Jun 12, 2010

Nice Quote

I have found that when you are deeply troubled, there are things you get from the silent devoted companionship of a dog that you can get from no other source.    Doris Day

May 14, 2010

Bear Creek Cemetery

CSA Marker - Hiram CrowleyWalking through the Bear Creek Cemetery gate is like opening a window of history. The cemetery is the final resting place for many early Tarrant County pioneers. Many of them were Peters Colonists, as were Isham Crowley and his sons, Benjamin and Richard. The Crowleys obtained patents to adjoining properties and the area became known as the "Crowley Prairie." In 1853, as Major Ripley Arnold was vacating the camp known as Fort Worth, a small group of Baptists formed a church located near Bear Creek, the present location of the cemetery. Isham Crowley donated some of his land for this church and cemetery. George T. Crowley, Jr. transcribed the Bear Creek Missionary Baptist Church minutes dated from 1853 to 1875. He also compiled a database which includes over 400 names of members and other persons who had a connection to the church. The database and excerpts from the minutes are available online. Please click here to access the information. A small number of copies of George's manuscript were printed and distributed to family members. Copies were also presented to Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth Public Library Genealogy Department, and the Heritage Room of Tarrant County College Northeast.
Evelyn D'Arcy Cushman's book Cemeteries of Northeast Tarrant County Texas, contains a record of all known grave sites in Bear Creek Cemetery from 1853-1981. This is an invaluable resource for individuals seeking information about their ancestors buried in Bear Creek Cemetery.

May 2, 2010

Dog Horoscope: via www.dogsgossip.com / Libra for Brasco

Dog Horoscopes - LibraDog Horoscopes - Libra
September 24 to October 23

Good natured, gentle, faithful and playful


on the naughty side...
Lazy, greedy, possessive and vocal

 
LIKES
gentleness
lazing around
eating
lots of attention
DISLIKES
being ignored
being bullied by other dogs
being scolded
Dogs under this sign tend to come across as elegant, charming, playful and quite gentle.  They have a well balanced and lovely temperament, but have this insatiable appetite for constant attention and approval, to the point where it can actually become quite irritating.  They are very much in tune  to their owner's moods and always seem to be sitting next to them at the right time when they sense their owner needs a loyal companion for support.  They go out of their way to please their owner and just love receiving pats and rewards for their loyalty.  They are very sociable around other dogs and people, loving the play and interaction it creates enabling them to get some more of that attention they constantly seek. Lower back problems are of concern for Libran dogs and because they are great lovers of any type of food given to them, their owners need to be particularly careful they don’t let them get too overweight.

Apr 17, 2010

Doggy Birthday Cake

Betty had a birthday the last day of February and Chee had a birthday, well a monthly bd, on the 1st.  Chee will have her 1 yr birthday on May 1st, 2010.  Anyway, here's the cake and ice cream.

Apr 15, 2010

Clifton

My son was born 27 years ago today.  He was a change and a blessing in my life.  I lost my son on August 25th, 2006.  He had a seizure sometime in the night.  No words can describe how much I miss him.  A giant piece of my heart was ripped out that day.  I realize now how I've changed.  My attention span for things is practically gone.  Laughing and joking is almost like a chore.  The few things I do, like sewing or making things for my Etsy shop, I make myself do those things.  I know now that I was in shock after this happened.  I wasn't hysterical or screaming, probably like I should have been.  I guess that made everybody think I was OK, I don't know.  Sitting here, by myself, day after day, I cried, sometimes uncontrollably, like I didn't think I was going to be able to stop.  I've lived in Euless over 30 years and everywhere I went reminded me of Clifton or my mom or my dad. There are still good days and bad days.  Baseball season always makes me cry, Clifton loved it so.  I'm on my way to the cemetery with flowers I put together yesterday.  Of course there's a chance of rain, but the sun is out now.

Mar 8, 2010

Prayer of a Stray author unknown

Dear God, Please send me somebody who'll care!
I'm tired of running, I'm sick with despair.
My body is aching, it's so racked with pain,
And Dear God, I pray as I run in the rain,
That someone will love me and give me a home.
A warm cozy bed and a big juicy bone.
My last owner tied me all day in the yard
Sometimes with no water and God that was hard!
So I chewed my leash God, and I ran away
To rummage in garbage and live as a stray.
But now God, I'm tired and hungry and cold.
And I'm so afraid that I'll never grow old.
They've chased me with sticks and hit me with stones
While I run the streets just looking for bones!
I'm not really bad God, Please help if you can,
For I have become just a "Victim of Man!"
I'm wormy Dear God, and I'm ridden with fleas and
All that I want is an owner to please!
If you find one for me God, I'll try to be good
And I won't chew their shoes, but I'll do as I should.
I'll love them, protect them and try to obey
When they tell me to sit, to lie down or to stay!
I don't think I'll make it too long on my own,
Cause I'm getting so weak and I'm so all alone.
Each night as I sleep in the bushes I cry,
Cause I'm so afraid God, that I'm gonna die!
And I've got so much love and devotion to give,
That I should be given a new chance to live.
So Dear God PLEASE, Please answer my Prayer and
Send me somebody who WILL really care...

Mar 7, 2010

Brasco and Betty: Way Before Puppies

The big thing was wondering how Brasco would react.  He had been the only dog, living with my dad, my son and me.  He was 4 years old when we got Betty.  We put her down on the floor and they stared at each other for a while.  Brasco really seemed to like her and Betty was a bouncing baby, so she was all over him.  Brasco watched over her like a mother would.  lol  I was really amazed at his reaction.  We got a bigger box for her to sleep in and he would watch me every night while I put her "in the box."  That became our new saying "in the box" because Brasco knew what that meant.  I would say are you ready to put Betty "in the box"?  He knew she was going to sleep.  Even after all these years, (Betty just turned 7 years old) we can still say "in the box" and Brasco perks his ears up.
 After 3 litters of puppies, we figure Brasco really is ready to put Betty "in the box".

Mar 6, 2010

Daddy and Clifton

Daddy and Model Airplanes

My Dad (Nov. 5, 1924 - Mar. 6, 2003)

My dad passed away 7 yrs ago today.  I miss him very much.

CHEE and FUZZY-FACE

Fuzzy-face and Chee

I took this as a video and made these still pics from that. 

Fuzzy-face and Chee Chee

Brother and Sister

Mar 1, 2010

Painted Beer Bottle/Etsy

This bottle has been thoroughly washed and label removed. The background has been blotted on with a sponge, so its kind of "blotty". I thought it looked kinda kewl that way, so I left it. Most of my bottles are like that.
There are random designs, lines and dots. Off white, turquoise and brown. The top has been hole-punched for a stem decor and it has a felt "necklace" just for this bottle. You can have necklace and/or stems or fake flowers.
("necklace" is included) **

Acrylic paints are used and a coat of decoupage glue and a coat of shellac holds it on and makes for a great shine.

12 oz beer bottle/cap is glued down