Saturday, July 16, 2011

For Evelyn My Dear Cousin

dearest evelyn..i have been thinking of this hymn for a couple of days as i was thinking of you..i really love this...a few years ago when betty and i went to a southern gospel concert in north carolina, we heard charles johnson and his friends sing really touched my soul and was a help to me...i hope you like this!! from your cousin, terry

ps..your mom, my aunt vera had everyone of the bill gaither and friends vcrs and on one of those tapes, you would see charles johnson and the revivers singing, "i can't even walk without you holdin' my hand.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Ma Mere's Kind and Generous Hands

yesterday as i was on my way to pick up sunday school children, i had to first drop ma mere home.. ma mere is ma-mere to everyone at the gospel hall. she has many, many biological grandchildren but she is shared by everyone at the gospel hall!
well anyways, about yesterday..she told me, "terry, i want you to come upstairs...i have something for you and bernie", and so upstairs i went, and THIS is what she gave to me!
this place mat that she had made for us was so full of red that i just thought i would use it for ruby i must tell you though that the little red car had a nose way out of joint!."hadn't we", said the little red car, "gone out saturday and found a pretty house with a red roof. a pretty house just surrounded by crimson flowers, a pretty house and red flowers that we took PICTURES of and hadn't i been promised that you would use THOSE pictures for rubytuesday?"
of course i had said that, but a woman's mind can be changed so easily, eh?
and so therefore "voila!" is my ruby post!
ma mere makes these place mats out of hundreds of christmas cards that she has saved through the mere is 92, i think, and so she told me that she would cut those cards up and give them some use.
ma mere for years has crocheted and knit mitts. hats and baby blankets and sweaters for all of her own children and grandchildren and for all of her children and grandchildren that she has adopted from the gospel hall.
now her kind and generous hands are almost worn out from all of this work.
now her kind and generous hands are making place matts for her hundreds of loved ones.
"oh, " she told me, "i can only make two a day, terry"
"and" she continued, "you can wash it after you use it!"
as if i WOULD!![USE them i mean]..ha this place mat is going to find a place right on my wall!!

happy ruby tuesday everybody and god terry