Thursday, May 31, 2012

Cracker Salad.....

If the MaGuire family makes it, it is gonna be yummy. Julie made it from Paula Deen's recipe. I was not prepared to like it so much, but I should have known!

Georgia Cracker Salad (recipe Paula Deen)

1 sleeve saltine crackers (coarsely crumbled)
1 large tomato, finely chopped
3 green onions, finely chopped
1 and 1/2 cups mayo (good mayo)
1 hard boiled egg, finely chopped (I used two)
salt and freshly ground black pepper.

I put mine together all except for the crackers and put in the refrigerator until time to eat, then added the crackers. Three of us ate it all.

The picture is a poker plant, which I am sure has a more appropriate name. It is a beautiful day in Michigan, enjoy!

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

in May we....

enjoyed Jeff's play (he was the Reverend) Footloose. I went three times to see it. He was never better!

went to the plant exchange sponsored by the News Herald. This is Barb's hat, which got more attention than our plants.

This man always has the most plants and gives out advice as well. We didn't set up this time, just pulled a little wagon with our mostly give-away plants. Both of us have too much to be trading anyway.

loved my mothers day plant and PJ's nurses week plant from Kynda.....
and finished up the Reggie's Fruits and Vegetables story time at the library, sponsored by the National Kidney Foundation.

Sometimes during May I have tried to post and weird things happen and I give up. We will all get New Blogger Interface savvy hopefully soon. My garden and flowers are coming along nicely so I will practice posting with them and some books.

We are watching The Hatfields and McCoys on the History channel, and we are not alone, look at those ratings! Happy Wednesday everyone!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Decoration Day

Somewhere in Italy during World War II , my Uncle William managed to find a chicken . I'm sure it reminded him of home. And he did come home.

I just commented to another blogger that I am telling my age when I say we always called it Decoration Day. Remembering those who gave all.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Something to crochet....

This beautiful little coat was crocheted for a very beautiful little girl. ( Oh No, not by Me)

She has found something interesting on the bench. We see her on Sundays at church . Isn't she sweet!

I am working in my garden so I will have a lot to show you all when the time comes. I'll be around!

I was so sorry to hear of Dad's passing (Dad's Tomato Garden Journal). He was a wise and wonderful person and was one of my first blogs to read. Scripture and tomatoes, eagles, family and the coffee and tea he always had waiting for his readers. We're gonna miss him.

I hope you all have a nice weekend. We are going to see "Singing in the Rain" community theater and on Saturday, the annual garden exchange in Southgate also.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Goodbye Mr. Walnut Tree...

Yesterday at 9 o'clock big trucks began to park along my little block on Fleming Street, and lots of men with ladders, ropes and chain saws arrived at the house across the street.

Immediately, the neighbors (including me) began to come outside with their coffee cups. Story is, new man in brick house doesn't like walnuts falling on his truck so he asks man in white house to cut tree down.

Man in white house declines and man in brick house offers to have cut all the limbs that are over his yard. So the cutting began....

BUT, late in the afternoon, I realized that things must have changed, they were still cutting this big old walnut tree that has been there forever. About this time, I was beginning to feel betrayed.

I watched off and on all day. The loss of an old tree is sad to me. This one had seen so much in its time on Fleming Street, it could write a best seller. I especially remember the little handicapped girl who lived there and sat in its shade and sang so sweetly, and it has stood witness to my life since 1974, so I'm going to miss it.

Sorry to be long today. Hope your Friday and weekend are good and you don't lose any trees.