Friday, April 10, 2009

good friday

this is my gramma golden's favourite song.
gramma golden is dad golden's mother.

she was saved when she was about 71 years old.
mom golden and her children are waiting for the day when this will be a favourite hymn of dad golden.
dad golden is 82 years old..

christ jesus died on the cross for all of us and he is waiting for us to only come...

Matthew 11:28
Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

John 6:37
All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.

happy easter terry

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

mrs mac sends us one wintry ruby tuesday..NOT nice

Mary the Teach

i wanted to continue to make another ruby post from my treasure box of last week but i cannot handle the scanner yet, so therefore, i will post a little about my week.
this picture, was taken by my good friend doug[leona's hubby].
this is the "before" picture taken at my niece, rachel's house two days before my operation.

oh boy, here i am in the pre-op room.
of course i never leave home without my camera.
betty took this picture.
for sure and get a load of those striped blue hospital jammies..

betty left me alone to face my fate and went into the waiting room.
with camera in hand, she took a few pictures.
this window looks out on to the hospital grounds.
see the nice canadian flag waving in the cool breeze with its red maple leaf...

this is my hero matthew, scat-mat as uncle bernie and aunt terry lovingly call him.
ha..he won't let anybody else call him that.
now matthew had a pace maker put in a year ago, and he understood my fears.
he refused to leave the waiting room the whole time i was in the operation and the recovery rooms.
he is a good boy, this studious son of bettys and johns..

now this guy is betty's husband, john.
although he has had grave health problems, himself, he has always been there for us.
he looks very serious here but he is a kindly person..
while waiting anywhere, he always has a puzzle book on hand to pass the time.

now betty, even though she didn't show it to me before hand how she worries, this picture that john took in the waiting room, tells me she was thinking of me.
betty, herself had to have a pace maker last year.
for sure and it must run in the family, eh.
my sister, gail learned last week that she will probably need one too.

now, this is "after" the operation photo.
i was escorted in a wheel chair down to the main floor.
i had two handsome guys fighting over who would do the driving.
oh the luxury of the whole thing...
wow... for sure and i was certainly not sporting ruby red cheeks..
i can see where they hacked me apart and covered me with white band aids.

my precious big sister, as usual right by my side where she has been for over 59 years.
boy it seems i never leave home without my ruby red jacket either, eh..

we stopped on the way home at a country style restaurant where i treated my helpers to a good was really great but by that time i was too tired to take any pictures.

after resting a few days at home, i was still a little sore, but dad golden insisted that bernie bring me over to his apartment where as usual, he had made a delicious meal.
I took this picture, as i was sitting down, of mom golden, who was enjoying a piece of lemon meringue pie that dad golden had bought for her.
dad golden is always bringing home goodies for mom golden and she never gains a pound...gurrrr....she weighs 95 pounds soaking wet.
take a look at all those hats by her side.
mom golden does surely love her hats.

now it was betty's birthday yesterday and i was very tired but rachel came and picked me up and took me to her house for a couple of hours, while bernie was at work.
mom golden and i spent a little time with betty.
and here is that mother of mine eating again.
boy... some people have all the luck..

now this is some what of a miracle.
do you remember that mom golden flatly refused to ever own a computer.
well now that she has seen all the things you can do with one,.... she wants a lap top.
when i feel a little stronger, bernie and i are going to look into picking up one for her and betty will set her all up.
oh, she is going to love it so much.

oh when we got up this morning, we saw that the Idaho snow queen had sent a pile of snow our way and after i was so nice to her and changed her into the idaho lilac princess.
and i thought she was my friend.
bernie and i had to fight the snow as we went for breakfast.
bernie took this picture for proof.
the little red car was not one bit impressed.
all of this april snow is not a pretty sight.

the little red car is pursuing a snow covered station wagon on this snowy ruby tuesday.
hmmm..i wonder if that mrs. mac owns a station wagon.

hey my beloved grandpaw ron...if you are out there, taking a break from facebook, could you please tie another string around your pinky finger.
betty and scat-mat and i all have a pace maker appointment on april 20 to see how everything is going...thanx..

Monday, April 06, 2009

My Sister Is 61 Today

it is rather late in the day, so it is about time that i wished betty a happy birthday.
this is the time of year that i have always teased betty, by telling her that she will be two years older than me for about five months.
When teddy and gary celebrate their birthdays in july, betty will be 61, i will be
59, ted will be 58 and gary will be 57...
happy birthday betty jane golden belzner!!

for my special big sister, i am putting here a song by her favourite southern gospel group[tony gore and majesty], but she has also requested that i put a you-tube message here that is dear to her heart, so i will put them both in....