Monday, November 24, 2014

Harry London Chocolates, Or Is That Fanny Farmer?

Harry London Chocolate factory has seen me a couple of times...well actually only once...oh you be the judge. We went there when John was young for a factory tour. I  never did seek out that brand of chocolate, mostly because I never was drawn to chocolate at all, and when I reached 50 and decided I liked it a little bit, all I wanted was Godiva, which I still like in moderation.  However that spread to other things like Ben and Jerry's Cherry Garcia ice cream and now even Klondike bars with dark chocolate. I have to admit, it is really the ice cream I like the most...okay how did I get here?

I'm trying to say, we made our second visit to the chocolate factory and it is now Fanny Farmer. She bought Harry out a few years ago. Not being a big fan, I didn't know until we decided to take Caleb there last month. It was still a good tour, informative and we all enjoyed it.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Lehman's Hardware

When the 'kids' were here in October, we decided  to go with them as far as Amish country when they left to visit with Beth's family in the Columbus area. We stopped at Lehman's Hardware and it has grown a LOT since we were there last. I took lots of pictures inside, but only this one of Caleb outside.

The other picture of Caleb was taken inside by the fireplace.  No, it was not cold, but, if you are trying to sell fireplaces, you have to have a fire, if you are going to do things right.

I added the picture of the backs of Amish hats from the internet. That was an interesting shot. Wish I had noticed who took it, so I could give him or her credit. It was supposedly taken at Leiman's.

I added also the descriptions of Lehman's that  I found online. It is very interesting and well written, something I thought would add some interest to anyone who sees this layout years  from now.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Big Apple

When you hear that it is a big boy, what do you think? Does the image of a large hamburger come to your mind, or do you think, human being? Big boy can mean different things to different people at different times. Someone might think a big boy is 5 feet tall.

Caleb's  little brother is not yet one; so Caleb is our big boy, even though he is not tall at all. Caleb visited the Big Apple with us in October.  As you can see from the picture, we understand the Big Apple to be something all together different from what you were thinking.

This big apple is in Holmes County, part of Amish Country in Ohio. It is at the Troyer  Country Market. I think it  impressed Caleb... and  I enjoyed getting pictures of his big smile.  He was the  apple of my eye that sunny day we saw THE BIG APPLE... AMISH STYLE.

Monday, November 17, 2014

YaYa Farm and Orchard

Back in September, John and Beth took Caleb and Oliver to the YAYa Farm and Orchard in Colorado. It turned out to be a perfect photo op. The pictures are super pleasing to this grandmother.

It was a good combination... a lovely rustic location, sunshine, super photographers and beautiful grandchildren. I couldn't ask for more.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

A Gentle Hand

I didn't know the type of bird this is; but as I do several times a day, I consulted Google and found it right away. Of course, I wasn't confident that I was right, so I emailed Beth to see. It was right.

Caleb was hand feeding a lorikeet at the Denver zoo. What a gentle fellow he can be. Being up, close and personal with this bright feathered bird had to be an experience he won't soon forget...maybe never. And I'll not forget it either. I am thankful that Beth and John take a lot of pictures. I would have certainly missed this without the photos.

Friday, November 14, 2014

Completed Chemo

Several of us from ORU were able to get together for a big celebration this week. Notice the blue ribbon on Sali's coat. She has successfully completed her chemotherapy. Next will come radiation.
We pray God brings her through  it as well.

Sali has a beautiful spirit and her positive attitude has been a blessing to us all. Thank you, Sali, for being a great example for all those who must follow you in the years to come.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

100 Years Old

I'm excited about two things today. One is, I've completed pages for our friend, Greeta's 100th birthday. It was September 18, but I've just now gotten it together. She is a wonderful child of God and we hope to see her live many more years.

I also heard our governor's acceptance speech tonight for his second term in office. He has been a fantastic governor and we are totally thrilled to have him reelected with a large majority. He is a man of God and has governed with love for his fellow man.

The election this time gives me hope for a better tomorrow. Perhaps we can get our country back on the right track and quit all the division of man against women, black against white, rich against poor.  We are all in this together. We must all be united and pull together with the help of our Lord God in heaven.

Sleep well ladies and gentlemen.