Thursday, June 28, 2018

The Sewing Club

From left to right: Lucille, Mary Tom, Dell, Mary and Jane are standing. Harriet is sitting.

In my search for Lindsley information this past weekend, I came across this photo.  When Jane and her sister Patty (not shown) moved to the retirement places, Richland Place, Jane invited her sewing pals over for a lunch. 

The sewing club was started over seventy years ago and at first the ladies sewed baby clothes for their first born and there were several more ladies at that time. Ladies dropped out or were added within those years. Then sewing turned into luncheons at each others home every three weeks. The Club did not have officers but you could say Jane was the one who kept others informed. Most of the ladies had their own special menu and the others looked forward to those luncheons. Jane and  Opie (not shown) continued to bring sewing to be done and occasionally so did Dell. 

Growing up Prince and his brother Ed did not look forward to left overs from their mothers menu. They still joke about it if the sewing club is mentioned. 

As for me I got to help out when the ladies came here and it was fun to be included. Mostly I just listen to the others stories and I thought it was a fun way to spend the afternoon. The dither leading up to the luncheon was one I was not fond of because it involved  extra cleaning and decision made what to fix and when to get it etc etc. 

Some of the ladies children keep in touch now and I am sure they share sewing club stories. 

Please check out the Christmas stocking on the doorway. Jane made some of the children, their spouses also their children a stocking with name and year of birth . We hang ours every Christmas. We often wonder how many of Jane's stockings are hung up each Christmas. 

The Kitty Justice is only one member remains and that is my MIL. 

Thursday, June 21, 2018

HERE WE GO WHEREVER YOU ARE

 THIS IS A PAINTING I DID OF A DEAR FRIEND WHO IS NO LONGER WITH US. HE HAD CUT AN OAK TREE IN THE FRONT YARD AND HAD SPLIT IT INTO LOGS TO BE USE IN THE FIRE PLACE. FRANK COULD NOT READ OR WRITE BUT HE COULD PLACE A TREE ANYWHERE HE WANTED IT TO LAND. RIP 
THE LILLIES ARE JUST BEGINNING TO BLOOM BETWEEN OUR HOUSE AND THE CABIN. I JUST LOVE THESE AS THEY HAVE DOUBLE PETALS AND THEY ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE COLORS. 

THE LITTLE CHURCH PAINTING IS OF A SMALL QUAINT CHURCH IN SPRING HILL. THIS AREA HAS BOOMED SINCE THEY BEGAN BUILDING CARS AND SUV. I SURE HOPE THIS LITTLE CHURCH HAS BEEN SAVED WITH ALL THE GROWTH. 

THE KITTY JUSTICE IS WHEREVER YOU ARE ENJOY THE DAY. 

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Need Help

I have two of these plants but alas after the initial bloom, neither have bloomed again. I have used Miracle Grow Bloom Booster on it but all I get are more green plants. Should I buy a special fertilizer for these or any advise would be appreciate?

The last two days have been hot and double hot here in Tennessee. Both days I was outside and I really looked as if I had just stepped out of a shower when I would venture in to have some water and cool off before heading out again. 

I finished painting the old Boss Kerosene Stove that Prince located in the old Mays house before we sold that part of the farm. I could still do a little touch up but that will have to wait for a cooler day. I had planned to use it as yard art but after I saw all the little nook for wasp etc could build in I took it down to the family room. I put it under the Nashville poster Puppy gave me last year for Christmas. I will try to get a photo of it later. I did put it on Face Book for those of you who follow me there. 

The plants I winter over in the basement have usually found their spot for the summer outside by now but I have two more to move before I am done. Whew, I think I still have too many after moving them outside and working on them to get them ready for their new residence. 

Yesterday I stood guard and acted as the one woman cheering section while Prince cut limbs from five trees that were hanging over the roof. Then he and Puppy took off most of the debris and he has a few more to remove from the back side of the house today. The Kitty Justice is Prince made a statement I thought I would never hear "I wish Dad had cut this Hickory tree". This was made in reference to the big tree just to the right of the front door.  As for me I wish my FIL had cut at least half of the trees that were left when the house was built because then they could have spread their branches instead of growing straight up . Everytime I go outside I hear the trees talking to one another saying "Race you to the moon"

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Fog and Color

 LIFE IS LIKE A FOG. YEP YOU HEARD ME CORRECTLY.  AS YOU GET OLDER YOUR MEMORIES BECOME LESS VIVID AND HAVE SWIRLS OF TRUTH AND FICTION SWIRLING LIKE FOG IN OUR HEAD. ALSO, YOU ARE FOGGY AS TO WHY SOME ONE WOULD KILL FOLKS THEY DO NOT KNOW OR USE A HATCHET TO KILL A PERSON WHO FIRED YOU FROM A JOB A TOTAL OF 14 MONTHS AGO. YOU ARE LEFT IN THE DARK AS TO WHY THE MENTALLY ILL ARE NOT HELPED BUT LEFT TO THEIR OWN DEVICES . A COMPASSIONATE AND KNOWLEDGEABLE SOCIETY SHOULD HAVE PLACES FOR THESE PEOPLE INSTEAD OF LEAVING IT TO OUR GUARDIANS IN BLUE. I AM GETTING DIZZY UP HERE ON MY SOAP BOX BUT I REALLY DO NOT UNDERSTAND  WHY WE CANNOT GET A HANDLE ON SOME OF THIS OUTRAGEOUS STUFF. I AM UPSET ABOUT LEARNING THERE IS SUCH A THING AS A RAPE TREE AS SHOWN IN VIDEO FROM TUSCAN ARIZONA. THERE IS NO PLACE ON EARTH FOR SUCH HORRIBLE PEOPLE WHO DO THIS TO CHILDREN. BUT THE MAIN STREAM MEDIA HAS SAID NOTHING WHAT SO EVER ABOUT THIS BUT BOY THEY CAN SPEND LOTS OF MONEY ON THE TRUMP INVESTIGATION. WONDER JUST HOW MUCH ALL THAT "MUCH TO DO ABOUT NOTHING" WILL COST THE TAXPAYERS. THE NEWS MEDIA SHOULD GET OFF THEIR HIGH HORSES AND TRY TO GET SOMETHING DONE ABOUT REAL ISSUES. 
OR LIFE IS LIKE A FLOWER. WE HAVE MANY PETALS AND NOT ALL ARE THE SAME SHAPE SIZE OR COLOR BUT HERE WE ALL ARE ON THE SAME STEM MOTHER EARTH. 
THE KITTY JUSTICE WHETHER IT IS FOG OR FLOWER WE NEED TO GET OUR HEADS OUT OF THE SAND AND LET THE GRAINS FALL FROM OUR EARS. 

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Lillies plus the back

 One on my pink Lilies out front. I would love to have a huge bed of theses . 
 My purple clematis has grown pass the top porch and over the bottom railing. I spent last weekend when it was so very hot weeding these and at the end I was not doing a good job because I was so very HOT. You know the kind of hot that you have to peal your clothes off because with the sweat they are just clinging to you. I really hate to get that hot but with our current weather there is little time without rain and heat then more rain and heat. Thus I looked as if someone had shut me in a steam room and forgot to come back and get me. BUT I AM THANKFUL I CAN DO THE WEEDING NOW BECAUSE LAST YEAR I COULD NOT USE THE RIGHT ARM OR EITHER HAND DUE TO SWELLING AND NUMBNESS. 
Another Lilly out front and it is blooming and blooming. . I love to look around each day to see if something else is blooming. 
My sister did not get the green thumb gene. There is just something therapeutic to digging in the dirt and watch seeds grow into plants and plants you have added here and there, providing such wonderful color and serenity.  She also is fond of saying I like my cats better than most people and I can definitely see why. 

Case in point, for the last couple of years for our luncheon I have done most of the work as the lady I host with works part time at a place. I have picked the location , made the phone calls to the place to verify they can handle our rowdy bunch and verify that we can pay separately rather than one big check. Also, I have sent E-mails, bought and wrapped the door prizes.  The only thing she had to do was communicate with me and provide the party favors. I picked up some really cute glass snails which were green and white and about 5 inch tall and about the same length. I took photos of them and sent the photo to her and she approved . I did the same thing last year but I had gotten sketch books. We had a very small turn number coming , therefore our last telephone conversation  I asked her about should we provide 2 door prizes or just one. Again she said she did not care either way and I could make the decision. Therefore ole General Herndon made the call that  one would be enough with such a small number. 

 I always let her approve of the place , and since I am a planner I really did not mind doing most of the work. The first thing she said to me when she arrived was  "I am picking the place next time" She said it not once but THREE TIMES. Each time I told her that would be fine with me.  The valet was LATE getting there so the parking was confusing at first. I was not told by the place that he did not start until 11;00 or I would have made the luncheon time 11;30.   He got there about 20 minutes late and I could not control that. I told the ladies that I was sorry that I did not know he would be late and did not start until eleven. What else could I do at that moment. 

Next the place gave us one big bill, and I told them that was not what we agreed upon. So I was told it could be separated at the cashier. ONLY ONE cashier with a customer taking up to 20 minutes at the cashier time. The rumbling by the others was getting loud so I paid my part and got the valet to bring the silver bullet asap. 

Tofday I was told by a mutual friend  that she did not like our door prize and she was embarrassed when she saw the snail. If I had done it without involving her she could have complained but I involved her with each step. She should have said she did not like the snail when she got the photos but NO she did not. So the Kitty Justice is next year SHE can pick the place the prizes etc or she can get someone else to host with her. I am like RB now "Frankly my dear I do not give a DAMN.

Monday, May 28, 2018

BIRDS AND VIEWS

 LOOK CLOSE AND YOU WILL SEE THIS RED BELLIED WOODPECKER HAS HIS TOUNGE STUCK OUT AT US. 
THE CARDINAL IS WONDERING WHAT THAT BIG BLACK THING IS THAT IS LOOKING AT HIM. 
 TAKEN ON MAY 6, 2018.
 TAKEN ON MAY 12, 2018.
TAKEN ON MAY 20, 2018. 

I TOOK THE PHOTO FOR THE HEADER ON MAY 21, 2018. THE KITTY JUSTICE IS THAT WHEN OLD MAN TIME COMES AND GOES, THE BIRDS STILL EAT AND THE SUN WILL STILL RISE. 

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

ALMOST TWO MONTHS

 Our high school class was having the 50th (yes I know I do not look old enough to be out of school that long) and I had bought a top with our mascot beaded on the front. Alas I did not get to go because I took a Peripheral Journey starting with taking Puppy to the ER and he had to go to surgery as an add on to have his appendix removed. He is doing well but that was not in the plans therefore the journey. My best friend The Pope had come home to Springfield to see her Mother and I had to make the decision high school reunion or best friend and you know how that ended. 
 The Rosebreasted Grosbeaks came on Mimi's 99th birthday but it has gotten so hot the last couple of days they have headed North to a cooler climate. They stay a month but cut their visit short this year by a whole week. 

 Since the Owls were having the reunion I choose to pick up a concrete Owl to comemorate the occassion. Puppy planted the super tunias in a large pot outside the kitchen sliding glass door for Mimi to enjoy when she is in the kitchen. 

 Can you believe this was March 12th and now we are in the nineties. I do not mind the hot weather as long as it is not accompanied by the other H, humidity. 
 The big Irises gave up their blooms when the hot weather appeared but the Japanese Iris below are just now blooming. The ones I planted by my Sage bush are a deep purple and I think the bees did this for me. 
 This is an old photo of Maggie as her muzzle is very white now. I believe the chemo made it turn whiter. On the last of the chemo treatments I was given the bad news that the cancer was back. The oncoglogist did not do the IV treatment but instead used an oral cancer drug. The 4 places on her stomach have gone down considerably but are still there. We go back next week and I might let her have one more oral treatment and then stop and let nature take its course. I will never be ready for her to leave me but I have tried to defeat the cancer but it did not work so I must put my big girl pants on and deal. It will not be easy. 
Mimi spent most of February and March doing therapy three times a week. She was declared fit to travel on her own the end of March. When folks are coming at odd times three times a week it is hard to get things done. She had her 99th birthday last month and she really enjoyed being  the head of the ball. 

The Kitty Justice is I must close this post to do common every day chores.