Fall In Tennessee

Fall In Tennessee

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Going Through Boxes In The Attic

Many years ago, when our son moved out of our house we packed up many boxes of clothes, toys, sports memorabilia into the attic.Books also.

She was fascinated by the lamp that held all of his Happy Meal toys that he collected over his childhood years.

She like to ride in the attic his first bike, that didn't have the training wheels.

Today she and her dad went to the attic and he was looking for his weight bench and his weights and his boxing bag that were stored over in the corner.

He opened a box that had his collection of baseball and football helmets and his favorite team jerseys.

She was so fascinated with all of these things and wanted to try them on.

So he put on his old favorite Tennessee Jersey and a football helmet. As we looked at her with his items on all the years drifted away and our little grand daughter looked a lot like our son when he was 9 years old.

Chloe age: 9

Sunday, October 2, 2016

A Surprise For Poppy And Grandmother

The middle of last week on Wednesday we received a call from our Grand daughter. She was so excited that she had a surprise for us that we would have to wait until ."Friday when we picked her up from school to see.

You will think that it is so cool and you will love it as much as I do.

I'm going to hang up now Poppy before I end up telling you what the surprise is.

The next day she called me back after school and I knew that the secret surprise was eating her up and she was wanting to tell me so bad what it was. I told her that I was busy and had to go and do something for grandmother.














So Friday finally arrives and I have to wait for her to have her soccer practice and then when she is getting into the car she said, "Look at me Poppy." To my,  surprise was the sweetest little face looking back at me with a pair of new glasses.




































I picked them out all by myself and I sure can see the board much better.




































"Poppy, What do you think." I said, "Sweety you did a wonderful job on picking out your glasses."

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Picking Out A Pumpkin


































Every year Chloe like to pick out a pumpkin to carve for Halloween. She also likes to have one at Thanksgiving time for the table center piece.

So, the other day we went to the grocery store and at the front door they had several big boxes filled with squash, acorns and pumpkins.


































She got so excited and she knew that fall was just around the corner.

Poppy, I know that it is a little while before Halloween, but can we get one today to practice on.

Please, Please, Please.


































I bet Grandmother would sure like some of these flowers!


































Or Maybe these.

Getting Ideas For Halloween


































Her favorite Holiday is coming up next month and she can hardly wait.


































She hasn't decided what she wants to be this year but she is looking to get some ideas.


































The stores have started putting out Halloween things and she is busy looking for something that strikes her interest.


































The other day we went shopping and as usual she wanted to shop on the Halloween isle.


































Poppy, "Look, They have a lot of new things here this year, they have never had these things before."


































There is so much to choose from, I'm glad we started looking earlier this year, aren't you!


































I sure love this large skeleton, it makes me think of Bonzy doesn't it Poppy


































Look at all of these different skeletons! I like this one of a cat, and the one of a dog as well.




































































Which one of these door decorations do you like the best, and would grand mother let us put it on the front door.


































Hey Pop, look at these books!


Saturday, August 27, 2016

First Week Of Soccer Practice


Two days of the week she has Soccer practice. The coach has fourth grade boys and third grade girls to train this year. When the team is ready the boys and the girls will be playing together.


It has been fun to watch them practicing. Some are experienced and many are just beginners. He is patient with each and every player.


Chloe said, "I have learned a lot in one week. We have learned defense, offense, how to move the ball, drop, kick and catch. How to kick the ball around the field and run at the same time. .How to run side ways around the Gym as well as regular running. When I get through with a practice I am tired but most of all I'm so hungry.


Well we have to learn quickly so that we will be ready for our first game next week.


First Week Of 3rd. Grade

Well the teachers survived their first week of having students back and Chloe survived as well.

She said , "I must be getting older, because Summer passed so fast, it seemed like it was only a couple of weeks off and back to school again.

She has really been looking forward to going back this year, and learning more. She loves school and is ready for what ever they can teach her.

This year she wants to play Soccer and is looking forward to being on the team.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Happy Fourth Of July


I had worked on the deck several weeks ago with the Pressure Washer, cleaning the deck back to its original condition.


I knew that the fourth of July was coming up and I wanted it to be perfect for the fourth.


On the day of the fourth, our town always put on a big production of fireworks for as many people that want to come it is free to sit and watch.


Usually, there are over 5,000 people that show up for the event. But today, we had a huge storm come through that may have turned some people away. As the time of the event was to start a 6:00 p.m. another big rain came again. You could see people leaving expecting the event to be a washout.


Fortunately, for the ones that stuck it out the evening turned out to be cooler after the rain and the show was wonderful.


We had a few friends over, and the beautiful thing for us is that we have a deck side view. We can sit and watch the ducks on the lake and see the crowd of people, yet not be in the crowd at all.