Welcome to my first Home
So nice of you all to drop
in... Since I am not very lucky at sending pictures of my family
through email, I thought I had better at least try to live up to
my reputaion as an Artist & Musician, somehow! LOL Hope you
Yes, this is me... originally
known in the Fibromyalgia room as "Gumby", I have now
had to take on the name of "Gumbalina" since I was
constantly being mistaken for a male! My hubby's name is Pokey,
because he is my best friend... I was truly blessed... we are as
It all started out many years
ago, when a little girl started to pray for her perfect, intended
mate, like her Mommy & Daddy had done!
ROFL ~ Get a load of those
Well... it definately worked!
Wow was I ever this young? LOL
I guess since I seem to be
turning back the pages of time...
This is my Grandma &
Grandpa Hatfield in front of thier log cabin home, where my
Grandpa worked in the coals mine's of Kentucky, when he wasn't a
preachin'! LOL My mother, center, was the oldest of seven children and
cried, almost all the way through the
movie, "The Coal Miners Daughter"!
here are the Love Birds, wow! LOL This was taken at the fair, just before they
were married 50 years ago!
They celebrated thier 50th anniversary in August and are
happier than ever! I was very blessed growing up... I never knew a couple,
grandparents, aunts & uncles who ever fought. I think that is why I started
praying for my soul mate at such an early age and married so
mom got her Coy! LOL Coy Kibbey that is!
here are the results of that! This was taken in 85,
honor of my Dad's retirement. My oldest brother Sam, was fatally injured in an
auto accident 4 days later.
hand rests on my shoulder and it has been there since his death. He left behind
Rachel Lynn, 3 years old and Steven Coy was one. Sam always took care of
gave me so much in life and gave me even more in death.
Steven and Rachel became as our own children and they have
kept his memory, forever alive and fresh.
average evening with Dad, watching TV. We could never seem to get all the kids
together at the same time for pictures, but we kept trying! Eric here, is one of
the boys I am so worried about. He is an MP in Germany right
were very blessed through the years, as we had a part in the raising of 73
children, give or take a head or two! LOL Never a dull moment in this house! Can
you see why I used to hide in the closet at times? Couldn't hide in the bathrooms...
just are always too in "demand" in a household this
Now, don't they all look so innocent? Precious
many get-togethers, so many birthday parties, so many church pew's, so much
laundry, so very much food...
then came the weddings!
Aren't they just beautiful? Jim & Nikki were engaged for almost 4 yrs and only gave me four days to plan a wedding!
Angela LaJoy wasn't about to do that to me!
She didn't... they gave me a month! LOL Without the aid of my best friend, Cheryl... I never could have made it! LOL
Awwwww.... Anthony Coy and Autumn! I had her picked out for him when she was 12! LOL Somehow a mother just knows. Poor little pittiful thing, this boy... gives me a crick in the neck just looking at his picture! Isn't she sweet?
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September 15, 2002