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Thursday, February 1, 2024

 Dear Friends,  Welcome to February!!!    January was a very very cold, snowy, rainy, foggy month this year here in Tennessee.   I love snow --but told George that we have had enough... Now I'm ready for Spring!!!!! (I WISH!!! ha ha)

Here are a few pictures of our 8 1/2 inch snow that stayed around and kept us inside for over a week. All of the pictures are  in and around our yard.  All were on January 15 --with the last two being taken on Jan 16 and 17.

The sun finally came out on Jan. 17 ---but it was bitter cold!!! 

Friends that live north of us are used to a lot of SNOW.  Here in Tennessee,  we aren't... As pretty as it was (makes the earth seem so clean and peaceful) ---we were truly stuck at home for over a week.  Our community tries to scrape the snow off of some of the roads --but layers of ice formed and kept us from going up and down our big hill.   

Hope all of you are doing well.   I am sorry that I don't blog much anymore (and have lost many good friends because of it).  But at age 81,  my life has slowed down.   The only social media program I participate in now is Facebook which I love.  Many of my Blog Friends are on Facebook so I can keep up with them that way!!!!! 

Again I say,  make February the Month of LOVE----and let's keep it going very month!

Love to all,



Monday, January 1, 2024


Dear Friends,   As I write this,  I look back at 2023...   To say it was a great year for me is not something I can truly say ---but there's good news!!!   George and I are still here and glad to be alive... AND--we are feeling pretty good now!!!!  God keeps sending his blessings to both of us.

Our hope is for an amazingly wonderful 2024 ---and we wish that for all of you!!  I don't Blog as much as I used to --but I think of you often and want you to know that you mean a lot to us,  and we miss you.  

God Bless you  and HAPPY NEW YEAR, 2024.

Betsy and George