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Sunday, March 27, 2011


I'm sure am glad you stopped in today..
I just fixed breakfast..
we can have it on the coffee table in the living room.
Pretty fresh, supermarket flowers...
Scrambled eggs with cheese..
Grands biscuits with RED PLUM jelly...
Hot and strong Dunkin Donuts coffee.
This is one of my favorite 
blue and white transferware plates.
St. Peter's Church
I won it on Ebay about 8 years ago.
Textured by PhotoScape...
Some bloggers have stated that they preferred a REAL book to their KINDLE....
Altho I LOVE having all my photos on my computer..
All nice and organized and named, 
so that they are easily found at any given moment...
I STILL love my albums...
I like holding them in my hands.
I get them out ever so often and just
drift back in time......
Like most of us, I have them from  the OLDEN days..even before I was born..
childhood photos of my mother...but none at all of my dad.
All those, I keep in my little vintage trunk.
I have a lot of little albums that are on a shelf of my wall of bookshelves
for easy retrieving.... I am with my handsome cousin.
The year....1956
All the time we were growing up, I told him I
wanted to marry him and for him to wait for me.
He was 11 years older than I.
He said, "Jeanie, I'll wait forever."
but......he didn't.:(
Of course, when I got older, I realized we could Never marry because
our kids would have been idiots ! Haaaaahahaha.
just jokin'....  actually, he was a 'cousin by marriage'.
and I loved him dearly...
STILL DO....he is living in England now.
This little fella is now 20 and his little, tiny baby sister, 
just coming home from the hospital where she was born,
is a teenager now.
His name is golden boy
Her name is cutie pie girl
 OOO, they all are...
standing outside the delivery room door, waiting to hear
the new baby girl cry so they would know 
O, the sweetness these memories hold for me...
As I drank my coffee and looked at all these memories,
I thanked my FATHER in Heaven once again for
the blessings HE has showered on me.
I remember this day, over 20 years ago, as if it were yesterday.
Our baby girl, STACY, was getting married.
That's her dad and I with her...just before she walked out to be given to the man that loves her
to this very day and has been such a good husband and father..
We love JENT as if he were our own...he IS our own.
ONE of the biggest honors I've had in my lifetime is when
STACY LEIGH asked me to be her Matron of Honor.
I still cry my eyes out when I think of it..
and I am squalling as we speak !
Two other honors bestowed on me...
My sweet son named a daughter after me..
My sweet daughter named a daughter after me.
I keep TRYING to tell ya'll that I am BLESSED.
SEE !!
Thanks for having breakfast with me this morning...
and taking a tiny stroll down 
Memory Lane
with me.
Sorry if I seem sentimental...but that's just the way I am !
I am linking with
RUBY TUESDAY (Mary, you have to look hard for the reds today..:)I know I'm stretching it...
Thank you, hosts.
And, thank YOU for stopping by.
xoxo bj


Sue @ Not the Good Scissors! said...

Oh BJ. I loved your walk down memory lane. I found myself tearing up. What a beautiful family and beautiful life you have. You are truly blessed.
xoxo, Sue

P.S. The picture with all the kids outside the delivery room is priceless!

Kathy said...

What a wonderful post. You truly are blessed. Lovely family and pictures. I loved your little tablescape too. You are quite lucky to have such a beautiful family.

Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh such a precious post and what special memories. Yes, you are Blessed and you so deserve it. Life is good. Thanks in advance for linking to TTT. Hugs, Marty

Shortbread and Ginger said...

What lovely photographs and memories! Have a great week.

Susan (Between Naps On The said...

BJ, what wonderful memories! I loved seeing your pics...and thank goodness you didn't marry your "cousin." ;) lol
I'm so with you...I still love to look through old albums and I prefer to hold a book in my hands while I'm reading it. It's the best thing.
Enjoyed this post. It's storming here...hope things are calm your way.

Lori said...

Very sweet post and even sweeter memories!

Lynn said...

Happy Monday BJ! The pic of the kids outside the delivery room door is adorable:@)

The French Hutch said...

hi BJ, I would love to have been at your breakfast this morning going through your photo albums. Just like you I have many on my shelves and i love the feel of holding them. Thanks for sharing your I think I'll pull a couple of mine to enjoy with my morning coffee.

The French Hutch

Vee said...

No need to apologize for being so sweetly sentimental. Opening the picture albums will do it every time. What a sweet picture of you with your cousin. True confessions: I had a crush on at least two of mine. Thank God we never married or "our children would have been idiots."'re so funny!

Anonymous said...

Loved this BJ!

I always enjoy seeing old photos. I need to dig out our albums...some are very very very old...older than me! Oh my!

Loved the bite of breakfast...we are on the go...another crazy week after 9 days at the lake. Catch up time and appointments.

Erica (Irene) said...

I just became a follower when I came across your Blog...just precious memories and what a nice family you have. Thanks for sharing and I'll look forward to reading your Blog. Happy Blue Monday!


What a beautiful tablescape and post for me to wake up to! Yes, pretty lady, you are very, very, blessed, with such beatiful family, children, grandchildren and a lil'greatgrand! WOW! I hope I'm still around to see that...our oldest is only 6yrs.,8mths. old. Thank you for your visit and most generous compliments, you're wonderful and I wish you more blessed grand-children to fill your

La said...

Thank you for taking me along on your sweet stroll down Memory Lane.

Have a wonderful week, BJ!

Tim said...

Cool Stuff.

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

Very wonderful post, Miss Beeej. I love your photos all around you :) You set a beautiful table, my dear.

SmilingSally said...

Thanks for the breakfast and the tour down memory lane. Yes, you are blessed! And I am blessed to know you. Thanks for sharing your blues.

Happy Blue Monday, BJ.

Madeline's Album said...

Thanks for sharing these wonderful memories with us. You are truly blessed. The photos are great. You have a beautiful family. Have a blessed day. Madeline

Marigene said...

Thanks for the breakfast and sharing memories, BJ. You do have one of the nicest blogs...

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Thank you for inviting me to breakfast! I love that you light a candle at breakfast. That is a very romantic thing to do. I loved looking at your picture album....

gengen said...

I see lots of blue and they are pretty. happy blue Monday.

Anonymous said...

Hi BJness! What a beautiful post! Look at you and that teeny tiny waist! :) Love hearing about your family and seeing some of your olden pictures. Loved my breakfast and you really have taken some beautiful shots! Now look that THIS header! I love it! It's one of my favorites!
BJ, I'm having another Heart of the Home Party - Show Us Your Favorite Cupboard on April 5th! I hope you'll come!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

xinex said...

Beasutiful photos, BJ, and again, good looking food! Have a great week!..Christine

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

I can't eat breakfast with you, but your photos are "good enough to eat." :-)

Oh my, you were in love with an older cousin too?!? Mine was named Joe, and there were more like 13 years difference, between Joe and I though. So I was always a "little girl" to him.

Joe was the younger son of my Mother's Aunt Josie. When my Mother was in her 30's, he was about 18, and I was like 5. With that age difference between them, he was more like a younger brother, to my Mother, than like a cousin, to her.

I remember when he came home from the War. -sigh- I was so shy, because I figured he must have changed so and ... I didn't know how to act. :-)

And I remember that my Mother/Father had him paint our house, that summer when he came home from the War. It helped him "get his head together." And go on with his life.

He passed on at much too young an age, and has been gone for so long. But left a lovely family. Thank you for the sweet memories.

Perhaps you'll spur me to dig out some old photos, and post them too. :-) Again, thank you.

♥ Gentle hugs ♥

Rita said...

Those flowers, your family pic, you little anectodes are wonderful. Love it when you are sentimental; I often get these nostalgic moments because I am also truly blessed.
Love the fact that you do not have Word Verification; I did snatch you widget and added it to my side bar. Thank you for being here bj.
Wishing you a happy week.

LindyLouMac said...

What a lovely post. I am at the moment in the process of transferring old photos from the eighties that have faded thanks to poor storage on line, but I am still loath to part with the originals.

Visits With Mary said...

Wonderful post, there is nothing more beautiful than the love of family...))smiles))

Maria @ LSS said...

I love all the photos BJ. Happy RT!

Mine's here.

Theresa said...

Oh BJ, I enjoyed my visit with you! Breakfast was sooooo tasty and all of those pictures are priceless memories!

Have a blessed day my friend! HUGS!

Ralph said...

A good breakfast - eggs for protein, Grands and jam for yum! We will need our ore to give us to look and remember nice old memories. A pretty lass in 1956, the style and grace of a young woman. Your family is so beautiful, our children not yet ready to marry (thankfully say we :)

Family memories are the best!

yvette said...

All lovely photo's and memories. Those black and whites are a real keepsake, just lovely. A wonderful morning spent sipping a cup of tea with you and seeing all your blessings captured! yvette@twistedvines

Babs said...

That's such an inviting breakfast table and what fun looking at old family photos. That's one of my favorite pastimes and oh.. breakfast was delicious. :)

Shug said...

A wonderful post BJ and the breakfast...DELICIOUS.
Just yesterday, we had a family dinner at my in-laws. She had the photo albums out and we all enjoyed looking back through the years....

Have a good evening...

jeanne said...

Hi bj, I too love looking at my photo albums. Have you ever thought with all the photos taken to day they will be on our computer and no more albums. I have. I am making albums for my children and grandchildren with all my photos for Christmas this year. It will be a huge project.

Breakfast is delicious to look at and the presentation is bj beautiful. I mean it. Love the pic of you and your cousin. He is tall and you are a pretty, thin, little thing. Oh for a small waist again. HA! You have a wonderful loving family. Your photos are so sweet. I agree, you are blessed. so am I bj and I am so thankful for every blessing.

Happy days to you dear friend.
Love, Jeanne

Kathleen Grace said...

Your family is indeed special BJ! I can see the love you have for each other and it is a rare and beautiful thing:>) I played hookey from homework yesterday to spend the day with my eldest daughter. I love her so much, and we had such a beautiful day together. Wouldn't trade it for all the A's in the world.

Kai Rui said...

i really love the color blue...visiting from Blue Monday...following you, hope you'll follow me back...add just added you to my facebook...hope you'll accept my request too...

here's mine

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Thanks for taking us along with you...I still love my photo books:)


Joyful said...

Thanks for breakfast on such pretty blue plates. I love your wedding photos too!

gengen said...

Great shots and nice memories...happy RT!

Hootin' Anni said...

Perfect timing!!! Thank you for such a hardy breakfast. So beautifully served.

And I enjoyed going back in time with your memorable photos. Especially the cousin and the thought of marrying...y'know I had the same feelings for one of mine like that....good thing it's against the law. LOLOLOL

My Ruby Tuesday Link

Hope your day is treating you well!!

Lounging with a Latte said...

What a beautiful post, it was lovely to stop by your blog. Your teacup is very sweet and there's nothing quite like flicking through photo albums over a cuppa!

Sonny G said...

BJ, you are a marvel.. I loved seeing all these photos.
I always enjoy my visits here cause I know I'll find beauty- inspiration and creativity personified~!!


Unknown said...

Such a sweet post! Made me get a little teary eyed this morning!
We are all so blessed aren't we?

Love your pictures! Thanks for linking!

LADY JANE said...

My Dear BJ. You make me tear up every time I visit your sweet bloggie home! Tear up besides the cravings for a wonderful treat of breakfast with your coffee table...oh...and sharing sweet memories! You are a treat in itself...and WOWZa...a photo shop QUEEN supreme...I love it girlfriend! I am blessed to know you!

gengen said...

wow so pretty stuffs. Happy 2nd time around Tuesday,

Beth said...

This is a beautiful post, BJ. I think your sentimentality is part of what makes you human! Thanks for sharing from your heart. Great pictures too.
Blessings, Beth

Kim said...

Had I known you were serving breakfast this morning BJ I would have been there!!! Looks divine. How is little Miss Deeds??? Say hi to her for us!

Karen said...

Such lovely photos! I love looking at old photo albums, too. I noticed that you are a "Memaw." That is what my kids call their great-grandma :) I loved your post today ~ and I am a follower now. I hope you have a good week! Karen

Rhondi said...

Thanks for a wonderful breakfast! ((hugs)) Rhondi

Kathleen said...

You are so funny! Your kids would have been idiots! :)
You were always so nice and slim! Good metabolism!

Kristen said...

Nice work.