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Thursday, February 11, 2010

SWEETHEART DAY....

IT'S NO SECRET....
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MR. SWEET is my SWEETHEART,
and has been for just a fraction over 50 years...
We won't celebrate our 50 years married until this coming April
but, of course....we were SWEETHEARTS awhile before starting our life together...
**
And, it has been a wonderful life...and very blessed..
some up's and down's and bumps along the way....but always done with love and respect for each other.
Even if we got mad at each other, we never wanted to hurt the other..always remembering
how much love we had.
**
It wasn't really "LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT...."
I know that DOES happen, tho...
*
But from the very first date...we both were pretty much hooked..!
*

We dated for just barely over a year before we said "I Do"
**
We were married 4 years before we had our son, DAVID,
and those years were like a long honeymoon...
We traveled some, worked a lot, laughed a lot and loved a lot...
*
5 years after DAVID was born....a little, tiny girl named STACY
came along...
who would have ever known that, out of those two marvelous children,
we would become grandparents to TEN.....
I LOVE IT !!
**


"LOVE GROWS....."
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*
I am linking with;

LAURIE for a VALENTINE'S DAY PARTY

LIZ for FOURTEEN DAYS OF LOVE

Theme: Romancing the Palette

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FOR FOODIE FRIDAY, here is the recipe for the delicious, OLD FASHIONED
COCONUT PIE that brings MR. SWEET to his knees !
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GRANDMA'S COCONUT PIE
*i got this recipe from Mr. Sweet's mother in 1960..
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3 Tablespoons flour
3/4 cup sugar
3 egg yolks
2 cups milk
1 can coconut
dash salt
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Make a paste with flour and small amount of milk in a saucepan.
Add all other ingredients and cook until thick, stiring all the while.
add 1 teaspoon VANILLA once the pie filling is thick.
Pour into BAKED pie shell and cover with beaten egg whites, sweetened;
sprinkle with coconut.
Bake in 400 degree oven until GOLDEN


HAPPIEST VALENTINE'S DAY TO YOU !!

56 comments:

Sarah said...

BJ, I may just have to surprise my sweetheart with one of these coconut pies. He would be thrilled!
Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetheart!

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

What a sweet love story. Mmm, the pie looks gooooood. Congratulations on your almost 50 years. Rosie

Phyllis AROUND THE HOUSE said...

What a wonderful post BJ I adore tablecloth and napkins, I love those...the table looks wonderful and I loved the narative, I think I will make a coconut cream pie like yours, it looks so delicious...Have a Happy Valentines Day for you and your sweetie...thanks for sharing my friend...Phyllis

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Oh, BJ... that coconut pie brought me to my knees, too! It looks divine. Thank you for sharing your recipe and your heart with us tonight. I hope you have the best Valentine's Day ever.

Happy Foodie Friday Valentine's!

XO,

Sheila :-)

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

What a truly Beautiful post BJ,50 years is a long time to be Blessed my friend...and Girl I could't stand Wally when I first met him ha ha!! But once he took my heart it was forever girl...That pie looks so YUMMY you always have the best stuff here to eat...Hope you and Mr. Sweet have a wonderful VD my friend...Love ya sis...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

susan said...

BJ-I just loved your story! Congratulation on your upcoming anniversary. I agree-- a good marriage is not for sissies and is hard work, but worth the effort :) TEN grandkids!!!! You are so blessed! You make a mean meringue! I love coconut pie!

ButterYum said...

Aw...this post warms my heart. Happy 50th to you and your wonderful beloved. Hubby and I will celebrate our 22nd anniversary in April - such a lovely time of year to be married!

:)
ButterYum

The Muse said...

may the stars that shine...the sun that rises...and the moon that glows...all pale in comparison to the love that shimmers in your eyes for one another! HUGS, The Muse

Nancy Jane said...

What a beautiful post. This is the kind of love story that I just adore. Happy Valentine's Day.

shirley said...

Really, really you win the top prize for reaching 50 yrs. I just adore that! I hope I can maintain that record as we are going on 38 years this month! I love your little minute clock that is counting the moments to the big day. God Bless and hope the fireworks are mighty!

P@nmyfreetime.blogspot.com said...

aww bj what a beautiful story... with the exception of the little ones it sounds like the beginning of mine. i knew very quickly that i would marry my hubby... now to make it to 50 years that would be a huge blessing!

Michael Lee West said...

I'm wishing you a happy 50th a bit early. You put love into everything your do, whether it's a coconut pie, our blog, or your relationships. I hope and your sweetheart have a happy, blessed Valentine's Day.
XX00

Julie Harward said...

Thats the prettiest pie I've ever seen! And I loved your love story..so sweet! Have a good valentine weekend...come say hi :D

Kathleen said...

First of all, I love the little ♥ story...not many can say the same things you did!
Your table is so Valentiney!
I love it! I hope you and Mr Sweet have a wonderful dinner...Can't wait for the big celebration in April!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

BJ, your photos and your story of love are beautiful! Congratulations! 50 years is a long time these days. And 10 grandchildren! Your son and daughter have been busy people. Did you really make the meringue on that pie? Wow! I've never been able to make mine that pretty. Well, actually I quit trying years ago. Thank you so much for joining the party. laurie

Cathy said...

This is so sweet BJ...congrats on your 50th...so wonderful!

My husband would be soooo thrilled if I made him that pie...it is his favorite!

Happy Valentine's Day!
XOXO
Cathy

Tootsie said...

happy Valentines day Girl!

Bunny Jeans Decor... and More! said...

Wow, fifty yrs is a long time!

We are at 30 and it looks like we just might make to fifty also. We met on a blind date. I wasn't too sure how much I liked him. But he invited me to dinner two days later and made a great dinner. Then I was sure!

Talk to you soon ;)
Bunny Jean

Dawn said...

What a sweet tribute to the love you share with Mr. Sweet. My favorite part was what you said about never wanting to hurt each other even if you disagreed. You could be great marriage counselors!
Mmmm coconut pie!
Hugs,
Dawn

Sage said...

Thank you so much for sharing your love story. We have been married 47 years next July and it was love at first sight and lucky us we are still in love. I feel sorry for the younger generation who don't seem to have what magic.
Your coconut pie looks really good.
Rita

Beansieleigh said...

Oh BJ, it does my heart good to hear such a wonderful story as this one, and of how happy and blessed you are! Your Valentine's Day table is BEAUTIFUL!.. And as I was reading, I have to confess, that pie was looking very good.. almost distracting me from the point at hand.. and then I saw the RECIPE!! "Oh.. YES! Hooray! THANK YOU BJ!!".. It looks delicious, and I can't wait to try it! ~tina

Theresa said...

You had me at coconut pie:) MY FAVORITE! Love your story of You and Mr. Sweet and how your life has been for over 50 years! Amazing! Your table setting is gorgeous AS ALWAYS! Have a blessed day and enjoy this romantic weekend with the love of your life!

Beth in NC said...

That is so sweet BJ. What a beautiful tablescape and love story. <3

Happy Valentine's Day!

SmilingSally said...

Oh, BJ, how could you have missed seeing my RED FAMILY ROOM? Please come back and take a peek.

I know that you love your Mr. Sweet Nothing and that he IS really Mr. Something. Have a great day!

Becky said...

Morning Bj;

Your Valentine Tabelscape looks soooo romantic! Mr. Sweet is so lucky to have you. And, you are lucky to have that wonderful coconut pie recipe from his momma to share with us. As matter of fact, I wish I had a piece to go with my coffee this morning!!! Have a wonderful weekend and Happy Valentine's Day!!!

Justine said...

Aw, so sweet! I'd love to see one or two of your wedding pictures! Please???

Justine :o )

Tardevil said...

How sweet. Love those heart plates. What a pretty table & a blessed life you Mr. BJ share! That coconut pies looks yummy. Have a great Valentine's day!

B said...

Hi BJ ~ I can't begin to tell how much I enjoy your blog. Your's is the first one I read every day. It is filled with so much love and beauty! I too am from the great state of Texas ~ Clyde. We are about 15 miles east of Abilene. Thank you for sharing your life and home with the world. Love ya, Bev

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh what a beautiful love story. I love all of your decorations, the doves are just wonderful as well as all the other pieces in your tablescape. I love coconut pie and so does my DH. Yours looks just fabulous. Hope you have a wonderful Valentine's. Hugs, Marty

Barbara said...

coconut pir looks and sounds yummy. I will give it a try.

salmagundi said...

That pie is the reason you have been married so long (among other things!) It is so true that the way to their heart is through their stomach. Have a great weekend with all of your sweethearts. Sally

PAT said...

Yummy pie and beautiful table!

Happy Valentine's Day, BJ!

bj said...

B...
I hope you come back by and see this. I just wanted to thank you for your sweet words. I see you have a blog but not an active one where I can leave a note.

Denise Marie said...

coconut pie love!!

Chandy said...

BJ, you were so blessed... I love knowing of blessed lives, it provides me hope and appreciate my own blessings... Your coconut pie is as good as made. I love those! Thanks!

Debbie said...

50 years!!~ WOW that is an inspiration for sure.....thanks for stopping by and your lovely comments!!~

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

It is inspiring to read all these tributes of love. 50 years is such a milestone and isn't it nice that you are still so cool after 50 years?

Sue

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I so admire you! 50 years, what a blessing. And yummmy...that pie! Happy Valentine's Day!

Susan Ramey Cleveland said...

Your table is lovely, Bj. You're so talented. And that coconut pie makes me lightheaded.

Ruey said...

Happy Valentine's Day dear, sweet B.J!!!
xxxooo Holly

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

that was a sweet recounting of your love story! thanks for sharing...and it really is amazing how your love really does keep on growing...
you think it couldn't possibly get bigger and stronger than it already is...but then IT DOES>..
I've been married for 15 years now...I can't imagine the depth of love I'll have on our 50th...

it's nice to meet you..

i'll look for your follow button...
because I do love your sentiments!
you are more than welcome to come see me too at anytime...

ciao bella

Pinky said...

OH! Coconut pie is my favorite, this looks SOOO good! Yours is a wonderful love story! Congrats on the almost 50 years!!!! WE are at 42! It has been a wonderful life together. Happy V's day to you and your hubby!!! Xo, Pinky

Lisa said...

Your table looks lovely! So romantic.:) And that coconut pie...oh my. Be still my heart. LOL

Kathy said...

Congratuloations on 50 years of sweetness BJ and happy Valentines to you both, what a beautiful story and yummy coconut pie.

kim said...

Your story and mine are so much alike. My husband and I only dated a year and got married. Four years later our son was born and then nineteen months later our daughter was born. My second one came a wee bit sooner than yours. We will celebrate our 35Th anniversary on the 22nd of this month. We knew from the start just like you. Love your tablescape and the dessert looks yummy.

ellen b. said...

ahh such a wonderful Valentine story about your successful marriage. Congratulations on your commitment to each other and the blessings of your children and grandchildren!

Rhondi said...

Hi BJ
How wonderul to hear your loving words about your husband. Congratulations on 50 years of marriage coming soon!
Hugs, Rhondi

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

Enjoyed all of this! The coconut pie sounds yummy, my mother used to make those!

How wonderful to be celebrating your 50th Anniversary soon!

I'm a little late for Laurie's Valentine party, but I just posted!

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Katherine

Liz said...

Oh! I need to make my honey a peach pie. This is such a sweet post. I hope you have a wonderful Valentine's Day!

~Liz

Blondie's Journal said...

Awwww...what a sweet post. Reading this brought a tear to my eye!! I LOVE love stories!! And this April, you will be really celebrating the BIG one!!

Your pie looks delish, BJ! Happy Valentine's Day! :-)

xoxo
Janie

Southern Lady said...

This was the sweetest post, BJ. I hope "Mr. Sweet" saw it. You couldn't have given him a more perfect Valentine gift ... except for that scrumptious-looking coconut pie, of course!

I love your bookshelves in your last post ... what a luxury to have that much space for books and your treasures!

Hope your Valentine's Day is a special one.

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

What a sweet treat! Love truly lives in the details.

Happy hearts day!

comfycook said...

How could anyone not want that coconut pie. It looks light and delicious.

Kathleen Grace said...

Mmmm, I have never made coconut pie before, I think I would like to try this if it's so good it brings Mr. Sweet to his knees! What a beautiful love story, and nearly 50 years! You have certainly made a life of love and happiness together judging from you happy family and the smile on your face in each photo. What a blessing a good marriage is:>)

Joy said...

Oh that coconut pie looks wonderful! What a pretty centerpiece and tablecloth too.
Have a Wonderful Valentines Day!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Oh how pretty -- almost 50 years and still going strong! Contratulations to you and your sweet Valentine!