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Thursday, March 14, 2019

Over the River



We always enjoy crossing the Tennessee River back into Decatur. Marvin and I  love out little house in Georgia but Decatur is HOME.

If you have not heard from me it is because we were at Grimmwood, where there is no internet. I can read blogs on my phone but commenting is always iffy as typing on a tiny keyboard may lead to problems. :)

We had a nice time in Georgia. We celebrated my niece's 21st birthday. How that happened I do not know. It seems she should be about 10 or so! Laura spent Monday at the Georgia Capitol, serving as an ambassador for her school, Dalton College.  She said it was a great experience and very educational.

We have finally found a church to attend when we are in Chatsworth and that is thanks to Laura. She joined First Baptist Church and invited us to attend with her. It is a very nice church..not too big not too small and the music is wonderful.  I am one of those old people who enjoys hymns more than choruses so when I saw that we were going to sing Great is Thy Faithfulness on Sunday morning, I was a very happy old lady.:)

I persuaded my mother to get out with me on Tuesday. We did a little shopping, had lunch and then just rode around the country roads on a pretty sunny day.  I wanted to drive the route of my old school bus from years ago. My how those roads have changed and not always in a good way. I think I would have gotten lost if I had not had Mother riding shotgun.

I am mailing out the give away package to Miss Dishywoo today and once we hit 90 followers I will do another give away.  Thanks to all who left comments....I really enjoyed the fun answers to the name question!!

But east or west, Home is best. Back to my grands and my friends, both local and bloggers!

8 comments:

Ramblings of a Retired Lady said...

Glad you got to go to Grimmwood and had a good visit, but also glad you are back home. We missed you here.

Sandy said...

I am happy you got your mom out for a drive. I had planned to scoot up to Auburn Sunday after church and come home Tuesday after lunch by myself, but she is going with me. I once loved that, but she is a bit more difficult these days. I have decided to embrace it though and try and get her to have a good time. She turns 84 next week, so it will be a birthday trip. Now for me to survive the complaining:)
I love my church and feel it has been my mission for sure, but nothing beats hymns. I have my iTunes account loaded with Amy Grant, Alan Jackson, Alabama, and others singing hymns. It is a regular listen in my truck.

Mrs.T said...

What a blessing that you have found a church home near Grimmwood! It's so important and I am thankful that Laura helped you find a good one.

You are doing well to remember your old school bus route from years gone by. I am not at all sure that I could do that, though I do remember parts of it. We had some very unique bus drivers over the years and I can remember just where some of them would pull over to insist that a particular unruly boy leave the bus and walk home. Couldn't do that today!

Robin in Virginia said...

Arlene, it sounds like you had a fabulous time at Grimmwood. Finding a church there is wonderful for you! Yay for Laura and best wishes to her on her birthday!

Carol said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful family time in Grimmwood, Arlene! And I'm so glad you loved the church you found thanks so Laura--it sounds perfect. Music has always been my favorite part of church services :)

Enjoy your time at home--I'm with you--home is best!

Terri D said...

How great that you got out with your mom!! What a blessing!! Also a blessing that you found a church to attend when you are there. I know you feel refreshed when you have been to your cabin by the pond, but welcome home!!

Mari said...

Glad you found a church to attend when you are at Grimmwood. I love Great is they Faithfulness and I find I appreciate the hymns more, the older I get.

Tanza Erlambang said...

happy birthday to your beautiful 21 year old niece.
have a great day