Friday, March 26, 2021

Friday Fun

 We had a nice time in Chatsworth and drove back home to Decatur early Thursday morning as we were expecting some tornadic activity on Thursday afternoon. By the time we got home, poor Marvin was exhausted. Driving in Pouring Rain on mountain roads is not for the faint of heart. We did stop at the half way point in Henagar, Alabama to get a cup of coffee and a Sausage Egg McMuffin before battling on to Decatur. 

We had lunch with Charles in Cartersville, Georgia on Wednesday. I wanted to get the children their Easter gifts and I had a special gift for Charles. My mother agreed to giving Charles the flag that was draped on Daddy's coffin as a veteran of the Korean Conflict. Charles and Joshua are both named for my daddy and my granddaddy so I felt he should have this precious momento,  He sent me this photo.

He and Nancy just finished a nice office in their home so Charles placed Daddy's flag with a set of tobacco pipes that belonged to Papa G. As Charles put it, both grandfathers together. 

If you are ever in Cartersville, Georgia, check out Southern Muggs coffee. Oh my is delicious. We stopped in for a cup after doing some walking around the square. Sorry no food photos but we had lunch at Appalachian Grill if you want to check them out on Facebook. Marvin and I used to stop there for dinner after the GA Tech games.

I also want to share a little oil painting I got at my favorite shop in Decatur, Tammy Eddy's Antiques. I stimulated the economy with my stimulus money.:)

I had my eye on this for quite some time. There is something about it that is just so appealing to me. I took my cotton canvas to Grimmwood and hung this one with my Riley Harbor in my bedroom. 

We are celebrating this boy's birthday on Saturday.

Baylor was ten on the 24th. Looking forward to getting to love on him a bit. Elliott got his cast off so another happy day for the Bham Grimmlins. 

After I wrote my blog Thursday at noon a tornado touched down in Ben's neighborhood. Thankfully they are okay but their house is not. They were protected as many houses were totally destroyed. They have some roof damage and their windows blew out. Katy said the house right behind them was totally destroyed. They live in the Eagle Point Subdivision in Birmingham if you happen to see pictures on the weather channel.  Praising God for protecting my crew who were in their basement calling out to God.  Katy sent a few pictures.

Look at that hummingbird feeder...still in place. Tornados are so captious.

This area of Birmingham is full of trees and Katy said it looks like a war zone. Please pray for those in Birmingham who lost their homes. No word on loss of life at this point.  Thanking God today for my family.


Mary said...

Thank God your family is ok. How terrifying an experience that must have been for them. I saw the news this am and thought of you and your family right away. I had to come right to your blog to check on you all. Its amazing how the home right next door was totally destroyed and thankfully they escaped the worst. On a happier note, I love your new artwork.

Sandy said...

I know that was an awful feeling of helplessness Arlene. The day the tornadoes hit Tuscaloosa all I could think about was my kids both in Auburn until it passed. We had no idea that it had hit the neighborhood where the cabin was and to see the utter devastation it can do ---leaving something like a humming bird feeder in tact while leveling a house nest to it or driving a large limb into 6 inch stone is something incredible to see. I know Katy and the kids were so frightened. The sound alone is just awful. I checked out the news later and just knew your mama's heart was so frightened. I know you will be glad to give them all in person hugs later.
The painting is very pretty and I am glad Charles found a place for the treasures.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We watched the news about that area this morning! I'm so glad your family is safe from harm. It's so sad and widespread...and they are calling for more violent weather in a couple of days in the same area. I'll keep everyone in my prayers!

Robin in Virginia said...

Praising the Lord for sparing the Bham Grimmlins. Lifting their community up in prayer for peace and recovery.

The print you brought home is a beauty, Arlene. I am glad that you and Marvin arrived back to Nanaland safe and sound.

Sending Baylor happy birthday wishes! Glad that Elliott's cast has been removed.

Terri said...

Oh my! So glad your family is safe!

Georgia said...

Good morning Arlene, Thank you so much for sharing about your Birmingham Family, they have been on my heart and in my prayers. I have been following the weather closely. We got some high winds, but nothing compared to what you folks get. And, I am glad you and Marvin got home safely, that was some white knuckle driving. Isn't it amazing how God watches over His children. Have a blessed day my friend:)

Brenda said...

Prayers. Thankful they are ok...scary...

Terri D said...

Oh my, Arlene! How awful for Birmingham and praise God that your kiddos are okay. I am glad you were not on the road during all of that. One of these days I am going to visit you up there and see some of those great places you always post about!! xo

Mari said...

I love the new painting. And I think it's wonderful that Charles has the flag It's perfect with the pipes.
Happy Birthday to Baylor Man!
So thankful your family is ok, scary situation!