Monday, December 14, 2015

Monday's Musings


It's hard to believe that we are 12 days away from Christmas Day.  We have been busy enjoying some of the festivities of the season and hosted another event here in our home this past Friday evening.
It was our annual Sunday School Department party.  I sat up 3 card tables, used the dining table, the kitchen table and the bar and had enough seating for 30 folks and we had 33.  Since our menu did not require a knife, it was easy enough to hold your plate and eat, so that's what we did.  
We always have a fun time of food and fellowship.  And, yes, that young couple in the top picture is our new pastor, his wife and daughter.  We were thrilled that they came and joined in the fun with us "old" folks. ~chuckle~
 We had a small auction to raise money for missions and here I am digging in to see what's in this bag so that I can put it up for bids.  We raised over $600 with about a dozen items, so we were most pleased.  I was standing on a stool so that everyone could see the items up for bid. ~in case you were wondering~   It got very interesting and was a whole lot of fun.  
I was a tired cookie at the end of the evening but it was a "good tired."  Everything came off without a hitch and that makes it all worthwhile.  
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On Saturday my Daddy and I attended the 70th wedding anniversary celebration of this precious couple.
They live in the same assisted living facility as my Dad and they are next door neighbors.  Plus, we have gone to church with them for as long as I can remember. They are the first couple I have actually known personally that have been married 70 years. 
Daddy had a good time seeing folks and visiting with some he had not seen in a while.  It was a celebration that few ever get to experience.
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Saturday evening Hubby and I watched "Coat of Many Colors" that we had recorded from last week.  In case you missed it along the way, you MUST see it!!!! What a heart warming story about Dolly Parton's early childhood and every part was perfectly cast.  You will laugh, you will cry and in the end you will be so glad that you watched it.  I am quite certain it will be available on DVD very soon.The complete story about the Coat of Many Colors was so, so sweet and when Dolly (as a little 9 year old girl) sang Just As I Am at the end of one of the church services, I could hardly keep from absolutely bawling.  Oh, my goodness, I applaud Dolly for producing such a wonderful movie and NBC for airing it.  Very few movies leave me feeling as good as I felt at the end of this movie.

And, I leave you with this....


3 comments:

  1. Good morning! So glad you are enjoying the season! This celebration looked soo nice. And goodness...70 years!? I can't imagine. NO, I have never known anyone personally who reached such a milestone. Well you have certainly caught my attention on that movie, and I am always looking for a good one. I will definitely be looking for it. Enjoy the rest of your week!

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  2. What a sweet couple celebrating their 70th. On 12.12 it was both my Nana & Grandad and my Granny & Grandpa's wedding anniversaries. They have all gone home to be with the Lord, but I remember their legacy on that day.

    Oh, the Dolly Parton movie was so heartwarming. I just love her uplifting spirit, she most definitely 'shine's her light'.

    Have a blessed week.

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  3. Congrats to the anniversary couple! That's a wonderful achievement!

    Your party pics are great. You are a good hostess!

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