I know there are a number of states in the US where moose sightings are not that uncommon. But in Georgia? This big guy can be spotted in Blue Ridge.
The new Cobb Antique Mall opened this week in Marietta. Browsing through the aisles you see glimpses into the life of the artist. Some booths have whimsical pieces, some lend themselves to historical artifacts, some house beautiful jewelry pieces, some take you back to simpler times. All are unique in their own way.
But the booth that caught my eye was full of cookie jars. That’s right – cookie jars! I’ve never seen such a variety. I couldn’t resist sharing a few of them with you. The next time you grab a cookie out of its original, dull packaging think about how much better they would taste if they had been in one of these!
Marbles. Most are round, some are flat. Some are clear, some full of beautiful colors, some are cat’s eyes. The General Store in Dahlonega, GA has barrels full of them. Growing up I remember playing marbles. Flipping them, rolling them, trying to hit another player’s marbles to take them out of the game. But after doing a little research, I found that marbles are used for much more than games.
The Marble King company in Paden City, WV produces over one million marbles each day. According to their website, marblekingusa.com, their marbles have been featured in movies such as Goonies and Home Alone. They even make industrial marbles used in filtration systems and in space balloons for NASA.
Anyone else out there remember summer days outside playing marbles? Simple game, simple times.
Throughout my blog, you’ve seen numerous posts that include pictures of my Friday Night Group. They are friends that we meet with every Friday night for dinner. We’ve been doing this for 20+ years. In addition we’ve shared movie nights, game nights, Christmas parties, trips, life.
This week God called one of us home. I could spend hours telling you about Jansen and the many, many memories I have of him through the years. But I think I’ll let the picture say it all. Jansen was my friend, a part of my extended family. I will miss him dearly.
February is a big birthday month for our family. Garrett, our youngest grandchild turned nine. Chris, his dad and our oldest son, is just a little bit further ‘over the hill’. Happy birthday CW and Big G! Love you.
When we visit L and N, our friends in Florida, we have to eat at the Two Señoritas restaurant in Sarasota. The food is delicious, and the coconut margaritas are a rare treat. The art pieces inside always fascinate me.