Friday, February 27, 2009

My "Yankee" :) friend sent this to me this morning so I thought I would play along. The Rules are this:A) First list 10 honest things about yourself - and make it interesting, even if you have to dig deep!*B) Pass the award on to 7 bloggers that you feel embody the spirit of the Honest Scrap.
10 Honest Things Abt. Me
1. I have a very nasty habit....I bite my fingernails, have tried everything but dipping my hands in poo to stop.
2. I have this secret(well not anymore) desire to be liked by everyone I come in contact with.
3. I'm pretty graphic and blunt with everyone, much to my husband's horror. Course if you have read past posts you already knew that.
4. I fear that I am wasting my life and have this sense of urgency to DO something...but what?
5. I AM A PACK RAT....just ask anyone that knows me.
6. I am very sentimental, just to prove #5 and #6...I have kept grocery lists that my grandmother made, scribbles that my mom made, well I better stop before you really find out how bad I am.
7. When I love someone I do it with nothing in reserve but once they reject or hurt me, I have a hard time loving them with the same abandonment. Please pray for me in that area.
8. My greatest desire in life is to see my boys grow to be Godly men.
9. I hate to go shopping for clothes, would much rather be in an antiques/flea market.
10. After 15 years of marriage I still won't walk around in my bra and undies much less NAKED(you have to say that NECKED)!!!
Please leave a comment on this post and join me in this Bare all questionaire, make sure to put your blog in the comment so we can all come visit! I would much rather all of us do this than just to pick a few.

Finally on the right blog!

Well I had a post all ready for this morning and posted it to the Lollishops Bulletin Blog instead of abt. embarassing...of course you will understand when you look at the pics. I decided to go more current with this Family Foto Friday but still just as "redneckish". Don't forget to go visit Deborah and the girls to see more great Family fotos.

Family Foto Friday

This is just a teaser.....a girl can dream, right?
Here we are this past Christmas Eve, can't tell it's forced, can you? Chander, on left, leaves no doubt as to his thoughts of taking a pic and not opening presents. Griffin, my little politician on the right, has been trained to grin and bear it and well with Brady as you will see next, we never know what we are going to get.

My Aunt in NC, sent these glasses to each of the boys a few years ago, she thought they might enjoy them!?! She had no idea that Brady would immediately put them on, jam both fingers up his nose and start singing, "Feliz Navidad". We have no idea and wonder exactly what was in the epidural during delivery of this one!

The colors here turned out so you can tell this was Easter and once again a forced shot.....all Brady was thinking abt. was the candy in the basket that he got from Granny.

Last but not least is my brother, his fiance and their son, Luke(yes they started out backwards). This was Luke's 4th bday party at the park and I had to force him to get in this shot. I know some of you are thinking how can we be related, Wayne is 6'3", slender/muscular and well I am lucky to reach 5'5" on a good day and dumpy would best describe me.....all I can say is.... he's losing his hair already, hahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!

Friday, February 20, 2009

More...whether you asked for it or not!

I wanted to post some more pics of this Dover Family of mine so that next week I can post abt. the other side. This pic is of my grandad, "Ted" Dover and my grandma Cleo. They had just gotten married, his second and her third(explains there being no white worn) and had gone to the park. I love the pics I have from this day because they seem so happy, carefree and sort of like teenagers in their poses. Here they are lying on a park bench, one of those narrow concrete benches, like a couple of 15 yr. olds! I just love it.
A few posts back I showed an antique store and told you the story abt. it being a Cotton Mill several years back...well here are the houses that surrounded it. My grandparents in the above pic both worked at the mill and this is my dad probably around 1948/49. Yes, I know I got my figure from him!

Just to clear up the redneck story from the last few posts, here is my great grandad, Sidney on the far right with my great grandmom, Cora in front of him. I just wanted you to know that he did get dressed up at times and didn't want you all to see the chicken killin image when you heard me talk of him. My grandad and grandma are next to them, grandad's sister Eunice and her husband "Red", and then my grandad's brother Grady and Nellie on the left end. I think this was a family reunion of sorts back in the 50's. I have so many memories of this family but sadly no one is left except my uncle Grady's second wife. Most of the children of this generation is here but they just don't care abt. getting together like I do, probably cause I am just so nosy and want to hear all of the stories and see all of the pics.
I have a lot more pics to post later today of something I made for a Lollishop ad and of all the sweet deals I got yesterday at the Friends of the Library Book Sale. For those that don't return, have a wonderful weekend!!

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Family Foto Friday with more pics to follow this afternoon!

So..last week I told you all about killin the chickens and my great grandad sitting there watching...well here he is on just such a day. This is Andrew Isaac Sidney Jackson Dover(don't ask.,I don't know why) in the chair(my great grandad) and his son, my grandad, Harvey Everett Dover, Sr. sittin on the paint can...told you we're rednecks!!! This must have been break time or my dad was doing the choppin at the moment.
Make sure to visit Deborah for the list of all the girls participating in Family Foto Friday!!!

Friday, February 13, 2009

Family Foto Friday...a little late

My kids are out of school today and I completely forgot to post my pic first thing this here it is...better late than never.
In keeping with the Dover side of my family, this picture is the only known one of all of the boy children of the couple from last week. I probably won't have this right because I cannot tell which son in the back row is oldest but I think on the back left is Daniel Fletcher Dover, back right is Bob Dover, then on the front row from left to right is Auz, Sidney and Bail Dover(short for Bailey). Sidney is my g grandfather who passed away when I was 6 years old. I do have one memory of him, though it may freak some of you out....
Sidney went to live with my grandparents when my ggrandma died and I loved going to their house because it was out in the woods and I was allowed to do most anything. We rednecks would make a big to do over killing the chickens and everyone would show up. I can remember my grandad cutting down a small tree and letting it fall, then taking a chicken one by one and cutting it's head off over that fallen tree. Well if you are a country girl you know that the chicken doesn't just drop dead, it runs around headless for a bit and if you are a fellow "redneck" you would know that you just had to chase them. I remember draggin my denim pocketbook behind me while chasing the headless chickens thru the trees until they dropped and then it was on to another one. I think my grandad timed them so when one would fall I would have another to holler after while my Great Grandad(Sidney) would sit in his chair and laugh.
Told you it might freak you out a bit!.......
I would love to hear if anyone else had similar childhoods so please leave a comment abt. things from long ago that might freak us out(please use some discretion-know what I mean?)
My middle child turns 8 today so I am off to get him a guitar and take him to lessons, hope you all have a wonderful Valentine's Day and weekend!!!

Friday, February 6, 2009

Great Prayer

Since the Pledge of Allegiance And The Lord's Prayer Are not allowed in most Public schools anymore Because the word 'God' is mentioned.... A kid in Arizona wrote the attached
NEW School prayer :
Now I sit me down in school Where praying is against the rule For this great nation under God Finds mention of Him very odd.
If Scripture now the class recites, It violates the Bill of Rights. And anytime my head I bow Becomes a Federal matter now.
Our hair can be purple, orange or green, That's no offense; it's a freedom scene. The law is specific, the law is precise. Prayers spoken aloud are a serious vice.
For praying in a public hall Might offend someone with no faith at all. In silence alone we must meditate, God's name is prohibited by the state.
We're allowed to cuss and dress like freaks, And pierce our noses, tongues and cheeks.. They've outlawed guns, but FIRST the Bible. To quote the Good Book makes me liable.
We can elect a pregnant Senior Queen, And the 'unwed daddy,' our Senior King. It's 'inappropriate' to teach right from wrong, We're taught that such 'judgments' do not belong.
We can get our condoms and birth controls, Study witchcraft, vampires and totem poles. But the Ten Commandments are not allowed, No word of God must reach this crowd.
It's scary here I must confess, When chaos reigns the school's a mess. So, Lord, this silent plea I make: Should I be shot; My soul please take! Amen

here is "the more"

The back of Tammy looking at old doors that she really wanted(sorry Tammy!)

I don't know what happened with a few of the pics and the color but this is the best I could do with them and I really wanted to show this beautiful picture of Christ.

This just happens to be something that came home with me and is now listed in my Lollishop!

Sorry, I didn't want the pics to get all mixed up with the post before but I do want to show everyone some of what Tammy and I saw last week. First we met up at Starbuck's-my very first trip there..ever. I am not a coffee drinker so was in a panic abt. what to get and looking like a fool but I got their Signature Hot Chocolate and Tammy took care of me by getting me a "sleeve" for my cup. I am such an idiot, I didn't even know they made those. Anyway, if you are into different kinds of chocolate, definitely try that one sometime but if you are just plain ole boring, like ME, then go for the Plain Ole Boring Hot Chocolate!
We then went to Payne City Antiques....YAYAYAYAY!! For those of you not familiar with Macon or Ga. for that matter, Payne City is within Bibb County, right smack in the middle of the City of Macon.The Cotton Mill was located there and years ago those that worked at any mill formed their own little communities surrounding the Mill, this one just happened to make itself a city within a city(not sure if it is incorporated-but think it is). My grandparents both worked at this particular Mill and lived within Payne City. My dad grew up there and I will have to pull out pics for you all to see what it used to look like, for now this is what we have, as well as a Farmers Market/Restaurant, several shops that have been built in a new strip mall on the same property and all the old houses lined up side by side.

For whatever reason I had my camera but was to busy yacking with Tammy to take pics until the very end and only got one of her while she has her back to me(sorry Tammy!).

Family Foto Friday plus lots more

Well this week I decided I would stay in the same side of the family as last weeks post. This pic is of David Harvey Dover and his wife Louisa Eliza Manus(my gg-grandparents). David is the son of the couple in last week's pic. The large nose definitely got passed down to this generation as you can see in the pics. I have been working off and on with my genealogy since 1995 and if nothing else I can spot a Dover in a picture. They all seem to have high cheekbones and large noses. There isn't much I can tell abt. this couple, other than Eliza had an Indian heritage(just not sure where yet). When I found this pic it was hidden behind another picture of me as a child in a frame that my grandmother had. They were stuck together and it nearly made it to the trash pile, my nosiness comes in handy sometimes!!
Don't forget to go to to visit eveyone else's family fotos!!