Wednesday, September 30, 2009

~ Pretty Countryside Meanderings ... N. MD.~

A leisurely drive thru S. PA. & into MD. Enjoy ... Happy Autumn ~ Marydon

*Pop over to terrytreasures.blogspot, Terry's DH was in a terrible accident, pray for them VISIT MY SIDEBAR FOR DETAILS ON THE GIFT PROJECT FOR TERRY & FAMILY
*Keep Sherry, Debbie & Amy in prayer, Sherry is going home, Amy is very ill, Debbie needs support
*Pray for all those that we do not know, but need lifting & support
*Pray for our nation & troops

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

~ PRAYERS NEEDED ... & Martha Cothren & Our Heroes ..... ~

*** PRAYERS are needed for Terry & her husband who was in an accident ... @ ***


Back in September of 2005, on the first
day of school, Martha Cothren, a social
studies school teacher at Robinson High
School in Little Rock, did something not
to be forgotten. On the first day
of school, with the permission of the
school superintendent, the principal and
the building supervisor, she removed all
of the desks out of her classroom. When
the first period kids entered the room
they discovered that there were no

Looking around, confused, they asked,
'Ms. Cothren, where are our desks?'
She replied, 'You can't have a desk
until you tell me what you have done
o earn the right to sit at a desk.' They
thought, 'Well, maybe it's our grades.'

'No,' she said.

Maybe it's our behavior.' She told them,
'No, it's not even your behavior.

And so, they came and went, the first
period, second period, third period.
Still no desks in the classroom.

By early afternoon television news
crews had started gathering in Ms.
Cothren's classroom to report about
this crazy teacher who had taken all
the desks out of her room.

The final period of the day came and
as the puzzled students found seats
on the floor of the deskless classroom.
Martha Cothren said, 'Throughout the
day no one has been able to tell me
just what he/she has done to earn
the right to sit at the desks that are
ordinarily found in this classroom.
Now I am going to tell you.'

At this point, Martha Cothren went
over to the door of her classroom
and opened it. Twenty-seven (27)
U.S. Veterans,
all in uniforms, walked into that
class-room, each one carrying a
school desk. The Vets began
placing the school desks
in rows, and then they would walk
over and stand alongside the wall.

By the time the last soldier had set the
inal desk in place those kids started to
understand, perhaps for the first time
in their lives, just how the right to sit at
those desks had been earned.

Martha said, 'You didn't earn the right
o sit at these desks. These heroes did
it for you. They placed the desks here
for you. Now, it's up to you to sit in them.
It is your responsibility to learn, to be
good students, to be good citizens. They
paid the price so that you could have
the freedom to get an education.
Don't ever forget it.'

God Bless America -- and Our Veterans!!

What Is A Veteran?

A 'Veteran,' whether active duty,
discharged, retired,
or reserve is 'someone who, at one
point in his life,
wrote a blank check made payable
to 'The United
States of America,' for an amount
of 'up to and
including his life.'

That is honor, and there are way
too many people
in this country today who no longer
understand that fact.

(I checked with & this is
factual ... she deserves
a huge accolade for doing this!)

Saturday, September 26, 2009

~ ... And So There Is A Stranger At My Door With ...

a big heavy box. Whhhhhaaaatttt?!

I saw a car pull up into the driveway & said 'Harold go answer the door & if it is the Acorn Census Takers, throw them off the property again!' I was on the phone with a friend trying to assist her.
Harold dutifully goes to the door ... I saw him stand there, then he turns & says 'you need to come to the door'. I said 'Oh for pete's sake can't you handle it, I am busy'. Harold said 'I think you should come answer the door'. 'Good grief, Harold, can't you take care of this'! I excuse myself from the phone call, go to the door & here is a strange man with a box! I gave him a questioning look, he smiled & extended his hands holding this huge box.


So I took the box. I said, 'Harold it is a box with a flower cake in it' ... now he is chuckling. Hmmm! We take this heavy box to the kitchen to open. There is this gorgeous cake ... (oh, btw, that's my new PINK camera) ... we lifted it out. So I do my usual 'hat stuff', nope! it doesn't fit well at all, durnnit! So I figured it was from Harold, right?! NOT!!!!!

I run over & get a knife, 2 plates & forks so we can cut into this baby ... hmmmmm! This isn't cutting like it should, folks. I always say if I can't wear it or eat it, I don't want it ... I changed my mind today. It is a breathtakingly gorgeous flower cake ... made with floral foam & fresh flowers AND topped with a RED ROSE.

This is the most beautiful cake I have ever had! Rather than flowers in a vase it is literally a floral cake! Have you EVER seen ANYTHING so PRETTY, unique & wonderful.

And it all came from sweet Sherry @ Country Wings In Phoenix ... aka/Cherry Jelly. (You MUST go to her blog & see what this talented lady did today!)

My precious Cherry Jelly (aka/Sherry), you are such a joy in our lives. What a wonderful surprise, so creative a gift, that is filled with such deep love & friendship.

You brought tears to my eyes, sweetie. You are very loved. Thank you from the bottom of my heart for such a loving gift that will forever linger in my memory & close to my heart. You brought great fun & joy to me today. hearts together. Love ya! Marydon

PS That's the new PINK camera Harold bought me for my bday. I LOVE IT!!!

~ Prayers for Simran ~

Simran arrived 10 weeks early @ 3# 7oz. She is so tiny. Her Mother's (Kriti) family we have known since before her own birth ... they are like an extended family. Prakriti had to have an emergency C-section. Simran is doing apparently well thus far, please pray for this to continue for her.

Friday, September 25, 2009

~ Meandering Thru WV Covered Bridge & .... ~

WV is a very mountainous state, dressed in lush peaks & valleys that are filled with breathtaking forestry, florals & wildlife. It is colorful in the landscape dotted with millions of trailer homes ... you have seen some of the homes we have shared with you over the past month ... the ones that tickle us are the exquisite homes nestled next to a trailer home creating a very interesting but picturesque scene. The farms & their structures are tucked in under majestic trees for shade from the heat of the day & are dotted with beautiful cattle & horses radiantly showing in the brilliant sun ... we didn't see many pigs, sheep or goats. The people are very warm & welcoming ... just down home good folks. We took this trip last month & the leaves were barely turning, but we have been there in the midst of the 'turning' in her glory, & it is as beautiful as New England. We have 2 more days of posting of this trip for you to enjoy.

(Uh-hhmmmm! I tell you Miss R, I see that little outhouse painted white w/roses vining all over the door, a candle flickering for illumination, lace fabric draped between the 'holes' & a book rack filled with decorating mags tucked inside for enjoyment! Chuckle! I also hear you going ACK!!!))

Thursday, September 24, 2009

~ Surprise Award For BRB ... WV Countryside Continued ~

We have been awarded a local business award ... we are quite surprised & THANK YOU!! to the person who entered our business, we sure appreciate the recognition. I guess we are doing something right .....

These pictures are a continuation of our beautiful Sept. drive thru WV. Enjoy this little piece of God's country ......