Isaiah 41:13 - For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Spacing Problems

I don't know what happened to my last post.
All the spacing is CRAZY !!!!
I have edited & edited & can't figure out how to fix it.

Any ideas for me ???

Miss Mandrell, Miss Mandrell

Did you watch the Barbara Mandrell show back in the early 80's ?

It was one of my most favorite shows. I don't think I ever missed an episode.

If you did watch it, you might remember these guys. They are called the Krofft Puppets.
One of them would have a sit-down conversation with Barbara each week, but would
always start out with...."Miss Mandrell, Miss Mandrell!"

Whenever I think of Barbara, I remember that puppet calling her name. :-)

On our recent trip to TN to visit Blake, we took a tour of what is called the Fontanel Mansion.

It's the former home of Barbara Mandrell. It is fabulous. It is now a tourist stop, with a Farmhouse restaurant & gift shops. It also has an outdoor venue that hosts concerts.
The mansion is also rented out for weddings, parties, receptions, etc.

Coming up the mile long drive to the house.

This is actually the back of the house.

Inside. Just one of several Great Rooms.

The pool. It was covered that day due to a wedding reception being held there that night. They were in the midst of setting up and decorating for it.

These portraits hang in the formal dining room.


Barbara & her sisters, Louise & Irlene.

This is now the gift shop, but was the home that Barbara & her family lived in while the mansion was being built.

My precious son & I.

Hubby & Me.

My 2 guys.

I have more photos, but didn't get as many as we could have.
My photographer ( husband) was too enthralled with
talking to the tour guide about his favorite subject.....G.O.L.F.!

I think he forgot why we were there !!

And, incidentally, our tour guide was the son of Boots Randolph!

Friday, June 17, 2011

B B's

Blake & Blake

Best Buds

Bachelor Boys

Best Behaved

Big-Hearted Boys

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Wednesday from the Word

Psalm 130:5

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits,
and in His word I put my hope.


May 31, 2011 - A day of Birthdays.

This handsome "dude" is my son's best friend, Blake.
He is the oldest son of my friend April, who I posted a picture of a few weeks back.
Blake turned 28 on May 31.

This lovely lady is my dear Grandma Opal.
She passed away on April 3, 2003 at the age of 90.
She would have turned 91 on May 31 of that year.

Then there is ME!!
Yes, my birthday was also May 31.
Yes, I was born on my Grandmother's birthday.
I was honored to share my birthday with her every year.

And, notice that I am not telling what my age is.
That would be TMI !!! (Tee!Hee!)