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Thursday, August 28, 2008

A Few of My Favorite Things....

"Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens
Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings
These are a few of my favorite things.........
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
~Sound Of Music~ 1965

I'm sure you remember those words Julie Andrews sang in The Sound of Music!
We all have our favorite things and Friday, August 29th, the boutiques at
Make Mine Pink will not only be sharing their favorites but also
offering them for sale so they can become YOUR favorites!!

Join Grandma G's and MMP for another themed Pink Friday shopping day!
Get there early so you don't miss out on your favorite things....come shopping in your
jammies, you don't need to from home and save the gas!!

In honor of this being my 50th blog post, I am having a giveaway!! Just leave a comment and share YOUR favorite THING and you will be entered in a random drawing to win one of my favorite things.....this BigBottomBag!!
Drawing will be held on Monday, September 1st!!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Today is a day of memories.....

August 13th, 1923 was my dad's birthday. He was born in Indiana, as I was and his name was George Clayton Mallory.....I was named after him and in high school friends even called me George! Dad was a wonderful man, the first man I ever loved. He and I had a special, father-daughter relationship.......he loved me as much as I loved him even though he had a difficult time showing it sometimes! He always called me princess....a nickname I hate now almost as much as I did long ago! My sweet daddy went to be with the Lord on August 24, 1999......I really miss you Dad, and Happy Birthday!

August 13th, 1952, Dad's 29th birthday, was the birthday of my youngest brother, Geoffrey Ellis Mallory. When my Dad came home from the hospital to tell me I had another brother (already had one, Breck) I told him to take him back.....I didn't need two brothers, I needed a sister! Ohhhh, Geoff, I am so glad he didn't listen to were truly a blessing in my life. Geoff had golden orange hair (red, but we had to give it a fancy name!) and great big blue eyes.....I loved the freckles that covered his face when he was young. He was as fine a man as there could be.....son, husband, wonderful uncle, loyal friend and the best brother Breck and I could have asked for. He, too, left us on March 31, 2001, to be in heaven with Mom and Dad. I have a humongous hole in my heart that I am sure will never heal.....Geoff, I love you and you are missed every day, Happy Birthday, Brother....

Friday, August 1, 2008