Saturday, March 15, 2008

Baby Daniel's Update On Great Grampa and Gramma Golden

Hi ya everybody! I am Mom and Dad Golden's youngest grandchild, Daniel. Actually I should be calling them Great Gramma and Grampa!
Anyways, my great auntie thought it was about time that you heard how your Dad and Mom Golden are doing!
She tells me that you have all been praying so hard for them, first of all that they will be feeling better and second that my Great Grampa will introduce himself to the the Lord and just take the priceless Gift that He is offerings him! For free!!!
So now...Here is the latest news!

Here is a yummy cake that one of the ladies at the church made for my Great Gramma and Great Grampa. I just wish I was old enough to have a piece of it but if I got to choking, I would never be able to finish my first "blogging" job. So I will stay away from that cake!
Three weeks ago my great auntie had to take Great Grampa to the emergency because his right hand is not just right after the big operation that he had in Hamilton. Great Gramma thought that he had better go because she was afraid that he had a blood clot. Very serious thing I am guessing. The doctors checked Great Grampa all over and said that he was alright, as far as a blood clot was concerned. On April 3 , though my Great Grampa will be going to Hamilton again, this time for a cat scan. My Great Great Uncle Roy will be taking him there.Ha!! Great Grampa made my great auntie take this picture of him in the emergency room. She ALWAYS has her camera! She tells me she never leaves home without it! And Great Grampa knew this! That is why he demanded a picture.

I think that Great Gramma is looking at the blog book that great auntie made for Great Grampa Golden. All of your comments are in there as well as the posts. I surely do hope that MY post makes it into that book! I really don't have one idea of what a post is,eh? I added "eh?" at the end of the last sentence because all of my aunts and my uncles and my own Gramma Spence and Mommy and Daddy say that you are not a true Canadian if you can't cough up an occasional "eh?" here and there!..Ha! I have heard tell ,that the Americans are forever saying "huh?". eh?
I just heard great auntie telling Great Gramma to eat her crusts,"You never eat your crusts Mom and yet you always made US eat our crusts!". Auntie told me that Great Uncle Teddy and Great Uncle Gary always pretended that their crusts were trucks and cars and they used to race them all over the place at supper time. Zoom Zoom!!! Sounds like fun to me! Great Uncle Gary doesn't play with his crusts anymore though. He has no teeth and he can't chew them , so my second cousins always cut the crusts off of his bread first. Great Uncle Teddy is an American now as he lives in Iowa, so I really don't know if he still plays with his crusts anymore or not, huh?
I never want to grow up if I can't fun anymore!
Even I can't believe this! Great auntie tells me that she made these bran muffins for Great Gramma a few days ago and even though I love her dearly,I must say that she is Not a good baker. In fact she is downright bad! My Great Aunt Betty can bake and so can my Gramma Spence and Gramma Ventresca, but that Great Aunt! I kind of wonder if that is why Great Gramma Golden was a little ill the following day? I DID notice that my Great Grampa Golden completely avoided those buns! Now I must say that pictures can be deceiving!They almost look good enough to eat! My big brother, Chase wouldn't even had touched them! And HE has a cast iron stomach!

Oh,I was not at the Sunday dinner that Great Grampa always prepares for Great Gramma, Gramma Spence, Great auntie and Great Uncle Bernie and cousin Jordan but I did hear how upset Great Gramma was when, instead of putting the mashed potatoes into a nice bowl, somebody just put a spoon into the pan they were cooked and mashed in and then just plunked the pot right on to the table the way it was!
And Great Gramma has so many pretty dishes!
Great Uncle Bernie was no help at all! He said that the mashed potatoes tasted just a well as if they had been put into a fancy dish!
Oh poor Great Gramma and Gramma Spence are waiting patiently for their cups of tea, but they have to wait until Great Uncle Bernie has washed the breakfast and dinner dishes. Then he will serve the tea. I really do wonder sometimes if that great auntie of mine[my favourite great auntie that is] doesn't use that camera of hers to escape real work. I mean what is so hard about sticking that camera into every body's face! Poor great uncle! I once heard tell of somebody named Grandpaw calling great auntie a mean old Canadian lady and I think I heartily agree with that smart fellow! That same mean old Canadian lady just twisted my arm so I would tell you that she is my favourite great auntie! ALL my great aunties are my favourite!
Oh no! By the looks of poor Great Grampa, it looks like he DID dig into great auntie's muffins..Oh NO!!
I know that I SHOULD be happy with this nice little red truck but after hearing how much fun Great Uncle Teddy and Great Uncle Gary had playing with their crusts, how could a measly thirty dollar toy truck be any kind of fun, eh?
Now did I say that my great auntie is one great photographer?
Isn't this the nicest picture ever of my Mommy and my big brother, Chase and me?
And my Great Gramma has such a homey house!
Oh !Oh! Now I must take a break because it is time for my nap and great auntie has to go and see Great Gramma and Great Grampa.
To put you out of your suspense though, my great grandparents are doing so well that I think that there are so many of you that are praying for them.
I will have to conclude this story later Baby Daniel, "The Many Faces Of Daniel" [that is the name that my great auntie's sunshine friend, Jel gave to me and I like it! Please excuse any spelling mistakes. After all I just turned one year old and I have a lot to learn!

I see somebody has hacked into my blog, eh? Well here I am and it is a good thing that little Danny Boy is home in Niagara Falls sleeping in his crib or I would have to deal with him!

Oh, I guess it is just as well that he has done half the work for me though, because I AM a little tired. By the time I got back from Mom and Dad Golden's, it was late and I was just too tired to blog. I guess I should try to get it done! Daniel, little bud... ahem! thanks a lot, eh?

On February 18th, Betty came over to see Mom Golden . The nice afghan that Mom has on her couch was made by my sister Gail who lives in in a small city outside of Toronto. Hortense which I have nicknamed her has crocheted many pretty afghans for everybody in our family and extended family.
As you know February 18th was Mom Golden's birthday and Betty has brought her a beautiful quit over.Mom Golden just loves it! It is so old fashioned
Dad Golden looks tired and contrary to what my great nephew, Daniel has been telling everyone ,Dad did NOT have any of my muffins. He knew better than to risk that.!He says that he will stick to store bought muffins instead because he can't risk getting sick before he has to go to Hamilton!! Besides, that Betty is sitting on his chair and it seems that that is the only chair that he feels comfortable in!

This little darling is my sister Gail's young son another Daniel! He and his mom and his Aunt Sandra drove many miles to come and see Gramma and Grampa Golden. While Aunt Sandra cleaned up the apartment and his mommy prepared a delicious chicken dinner, he and I watched a Disney movie in Grampa Golden's TV room.
He was feeling a little homesick for his Dad and his two brothers, Curtis and Philip.
This is Gracey's older daughter, Lena with little Jordon. They have come over to see Gramma and Grampa Golden and to get into Grampa's Ice cream bars! Grampa Golden always has a large stock of ice cream bars on hand for his kids and grand kids and great grand kids!

Well I am just about due for a nap, as I am a little tired, so I will have to continue this later!...I just don't know how that little Daniel of Many Faces got so much more done that I could!

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Happy Anniversary To My Hubby

Bernie, it was not this cold 36 years ago on March 11th when you carried me over the threshold[which I must add, that if you tried THAT again, you would surely break your back!]
It is a cold freezing night and I am making this anniversary post for you and there you are curled up with the cat keeping you warm, and the pair of you sawing logs and snoring! How romantic is THAT!!
This picture was taken yesterday..The house is just surrounded with icicles!
Amazing grace man, Ron was supposed to be sending us some warm weather from Georgia but I surely believe that the snow queen from Idaho , Mrs. Mac sent us a whole pile of snow instead!
NOT nice!!

Mr. and Mrs Bernard Shirkie...Mar 11, 1972

Dad Golden looks more afraid than I do!
Dad and Mom Golden with their six daughters,, Betty, Gail [my Hortense], Sandra, me, Dad Golden, Mom Golden, Gracey and son David......Gary and Teddy were already gone to the hall.

Karen Golden, Bernie, Terry, Gary Golden, Betty Golden, Teddy Golden. Marilyn Walker, Norm and Susan Dube.

My bridesmaids..

My big sister Betty and my baby sister Karen

O dear what have I done? Does this mean I have to put up with Bernie's jokes the rest of my life?

Betty Jane Golden..My sister, my best friend and my maid of honour

Brother, look at THIS ugly duckling!

Was it any wonder to any of you that I was the one to pop the question!
Bernie was just too scared to say no!
This is the honeymoon we took TEN years later..We boarded the motorcycle and headed out west, to Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and then to the British Columbia Mountains.
Well I guess it hasn't been a bad trip with you Bernie.
Tomorrow morning we will head out to your favourite restaurant, MacDonald's and get you some burnt muffins to celebrate our 36 years! What say?
...Love Terry
PS..The cat can't come!

Ruth 1:16
Intreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest, I will go; and where thou lodgest, I will lodge: thy people shall be my people, and thy God my God:

Monday, March 10, 2008


Today I received this nice email from my friend Mary, who lives a few blocks away from Bernie and me.

She has arthritis really bad and she delights in sending her friends such nice email forwards and brightening up their day.

Now it is a rare thing for me to be sending forwards, so I thought that I would just post this one...

I am dedicating it to Grampa Ron because he also sends such nice forwards even though many days he, too is in such pain. He is under the weather for the last few weeks and so we, his blog friends are really missing him..Don't tell him that this mean Canadian lady[what he is calling me all the time] kind of likes him and kind of misses him too.

Bernie always looks forward to his posts. He calls him Santa Clause!!

Anyways here is the post. It is SO good and Soooo true

Mary writes....

"Think carefully about what you will be reading. This is a new one for me"...

Mary had a little Lamb,

His fleece was white as snow.

And everywhere that Mary went,

The Lamb was sure to go.

He followed her to school each day,

Twasn't even in the rule.

It made the children laugh and play,

To have a Lamb at school.

And then the rules all changed one day,

Illegal it became;

To bring the Lamb of God to school,

Or even speak His Name!

Every day got worse and worse,

And days turned into years.

Instead of hearing children laugh,

We heard gun shots and tears.

What must we do to stop the crime,

That's in our schools today?

Let's let the Lamb come back to school,

And teach our kids to pray!