Tuesday, May 26, 2015

I Loved Every Minute of It

Going into this past weekend, I wasn't expecting much.  My son was working out of town, no one had any outdoor events scheduled due to bad weather in our forecast.  All I thought was, at least I can rest. 

Friday evening was wet and boring.  But after the week I had, I needed some boring.  Saturday I slept late and did a post.  Then I made a list and went to the store.  On my way home I got a call from my boy, Bubba, asking me where everybody was.  I told him that his Daddy & Bug probably walked up to Benny's, and then it dawned on me how he had worded that.  I tentatively asked him where he was, and he said "at your house"!  You can't imagine how thrilled I was to hear that!  He told me they had fish and wanted to fry them and hang out here.  And that is exactly what we did!  We all ended up building a fire outside, playing horseshoes and washers until almost two in the morning.  And I loved every minute of it!

The down side was, none of us made it to church the next morning.  There was a fair amount of rain again. I watched movies on TV and simmered a pot of red beans all afternoon.  Just a good, restful Sunday! And I loved every minute of it. 

Monday morning rolled around.  I slept in a little. Mixed up batter for peanut butter cookies.  Later in the afternoon, I FINALLY got to get in the pool!  Most of the time it was too cool or the weather too bad.  I cleaned it and then I spent an hour just relaxing and praying.  I like to pray in the pool by myself.  So quiet and serene.  The sky above me.  I prayed for the families and the descendants of those who sacrificed so that I could enjoy this wonderful weekend, here in this country, on my own land, living how I see fit.  As I prayed it really struck me all the different types of people who serve, for so many varied reasons.  It moved me to the verge of tears. It was a special time and I loved every minute of it. 

Throughout this weekend, I often thought of my son, who I cherish so much.  And of my father, his namesake.  Of how they look so much alike.  Of how they never got to meet, to know one another.  Of how much Bubba would have loved him.  Of how proud he would have been of Bubba.  

I want to share photos with you.  Let you see for yourself, how very much alike they are.  



My Daddy


My Son & Baby Ruth

Well, what do you think?  Do you see the same strong resemblance I do?







28 comments:

  1. I see a resemblance, but not a strong one. But these are pictures. It's easier to see a resemblance in person.

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    1. Hard to believe, but Bubba is already at least six years older than Daddy was in the photo. He went through a stage when the resemblance was more noticeable. Daddy had dark green eyes. Bubba as brown, like me.

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  2. What a nice surprise that must've been. Sounds like you and everyone had fun. I spent Sunday with my family and had a blast. :)

    I can see a resemblance. That's awesome!

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    1. It's always great to kick back and enjoy yourself with the family!

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  3. Yes they look a lot alike. Wasn't it fun to not plan anything? But it all came together anyway! We just relaxed on our wet, rainy weekend!

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    1. It sure was Paula! I have often thought impromptu get-to-gathers are more fun and less worry and bother than long planned out events. There's some build up of expectations with a planned event that just never seems to equal the actual event.

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  4. It sounds like you all had a great time!

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  5. Yes there is a resemblance and Baby Ruth is a looker too.

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    1. Ain't she a doll! Of course, MawMaw is not one bit prejudiced. ;)

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  6. There is a very big resemblance between your son and your father, Barbara. I think your little grand daughter is adorable! Glad you guys had a fun family time after all!

    betty

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    1. Thank you, Betty! Of course I adore her.

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  7. Oh nothing better than an unplanned weekend. We had a similar weekend for the most part. Just a few plans here and there but it was all still fun and relaxing. I can definitely see the resemblance. Genetics are very interesting! Your granddaughter is a little cutie pie.

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    1. Thank you, Holli! Glad you enjoyed your weekend, too.

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  8. Oh, my gosh! Of COURSE, they look alike! That is amazing and what a blessing. That would be a great comfort to me to know that a little bit of my Dad could still be seen in his grandchild.

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    1. It is, Cherdo. And my daughter, Hannah, is named after my MIL, but she had mother's strawberry blonde hair as a little girl, and there are things about her that remind me so much of my sister who is dead and gone on to glory.

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  9. I see a resemblance and it sounds like your son is a good "kid". Fish fry - yum!!! Those are the best. Your weekend sounded awesome - I like when a "no plan time" turns out great. Hope your week is super too..........and it's almost another weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Joanne! It's been a super busy week. I'm ready for that other weekend.

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  10. Oh you painted such a lovely picture I actually sighed! Can't beat that kind of weekend :-) I can certainly see the resemblance and definitely can relate to wondering how things "might have been". Baby Ruth is adorable! You must be very proud :-)

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    1. I admit it, Diedre, I'm very proud of all my kids.

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  11. Yeah, those pictures look really close to similar. The only difference I can spot is the eyes.

    I'm glad you had such a lovely weekend. :-)

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    1. Great eye you have Misha. Daddy had green eyes. My son has my brown eyes.

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  12. I think you had a great weekend. Not what you had hoped for but like you said, you enjoyed every minute of it! That's the best kind of weekend, family, food, rest, what more could we want?

    And yes, I think you dad and your son have the same smile and the same nose...very close resemblance between the two!

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    1. It was a rather perfect weekend. That's exactly where I see the resemblance so strong.

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  13. I see a huge resemblance and I just love those old photos. I wish I could eat peanut cookies still also, so reminds me of home.

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  14. Definitely a strong resemblance. Family times can be the best. Your weekend sounds so relaxing.

    Hope you're not being adversely affected by the rains and bad weather.

    Arlee Bird
    A to Z Challenge Co-host
    Tossing It Out

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    1. We've been okay where we are, but our house sits on the highest point above sea level in our county. I've even been fortunate enough that no heavy rains have come during my commute time. Always thrilled to have you drop by Caneyhead!

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