About Me

My photo
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.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Darbee Rae and a Typical Southern Day

Good evening everyone.  This is a "No Prim "post but an account of a day spent with Darbee Rae.  As most of you  know Holly went back to teaching this year after taking time off to be with Darbee Rae.  She and Darbee Rae were so excited earlier this month to be at school and  daycare.   However this morning, I am so sure as I know Holly so well, she had a sick feeling in her stomach.  Darbee Rae had a dentist appointment at noon and Holly had to be at school.  So  Stacy, Darbee's Dad agreed to take her on his lunch break.  Darbee came here this morning instead of going to school with her Mommy and I met her Dad for her appointment.  Holly's kids were napping and she kept texting and finally called so worried although it was just for a cleaning.  Just one disadvantage of working as the dentist wouldn't make an afternoon appointment for children as young as Darbee Rae.   Anyway .... all went well, Darbee Rae was fine and a big girl, and I got her after her appointment and we had a Darbee Rae and Nana day as she put it.  Our first stop was one of her favorite place to eat chicken nuggets.

And next on our list was shopping.  Can't have a day without  it.  So we shopped at T.J. Max and ended up at Target.  She couldn't find a toy she really wanted so instead she chose  ice cream.  I should have known as she knows Nana will let her have it.  So ...........

Don't that look good ?   I didn't even know the snack bar at Target sold ice cream but leave it to Darbee Rae , she led me right to them.   Was a treat to sit and visit with her as she enjoyed that sandwich.

Now to the funny part.  Do you ever wonder what kids think about us adults when we talk to them?  To babyish ( is that  a word?)  or above their heads with too many big words?  Well Darbee Rae will definitely put you in your place.

Now you know being from the south, we get made fun of all the time using words that aren't really words, like ain't and Ya'll, and there are lots of phrases that are commonly used in the south.  Until I met a really good friend , I had never heard of packing a child, or groceries to a car, etc.  We carry our children and carry our groceries, etc.  We pack  luggage to go on a trip.  Anyway..... if someone  has an appointment we might ask upon seeing that person again, "How did you come out at the appointment?"  Same as for a test,job interview, etc.

This afternoon Darbee Rae was visiting with her Aunt Kathy, and Kathy ask her how she came out at the dentist.  Kathy called and said if looks could have killed ,  with the one Darbee Rae gave  her she would be dead.  She stood a minute and then replied to Kathy, " Thru the door."   Hmmmmmmm,  makes me wonder if Darbee Rae is going to fit in here in the South!!!   And ending to a perfect day.

Hope you smiled today.  Until next time.


  1. How adorable! Glad you had a fun day with your girlie! Dawn

  2. What a sweetheart. I guess every part of the country has their own language! When I visited St Louis in the 1970's when I was a little girl, I was asked if I wanted a hoagie for lunch.We had no idea what that was!

  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

  4. How special to spend the day as Darbee Rae and Nana day...! That ice cream sandwich is huge and looks so tasty:) I get made fun of all the time for my grammar..PA Dutch! I've become more aware of my grammar as I got older, but sometimes I have a slip up...;/

  5. Darbee Rae's answer sure made me smile...too funny!! Sounds like you had a great Darbee Rae and Nana day. I just spent a day like that with my granddaughter Josie. We had a movie night here at home and then went out to lunch and shopping the next day. We have been doing this since she started school...and she is in 6th grade now.

  6. Love Darbee Rae's comment. Made me smile & laugh. I love Nana & me days with my granddaughter,

  7. She is so cute! Just know you had a great time!

    Your word, pack! When I was a kid, I was number 6, the end of a long line of kids, and I had red hair & freckles(!). Don't ask, anyway we lived at the top of a very steep road, Momma didn't drive so we had to pack our groceries after we traded over in town.

    Stubborn little thing I was refused to walk up that big hill. Momma had to pack me. My older siblings nick-named me Packy. To this day, I can still hear them taunting me at the bottom of that big hill, it ran up a mountain! I hated it then, to this day, shame on me, I still do! Thanks for the memory stirring, but I think I'll concentrate on how sweet your little red haired beauty looks with that ice cream instead! Smiling at you!

  8. What a wonderful day! Darbee is soo funny and cute. Don't ya just love the memories with our granny's!
    We are blessed.
    Hugs Trace

  9. So funny! And what a great day you two had! Darbee Rae is definitely a lucky little girl & you are definitely a lucky grandma : ) Blessings, Shirlee

  10. Looks like you two had a nice time together. My lil granddaughter loves ice cream. We always get some when I visit. It is her favorite thing to eat. She is now learning about relationships and that her mom is my kid. I said, your mommy is my big kid and she said No, she's no kid she's an adult.
    Kids say the cutest things. Gotta cherish those times. They do grow up fast.
    Country at heart

  11. What a fantastic time! Every second spent is creating a memory. Love it! My grandmother was ill and I asked her how she felt, and she replied, "with my fingers". Yes she was from the north

  12. What a great day with a total sweetheart! Hope you have many many more!

  13. Too, too, funny! 'Round these parts, we say "make out" rather than "come out" - I suppose it could sound odd to other folk! Thanks for sharing the smiles! Hugs ~ Robin

  14. This is hilarious!!! And the other thing about our little ones is they are so honest!!!! I asked one of mine the other day while getting ready if I looked alright. She immediatly started pointing out all my flaws!!! I LOVE it!

  15. I betcha she keeps you on your toes...she is a blessing, indeed!

  16. Looks like you had a great day that you'll long remember. Always fun to stop for a treat! ~Roberta