Saturday, November 24, 2007

Award for my Blogging Buddies

I awoke this morning with devout thanksgivingfor my friends,
the old and the new.

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Please take the award above and post it on your blog!

I, Raggedy hereby bequeath this award to the following recipients:

Snowman, Karen, Monica, Walker, Merle,
Jamie Dawn, Cara, Judy, Naomi , Deb, Moogie, Kelly, Cascokat , Rachel, Windfall Woman, Mr Haney, Skunkfeathers , Hoss ,Cliff, Cube , Lz Blogger, Lightning Bug's Butt, Jerry, Chief, Ralph, Mike, Peter, Ed, SophMom, Hula, Leann, Jan , Little Jen, Monty, Teresa, Phoenix , Lois Lane, Aunt Josefina, Meow, Tammi, Muzikdude,Trucker Bob, Joe, Warren, Jen, Andrew , Dan, Sloop, Mia, Cat, Miss Cellania, Jude, Gattina, Poopie, Jules , Mamma K , Lee-ann, Bossy , Jim, Abby,Dakota Lifestyle, Writings on My Wall,
and Dallas Meow.

I miss you….

Miss Vickie, SteelCowboy, exscientia, and Pea Patch !

If I missed anyone let me know and I will add you!
This award is for everyone.
Give it to everyone in your blog circle of friends too!
Share the love and appreciation of friendship!

“A true friend is someone who thinks that you are a good egg even though he knows that you are slightly cracked”
~ Bernard Meltzer

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Friday, November 23, 2007

What Part of Thanksgiving Are You?

“A line is a dot that went for a walk.”
~ Paul Klee

Raggedy is Mashed Potatoes

Ordinary, comforting, and more than a little predictable. I am the glue that holds everyone

So Cute Washing Dishes!
(less than half a minute long)

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Thursday, November 22, 2007

Thursday Thirteen (26th)

Why my Birthday was Special:

A charter bus took our son away on Thursday morning on the 15th of November.
Destination- Minneapolis!

Joe would arrive back at 4:30AM on Sunday just in time for my birthday!
He went to the FCCLA cluster meeting in Minneapolis.
It was a wonderful experience for him.
He stayed at the Hilton!

What is the FCCLA?

Family, Career and Community Leaders of America is a dynamic and effective student organization that empowers young men and women to become leaders by addressing personal, family, work and societal issues through family and consumer science education.

FCCLA Quote of the Day

There is no cause half so sacred as the cause of a people. There is no idea so uplifting as the idea of the service of humanity. - Woodrow Wilson

Onward to my Thirteen….

1. A big bird

brought my mother

here from the east coast on Thursday afternoon on the 15th.

2. I called a friend to watch Jaycee and we went to a very early birthday dinner celebration on Friday the 16th in the evening at a place called Sanders. Hubby and mother had the prime rib and I had the seafood grill. My mother gave me a beautiful birthday card. Sanders is not open on Sunday's or Monday's.

There was a band!

The band that was there played a jazzed up version of Happy Birthday and it was very nice.

The meal was fantastic!

We went Friday because Saturday was the Community Thanksgiving celebration dinner here in our town with a singer, comedian/magician, and free flu shots.

The National Guard and 200 volunteers were in town over the weekend helping with roofing and shingling.
We are still dealing with the aftermath of the big

The children thoroughly enjoyed the magician.

Saturday night after the community center dinner and festivities my mother and I went to the local bar with Shelly and Karen for karaoke night. I was thrilled that Judy was there. I used to work with her. It was wonderful to see her again. The entire bar sang a karaoke Happy Birthday to Shelly and me because her birthday is the 21st.

Sunday the 18th the real DAY!


Joe came home!
He had a great time.
He was tired.
I enjoyed hearing about his trip.
Birthday wishes from family are treasured the most.

He gave me a beautiful silver bracelet.

The card he gave me was beautiful!


Jaycee was making up songs and singing them.
Love songs!
She was singing with feeling.

She was singing about how much she loves me.
Some songs were about finding me roses!

It was adorable!
She made this wonderful picture.
It was a big secret.

She made it at Miss Tara’s.
That is where she stays when we are working.


My sister Laura called twice!!!
Give Nichole a big hug from her Aunt and tell her I Love her

6. My brother Mark called and left a Happy Birthday message on our phone!
I am sorry I missed your call.

When we were kids.....

Yaha Yaha....we grew up...sorta...

I Miss you!!!

7. My Mom and Dad called from Maryland with Happy Birthday wishes!
I had a wonderful visit with you over the phone.
I miss you both so much!

The cards you sent were beautiful!

They were the kind of cards that made me cry because they meant so much!

8. My Mom sent these breathtaking earrings.

9. My dad sent a box from

The box contained 2 bags of raw peanuts in the shell so I can roast my own peanuts.
I also got some chocolate covered peanuts and salted peanuts as well.

Thank you!


Hubby gave me a beautiful card!

Hubby gave me flowers!

Hubby gave me this!

And so that will play in my car.....he got me this!


11. My mother cooked dinner& of course there was cake!

12. My blogger friends stopped by and left Happy Birthday wishes.

13. I feel blessed, I had a glorious day, life is grand!


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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Circle of Prayer & Thank You

“Even though we've changed and we're all finding our own place in the world, we all know that when the tears fall or the smile spreads across our face, we'll come to each other because no matter where this crazy world takes us, nothing will ever change so much to the point where we're not all still friends.”
~ Unknown

Thank you Merle and Karen for the Birthday Posts.
You touched my heart.
You are both dear and precious to me.
I love you!

Dear Commenter’s,

Deb~ one of my long time bloggirlfriends. I treasure you!

Miss Cellania~ I was thrilled to see you dropped in! Your blog can always pick me up when I am down.

Kenju ~ a bloggirlfriend I have been reading for a long time. I truly enjoy your blog!

Walker~ you made my day babe!

Monty~ smooches, I heart you!

Jim~ your comments have brought me joy!

Meow~ my Sister Kitty whom I adore! Psst...You were right on time…. (Time difference)

Naomi~ you are special to me in many ways. I love you!

Jamie Dawn~ delightful, creator of the word Hitonous, the one who got me hooked on truffles, bloggirlfriend of mine, I adore you!

Jude~ a bloggirlfriend I enjoy reading.

Gattina~ a bloggirlfriend I delight in visiting!

Peter~ me mate from Aussie land, a true friend indeed. When I was ill you jumped in and helped me out with my blog. I owe you more than one. You are a wonderful man! Thanks mate!

Audrey, Nikki-ann, Granny, Kimberly, Tracey, Joared, and Autumn Storm I will get by to visit as soon as I can.

Your birthday comments meant more than you can know.

I cherish them.

You helped make my day even more special!

Thank you!

Dear bloggerfriends,

Yes you! Links!

Over there on my sidebar.

The quote is for you as well.

I know we can’t keep up with each other all the time.

Huggles and Love~ Raggedy

I got my first gift from a blogger.
It was not a birthday present but that didn’t make it any less special!
I was thrilled to receive it.
I am the proud owner of a Duck!
I look just ducky now!
I lubbs ya babe!

Circle of Prayer

"Blessed are those who mourn,
for they shall be comforted."
~Matthew 5:4

Visit Jamie Dawn

From Jamie Dawn’s Blog:
“Our week ends with great sadness because the precious little girl from our church in CA lost her battle with leukemia.”

Visit Hoss

November 14th

“Shucks. I have been in the hospital for two days. Miss me?”


“Some people don't favor the way I am not breathing. Almost not breathing. They haven't got rid of me yet, but I am giving more thought to my reincarnation plan.”

Raggedy says: BREATHE!

November 18th

“More sick-nik news: I am able to visit your b**g, but commenting wears me out. I visited everybody on my b**groll Saturday. I can write a post, although it takes a long time. Very long.... “


Visit Sugarfused

Deb is stressed out right now. She is going in for surgery on February the 8th.

Keep thoughts and prayers for Miss Vickie as well. We all miss her so much!

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Monday, November 19, 2007

Ricky Skaggs

There is nothing in the world so much like
prayer as music is.
~William P. Merrill

Ricky Skaggs
From Wikipedia

Ricky Lee Skaggs (born July 18, 1954, in Lawrence County, Kentucky) is a country and bluegrass singer, musician, producer, and composer. He plays fiddle, guitar, banjo, and, primarily, mandolin.


Early career

Ricky Skaggs started playing music after he was given a mandolin by his father. At age 5, he played mandolin on stage with Bill Monroe. At age 7, he appeared on television's Martha White country music variety show, playing with Lester Flatt and Earl Scruggs. He also wanted to audition for the Grand Ole Opry at that time, but was told he was too young.

In his mid-teens, Skaggs met a fellow teen prodigy, fiddler Keith Whitley, and the two started playing together with Whitley's banjoist brother Dwight on radio shows. By 1970, they had earned a spot opening for Ralph Stanley and Skaggs and Keith Whitley were thereafter invited to join Stanley's band, the Clinch Mountain Boys

Skaggs later joined J. D. Crowe's New South. For a few years, Skaggs was a member of Emmylou Harris's Hot Band. He wrote the arrangements for Harris's 1980 bluegrass-roots album, Roses in the Snow. In addition to arranging for Harris, Skaggs sang harmony and played mandolin and fiddle.

Move to Nashville

Skaggs moved to Nashville, Tennessee in 1980 and was signed to Epic Records, where he produced his debut album, Waitin' For The Sun to Shine. The album produced four successful singles, including two number one hits with "Cryin' My Heart Out Over You" and "I Don't Care" in 1982, songs that sparked the birth of the neotraditional country movement.

Skaggs' lifelong dream of joining the Grand Ole Opry finally became reality in 1982. He racked up 12 number one hits and six top 10 singles during the 1980s. Skaggs picked up dozens of industry awards in the ensuing years, including four Grammy Awards and eight awards from the Country Music Association including Entertainer of the Year in 1985.

He married Sharon White of the family group The Whites in 1982. Together they have two children, a daughter Molly Kate and a son Lucas. Ricky also has a son, Andrew, and a daughter, Mandy, from his first marriage.

Neotraditionalism and experimentation

Into the 1990s and 2000s, Skaggs has embraced his bluegrass roots, as well as experiment with new sounds. With his band, Kentucky Thunder, he is a perennial winner of Grammy Awards and International Bluegrass Music Association for best bluegrass album.

"I always want to try to promote the old music, as well as trying to grow, and be a pioneer too," Skaggs once said.

In 2000, he shared the stage with the now defunct jam band, Phish. On March 20, 2007, Skaggs released an album with rock musician Bruce Hornsby.

In 2007, Skaggs is slated to release an album he recorded with The Whites on his Skaggs Family Records label.

“Halfway Home Café”

“A Simple Life”

"Somebody's Praying"

Bill Monroe joins Ricky for the classic “Uncle Pen”

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Sunday, November 18, 2007

Sunday November 18, 2007

Birthdays are good for you.
Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.

~Larry Lorenzoni

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