I am as old as a TREE

I am as old as a TREE

Tuesday, March 31, 2009


"Before you start crying Jack is still alive!"

So I have this very dear Friend and customer that comes into the store all the time to buy his wife flowers... they have been married for 50 plus years and Jack is just the most wonderful man.
I have not seen him in the store for a few weeks and yes this is a major concern. You start to remember faces and know who your customers are and you have a bond with them.

About a year ago Jack fell and broke his Jaw and many other things when he fell and it was a tough patch for him but he snapped back and was looking great and doing well...

Well I should also mention here that Jack has been fighting Prostate cancer for the past 10 years. And he has been doing good with that. But when he fell this is I believe when they found out he had bone cancer.

His daughter was in last week to say they are moving her parents into a 24 care unit housing cottage. Betty his wife has Alzheimer/Dementia.

Well last week his Daughter came in to buy her mother flowers because of this move and well buy flowers from me. And she informed me Jack only had about 6 weeks to live. Well for me you cant talk to me about death with out me getting as teary eyed with you. She was starting to tear up and well I start... Dont worry there will never be a dry eye around! and that Jack can barely walk because of the cancer and pain.

Now I should tell you Jackie my little assistant(65 year old) has no clue that this was the case..
and is telling me this whole story about him coming into the store and how he is using a walker and wanted to talk to me... until I told her...

Yesterday I was in meetings all day and Jack came into the store to buy flowers. I missed him! so I was so happy Jackie was there to help him and well he order flowers for a friend that turned 100 and was walking with a walker and well he came in to say "GOOD BYE".

When I was talking to his daughter he said he is making his rounds and telling people good bye. Not that he is moving but well he just wants to say good bye to his friends.

Now you can start crying (KATIE).

In the past I have joked with Jack and said "I've been worried about you Jack" and he would always come back with an upbeat postive comment "Oh I am hanging in there".

I just think how important it is to make sure we say "I love you" "Thank You" and well tell people what they mean to you now. You never know what tomorrow is going to bring..

So with that being Said I just want to say "I love you". I have so many friends and well I might not tell you all what you mean to me, thinking that you should know that, BUT, Thank you for being a friend and thank you for making me the person I am today and Well I think that is about it.

and Well to Jack.. Thank you for being a friend and such a great example.. The next update on Jack will be that he has passed on, But for now LETS LIVE and make the best of each day.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


Ok I have made the comment I dont understand facebook and why everyone wants to be my friend etc. etc. etc.
Tonight One of my crushes from College contacted me... Suzanne Camphuysen Williams

you have no clue how excited I was to hear from her. OH my goodness... I am on cloud 9. Just to know she remember me.

WOW I am so excited. She is Happily married and has 5 kids I think I read. WOW can you believe what a small world this FACEBOOK really is..

Now if I could just find Kimberly Takara

Love Ya

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Randy Travis, Three wooden crosses

A farmer and a teacher, a hooker and a preacher,
Ridin' on a midnight bus bound for Mexico.
One's headed for vacation, one for higher education,
An' two of them were searchin' for lost souls.
That driver never ever saw the stop sign.
An' eighteen wheelers can't stop on a dime.
There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway,
Why there's not four of them, Heaven only knows.
I guess it's not what you take when you leave this world behind you,
It's what you leave behind you when you go.
That farmer left a harvest, a home and eighty acres,
The faith an' love for growin' things in his young son's heart.
An' that teacher left her wisdom in the minds of lots of children:
Did her best to give 'em all a better start.
An' that preacher whispered:
"Can't you see the Promised Land?"
As he laid his blood-stained bible in that hooker's hand.
There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway,
Why there's not four of them, Heaven only knows.
I guess it's not what you take when you leave this world behind you,
It's what you leave behind you when you go.
That's the story that our preacher told last Sunday.
As he held that blood-stained bible up,For all of us to see.
He said: "Bless the farmer, and the teacher, an' the preacher;"
Who gave this Bible to my mamma,
"Who read it to me."
There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway,
Why there's not four of them, now I guess we know.
It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you,
It's what you leave behind you when you go.
There are three wooden crosses on the right side of the highway.
I love this song and tonight it came on and I just sat here listing to it and heard different lines that i never heard before...
It's not what you take when you leave this world behind you, It's what you leave behind when you go.
I hope that I leave a wonderful legacey behind me.. Of things I have done correctin my life, and points that I have learned and can pass on to others....
Once again sometimes we ask oursleves why are there not four wooden crosses, when there are only three....
(When I first heard the song, I was thinking to myself, well the 4th one was across the street, Trying to understand where it was until I stopped trying to figure it out an just listen)
the story could not be any closer to the truth, what that young woman had to do and teach and learn from...
I know just a radom thought from LEITCH!
Love Ya

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Thank you family

I just want to say thank you to all my sisters who did not settle for 2nd best but set a goal and said Temple Marriage or nothing.

Here is what happened that I want to say Thank you.

So Heidi a girl that I work with who is a member of the church.. AND I want to say MEMBER... Really she feels she is living it to the law .. do you know what I mean.. is it the letter of the law or the law of the letter...

So she has told everyone in the store after dating this guy for a week that they are getting married. I am very happy for her she is "36" and well I am happy for her "REALLY" now here is what I cant believe. He is a member of the church as well but just not active. And she has always said to everyone that she is not getting married unless its a temple marriage.

so after I learned of her engagement today I want to say wow how wonderful the news was, and how excited I was for her to be getting married.

I then made the comment and this is where I should have kept my mouth shut but I was not mean or hateful and I said "I am so glad your going to have a temple marriage" OPPS this is where she came back at well he is not ready for the temple...

WOO horsie... I said what your not going to get married in the temple.. NO I am in love and we are getting married. I ask her WHY would you settle for less...

I did have to say "you need to practice what you preach" I know love will cloud you mind but really why settle for 2nd best. and not the BEST!

SO to my family, I am so glad that you did not settle for 2nd best and you made sure you had what it took to be married in the temple. I am so happy that I was able to be to most of your weddings and you married that person that was set before you to marry.

Thank you for your examples and who know someday you might be in the temple with me to be sealed....

Monday, March 16, 2009

Happy Birthday Abby!

Abby I wanted to wish you a very Happy Birthday.
Thanks for being the person you are and for the wonderful blessing you are to many!
Happy Birthday Sis!
Love Ya

PS your birthday card is still sitting on my kitchen table...

Oh what have I created???

for some of you, you may remember cream cheese mints. You had to have them at every event in Pennsylvania. I can remember my mother and aunts just sitting there doing mints by hands.. Ok that is what I did.....

I am creating a meal for the Relief Society Birthday Dinner On Tuesday March 17th.. So if you do not see me or hear from me you will know why...

I first want to say thank you to my dear Auntie.. WESLENE.. she is making cream puffs. Yes homemade cream puffs.. now that is a dear dear dear friend and wonderful aunt... THANK YOU!

so this is the tray of Blue Roses (strawberry Flavor)

This is a tray of Yellow Roses (Sassafras Flavor)

Winter Green Flavor mint leaves..

Spearmint flavored clovers... Hey its Saint Patrick's Day..
The menu is as follows
Fennel and Orange Mixed Greens Salad
with an Orange Dressing.
Homemade Dinner Rolls
Meatball Veggie Soup
Cream Puffs and mints
and I think Pink Lemon Aide
I am tired now because each tray of mints took an HOUR!
YEah so I am ready for bed...

Saturday, March 14, 2009

A friend once said

Ok A friend once said that I have a heart of gold... well I am pulling the gold out..

I have to tell you of two stories... now I should not point a finger because i have 4 pointing back at me but i have have to laugh..

so Roberta is one of those friends that well she is a special person.

So she calls me to go out (Trust me) there is nothing there.. So I said sure so she is telling me that she has been sick and have not left the house in 2 weeks. I just listen.. well she starts to tell me she has been getting letters from the manager of her apartment because she has placed her phone books outside her front door to be picked up and she did not call to have them picked up and that the manager has been writting her letters telling her to take them to the recycling bin...

No dont get me wrong here, she can do what she wants to do when she wants to do something but for some odd reason she cant pick up her old phone books one at a time and take them to the recycling bin... I am telling you.. this is what I dont get.. she says she gose to the gym to loose weight, and she can pick up 4 six pack bottles of soda but she cant walk the lenght of 6 cars with one phone book at a time and take it to the recycling bins... COME ON!

Really I dont understand this.. sometimes I just get so mad that I cant handle it...
anyway... I jus thad to get that off my chest.

Little Sister

Ok out there I just have to tell my sisters that I got to go to the temple this afternoon with Liz and Albert and Our little sister is just something else.

She is so darn cute! Yes and I forgot my camera to take a picture of her. But hopefully she will post one she so darn cute and looks wonderful.

I so enjoy my lunch with Albert and Liz today.... I know of 2 things they both love and one of them happens to be food.

And to think that Liz our Baby sister is about to have a baby. Liz I so remember when you were born and I am so excited to meet little Harley...

So here is to Liz and Albert... Your so wonderful and I am so happy to have you in my life.

Monday, March 9, 2009

what am I doing

SO... I made a committment this week to eat no Carbs and No refind sugars... No soda, no candy, no pasta, only good old meat and hi fiber diet this week for 5 days...
Sunday weight was 175.8
Monday weight was 172.3

so yes I was surprised this morning.... but I will tell you right now.. the ice cream is calling my name.

I am going to keep this one open and editing it ... Oh and why is it that every tv commercial is food!

Tuesday Morning weight was 173.6 to much cottage cheese.
Wednesday morning weight was 173.0 well not bad.. I love the support group thank you.. Darlene at works keeps asking me and even calls me on my days off. If i can just get under 170 I will be more than happy.

Well here it is Thursday morning and I dont feel like the biggest looser by any means... on tuesday they got 24 hours of fun food and they paid for that... they gained the black team gained weight well guess what I did to 176.0 Yes I gained 3 pounds... can you believe that.

I may never see 170 or below.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Why is life the way it is

Ok I wish I had a million dollars...
Yeah I really do... there are so many times I want to help people and I just cant. It's not that I want to give them money or buy them things but just help them out. You know like Oprah. Yeah as hard as it is for me to say that come on you know she dose do some wonderful things.

Ok here is the story... why... Tonight was stake priesthood at church and I went but instead of staying for the ice cream bars, I went to see Ben. (working) and on Sunday nights I usually take dinner to him. and seeing that I am not having Carbs or refind sugars this week. We had a nice salad... anyway... in walks a man asks to see a room and then we will be back have to check out another hotel... our joke is yeah you will be back (CHEAP HERE) well we were making a joke when he said he had triple A card... Ben made the comment Yeah right, and I said no he has one... I had one since age 17.

anyway... they came back because it is a cheap hotel. well ben sent him to get the card we had our comments and saying he has one and ben saying no... anyway..

came back saying they could not find it because the car is a mess and they are moving her for school from salt lake...

see where this story is going... Salt Lake.. I cant stand... I know I know. Utah is just not for everyone... and I am so glad I have 3 sisters that can handle it...

any way we are making small talk and yes they are members and looking for housing and lucky I have housing avaiable... price might be a little high for them but its a house. (not with me) but this is where sometimes I just want to be able to help more people out... do you know what i mean. I want to be able to have people come up to me and say hey I need a place for the night or something like that... do you know what i mean...

I want to say here is a $100 put it to good use. or hey let me get that bill for you.. or come stay with me..

I want a big house with lots of room... Yeah i know what that is called a bording house.. but a bed and breakfast would be so cool....

Why is it that I have to be lower class working for every penny I have and living pay check to pay check...

I dont really want for anything I have enough junk in my life that I need NOTHING but I just wish I could do more for people...

I know its that Christ-like love I have...

Oh not to get off the story of what I was talking about but .... here are two stories I have to tell to go along with this...

My Chriopractor is a member of the church I only go once in a blue moon anymore because I just dont need to go anymore... I feel GREAT!

The other day I went... and you know what he said to me... "Scott there is something about you that just wants me to be around you" I have not hear that from someone since my mission and I came home a MAN... "THANKS MOM"

and the other thing is Kay Brown from PA I called her the other day to say hi... which by the way Davis family she sends her love to each of you and for your kindness to her at PV Elemetary.

Well I started looking for people and calle maragary Kelz... 79 years old now. and well I had a wonderful time talking to her today... she asked about the davis' and my closeness with them... I said I could never had ask for a family that would take me in like they did... I said Mom and Dad are always there for me when I need them and they are always there to listen to whatever I want to say.. I also filled her in on all of you... But its just that sometimes I know I touch someones life but I dont know what i did or how I did it...

what is the old saying... you may just be one in the big world but to one you may be the world....

something like that... If anyone know what I just was trying to type there please tell me what it is to be...

anyway I try and well if I just had a little more I wish I could give a little more... 110% is not enough for me sometimes... I want to be able to do more.

Anyway I am off to bed, just had to give you my two cents worth tonight...
Love you all and thanks for being the world to me.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

for some of you

Here is a little spring!

The Circle of Life

So I had the blessing of going to see the Lion King tonight. OH my goodness.. It was so AMAZING. WOW I loved it. Just Loved it.

So Thank you madga and diane for such a special blessing in my life. I LOVED IT!

Monday, March 2, 2009

Little things in life

Ok I know, I know, I know... its the little things in life that brings such happiness...

Ok I just have to say I have been eatting a LOT of salads of late and been using all the salad dressings up in the frig.. My question to my self was "Why did I buy that one" so here is the little thing that I was so happy about tonight.

I have not had ranch dressing in my house for who knows how long.. and I missed it. but tonight as the dressings are almost gone... I found this big bottle of RANCH... I am so excited..

Now all I have to do is buy katchup.. I dont have any in the house. SO strange isnt it!

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Ok heres my AHHH for the day

So when my computer crashed back a year ago... I lost my family history NOTES and family tree... OH yeah i have been searching for back up for the past few days... I am NOT a happy person...

Any one have my back up disk?