Sunday, December 17, 2017
 

pt 1 Washing the Dishes

Good Morning Homemakers, I like to do the dishes..do you? My Mother used to say she wud never have a dishwasher in her house..But then Dad remodled her whole kitchen and talked her into a dish washer ..Mom was happy with it…but she thot it was kinda silly ..i dont have a dishwasher and dont have the room for one in my kitchen anyway..My friend MaryL had a bit of arthritu…s in her hands..She said she loved to get her hands into warm sudsy
dish water especially in the winter..as it was so comforting.. As a
teenager i wud pretend to be asleep when it was time to do the dishes at my house..My Aunt Eileen in the old days always ran out to the out house when it was time to do the dishes..And she stayed out there until all the workwas done..The old-time housewives had a big enamel red and white pan that they used in the sink to wash the dishes with..They wud go outside and pump
the cold water into their pan.Then they wud bring the pan in the house and heat the pan of water on the stove…When it was hot they washed the dishes..Then they wud rinse the dishes with hot water poured over the washed dishes…The first things they washed was all the drinking glasses .. Then the cups and the plates ..and serving dishes..They had to be very careful in the old days as the dishes werent plastic..So after they were washed ..they were dried with a dish towel and put in the cupboard..The dishtowels were only for the dishes..not to wash up with…We children growing up wud try to use moms dishtowels for everything..i can still hear Mom calling to us kids “Dont you dare use my dishtowelnew for that”. That…meaning about anything…So anyway after the dishes were washed then the silverware was washed..And the last thing to be washed was the cooking pans.. My mother was very orderly about her homemaking ..i cud never figure out how to use Moms new dishwasher..My sister in law wud laugh at me when we all came to Dad and Moms for a holiday dinner..”Connie why are you washing the dishes in the sink with a dishwasher right beside you”? Well i think i just missed the ritual of the women in the kitchen laughing and telling stories and washing the dishes and drying them with a white cotton dishtowel,,,Mom and Dad are both in Heaven now..i sure miss them ,,Happy Mothers Day Mom..love connie

 

pt 1 Another Busy Day

Good Morning Ladies, Well here comes another busy day..The carpenters said
they will be done probably tomarrow..Then the furnace guy and the
waterheater man is on next..Sooo on with the Show..Then Thursday i have to
be on this telephone thinggyy..This lady who is the head of it emailed me
after reading my testimony in Above Rubies..So they have this Conference
call where they all call at 9;00 in the evening,,and i guess they just talk
..Anyway this lady Savilla wants me to give my testimony on the phone to
these folks..some people are from another country..It wud be sort of like
Talk Radio.. It sounds like fun….yeah right i am scared to death..So
have any of you ladies done something like this? i will be going at this
thing “Cold Turkey” like i do everything else..Oh i forgot my phone beeps
the whole time i am on it..The battery is low..Oh Man i gotta go buy
another phone before thursday..Love connie

 

Good Morning Ladies

Dear Mothers, Oh wow another busy day for carpenters at my house..Peggy
Sue has been good and that is a miracle…The carpenters had to blow
insulation into the walls in there…i hurried in this morning to try to
clean it before they got there..Mainly i am looking for poop to see if
Peggy left any,,And Miracles of miracles Peggy hasnt pooped in there..i am
shocked…Usually if i get company she will poop some place.But she didnt
this time….And she is sitting on the couch nicely resting,,and so far
being a good girl………………i do need prayer..Randy called 2 nites
ago and was at the Emergency Room at the Hospital..His leg is very
swollen..He had gone to the Dr,,but they said his insurance wudnt pay for
it..So he went to the Emergency Room at the hosp..He told me “i am going to
make them look at my leg”..He is a tough guy..Thank God…He has
Medicare..But i think they just figure he is dying anyway..But with God all
things are possible..i want to call him but i know i shud wait until he
calls me..i have tried to help him with my faith…but it seems at the
worst times he pulls thru..and has more faith then i do..He has been a
Christian for about 7 yrs..love connie

 

pt 2

The carpenters have their casset player on real loud..On country and
western station and i love it..i think..Either that or i am going
nuts…love connie

 

pt 1 The Lady of the House..

Dear Mothers, and Wives..Well i guess this is to be another busy summer.. I
am having the house insulated..i guess i told you that..Well i have to get
a new furnace and the state is paying for it..And they didnt think i had
enuf insulation so i gotta get some more..They started on it yesterday..I
am the Lady of the house ..supposedly..So when i talk to the carpenters i
try to be serious and not laugh..all i have to say is “The Lord must see
in me something i dont see” Because ya know i am like a fish out of water
in this place of authority..Also i have to go to the Hard Ware Store and
get some hedge clippers to prune the Apple trees..Oh yes and plant my
garden..Put my clothes line back up .. And a plummer is spose to be coming
this morning as i have leak in the basement pipes some place..And i hope i
dont die tonite as i want to stay alive to pray for Randy..Because i dont
want him to die…He called me last nite from the Emergency room at the
hospital.. He was doing ok but now he is having problems with his leg.. He
is still in Nevada..God is the God of Miracles ..and i am plannin on gettin
one for Randy..i am going to pray for him as i go about my day..Have a
Happy Day Dear Housewives.. And let the tail go with the hide..Love connie

 

pt 5 another conclusion

This is so precious because Jim walked probably 10 miles at least to go to
work…And it was winter and it was very cold…..i cudnt get him to wear a
hat back then..This was back when we were so young and so in love..We cudnt
live with each other or without..each other…Jim wud tell me he was
hopeless and i wud say “no you arent”!!! and i wud tell God i think my
husband is really hopeless..But me and God and Jim didnt all agree Jim as
hopeless together..Thank God!!love connie

 

pt 4 conclusion

i forgot to say in this writing about the gloves that this was way before
Jim was came to the Lord…This was when he walked to work and we didnt
have a car..We only had one child at the time..But as the warm weather came
and i looked at the gloves laying on the table as they had played their
part for the winter…i thot as i looked at all the stitches in the gloves
that it did mean something,,It was sort of a picture of our lives,The tears
and the mending each day..We were put together with Love and that was about all…But Jesus saw us and kept us going..Two accidents going some
place..Papa at his worst trying to tell me he loved me by walking to work
in the cold..And me trying to tell him i understood by. mending his gloves
every winter evening,,,And yet we were both so fragil from the trials of
life we had only love to live on..and each day we tried to do what was
right and what said “i love you”….He was to leave me many times after
this….And his deliverence came about 9 yrs later..But some how God
continued to give us faith in Him …By the every day miracles He kept us
together in Him..Love connie

 

pt 3 Jims Winter Gloves

i shud be writing about Spring but its still so cold . it is warming
up..But as i was writing the last part about mending in the evening..i was
thinking of Papas winter gloves.Jim had to walk to work so he needed warm
clothes..Well we had paid quite a bit for these gloves so they had to last
the winter.. Well each nite he came home from work the gloves would be
torn in the palms …we cudnt afford new gloves..So each evening i wud sew
his gloves together again and have them ready for the next morning.. By the
time Spring came and he didnt need the gloves..i got to looking at them one
day after he had gone to work..There was nothing but stitches holding his
gloves together..It looked impossible that they cud even keep his hands
warm.Only stitches held us together..Like prayer stitches..Lil miracles of
thread…

 

pt 2 A Quiet Evening Supper

 forgot to say too about the baked beans and weiners..i wud often fix Jim
a baked potatoe to go with this.. This was after the children had married
and moved away and it was just Jim and i.. And i have written many times
about the Hamburgar Gravy i made for the Wild man.. i loved to be quiet in
the evening in my kitchen and make Papas coffee and stir the Hamburgar
gravy..Once you make the Gravey you gotta stand there and stir it or it wud
burn.But it was peaceful in my kitchen as the sun went down on another day
with my Darling Jim…Often i just felt locked in to our own world..We had
lived a life that no one cud hardly understand ..A life we tried to explain
..But at the end of the day we didnt have to explain anything more for that
day..Often we turned off the phone..and watched some show on tv..i wud get
out my sewing and quietly mend something..i loved to hand sew..it seems
there is a rythum of life in hand sewing that you miss out on when you use
a sewing machine..

 

pt 1 A Simple Evening Supper

Dear Mothers, Jim loved a simple quiet supper.. We wud be busy all day and
maybe upset about someting.. But by the end of the day Jim wud turn the
News on TV and i knew it was time to be quiet.. So i wud go out to the
kitchen and start Supper. One meal Jim loved in the evening was Baked
Beans with Weiners…I wud get out my big cast iron skillet and put a lil
oil in it …Then throw in the whole pkg of weiners and fry them.. You cud
use the turkey weiners if you like them better..After these are fried then
i wud get out a bowl and put in 3 cans of pork n beans.. drained..To this
i wud add about a forth cup of ketchup and a half cup of brown sugar and
a good squirt of mustard..sprinkle some salt on it and some black
pepper….Stir this up good .Then put all of this into the skillet with the
hot dogs..Stir this up..then put this in the oven to bake about 20 minutes
or until it bubbles..On the top of this i wud put a slice of green pepper
and onion before i put in the oven..Jim wudnt eat an onion or green pepper
but he liked them like this..Honestly Jim wud eat this meal for supper
and as a snack later in the evening..usually we had just bread and butter
with it..Just a Simple Supper..

 
 
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