Fall In Tennessee

Fall In Tennessee

Monday, November 20, 2017


Grandfathers are a special breed
Of kinfolk, all their own.
They love you and hug you,
And spoil you to death.
And then, they send you home.

Thought For The Day

Being a good person is like being a pumpkin. God lifts you up, takes you in, and washes all the dirt off of you. He opens you up, touches you deep inside and scoops out all of the yucky stuff -- including the seeds of doubt, hate, greed, etc. Then He carves you a bright new smiling face and puts His light inside of you to shine for all the world to see.

Today I Smiled

Today I smiled, and all at once
Things didn't look so bad.
Today I shared with someone else,
A little bit of hope I had.

Today I worked with what I had,
And longed for nothing more,
And what had seemed like only weeds,
Were flowers at my door.

Today I loved a little more,
And complained a little less.
And in the giving of myself,
I forgot my weariness.

~ author unknown ~

Our Many Blessings

When we count our many blessings
It isn't hard to see,
That life's most valued treasures
Are the treasures that are free.

For it isn't what we own or buy
That signifies our wealth,
It's the special gifts that have no price
Our family, friends, and health

May Your Blessings Be Many!

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Our Little Grand Daughter is Becoming A Young Lady

Our grand daughter has grown so much this year, she has been like a sponge during this school year.

She has excelled in all of her studies and we have been so amazed at what she has covered in the third grade. She has learned all of her multiplication tables,she has learned fractions and division in math.

Her reading skills have advanced so much that she has gone to bigger books for fifth grade readers.

This year she played on her school soccer team and sh had so much fun that she can't wait until next season to play again. She has also added gymnastics to her routine to help become more limber to go with her speed. She loves to run and as soon as she is old enough she wants to run track like her dad did.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Our Grand Children

Chloe N. Waters

Landry M. Waters

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

A New Family Photo

Bonding With My New Little Sister

I have know for several months that I was going to have a little sister, but after a few months it was pushed to the back of my memory.

Then Tina my dads girlfriend started to get a big tummy and then I remembered about the little sister.

I talked about this with my mother an she answered some of my questions that I had, but I still had many questions. I then thought about my Poppy, whenever I had any questions, I could always go to him and he would answer any questions I ever had.

On Friday when Poppy picked me up from school, I told him that I had a few question that I needed answers to.

When we got home we sat down in the Living Room and he got us both a Cola and then I started asking questions that I felt I needed answers to.

Would the new baby be my full sister or my half sister. He told me that the new babies dad would be my dad but her mom was not my moms baby so she would be my half sister, but if I wanted to we could still be sisters.

I wanted to know if she would look like me and my dad and he said there could possibly be some characteristics that we shared with my dad.

I have been his only grand daughter for nine years and I have wondered if our closeness would change. Poppy told me that he will always have a "Special Place," in his heart for me because I was the first grand child, but he would love the new grand daughter as much as he does me. He let me know that we have many wonderful memories over the past nine years and those memories will last forever. When Landry is born and she gets a little older that we (Landry, Poppy and I) can make new memories together and as an older sister I can be her example to look up to. This sure made me feel better and I was glad that we had had this talk.

He also let me know that I would have to learn how to hold the baby and not drop her. And when ever I decided to lear to help feed and change her I could get Tina to show me how to do it correctly.

I wanted to know if she would be sharing my room with me and if she would be playing with my toys.

Poppy said I would have to be more careful with the small toys that go with my Barbie Dolls and with my Shopkins and other toys that are small to keep them put up when she is in my room because she may pick them up and put them in her mouth and that that could be dangerous for her.

I see and understand that I will have a lot to learn, but I am so thankful that I have someone that I can come to that is willing to spend time to answer any questions that I may have.

That's why I love you so much Poppy,

Love Chloe