Sunday, April 3, 2011

Mama



Trying to find a song about my Mom I can't just pick one, Their are so many songs I use to hear her sing and dance around the house. Back in the late 60-70's you can Imagine all the songs that came across us in those years. Seems like music was a fashion just as it was a fashion in clothes and in style. Mom had a white convene car and when we went to the gas station she would say 2 bucks worth! That was on PCH, She loved Brenda Lee songs.




 Mom always had a sass about herself. I truly loved how she carried herself. She even shown me and my sister Vicky how to do the Locomotion. That was a mom and a girlfriend back then. How we always played songs on our 45's record player..Mom was a Pretty Woman I loved her so.

She was Not a PTA Mom.
Mom didn't take to well when the teachers treated her kids unfair, regardless she always stood behind us.  Heck she taught me how to defend my kids when they too where young. And Oh did I..

Through the years she shared many things and memories in her life. The years being young, a Mom to us all.  How often I called on her for the many questions and emotions I experience. How she was always there.

I use to hear mom sing many songs, It will take much more time then now to share.

I love you Mama, I well never stop missing you and your present....

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Southern Calif

Ocean breeze and soft waves.

See the red dot in center of picture my childhood house.

http://video.about.com/gocalifornia/Redondo-Beach--King-s-Harbor.htm 
 In this video they advertise Quality Seafood, I worked their and enjoyed the many people who came to visit back in the 70's.  Their was also a place we went to often called the Fleetwood a dance place for 16 yr olds and up. Many Rock bands perform their. I think thats where the word Groupie was formed, lol.  At 16 and all through my HS years and college I truely believed it was the way of life growing up. Little did I know about Utah.

Saturday, February 26, 2011


 Thinking back when my mothers side all use to get together in California and how we all would dance and listen to them all playing their musical instruments, Grandpa Harris and Uncle Bill banjo, Uncle Ed guitar, Aunt Ruth accordion, I am sure there were more people playing but I didn't pay attention I just loved dancing with all our cousins. 
 I have old photos of many family members taking pictures was a nice thing to have.  I need to get some shared on this page.

My mothers side was from Soway Tenn. just near Oakridge Tenn. she was born in 1941 with 2 brothers and 2 sisters.  The photos of them all kids looks as if they where poor, but you wouldn't think so when you hear of all the travels and the things they spoke of.
  
I recall driving and mom telling us where she grew up at and how they went to school with no shoes. Which again didn't mind any.


How they ate biscuits and jelly for lunch. 


I also recall when visiting with the kin folk back in her home town how sweet and kind they all where to us and how they would give you their shirt off their back if you needed it.
    
I love thinking back to the dear and sweet kin folks I met once and maybe twice when having to travel back for funnels.  Last time Ive been in Tenn was when my grandmother Irene past away.  I still miss her so till this day. 
 As you see these photos their not the homes they grew up in least I don't believe so? I pulled them from photos from Tenn photo album on line.  


But you can feel the warmth and the  pride in any home which was built by sweat and honor.
  

I wish I could find a photo of my mothers home while growing up as a child.


And the many homes I visited when I was a child in Tenn. and Alabama.




Southern Style

 Have you ever drove down country road and were amazed to see people still living in those old homes, and they will wave hello while you drive by,


They have a lot sometime more then us they have a dear loving heart that I remember well.







I dedicate this to My mother, my grandmother and the whole family Tree.

 My mother front little girl. Ruby Mae Robbins

Monday, October 25, 2010

The 4th Season "Winter"

 Well the winter weather is here and if we do seem warmer weather it wont last but a day then straight into winter weather. Of driving and shoveling it for 3-4 months. What I love in the warmer weather will be more work in the snowy days.   



 

My long drive way and sidewalk, My walks to the dog run to feed the dogs. Oh lets not forget the nice cold crisp air when warming up your car.  I have a garage but my husband has taken over the thought of parking in it.  I really dread the drive to and from work, I work about 15 miles one way. We have public Tracks, but they don't drop me of close enough to work. 
 

I wont even try to drive in this. Even though I would give a try then turn back home.

the colors are brilliant but the snow will take over and it will be a white out.

I will miss you

   If you like "SNOW" check out this website for Events and Entertainments. Salt Lake City
don't get me wrong I love the snow, I love seeing it from my nice warm house window, watching the fields and ground covered in white with a peaceful sound of silent.    Watching our dogs play and jump around in excitement.  Mika our Alaskan Malamute will surely love this time coming.

 Here is another link to show you some bad weather we have had in the pastI have lived here in Utah over 20 yrs and have seen a few bad winters.  Where we could not even get out of drive way waiting a few days for the snow plowers, I needed to go the store so I pulled on the boots and used a sled to tote my 3 yr old daughter back then. It was more fun then work.  

I arrived when Utah got their 1st Tornado.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Odie and Mika

I just have to share my thoughts on how wonderful friends I have in Odie and Mika.  I took deep notice how much they love us.  

Our little fluffy dog is Odie, he was given to us from a friend. Odie came from a Spanish speaking family so when he arrived to us almost 2 years ago he didn't understand a word of English.  I didn't know this of course and didn't bother to ask but when I notice he wouldn't listen to me at simple commands such Sit but he was always excited when I called his name out "ODIE".  I knew hes not a stupid dog just didn't know the English language.  Odie knows English and I cant tell ya how good a dog he has been, his love and affection is so real and so deeply toward me and our family.  He gets so excited and cant wait to give ya affection when coming home for work.  He comes with us everywhere.    
 Before Odie came to us we had a female about 10 years old who I found on KSL list of a dog abandoned who needed a home. Her name was Mika when I seen her I could not say no.
 She was in such poor shape, over weighted and her hair looked like it hadnt been brushed, let alone her toe nail never been clean or cut that was 2004,  I felt he heart beat with mine. 
 I excepted to take her I put her in front of my mini truck cab.  We arrived home and I let her smell around assured her this is her own yard and her own family and she can have anything she wanted, cause she didn't look well and all I can offer her is a good ending with her world of being 10-11 years old and abandoned.  I took Mika down to the pet store for a groom and a manicure.  She looked so much better and I know it made her feel better she was now being taking care of.  We had her 2 years before Odie came to us. 

The next year 2009 Mika wasn't acting right and was not moving around to much. That afternoon my son (24 yrs old) called and told me Mika's not right she wont move. I raced home to find Mika laying under a tree still breathing I laid her on my lap and held her letting her know I loved her dearly and then she was gone. I cant express the loss I lost that day. My husband buried her in the back year near a beautiful rose bush that my mother wanted to plant next to her.  She was our whole family friend and loved one. Mika was able to find love from Me, my husband, my son and my daughter along with grandkids and the rest of the family who knew her.  She has been the best dog and loving dog anyone could ask for.  

I felt so bad for Odie, she was Odie best friend as well. Odie was not himself and I knew I had to do something quick.  Even having her inside the house she didn't feel right. Not long someone had told me that they found another female on KSL for free.
Another Alaskan Malamute, I jumped onto it, When I seen the photo on line she looked just like Mika, this Malamute was 4 yrs old.  When I spoke with the owner he told me that since getting married the dog isn't being responsive and is more of a burden then all.  I hadn't yet seen the female malamute, But when he mention her name was Mika I knew then it was our dog. "Yes" this dogs name was also name Mika,  That was all I needed to drive 50 miles north and except her into the same truck 1st Mika was riding in.  

Brought her home and she loved the big back yard and of course this little fella waiting in the yard as well, they have been best friends and will cry and wine if one is absent from each other.

Its now been 2 Years and we have Mika and Odie who both are very much apart of our family. I couldn't ask for any better friends then I find in these two beautiful animals. Since then I have adopted a cat named Diamond and she get along well with the dogs and with that were all content.

this photo was taken 3 years ago just before 1st Mika passed, but this photo was taken when my mother pasted away, Mika stayed close to me thought the whole day. She knew my heart was hurting and she made me feel good by being their next to me.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lamps

I love the wood look.


Just what I needed.

Still love the wood look.

I know just the place to put it Patio

So original, an earring holder. Why hasn't this been thought of before.

This is all glass check out their website

I wonder who thinks of all this! Great stuff.

Accent


this would be perfect

A guest room!


I wish, I wish, I wish.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Johnathan Harris

Johnathan Harris paints vibrant contemporary southwestern landscapes, wildlife and abstract expressionistic paintings on canvas using bright, vivid colors. His art work is featured in galleries across the United States. Capturing the Vibrancy of the Southwest and the European landscape is the driving force behind his art. His paintings hang in private and corporate collections around the World


On this site you will see his most recent original canvases as well as several fine art giclee print reproductions that are available to buy.

Johnathan's art focuses on Southwestern scenic landscapes, Aspen foliage tree paintings in the fall, Rocky Mountains of the Southwest United States, Representational Desert and mountain landscape paintings of New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona as well as wildlife and abstract works inspired by nature. If you are looking for original paintings on canvas and fine art giclee prints... your search is over.            

I absolutely love my job searching the web and viewing so many websites with beautiful work.  Search through art gallery’s is a perfect position for me.