidewalk sale.. My son's girl friend and her friend said they are off and will help go put up signs and help all day.. Phew great for me because I'm so broken these days I can't. I was pooped after cleaning that huge pile.. but so glad we finally got through it all.. There's tons more to be done and gone threw. The Attic alone is packed from back to front.. My Mama... I'm truly going to be broken by the time I'm done.. I pray to Jehovah he allows me to see it fixed before I leave this world

I found this old Blue & White candle holder.. stuffed back in the middle area of this old cabinet.. I remember these there should be another one some place.

A Blue Willow mug..

A nice Blue bowl... One day I will be able to show you some wonderful new photos.. I can't wait.. Today is a take it easy day and tear up papers.. 

I wish you to have a most lovely day
with love 

Saturday, July 26, 2014

A Wonderful Day....

A most wonderful day, with my Grandchildren and my Oldest daughter, Stephanie... She called in the morning and said Mama lets go.. get in the shower and get ready...So I did and they came My daughter and four grandchildren and off we went to the Thrift Town...  A wonderful large Second Hand Store full of people busy busy busy it was.. and inspit all the people I still managed to find some wonderful items

This wonderful throw rug so adorable.. with Pink & Yellow Roses like my Living Rm. Curtains.. For I couldn't believe the price 5.99. . I was shocked it has on dot on it but I think it will come off and even if it doesn't who will care not me.. I love love it...

It's a good piece.. It will go nicely in Mama's Living Rm...

This fairly good size basket is so sweet I thought It would be nice for the deck.. but I'm sure I'm going to paint it White because the things for the deck are White & Turquoisessh  lol is that a word.. with some hints of orange.. but it's feet are swirled so cute and a large round handle.. That was 4.99... in perfect condition..

I really love this, it reminds me so much of my childhood.. A hammered tray, It's so nice I have a round one at home.. My Great Aunt had several pieces and it so reminds me of her Vera, was her name..

I tried to get a photo of the design but had a hard time because of the glare.. but it has leaping deer and flowers

I think it's a wonderful piece .. I wish I could fine me a Silver Tea pot that I like.. maybe one day soon..

I just love it, the handles are hammered as well, this was a bit more 7.00 I think but worth my monies to me.. and in the middle of a bunch of cups, glasses figurines.. I found this little pink shot glass.. for an amazing 99. cents.. I have a collection of Pink depression glass.. I have two Green shots glass but no Pink so im happy about this..

It's truly amazing how you just never know what you going to find and where..

O my and I can not forget my Tea Party hat that I found.. it's a little more darker, Phone refused to cooperate with me.. but I'm in love with it.. The kids were all trying it on.. lol even my son's girlfriend who also decided to go with us... I can also wear it to Church..

And to my surprise I found some ole school thread.. which is getting harder and harder to find these days.. they had quite a bit but I though since I know I'm sure I have spend way over 50 dollars I only got 3.. for 99 cents each.. And I wanted to got off to Beverly's for Yarn and other thread..

I also found two nice brand new writing papers.. they were only 99 cents each too.. I love writing paper..
one has blue edging well you know already I'm a Blue lover and the other is Victorian and here we go I love anything Victorian look..

Breakfast this morning, I make old fashioned oatmeal, but I buy frozen Mango's or Pineapple or whatever other frozen fruit is on sale put some water in a large saucepan, bring it up to a boil let it go for a couple mins. and the Oatmeal and some brown sugar.. and let it cook down.. stirring a few time.. I love it.. and just a dash of milk after.. Yummy..

We also went to visit Mama's grave, but to my surprise all the things had disappeared.. I found them away from his place on someones elses well next to theirs.. Idk what happened.. I hope soon with the next monies I can purchase her a stone head.. We brought Roses for her Mama loved Roses like me.. so that's pretty much all I bring her. I so miss her.. My oldest daughter said it felt like we was just dropping off some flowers for no reason.. She can't believe Mama is gone.. Well me either a lot of the time.. but when I walk into her bedroom full of junk and she is not there I know she is gone.. And in my mind I continually watch her take her last breath. and before that her telling me when she was still able come give me moral support and I asked what Mama do you want me to hold you she said yes and a few days later she had gone.. Thought at moments I feel I living in a dream.. Well Love and miss you Mama more than you will ever know I have no clue when the pain will go away....................................

p.s.  We went to Beverly's.. I will  tell you later about it..
I did buy some yarn so check my Crocheting Blog to see.. ... ... ..
Happy Saturday with love.. I had a wonderful day yesterday.. Thank you Daughter and grandchildren..

With Love

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Stored Up Treasure's In the Window....

      A window full of past treasures, what to do with them.. I like Mama's things but I truly don't need them.  I have so much of my own.. It's covered from top to bottom.

     There are a few things that I'm thinking to keep but all of it no, I can't. Why is it I feel so bad about
getting rid of her things... Mama loved Clowns, so there are quite a bit of little clowns. I considered keeping them but have no clue where I would put them..So I thought maybe someone in the family would want them..

     Now these two dark Green I call them candy keepers,. Though not sure what they were ever used for maybe just decoration.. But I want these I have always admired them for years.. and I'm sure when I wash them up they will be beautiful as can be....

     This will be the other item that I want to keep the honey colored glass, the tall piece.. and the Girl in the back.. It's in cream Green and burgandy colors.. I had a blue one but she got broke during all the moving I was so terribly sad .. but now I can have Mama's..

     I also love these candle sticks she has a few others in clear as well.. there are two and two glass horses those I don't know about yet.. You can see the things are dusty and dirty. I do believe I was the last one to clean all the glass and window and put it back. It's been about a good year..

     This piece is kind of nice as well but I have no place for this... lots of decisions for Mama's things.
But, I suppose I should do the same thing like I have done with the other things.. As everyone to come to the house have a bunch of it together and ask who wants what first then go from there.

    This kitty I cleaned her up and put her by the computer for now with paper and pen because I'm always looking for that.. she will suit the purpose for now..

     Going through paper I found so many little things Mama had saved I believe they were things that came in the mail perhaps..little tablets, cards book markers etc.. she saved it all

     Little Calenders..

     Christmas little papers, are cute .. these I kept.. I too like little things like this.. but I only keep a certain amount in my desk at home not tons of shoes boxes full .. with papers and things like this..

     And of course these are cute with sweet sayings... LOL I don't part of my is just as bad as Mama... I love her dearly and miss her even more. As I pass through her things I have shed many tears thinking and remembering the life we shared... Of course we had arguements but we shared many laughs and good times
shopping in second hand stores Goodwill's,  finding treasures together, going to lunch and dinners.. because she would always say I don't smoke drink etc... and I earned my monies so I'm intitled to it.. Love you Mama and miss you more... Good memeories in my heart even though the rest is a mess... I pray one day the Father above makes it all right.. I think I want it more for her memory than myself...

There are so many things involved and there are so many headaches.. I really need a big miracle to see me through..............

wishing you all a lovely Thursday
with love