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Sunday, August 15, 2010


Today is the day. We are packing two Jeeps. Two. It is raining in middle Georgia and taking our large trailer is not an option. CC, our daughter, is starting her second year of college. When she is home she is a delightful miniature storm. It will be quiet now. She will be missed very much.

I attended a funeral yesterday of a friend. She was seventy-one and the service was very sweet. Her son was so upset he did not attend. Will he regret this?

I leave you with a photo of a beautiful home on North Harris St.

Happy Sunday!north harris st. s.ville june 2010 031-1

Now that is some porch! Or porches.

Now I must get ready for church. My dear friends, have a blessed day. Hug your mother. Or your daughter…you get my drift…hugs♥olive

grace surrounds us



  1. I wonder, it is hard to say whether the her son will regret it. But for some it would be a tremendous cause for regret. Hopefully, it was the right thing for him.

  2. Oh Olive, know you will so miss your precious and delightful miniature storm! Have a safe trip. I am sorry you had to attend a funeral, I have to say, I have never heard of someone not attending their mother's funeral...I do think he will regret it. Oh my, that is such a charming and lovely home, I love those awesome porches!

    Take care sweet Olive!


  3. Sending you BiG HUGS Olive... What an emotional time you are having... - Life... Jeanine, ChiPPy!-SHaBBy!

  4. Quiet house for a while, I know you'll miss her. Hope the move goes well. What a gorgeous home, I'd love to see inside, I'm such a window peeper!

  5. Good morning, Olive!
    Lovely post. Off to hug my hubby - daughter is sleeping.

  6. What an emotional time time this must be for you...saying goodbye. I missed my daughter like crazy when she left for college. She missed me more! lol!! I hope you have a fun and safe trip!


  7. just got to read your comment re post spring cleaning once this is done i'll wait 5 years,. haven't been able to stay with it as helping friends to and from atlanta airport take 2 hours from home to get ther. another friend always something friends nedd our help and so i cried when i had to stop cleaning, but back again. have a safe trip to were ever. sorry about your friend. rose

  8. Lovely porch!!! Sorry to hear about your friend and I can't believe her son did not attend.

  9. I spent a much needed day with my daughter today. Her husband will soon be home from Afghanistan, so we will seldom see each other. But, today was lovely. Hold your daughters as long as you can!

  10. Good luck to your daughter, Olive! They grow up fast, don't they? That mansion is gorgeous and I feel sad for the son for not attending the funeral...Christine

  11. We only got a couple of sprinkles yesterday. Down poured all around us, but nope not here. My yard is turning brown! I know you will miss her, but enjoy the quiet. I spent the afternoon with my daughter making some tags for the favors at her shower next weekend.

  12. Hope your travels were safe today Olive and that the week ahead will be filled with sunshine.


  13. Oh Olive-
    Life moves fast-
    Our children are in and out of our lives.
    Have a wonderful Monday,

    White Spray Paint

  14. Sorry about your friend. It's devastating whenever someone dies, no matter of their age.

  15. Olive - thank you so much for visiting my blog. Hope you had a good journey back to college with your lovely precious minature storm.

  16. Hi Olive,
    Sending big hugs your way...I know that couldn't have been easy and I feel so bad for this lady's son...I can understand that it is too traumatic for some people.

    I couldn't believe how you said your daughter is a "miniature storm." Mine is too!!!! And those are the kind we miss so much when they're get drama over the phone from her, so luckily I don't miss out on

    And what a gorgeous porch breathtaking...
    Thinking of you...

  17. That's right, it's back to school time now. I hope your daughter will enjoy her second year of college. I'm sorry to hear about your friend passing away; it's sad to lose dear ones.
    That house is very pretty. What a porch!

  18. My friends son is clearly in shock and I in no way meant to pass any judgement on him. I have, as a nurse, been at the bedside of many dying patients. The family members who participate in the end of life planning and attend the services in the end are able to accept the reality of the loss sooner. Going to the funeral makes the loss more "real." Our church is there for him and he has a lot of support. He is not alone in this.

  19. Dearest Olive...what an ispiration you are to me.
    I am sorry for your loss. Your friend's son is dealing with the loss of his mother the only way he is able right now. I pray God will heal his heart over time. Maybe he can have a private memorial for her later.
    Have a good evening, my new friend.

  20. Everybody needs a hug each day. All I can say,that house is too big. I would probably get lost in it. Why would you need one that large?

  21. Everybody needs a hug each day. That house is much too big. I would get lost in it. I am sure it is a beautiful showcase if you could visit it.

  22. What a cute way to describe your daughter - a delightful miniture storm! it will be quiet, but I have a feeling you will have no trouble filling your days. How sad that your friend's son didn't attend her funeral. I know everyone has their own way of grieving, but for me the service closes one part of the grieving experience and moves me into another part and eventually back to the world of the living. I'm saying a prayer for him. laurie

  23. It is that time isn't it? School is starting, the summer ending. My son leaves for his 3rd year in college Sept. 5th. I will miss him too.
    About those hydrangeas: Cut them in the fall. They shouldn't wilt unless they are too young. However, I'm realizing it matters where they grow and you are in a totally different part of the country than I am. Still.....
    Have a wonderful week.

  24. I am in Middle Ga and I am trying to place that church...hmmmm so familiar!
    The most difficult funerals were those of my parents. However, as devastating as they were for me, I can't imagine not attending, and saying a last goodbye. To me it is a bit disrespectful, and certainly not the way a fine southern fellow is raised to do. Everyone understands heartbreak, and everyone grieves differently, but he will regret not going I am sure...he will never have the chance again to send his mother off to heaven. Breaks my heart for him.
    I definitely understand the bittersweet feelings you are having now for your daughter. Best to her and to you. Vicki


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