Saturday, October 10, 2015

Saturday Photo Hunt

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Today's Saturday Photo hunt word is


The first image that came to Mom's mind

after auburn hair (there are 3 seniors here all 

with gray hair) was 

Auburn University

they have a Feline Mascot

Aubie the Tiger

I think I'd make a good mascot too
I've got they fierce growl down for sure!!
Grooooooooooooowl Tigers

To find the list of photo hunt words click here


Friday, October 9, 2015

This Moment, See Beautiful

We are joining Sugar's This Moment, See Beautiful blog hop
click here to read about all the beautiful moments 

I want to thank you all for suffering thru enjoying the peep's vacation photos.  They saw lots of beautiful places; however, today
mom wants to tell you about the moments they spent with a 
beautiful couple they met on the Motorcoach Tour. 

They were Jerry, age 95, and Elsa, age 89.
Jerry was born and raised in New Jersey
Elsa was born in the Black Forest of Germany.
She and her family moved to the the USA when she was six.
They retired to North Carolina many years ago

This is Elsa she does not look her age nor did she act it...
look at that beautiful smile
Very spry and spunky
Elsa wanted to climb a lighthouse but Jerry was not able to climb.
He told her she had to go with some buddies.  She asked my peeps if she could climb the 250 steps of Cape Hatteras lighthouse with them.  Of course they said YES!!!  My peeps let Elsa go first to set the pace.  Every so often Elsa would look back to ask Mom is she was going to keep climbing.  Mom told Elsa absolutely they would go as far she wanted to go.  There were landings after each set of steps, there were lots of folks climbing too so they didn't go very fast but they kept a steady pace.  In no, time Elsa, Mom and Dad were at the tippy top of Cape Hatteras 208'!!  
 MY PEEPS were in awe of Elsa!!
Mom said Elsa let me take a photo of you to prove you were here.  After the got home,mom sent this photo to Elsa.  Not only is Elsa in excellent physical shape, she teaches stain glass art, she designs stain glass for homes and business and often helps with installation of her creations. 

I'm sorry I don't have a photo of Jerry, except from the top of the Lighthouse looking down...where he sat patiently waiting for his beautiful bride to return!!

Jerry was the life of the tour.  My peeps sat with Jerry and Elsa
at several meals.  Jerry kept everyone stitches...
he had the most beautiful smile and you could tell he 
enjoyed every beautiful moment of his life.  
Jerry was a WWII veteran he flew......P47 Thunderbolts 
in England. He was an escort to bombers.
It was one of the most dangerous jobs of a pilot. 

He was from a large family.  All of the boys in the family were all
in World War II, they all left home on the same day.  He
said they all were proud to serve their country. Thankfully
Jerry and his brothers all returned home after the war.
Jerry told us the most beautiful story.  After a few years of being home, he told his parents he was ready to get married.
His mom went in to her bedroom, opened her dresser drawer.
Jerry saw 4 envelopes labeled with the name of each of her sons. When Jerry opened the envelope, it was full of money.
The entire time he and his brothers were in the War they sent whatever pay they rec'd to their mom.  She saved every cent.
She told Jerry that money was for him to start off his life as a married man.  Needless to say Jerry was successful.

Mom  doesn't normally write such a long post. 
 If you finished reading this beautiful story of Jerry and Elsa, we thank you.
They made each moment of the tour beautiful
My peeps were truly inspired by their zest for life!!

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

It is Tock-Tober!!

I am proud to be joining Derby and Sassy the cat for.....

It's an annual event ~ be sure to join in, and ~ anytime during Tock-Tober ~ show off your tocks!  Proudly! With some flash and dash, if you please!

And be sure when you do,
leave a comment at their blog too,
so they can visit your tocks & you!

Some of Mom's favorite Tocks shots!!

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

4 word Wednesday



Tuesday, October 6, 2015