"Do not be anxious about anything but in everything through prayer and petition with thanksgiving present your requests to God. And the peace of God which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."
Philippians 4:6-7

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Good Times and Remember Whens

The Remember Whens are so special. I recently had the opportunity to get together with a reunion of friends and their children (young adults now) who shared memories of youth trips with their Youth Director (Jason) at the Adel UMC church.

We laughed and laughed. It was truly good for the soul. Our children are now young adults and as they shared their version of the escapades there was always a great deal of embellishing which only made them funnier and more interesting.

Thanks for the memories kids! Good Times!

Spend time with your friends and family. Then make sure you get together and share those "Remember Whens" - aren't they a lot more fun than you remember them the first time?

Remember When?

Friday, August 20, 2010

Anthony - Someone Who Brings A Smile To Your Face

Do you have someone in your life that just makes you smile? Or you meet someone that brings a smile to your face? I had that happen to me just recently.

We were at the Georgian Terrace in Atlanta and there was a gentleman working there by the name of Anthony. He is the doorman. He has been there 11 years and he LOVES his job because he LOVES people. He was constantly opening doors for the ladies with a great big smile and remarking "Chivalry is not dead yet."

I asked if I could take his picture and he was delighted to let me do that.

Kudos to you Georgian Terrace for having someone as special as Anthony who brightens the day of all who visit. If you do not leave with a smile on your face after having talked to Anthony, then as we say in south Georgia, "If that doesn't make you smile, your wood is wet."

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

I Love Lucy

Snake on the car, Snake on the Car. Whatcha gonna do with a snake on the car? Dana said it was like an episode from I Love Lucy. Picture Ethel and Lucy trying to get a snake off of a car without touching the snake.

That was us this evening. Dana had walked out the door about to go to Nanny's and she comes back in quickly saying "Mom, there's a snake on your car!" Well, here we go: Ethel (Pam) and Lucy (Dana) trying to figure out how we were going to get rid of the snake. I creeped out the door to take a look and determined it was an oak snake so that we might be assured of NOT dying from a rattlesnake bite.

Ethel told Lucy that she would get the pine cone picker upper out of the storage shed and just pick up that little darling and throw it out into the yard. Lucy cautioned Ethel to be careful because there might be another snake in the storage shed. That was not real assuring to Ethel. But she opened the door carefully and found their defense mechanism - the pine cone picker upper. Lucy asked if Ethel had ever used it before and she responded that she had watched Fred (Charlie) do it. After some discussion they both decided that maybe that wasn't such a good idea.

Lucy being the creative one decided she would get in the car and drive around the yard and hoping the snake would fall off. You had to be there. Once Lucy carefully got in the car she pulled out like Dale Earnhardt at the Daytona 500 and began going around in circles in the back yard trying to throw the snake off. On the second round the snake jumped off for dear life but Lucy did not see that. Ethel was standing under the carport hollering and jumping up and down trying to tell Lucy to stop her racing because the snake was gone. It was a hoot.

Wish you could have enjoyed it as much as we did. I'll be sure and call you when the next episode airs. In the meantime, watch out for the snakes - they are a crawling!