Wednesday, November 23, 2011


On Friday, November 4th at 6:30pm
Miss Brandi Nelson
Mr. Curtis Harbaugh
we married at the Courtland Mansions in
Hagerstown, Md.
Brandi is my grandson's oldest step child
and therefore my great grand child!

They were married in the courtyard of the mansion
Mother Nature provided us with a beautiful
sunset that gave a pink glow to everything.
Just lovely

Starting down the aisle
The groomsmen and best man waiting for the bride 

Approaching the alter

Brandi's sister Lisa, the maid of honor

Saying their private vows to each other

An overall alter scene 

 First dance for the bride and groom

First dance with Richard

Tasting the cake with lots on the face!

Finding the garter

Danyel, Brandi's youngest sister, and 
her significant other.  A beautiful bridesmaid and a
handsome groomsman

Three beautiful bridesmaid's taking a break from

I have purposely saved this picture till last.
It is a very special picture.
The bride and groom are exchanging two colors
of sand so that they can never be parted.

This was the most beautiful wedding I have
ever been to.  Mother nature provided us with
the beautiful pink glow that lit up the
courtyard.  The girls were all beautiful and the
groomsman all young and handsome.
The dresses were absolutely lovely.
No candles were used in the ceremony.
They were used only to light up the aisles.
All of this beauty
the bride was the only one that could not
see it.  She is blind.

Needless to say I am very proud of
this young couple and of their mother and
step father.

I have so much to be thankful for and I realize what a lucky person I am.  My family is the most important thing in the world to me and I thank God each day for them.  I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving and count your blessings.

Friday, November 18, 2011


Well blogger has done it again!
We are simply at odds with each other.
I do wish whatever "knot" he has up his %$#@
he gets rid of soon.
In addition to loosing everything I had typed yesterday
I also have lost over half of my previous postings.
Since I still am unable to leave comments
I guess blogger and I are really at odds!
However, I was anxious to post so that all of
my blogger friends would know that
I am still alive.  I have been going thru a bad spell of 
depression but am much better now.

I gaze upon an old hooked rug
Three generations scaling,
Mosaiced with lots of colored stuff
That gave an eerie feeling.

I know one pattern near the edge
Was cut from Grandma's satin rare,
The brown stuff patterned like a wedge,
Was Uncle John's first little pair.

That bit of scarlet on the right
Was Grandpa's very gayest tie,
And when he wore it he would say
"Inside this makes me feel knee high."

And poor Great Grandma's special dress
Made by a famous Paris house,
In little patterns here and there
Run in and out like a gray mouse.

You know it really seems to me
We ought to tread with care,
Perhaps we ought, I wonder now
Kneel on it with a prayer.
Author:    Constance Kemper

From: The Dreams Beneath Design
By: Pearl K. McGown

I have been researching some items
for my classes and came across this poem
and it really touched me.  
I wanted to share it with all of you.

As the holidays approch, I hope that each and everyone of you has more than your share of things to be Thankful for.  Be sure to tell your family's how much you love them.  I feel that we don't use the word "love" with out families often enough.

Until the next time stay safe, keep a smile on your face and a song in your heart!

Thursday, November 17, 2011