Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.

Do not copy any of my artwork, poetry or photography without my permission.
....carpe diem. The Daylily. "Be like the flower, turn your face to the sun." Khalil Gibran. She gives her all for just one day then bows her head to God and fades away to nourish the next generation. God I pray I may give my all each day to honor you and bow my head at the end to nourish the next generation. Peggy Jones. NOTE............ Please folks do not copy any of my art or photos on my blog without my permission. Thank you for your good manners.

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Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Another graduation from HS and making plans for college

Another high school graduation this year.

Grandson Benjamin Carlisle Jones.
He is a sweetheart.

Ben was offered several football scholarships to college but decided not to play.
He is more interested in studying law enforcement in some form. 

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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Saturday, April 19, 2014

FSO-Museums in our town

There are 4 museums in my town of 11,ooo people.
Oscar Getz Museum of Whiskey History.
 (No photos allowed)

Old Bardstown Village And Civil War Museum
Woman's Civil War Museum

(no photos available.)

Heritage Hall at Nazareth Campus.

 Over 200 years of memorabilia tracing the history of the 
During the Civil War all the schools owned and operated by the sisters where closed and students sent to their homes all over the country.
The sisters turned all of those schools into hospitals to treat the wounded soldiers, many of the sisters themselves dying during the Cholera epicemic.

North and South were all treated alike.
There is a letter to the sisters from President A. Lincoln thanking them for their service in the war.
To this day the campus of Nazareth Kentucky is a neutral zone in war terms.
I did not get a photo of it as it is kept in a "cold room" not accessible to the general public.

Typical country sunbonnet worn in Kentucky in 1812 when Sisters of Charity were founded.

Everyday bonnet worn by sisters up to about 1960 copied from style worn at founding.

 Black veil worn over bonnet when out in public.

 Spinning wheel from early years and they made their own cloth.

Very old wheelchair.

My favorite section is the area where lots of early medical equipment is on display.

 Uniform and navy blue nurses cape worn by nursing students at St. Vincent Hospital School of Nursing.

Nurses educated in hospital schools were called Diploma Nurses as apposed to degreed nurses, which is the norm now.
It took 3 years and they sat for the same State Board Exam that degree nurses do now.
They were not allowed to be married when studying nursing and lived in a community home. 

The SCN community has missions in India, Nepal, Belize and Botswaina.

Some pieces of art


From Napal.

Some pieces I have made especially for me.

 Batik from India from Sister Bridget.

Carved praying figure from Belize from Sr. Rita.


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Thursday, April 17, 2014

.Share the JOY Thursday

Set these tulips out about 6 years ago.
They have bloomed every year since.
This year one lonely tulip.

I still take such JOY from that beautiful tulip.

Happy Spring.

Easter Flowers from our daughter and family who will not be with us this Easter.
The other family's turn.

More flower JOY.

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Happy Easter everyone.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Vee's April Card Party

 Featuring a spring grouping.

This shot just taken today.

My box top

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Grand Social

Can't get used to the idea of my baby grands having babies of their own.
It just seems like yesterday they were babies.

Baby Grand Cindy

Baby great grand Graham and his first Easter Bunny visit.

 Grown up grand Cindy with her baby Graham.

 A day of visiting with Easter Bunny wears
a fella out.

Baby grand Nikki playing mommy

Grown up grand Nikkie loving on her own sweet Max.

It is so good to have new babies around after 14 years. 
We are loving it.

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