The Lord has really been blessing us this summer. We had been in a drought for several years. Lake Meredith is about 50 miles North East of Amarillo. At one time it was at a record high of almost 102 feet and thin just two years ago it was at a record low of 26 feet. Today it is standing at 58 feet due the record amount of rain we have been receiving. In fact just the last 4 days days it has risen a foot. This is the greenest I have seen the Texas Panhandle in years. Here is a link telling about it if you are interested.
The wife and I will be celebrating are fiftieth anniversary on 22nd of August. But I will save this for another blog when it gets closer to that date. As for now I would like to dedicate this story to a dear couple close to my heart. I first met Miss Nancy while visiting my cousin John in Altus Oklahoma. They made a sweet couple. I remember she was allergic to cigarette smoke and I smoked back thin we were only about 16 or 17 years old. I remember us driving around like kids do and when I thought I needed a smoke I would stick have my body out the window and smoke it.
Later that year my folks and I moved to Amarillo from Borger Texas. I was around 17 years old then and I had gotten a job parking cars at some down town parking lots. While working at one of the parking lots I was with my boss and one other kid. These three girls came into the lot there was one I had my eye on. My boss Richard knew the girls and he introduced us to them. Yes this is now my wife Charlotte. In fact all three of us dated and then married and now our celebrating two of them 51 years and me 50 years.
John and I would visit back and forth of course talking about our girl friends. We both purposed to them and then we were about setting a date to marry. We had decide that they would come to our wedding on August 22 and then we would go to their wedding when ever they set the date. The day came for Charlotte and I to marry and John and Nancy were already married. they had gotten married on the 20th. Since John was only 19 his folks had to sign for them since that was the law in Oklahoma, and John did not want to wait till he was 21 to get married.
For the past 50 years we have tried to celebrate our anniversary together. We have made many memories together as cousins, and friends over the years, One time John was driving down the road on one of our outings. We took turns on which car to take. John and I have silly since of humor and we usually keep the girls laughing. I do not remember what John said but Nancy just swung her arm around and hit John. It took the wind out of him and I thought I was going to have to reach over him from the back seat to steer the car.
I felt that I would like to write a little something about her to honor her in some way. Sweet Nancy passed away just a few short months ago. She is and will be truly missed. John called last night to see if we would like to go get an ice cream, which was something we have done for years. I asked him if it would be alright for me to write a little story. even though she passed before the 20th they were together over the 50 years. Nancy we love you and we know that we will get to see you again some day.
I had a friend send me this link and it is awesome. I have read Genesis chapter 5 in the Bible several times over the years, but I guess I haven’t study it the way I should have. But I do know that every time I read His word and may have read the same verse over and over that He reveals something to me that I needed to know at that time. I also know that the Old Testament talks about our Savior coming and the New Testament Is about his arrival, loving teaching, dyeing, and arising, that third day. All the rest is for us to live by, love by, and to reach out to others so they two can live with Him in their hearts. Read, watch, and enjoy.
We were so blessed tonight. We had a coupon for a free queso at On The Border Mexican Restaurant. So we went there for supper. It was great for we enjoy eating there. Any way it was time to pay out and our waitress came and told us that are ticket was taken care of. We have no ideal who paid for it but I would like to say thank you and God bless you.
It is a beautiful day here in the Texas Panhandle. This is a day when we as Americans celebrate or Independence. On June 11, 1776, the Colonies’ Second Continental Congress met in Philadelphia and formed a committee whose express purpose was drafting a document that would formally sever their ties with Great Britain. It was adopted on July 4 1776.
Last night we had a storm blow in and it dumped 2.5 inches of rain at my house. We had some flooding on the street that runs beside the house but there was no damage done. This morning the sun was up and nothing but blue sky’s. I went out and put up the flag and it was furled so neat hanging straight down, so I thought I would get a picture of it and share it with you. Hope that all have a very blessed 4 of July.
It is amazing what a good drenching rain can do. We have had this Magnolia tree for several years. Until now it has only had blooms on it twice and then it was a single bloom. We have had several good rains this year in fact we are around 8″ plus to the good for the year. So far we have had 5 blooms on the tree so excited
I think of my dad all the time. He passed when I was 31 years old, he and mom was fishing which they both loved to do. They were at Foss lake in Oklahoma when he had a heart attack. Mom tried to get him to help but he passed way to fast. He did get to know my daughter In fact he would take her by the hand and show her where grandmas makeup was at. The Twins were only 3 years old so they don’t really remember him. I praise God every day that He has let me live long enough for my grand kids to know me. My mom had a stroke not to long after dad passed. She did get to see my kids grow up, but she could not communicate with them for the stroke affected her speech. She lived for 16 years after dad passed. She passed in 1993. This picture was taken in 1968 and this is the way I remember them both. We talked with mom and I know she could understand us but she would get so frustrated because she could not tell us what she wanted to say.
Jeff loves to go golfing on some of his days off. He has been teaching Riley to play and little Noah wants to learn so that he can go with them when they go play. They signed both of them up for golf camp. I went out yesterday just watch them for a little bit. They both seem to be picking up the sport and having fun. I think we are going tp be having three golfers in the family.
After visiting with the kids and having supper at a restaurant, we headed for the motel. We knew Jeremy needed to get home for he had to catch a flight out that next morning. The weatherman had said that is was going to rain that evening and on into the night, but they did not seem to know how much rain was going to fall. We could here the rain out the window it was not to bad where we were at in Webster Texas. The next morning when we got up and around, I turned on the television on local news. That’s when we found out that Houston had received 11.5 ” of rain over night. Parts of I 45 and some other roads were under water. In fact the very highway we went down just a few hours before were impassable.
Jeremy came home Thursday afternoon and we got to visit and help him and Aubrey a little bit on the boat. We stayed until Sunday thin we drove the 11 hour drive back home to Amarillo. A week later the kids called us from their boat, they were taking it on its maiden Voyage.
Monday 05/25/2015. Jeff and Amy broke camp and headed for home, We got up and around and after breakfast CeAnne headed back to Kansas. We were going to go over to Tyler Texas and visit with some friends that just moved there. We knew that they had been getting a lot of rain there and the weather channel was saying that they were to get 4 to 5 more inches. After talking it over we decided to go ahead and go to Houston.
Our son Jeremy hast to leave on a business trip early Tuesday morning and that was one of the reasons we had thought about detouring through Tyler. It was a little cloudy but it was a nice day so far. We spotted a Firebirds Burritos as we were driving through Bryan Texas so we stopped for lunch. As we were leaving the restaurant it came a good down poor but it did not last long thank goodness. We talked with the kids and they said they would be at Kemah Texas where the boat they had bought was kept. Jeremy and Aubrey have been working on it getting it ready to sail. We made it there in plenty of time to visit with the kids and see their boat.