Class Reunion for 1969

113 this is the classmates that showed…134 How we all found our place…

119 Martha Edwards & daughter… 111 Our teachers: Coach & Mrs. Yates and                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Sanford and Linda Meadows

121 Nancy, Belinda, Linda, Elaine… 126  Susan & Jeff Dye, Wayne & Belinda            .                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Daugherty, and Judy Boone Griffin  & Kirby Griffin

116  Milling around, like we used to…not getting a word in edgewise. Notice the PICTURE on the table, of those we lost.

Joseph Burns, Jan Claybrook Blake, Barbara Gamble, Ray McCreight, Willie Mae Wyckoff, Fred Thomas. It is hard to believe we lost so many so soon.

For those that didn’t come to this REUNION (and could have) you missed a good one. For those that missed it because you couldn’t help it, we plan on others before too long.

Cleta, Linda Gail, Tricia, Deliska put some work in this one…..we hope the next one, we have more help. We did this one out of love.

Deliska Bradley

from 5/17/2014

 

 

WHAT ARE WE SUPPOSED TO EAT?

Fruits (well washed), Vegetables (you raise-well washed), Nuts (in moderation), Olive Oil, Avocados…fish, if you catch them (no catfish-only scaled fish, no shell-fish) in clean water… PLEASE!?!?! Tell me how many people can do this??? It ain’t me babe!!

I do the best I can, but I eat meat. I eat whole bread. I eat real butter. I am trying to change certain things I eat to make it fewer calories but if you trade a low-fat you gain a sugar. SO? Fat I am, Fat I’ll be.

I am a type II diabetic and have been for years. I am morbidly obese, or so the doctors say. I am almost 6′ tall and way over 60 years old. All my ancestor women stood tall and stocky (known to many in the South as Rawboned Women) and I won’t be a skinny woman this side of heaven.

I am planting my garden in the morning.

Dee Bradley

5/23/14

 

Amazing How One Day Can Be So Good…

Isn’t it amazing how one day you can feel so great, and another you feel like the dirt on the bottom of your shoe? Especially when you have fibromyalgia.

I had a GREAT yesterday. I got so much done; feeling like I could rebuild the entire house. Today, I am not able to move. My joints feel like a MAC truck ran over me and the flesh on my legs feel like someone has hot coals running up and down from knees to toes.

Am I ill? Do you think? I am so blame ill I hate myself! Pain makes me ill. I can’t help it.

“Lord, I know this is a way for me to just enjoy sitting and getting some paperwork done on my finances. It is raining and I am listening to good music on the radio. I have gotten all the laundry done, so I am at least moving. Wish I could have gone fishing.”  🙂

I am trying to write every day. I am sticking to keeping the daily weight down.

I’ll write about why I am losing 110 pounds by April 1, 2015…be looking for this one. I’ve got to get courage to write it.

 

deliska bradley

4/18/2014

 

What I’m Glad/Not so Glad For 7-9-13

MY THREE GOOD THINGS FOR TODAY:

1. I GOT TO SEE MY GRANDCHILDREN…HAYLEY, CARTER, NATE & LAUREN

2. SPENDING THE NIGHT W JAYE & THE KIDS

3. FINISH UP MY INVENTORY ON MY ESTATE SALE…

NOT SO GOOD TODAY:

1. GOT UP LATE

2. DID NOT GET ON THE BIKE TODAY

3. PICKED UP THE TAXES DUE THE IRS……….OH BLOODY HELL…..GOD, IT’S YOUR MONEY!!

GOOD THAT CAME OUT OF WHAT LOOKED LIKE AN AWFUL DAY:

CLETA CALLED, AND SHE WANTS ME TO BRING HER SIX BOTTLES OF TIDE AND ONE OF LAVENDER TO TENNESSEE THIS WEEKEND. I GUESS I WILL DRIVE UP ON SUNDAY, AND STAY WITH HER UNTIL TUESDAY. I HAVE TO BE BACK AT THE DOCTOR ON WEDNESDAY OF THE NEXT WEEK.

I GOT ALL MY INVENTORY DONE ON MY ESTATE SALE, EXCEPT THE LINENS I PLAN ON SELLING. THOSE ARE IN THE CEDAR WARDROBE, AND IN THE CHEST OF DRAWERS. I MAY NOT SELL ALL OF THEM.

RAY AND I DISCUSSED GETTING A REAL ESTATE PERSON THAT’S KNOWLEDGEABLE ABOUT SELLING LOG HOMES WHEN WE PUT OUR HOME ON THE MARKET, BUT I WANT THE OPPORTUNITY TO MARKET IT FIRST. THEN IF IT DOESN’T SELL, HE CAN FIND THAT PERSON.

RAY DOES NOT FEEL WELL TODAY. HE IS FEELING REALLY WEAK AND SICK. I AM AFRAID IT IS HIS HEART AGAIN. IF HE GOES, THIS TIME HE WILL BE GONE FOR GOOD. THEY SAID THEY HAD DONE ALL THEY COULD FOR HIM. I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WILL DO IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO HIM. HE MAKES ME CRAZY, BUT I DO LOVE HIM.

WE ARE WAITING TO FIND OUT WHAT IS GOING TO HAPPEN WITH THE FDIC ON SPLITTING UP OUR PROPERTIES. WHEN WE FIND OUT ABOUT THAT, WE WILL KNOW WHAT TO DO ABOUT GOING TO THE BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEY. I WANT TO GO AHEAD AND TALK WITH ONE, BUT RAY WANTS TO WAIT. THEY WOULD KNOW HOW TO GUIDE US, NO MATTER THE OUTCOME. WE COULD BE DOING SOMETHING, WITHOUT WASTING TIME, SPINNING OUR WHEELS. WE WOULD KNOW IF WE SHOULD KEEP ON SPENDING OUT MONEY WE DON’T HAVE TO KEEP OPEN A BUSINESS THAT IS BLEEDING US DRY!! duh!!!!????? CLOSE THE BLAME THING, now!!!!!

I HAVE GOT TO FIND POSSE’S PARENTS NAME, FOR THE PAINTING I NEED DONE AT THE HOUSE ON HWY 113. I AM GETTING A WHI

LOTS TO DO, BUT I HAVE A GOAL. I CAN GET IT DONE. I HAVE A VISION. I CAN SEE IT DONE. WHEN YOU LOSE YOUR HOPE AND YOUR VISION, YOU ARE ALREADY DEAD INSIDE.

““DEE BRADLEY

7-9-2013

 

GOOD COUNTRY MUSIC

If you want good COUNTRY music, Joey+Rory, Alan Jackson, Connie Smith, songs that Wynn Varble writes and sings, Brad Paisley and Jamie Johnson to me are best. They are out there, but RADIO won’t play them unless the CROWDS want to hear them….and guess what? the teenagers want to hear the pop sounds of the Pistol Annies, Luke Bryan, Rascal Flat, Jason Aldean and TS. Now I love me some Miranda….but that girl can go plum ragin’ sometimes…and it is not country.

There is only TWO TYPES of music: BAD & GOOD….and to me, I don’t care what they call it. When a songwriter puts his or her pen to paper, and they get the lyrics down right, Sheriff Capps plays the guitar and magic happens. Play on Nashville…..play on!

Deliska Bradley

8/6/2013  12:32am

Where will you be when Jesus comes back?

 

Today would be a beautiful day for Jesus to return…….if YOU are not ready to face where you will wake up, NOW is the time to think about it! Jesus is coming back, and it’s going to be soon, I think!! He doesn’t even know when it’s going to be. God will say, “It’s time Son! Go get your children!” And Jesus will split the Eastern Sky.
Those of us who have asked Jesus to be our Lord and Savior, asked HIM to forgive our sins, are ready for the day. I would hate to be waiting for Jesus’ return, not knowing where I would end up, Heaven or Hell. You will go to one or the other. Jesus is the only way to Heaven…Period.
It is said today that there are many religions that will get you to peace. So true! But there is only ONE relationship with ONE God that will get you to ONE Heaven and that is JESUS Christ the son of the ONE TRUE GOD. He set the Moon and Stars in place. He was there in the beginning and always was because He is the great I AM.
Don’t be left behind…it is up to you…He wants you to be in heaven, but it’s your choice!
4/16/2014
db

Slow down…and smell the coffee

We still haven’t resolved our situation about our sell of 82 Old Cartersville Road so we can keep our home…1092 Cartersville Highway this is where we want to live for the rest of our lives. God is in this place! We want to live here til they take us out, feet first.

Please say a prayer for the people who are looking at the log house and shop. They seem to want it, and we are hoping they are the ones God has put in place to buy it.

It seems we have been so busy the past few weeks. I have not been able to sit down and write a word. I don’t know why, except I have been SICK, going to the doctor, and going to Alabama to be with my sister Deloris. (She is finally a free woman! 43 more days and she can take his name off all she has…Yes! Long story!)  And I have worked cleaning house rather than paying someone. Because I can’t see doing this when we can’t afford to pay for the bills we owe, I clean my home, no matter the pain.

I just got my hair cut, colored and fixed today…and I almost had a coronary when the lady told me the total on the bill. Yes, I bought a six-dollar bottle of hair spray and a ten-dollar tip (big tipper) in the total. I could buy groceries for a month, but I’m so worth it.  The husband is going to love this when he finds out.

God, please let those guys purchase the other house….SOON….and I did slow down and smell the coffee… (too bad it’s going to be recycled)…

Step in this Shower

I wish you could have been with me the other day when I was checking out apartments for senior living. I had gone into several different properties and I wanted to make sure this shower would be high enough that it would not hit me in the middle of the chest, but the top of the head.

I had turned to say something to the little leasing agent, and the friend who I had traveling with me.

My arm hit the diverter in the shower, and ice cold water poured all over me from the top of my head to the bottom of my pant legs. I looked like a drowned rat.

I stepped out of the shower and started laughing hysterically…because the little leasing girl looked like she was going to faint. She didn’t understand what I was saying, “this is going to be great for my blog”!

I think she was afraid I was going to sue…I was falling down laughing.

When we got out in the sunshine, I didn’t go back in the nice leasing office. I linked off to the car. I got my friend to get the leasing papers.

If you can’t laugh at yourself, you might as well stay home!

Dee Bradley
3/5/2014

Broke my computer

I cannot tell you the Sick feeling in my stomach, when I came home yesterday, sat down in my chair realizing I had let my computer slide under the edge and I rocked down, breaking the LED desktop on my laptop. 

It isn’t just broken, it is shattered. I called HP to find out how much a new  screen would cost and the GRAND TOTAL was $699. Bloody crazy! I can buy a new computer for $489.

Now all I have to do I talk to WRB…wish me luck…

 

db

Books Transport Me….When Money is Scarce!!

I read all the time when I was growing up! I’ve traveled for years and never left home…and when I did get to travel, the first place I found myself was on the back of a horse, on top of a mountainside in Montana. I was overlooking the most beautiful valley. The flowers were in bloom and the air was so sweet and clean. The sky was such a robin’s egg blue and just a few wispy white clouds in the sky made you think of spun sugar. I could have died that day and been at complete peace in my soul. This was way over twenty years ago and I was breathless.

The Dales, Washington State. Space Needle, Seattle. Sitka Bay, Alaska. Cody, WY for the 4th of July Parade. Paris, France on the Eiffel Tower. Algonquin Park, Canada in a RV-4 Plane flying through a canyon. Flying over the Grand Canyon, Arizona in a helicopter. Never matched that trip to Montana. That was my best vacation of my entire life. Johnny and Bonnie Campbell was our guide…

I have sleepd in a few tents in bear country on several occasions with bear spray on my side…but the last time was in WY in 2007 when I could not get out of the tent at 2:45am, when my zipper on my sleeping bag would not unzip. I had to be unrolled like a butterfly coming out of a cocoon. Then the zipper on the tent stuck. The sleeping bag wrapped around my ankles as I finally got the blessed tent zipper open, and I was ‘going to the outhouse with my bear spray on my hip’ in a hurry, and I fell face first out the opening of the tent. I looked over my shoulder as I told the ‘HUSBAND’ in a voice only a MAD wife could understand, he had better take a picture of this. He would never, and I mean never, see this again. I would only camp in the Penthouse suite of the nicest hotels in the world, and if he ever asked me to come out to a remote place with him again, to remember this morning, and the cussing he was fixing to get.  The answer would forever be a resounding NO! He could camp alone in the wilderness, the ‘wife’ won’t go!!! We have not camped since…we bought a RV and we don’ t even go in it. As soon as I can, it’s going to be put on the sales lot.

If I can’t FLY, and sleep on 1800 thread count cotton sheets, have a flushable toilet and a hot shower, I AM NOT GOING!! If they don’t serve Continental Breakfast with coffee and a choice of French Vanilla or Hazelnut creamers for my coffee, she’s not showing up!