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I have been married to my childhood sweetheart for 42 wonderful years. I have been blessed with one daughter who is grown and gone! She and her hubby have blessed us with a precious grandchild, Darbee Rae. She is eight years old and the sunshine in our days. I have always been a stay at home maid, cook, doctor, babysitter, taxi, wife, mother, and grandmother. I enjoy crafting. My interests include primitives, vintage and colonial styles. I love decorating my home. I enjoy traveling with my hubby and friends, reading, and trying different recipes. I am a Christian and enjoy activities within my church. I hope you enjoy reading about my daily adventures in crafting, shopping, and enjoying life thru the eyes of my darling grand daughter.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Have You Ever Seen This?

Good evening all of you.  Hope you are staying cool and having a good week.  This morning we started out rather early because we were taking my cousin Kathy(who is more like a sister) and her hubby to the VA hospital in Montgomery, Ala where her hubby was having test.  It's a little over 2 hours away and with an hour time zone change we were up and about before the daylight dawned.

Upon entering the hospital  grounds,flags were flying and it made me stop and reflect on how proud I am to be an American and to pause and in silence honor those who have given their lives and so much of themselves for our country.
We drove around and left them at the entrance and upon leaving the hospital this is what we saw.
Okay, I am not a famous world traveler, but have visited many different states.  We have driven on the interstates, back roads, thru large cities and small towns, subdivisions, and communities, but I have never seen a speed limit sign that states you have to go 19 miles per hours.  Maybe 15, 20, 35, etc.  but 19??? 
Have you?  I thought it was right funny, so we circled and came upon it again, so I could share  it with you.   Were we going  19, probably not.. more like 10,,, barely creeping so I could get a picture.  I questioned Mr. P. and he just laughed and said ,"You want to know why they did it,,,, For this reason, it got your attention!" Well if that was the reason, it sure worked for me, and now all of you know , too.  See I told you , It don't take much to make me smile.

After the test, we shopped for awhile and found this neat place to eat lunch.  Now if you are hungrey,or dieting you might just want to skip these photos.  It was a neat place called "Country's Barbecue"
No, nothing fancy on the outside,  ahhh, we were in ALA, yea the pick-up out front, but the smell once you pulled into the place was wonderful.  BBQ smoking over an open pit..... yea, wonderful even tho the temp on the car showed 100 degrees.
Sorry it was kinda dark inside, but the inside was "country".  The walls were decorated with old advertising tins.  Was such a neat place.
Look at this gigantic rocking chair.  Darbee Rae couldn't wait to get her picture taken in it,  The seat was almost as tall as I was. 
And the food was delicious.  Yes, I did say a BBQ place , but this southern gal can never turn down buttermilk battered fried chicken.   Yummy!
They made sure you had plenty to drink,,, A QUART jar of iced tea.  Didn't need refills with these jars.
Okay, don't leave me here.  Under the pickles on our plates was a sampling of onions and they were to die for.  They called them BBQ onions.  Don't YUK on me, they were different, no BBQ sauce but kinda sweet and sour.  Delicious.  We ordered a side and shared.  Are you hungrey yet? Well we left there with take out boxes and we were stuffed..  A great place to have lunch.

We stopped at a neat thrift store on the way home.  I got lots of goodies, most I can't share ( heeehee) but nothing even  close to what  ANGIE finds when she goes to Goodwill. I think I could take lessons from her!!
Most of you know I love coffee mugs.  Loved these because they looked like pottery and  loved the square handles. They had that good feel to them, and go well with the pitcher and dishes I posted about a good while back.
Just regular old "snuff glasses" we have always called them,because snuff use to come in them.  There is a story behind these great finds.  When Mr. P and I married , he kept a snuff glass close to the sink to drink water from when he came in from outside.  Little old ladies would give him one now and then, and for all the years we have been married (38) he has had a snuff glass to drink from.  Until just recently.  The last one got broken.  I have bought small plastic glasses from the Dollar Tree, small glass glasses from Old Time Pottery and have I satisfied the Mister?   Not until today!!! He now has his glass back, in fact four of them.  Don't you gals wish you could make your hubby as happy as I made mine for 50 cents each?
Loved this sleigh.  They were having a Christmas in July sale and all Christmas items were 75% off.  What a steal this was.  Can't wait to prim it up a bit and decorate with it for Christmas. Buying Christmas when the temps are in the triple digets??   I know ,,,, but it was fun,

Okay, I have kept you long enough.  Hope you have had a great day as well.  Off to work on some prim items I hope to share with you soon.  

If you want to read something that will make you laugh skip on over to  Holly's blog and read her post tonight.

Until next time, thanks for stopping by.  I cherish our visit. 


  1. Awesome finds Angela..yes that sign did get my attention. I still can't believe they are closing the Walter Reed Medical Center...sad to see how it went downhill! We have a VA and I had the pleasure of doing one of my nurse practitioner rotations with the veterans (in 2004)...Needless to say I loved talking with them and hearing them tell their stories...nothing quite like it.
    Have a great night!

  2. Well I like your coffee mugs too. I am also happy Mr P has his snuff glasses to drink from. A happy husband makes a happy wife. Darby was a doll in that chair. The sign would have gotten my attention too. I really enjoyed this post.

  3. Angela ,
    darbae sure looks happy in that big ole chair.I too am proud to be an American , and appreciate the sacrifices the members of the armed forces and their families make! I so love your new sled , gotta love a bargain and you so gotta make the Mr happy after you spent the day thrifting! wink wink ! Have a great evening! hugs lil raggedy angie

  4. Whenever I see a flag that is torn or faded it bothers me...definitely a symbol of pride and respect. My coffee mugs have to have the "feel" too, Angela-LOL! Man, that restaurant looks great! Thanks for sharing! ~*~Lisa

  5. Only you can make a trip to the hospital fun, my dear... Loved the sign - think Mr. P is right....And, hey - I understand his thing with snuff glasses....I have certain glasses for certain things, and certain cups for certain things....and heaven forbid I have to drink my milk out of my juice glass!! ;o) Your lunch looks yummy - 'specially that chicken - never had it that way, but sure looks good! Have a wonderful Thursday!! Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

  6. Darbee Rae looks adorable in that big ol chair!
    And that southern food made me put on 5 lbs. just looking at it. Oh, but so....yummy.

  7. Sounds like you had a fun and adventuresome day. That food looks SOOOOO good! Can't wait to see what you're working on next, Dawn

  8. Glad that you had a good day, dear..
    The BBQ place looks great.. I wonder how they made those onions... smile..
    Love your thrift finds.. I am fussy about my coffee cups, too..

  9. Angela,
    OMG, that food lools delish, now I'm starving and it's very late at night and you know where all those calories would go if I were to eat now! I love onions! You got some great finds, love the sleigh and do wish we could all make our HBs happy for 50 cents!
    I think we could get a great little group up to spend the weekend in NTKET, (we'd probably have to to be able to pay for it)! LOL!

  10. Yummmo!! BBQ for breakfast sounds wonderful. Oh I wish I could eat there. Looks wonderful.
    And your sweet sunshine is so precious in that big ole chair.
    Love your finds too friend.
    Hugs Trace

  11. You sure do have some wonderful outings Angela. My hubby is a patron of the VA Hospital ~ whenever I join him for an appointment, I am moved by the overwhelming sacrafices the vets have made for our country.

    Looks like you had a yummy lunch too!

  12. Yes, you made my mouth water! Looks like you all had a great day! That little Darbee Rae is a little doll! Love the mugs and the snuff glasses. Now I am headed to Holly's blog!

  13. Angela,
    I just found your blog and am now your newest follwer.
    That sign is too funny...I've never seen one that says 19 mph before. It sure does catch your attention.
    I've enjoyed looking and reading back through posts on your blog. Your little granddaughter is adorable! I can't wait to see the prim goodies that you are working on.