We had Vacation Bible School at our church last week. Today was VBS Sunday. The kids gave a program along with our Pastor giving a message about what they learned during VBS. After the service we had a Ice Cream Social so we could get to know the children and families that came but are not a part of our church family. My 2 grandchildren (Emily and Melissa) were the co-chairpersons for VBS this year. They did a great job organizing everything and they had some wonderful helpers.
We had the family over for a belated Fathers Day dinner today. We ate outside under the trees. What a beautiful day for an outdoor picnic! And would you believe it? I forgot to take pictures.
This evening our church service was combined with our neighboring Reformed church. A nice way to end the day.
We had a very bad wind/rain storm in our area on Wednesday. We had alot of branches and alot of flooding. This picture is taken of a yard in our neighborhood. These were beautiful maple trees which stood in that yard for years. Fortunately nothing hit the house or barn. Much of the area were without electricity. Our creek ran into our pond so our pond is looking really bad right now. I do not remember ever experiencing such a awful scary storm before.
Sometimes cleaning a cheese grater is more time-consuming than shredding the cheese because of the cheesy coating that quickly accumulates on the sharp ridges. You can shorten the cleanup by spraying the grater with nonstick cooking spray before each use. Then use an old toothbrush to scrub the tiny spaces after you're done.
I'm thinking today of my father. I do not have any memories of living with my father. As I have written before my mother died when I was very young and after she died I and the youngest two brothers went to live with an uncle and aunt. There were 8 children in all.
Every Sunday my dad and the other siblings would come to our house for dinner and visit. What I remember most is sitting on my Daddy's lap when he came to visit. He had black hair which he combed straight back (without a part). I would get my little comb and play with his hair. I would put a part in it or comb it all down over his face etc. He never complain about this. I guess he just liked it that his little girl would sit on his lap. I know he missed me not living with him and only seeing me on the Sunday.
As time went on my uncle really became my father. I never called him Dad. He was always Uncle Pete but he was my dad in every sense of the word. When I married my Uncle Pete walked me to the front to my husband-to-be. My dad sat in the front row with a big smile on his face.
So I really had the love of two Dads. Both of them are waiting for me in heaven.
My new computer is very different from the one I had before. Therefore, I haven't learned how to get my pictures into my post. So.............no Wordless Wednesday today. I am learning new things about my computer everyday so maybe soon or later I will figure it out. lol So enjoy your day!
To soften gummy glue on a glass or plastic jar, put it in the microwave with a towel over it; set on Low and check it every few seconds or so. The heat softens the glue and you can pull the label off easily.
It's been a busy few weeks. Two high school graduations - 5 open houses for Graduates. But what a fun time for our grandkids and friends. It was about 90 degrees for one of the open houses and a week later it was 70 degrees for the next one. This Spring the weather is so crazy. But I'm not complaining. We haven't had tornadoes or other bad weather, just strange with first hot and now cold. And to think it is the middle of June already. Where is the summer going.................
Can you believe it? I'm back. I purchased a new computer a few days ago and I picked up today. So I have a real challenge before me to learn this new machine. Hopefully things will go well. I'm glad to be back. Come visit!