Sunday, November 1, 2015

Day 1193: November 1st = Aunt Martha!

worn heart, citra-solv collage

You say "November 1st", I say "Aunt Martha."
That's just how my mind works.
I love this picture of my Mom's second oldest sister, 
high school graduate, Martha.

And, this one of three of the four family teachers.

Aunt Martha, Aunt Pauline & Aunt Fern

Originally ten children grew up on the Beatty farm.

front: Aunt Fern, Grandpa, Grandma, Mom  back row: Aunt Vonda, Uncle Pete,Aunt Martha, Uncle Les & Aunt Pauline

Aunt Martha dated Uncle Jerry. I remember he smoked a pipe.

Uncle Jerry & Aunt Martha

They were married many years.

Aunt Martha & Uncle Jerry

Uncle Russell, Aunt Fern, Aunt Pauline, Uncle Owen, Aunt Martha, Uncle Jerry, & Grandpa.

Aunt Martha was a master teacher her whole life, 
and retired to marry Uncle Jewell.

Uncle Jewell & Aunt Martha on the Queen Mary, Long Beach. CA

Aunt Martha was a great lady, 
with a wonderful sense of humor.
One of the very best, ever.  I miss her so.

Aunt Vonda & Aunt Martha,

Happy Birthday Aunt Martha!

For your consideration ...

for me ... Aunt Martha & Aunt Vonda

A smile for Sunday ...

An older, tired-looking dog wandered into my yard. I could tell from his collar and well-fed belly that he had a home and was well taken care of. He calmly came over to me, I gave him a few pats on his head; he then followed me into my house, slowly walked down the hall, curled up in the corner and fell asleep.

An hour later, he went to the door, and I let him out.
The next day he was back, greeted me in my yard, walked inside and resumed his spot in the hall and again slept for about an hour. This continued off and on for several weeks.
Curious I pinned a note to his collar: 'I would like to find out who the owner of this wonderful sweet dog is and ask if you are aware that almost every afternoon your dog comes to my house for a nap.'

The next day he arrived for his nap, with a different note pinned to his collar: 'He lives in a home with 6 children, 2 under the age of 3 - he's trying to catch up on his sleep. Can I come with him tomorrow? *

( * ... this is not by me, but I wish it was.)

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