Tuesday, November 7, 2017

T Stands for Tuesday

Late Again but it's been a hard week and a hard post to write. 
We Lost my Uncle late Monday evening. 
Dad was able to make the trip down for the funeral and I must say it was the hardest funeral I have ever attended. 
Wilburn C.Williams,
Born: August 09, 1930
Died: October 30, 2017
Services: Funeral services will be held at 1:00PM Friday, November 3, 2017 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home. Bro. Brad Walker will officiate and burial will follow in the Marshall County Memory Gardens.
Visitation: Friends may call from 11:00AM until 1:00PM Friday,November 3, 2017 at Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home.
WILBURN COY WILLIAMS, 87, of Benton, Kentucky passed away Monday evening October 30, 2017 at his home.
Mr. Williams was a member of the Briensburg Missionary Baptist Church and retired from General Tire in Mayfield, Kentucky.
He is survived by his two sons, Mike Williams and wife Ginger of Benton, KY and Ronald Wil-liams and wife Kandi of Benton, KY; his granddaughter; Kathy Sanderson and husband Jerry; his great granddaughter, Gabriele Ursini and husband Jessi; step grandchildren, Christy Paddack and husband Sam and Jason Dyer; step great grandchildren, Alexandria Paddack, Clayton Pad-dack, John Turner, Aubrey Dyer and Will Dyer and his brother, Wayburn Williams of Pekin, IL.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wanda Wilson Williams, two sisters, Odell Wadington and Vera Mae Smith; three brothers, Marion Williams, Orville Williams and Jewell Williams, and his parents, Ballard Williams and Lela Pearl Canter Williams.
Cemetery: Marshall County Memory Gardens
Location: Filbeck-Cann & King Funeral Home 

There was never a kinder man ever born . His kindness and generosity was felt by many over the years. 
I still can't talk or write about him without breaking into tears.  Knowing that he is at peace and pain free is what makes it tolerable. 
The drive home was beautiful with all of the fall colors. 




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Monday, October 30, 2017

T Stand for Tuesday

It's Tuesday again :) 
I totally missed last weeks posting. Sometimes it just happens that way. I wake up on Wednesday or Thursday and realize I have missed the T Party again :( 
I've never been an organized person and I get busy and just lose track of time all together. 
Well the garden season is officially over. 
We had a hard freeze over the weekend and pretty much everything looks dead and decayed. Just the clean up left to do. 



The seeds of the sunflowers have all been eaten by the birds and about the only thing left alive is the lemon balm and a few Echincia ,
I harvested the sweet potatoes on Sunday and got a five gallon bucket full. I didn't plant as many this year.  I love growing them in the straw bales though as the harvesting is so easy and they do very well in them. 
Today I canned the last of the tomatoes I picked before the freeze. 

I could have picked more of the almost ripe ones and let them rippen in the house. To be honest I'm tired of tomatoes right now .LOL! 

I'm still crocheting and knitting Christmas gifts . The list is getting shorter though. I have also managed to buy a couple of gifts which is very early for me. 
Before I moved to Missouri 17 years ago, I worked in  a major Department Store and worked in the seasonal gift department. So my shopping was done by November because from then on I had no energy or time left. When I moved here and had more time my shopping became later and later :) 
One of the gifts arrived today and and I opened it to check it out. Pretty soon I heard a lot of POPPING NOISE coming from the kitchen. Mini had discovered the joys of bubble wrap !


She was having a ball. She would jump on it with her front paws and then grab it in her mouth and just shake it. She was not happy with me when I took it away from her :) 
After a hard day of canning and pulling up dead foliage in the garden I'm setting back and sipping on some of the Butterscotch MoonShine I got from one of my cousins in Kentucky.  He really makes some great flavors and I have another cousin who makes homemade wines that are fantastic. The Blackberry Wine I brought back is long gone. The moonshine last longer cause you just sip it. :) 
Dad is doing well. He had some heart test run last week and he has no heart damage ... just a tired heart. They are sending him to a pulmonary specialist next to check out his lungs. 
His twin is not doing so well . His cancer has gotten more painful and he is now bedridden with it. Mostly just sleeps. My heart breaks for him. 
So that's it for here.. just a few 
RANDOM THOUGHTS 



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Monday, October 16, 2017

T Stands for Tuesday

Hello my Tuesday Friends! 
It's been a rather quiet week here. Still a bit under the weather but have come to the conclusion it's mostly allergies and not a lot I can do about them but weather the storm. 
We've had a couple of good rains so  the grass is green again and the cracks in the ground are closing up. :) 
The flowerbeds are beyond hope though and it's time to clean them up and wait for next year. 
The sunflowers are hanging their heads and the birds have started eating the seeds. 
I'm still getting tomatoes, even if the plants are looking worn out...
I canned 6 more jars this week. Then picked some more Chili Peppers and sliced them open and set them in the oven to dry today.
There will probably be more peppers before we get out first frost. 
Mostly I've been knitting and crocheting gifts for Christmas.


I usually have several projects going at once ... I like to switch around so I don't get bored. 
For the required drink of the week it's...
PUMPKIN CIDER!

I found it at Aldi's last fall and really like it. It's only available this time of year and is only $1.99 a bottle. I'm saving the bottles to reuse with my homemade liqueurs. :) 
So that's my week and here are a few 
RANDOM THOUGHTS 


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Monday, October 9, 2017

T Stands for Tuesday

Hello again my Tuesday FRIENDS! 
Sorry I was absent again last week... I was dealing with a death in the family. One that was tragic and left us all shaken to the core. 
It just seems we can't get a break this year from illness and trauma. 
On the brighter side of life... Dad is doing great and has been dismissed from all of his visiting nurse and physical therapy.  
Tonight I'm drinking a hot herbal tea for sore throats. I can't decide if it's just sinus drainage or if I'm really coming down with something but the tea feels great. I added some ginger, honey and cayenne pepper to it for a bit of heat. 
 I'm still picking tomatoes in the garden , a pepper here and there and that's about it. There are still 2 watermelons out there but I doubt they will have time to get ripe before the first frost hits. I'm ready to put it all to bed for the winter. 
I did muster up enough energy today to plant the garlic for next summer. Didn't plant anywhere near the amount that I usually do. But we haven't been using it all so I decided to cut back. Now watch me rum out and have to buy some next year LOL! 
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AND JUST A PRETTY PICTURE 


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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

T Stands for Tuesday

             Hello My Tuesday Friends!!!!
Sliding in at the last minute and hoping the computer stays functional long enough to finish. 
Pressed for time today so this will be short. 
 No art again this week.... although I did at least pull out a sheet of watercolor paper.
There it still sets waiting for inspiration. I have drank many cups of coffee since I set up the paper. 
 We picked the last of the big melons yesterday. 

There are a few small ones out there still but I doubt they get as big as the others this late in the season. You never know though. 
One of my cousins is supposed to be sending me a photo of one my uncle grew in the 90's that weighed in at 110 pounds. Same type of melon. If one of mine got that big we'd have to cut it up out in the garden to bring it in LOL!
 Also wanted to share photos of one of my new birdhouse residents.




It's a flying squirrel :) He's much smaller than the regular squirrels and it's rare to see them in the daylight. Mini is determined she is going to climb the tree to get him LOL! 
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