It's that time of the year....

It's that time of the year....

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Today…

I am doing a guest post on http://blissfulrhythm.blogspot.com/ for Kathy.  I have never done anything like this before.  Kathy fixed the pictures in my post and I want to thank her for that.  Please visit Kathy’s blog.  I am sure you will enjoy it as it is so peaceful and lovely.  Thank you again Kathy for allowing me to share your beautiful blog today.

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It is to be another hot humid day.  The official temperature for yesterday was 101 with the heat index much higher.  There were storms all around us but we didn’t get anything.  I think the most rain any of them got was less than 1/10 of an inch.  Like a drop in the ocean.

Yesterday I found out that one of my blogging friends lives and works in the general area in western Illinois where I grew up.  Thanks to her I now know that the Dairy Queen that I patronized when I was in high school is still there.  I haven’t been back to that area since a family member’s funeral.  Sadly I also found out that the Student Prince where my friends and I hung out on occasion is no longer there.  I am guessing the town square is still intact.  I spent many a dollar for gas for my 53 pea green Plymouth so that we could sit on the square with the motor idling and watch the cars go by.  Shades of Norman Rockwell.

My sis from WV just called me with several names to add to my personal prayer list.  My thoughts and prayers will be with them all.  Also, my sister Rae, love you for your sweet self and kind heart.

You all stay safe and be happy!!

Beth

28 comments:

  1. We had rain yesterday and I thought of you and others and felt a little guilty. I hope you get relief very soon!

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  2. I had horrible thunder storms and raging winds.

    I'll head over there to visit your friend. xox

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  3. This is my first visit here. I would like to know where you got the Winnie the Pooh quote/card. My son Christopher passed away last September and he always liked Pooh and Christopher Robin, even though he was 42 years old.

    Linda

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    1. Hi Linda, I am so very sorry about your son. I found the quote on a free image site. I am sorry I can't remember which one. I still have it on my computer. If you have a throw away email address and want to post it here I will be glad to send it to you. Otherwise I will include it in my post tomorrow and you can right click on it to save it. HUGS!!!

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  4. Don't you hate how places you've known change??? It reminds you how much time has passed...something we don't like to be reminded of. Hope you can escape the bad storms and just get the cleansing rain part. Enjoy the day!

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  5. First visit and I am now following your blog. Headed over to check out your guest post.

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  6. We had weather exactly like you yesterday.
    I'm going to hop on over to Kathy's now.

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  7. Oh it is truly fun to go to or hear about old teenage hangouts. B

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  8. amazing how we all did that 'town cruising' stuff when we were younger. hope you get rain soon!

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  9. Holy moly. You guys don't get a break do you??!! I love the picture you paint of your past. We never do forget those teenage years. I always tell my kiddos that it's a chapter they'll always remember in their life. Life will get a lot better for you to become the people were meant to be....but high school marks us all...good and bad:)

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  10. Isn't it good to be able to remember a lot of 'good' times. I was only sharing with Hubbie earlier some funny times of our past! I'm over to Kathy's to see your guest post. Hugs Joan

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  11. Fun to remember those good old days. We've had rain around us too but none here.
    I like your sisters quote, by the way!

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  12. Will stop by the other place as soon as I finish up here. Glad you are able to get about in this heat, please be careful. It bout got the best of me yesterday and I know BETTER. Sheesh.. anyway Yes so many neat places we knew are all gone now. Sad to say it is how progress moves along. Take care dear and my best to your Sis Rae, XXOO

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  13. We are finally getting some rain here, and I am so grateful for it. It's neat to be able to find out how things are where you grew up from a blogging friend. I have learned a great deal from blogging friends all over the world.

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  14. Hey Beth- I found you through Kathy and I like your blog because you are REAL-and I like real. I am your newest follower and I will be hanging around now- that may or MAY NOT be a good thing!;>) Hugs- Diana

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    1. Thank you! I think it is a good thing!

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  15. Hi Beth! We hung out at our Dairy Queen, too! It's still there. In fact my daughter and I stopped for sundaes today. I love Dairy Queen!

    Wasn't it great when you could put a few cents in the tank and drive all night?? I had a 1950 Plymouth!

    Fun times!

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  16. We finally got rain. In fact, it's been drizzling all day after good solid rain storms last night, and this morning for a total of over 3 inches in two days. We are very grateful. Tomorrow it starts heating up again, and we're headed into another dry spell,.

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  17. I'm still hoping rain will come your way! This is the first afternoon we haven't had a shower in several days.

    I'll go look you up on Kathy's blog.

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  18. Congrats on the guest posting...and a nice post it was. :)
    I hope this weather cools down and that you get some rain down there.
    Have a super weekend! :)

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  19. It's raining here now!!! yes, I am that happy about it!! I will check out Kathys blog...you are in demand!!

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  20. Oh, I sure hope you get rain soon...and yes, Snow in July sounds good right now, doesn't it?

    xo
    Cindy

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  21. My first job was the Dairy Queen. I made $1 an hour....and on that $32 a week check, I filled up my Plymoth Cricket, bought an outfit a week, and went to the beauty shop and got my hair done. Too bad $32 doesn't go that far now. My favorite thing to do at the Dairy Queen was to make Buster Bars.....take a plastic cup, put peanuts, then fudge, then ice cream, then peanuts, the fudge, then ice cream,freeze the cup for a morning, then take them out of the cup and dip in that chocolate that hardened, the put in wrappers and stick in freezer. I loved eating them, too!

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  22. Your blog is adorable I love the colors super job!

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  23. Nice guest post..and congrats on blogging so long..and through such difficult times too:)

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  24. We finally got a small bit of rain here, and its amazing how a tiny shower can green things up quickly! Praying for more rain for ALL of us!

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  25. Congrats on the guest post!! That is something I've yet to do myself. A bit afraid I think :( Hope you have a cooler weekend. This summers been brutal, especially for you.

    lifeasweknowitbypaula.blogspot.com
    Paula

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  26. Wonderful post, Beth! I love your music, too. I've seen Willie in concert 3x.Love his guitar pickin'! (Bill is a guitar picker.)

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