Saturday, May 21, 2005


Michael and lauren were spending the night with me. Michael was  reading his book to Lauren and me when Lauren said;

Bama, Why do you have crackes in your face?????


Out of the mouths of Babes......

Friday, May 20, 2005


My daughter and her two children are flying to Miami today.

They decided to park at a Park and Fly instead of at the airport.

Melissa just called to tell me what Lauren (6) said.

It turns out that the shuttle to the airport was a Limousine.  Lauren and Michael (8) were very impressed with their ride to the airport.

When they got into the limousine Lauren (6) said with excitement in her voice,

Mom, I've never ridden backwards before!

This is Totally Wicked!!!!!!

Melissa told me in our language that meant...Way Cool!

Bama   aka  Mary Louise

Wednesday, May 11, 2005


Lauren is my Grand Daughter. She sounded out the words to write. If you sound them out, you will know what she is writing.

This letter was an assignment in Lauren’s 1st Grade class.  The teacher told the class they could write a letter to anyone they wanted… Lauren chose to write to God…  Here is her touching way of saying hi… I copied it word for word… even her way of spelling the words…  Enjoy life through a child’s eyes!


“Dear God.

God you are the best.  God you are my very very best friend.  God what is your favorite color?  God what are you waring to day? 

God do you wary a hat?  God you are nice.  God is fantastick.  God is a good giy( guy).  God loves me and I love God to.  I wonder if he is waching me and you boys and grls.

I wonder if he likes to dancs eat or play.  I like to play and eat.  I wonder if he nos how to fly up in the skay(sky).  I love God.  I like God.

I pray for God. 

God is the very very very best prsin in the worlred.  God is better thin( than) ine (any) botte(body).  Every day is a good day to pray for God and Jeces to.  I love God.  I have a cros to pray for God.  And God loves every botte.  And God has supr powers.

Love Lauren



Monday, May 9, 2005


My daughter and her family came by yesterday evening to wish me a Happy Mother's day.

They gave me the book "You" that was featured on Oprah. I will read it and put some of the information in place in my daily life.

While they were here, Jordan ( 10 ) told me that the other wild bunny that we found had died.

I told her that I knew that she had done her best to take care of it and she said that she had.

I asked her if she was sad that the bunny had died and she said yes. I also asked if they had a funeral for the bunny.

She said, Yes we did.

I asked if it was a sad funeral and she said no.

Then she said...

You know, we have had a lot of funerals at our house and you just get used to them!

Bama   aka  Mary Louise

Saturday, May 7, 2005


Bill Gates recently gave a speech at a High School about 11 things they did
not and will not  learn in school.  He talks about how feel-good,
politically correct teachings created a generation of kids with no concept
of reality and how this concept set them up for failure in the real world.
whether or not he really made this speech...someone should !
Rule 1:  Life is not fair - get used to it!

Rule 2:  The world won't care about your self-esteem. The  world will expect
you to  accomplish something BEFORE you feel good about  yourself.

Rule 3:  You will NOT make $60,000 a year right out of high school.  You
won't be a vice-president with a car phone until you earn both.

Rule 4:  If you think your teacher is tough, wait till you get a boss.

Rule 5:  Flipping burgers is not beneath your dignity.  Your 
Grandparents had a different word for burger flipping:   they called it

Rule 6:  If you mess up, it's not your parents' fault, so don't whine  about
your mistakes, learn from them.

Rule 7: Before you were born, your parents weren't as boring as they are
now.  They got that way from paying your bills, cleaning your clothes and
listening to you talk about how cool you thought you were.  So before you
save the rain forest from the parasites of your parent's  generation, try
delousing the closet in your own room.

Rule 8:  Your school may have done away with winners and losers, but life
HAS NOT.  In some schools, they have abolished failing grades and they'll
give you as MANY TIMES as you want to get the right answer.  This doesn't
bear the slightest resemblance to ANYTHING in real life.

Rule 9:  Life is not divided into semesters. You don't get summers off and
very few employers are interested in helping you FIND YOURSELF.   Do that on
your own time.

Rule 10:  Television is NOT real life.  In real life people actually 
have to leave the coffee shop and go to jobs.


What a nice birthday!

Four of my grandchildren planned a surprise for me.

We were invited to my daughter's house for my birthday supper. Everything was delicious and from the time we arrived, the children were whispering and said that they had a surprise for my birthday.

After dinner they were ready and I didn't know what to expect.

It was one of those "bell ringing" moments in my life.

The children joined hands and jumped around dancing, while singing Happy Birthday to Bama.

It was a special, wonderful, one of a kind birthday present that I will never forget.


Bama  aka  Mary Louise