Mother’s Day at “Ruthie’s, and Her Cook Shed

Good morning! We hope this finds all in good spirits and good health as well! Deb and I are fine, and it looks like we MIGHT get a shower, but this time of year it may be only wishful thinking. Come June though, we’re into our rainy season.

As I said in our previous post, Deb and I hope you guys had a great Mother’s Day. Boy we sure did! It was at my Mom and Dad’s, and all of our grandchildren were there. That doesn’t happen too often anymore, so when it does we’re very pleased.

We’ve been very fortunate in regards to our children and grandchildren. None really ever got into any type of trouble, and all are in great health. We are blessed in their regard!

I’ll show a video of some of our family while at Mother’s Day. We’re just a normal family, most of the time, but I guess in truth, if there are any “abnormal ones,” it’s probably me! LOL! Or, Deb considers it this way most times!

The kids and grandkids were out hitting golf balls, or playing softball. No video games for them. That in itself is a blessing.

Plus, most of our kids and grandkids are involved in some sort of backyard gardening as well. This is one fact that Deb and I are very proud of. It too gets them outside, and is really a very good learning experience for them. Far too many children today have no earthly idea in how to grow a garden or take care of one.

But again, Mark’s daughter Shelby Lynn, who’s 5, doesn’t come to her Nana and Papa’s house without first…goin to the garden. That little girl just loves to be around a dern garden, and enjoys helping us pick the vegetables. She’s a “sport-model” for sure!

Josh, our oldest son, and his family have just started gardening. Josh is already impressed by how his two oldest boys, Devin who’s 15, and Landon who’s 9, have taken to it. Actually, as soon as school’s out, Devin is coming to spend the summer with Deb and I and help us out around here. We can’t wait!

It will be a good experience for him, and we hope he finds this all to his liking, but from our conversations with him, we feel he’s just as anxious to stay with us, as we are for him to! Time will tell.

We actually had it on Saturday, as my sister and her oldest daughter, Jacie, were down, and their flight back to N. Carolina was leaving EARLY Sunday morning.

I asked Mom why we didn’t just have it Sunday as usual since Sunday WAS Mother’s Day. Her reply was, “WELL, Marie and Jacie would like to celebrate Mother’s Day with us too!”

I said, “MOM, we could call them Sunday after they got back home, and everybody say hello over the dern phone! That way, there’d be a lot more beef tenderloin to go around!”

She just shook her head! Deb’s a lot like Mom too! LOL!

Anyway, here’s the video from Mom’s Mother’s Day.

Isn’t it great to see kids out playing games?

I gotta say though, ole Wille, our grandson who was out holdin left field down is kinda like his Papa Dub…we both like to play games, but at mealtime, there ain’t no gamin goin on at the table, we’re dead serious at that point!

We’re both firm believers nt workin that knife and fork wide open…we’re gonna eat it, before it has a chance to eat us! Or at least that’s along our lines of thought! LOL!

Our next video is of my Mom’s cook shed. We have some friends out in Louisiana that are looking to build one and they wanted to see how Mom’s turned out, so, we filmed it for them. Mom’s did turn out nice, and boy she’s proud of that booger too!

Where there lake is in the video is one that Dad had dug 5-6 years ago. They were putting in a new road and needed dirt, so Dad sold the dirt and got a lake out of the deal too.

Actually though, many years ago Mom’s cook shed would have been on an island. Where the new lake is was once a lake, years ago. It actually wrapped all around where the cook shed is, and there was an old dirt road that was built to get out to the island. This though was many moons ago.

The island has many large oak trees and cabbage palms on it. It is really a beautiful spot, and with the large trees, and the lake there, there’s always a nice breeze. It’s not only a good eatin spot, but also a great spot just to go down, get in one of those rockin chairs and read a book. A very pleasant place.

Anyway, here’s Ruthie’s cook shed. Ruth is my Mom’s name, but me, my brother and sister have called her “Ruthie” for years! I guess because she’s not only one fine Mama, but is really our best friend too!

Let’s close out today with food for thought, and actually a request. This request comes from our sister-in-law Patty, and actually I felt it to be appropriate…LOL!

Dear friends,

There are less than 7 months until election day when the people will decide who will be

the next President of the United States . The person elected will be the president of all

Americans, not just the Democrats or the Republicans. It’s time that we all need to come together,

Democrats and Republicans alike, in a bipartisan effort for America :

If you will support Mitt Romney, please drive with your headlights ON during the day.

If you support Barack Obama, please drive with your headlights OFF at night.

Together, we can make it happen. Thank you!


You guys have a great day, and God Bless! Deb says to keep a smile on your face, and one in your heart!

Dub and Deb

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