Monday, October 5, 2015

Mama's car

Good morning! on this rainy windy chilly Monday morning. Tomorrow though, the SUN is supposed to shine! Will we even know how to act? Probably not me!

Lately, having to use the windshield wipers every time I get in the car has sure made me think about mama. Mama could say the funniest things...and be very serious about it.


This older model Toyota Corolla that I drive, once belonged to mama. She bought this little car brand new in 1998. She was as proud of this car as she would have been of a Rolls-Royce, seriously!

Anyhow, several years back, I had gone to spend a weekend with mama and on Saturday we went out shopping, "you drive, and we'll take my car, said mama. It was a rainy day, but the rain had turned into an aggravating mist and drizzle . Working with the windshield wiper knob and only finding 'high speed' or 'low speed', I asked mama, "can't you set the windshield wipers on intermediate"? "oh good Lord no", she said.  "This little old car didn't come with anything but a set of seats". 


This picture was taken on Mama's 90th Birthday in 2007, the same year she died. Mama always had that little smile.


Before the rain started two weeks ago Poppy and I got the front and one end of the shop painted. Maybe with some sunshine later in the week we can get this job finished. I'm also making new curtains for the ugly little windows. This shop really is an ugly little building and if we had it to do over, we would not pick that fake log look. Yuk!


I will leave you with sweet Smokey sleeping in Weetie favorite spot. Makes me want to take a nap.

Better get busy. Poppy is on vacation this week. Black Powder deer hunting is in. He went in to work to take inventory but will be back soon.

Thank you my friends, and a special thank you to a new follower, 'Woods Country Cove'. I am so excited!

Love,
Henny



13 comments:

  1. Love the Grandma story. That is a beautiful picture of her. Hope you have a great week and that poppy gets a big buck!

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  2. Don't Mamas say the funniest things... such a sweet story. Hope Poppy enjoys his break from work.

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  3. I just love your memories of your mama. So sweet. With my aunt Frances passing last week I am filled with memories of my mom and her and all their funny little sayings. :) I love your little piece of paradise and would be happy to have a little shed or out-building like that. Oh, look at Smokey. Give him a hug for me. Deb

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  4. What a lovely photo of your Mama! Seems like she picked a good car since you are still using it! Your shed looks great painted...but it i9s lots of work keeping outbuildings painted etc... I hope Poppy has good luck hunting:)

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  5. While your coast is getting hammered with rain, here in the west we have gone dry again. The drought continues.

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  6. Hi Henny Penny, Our weather is suppose to get a little better tomorrow afternoon also! You must have gotten your gift of writing from your mama. What a nice picture of her. It reminds me of a very sweet lady that I know. I bet you really miss your Mom! Nancy

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  7. Nice link between the car and your Mom. Keep dry!

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  8. Your mother looks like such a sweetheart. You were fortunate to have her until she turned 90. My own mother died at 70 ( the age I am now!) but she wasn't well for years before that. Her birthday is coming up very soon and doesn't that make us think even more about them, when that date arrives.
    It's quite a coincidence that not long ago I found Woods Country Cove blog ( don't even know how I came upon it.) and have been visiting there from time to time but haven't left a comment. Bad me! Anyway, it's an interesting blog.
    No doubt you'll have a busy week if Poppy is on holidays. Don't work too hard.

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  9. Lovely photo of your Mama . The weather here has been a mix of sun cloud rain fog chilly warm damp dry oh boy ! Thanks for your lovely welcome and mention here and for sharing , Have a good day !

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  10. Wonderful photo of your mom and sounds like she certainly was fun to be with.

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  11. How fun to see a photo of your mama. She looks and sounds to be a dear. Cats sure know how to get comfortable and sleep,months they?

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  12. We love our Toyota here. We have the 2002 Echo, love that little car. It's just a little step down from the Corolla. It has 315, 000 km (196, 000) miles on it, and we've hardly had to put any money into it. Meredith also drives one, as does my sister, as does a friend.
    That's a nice picture of your mother:) Mine is 86, and is not doing well:-(

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  13. We love our Toyota here. We have the 2002 Echo, love that little car. It's just a little step down from the Corolla. It has 315, 000 km (196, 000) miles on it, and we've hardly had to put any money into it. Meredith also drives one, as does my sister, as does a friend.
    That's a nice picture of your mother:) Mine is 86, and is not doing well:-(

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