Fall In Tennessee

Fall In Tennessee

Monday, December 10, 2012

The Little Stylist

Chloe's mom is a Hair Stylist and she knows quite a few hair terms. She knows that here customers are called clients, and that sometimes they are late for their appointment. She knows that some people like their hair spiked up and others like it smoothed down.

Debby was going to cut her dad's hair and before she did it, Chloe said she wanted to style it first.

She ask Pop if he wanted it spiked or smoothed. He replied that he wanted it to be smooth.

Pop, "You've got some thick hair, and it has sparkly lights in it." "Does this brushing feel good to your head?" "Am I doing a good job for you?" "I could cut it for you instead of Grandmother."

Pop, let me show you how to find the pictures on your cell phone. I learned today how to see them and I can show you how easy you can do it.

It so easy to see why all of his kids, grand children and great grand children love him so. He is so easy to talk to and you know that he is listening and loves to share his time with you.

It's Feeding Time Again

Pop has a small calf that was separated from it mother shortly after it was born. It was not getting anything to eat, so he brought it home from the farm in Mississippi and lets the great-grand children feed him when they are there.

The milk has to be mixed for his bottle feeding.

As you can see, two heads are better than one when the powder is mixed with the water. She wants to make sure that it is being done correctly.

When you have it mixed smoothly, you are ready to pour it into his bottle.

And once the bottle is filled you can put the nipple on it, and then take it out to the gate and call up the calf for his feeding.

Oh man!!, He sure is hungry, I can hardly hold the bottle.

We're doing a good job aren't we Pop!! This milk must really be good the way he is gulping it down. Can I taste it? Pop, "I think since the calf is this hungry we will let him have it all."

Pop, "I think that while I'm outside I'll go and jump on the tramperene (trampoline) for a little while and you open the blinds so great-grandmother can see me jumping, Ok."

I Can Jump So High....,

Chloe loves to jump on the tramperene (trampoline) and she wants to see how high that she can get.

She had a little rhyme that she likes to say while she is jumping: I'm going to jump so high that I reach the sky, and I want be back until the 4th of July.

If you fold your legs up under you it looks like you are jumping higher.

She jumped so high that she looked like she was stuck up in the sky.

Monday, December 3, 2012

A Worthy Home

A home where God can dwell and be at ease,
Can guide, control, and use just as He please.
His servants prove it as they pass that way
And find a welcome while they have need to stay.

A welcome from a heart true and sincere,
Remembering Him who was a stranger here
And for Christ's sake receiving those like Him
Who give their lives some precious souls to win.

While beneath that roof His servants find rest,
In body and mind and spirit are refreshed.
Then onward they press one purpose in view -
To spend and be spent, His service to do.

Rejoicing, we hear of souls they have won
And some day we'll share with them His "Well done;
"You have faithfully sought my need to see
When my servants were entrusted to thee."

A home where hospitality abounds
True welcome for God's children there is found.
And oft they prove their Father's love and care
Through His faithful ones abiding there.

Oft times strangers to the Father's love
Have in that home the wonder of it proved.
'Ere going thence a longing has begun
That God might make their humble hearts His home.

So ye who have homes, let them worthy be
For Him who has suffered for you and for me.
Seek first the Kingdom and to its needs see
Then enjoy it with Him eternally.

-Willie Jamieson at convention in India, 1928

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Gingersnap Stackers


1 stick plus 4 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1/4 cup molasses
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
2 teaspoons ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, freshly grated if possible
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 cups sugar
1/4 cup finely chopped crystallized ginger
1 large egg
4 pints vanilla ice cream
Waxed paper
Plastic wrap


In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the butter. Stir in the molasses and vanilla until well incorporated. Then remove from the heat, pour into a large bowl and cool to room temperature.

Sift the flour, baking soda, spices, salt and 1 cup of the sugar in a medium bowl. Stir in the chopped crystallized ginger.

Lightly beat the egg in a small bowl and add to the cooled butter-molasses mixture. Fold the flour into the molasses mixture and combine well. Wrap the dough in plastic wrap and chill for 20 to 25 minutes.

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F. Line baking sheets with silicone baking mats.

Put the remaining 1/4 cup sugar in a shallow bowl and set aside. Take 2 tablespoons of the dough and roll it into a ball, and then into the sugar. Place 6 cookies on each prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the rest of the dough. Bake until flat and just starting to dry out on the edges, 10 to 14 minutes. Remove to a cooling rack. This can be done ahead, cooled and stored tightly covered.

Cut the packaging from the ice cream pints and cut into thick rounds, 3 slices per pint. Put 1 cookie face down on a 8-inch square of waxed paper and top with the ice cream, matching the diameter of the cookie as close as you can; trim if needed. Top with another cookie, face up, wrap the waxed paper around the stack and then wrap tightly with a piece of plastic wrap. Repeat, placing the finished stackers into the freezer as they are completed. Let them freeze for 30 minutes. Remove the wrapping to serve.

Recipe By: Courtesy Guy Fieri

Total Time: 2 hr 20 min

Prep: 20 min

Inactive: 1 hr 0 min

Cook: 1 hr 0 min

Yield: 12 stacker sandwiches

Level: Easy