Saturday, May 29, 2010

Flowers that didn't get blown away.....oops--babies!!

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Observations on Growing Older

~Your kids are becoming you...and you don't like them ...but your grandchildren are perfect! ~Going out is good. Coming home is better! ~When people say you look "Great"... They add "for your age!" ~When you needed the discount, you paid full price. Now you get discounts on everything... movies, hotels, flights, but you're too tired to use them. ~You forget names ... but it's OK Because other people forgot They even knew you!!! ~The 5 pounds you wanted to lose is now 15 and you have a better chance of losing your keys than the 15 pounds. ~You realize you're never going to be really good at anything .... especially golf. ~Your spouse is counting on you to remember things you don't remember. ~The things you used to care to do, You no longer care to do, but you really do care that you Don't care to do them anymore. ~Your husband sleeps better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than he does in bed. It's called his "pre-sleep". ~Remember when your mother said, "Wear clean underwear in case you GET in an accident"? Now you bring clean underwear in case you HAVE an accident! ~You used to say, "I hope my kids GET married... Now, "I hope they STAY married!" ~You miss the days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF" switch.. ~When GOOGLE, ipod, email, modem ... were unheard of, and a mouse was something that made you climb on a table. ~You used to use more 4 letter words ... "what?"..."when?"...  ??? ~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it's not safe to wear it anywhere. ~Your husband has a night out with the guys, but he's home by 9:00 P.M.  Next week it will be 8:30 P.M. ~You read 100 pages into a book before you realize you've read it. ~Notice everything they sell in stores is "sleeveless"?!!! ~What used to be freckles are now liver spots. ~Everybody whispers.

            ~Now that your husband has retired ... you'd give anything if he'd find a job! ~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet ... 2 of which you will never wear. ~~~~But old is good in some things: Old songs, Old movies, And best of all, OLD FRIENDS!!
Love you, "OLD FRIENDS!"

Monday, May 24, 2010

More Info

Just recieved some infomation about the service for Pop Cleaveland you should know...

The visitation is Wednesday night at the Methodist Church, 6:00 - 7:30 with the funeral on Thursday morning at 10:30 also at the church in Oakland.

From Leslie Cleaveland

Grandpa passed away this morning around 4:30, Monday, May 24th. More details later. He was in the nursing home with Hospice Care. Thanks, Leslie

Sad News

I received this e-mail and must share it with the Magnolia Family...

Hi- Just wanted to tell you that Grandpa passed away this Monday morning about 4:30 at the nursing home. We were with him all day yesterday and we had Hospice care taking care of him.

Love, Leslie

Please remember Irma ,Richard and Leslie and the entire family in your prayers during this time...Pop Cleaveland will be surely missed by all... I will put more information on the blog when I get it....

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The History of Aprons

Notice it says on the pattern that a medium is 14-16

The History of  'APRONS'

I don't think our kids
know what an apron is.
The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath,because she only had a few, it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and they used less material, but along with that, it served as a potholder for
hot pans from the oven.
It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.


From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.


When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.


And when the weather was cold grandma wrapped it around her arms.


Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow,
bent over the hot wood stove.


Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.


From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.
After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.


In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.


When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.


When dinner was ready,Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the menfolks knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.
It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.


Send this to those who would know (and love) the story about Grandma's aprons.


Grandma used to set her hot baked apple pies on the
window sill to cool.  Her granddaughters set theirs on the window sill
to thaw.
They would go crazy now trying to figure out how many germs were on that apron.
I don't think I ever caught anything from an apron.



Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Barney Thompson news

Hello to all-

Barney has had surgery to examine his lung. They put a talc substance in the lung to check it all out. Good news, nothing there that is not supposed to be there! He is doing better this morning, they are giving him pain medication, and he got a "real breakfast" this morning. (He had to fast all day yesterday, waiting to go to surgery) His two daughters are with him, and he keeps them busy. He still has his humor---

I get e-mails from the hospital, so can pass on anything important as it comes in, or you can e-mail me. Kay

Monday, May 17, 2010

Barney Thompson would like cards while he is in the hospital....his address is:

Barney Thompson
Marquette General Hospital
580 West College Ave.
Room 620
Marquette, Michigan

Sunday, May 16, 2010

About Barney Thompson


Back in March

I was too busy to get these posted when I took them so now when I have a bit more leisure time...
This is a Wisteria tree in bloom on the Urbonivic place in Magnolia Park.

This is Droopy (the Mockingbird with the droopy wing).
 He/she was in Marge Scotts cactus tree
 singing its little heart out.

Friday, May 14, 2010

Iowa News

Good morning Magnolia Family,

You will never guess who was at our door last Saturday afternoon??  It was a gloomy, cool, rainy day but was highlighted by the visit of Noreen and Larry Ergen all the way from New Haven, Minn.  What a surprise to see them at our door!!  They had been at Don and Marty Harper's in Anamosa, Ia, to pick up several black walnut logs.  I believe they also saw Tom and Dee Beadle in Monticello, Ia.
They are on their way back home for Mother's Day with their children and may stop in Ankeny, Ia to see Lloyd and Lavonn Linn.
It's good to live in the middle of Iowa and have friends stop in on their way to where ever.  Love it!!!
Just a little news from Iowa!
Susan and Myron Van Houweling

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Jim in his garden

I know this is hard to see---but Jim is holding up a raspberry branch as high as he can! The raspberry bushes have grown like weeds, and he is busy trying to trim and make them "behave". He came in the house with blood running from his hands due to the sharp thorns. It looks like another busy summer--I found a strawberry flower already! Kay
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Link of the Day:

Link of the Day:
USGS - Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO) - Kilauea
Kilauea is an active volcano on the Big Island of Hawai'i. This USGS
(United States Geological Survey) maintained web site is updated
frequently to show ongoing volcanic activity. Some utterly amazing
photos. Most recent photos and captions at top of page. Click on each
photo to enlarge it. Captions below photos explain what you're seeing.
You can see additional photos in the Archive section, near top of page.
If you are reluctant to click on a link in an e-mail (and you should
be!), simply Google USGS HVO Kilauea. This site should top the list.
Alternately, you can type the URL content above into your browser's
location window.
If you have a dial-up connection, the page takes a L-O-N-G time to load.
But it's worth the wait; the photos are spectacular. Start the page and
go do something for a while. (Cook dinner?) For any photo that doesn't
load, right click where the photo should be and select 'Reload image'
from the pop-up menu. I had to do this for about half the page.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

News from part of the Family

I received this in an e-mail and thought it needed to be shared..

Greetings....enjoy the Magnolia blogs and news...I visited with Jack Schluetter last night...he used to live across from us at Magnolia....lives in Denver, Iowa now...he is going to Fred and Carol Seldens 50th anniversary in Edgerton, Mn ...will be on June 12...thought some might be interested in sending cards...think Red Johnson and music will be there cold and rainy here. Lots of thunder, etc this pm...some corn seen coming up....just hope it doesn't get frosted on like it was in northern Iowa Sunday...went to see son up around Cedar Rapids....keep up the good work...reporting, etc.....see the Walkers once in awhile...Ramona Weeks

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Mother's Day Service

Well today was Mother's Day so I must wish all the mothers and grandmothers a HAPPY MOTHERS DAY....Just where would we all be without all the MOMS in the world...HA HA..

Today the service at Magnolia will be the last one held until this fall as so many are taking vacations at various times during the summer...We did have 13 in the service today so we are still making the little hall being use full...As it was Mothers Day Pastor Stacey used the occasion to teach on the theme of "The Power and Faithfulness of Mothers down through the Ages"...It was a great lesson and much to think about as we come to realize how much Mothers in the Bible have meant in the plan God has for mankind...We tend to take for granted the power and faithfulness of our mothers in our lives....God Bless the Moms and Grandmas in every one's lives....Continue to pray for all the Magnolia Family during this summer in their many travels....

Friday, May 07, 2010

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Barney Thompson

hi just to let you know barney thompson is home from the hospital and on his way to michigan. rita his daughter came down and he is flying home with her and his son in law is driving  his car home.  he is doing much better after one month and 4days in the hospital.     it is still cold in iowa.          BERNICE

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Checking in?

If you check in here and there is no news and you feel really disappointed, you can check in on ours. You may not know the people but what the hey. You might just get hooked on them anyway.

Sunday, May 02, 2010

Magnolia Service

Today's service was again held in the little hall with 19 in attendance...We seem to be gradually getting smaller in number with more of the Magnolia family leaving but the messages continue to be teaching for the congregation...Today's message was on the theme of "We are in a War"....We need to realize that there is a constant war going on between good and evil in the world and our lives...We need to study and listen to God's word for our paths to follow...After the service Communion was given as it was the first Sunday of the month...After Communion fruit and rolls were available to all that wished to partake and enjoy...Keep praying for one another...

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Kay and Jim Voss

Hello to all

We made it home in god shape!  Wonderful to be here, but a little chilly!  Now the work starts---Jim picked asparagus and I see the rhubarb is ready.  The grass is so tall and thick--it could be baled!  I will use it for mulch on my flower beds.  Enjoy your summer, see you in the fall!

 Kay and Jim

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