Thursday, October 28, 2010

Look What is Coming Your Way VERY Soon.......

Be certain to check out this blog hop!!! Sounds exciting!!

Thursday, October 21, 2010


A few days ago, our kind neighbor, Carol, gave us a jar of Pear Honey. It was delicious! Of course, we wanted the recipe since we often get pears from one of Papi's brothers in the fall. Sad to say, they didn't have an abundance of pears this year, but should have next year. Something to look forward to.

Well, I found some other recipes for Pear Honey, but none exactly like this one so thought I would pass it along. Sorry there is no tutorial or picture but I'm sure you can handle this simple recipe without help.

4 c. peeled, crushed pears
3 c. sugar
1/4 t. salt
1 lemon ground

Combine all ingredients and cook in a heavy pan stirring about every 15 minutes or until spreading consistency. Pour into hot sterilized jars; seal.

Makes 2 1/2 pints

(Will be honey colored if cooked no longer than necessary for right consistency)

Thank you Carol for sharing.

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Some Favorite Music for Sunday

Yesterday I watched a show featuring "Gaither Homecoming Classics Vol 1-4". Wow, did that ever bring back some OLD memories. As a young teen I often heard the original Gaither Trio consisting of, older brother, Danny Gaither, Bill Gaither, and, younger sister, Mary Ann Gaither. They were just a local trio from Alexandria, IN, and I lived not very far from there in Lebanon. Those were the days of "singings" in high school auditoriums. They were so "cool" to me, not only because of their beautiful music, but because they were two older brothers singing with their younger sister. Three kids in the family just like mine, only we didn't sing professionally.

Back to yesterday, Bill referred to George Beverly Shea and the now famous "How Great Thou Art". If you've never heard Bev Shea sing this great hymn, here is your chance. BEAUTIFUL!!

Another classic was done by Larnelle Harris and Sandi Patty, another Indiana gal. Bill and Gloria finished writing this one especially for Larnelle and Sandi. Enjoy "I've Just Seen Jesus".

This last song is another favorite, "The King Is Coming" by the Gaither Vocal Band. Notice near the end, George Younce joins Bill singing the bass part. I apologize for the poor video quality but the audio is fine. Listen and enjoy.

Sunday, October 10, 2010


The past several days have been so beutiful here in central Indiana. Most days the sky has been clear with sunshine all day. This morning my mind turned to a beautiful old hymn "Heavenly Sunlight", which was written by a Methodist preacher, Henry Zelley in 1899. This hymn wasn't lost in history but was made public by Charles E. Fuller, a radio broadcaster who changed sunlight to sunshine and played it each Sunday morning on, Old Fashioned Revival Hour.

Walking in sunlight all of my journey,
Over the mountains, through the deep vale;
Jesus has said, I’ll never forsake thee—
Promise divine that never can fail.

Heavenly sunlight! Heavenly sunlight!
Flooding my soul with glory divine;
Hallelujah! I am rejoicing,
Singing His praises, Jesus is mine!

Shadows around me, shadows above me
Never conceal my Savior and Guide;
He is the light, in Him is no darkness,
Ever I’m walking close to His side.

In the bright sunlight, ever rejoicing,
Pressing my way to mansions above;
Singing His praises, gladly I’m walking,
Walking in sunlight, sunlight of love.

As I was searching for this song on Youtube, I found several very different arrangements, but have included two sites that I thought were interesting. I hope you enjoy both of them.

Tuesday, October 5, 2010


I received this as an email today and thought you all would enjoy it as much as I did.

(Notice that a "Medium" is a size 14 - 16)

Remember making an apron in Home Ec? Remember Home Ec? If we have to explain "Home Ec" you may delete this. I just don't have the energy anymore. Read below.

The History of 'APRONS'

I don't think our kids know what an apron is.
The principal use of Grandma's apron was to protect the dress underneath because she only had a few and because it was easier to wash aprons than dresses and aprons required less material. But along with that, it served as a potholder for removing hot pans from the oven.

It was wonderful for drying children's tears, and on occasion
was even used for cleaning out dirty ears.
From the chicken coop, the apron was used for carrying eggs, fussy chicks, and sometimes half-hatched eggs to be finished in the warming oven.

When company came, those aprons were ideal hiding places for shy kids.

And when the weather was cold, Grandma wrapped it around her arms.

Those big old aprons wiped many a perspiring brow,
bent over the hot wood stove.

Chips and kindling wood were brought into the kitchen in that apron.
From the garden, it carried all sorts of vegetables.
After the peas had been shelled, it carried out the hulls.

In the fall, the apron was used to bring in apples that had fallen from the trees.
When unexpected company drove up the road, it was surprising how much furniture that old apron could dust in a matter of seconds.

When dinner was ready, Grandma walked out onto the porch, waved her apron, and the men folk knew it was time to come in from the fields to dinner.

It will be a long time before someone invents something that will replace that 'old-time apron' that served so many purposes.

Today's generation would probably go crazy now trying to figure out how
many germs were on that apron.

We don't think we ever caught anything from an apron - but love...

Monday, October 4, 2010


Yesterday, we were privileged to hear the Middle and High School choirs at Thomas Road Baptist Church sing "Jesus Paid It All" on the Sunday morning Thomas Road Live telecast. This hymn was written in the mid-1800's and yet it's relevent today.

1 Peter 1:18-19 (King James Version)

18Forasmuch as ye know that ye were not redeemed with corruptible things, as silver and gold, from your vain conversation received by tradition from your fathers;

19But with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot:

I found this YouTube version of the hymn and it was so moving I would love to share it with you.