Lefty & Fifty-six


Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

Happy Thanksgiving Day 

We hosted dinner at our home. 
The "swede" baked the turkey.

I used my cooper tea pots for the vase holder this year.
I made the brown tablecloth from a 3 3/4 yd remnant from
my mother-in-law Margie's fabric pile I inherited.
My new son-in-law Jason made these birch candle stick holders for their wedding reception.
I grabbed a few and voila..they landed on our table.
Here we are, a small group of friends and family.
The weather was beautiful, our stomachs were full. 

Just being "goofy"

Now.. on to Christmas!!

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

She did it!

I'm pleased and happy to announce
The marriage of:
Katlin to Jason

We couldn't be more pleased and excited to have 
Jason become a paert of our family!

Pre-wedding picture
First dance

Katlin's family, plus.. the new son-in-law!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

It's been awhile..but don't...

...faint, I am writing a post that is very important..
My second daughter Katlin, is engaged and going to be married 
on November 1, 2014.

We had her bridal shower today and it was fabulous not to mention 
that Katlin was extraordinarily beautiful.

Here the group shot.

 Ariel and I making our happy faces!

 A KISS for Katlin

The future Katlin & Jason Neubert

Friday, June 6, 2014


I will get caught up with my posting soon, the garden is 
planted and the spring cleaning is done, I've got the lazies right now. 
Stay tune..

Saturday, May 3, 2014

Mother Earth Calls My Name

If you have followed me through the years, you know that
 I love to get out in the garden.

This has been the Swede and I mantra for years, we both find that
 we like working along side each other
( sometimes it's the only time I'm not on his case...)

I applaud Miracle Gro for the Growing movement video.
 I know that they are in the business of selling gardening products, but hey...it's innovative and promotes a healthy hobby!

I have tried to add this video on the post but for reasons unknown it won't load, so here is the link if you want to watch a short inspirational gardening bit.

Here is an App called: Sprout It
Find it for free on the App Store.

Well, you know where I'll be for the summer months!

Sunday, March 30, 2014

One song one poem

Sunrise at Camas Prairie Centennial Park and Red Sky.
Credit: Charles Knowles License: Flickr (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0).

It's Spring and with the rebirth of the earth, I find
great peace in this poem and in the song which I have shared at the end of this post.

Camas Lilies
by Lynn Ungar
Consider the lilies of the field,
the blue banks of camas opening
into acres of sky along the road.
Would the longing to lie down
and be washed by that beauty
abate if you knew their usefulness,
how the native ground their bulbs
for flour, how the settlers' hogs
uprooted them, grunting in gleeful
oblivion as the flowers fell?
And you—what of your rushed
and useful life? Imagine setting it all down—
papers, plans, appointments, everything—
leaving only a note: "Gone
to the fields to be lovely. Be back
when I'm through blooming."
Even now, unneeded and uneaten,
the camas lilies gaze out above the grass
from their tender blue eyes.
Even in sleep your life will shine.
Make no mistake. Of course
your work will always matter.
Yet Solomon in all his glory
was not arrayed like one of these.

Here is a link to a beautiful vocal 
rendition of a song called: "Consider The Lilies of the Field" 

Wednesday, March 26, 2014


As of late,  I have been learning and experiencing being alone, being "one" with myself.

It sounds strange, and it is foreign to me that I have this time in my life where I am "just me".

Here are some of the things I have done in my "loneness:

  • Walk my neighborhood
  • Walk in nature (hiking)
  • See a movie (went and saw Son of God)
  • Went to a play in SLC called 3
  • Went to dinner (several times)
  • spent an evening at a political Caucasus
  • reading magazines at the library
  • weeding the garden

As I get older I'm more and more comfortable being alone.

Here is Barbara Streisand singing a song that has 
always had meaning to me, I do think that People need People.
*Notice that this was on some TV show in 1965, 
she has this huge orchestra playing for her.

In conclusion of one....I like what Clare Daines said;

About Me

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Provo, Utah, United States
I am a Lefty. I was born in the Fifties. I am a multi-faceted non-reproductive woman. Mother of four daughters. Married to the "swede" Three handsome/beautiful grandchildren! Love: Family, Christianity, Friends, Home, Garden, Cooking, Pets, Pop up Books, Humanitarian Service,the Great Outdoors,Life and a whole lot more. Yikes I turned Fifty-four this year..... 1958-2012.. Do the math!