Wednesday, September 23, 2009

a symbol of my youth has died

Mary Trevors, of the 1960's singing group "Peter, Paul, and Mary", died last Wednesday, Sept. 16, of leukemia - age 72. The group's songs used beautiful harmonies despite the turmoil of the protest movements. To me, lots of their songs are classics for my generation.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

fun times

Josey is gradually getting over her latest respiratory infection. She's getting so mobile! She's really not too happy unless she's down in the floor moving around, and I love to be there with her. She eats supper at my house pretty often, and I love it when she does -- I hope that continues throughout her life. She is so much fun, and I really love it when I pick her up and she lays her little head down on my shoulder! Last night she was standing on the floor in front of the couch, beside her mother, and she leaned over against Laney's leg and let go with both hands, standing there probably for a minute and a half with no hands! Watch out world, here she comes soon!

Friday, September 4, 2009

blessed rain!

Yesterday afternoon we received just a hair under 2 inches of rain, in less than an hour's time! I celebrated by burning feed sacks. I'd been reading Elmer Kelton's book, The Time It Never Rained, and it was so realistic and true-to-my-daily-life that I had to put it away for a while - maybe now I can finish it. I really like his writing and can't believe I've never read any of his work before. We got .3 of an inch more of rain during the night, and it looks like today will be wet too - thank God!

Laney and Josey arrived during the rain, since the wind was blowing hard. Laney had pulled off her denim blazer and wrapped it over Josey in her arms to keep her dry - but Josey didn't like her head covered so had uncovered the top of her head. When she came in the door, her little head was soaked and her hair so cute and curly, and she had such a grin on her face - it looked like she too knew the rain was a wonderful thing. Lana decided Sunday to teach her to raise her hand and give folks a high five (and then we clap and cheer), and she's doing it constantly now, and loves it. She's such a joy!