Friday, February 16, 2018

1 John 3:18


Aretha Franklin - A Change Is Gonna Come


Thanks, To Everyone...for Attending The Rock Island Antique Show!!!


Had a Great Time, at The Show!
I, just...Love It.
: )
It's not a very big Event...
but, it's...really Great. 
<3
Tammy Mendoza, and her Family...do such a Wonderful Job.
<3
I, always meet so many...Nice Folks!
: )
My Very Favorite Customer....
was Trevor.
{below.} 
He was Immediately Drawn...to an Old...Grinder, in the booth.
Trevor, drives a Hard Bargain.....but, We Made'er Happen!!!
: ) 
<3

: ) 
I went with a very light load.
The Massive Cupboard, sold...but, I had to deliver it, on Tuesday.
I always find...such Soulful...things, at this Event.
The Old...worn...Dolly, ...<3 and, the little Chest, were two.
The Massive Heart, Sterling and Shell...pendant, and sweet, Vintage.... Jewelry Casket, were also... Rock Island Finds. <3
<3
I, truly....Love...This...Event!
<3
Gathered a Bunch...of Darling, Vintage...'Bling', too. 
Oh My!
: )
I was so Beat, setting up...on Friday.
My Feet...were KILLING Me.
I took my old boots off, and worked...barefooted, in the booth. 
I'd traveled a Million Miles, it seemed.
Went outside, the show....late, Friday....to clean the snow water....from a little red wagon, then...saw a Guy, trying to Plow.
I jumped in the Ford,{tip toed} that was right by the door, and moved him...
: )
He plowed, 
I ran back, to the wagon... and, tried to go back inside.
The door, locked....behind me.
Me, and the little red wagon, were locked out.
: )
Hahahaha...
Had to walk...to the other end of the building, barefooted, to get in.
: )
My feet hurt, so bad....I honestly thought....with every step....
The Ice...is a Good Thing. <3
You should have seen The Promoter's Face.... {Tammy}
when she saw my feet, as I walked past her booth.
Hahahahahahaha!!!!!
: )
Livin' the Dream!
: ) 
When I finally, got the booth finished......and headed to the Ford, I saw my foot prints.
I Burst Out Laughing!!!
oh my.
Who Does This Stuff???
I, realized...then, and there...
I, am... my Father's...Daughter. : ) <3 

It's been a Long....Crazy....Week.
I've had some health issues, and have been....in Low Gear.
{When I haven't had to be in High Gear!!! : ) }
With Valentine's Day...that, is always...so hard.
{Lost Dad, on the 13th, 31 years ago.}
and...
Thinking about John, ......
and, Peg.....
Mom....
and...Polly.
then, seeing....what happened in Florida.
oh my.
: ( : ( : (
Sometimes....
you think...you can't get any lower.
then...
you do.
My Heart Breaks...for the People, in Florida.
The People...in Texas.
The People...in Vegas.
The People...at Sandy Hook.
The People...
The Children....
Everywhere.
I picked up, some Bright...Orange, Roses...on the 12th.
Thinking, of my Loved Ones, that I...so Miss.
I, don't know why, Orange...stood out, so much.
It was the Only...bunch, out of Many.
Maybe...Red, and White....are just, too pure.
This Crazy...world....worries me.
On the 14th... I found the Bright Orange....Rabbit.
I'd never seen one.
Yes, Orange... is 'The' Color.
Love, to ya....
Barb C.






Thursday, February 8, 2018

Haulin' In.... for The 60th Rock Island Antique Show! This Saturday and Sunday!!!

Was up at 3...
on the road, by 7....
Picked up a BIG....Wonderful...1880's Pine....
Cupboard, North of Bellevue, Iowa. : )
Such...a Beautiful...part of our State.
: )
It's North East, Iowa...along the Mighty Mississippi!
The Old...Cupboard, has lived there, all of it's life.
It was originally in a Drug Store. 
It stands, a little over 8 feet tall...and is around 10 feet wide.
Thankfully, it's a Two Piece, Cupboard!
I was very Fortunate, that Tammy, the Promoter...of The Rock Island Show, allowed me to drop it off, at the Show, today.
Rock Island, is an hour and a half, South...of Bellevue, also...on The Mississippi!
I, didn't have to come home, and reload, for the Show.
I'll be setting up there, tomorrow.
: )
{Rock Island Antique Show
Located at The Plumber's and Pipefitter's Union Hall
Rock Island, Illinois. 61201
February 10th, 10 'til 6
February 11th, 10 'til 4!
4.00 adm. 
Great Stuff...!!!}

I set up there, for the first time, last year...and Really Enjoyed....It!
It's a small Event, 
Packed...with GREAT...Stuff!
: )
Big Storm, is coming through, tonight....
but, Saturday and Sunday....Look GOOD!
: )

It's been a Long....day.
I crossed The Mississippi, several times, today, and... enjoyed every mile. : )
I even saw a few Eagles. <3 <3 <3 
River Towns, are Sooooo Cool!
I took a picture, of an Angel, that's in Bellevue, this morning...
 then...as I was walking up to the House... after climbing out of the Ford....a little bit, ago...
I took a picture, of one...of my Favorites, here...at Home.
{Reminds me of Peg, and John.... {My 'Polly', too. <3 }
<3
I'm gonna put my feet up, for a while.
I'll load, in the morning.
They should have the roads, cleared off...by tomorrow afternoon, then...I'll head to Rock Island, and set up. : )
Can't Wait....to Fill That Old Cupboard Up!
<3
Hope to See Ya!
{They, have Great Food, at The Show, too. : ) <3 }
Barb C.








Saturday, February 3, 2018

Why Me Lord Story - Told and Sung By kris kristofferson


Spring.... She's whispering....in my ear.

Miss. Scarlett spent the night with me, and Sweetie, last night.
: )
She's such a 'Little Old Lady'. : )
: )
The things she comes up with. 
She, reminds me, so Much...of my Mom. <3
The words, and phrases. I SWEAR, Mom...is whispering in her ear. : ) 
She drank a Big...Glass, of Chocolate Milk....the other day, then....set the glass down...Hard!
"Now....That!!!
 Hit the Spot!!!."
{That's Exactly, what Mom, would've said. : ) }
Sorry, about being absent. 
I've had a heck of a time, with a Naughty...Molar. 
oh dear.
Finally got it pulled, on Thursday, but...it had me twisted....for several days prior.
It, was quite, infected....: ( 
I, simply....put it off, too long.
I'm feeling better, today.
Still hurting, and swollen.... but, better. : )
Before the novocaine wore off, I made a run to pick up an old...cast iron urn, near the Mississippi.
Met some Lovely, Folks...who had to try to understand my garble....with a numb face, and gauze filled mouth!
Hahahaha!
Turned out, they were having an Estate Sale....and...had Much More, than the old Urn.
Holy...Smokes.
The Ford, and me...came Home, with a Load. 
: )
oh dear. 
Unfortunately.... I spent so much time, digging, and loading...and....'visiting'. 
{Wonderful....People. Wonderful...Dogs, in their 'Family', too! }
The novacaine....wore off, just....as I was cuttin' the check.
: )
It was a LONG...nearly....2 hour drive....Home.
The Ford, is still...loaded.
I'm feeling good enough, today....to head down the rabbit hole.
: )
Below, are a few images I found...this morning.
They, are from several years back.
2011, and 16. 
With this 'Down Time'... I've been doing a lot...of Thinking.
Usually, that's Not...a 'Good Thing'.
It, was...this time. : )
Thanks, to a Dear Friend, an... 'Angel', really.
<3
She just... Celebrated her 84th Birthday.
She...is so Wise. : ) <3 
She, is....such, an Inspiration.
She walks, so Closely....with The Lord. 
I am, So Humbled...every time, we visit. <3 
I, am Blessed.
<3
As I was making coffee, this morning, 'thinking'....and looking out the window....
I could 'Feel' 'Spring'.
: )
It's very cold... not, 'Spring'....temperatures, 
yet....
it 'Feels', like Spring.
There will be more Snow...and frigid cold, before 'Spring' makes Her Entrance, I know.
but...
I can 'Feel', 'Her'....
She's very Close.
just...
around the corner.
: )
Love, to ya...
Barb C.

{I don't check the mail, very often...these days. I'd lose my mind, if I did. 
Liz, brought it all...inside, yesterday. 
Oh Dear.
Thankfully, it wasn't bad. <3
It, was actually...Good. 
<3
There were Several...
Christmas Cards....from Friends!!! 
Thank You. 
<3 <3 <3 
I, am...Truly.....
Blessed. <3 }
















I found the Wonderful Tune, above... as I was 'Thinkin'...again, this morning.
Kris Kristofferson is one, of my All Time....Favorite, Song Writers.
Many, of my most.... Favorite, tunes...were written by him.
Many, that...until a few years ago, I didn't realize...were written, by him.
: )
This, One... is Truly, all His.
What a Wonderful Story, Kris Kristofferson shares, in this video...about his Inspiration, for this tune.
Wonderful....wonderful.
<3 <3 <3

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Alan Jackson - Livin' On Love


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The House.... The Kids, Bought.

Daughter, Liz....and, Son in Law... Adam, bought a House.
: )
I, absolutely... Love It.
<3
They 'Closed' on it... a couple of weeks ago.
: )
When they first told me about it, their plans, were to tear the Old House, down...
and, rebuild.
{YIKES!!!!}
I, didn't say, anything.
It sits, on nearly an acre and a half....
on the edge, of a Darling... little Town, Elberon.... {Very Near, one of the Happiest Places, I knew, growing up. {Keystone'.}
about, 35 miles, west...of Cedar Rapids.
It had been listed, two years ago... for 129,000.
For, some reason....when Daughter. Liz...saw the listing... it was for 29,000.
They bought it, for... much...less, than that.
{That's...a 'God' Thing. <3 }
I, went to see it, the day they closed.
: )
They aren't going to tear it down....
: )
They, are going to Bring It Back...to Life. <3
Adam, is Very....Handy. 
Liz, is such...a Worker.
: )
It's going to be Great.
'Home'. 
<3
I spent a LONG....night, this week...painting.
I found an Old...7 1/2 foot Harvest Table, a couple of days ago, for them....
up, north, and west...of Waterloo...., for a Great Price, and delivered it to them...today.
They have torn the newer kitchen out, and all of the carpet.
They, have been working Hard.
They are trying to get down to the original, 1880's 'Bones'...then, go from there.
: )
I'm so Proud...of them. <3
This House...is nearly 2000 sq. feet.
They will have Plenty...of room.
It's a Great...Community. <3
The second...to the last image, is one...I took, looking out the west window.
: )
Simply...Iowa.
: )
Surrounded by Farm Fields.
: )
Love...It.
<3
The Last...image, is...of Adam, and Liz, on their Wedding Day. : )
<3 <3 <3  

{No, the Black Leather...Sofa and Chair, are Not...staying. Just...something to sit on, for now. }
: )
Love to ya...
Barb C.
I took the video above, the day...they, they 'Closed'.
It was the second time, they visited the House.
My... first, time.
: )
Loved...It.
'As Found'.
<3