Malcolm and Patsy Sharing Some Memories With You

Monday, June 16, 2014

Father's Day

Father's Day 2024  My Dads, husband and sons - Love them all so much. 

Friday, January 17, 2014

This was after the second operation - It looks better now - forget vanity and eye make-up, vision is so much more important!

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Some very thoughtful friends and my Sister sent me get well gifts.  I am blessed.  Many friends have brought food and came to visit as well.  Thank you to everyone for your thoughts, prayers, fasting, gifts and just being you!  My days are made brighter because of your thoughtfulness                                                        

Friday, November 15, 2013

We have a lovely Lincoln Rose in our front yard.  This is our latest bloom:  Love Roses!

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Alaska Trip

Malcolm with a big bear at the University
Creamer's Dairy near Fairbanks, Alaska - We had milk delivered 
from this dairy when we lived in Alaska
Patsy sitting in Santa's Chair at North Pole, Alaska
A Moose at Santa's House at North Pole, Alaska Near Santa's House
Malcolm near the Alaska Pipeline
Flying on Alaska Airlines
We had an opportunity to visit Alaska for our 50th College Reunion at the University of Alaska.  One of the most fun activities was to have dinner with Sandy, Alex and Philip at a great restaurant just outside Fairbanks.
Malcolm in Santa's seat at Santa Claus House in North Pole, Alaska
This is where we started at the University of Alaska
 The Choir of the North plane I flew in when I attended the University of Alaska

Our 50th Anniversary surprise

All of our children and most of our grandchildren planned a surprise 50th Anniversary for us in Sonoma at Train Town, then to Mary's Pizza for dinner.  We were totally surprised.  We had a planned activity with Dan and his family and had just purchased tickets for the train ride when all the other children just walked in and surprised us!  What a wonderful day we had.  Valerie ordered some delicious cakes and Amanda took many terrific pictures of all the families, couples and groups of us and of course some candid shots.  Perfect day with a fantastic family!!  Thank you to our Children!!!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Friday, March 29, 2013

Saturday, August 18, 2012

 Chili sauce and Jam
 Dill Pickles
Tomato Soup
I just finished canning chili sauce, tomato soup, zucchini relish, peaches, plum jam, beets and more jam.  I feels good to have the shelves filled with canned veggies from our garden and some good fruit too!

Trip to Utah with Nicole, our granddaughter.  She had fun getting to know Gram Eastland and visiting with Dan's family and out to dinner with them, then to temple square to see the sights.  Malcolm drove over to pick us up and drive home.  Nicole and I took a sleeper car on the train to Utah from Sac.  It was fun and we enjoyed the trip, food and visiting.  She was a great pal to go with me.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

We gathered some tomatoes, onions and bell peppers from our garden today and canned some chili sauce.  I use this a lot in meat loaf, but it is good on egg dishes and hamburgers too.   I love to put up fruits and veggies from our garden.  Thanks to Caleb Stewart for bringing over more tomatoes just in time!

Saturday, June 23, 2012

We had a wonderful and full vacation the past couple of weeks.  We first wanted to visit my Sister Val in Sequim, WA but they had a family emergency and had to drive to Arkansas, so we visited the town anyway and enjoyed the quaint little town.  We stayed in Olympia for a couple of nights, then on to Malcolm's Sister Kathi's in Arlington, Washington.  We were there for a few days and saw the Chilhuly garden of glass and attended a Giants/Mariners ball game.  We ate out and saw some sights in a small village and generally just enjoyed ourselves, ending up with ice cream and strawberries.  Then we went to Todd and Billie's in Tillmook and spent a couple of days with them, eating, visiting, sharing photos , eating out and enjoying their home.  Todd had built a garage and apartment so it was fun to see the improvements.  We ate out one evening;, had a barbecue, the had breakfast at the Tillamook Creamery.  We stopped on the way home and saw Brittany and Jim on our way home in Monroe, Oregon and had a good visit with them too.  We enjoyed the cool and rainy weather in Washington and Oregon while it was hot at home.  Great Trip!!!

Chilhuly Gardens of Glass in Seattle
My Sister, Val's home in Sequim Washingon

Some of the Bridges we saw in Washington

Todd & Billie's home in Tillamook

Tommie and Billy at Todd's singing on the Banjo

Space Needle in Seattle

Love this quote from Proverbs 22:6
"Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it."

Saturday, June 2, 2012

Malcolm has had quite a few interesting T shirts which he was not wearing so we cut out the logos and inserted them in a blue background and made a quilt top.  This year for his birthday, I put the quilt together and tied it for him.  He as pleased and it is a soft and comfortable light quilt with memories!