Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year!

To all our friends and family, we wish a Happy and prosperous New Year.

You know, it isn't about what you can acquire or achieve, it is all in how you play the game of life. It is never good to smash someone's heart to make yours feel complete. Decide if that next acquisition is for need or greed and then act on it.

This year,... give more than you have ever given; use a soft word; exercise the ministry of touch to someone who is lonely; get on your knees and look into the eyes of a child when you greet them; tell your spouse that you care and that you will always be there; look to God our Father when your day is done and you don't know where you stand. Laugh louder, until you have to hold your side; open your arms and your home to those who need acceptance; forgive; hold on to what is good and throw away that which is bad for you.

A Joyous New Year to you from Pamela and Frank!

Mrs. G's Give-Away

A blog that we follow is Pastoral Symphony Farm where Mrs. G is giving away a beautiful handmade Spring/Summer dress for a child. We have asked to be considered and you might enjoy it, too. Look her up. We are blessed everytime we read about her family and her life (Which obviously is her family.)

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Dear Friends and Family~

Forgive our negligence in not writing updates. There really is no excuse but we have been very busy since August. (But not too busy to reflect on your posts.)

We thank God for each of you whom we follow. Your words, wit and insight are special to us even though we don't make the connection all of the time.

Our prayer is for you to have the most blessed 2010 that you can obtain. We must depend on our Father Who provides for each of us in every way. Do not fear tomorrow for...the government shall be upon His shoulders...and He will provide.

This is a picture of our entire family, God's blessings and His great gift to us. Look what the Lord has done!

With love,

Pamela and Frank

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Updates,...Way Late

Hello friends~

I know my face is red with embarrassment for not writing in so long, but I have been in a quandry. Lost 2/3rds of my employment and trying to make the 'buckle meet the notch' if you know what I mean.
The picture is Pam and three of our seven GRANDkids! They are cooking up a pot of Goober Peas. "Mercy how delicious, eating Goober Peas!"

God has been so good to us and we are alive, we have our freedom in the Lord, our bills are paid, our debts are in line, there is food to eat, air to breathe, and water with which to drink and bathe. Our family is close and loving, they all serve the Lord and the love of my life stands beside me to hold my hand, to ease the furrows in my brow and to heal the hurt with a kiss. What did I ever do to deserve her?

Civil Folks group is coming along. We will be at the Cannonball House, an 1850 city home in Macon, Georgia on September 11th praising God with wonderful period hymns and enjoying English Country dance in the parlor. We love the acapella stylings and the fellowship of simple, pure dance!

In October the group will sing at the Historic Richland Baptist Church built in 1844 for the Homecoming service. Can hardly wait!

Well, enough drivel. Just wanted readers to know that we are still alive! Knocked down, but not knocked out! Praise the Lord!

I promise to write again soon.

By the way, our hens are doing well, except that Thaxine is a him and not a hen. We call him Thax now.

With love,

Frank and Pamela

Friday, June 26, 2009

Girls at the Chick Inn

Well, all you Civil Folks, we have been bitten by the chicken bug! Just last night I added the girls to the new run and coop and they seem very content.

Pam has named them already: Minnie Lee, Myrtle, Edna (Buff Orpingtons) and Susie (Rhode Island Red). These are our beloved grandmother's names. Rose Ella (hybrid) and Thaxine (Sumatra) are dear friends. We will borrow Bob The Rooster if we feel we need to have one hanging around for a while.

They are so fun and each has its own personality.

This picture is Thaxine, Minnie Lee and Rosella. Myrtle is in the foreground. We hope to keep you updated on their progress.

The Civil Folks Living History Group added two new members and we are excited about our July meeting. Great godly fun is had at each meeting.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Civil Folks Public Meeting

I know it's been a long time since my last post but thought you might like to read the After Action Report of our last meeting. I promise to write more in the future.

Civil Folks, June 1, 2009

Howdy Civil Folks,

Jest a quick note to tell you 'bout our secont meetin.

Jest afore our assigned meetin time, Miz Pam and me went to th cemetery fer a little ramble an to socialize with some of th residents there. By and by others come and joined in our ramblin. I thank we could all come together some time and work on cleanin the cemetery. Make it a 'decoration day' like the folks did in 1866. So much could be accomplished jest pullin' weeds, straightenin stones, placin' some flours.

We had a few images graven by th soul stealer and discussed th properties of a Mullein plant that is growing at the foundation of th church. I showed th folks th 'Shame Plant' and put one of them plants to sleep fer 'em!

One of th younguns rung th old church bell and announced time fer th singin' to start. It was mighty hot like a furnace in th church so we decided to sang on the doorsteps. Everbody fount em a seat on th steps and it was like a Roman amphitheater. I stood in th grass and led the songs. We sung some of the old hymns and got to singin on Hard Times. Hard times is comin' whether you like it or not! But,...God is faithful to th very end!

Atter awhile singin we got ta thirstin mighty bad so Miz Pam drug out her demijohn of sweet tea and poured us all a vessel of tea with a chunk of ice in it. My, it was wonderful after parchin' while sining'. Th sun was asettin' by now and we thought it was time to dance some so we cranked up th' band and Soldier's Joy went to playin'. Honey we couldn't keep them younguns on th porch! Law, they all jumped up and runned to th yard rat in front of th steps and went to bowin and swangin left and right hands, do-si-doin', promenadin'. then they built th bridge and sashayed rat back to the beginnin'. Hoops was abouncin and in th end one of th girls jest flopped down in th grass plum tuckered out! Th women was glistenin' in the moon and I was asweatin' but it was glorious.

We all smiled and laughed 'bout how much the simpler life was and how blessed we were to have fellership with one another in this fast-paced world.

We begun ta clean up everthang and a couple of th gals wount up in Old Richland and begun ta sing praise. We all jined 'em. Never turnt on a light but tha light from the old lamp post lit up most of th church. Praises flowed! When we was finally sung out we helt hands in a ring at th altar and praised God for what he had already done fer us and what He will do fer us and fer Richland Church in th future.

At the last amen, we all hugged and bade each other farewell until th next time.
I know a lot of you couldn't come. Well, you missed out! That's all I can say. Sometimes we get caught up in our busyness and cain't see th simple truth afore us. Y'all try to come on out th next time. God is in the midst, the fellership is sweet, the pace is slow and memories are made that will outlast th modern day goin and comin'.

Our next meetin' will be on July 10th at our home, a private affair. Git in touch with me if you want a invite, I will respond.

God bless you. Do consider attending these mettings on the first Monday each month so you can slow down, regroup and bless th Lord and yourself. Don't forget your period clothing and brang a teacup.

With love, Frank