Here you will find scattered pictures from my point and shoot camera, random thoughts from my little world, treasured memories of days gone by, hopeful dreams of the days yet to come, and a bunch of ideas - because I've always got ideas!
Saturday, August 16, 2014
Guess What Happened to Judy?
Yesterday my sister and I drove to Kalamazoo to visit our oldest sister. On our way, we stopped at a thrift store in Dorr. I found something that I have been looking for for at least 15 years. Dishes just like my mom used to have! No one can remember what she did with them, probably sold them when they moved out of the house they had lived in for over 50 years. She had given me a cup and saucer when I got married, and after she had gone into a nursing home my dad gave me a bowl and a very small platter. He didn't remember what happened to the rest of them either. In a bin on the floor were eight plates, four soup bowls, four berry bowls, and a platter. As I was holding the bin while waiting in line to cash out one end of the plastic bin broke and EVERYTHING fell to the floor. It made the most incredible sound - you know - like broken hopes and dreams. But guess what?! ONLY the bin broke. Not one of the dishes in it even had a chip (except the one they threw in for free - and that chip was already there). So now I am the happy owner of these dishes. I'll continue to look for cups and saucers, because it is always fun to hunt for things, at least I think so.
I'm the mother of three grown children, and I have a son-in-law and two daughters-in-law who are gifts from God. I've been married to The Husband God Gave Me (THGGM) for 36 years. On January 1, 2006 I became "Beppe" to Jonge, who was quickly followed by Famke, Kado, Feintsje, Hertsje, and Broeder. They have real names, but these are what I call them on this blog. I've always been boring and I doubt that will change anytime soon. Because.., well.., I'm dreadfully GOOD at it!