What would life
be if we could not look back and see what we had,
in order to truly appreciate what we have now?
Fortunately, through a lot of hard work
and effort from my parents,
I didn't have to live in this
"little house in the woods" all my
growing up years.
Dads work stayed steady and
we moved closer to town and the schools
We never wanted for things when we were growing
My mother was and still is a very talented lady.
I remember girls in my class wanting to
know where my Mother bought my dress.
We didn't have a lot of extra spending money but
she always made sure that we were clothed nicely
and most important of all;
They made us feel loved and safe in our growing
and can still make us feel that way after all
Now, well it was 10 years ago!
Now, 10 years later!
Living life can certainly tell on us.
I was raised in
the logging country in Northern California and
Jerry was raised here in McMinn County, Tennessee.
Jerry is now a painter by trade,
although he spent 27 years of his life on the
as a route driver.
My first public job was the old standby waitress
I went from that to office work
and worked my way up to assistant manager of a
I spent the last 7 years of my work life, driving
I am now a domestic engineer. (Homemaker)
We both enjoy taking life easy in our spare time
and enjoy leisurely drives over roads we have
favorite hobby is woodworking.
Jerry has said on more than one
occasion if he ever loses me in a store,
the first place to look is in the power tools
My first project was a gun cabinet for him.
The next project was outdoor patio furniture
and that was followed by a curio cabinet.
My latest project was our computer desk,
you may see it by using the Wood Crafts link in
My next project I intend to try will be a curio
for myself. I have a collection of Native
American Indian Dolls,
that are just begging to be displayed properly.
you share a smile with someone,
don't forget to share it with yourself.
For when you have a smile
in your heart,
It will shine on others.
not to forget the forgotten ones.
Of these, I mean the animals that
mankind has discarded on his journey through life.
If you see an animal or a fellow human being that
take time out of your busy life to extend that
You will be rewarded many times over
by a warming of your heart.