Friday, February 21, 2014

Where I'm from............

I'm from the forties and fifties. A simple time. 
wringer washing machines, Faultless Starch and Castor Oil.
A peaceful little brown shingled house with white trim. A shady corner in the back covered with soft green moss.

Hydrangea bushes and Roses and Violets. Clothes lines and a Catalpa tree. Glorious blue Four O'clocks blooming at the kitchen window.

Sunday drives that ended with ice cream cones. People who smiled and made friends easily.
Grandpappy, Mammy ...Anne Moore.  A little brother named Freddy.
The Merediths and all the Gregorys.

 Keeping feelings hidden away. Card players and good joke tellers.
Tending to your own business and trying to keep your nose clean.

Conservative protestants whose main objective was to simply live by the Golden Rule.
East Texas and Scotch Irish. Scotch and water.
Homemade spaghetti sauce and Mom's Corn Relish.

Mrs. Klose, the neighbor who tried to kill my mother with a garden hoe and went completely insane and had to be taken to the state hospital. My uncle who lost his arm in a car wreck and went on to become a psychologist before he died young of lung cancer.

A wealth of family pictures, heirlooms, mementos and other treasured trinkets,
 which disappeared 
when my mother

Memoribilia...only things. Not to be confused as being important.
The memories though.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Suited Up..........

Buddy and the babies were here visiting us the middle of December and Mike and I took little Jake with us to a wedding reception. He was styling for sure in his new suit his Aunt Lori had just gotten for him.

 Tiny little dark brown pinstripe suit with vest and tie no less! And he had his little brown loafers on with matching socks and of course a tiny dress shirt.

 His daddy slicked down and parted his hair, scented him up with a tiny bit of Old Spice and off we went. He immediately got a few sucks from his bottle and the motion of the car carried him right off to baby dreamland.

Is there anything more perfect than a sleeping baby...........................

Everyone fell in love with our little charmer. For him there was not a stranger in the room. He winked, flirted and smiled at everyone. He walked, ran and rocked the afternoon away. Mind you he was not quite 11 months old here and had already been walking a month!

Mike's oldest brother Douglas has been very ill and was the main reason we had even gone thinking it might be one of the last times Mike would have to visit with his brother.Doug is on the left and his brother Gary on the right.  Jakey's big brown eyes lit up and the biggest smile came over his face when he met Doug. And the smile on Doug's face was priceless as he looked at this precious little soul.

 Of course we took the stroller with us thinking Jake would sit in it and get pushed around (at least I thought so) but Poppa had another idea all along. The car stopped and Mike said "I'll just carry Jake"...and carry him he did!

 He was so proud of his baby grandson. We are more than smitten if you can't tell.

RoseMeredith stayed home with Daddy so she could be a Tiger. When she was born two years ago and on our Jake senior's birthday she literally saved our lives as we were all still reeling from Jake's death.

 And then lo and behold exactly a year passed and we got another gift.........this little fellow named for his uncle.

 Oh my I could go on and on about our boy.  He lights us up.  All babies are precious and special and such a blessed gift. Jake has something about him that just penetrates your very soul. His eyes and smile just bring his uncle back to us each time we look at him.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Crochet Addictions

Yes......I admit it. My name is Mollye and I am addicted. To CROCHET. I can't seem to stop. There is just something in me that says I have to do it at night when watching T.V. And if I didn't watch tv at night I wouldn't get much hubby time because this is the way he relaxes after working hard all day.

These are fun to make. You must use cotton though...not worsted yarn because they are wash cloths or you can make dish cloths and both have to absorb water. They make a really cute hostess gift and are quickly worked up in a couple of evenings.

This is cute too and though this particular monkey is made from socks they're also fun to crochet. I made a huge one for our youngest great grandson Ethan when he was born, but you can't just keep making soft toys. I mean the kids outgrow them and everything repetitive gets old after awhile.

My granddaughters love these and also these

I have made hats, afghans, scarves galore and no one in my family needs ANY MORE CROCHET!
We have no more infants and are not expecting any in the forseeable future but the crochet that gave me more pleasure are

the layettes and gowns. Also the tiny soft as can be infant blankets. I think I'll go back to my first love and that was making the tiny wee burial gowns and blankets.  Can you imagine anything more sad and pitiful than the parents of a stillborn? To be able to have the nurse bring your heavenly baby to you wrapped in a brand new soft gown and blanket of their very own for you to cradle your precious baby in your arms and rock for a few moments before returning them to Jesus must be a small comfort and something always to hold onto.

Here is a link if you're interested in crocheting for charity. I chose the burial outfits but there are countless ideas for crocheting for charity and on a cold wintery evening it just does your heart good to make something for the tiniest of the tiny. Another on the plus scale is that it is so good for arthritic hands to limber up and be useful again.

Happy Hooking ladies and stay warm today. Warm hugs from Mollye in Louisiana:)

Thursday, January 16, 2014

over and over and over again.............

I do it and I imagine many of you do it too. Something causes us to regret...either within ourselves or with someone else. A worry we have. A wish for something to be different. Something is on our minds and we cannot fix it. We have wracked our brains and searched our souls. It seems as if we don't know what to do about it to make it better or how to change it. We're helpless. We're hopeless. We're stuck without a chance to change it. B.U.T. if we are a believer we know the One who can. We know prayer works. God has told us throughout the Bible to trust in Him. We're nothing without him.

So we pray.  And we pray.  And we pray some more. Because we really are serious. We need change. And we have faith that Jesus is the way and that He will help us. Help the one we pray for. And this morning reading the devotion for today in Sarah Young's "Jesus Calling" I had one of those big ole light bulb moments and had to share with you. I flew over here to the computer grinning all the way.

"Come to Me, and rest in My loving Presence. You know that this day will bring difficulties, and you are trying to think your way through those trials. As you anticipate what is ahead of you, you forget that  I am with you __now and always. Rehearsing your troubles results in experiencing them many times, whereas you are meant to go through them only when they actually occur. Do not multiply your suffering in this way! Instead, come to Me, and relax in My Peace. I will strengthen you and prepare you for this day, transforming your fear into confident trust."

I believe this is the same as "giving it to God" meaning gave it to Him now quit taking it back. Right? But sometimes it takes saying something in a different way for someone to really "get it". I hope I can remember the next time I take a problem or my troubles to leave at the feet of Jesus that I don't have to keep on experiencing the pain of it unless I choose to do so.

Hope all of you are having a really sunshiney type day if only in your heart. Big warm  hugs, MizMollye

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

A dream come true............

Oh my gosh. Yes I really mean that this is a BIG OMG. My youngest daughter Shari teased me during Christmas by saying I was going to love this birthday gift from her more than anything she had ever given me. Well my children always give me awesome gifts so I just couldn't imagine. After racking my brain I remembered telling her once as we shopped in Hobby Lobby that I had always wanted one of the big dollhouses they have at the back of the store on display. And though my birthday isn't until tomorrow, she asked me to go with her yesterday morning to pick out my gift early because she was working on my birthday and because she just couldn't wait a minute longer. Sure enough we pulled up to Hobby Lobby and we both had grins this big..........................So one more thing I can cross off my bucket list. I am the new owner of a Victoria's Farmhouse!
Isn't she a beauty? Oh I am so darn excited I can't see straight. This gift will be something I will never completely finish. I don't want to ever be finished with it. I want it to be a family project in progress! My son Lance (Buddy) said he has a Hobby Lobby gift card to send me. Hmmmmmm I see a wiring kit in the future:).  Now the reason I post it today is that it needs a name. Please help me find a suitable name for my new home. Picture it on about 10 acres of rolling green meadows with a huge garden on one side, Lush flower beds in the front. A white picket fence all around of course. Pastures in the back with cows grazing. Chickens pecking and the family who lives here. Well of course this is a 3 generational family. There is a grandma and grandpa,. A mommy, daddy, three young children and a baby! A big porch swing and a couple of gliders are on the main porch  and kids play area is on the top porch. There are two dogs and a mama cat with kittens. Papa Tom Cat lives in one of the barns out back. Oh and there is a huge tree in the front with a tire swing. And by the way the home address is Farm Road 70. So the rest is up to you. The Name..................................."....................."
Thank you lil Shari girl for making this such a happy time for me!

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Bye Bye Love

My heart broke a bit 5 days ago. A tiny part of my heart that was my "teen age" heart. The death of Phil Everly hit me kind of hard. I began my Crush on him in 1958. He was 18 and I was an impressionable 14 year old, ripe for the feelings brought about by Rock n Roll. They were an awesome duo,  formidable artists who would influence the likes of The Beatles and Simon and Garfunkle and I presume many many more.

He was 74 and died from complications from COPD. I will be 70 on the 9th of this month. I am so thankful to have given up smoking a mere 6 years ago. This was a recent photo of Phil. I see him now as he looked then. I'd like to think others see me much the same.

If you're young or just young at heart you will smile if you take a moment to listen to some of the great music of two brothers who were pioneers of rock n roll...Phil and Don Everly............The Everly Brothers.

Rest in Peace Phil. You made my life happier.

 The Everly Brothers Lyrics
  1. A Change Of Heart
  2. A Voice Within
  3. A Whiter Shade Of Pale
  4. Abandoned Love
  5. Ain't That Lovin' You Baby
  6. All I Ask of Life
  7. All I Had To Do Is Dream
  8. All I Have To Do Is Dream
  9. All We Really Want To Do
  10. Always Drive A Cadillac
  11. Always It's You
  12. Amanda Ruth
  13. And I'll Go
  14. Angels From The Realms Of Glory
  15. Any Single Solitary Heart
  16. Arms Of Mary
  17. Asleep
  18. Autumn Leaves
  19. Away In A Manger
  20. Baby What Do You Want Me to Do
  21. Baby What You Want Me To Do
  22. Baby What You What Me to Do
  23. Barbara Allen
  24. Be Bop a Lula
  25. Be My Love Again
  26. Bird Dog
  27. Blueberry Hill
  28. Blues (Stay Away From Me)
  29. Born To Lose
  30. Born Yesterday
  31. Bowing Green
  32. Bowling Green
  33. Brand New Heartache
  34. Breakdown
  35. Bring A Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
  36. Brother Jukebox
  37. Brown Eyes
  38. Bully of the Town
  39. Burma Shave
  40. Bye Bye Blackbird
  41. Bye Bye Love
  42. C. C. Rider
  43. Captain, Captain
  44. Carol Jane
  45. Carolina in My Mind
  46. Cathy's Clown
  47. Chains
  48. Chlo-E
  49. Chloe
  50. Christmas Eve Can Kill You
  51. Claudette
  52. Country Hoedown: Am I Losing You
  53. Country Hoedown: Chatting With Jim Reeves
  54. Country Hoedown: Intro/Bye Bye Love
  55. Country Hoedown: Joking With Jim Reeves
  56. Country Hoedown: Maybe Tomorrow
  57. Country Hoedown: Wake Up, Little Susie
  58. Cryin' in the Rain
  59. Crying In The Rain
  60. Cuckoo Bird
  61. Dancing In The Street
  62. Dancing On My Feet
  63. Danger Danger
  64. Deck The Halls With Boughs Of Holly
  65. Del Rio Dan
  66. Deliver Me
  67. Devil's Child
  68. Devoted To You
  69. Do You
  70. Do You Love Me
  71. Don't Ask Me To Be Friends
  72. Don't Blame Me
  73. Don't Call Me, I'll Call You
  74. Don't Forget To Cry
  75. Don't Let Our Love Die (1951 version)
  76. Don't Let Our Love Die (1990 version)
  77. Don't Let The Whole World Know
  78. Don't Say Goodnight
  79. Don't Worry Baby
  80. Don't Ya Even Try
  81. Dona, Donna
  82. Donna Donna
  83. Down In The Willow Garden
  84. Drop Out
  85. Ebony Eyes
  86. Empty Boxes
  87. Even If i Hold It In My Hand (Hard Luck Story)
  88. Facts of Life
  89. Ferris Wheel
  90. First Noel
  91. Follow Me
  92. Following The Sun
  93. Foolish Doubts
  94. For The Love Of Barbara Allen
  95. For the Love of Barbara Ellen
  96. Girls, Girls, Girls (What A Headache) - (Bonus Track)
  97. Give Me A Future
  98. Give Me A Sweetheart
  99. Glitter And Gold
  100. God Bless Older Ladies (for They Made Rock & Roll)
  101. God Rest Ye Merry Gentleman
  102. God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  103. Gone Gone Gone
  104. Good Golly Miss Molly
  105. Good Hearted Woman
  106. Gran Mamou
  107. Grandfather's Clock
  108. Green River
  109. Ground Hawg
  110. Hark! Herald Angels Sing
  111. Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  112. Hay Doll Baby
  113. Hello Amy
  114. Her Love Was Meant for Me
  115. Hernando's Hideaway
  116. Hey Doll Baby
  117. Hi Heel Sneakers
  118. Hi - Lili, Hi - Lo
  119. Hi-Lilli, Hi-Lo
  120. Honolulu
  121. Hound Dog
  122. How Can I Meet Her
  123. How Did We Stay Together
  124. Husbands And Wives
  125. I Almost Lost My Mind
  126. I Can't Recall
  127. (I'd Be) A Legend In My Time
  128. I Didn't Mean to Go This Far
  129. I Don't Want To Love You
  130. I Got A Woman
  131. I Know Love
  132. I'll Bide My Time
  133. I'll Never Get Over You
  134. I'll See Your Light
  135. I'll Throw Myself at You
  136. I'm Afraid
  137. I'm Finding It Rough
  138. I'm Gonna Make Real Sure
  139. I'm Gonna Move To The Outskirts Of Town
  140. I'm Here To Get My Baby Out Of Jail
  141. I'm Here To Get My Baby Outta Jail
  142. I'm Movin' On
  143. I'm Not Angry
  144. I'm On My Way Home Again
  145. I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry
  146. I'm Takin' My Time
  147. I'm Taking My Time
  148. I'm Tired Of Singing My Song In Las Vegas
  149. I Think Of Me (Bonus Track)
  150. I Used To Love You
  151. I Walk The Line
  152. I Want You To Know
  153. I Want You to Now
  154. I Wonder If I Care As Much
  155. If Her Love Isn't True
  156. Illinois
  157. Introduction: The Everly Family (1952)
  158. It Only Costs A Dime
  159. It's All Over
  160. It's Been A Long Dry Spell
  161. It's Been Nice
  162. It's My Time
  163. It's Too Late to Say Goodbye
  164. Jezebel
  165. June Is as Cold as December
  166. Just in Case
  167. Just One Time
  168. Kansas City
  169. Keep A Knockin'
  170. Keep A' Lovin' Me
  171. Keep on Knockin'
  172. Kentucky
  173. Kentucky Rovin'
  174. Kiss Me Once
  175. Kiss Your Man Good Bye
  176. Kiss Your Man Goodbye
  177. La Luna E Un Pallido Sole
  178. Ladies Love Outlaws
  179. Lay It Down
  180. Lay, Lady, Lay
  181. Leatherneck Jamboree: Bye, Bye Love
  182. Leatherneck Jamboree: I Wonder If I Care as Much
  183. Leatherneck Jamboree: June Chats About Elvis
  184. Leatherneck Jamboree: Sweet Temptation
  185. Leatherneck Jamboree: Temptation/End Theme Music
  186. Leatherneck Jamboree: The World Is Waiting for the Sunrise
  187. Leave My Girl Alone
  188. Leave My Woman Alone
  189. Less Of Me
  190. Let It Be
  191. Let It Be Me
  192. Let me be me
  193. Let's Go Get Stoned
  194. Life Ain't Worth Living
  195. Lightening Express
  196. Lightning Express
  197. Like Strangers
  198. Little Old Lady
  199. Live Strangers
  200. Living Too Close To The Ground
  201. Lonely Avenue
  202. Lonely Island
  203. Lonely Street
  204. Lonely Weekends
  205. Long Lost John
  206. Long Time Goes
  207. Long Time Gone
  208. Lord Of The Manor
  209. Love At Last Sight
  210. Love Her
  211. Love Hurts
  212. Love Is All I Need
  213. Love Is My Life
  214. Love Is Strange
  215. Love Is Where You Find It
  216. Love Makes the World Go 'round
  217. Love Of My Life
  218. Love of My Live
  219. Love Of The Common People
  220. Love With Your Heart
  221. Lover Hurts (Medley Version)
  222. Lovey Kravezit
  223. Lucille
  224. Maby Tomorrow
  225. Made To Love
  226. Mama Tried
  227. Man With Money
  228. Mandolin Wind
  229. Mary Jane
  230. Maybe Tomorrow
  231. Maybelline
  232. Medley 1
  233. Medley 2
  234. Medley: a. (Take A) Message to Mary / b. Maybe Tomorrow / c. I Wonder If I Care As Much
  235. Medley: Devoted to You / Ebony Eyes / Love Hurts.
  236. Medley: Take a Message to Mary / Maybe Tomorrow / I Wonder If I Care as Much
  237. Memories Are Made Of This
  238. Mention My Name in Sheboygan
  239. Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
  240. Milk Train
  241. Money
  242. Montage: The Everly Family (1952)/Shady Grove/Kentucky
  243. More Than I Can Handle
  244. Muskrat
  245. My Babe
  246. My Gal Sal
  247. My Grandfather's Clock
  248. My Little Yellow Bird
  249. My Mammy
  250. Nancy's Minuet
  251. Nashville Blues
  252. No One Can Make My Sunshine Smile
  253. Non Mi Resti Che Tu
  254. Not Fade Away
  255. Nothing Matters But You
  256. Now Is the Hour
  257. Now Is the Hour/Maori Farewell Song
  258. O Little Town Of Bethlehem
  259. Oh Boy
  260. Oh Lonesome Me
  261. Oh! My Papa (O Mein Papa)
  262. Oh So Many Years
  263. Oh, True Love
  264. Oh What A Feeling
  265. Oh What a Felling
  266. Omaha
  267. On The Wings Of A Nightingale
  268. Only Me
  269. Paradise
  270. People Get Ready
  271. Please Help Me, I'm Falling
  272. Poems, Prayers And Promises
  273. Poor Jenny
  274. Problems
  275. Put My Little Shoes Away
  276. Radio And Tv
  277. Release Me
  278. Ride The Wind
  279. Ridin' High
  280. Ring Around My Rosie (Bonus Track)
  281. Rip It Out
  282. Rip It Up
  283. Rockin' Alone
  284. Roving Gambler
  285. Sally Sunshine
  286. Sea of Heartbreak
  287. See See Rider
  288. Send Me The Pillow That You Dream On
  289. Send Me The Pillow You Dream On
  290. Shady Grove
  291. She Never Smiles Anymore
  292. Should We Tell Hi
  293. Should We Tell Him
  294. Sigh, Cry Almost Die
  295. Silent Night
  296. Silver Threads And Golden Needles
  297. Since You Broke My Heart
  298. Sing Me Back Home
  299. Sleepless Night
  300. Sleepless Nights
  301. Slippin' And Slidin'
  302. Snowflake Bombadier
  303. So Fine
  304. So How Come
  305. "So It Always Will Be
  306. (So It Was...So It Is) So It Always Will Be
  307. So Lonely
  308. So Sad
  309. Some Hearts
  310. Some Sweet Day
  311. Somebody Help Me
  312. Somebody Nobody Knows
  313. Step It Up And Go
  314. Stick With Me
  315. Stick With Me Baby
  316. Sticks And Stones
  317. Stories We Can Tell
  318. Stories We Could Tell
  319. Susie Q
  320. Sweet Dreams
  321. Sweet Grass Country Montana
  322. Sweet Memories
  323. T For Texas
  324. Take A Message To Mary
  325. Talking To The Flowers
  326. Temptation
  327. That'll Be The Day
  328. That Silver Haired Daddy Of Mine
  329. That Uncertain Feeling
  330. That's Just Too Much
  331. That's Old Fashioned
  332. That's the Life I Have to Live
  333. That's Too Good to Be True
  334. That's What You Do to Me
  335. The Air That I Breathe
  336. The Brand New Tennessee Waltz
  337. The Collector
  338. The Devil's Child
  339. The Doll House Is Empty
  340. The Drop Out
  341. The Facts Of Life
  342. The Ferris Wheel
  343. The First in Line
  344. The First Noel
  345. The Girl Can't Help It
  346. The Girl Sang the Blues
  347. The Girl Who Sang the Blues
  348. The House Of The Rising Sun
  349. The Party's Over
  350. The Price Of Love
  351. The Sheik of Araby
  352. The Silent Treatment
  353. The Story Of Me
  354. The Sun Keeps Shining
  355. The Wayward Wind
  356. Theme From "Carnival" (Love Makes The World Go 'Round)
  357. These Shoes
  358. Things Go Better With Coke
  359. Thinkin' 'Bout You
  360. This Is The Last Song I'm Ever Going To Sing
  361. This Little Girl Is Mine
  362. This Little Girl of Mine
  363. Three-Armed Poker-Playin' River Rat
  364. ('Til) I Kiss You
  365. Til I Kissed You
  366. ('Till) I Kissed You
  367. Till I Kissed You
  368. To Show You I Love You
  369. Torture
  370. Trains And Boats And Planes
  371. Trouble In Mind
  372. True Love
  373. True Love From High Society
  374. Turn Around
  375. Turned Down
  376. Up In Mabel's Room
  377. Ventura Boulevard
  378. Wake Up Little Susie
  379. Wake Up Little Suzie
  380. Walk Right Back
  381. Walking The Dog
  382. We Wish You A Merry Christmas
  383. What Am I Living For
  384. What Child Is This?
  385. What Kind of Girl Are You
  386. When I Grow Too Old to Dream
  387. When It's Night-Time In Italy It's Wednesday Over Here
  388. When Snowflakes Fall In Summer (Bonus Track)
  389. When Will I Be Loved
  390. Who's Gonna Shoe Your Pretty Little Feet
  391. Who's Gonna Show Your Pretty Little Feet?
  392. Who's to Be the One
  393. (Why Am I) Chained To A Memory
  394. Why Not
  395. Why Worry
  396. Will I Ever Have a Chance Again
  397. Wishing Won't Make It So
  398. Woman Don't You Try To Tie Me Down
  399. Wonder If I Care as Much
  400. Yesterday Just Passed My Way Again
  401. You Can Bet
  402. You Can Fly
  403. You Done Me Wrong
  404. (You Got) The Power Of Love
  405. You Make It Seem So Easy
  406. You're Just What I Was Looking For Today
  407. You're My Girl
  408. You're the One
  409. You're The One I Love
  410. You Send Me
  411. Yves