Girl of my Heart

Dear Sweet Jordyn, Girl of my heart, 
I love you so much! We did have a great adventure this summer 
going on a jet plane all the way to San Diego to visit your Daddy. 
Wasn’t it fun? 
 You have beautiful dark eyes like your Daddy!

You are so full of fun. So super silly.
You played dress-up in a store and made the proprietors laugh.

 Here you are with your handsome daddy or is that your silly daddy?.

 I rest my case! I guess you came by the silliness naturally! That was a fun day in Julian.

Here is a run in the sun on the mountain trail.

 Your Grandpa may be part of the silly problem!

 Three generations! Mama, son, and grandgirl.

 Miss Movie Star with your fancy fan!

 Riding in Daddy’s snazzy car. Well, really just sitting in a parking lot in his snazzy car
 You were playing parade beauty Queen
 You never stay bored. A long trip in the car and you played dress-up. 
Are those undies on your head?
 You had a blast playing in the surf!
 Didn’t you love the ocean? I did. Here is our sand castle.

 Remember we ate at a fancy seafood place, The Vera Cruz Fish House, and your food came
 on a fish-shaped plate.

 You tasted the shrimp and said, “Ahhh – Heaven on a plate!”

Still can’t believe this tree!

 Such a wonderful huge tree we found at Carlsbad!

 You played with your little sister Lilly. She is so cute and precious.

She liked having a big sister!

 Your daddy took you to SeaWorld and you tried to pet the dolphins!

Ate on a pirate ship with seagulls all around!
 Got tired and almost cried once, but you know how to control yourself.
Make your face say ” Happy”.
 Petted the Manta Rays and explored the aquariums.

 We went to the ocean again and played and played in the foamy waves. 
You tried to trick me by saying the waves are made by a chemical 
called Hydrogen-Copoxide. How do you come up with that stuff?

What happiness on your face!
Whoo Hooooooo!
 Oh! Wasn’t the ocean the most fun ever!

You said, “They don’t have oceans like this back in Oklahoma!”

I wish we did. Don’t you?

 You explored the airports San Diego, Tulsa and Denver.

 You read to your baby sister. She was impressed!

 Dived like an Olympian in Dad’s pool.

 Visited the base, Camp Pendleton where your dad works and the memorial.

 You played that you were the center of the universe!

 Climbing trees is one of your hobbies. Found another big one at Camp Pendleton!

 Beach with Daddy!

 GLORIOUS , wasn’t it? And SOOOO COLD!

 You found seaweed and sand crabs.

 Swam in Dad’s pool all week.

 The desert world was all new to us. We explored at the Temecula Rose Gardens.

 What a view! What a sight!
 More Sister Time.
 At Balboa Park you explored museums and gardens.
Here you are in the Japanese Gardens, prettier than any of the flowers.

 You and your Dad at Balboa Botanical Gardens.

 You played with the birds and I think the bird man startled you when he put one on your head!

 We bought vendor hotdogs and ate a picnic lunch.

Posed with huge creepy marionette puppets!

 And rode on a bejeweled dragon’s head!

You were a princess with a hibiscus flower in your hair. 



You turned California Up-Side-Down! 

You turn Grandma’s heart up-side-down too. 

I love you, sweet girl,


                                                                                                            Love you,
 Grandma Elece

Girl of my Heart

Dear Sweet Jordyn, Girl of my heart, 
I love you so much! We did have a great adventure this summer 
going on a jet plane all the way to San Diego to visit your Daddy. 
Wasn’t it fun? 
 You have beautiful dark eyes like your Daddy!

You are so full of fun. So super silly.
You played dress-up in a store and made the proprietors laugh.

 Here you are with your handsome daddy or is that your silly daddy?.

 I rest my case! I guess you came by the silliness naturally! That was a fun day in Julian.

Here is a run in the sun on the mountain trail.

 Your Grandpa may be part of the silly problem!

 Three generations! Mama, son, and grandgirl.

 Miss Movie Star with your fancy fan!

 Riding in Daddy’s snazzy car. Well, really just sitting in a parking lot in his snazzy car
 You were playing parade beauty Queen
 You never stay bored. A long trip in the car and you played dress-up. 
Are those undies on your head?
 You had a blast playing in the surf!
 Didn’t you love the ocean? I did. Here is our sand castle.

 Remember we ate at a fancy seafood place, The Vera Cruz Fish House, and your food came
 on a fish-shaped plate.

 You tasted the shrimp and said, “Ahhh – Heaven on a plate!”

Still can’t believe this tree!

 Such a wonderful huge tree we found at Carlsbad!

 You played with your little sister Lilly. She is so cute and precious.

She liked having a big sister!

 Your daddy took you to SeaWorld and you tried to pet the dolphins!

Ate on a pirate ship with seagulls all around!
 Got tired and almost cried once, but you know how to control yourself.
Make your face say ” Happy”.
 Petted the Manta Rays and explored the aquariums.

 We went to the ocean again and played and played in the foamy waves. 
You tried to trick me by saying the waves are made by a chemical 
called Hydrogen-Copoxide. How do you come up with that stuff?

What happiness on your face!
Whoo Hooooooo!
 Oh! Wasn’t the ocean the most fun ever!

You said, “They don’t have oceans like this back in Oklahoma!”

I wish we did. Don’t you?

 You explored the airports San Diego, Tulsa and Denver.

 You read to your baby sister. She was impressed!

 Dived like an Olympian in Dad’s pool.

 Visited the base, Camp Pendleton where your dad works and the memorial.

 You played that you were the center of the universe!

 Climbing trees is one of your hobbies. Found another big one at Camp Pendleton!

 Beach with Daddy!

 GLORIOUS , wasn’t it? And SOOOO COLD!

 You found seaweed and sand crabs.

 Swam in Dad’s pool all week.

 The desert world was all new to us. We explored at the Temecula Rose Gardens.

 What a view! What a sight!
 More Sister Time.
 At Balboa Park you explored museums and gardens.
Here you are in the Japanese Gardens, prettier than any of the flowers.

 You and your Dad at Balboa Botanical Gardens.

 You played with the birds and I think the bird man startled you when he put one on your head!

 We bought vendor hotdogs and ate a picnic lunch.

Posed with huge creepy marionette puppets!

 And rode on a bejeweled dragon’s head!

You were a princess with a hibiscus flower in your hair. 



You turned California Up-Side-Down! 

You turn Grandma’s heart up-side-down too. 

I love you, sweet girl,


                                                                                                            Love you,
 Grandma Elece

Farmer’s Market

Colors, tastes, shapes
A work of art
Red, green, purple, green, red, green,
Orange, green, yellow, green, 
Black, green
Green, green, green
Bulbous, round, oval, pointed, curved,
Cylindrical
Sweet, tart, hot, mild.
Someone knelt and planted seed.
Someone watered. 
God gave sunlight.
Time, more rain, time.
God sent rain.
A back bent,
A hand harvested.
An artist arranged.

Exploring Muskogee

I have found a sweet place to stop and relax in Muskogee! It is called Harmony House –  Eatery and Bakery. The tables are covered with bright old fashioned tablecloths and the settings mix and match like the salt and pepper shakers. The proprietress has created a charming little hideaway in the front rooms of this fine old mansion house.

A corner cupboard displays china teapots. Large windows let sunlight in through white lace curtains. Can you believe this great huge front door? The windows were over sized also.

I ordered the Wednesday special which was Chicken Tetrazinni with a fresh delicious salad, hot rolls, and iced tea. There was a treat of four quarter cookies of different flavors arranged on a saucer at each plate so to tempt one to purchase a dozen from the bakery. A lady dining at the next table was served a strawberry cupcake that was a work of art. Even though the cookies I ate (oatmeal with raisin and walnuts) were delicious, I wished I had ordered a cupcake.
 
This is one of the dining rooms. A porch is being renovated and fitted for outdoor dining and breakfast will soon be added to the luncheon menu. A drive-in window will allow you to purchase bakery items. The stained glass bird art piece covered a large window.
 
 
The Harmony House eatery and Bakery is an
impressive white house with a columned porch and two majestic lions guarding the entrance. It is located at 
 208 S 7th St. (From Okmulgee street heading east, pass the library and turn on 7th and south a block). The phone number is 918-687-8653.
If you know me you know, I loved all the flowers best of it all.

Exploring Muskogee

I have found a sweet place to stop and relax in Muskogee! It is called Harmony House –  Eatery and Bakery. The tables are covered with bright old fashioned tablecloths and the settings mix and match like the salt and pepper shakers. The proprietress has created a charming little hideaway in the front rooms of this fine old mansion house.

A corner cupboard displays china teapots. Large windows let sunlight in through white lace curtains. Can you believe this great huge front door? The windows were over sized also.

I ordered the Wednesday special which was Chicken Tetrazinni with a fresh delicious salad, hot rolls, and iced tea. There was a treat of four quarter cookies of different flavors arranged on a saucer at each plate so to tempt one to purchase a dozen from the bakery. A lady dining at the next table was served a strawberry cupcake that was a work of art. Even though the cookies I ate (oatmeal with raisin and walnuts) were delicious, I wished I had ordered a cupcake.
 
This is one of the dining rooms. A porch is being renovated and fitted for outdoor dining and breakfast will soon be added to the luncheon menu. A drive-in window will allow you to purchase bakery items. The stained glass bird art piece covered a large window.
 
 
The Harmony House eatery and Bakery is an
impressive white house with a columned porch and two majestic lions guarding the entrance. It is located at 
 208 S 7th St. (From Okmulgee street heading east, pass the library and turn on 7th and south a block). The phone number is 918-687-8653.
If you know me you know, I loved all the flowers best of it all.

Pecan Growers Convention

Ron, Brenna, and I attended the pecan Growers Convention in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Ardmore is south of Paul’s Valley and Turner Falls where our teens went to Bible Camp last week. After church at Faith Baptist in Broken Arrow, we visited with Jordyn, her mom, and brother Kaiden, and Rose and Larry who came by to wish Ron a happy Father’s Day. Jordyn and Grandpa are working up a comedy skit or something. I tell you, Father’s Day can be stressful!

It was a long drive and the Oklahoma sky was clear of all but some puffy white clouds. We ate at the Prairie Kitchen and stayed at the Marriott Hotel next door to the Ardmore Convention Center. Red Crepe Myrtle bushes were planted around the hotel grounds. We explored around town and saw these cool horses sculpted from scrap metal.

The Ardmore Convention Center is new. It is a fun building, very artsy.
The American Bison was painted with a train and deot, oil derrick, and an Indian.
 
The design is art from the ceiling, to windows, to the doors, ticket booth, and the carpets.

The convention show floor featured booths of pecan products and orchard machinery, tools and information. There were workshops on interesting topics like controlling tree aphids and leaf scab, grafting and pruning, storing pecans, health issues, pecan research, and markets. There were also competitions by orchards for the best pecan varieties and crops. A pecan farmer in Muskogee took three of the top awards!

The convention show floor featured booths of pecan products and orchard machinery, tools and information. There were workshops on interesting topics like controlling tree aphids and leaf scab, grafting and pruning, storing pecans, health issues, pecan research, and markets. There were also competitions by orchards for the best pecan varieties and crops. A pecan farmer in Muskogee took three of the top awards!
I won prizes in the pecan food show for Pecan Cherry bread and Pecan Praline Cake.

Pecan Growers Convention

Ron, Brenna, and I attended the pecan Growers Convention in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Ardmore is south of Paul’s Valley and Turner Falls where our teens went to Bible Camp last week. After church at Faith Baptist in Broken Arrow, we visited with Jordyn, her mom, and brother Kaiden, and Rose and Larry who came by to wish Ron a happy Father’s Day. Jordyn and Grandpa are working up a comedy skit or something. I tell you, Father’s Day can be stressful!

It was a long drive and the Oklahoma sky was clear of all but some puffy white clouds. We ate at the Prairie Kitchen and stayed at the Marriott Hotel next door to the Ardmore Convention Center. Red Crepe Myrtle bushes were planted around the hotel grounds. We explored around town and saw these cool horses sculpted from scrap metal.

The Ardmore Convention Center is new. It is a fun building, very artsy.
The American Bison was painted with a train and deot, oil derrick, and an Indian.
 
The design is art from the ceiling, to windows, to the doors, ticket booth, and the carpets.

The convention show floor featured booths of pecan products and orchard machinery, tools and information. There were workshops on interesting topics like controlling tree aphids and leaf scab, grafting and pruning, storing pecans, health issues, pecan research, and markets. There were also competitions by orchards for the best pecan varieties and crops. A pecan farmer in Muskogee took three of the top awards!

The convention show floor featured booths of pecan products and orchard machinery, tools and information. There were workshops on interesting topics like controlling tree aphids and leaf scab, grafting and pruning, storing pecans, health issues, pecan research, and markets. There were also competitions by orchards for the best pecan varieties and crops. A pecan farmer in Muskogee took three of the top awards!
I won prizes in the pecan food show for Pecan Cherry bread and Pecan Praline Cake.