Friday, September 3, 2010

Friday Psalm and Remembering Shirley and Roy/mom and dad/grandma and grandpa

                                                                    "The guys"

This picture is from Christmas 2003.  In the chair are: my father (Big Roy) and my grandson, Colton.
Standing behind them are: my brother David, my son Doug, and my husband Mike. Missing from the picture are: David's son Ben, Doug's other son Dillon (not born yet), my brother Roy, and his son Roy William.

I do not have a picture of mother on my computer---something I must remedy now that my IT specialist husband is living here in B'ville with me instead of in Cinci (that job is over).

Tonight my husband, my son Doug, and three of my grandchildren, and I will spread a portion of my parents ashes in a place that was special to my parents.

For today's end of the week and beginning of the weekend Psalm, I'm using the one Psalm of which mother has underlined every verse with red ink.  None of the other Psalms have ALL the verses underlined.  This is also from her Bible given to her by my dad for Christmas 1980.

Psalm 100

1. MAKE  a joyful noise unto the LORD, all ye lands.

2. Serve the LORD with gladness: come before his presence with singing.

3. Know ye that the LORD he is God: it is he that hath made us,
and not we ourselves;
we are his people,
and the sheep of his pasture.

4. Enter into his gates with thanksgiving,
into his courts with praise:
be thankful unto him,
bless his name.

5. For the LORD is good;
his mercy is everlasting;
and his truth endureth  to all generations.

Authorized King James Version

( I wrote in bold those words that were in italics in her Bible.  Italics don't show in my posts,
because I've chosen a script font.)

Blessings on you all as you begin your weekend.

Our last complete family reunion.  This was in July of 2006.
  Dad died that December.

David and his wife Cindy, me and husband Mike,
Roy's wife Peggy and Roy

Mother and Dad's grandchildren

Doug with Dillon,
 wife Mindy with Colton,
 Ben's wife Casey and Ben,
Sara holding Peyton
(Doug and Mindy's),
 Roy holding Emily,
Roy's wife Monica holding Mikie.
We now have Addie
(Doug and Mindy's 4th)
 Jory and Aaron
(Sara's husband and son). 
Sara is now pregnant
with her next child.

Mom only got to meet Emily.  Emily was a baby
when they brought her to mom
on the cancer floor of the hospital.
 I don't think they realized that Emily symbolized
all the great-grandchildren
 that mom would never know on earth.

( I had to write it like poetry to fit in my margins.
 I don't have time to change it.
Also, these aren't the best pictures,
but they are all I have
on the computer.)


  1. my sister and i spread my parents ashes on a pretty green spot on the farm, under some trees.
    she spread dad and i spread mom and we put it in circles that overlaped.
    it was in the snow in wyoming.
    i left for the denver airport just after that and realized when i sat down in my seat on the airplane that i had a bit of the ashes on the top of my boots. it made me feel sad and kinda comforted at the same time.

    thanks for sharing.

  2. Wonderful pictures and precious memories. That is such a beautiful Psalm. Whenever I need to feel a special touch from the Father, I run to the Psalms. I pray this is a very special time for your family.

  3. Wonderful! Thinking of you this weekend, friend!

  4. Thinking of you and appreciate the Psalms that you share.


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