This award was given to me by the very sweet and lovely Kathleen Grace. Kathy, you must have known that I was having a rough week and this award really perked my day up! Thank you so very much for making me smile! I know that we have to pass this along to 10 other people who make us smile and geez, that is so hard to do. All of you make me smile and I find myself laughing outloud when reading your blogs, comments to me and even comments that you have left for others. Sooooo, with this, I am bestowing this award to ALL of you who make me smile! Speaking of smiles, I just had to share this cartoon with y'all. I am laughing here in my chair as I am writing this and looking at this old geezer! I hope that this will cheer you up if you have had a hard day or a tedious week.
Now about the aqua goodies in the first photo. When I was about 13 my family took a trip to see family back in Arkansas. Whilst there we visited my Grandpa, Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins - some of which had two names (talk about hard enough to remember one, but goodness sakes, give me two...Billy Ray, Johnny Ray, Bobby Joe, Inna Mae...you get the drift...). For the first time I met my great Aunt Hestaline, who was bed ridden due to having severe arthritis. She was a sweet white haired woman who was very soft spoken with a gentle spirit. Whilst in her bed, she made the prettiest beaded baskets and jewelry. Ever since then, I always think of her whenever I find these vintage beaded baskets. I found one on eBay and one in an antique store. I just love them and they remind me of my sweet Aunt. ~~ Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Be safe and enjoy life!!