Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Best Wishes...

Wishing you all a Happy Healthy and Prosperous 2013!

  To our followers, and to those of you who just stop by to visit...we appreciate your being here and invite you to come visit with us again!
  Pleave a comment just to say hello...I would love hearing from you! Don't forget...You are always welcome at our house!

Peace and Happiness to You and Your Family,
From All Of Us!

Friday, December 21, 2012

From Miss Kitty-Kelly

              Miss Kitty’s Greetings To You


   “I Wishes You Much Peace, Happiness & Joy Throughout The Year”!

Best Wishes,
Miss Kitty, Mommy & Daddy

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Joyfully Yours...

Hope you are having a nice winter day. As I sit here writing this post, the day is full of sunshine, with calm winds. It is hard to believe it will soon change...and the weather here will become inclement.
  My son called from PA to tell me the children's Mom will have to have emergency surgery...they'll have to postpone their visit for now! Her recoup time is uncertain.
James and I will spend this quiet time together with out pets. I'm looking forward to it!
  In case you haven't visited our new blog, please stop by to have a look and become our follower...we would love having you with us.

This time together gives all of us much to be thankful for. So much has happened in the world today that has robbed us all of our JOY. However, being with family gives us love, peace of mind,  feelings of giving and Joy!

May you all have Peace, Love, Happiness and are filled with Joy throughout The Year!

Best Wishes,
Loretta & James

Monday, December 17, 2012

The Way It Was...


                                       The Way It Was…

                                         Men working doing hard labor

Call me crazy, that doesn’t matter…truth be told, before man set things into motion, shaping the so called, “future of man”; the world was a better place to live! Frankly, nothing has ever been the same since! It was a slower, peaceful, safer world; no wars, or violence; certainly none of the horrific crimes we’ve witnessed in the news nowadays.

There weren’t any wars to take fathers and sons away from families. People didn’t have to lock their homes and possessions up like Fort Knox from intruders, because back then, people didn’t break into your home, nor steal from you; if anything neighbors tried to helped each other. Life was slower, simpler and cheaper to live…men worked hard to care for their families every day. Families helped each other.

Stay-at-home Moms meant something then…she didn’t have to hire someone to keep her kids, cook her meals, or clean her house, she did it herself, and raise their children; did all her housework, and then some! Why, it was nothing for Mom and her children to do yard work and tend the animals; work in the garden and can food for future use. Today, for this kind of physical work to be done by some women, there had better be gold being dug out of those rows instead of potatoes; because that’s the only way you’ll see this happening again!

Yeah, we knew how to use a garden hoe…and we knew how to raise a garden. Every family on my street, (Shallowhorn) back in the day, and all around us had gardens. We’d give each other greens, potatoes, squash, okra, whatever…we made do! I will never forget Mrs. Clara Bass our neighbor (now deceased.) Her garden was right behind ours and the two moms talked while working there and shared! That’s the way it was…we never went hungry, nor without!

Dads went to work for minimal wages, and ya’ll know that was $1.75 an hour or less. But, Dad held down that job because he knew he had a family to take care of. Of course, he didn’t have to pay nearly four dollars for a loaf of bread! But, somehow, his family didn’t go lacking…the Lord provided! Unlike men today when you hear, “I ain’t working nobody’s job for $6.25 an hour! And, you know what…they don’t, but they can certainly get around to robbing and stealing from others who did get out there and work! Scripture says in part: “If you don’t work you don’t eat” (2 Thessalonians 3:10.)

Families were families then…you know, a Mom, a Dad and, the children, who all lived under one roof. It might not have been fancy, or big, but it was home and Mom kept it clean and neat! Yeah, it was hard and some had it harder, but we survived…we lived and we loved it! These are the hard working, calloused hands…older men and women you see today who know how to treat others, respect their elders; have good manners and are honest hearted; love their neighbors, live the golden rule…and love their God and Jesus! Yeah, because they were raised and not just left on their own…they had a chance to experience life…the way it was….
           Article from: At Home with Loretta T. newspaper column.
Best Wishes,

Sunday, December 16, 2012

New Blog!

 Announcing...She..."Spoke To Me"

This blog was created with my Texedo cat, Miss Kitty-Kelly. Can you imagine butting heads with a fiesty feline? Yeah, that's it...they do have a mind of their own, and are very independent. Since I never owned a cat, I have learned quickly; a host of how-to's...reading as many books as possible in order to properly take care of my baby.
Yes, can't you tell I have opened my heart and she has taken over. She was given to my husband and me after he came home from hospital having major heart surgery. What a little ball of joy and no one can tell us differently, Miss Kitty was a major part of his recovery! The rest is history.
She...'Spoke To Me" will follow Miss Kitty's daily routine, antics, smarty-pants mouth, etc. Of course, I will monitor her use of the computer making sure her post are not censored! Lol. 

 Please stop by and have a look around, leave a comment and join the site. We would love having you. We are still tweeking, however, don't let that stop you from coming in and browse. The link is here

As Always, thanks so much for visiting...and please know you are always welcome at our house!

Best Wishes,

Friday, December 14, 2012

Such A Tragedy

 I'm sure by now you have heard the news about the horrific shooting today that took the precious lives of 20 children, plus the adults who lost their lives at this elementary school.
Oh My Lord...such a waste of innocent little lives! Why is a short word but demands answers. However, are there answers to this carnage? This was an act of war declared on these children!
  This world is full of blind, unexplained hate, ignorance, injustice and sick people who think only of themselves reeking  havoc on others' lives.

Pray for this school, the students, parents...community, but especially those who losss their precious babies! God Bless the Children!
Let's pray they will be able to process this mass destruction they have witnessed.

God Bless You All,

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Happy Tuesday Friends

It has been a cold morning and day! Good Evening to you all. How was your day? Our weather is starting to feel like winter. It will be down to 27 degrees tonight and only a high of 47 Wednesday. I'm certainly not complaining, in fact, we welcome this weather, because of our 100 to 105 temps during the summer...now that's hot, right?
  I just wanted to let you know I am working on a new venture and will present it to you later. It is my hope that you enjoy it. I will not say too much for fear I will give it all away. So, I would like to ask you to stand by...don't abandon me and I'll reveal it all soon!
  Miss Kitty, as I've mentioned, my Beautiful Tuxedo Cat, is snuggling in the folds of my comforter trying to keep warm, so I don't have any goodies to tell you about her tonight. Maybe she will show herself tomorrow...
  I have enabled the comment section of the blog for you to comment, so please let me know you were here!
  Wishing you a very pleasant evening with friends and family! Good-night!

All The Best,

Sunday, December 9, 2012

What a Beautiful Season

Hello Dear Friends,
  We sure hope you are well! Have you had a simply wonderful week? As I sit here writing this post, I can't help but to enjoy the lovely view from my window. Leaves falling from the high winds, squirrels storing acorns; and the laughter of children playing in the park across the street. Aren't Sunday's the best?
  The weather is too warm... however, it is expected to change tonight when rain comes and the temp drops to freezing. I look forward to this change.
  Miss Kitty, my beautiful Tux, has been staring from the same window for a very long time. I smile when I see her head move down slowly following the leaves as they fall to the ground...it has to be fascinating for her to see! How can anything as small as this little fur-ball, bring so much joy and pleasure to one's life? Yes, she has and, I love each and every moment of it!
  Well, it is time for me to take a break, but before I go, let me say... I love that you have stopped by to visit with us, and do... come again to spend a bit of time with us. You are always welcome at our house...say, you might even enjoy watching the leaves fall with Miss Kitty and me.

Best Wishes,

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Wishing You A Lovely...

 Sunday Evening! Thank you so much for visiting us "At Our House"... It has been a while since posting, and I apologize for not being here. Please leave a comment when you stop by so I will know you were here.
  Have you seen our other blog, At Home with Loretta? You  can scroll down the right side of this page to the, "other sight" icon and simply click on it...it will take you there!

  I am a bit busy because of the holiday and my obligations to the paper where I write my column so, I have taken time off  from the blogs! However, I will be back as soon as possible. Thanks ever so much for stopping by and we wish you happiness and good cheer this season and throughout! 

Warm Regards,

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