Friday, August 31, 2007
One of the Katrina victims moved his business to Nashville and we are so glad he did. He bought a old building on Church which use to be a Flooring Business. He has done a great job in making the place into a fine restaurant. It is called "Chappy's".
The first picture is Chappy with me, Kitty and the next one is Cat, Chappy, Winnie, and our newest member Jo Jo. We have lost two of our members and Jo Jo will replace my partner Bee Bee. A suggestion was made by Sister of who we would invite to take Mz. Ann's place.
The luncheon was hosted by Mz Fire and Lady Purple. I really think this was the best place we have ever had our luncheon. We will award them top hostess of the year.
On the table were little platters with four kind of butter for the freshly baked bread. They were presented in four little puffy mounds. They were Alligator, Strawberry, Garlic and Plain. For my taste, the garlic was a wee strong but the alligator was delicious.
I ordered from the pan, sauteed scallops in mushrooms and garlic served on angel pasta with scallions and grated cheese. Some of the other entrees where gigantic and the ladies either left most on the plate or else got a "go box".
Knoxie looked at my bowl and said "Now that is the right amount of food". I still could not eat it all but I was pleasantly surprised at the amount and oh the flavor was wonderful. Only Mz PB&J ordered dessert.
There was fine art on the walls and little alcoves under archways with burgundy drapes for privacy. On the right as you entered was an old English bar and a wall of stain glass.
The Kitty Justice is it was a wonderful get away and we all laughed and enjoyed each others company. I even remember some of Merle's jokes to tell the ladies.
Wednesday, August 29, 2007
Prince's brother walked to the river behind his subdivision and this was all he saw. A dry river bed.
The weathermen have predicted rain showers for the next three days. How lovely, I might have to pretend I am Gene Kelly. I always thought that is how we should welcome rain and not grumble.
I played Molly Maid yesterday. Yeah, Grandma Christian's cleaning hit me in the back of the head. Now I feel it all over this body of mine. If you had to measure your age by feel, I would be at least 302 today. Yes, I plan to check out the cabinet with all the pills.
Another death has occurred and another funeral I will attend today. The lady, Peggy Moore was a long time volunteer for the This N That Shop and according to Mimi she was always doing things to make the others laugh. She had a way to make it feel more like play than work.
The Kitty Justice is the closer you get to meeting Father Time the more funeral you attend.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Saturday, August 25, 2007
Friday, August 24, 2007
As stated in the previous post Mimi and her sister, Lucy would spend a week or two at Waveland. Cuden Will & Cuden Mary Lu usually would drive up to the farm in Sumner County to get them.
Mimi's Mother died of cancer when Mimi was only five so her Father had a big task of raising two girls without a Mother. Therefore, the whole family would help him out with the girls.
Mimi is the youngest of the two girls and from all her stories very much a "hootie". Some of those to follow later.
A little history before we go on, Captain Wilson had three sons. The oldest son was Mimi and Lucy's father and the other two sons married but they never had any children. Fannie was Captain Wilson sister and her daughter Conn lived in Nashville at Glen Leven.
Cuden Mary Lu would take them to see Cousin Conn and while the girls were visiting, Conn dressed Lucy up in one of Fannie's old dresses. There is also a picture of Cousin Conn in the same dress which unfortunately will be auction off at the estate sale unless I can beg someone to give it to us.
The top porch on Waveland was known as the sleeping porch and it had shades that could be pulled. That is where the girls would sleep when visiting. One night Mimi said it came the bad storm and it thundered and lighting . She said it was really scary.
I guess the Kitty Justice of this tale would be that there was a loving family to help raise the girls.
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
NOW I CAN BORE YOU WITH OLD PICTURES AND HISTORY.
This picture was taken in 1942 of the homeplace of John R. Wilson and Eliza Pitts Black Wilson. They had two daughters and two sons to survive. The two daughters married brothers.
One son was a Captain in the Confereate Army. He is Prince's Great Grandfather.
Before the war, Waveland was nestled in a grove of Red Oaks. However, the timber was cut by the occupying forces.
Cousin Will and Cousin Mary Lu never married and they lived at Waveland. Cousin Conn said they would fill up one room, lock the door and begin filling up another room.
Cousin Conn had only a couple of weeks to move the older cousins from Waveland and salvage any furniture and documents, before the Nashville Airport bull dozed it down so they could build a runway.
The Kitty Justice is that there was a family graveyard and no one seems to know where it went of if it stayed.
I cannot wait until Christmas. All the family gathers and friends come to spend time.
The best part is that my best friend Linda comes back to Tennessee and we spend a whole day together at our house and then if we are lucky we find time to go out to eat while she is home.
This year Number One Nephew will come and bring his new bride from California. I wonder if they will bring Molly dog.
Also, Christmas will bring cool weather. The weatherman said we had set new records . It is nice to set records but not in the weather department. Let's see if my tired brain can remember them. This August we have had 12 -100 degree days and the record for August was 7 -100 degree days. The previous record for 100 degree days in any month was 11 and todays record was set back in 1983. But, we will schatter that record today and so far they are predicting Thursday and Friday as 100 degree days. Still no rain for the hill.
The Kitty Justice is that I will embrace the cool weather and the time of brotherly love.
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
I GOT THERE A HOUR LATE AS I WORKED IN THE YARD TRYING TO DESTROY WATER STEALER FROM WHAT I WISHED TO SAVE. MY QUESTION IS "HOW CAN WEEDS GROW WHEN PLANT STRUGGLE?"
ANYWAY DIGGING AND PULLING IN OUR CONCRETE EARTH THEN SPENDING SEVERAL HOURS ON MY FEET PAINTING HAS GIVEN ME A REALITY CHECK. I AM NOW IN BACK ACHE CITY. GOTTA CHECK THE MEDICINE CHEST FOR HELP.
I GOT A LOT DONE ON JEAN'S CHURCH BUT WILL TAKE ANOTHER SEVERAL DAYS OF PAINTING TO FINISH.
HAZEL WAS SO THRILLED WITH SO MANY COMING IN TO PAINT THAT SHE DECLARED ANOTHER FREE PAINT DAY BETWEEN SESSIONS. I AM SAD AS SHE CHOSE NEXT WEDNESDAY.
WEDNESDAY IS HAIR DAY FOR MIMI AND I HAVE TO TAKE HER AND THEN I GO WALK WHILE SHE IS GETTING HER HAIR FIXED BEFORE I GO BACK AND PICK HER UP. THEREFORE SINCE SHE GETS IT DONE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE DAY, I WOULD MEET MYSELF COMING AND GOING.
DARLENE STARTED WITH HAZEL TWENTY FIVE YEARS AGO AND KNOXIE STARTED AT THE SAME TIME. SHE CAN DO ANYTHING IN ANY MEDIUM. SHE DOES WHAT I WOULD LOVE TO DO, MAKES A LIVING PAINTING.
DARLENE ENTERTAINED US ROYALLY YESTERDAY. IT IS HARD TO GET A PICTURE OF HER AS SHE CONSTANTLY TALKS BUT OH HOW INTERESTING.
THE KITTY JUSTICE IS YOU HAVE MISSED OUT IF YOU DID NOT HAVE A DARLENE IN YOUR LIFE.
Monday, August 20, 2007
SIS'S BAPTIST CHURCH
The last day or art class I started working on a 18x36 gallery canvas of her Church to put in her little ladies Sunday School Room.
Well today Mz Hazel has called for a FREE PAINTING DAY. Guess what I plan to do?
She has them very seldom between art session and the last one I could not attend but I am heading to the Park to paint with my buddies. They are all unique and such fun. Hope Darlene is there as she can be the life of any get together.
The Kitty Justice is I will play not work today.
Sunday, August 19, 2007
This picture was taken last Sunday at his official last act, Adult session of prayer.
Before the class, we had the last Sunday brunch. Mr. Rutledge was our main cook and what a grand cook he happens to be.
Everyone at 7:30 Church just loved Father Wiseman as he would always put such feeling into reading the Gospel or the Service. In other words, you never went to sleep or had your mind wonder when he was in charge.
On this fateful day, he gave us three prayers to use and we could always add more. The first was a simple "Lord, please be in my life", the second "Help Me" and a third "Thank You" He repeated each one three times with FEELING.
He told us also, told us we did not need a Prayer Book or others to tell us how to pray as we could do it ourselves by starting with those three simple prayers.
He said lots of newcomer to our Church look around to see when we sit, stand or kneel. He said we sit to learn, stand to praise and kneel to pray. That is simple enough.
Once when my neck was hurt and I was wearing a soft collar to hold it straight, he told me not to worry as he wore a collar all the time. We both had a good laugh.
The Kitty Justice is he sits up on the second row and watches those young Priest up front.
I forgot to tell you his cane had written on it "the joy stick of the Magi"
Saturday, August 18, 2007
The meeting went well and I was pleased with the results . Now I was still suffering from the caddy wreck and bad customer service of the retail place where I had bought my new washer and dryer. Plus , Rick and I worked late after the meeting and I told him I had not been this tired since I wrecked Mimi's car. He told me to be careful and have a good vacation.
When I got home, I was sending the sell items to the girl who post them on St Luke's website, and Mimi's phone rang. She brought it back to me and I answered and ALL HELL BROKE OUT. This volunteer verbally abused me and no matter what I said she was like a rabid animal. She upset me SO BAD I IN A KNEE JERK REACTION resigned my Presidency. I DID NOT NEED THIS S---.
I thought am I really that bad a person. I cried for 2 days. Cousin Corn Dog offered to fly back here and BITCH SLAM her for me. Now that made me laugh.
After many good and nice request for me to return, I went back last Monday not as President but as a volunteer. The first person I saw was HER and she was so sweet that a radius of six miles of flies were attached to her.
Found out later that she and a few others had made life Hell for former Presidents. I felt their pain.
The Kitty Justice is that on August 27Th the shop is having a big meeting to discuss procedures and by laws and terms of officers. Also, at present she is being nice. Now I wonder how long that will last.
Friday, August 17, 2007
Thursday, August 16, 2007
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
The Art Venture Group went to dine at the Hermitage. As a true southern I put on a long dress and a hat for the outing. Needless to say alas I was the only one. I think society has become too lacks and too casual.
I am a fan of being behind the camera and not in front so this is a rare picture. Someone of the group insisted that they take my picture too.
I put this picture on the blog not to talk about the Art Ventures Group but to say "Farewell, to Mr. Steve G. Wishing you sunny skies and raindrop happiness.
The Kitty Justice is I only read a few blogs and his was one and his pictures will be missed as he had a true artist eye when he pointed his camera.
Sunday, August 12, 2007
Saturday, August 11, 2007
Thursday, August 09, 2007
The second one is a little Church in Craggie Hope which Prince and I came across on an outing.
The last one is the Episcopal Church in Alabama where Nephew was confirmed.
My next Church to paint will be my sister's Baptist Church.
The Kitty Justice in painting Churches is that you get a nice fuzzy feeling.