Tuesday, March 30, 2010

STOP RAINING!

ALRIGHT!
TWO days in a row is ENOUGH!

Gail is down for the week to visit
so you all know what we are doing
SHOPPING!

But is not as fun in the RAIN!

The BABIES are having a
GRAND OLE TIME
GROWING UP!

The three of them have just
GREAT MOMS!


Here are "THE BOYS"
playing in a PUDDLE!

Benny Max is learning to feed himself

And so is ARIANA

Here is ARIANA'S New Trick!
I know her MOM loves this one

And here she is
ALL DRESSED UP like GRANDMA!
Same haircut, clothes combo and JEWELRY!
and of course
HER MOUTH OPEN!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Come take a WALK with ME!

I took a walk up St. Thomas Church Road.
It is the road that goes past Ms. Dora's house
and the St. Thomas Church.
It is an unpaved road that dead ends into the MARSH.
It is no longer a long road,
but from what the OLD PEOPLE tell me
it was a LONG and WINDING ROAD that went
thru the MARSH all the way to CROCHERON.

You might think there is not a whole lot to see
but IF you LOOK CLOSELY
you will see SO MUCH!

Let's GO!

The creek [Duck Cove]
the beginning of St. Thomas Road
Brady, this is where we will
catch CRABS and MINNOWS

Peaceful

The road has been here for a long while

St. Thomas Church

Something has walked thru here

Everyone has a
WELCOME SIGN!

Some Home Made

Some NOT!

Geometric Bark

Gnarly roots

Old POST to a driveway
the house burnt down years ago

What are the ODDS that a
tree could fall thru there?

The END of the ROAD


Thursday, March 25, 2010

OLDIES BUT GOODIES

Oldies BUT Goodies
and I do not mean the Pictures!

Ricky sent me some pixs from yester-year!

Here we are the 3 sisters
at Eric's wedding
Was I DRUNK at this wedding?
I remember I hated my outfit
and
I look FAT!!
Oh, thats right
I AM!

Here we in our EASTER OUTFITS...
LOVE the fat socks with the patent leather shoes
Chuck's hat
and Ricky with his hands full of FOOD!
I remember that dress I am wearing
it was NAVY BLUE with a white RUFFLE
NOTICE
the fencing in the back ground
that was to
KEEP CHUCK IN!
I am SERIOUS!!!
Here we are in 1971
Kathy is the SHORTEST of the three
and her SKIRT IS THE SHORTEST!

Jackie age 11,
Bonnie 14
Chuck 6,
Bruce 3,
Rick 3
Kathy 13
Grandma Tarr's 53rd Birthday

Same hairdo for me!
Jackie has some EARS in this picture
Not mention that all of the boys have
ELF EARS
never noticed that before
Now the 3 girls are OLDER than Gma!
OUCH!



Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Went to the BEACH TODAY!

I drove down to REHOBOTH BEACH today
to check on the condo.
Eric has some friends going down next week
I needed to make sure all was OK
after such a HARSH WINTER!

I talked Miss Elaine into riding with me.
The BEACH looked GREAT and the
WAVES were BIG.

We had lunch at the CRACKER BARREL
and stopped off in Seaford
at the BIG LOTS!

It was a nice day for a drive

I wish more of you would VOLUNTEER
to go down in the off-season
to relax and to check the place out
that all is OKAY
IT IS FREE!

Wow, the RENOVATIONS the CONDO is doing
on the building looks GREAT!

I LOVE THE NEW DECK!

We had the Cedar Shingles POWER WASHED,
the trim all painted,
NEW DECK, new parking lot and sidewalks.

There are still minor things to do,
but the contractor will get to them before the summer.

BEAUTIFUL BEACH DAY

Miss Elaine a Cracker Barrel

I LOVE THE NEW DECK


Monday, March 22, 2010

I just KNEW IT!

Babies do come from the CABBAGE PATCH!
Lisa Marie dug herself a garden this past weekend
and planted two baby boys!

I wonder how she is going to keep them
OUT OF THE GARDEN??

What is THAT Cat Doing?

What is THAT cat doing up there?
Never saw it up there before.
Just sitting there on my neighbors roof...




Sunday, March 21, 2010

DINO CHAIR

What has PAPAP Bill done to Brady's DINO CHAIR?
He said most people would have just
THROWN it away.

But GmaBonnie MADE it for BRADY and
he wanted to FIX it RIGHT!

So, He took it ALL A PART...
Re-Glued it...
Added HEIGHT to the legs
so BRADY can sit at the table like a BIG BOY!

Looks pretty WEIRD?

He must REALLY LOVE you Brady!

Just HAD to SHOW YOU!

Can two GIRLS be more BEAUTIFUL???
I think NOT!

Bill's True LOVE!

Bill has worked long and hard to get the
ANDIAMO ready to move back on.

He had her pulled out of the water
for the winter and is glad he did.

All of the snow and ice we all had this winter
would not have been good for her
if she stayed in the water.

Doesn't she look good?



When are you coming down for some fishing?

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

I KNOW I KNOW

I am always showing you pictures of SUNSETS.
But I haven't for a while, so you are DUE!

The SKY looked like it was on FIRE tonite!

Second Grade was GREAT today.
They are such sweet kids.
It was St. Patrick's Day and the whole school was GREEN!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

My Belly is FULL!

First, just let me say...the difference in TIME really got me this morning.
I woke up before 6am and expected it to be DARK.
But when it was STILL DARK at 7am, I became CONCERNED!

HAHAHAHA
Time change!

I painted today trying to get those commissioned works done.
ONE MORE TO GO!
It was such a nice day today I went to visit Ms. Elaine late this morning.
Her sun-room got TIDE in it over the weekend and I wanted to see if she needed anything.

We talked about "SOMETHING GOOD TO EAT" for dinner.
We both like STEAK-UMMS and fried onions on white bread, so I told her I would cook some up for our dinner.

This evening as I was stepping off the front porch, "SNOOKS", one of the local waterman was driving by and honked his horn as EVERYONE does down here. I waved and got in my truck to deliver my steak sandwiches.

When I got down to Ms. Elaine's, SNOOKS truck was in her driveway.
He was delivering HOME FRIED OYSTER FRITTERS to Ms. Elaine.

WOW!!
His wife DORIS-JEAN is known for her FRIED OYSTER FRITTERS.

So, Ms. Elaine and I sat down and ate a STEAK-UMM and OYSTER FRITTER DINNER.
We both should be a shamed of ourselves...BUT WE ARE NOT!




Monday, March 15, 2010

Poor BUDDY!

Poor Buddy...he wants to go out and play.
He might even be wishing for a
DRY SPOT to go POOP!

Bill and I tried to go for a walk yesterday.
The sun came out and we walked
up toward Ms. Dora's.

We didn't get far,
the TIDE was just way
too deep and it was rushing in.

We turned around and went towards
Pritchett's Store, but never even
got to Tedious Creek Road.
The tide was up and already
over the road at Alice Fay's.

So we just went home!


That is the BAY coming in to meet me.

My NEW Water Boots

Just beginning of HIGH TIDE

Sunday, March 14, 2010

"Balighian Brothers Construction"

Brady,
When Papap Bill saw these pictures
of you riding on your
BIG EXCAVATOR
he got a BIG SMILE on his face!

THEN, when he saw the picture of
BENNY MAX and on his DUMP TRUCK
he really SMILED!

So glad you BOYS are having FUN!

You look like you are WORKING HARD!

I guess, you LOAD and BENNY MAX dumps!
"Balighian Brothers Construction"

THANX COLBY!

Yes, I KNOW that it was MY choice
to live close to the WATER!
BUT...it is YOUR SNOW that is
in my FRONT YARD
yesterday and today!

All your MELTED SNOW has finally arrived
at MY HOUSE!

All is well...
NO water in the House.
I had the YARD graded a couple of years ago and
the driveway RAISED.

But, Colby...
Ms. Elaine has some water in her KITCHEN
and she is BLAMING YOU!


My neighbor's house
at sunrise this morning.

It ALSO rained all day
yesterday and all night.

We all know that MELTED SNOW
from PITTSBURGH goes down the OHIO RIVER
to the MISSISSIPPI
and all this melted snow is from the the NORTHEAST
like PHILLY and HARRISBURG
but WE have to BLAME SOMEONE and
COLBY you were HANDY!
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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

I am NOT Braggin' But...

Lisa took this GREAT picture of ARIANA yesterday.
This week was the first week ARIANA
has really got to PLAY OUTSIDE,
and Lisa captured ARIANA and MINI on their
FIRST WALK!

So, I tried to capture that MOMENT!
I like it!


The photo I copied from

How it came out!