I also enjoy taking digital pictures, especially of flowers (roses in particular, of course...did you "notice" how I love roses? *wink*) I am finally learning more about how to build web pages
thanks to my patient "web sister" and dear friend Connie (aka: Clara), who built this page
for me in 1998 as my Christmas gift (a gift that KEEPS ON GIVING!!) and who has guided me in learning how to maintain and add to it on my own now. (Thanks, "sis"!)
I want to take this chance to tell you about a helpful website for those of us who love using the computer but who have questions about different technical topics. You can go there by clicking on Ask The Computer Lady. And I want to thank sweet Beth Hendrix for putting me onto this neat site and the newsletter!
About my family, I have a wonderful husband of 37 years named Jim (and he IS a "gem"!), and we have been blessed with two magnificent children, a fantastic daughter-in-law, and a sensational son-in-law. Our son and his wife have blessed us with with a precious granddaughter age 9, and two wonderful little grandsons, ages 7 and 3. Our daughter and her husband have a darling 2 year old son named Daniel. I hope you will visit my "family photo album" to see updated pictures of my family and read about them individually!
We also have two Persian cats who are our very spoiled “babies," you can read about when you click on my "Cats" link below. There are also some "cat tales" which I share at that link. And we have raised 6 ducks for our new pond!
I might add, I have a special tribute page linked below, dedicated to the memory of our sweet Shih Tzu, Amanda.
I hope you will read my stories about "MY ELVIS CONNECTION." And as a patriotic American, I have a page dedicated to "ONE NATION UNDER GOD," with printable flags!
As for using my passion for writing, my first stories were published at www.2theheart.com (my newest story was published there May 28, 2003, called IN THE MIDST OF THE STORM, and later I was a contributing writer to Michelle Jones' Christian website called Blessings For Life, where for a year I wrote a feature each issue, under the heading called, THE MUSIC LADY. You can read the original story of how my current musical career began by clicking HERE or can hear clips of my gospel CD which I sell online by clicking on HEAR MUSIC CLIPS.
I want to add a few words of interest about Michelle Jones from BLESSINGS FOR LIFE and BETTER BUDGETING, and her great web work. I first met Michelle in early 2001, when she signed my guest book and I visited her site and gave her an award. She and I began corresponding and I worked up some graphics for her to use, including awards of her own to give away at that time. I was very impressed with Michelle's work then, but even more-so now. I have seen her work grow tremendously in such a short period of time, and if you enjoy reading an emag loaded with inspiration, then PLEASE don't miss out on Michelle's Blessings for Life website!! She actually has an array of helpful sites, which are linked from her BLESSINGS site, including budgeting sites, recipe sites, and much more!
As for things I enjoy, I am "into" growing/rooting philodendrun plants and sharing them with others. I "think" that I mentioned that I love roses, and actually the pink ones are my favorite. And I love taking roses and drying them to use for decorating. I especially like old-fashioned things such as: lace and doilies; the fragrance and color of vanilla candles; cut-glass items; and old-fashioned and delicate-looking collectibles, such as old china-wear, especially teacups and teapots with pink roses.
My favorite color these days is different shades of pink. I have recently changed the display of my teacups and have put them in my curio cabinet, and it's a conversation piece anytime we have visitors. It is not that they are anything fancy or expensive, but shall I say, eye-appealing? They are something I especially enjoy and each piece of china-ware carries its own story. Another collection I have is all styles of miniature pianos, which I have in a display cabinet.
I hope you will decide to stick around for a while and give us a chance to get acquainted if you are new to my corner, or to enjoy a refreshing visit if we are already friends! Please let me offer you a refreshing glass of "good-old-southern" iced tea or lemonade, or a cup of hot coffee in one of my pretty china teacups.
When my 91 year old mother decided to move from her home of 50+ years into a retirement apartment in 2003 and "down-sized," she gave me an old bookcase that I have arranged with a display of various nostalgia pieces from years past and an array of old pictures of family members, some photos dating back to the early 1900's. Needless to say, this is all very dear and special to me.
Please do take your time looking around, ‘cause we like to keep things a bit cozy around here. Since I am finally learning how to work on my web page, I will try to be more faithful about keeping it updated than I have been up to now, in case you are re-visiting. One big request, though...Please sign my guestbook with your responses, to let me know you were here so I can greet you properly and return the visit!
PLEASE NOTE: If my Gear guestbook is not working, then please sign my Dreambook instead.
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