Thank you for sending me pictures of your decorated trees. I’m going to devote the entire post to trees tomorrow after I clean up all the miscellaneous photos and info tonight.
This morning was the Christmas Brunch at church – it’s been held on the first Saturday in December for 44 years! The women enjoy brunch and the men serve and clean up.
Quilts made by the Sew and Sews are awarded with your brunch ticket being pulled. If my name is ever called, I’ll make them draw again!
Then it was home to start watching basketball and football which is still happening now. Here’s an update to my den – I hung pictures during the game. At least I didn’t fall off the ladder today.
I purposely leave the thrift store price tag on the glass just to give credit to the maker who worked so hard and did such beautiful work only to be so undervalued many years later. I feel like I’m rescuing these old beauties!
You might remember a reader who commented as Beamer’s mom. Beamer was preceded by Bentley who came here to visit as you can see here.
Here’s my favorite picture of Bentley.
Bentley died in June 2022 after a short illness which was likely cancer. Two days after he died Michele emailed the breeder to tell her about Bentley’s passing. The following day the breeder called as she had a male pup that someone who waited 2-1/2 years, had to suddenly turn down. That pup became Beamer.
A few months ago Beamer died instantly in their yard – one minute he was playing and the next he was dead. Nothing concrete could be detected and the answer will never be known completely but he possibly died of a heart attack. He was only 17 months old.
I tell this story because I know how many dog lovers are reading this. No autopsy was performed – the heartbreak was just too complete. Michele no longer comments as Beamer’s mom even though she still is, isn’t she?
And now the next chapter–
Ruby, the mama golden, gave birth on November 17, 2023 and one of pups will be coming to live at Garner!
I tell you this whole story so that when this pup comes to visit you’ll know the back story. It’s been such a sad time for Stan and Michele and I know how much they’re looking forward to their new baby! I’ll keep you posted.
Please make a note – If you want to send me something, do not send via Messenger because I’ll never get it. Send to my email or text only. And if you forget and wonder why I have not replied, that’s the reason.
And a giggle at the end – last night I went out for supper with a friend. When I ordered my beer the waiter asked if I wanted a can, bottle or draft and I said draft would be fine. When he returned he sat down a very tall tankard of beer – very large – to which I replied, “wow, that’s a big one!” To which the waiter answered, “Huh, that’s what she said!”
Yes, he was very cute and about 20 years old!!!