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Aug 26, 2014

Next week, I will be on a mini road trip with mom and dad. I’ll be driving them to Evansville, ID to see the LST-325 ship which is  similar to the ship LST-557 that my grandfather Clayton Spinney, (dad’s father) was a mechanic on during WWII. Before grampa passed away and the last time I saw him, he shared with me a heartbreaking story of seeing his best friend killed on deck. That was the only time I ever saw my grampa have sadness on his face but I’m glad he shared the story. After we tour this ship we will then head over to Buckhannon, WV to see mom’s side of the family at the old homestead I love so much. I sure hope my house is still standing when I return home. Alan, Ansley...

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Water Well Carved by Dad

Oct 24, 2011

Dad is a woodcarver and has carved items for years from sea life, walking sticks, canes, boxes etc. but I think this water well he carved last week is just the cutest. He got the idea from a carving magazine and thought it would be fun to do. The well sits on top of a clear bottle so you can watch the bucket move up and down. This bottle is an old milk bottle from my grandparents. Mom told me grammy and grampa Childers used to sell whole milk to locals in the small town of Salem, WV,  from one of their jersey cows. I had no clue and was certainly happy to learn this tad bit of family history. The tiny bucket dad carved is smaller than a thimble. You can see it near...

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Happy Labor Day…

Sep 5, 2011

(Dad, Uncle Clayton, Aunt Brenda, Aunt Linda, Aunt Wilda, Mom, Grampa Childers and Great Grandmother “Momma” Rand at Grammy & Grampa Spinney’s camp in Acton, ME Summer of 1968) Sometimes it’s important to work for that pot of gold.  But other times it’s essential to take time off and to make sure that your most important decision in the day simply consists of choosing which color to slide down on the rainbow. ~Douglas Pagels, These Are the Gifts I’d Like to Give to...

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Fun notions project…

Feb 22, 2011

While I was on Pinterest looking at all the wonderful photos posted I came across this super cute project. I thought it was such an awesome idea and knew I had to make one. When my grandfather passed away mom and dad brought me back a cup and saucer they found in one of Grampa’s cabinets. The painted blueberries reminded mom of when we went blueberry picking one morning while we were visiting, this past summer. Well I decided I would use this cup and saucer to make my little notions holder and it was super easy. All you need to do is attach some small magnets to the bottom of the saucer using E6000 as directed on their package. Once the magnets were attached I attached the tea cup to the saucer using...

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Another week flew by quick…

Aug 26, 2010

Gosh my blog is taking a huge hit right now. I guess I will give you a quick run through of my week. Lots of neat things going on. First off I am super excited to be a part of Paper Cowgirl next year. I was thrilled when Cindy asked if I would be the guest speaker and a teacher at her event. This is going to be such a super fun weekend. On a sad note my grandfather has said his good byes and has told everyone he is ready to pass on. If you would please send him comforting thoughts and prayers I would really appreciate it. My Dad has been with him since last Friday. Thankfully my Aunts made it to ME yesterday to see him. So needless to say since...

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Two weeks and 13 states later…

Jul 23, 2010

I am home and just in time to turn around and head to CHA tomorrow morning. I had a wonderful time with my mom and dad driving up to see my Aunts, Uncles, Cousins and my Grandfather. It was a lot of driving but so worth seeing everyone. Here is a quick recap of my last two weeks… Visited my mom’s (Childers) side of the family in Buckhannon, WV. Had so much fun seeing everyone. Downtown Buckhannon has some adorable and super wonderful antique stores. They even have a scrapping/stamping store that I was so happy to be able to visit. I found lots of items to incorporate into projects for classes. This is what you see as you look down the hill from my aunt and uncle’s house. This is the old homestead...

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45 Years…

Jun 3, 2008

Dad says differently but in Dad’s defense Juanita wasn’t a very popular name back then… Well that night Dad called her house to tell her Mom and Dad that Juanita would not be coming home tonight.

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thanks for the ride.

Aug 14, 2006

buttons are foof-a-la Journaling reads: Terri, when I saw this photo of you it brought back memories of Grampa Childers taking me and your uncle to this little pond to fish in Salem, West Virginia.

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