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Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Wonderful Wednesday


My dough bowl is very plain for this month but I like it. The contrast of the wood, stitching and moss rocks are very soothing.  The little flag is from Knee High by the Fourth of July( Hands on Designs). I think it is a good reminder that we are all in this together.

Marvin and I were watching a rerun of Lawrence Welk on PBS on Saturday evening. We both agreed it was a combination of Hokey and Comforting.:) Oh the clothes of the 70s....it takes me back. Mr Welk did a great job of making sure the program was styled perfectly. I really like the old Welk shows where the audience would come up and dance at the end of the program. We did not dance in my family so I thought it was pretty classy.  We were good Baptists and truly believed a dancing foot and a praying knee did not grow on the same leg.:) Now that I feel free to dance if I want to, I feel very self conscious. Also I am married to a German...they do not want you in their space at any time. Marvin and I do shuffle around the floor when we go to wedding receptions and they make all the married couples come up and dance. The emcee calls out 10 years, those married ten years or less sit down. You get the idea. We have been married 43 years but at our church there is a lovely couple who  has been married 60 plus years. They are always the last on the floor and we all clap very enthusiastically for them.

One way Marvin and I have been coping with the quarantine is taking a ride in the car in the afternoon. We drive down the country roads and just enjoy seeing the scenery. Amelia and Todd took their four to Guntersville State Park to get some exercise. Amelia reported that Kendall was not happy about it at all. After all she is indoorsy like Nana.:) I have to smile to myself remembering some outings we took where Amelia acted much the same way. What goes around comes around. Here are a few photos from beautiful Sweet Home Alabama.







I hope everyone is keeping safe and encouraged. Keep those chins up! and we are going to have them from all the snacking.

12 comments:

Brenda said...

Loved dancing my whole life. Yes I was a Baptist but we danced.... Love your boy. Forty days since my car has been moved but am fine-saving lives... 40 days!!! Ummmmm....aren't you seeing the Ark this year? I am not going out when the first wave starts. Will bide my time. Have a good rest of the week.

Brenda said...

Love your blog but boy too. Lol

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

I hadnt thought of Lawrence Welk in many years but always enjoyed his shows too. As for dancing, I was and still am a Baptist! Enough said! lol Getting out for a ride is a good way to break the monotony for sure. Amelia doesnt look very happy if that is her sitting at the table...lol

Robin in Virginia said...

Glad you are able to get out and take an afternoon drive! It is a good way to get a change of scenery, but also keep your automobile working. Enjoyed the pictures of Amelia and her family. Poor Kendall having to endure the outdoor adventure! I did chuckle because I'm with her. Be well, Arlene!

Georgia said...

Loved everything about your blog today. And, yes I remember Laurence Welk, my favorite was the sing-a-longs and who can forget the Lenon Sisters? I really liked how you finished Red Bird, and your dough bowl is really nice. Have a blessed and healthy day:)

Sandy said...

All I can say to what Amelia is getting with Kendall is yep. You don't really wish on them, but you can know you feel their anguish. The flag and redbird look really good together in the dough bowl and I am just straight up going to admit I love Lawrence Welk.

Visits With Mary said...

We always enjoyed watching Lawrence Welk. The music, the costumes and the dancing were so entertaining. And of course, The Lennon Sisters, my favorite.

Jan said...

Oh my! I've heard that praying knee and dancing foot saying all of my life! Our kids dance, but since we grew up not dancing we never learned how. When we had to waltz at our son's wedding reception we laughed so hard as we stepped all over each other. I understand we were pretty hilarious to those watching too! Thanks for the good memory!

Carol said...

Oh, your memories of Lawrence Welk take me right back to my dear grandmother's parlor. She watched him eagerly each week and was completely enthralled. I remember buying her a biography of him for one of her birthdays :) Not a great dancer, but I do love it at weddings. No one cares what anyone else is doing and everyone is just so joy-filled and happy!

Terri D said...

Those are beautiful photos of your grands with perfect backdrops! Joe and I take a few extra turns whenever we go out on an errand. It feels good to get out of the house! I love your dough bowl. I need to keep an eye out for one of those once we can go shopping again! Stay well!

Mari said...

Sweet Home Alabama is looking beautiful!
I do like your dough bowl this season.
We never danced growing up either. And I always say us Dutch folk don't have any moves. So, like you I feel very self conscious!

Mary said...

I love your dough bowl Arlene, so pretty in it's simplicity. I feel very self conscious dancing so my husband I do a slow dance at weddings and that's it.
I take a walk everyday at some of the wildlife areas but am thinking about taking a nice car ride if the weather ever gets nice here. Snowing right now!!
Glad the kids got to experience nature whether they like it or not!!!