Monday, May 30, 2016

Monday's Musings

It was a most enjoyable weekend around here.  Lots of fun being with folks that we so rarely see and  cleaning both front and back porches.  The landscape work has created so much dust and dirt  and that had to be remedied.  Hopefully the nasty dusty work is finished. ~we hope~  Now, to share the latest with you.
Saturday afternoon this precious lady was celebrated on her 100th birthday.  She is affectionately known as "Ms. Virginia."  Her career started as a Registered Nurse and later she left that profession and she and her husband opened a jewelry store here in our town.  It was where everyone went for their fine jewels, crystal, sterling silver and china.  And, there was no one that knew more about those "fine things" than Ms. Virginia.  She has assisted more brides than can be recounted and she expected that these young brides would put all their sterling, crystal and china to everyday use.  Yes, Ms. Virginia never waited for special occasions to pull it out, she used it every day.  She is a Southern lady in every respect.
(pardon the blurry picture)
She was one of the few ladies that could make an "event" out of having a cup of coffee.  I have been by for an afternoon visit and served up a cup of coffee out of a fine china cup with a sterling spoon sitting on the side of the saucer.  Talking about feeling special!  And, for her birthday celebration the only disposable product used was napkins.  It was done in true "Virginia style."  An affair to remember for sure!
~~~~~
 We had dinner for some of Hubby's class mates and long time friends on Saturday evening.  I took that as an opportunity to pull out  "all things patriotic."  I had recently bought some patriotic melamine dishes and it was the perfect occasion to use them.  I thought they made a very nice looking table.

 I carried the patriotic theme out on to the back porch and patio.


Tommy and these folks all graduated from high school together and have been friends for 50+ years. ~that's a long time ~  They had so much fun talking about and reminiscing their school years.  I had a good time listening and watching them enjoy their time together.  It was a delightful evening!
~~~~~
It was all hands on deck this past week with the landscape.  They made a big dent in the flagstone and rock work and got almost all of the flower beds made.  This next week, work on the sprinkler system will begin and the beds, flagstone and rock work will be finished.  And, ultimately the plants will go in.  Stay tuned......
~~~~~


Lea
Lea

Hi there! My name is Lea. I've been wife to the best Hubby for 44 years....Mom to a son and daughter....CiCi to 4 precious Grans....lover of family and friends....enjoy laughter and a good time....shopper....picture taking maniac....maker of delicious fudge....organizational enthusiast....memory maker....Southern Belle...and most importantly.....a Child of the King! Welcome to my little corner!

8 comments:

  1. Wow! What a lady Virginia is!
    Your patriotic pictures look lovely. It amazes me that some people can put M&Ms around candles & have them look so great; me...it would just look like m&ms around candles! :)

    ReplyDelete
  2. Good morning! Well first off happy birthday to Virginia! She sounds just delightful, and looks SOOO good. You'd never guess she is 100! Soo wonderful.
    And then I LOVE your patriotic table decor. Soo festive and pretty. Glad you had a good time with your friends. And YAY to the landscaping coming right along. Hope you have a lovely day!

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lea,

    Lot's of celebrations. Ms. Virginia looks like a sweetheart and the birthday celebration looks lovely. I especially like the floral arrangements.

    Have a blessed Memorial Day,
    ~Kiki~

    ReplyDelete
  4. Virginia's celebration sounds exactly as it should have been to honor such a lady. I'm sorry Jackie Mitchell was not able to be there. I wondered which classmates your were entertaining, and it was do good to see John and Charlene. They look wonderful. The landscaping will definitely be the finishing touch to your lovely home. Can't wait to see it all finished.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Happy Birthday to Miss Virginia. Can't wait to see the finished yard/landscaping. Have a beautiful Monday, friend.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Happy Birthday to Miss Virginia. Everything looks so festive! Enjoy your week, dear Lea.

    ReplyDelete
  7. In your photo collage of the patriotic table, the long wood bowl with the candles and red-white-blue round things -- that is so clever and pretty!! (all of it is) Are those balls jaw breakers?

    Such an enjoyable post!

    And thanks for the comments you sent my way regarding retirement.

    ReplyDelete

So glad you stopped by and hope you enjoyed your visit. I love your comments and read each and every one of them and I always try to reply to them. Blessings to you this day!