Monday, August 20, 2018

20 August

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I spent Saturday with my sweet grandson Verne last week.

He had a few chores to catch up on.

He gassed up the lawnmower (with a squirt gun),

He tuned his ukulele (and played me Truckin' by the Grateful Dead)

and surveyed the rain before walking his dog "It's raining outside, Pippa" he said. 

When his parents got home he put his chores down

and took some time to play trains with his father. 

"Toot, toot, ding, ding, ding, I'm a choo-choo train!"

Best day ever!

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Saturday, August 18, 2018


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Blessed is the man who does this,

and the son of man who holds it fast,

who keeps the Sabbath, not profaning it,

and keeps his hand from doing any evil.

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Family Friday

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My daughter, Hannah, and I got together on Saturday.

We only had an hour before she had to get to work

but we had a nice lunch and the wonderful

company of each other. 

We didn't get a picture so I pulled this one of her from a few years ago.

Monday I  had the day off work so that I could babysit for my grandson, Verne. 

We had a wonderful day together!

My daughter and her husband, who are expecting a girl on Christmas Eve,

had to spend the day at Boston Children's hospital

because a cleft lip was found at the last ultrasound.

They had to have all kinds of tests done on the baby.

The wonderful news, praise God, is that she has nothing but

a very minor cleft lip.

Bonnie had to have an hour long MRI which was not fun for her.

But, she got these wonderful images of the baby (Little Fish)

My sister, Holly, came up to visit for a long weekend.

She was feeling a bit better so decided to take the drive down to my mum's house.

My brother and his fiance joined us all for a lobster dinner on Sunday night!

Holly, my mum, and I went to Mass together Sunday morning

and then out to breakfast afterward.

It was a lovely day.

My brother and his fiance told us funny stories about their adventures

on their recent vacation to Scotland....stories involved driving on the

opposite side of the road and a turbulent ride in a small plane.

I didn't get a chance to post last week but I was up at my daughter's camp

last Friday night for her bachelorette  party.

It was held at Camp Verne and just before she got there

the weather started to look pretty ugly.

But other than a bit of wind the storm passed us by!

We spent the evening painting rocks...#Bonnieanddan2018

It was fun!

The following day I went to a muster with them.

It happened to be pouring down hard.

Verne loved it though...

It was hot enough that he could get as wet as he wanted without getting chilled.

As you can see he wanted to get as wet as wet can be!

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

Little Fish

This is my granddaughter (in utero)

We call her Little Fish

It was discovered at her last ultrasound that she has a very minor cleft lip

Praise God everything else is perfectly well.

I had a dream she had brown eyes and blonde hair...

but she's not due until Christmas Eve.

Saturday, August 11, 2018


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 Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, 

you will say to this mountain, 

'Move from here to there,' and it will move.

Nothing will be impossible for you.

Matthew 17:20

My daughter called to tell me that the sweet little girl fish 

she is expecting on Christmas Eve

has a cleft lip and possibly a cleft palate.

There is also a chance that there could be a heart defect as well.

She and her husband will be going into Boston Children's hospital

all day long on Monday for a barrage of tests.

I have been asking everyone I know to storm the gates of heaven with prayer

for our sweet little fish.

Monday, August 6, 2018

Puddles of fun

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Where ever I go said Verne, said he,

There's always a puddle to splash in.

I might bring a friend, or it could be just me,

but there should be a puddle to crash in.

It could be all muddy, it could be all wet

but whether it's here or it's there

if there's puddles to see it's a very safe bet,

I'm barefoot and  willing to share.

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Sunday, August 5, 2018


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For six days work may be done; but the seventh day is a Sabbath 

of complete rest, a holy day;  you shall do no work. 

It is the Lord's Sabbath wherever you shall dwell. 

Leviticus 23:3

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Friday, July 27, 2018

Family Friday

On Saturday morning I went to breakfast with my mum.

On the way to her house I noticed that there was a beautiful 

sailboat anchored just off  Egg rock.

It was so pretty that I pulled over 

along Lynn Shore Drive to get a picture.

Mum and I ate our breakfast on the dock at her club.

 Breakfast is very simple but the view is stunning.

We watched the townies going off for a sail of a morning

and a few larger fishing boats head out as well.

After breakfast we walked over to Fort Sewall.

It's in old town Marblehead and the streets are very narrow.

Fort Beach Way has their mailboxes set up along the main road because 

it's too difficult for the post to get down into the tiny street.

My mum and I have been coming here together since I was a baby.

I hadn't seen her in a while because we both have been very busy.

It was nice to be together.

Last night I got caught in a rainstorm on the way home from work.

But, as I was driving home from the train station the sun came out

and as soon as I got onto this rather tiny island....

a huge rainbow!

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Monday, July 23, 2018

walking home

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My mum and I went out to breakfast on Saturday morning.

We ate on the deck at the Marblehead boat club

watching the harbor of a morning.

After we ate we walked the old Fort Sewell.

The U.S.S Constitution sailed by here during the Revolutionary war

hiding out from the English.

It was pretty peaceful while we were there...

only a few tourists and a plein air painting class...

Marblehead light, a tall ship anchored off Egg rock, 

and a slip of a girl going for a swim amongst the dories. 

We watched the wind blow the grass around a little

and sunlight glisten off of the water

and then we mosied on home.

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