Sunday, December 26, 2010


I’ve just finished sorting almost 300 pictures and resizing them so I can post a few of them (a total of 29 … so if that is more than you want to look at, close the blog after the text) on Backroad Chronicles. It has been a busy but wonderful past four days. Our daughter, Bobbie pulled out all the stops and insisted on hosting a really spectacular Christmas for Phil and I since we have not been in Shelton for the holidays for six years. She spent hours shopping and wrapping so many gifts and stuffing our stockings for us and the other members of our immediate family it looked like Santa dumped his whole load under her tree! We were blown away by her generosity and holiday spirit. Thank you my sweet and precious daughter! We enjoyed every minute! From Bobbie’s home we all moved on to niece, Tammy and her husband, Steve’s home for Christmas dinner and another round of opening gifts with my sister, Dixie’s family. Wow! What a wonderful day!

Our dear friend, Lester is in the hospital. He developed an infection in his foot that abscessed and consequently, he celebrated Christmas with his family in his hospital room. Hopefully, there will be no more complications and all the treatment he is receiving (antibiotics, etc.) will help him heal quickly so he will be good as new real soon. His wife. our precious Gloria has been spending as much time as she can at the hospital as well as holding down the fort at the store (Rocks ’n Rhinestones) by herself with moral support from her friends and family. I spent Thursday and Friday keeping her company and assisting her when I could. It has been a long time since I “worked” a full day and I was surprised when I got through it without too much trauma to this old body of mine. We all will continue to back her up and do what we can as long as Les is out on “sick leave.”

The rain is still coming down in buckets in waves interspersed with a ray of sunshine here and there along with a rainbow or two on occasion. My favorite gift from daughter, Bobbie is a set of silk long underwear. They will get some serious use this winter to keep me from catching pneumonia! I cannot get warm in this damp and cold climate. Come on spring!!!

I apologize for the tardiness of this blog and thank you all for stopping by!
Until next time ...


  1. Joy, what you do now is take all those rainbows from the sky and plant them firmly in your life. We all need all the rainbows we can find. And don't forget, Joy, how much Joy you bring to your family and friends.

    We'll look at a few of your pix, then move on!

  2. Am glad you had a wonderful day. Ours was very quiet. Had our Christmas, Christmas Eve. I loved the book Nikki had made for me, I understand you removed part of your blog so I would not see it.

  3. Great Pictures... I have been gone from the blogging world for a while & I am trying very hard to get back on the bloggin track... I have missed my blogland friends! Have a Very Happy New Year!!!

  4. So sorry your rock friend is out of service! Glad your day was good. Your daughter did a good thing for you! luv you miss you. were in Fl. but it'a not warm this year either! next time go to AZ :)