Tuesday, September 27, 2011

IT'S A MAN'S MAN'S MAN'S WORLD

The day was prettier than a fat spotted pig standin' smack in the middle of a Missouri cornfield. It was June 18, 1997. 'Twas the day Geek Son had a job interview and my lovely daughter~in ~love , The Latin Lovin' Hillbilly, had a late stage doctor's appointment. This Ozark Farm chick was the designated driver for her appointment in the Big City. "I've been leakin' all mornin, is that a problem," was the question. "Hon, your water is breakin'... ya need to call your doctor right away," was my reply. Plantin' both feet firmly in the ground the well rounded Latin insisted we eat first. Mexican!!! She'd heard those stories how you couldn't eat while in labor so off to a Mexican Restaurant we went. Nope, this one couldn't survive on ice chips alone. Our Hillbilly sweetheart called her doctor's office as soon as the last bite was consumed. Faster than a hound can suck an egg we hoofed it off to the exam room where our soon to be mama was whisked away to the hospital. That was the day I called Geek Son away from his interview. Comin' by it quite natural, the babe ate salsa and chips before he had the teeth to eat 'em. Meet Ethan Issac, the center of attention at his first birthday party.

He was the first grandkiddo to ride a tractor. Yep folks, gotta start 'em young 'round these parts!!!

Ethan or 'Ike' as we sometimes call him, was the first put in the old washtub to eat his chocolate Easter bunny. Ya'll know what a twisted neat freak I am. It worked so dang well, I'd do it again!!! Matter of fact...I did. Heeehehehee!

This clone of his father, is an bright inquisitive child who drank in every experience with enthusiasm and gusto. He's always been a sweet tenderhearted child who has never gotten to old to give his Grandma Muzzie a great big squeeze.
As he got older, he grew a patch of hair on his chest, a mustache under his sniffer and he started talkin' like a briny pirate. 'Just one of the many great birthday parties The Latin Lovin' Hillbilly has thrown her handsome pirate.
Faster than the swish of a cow's tail on a humid Ozark summer day, Ethan appeared to become a rebel. I said appeared ya'll, don't let the vision of this fine young man fool ya. He's a kind thoughtful young man of God.
Sure shootin' this is one fella makes this rockin' grandma more blessed than the first mosquito that entered a nudist camp. My heart is full. Just as James Brown sang back in 1966 in his number one hit on his Billboard Top R&B single, Ethan has a fine strong foundation for walkin' right into " It's a Man's Man's Man's World !!!"

BTW: Geek Son still works for the company today where he missed that first interview. :o)

99 comments:

  1. What great pictures of this handsome looking young man........as he grew up.
    You are a proud grandma for sure!!!!
    and you gotta love a momma who'll eat mexican food before going into labor. That's my kind of girl.

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  2. That's great! He's grown into quite a handsome young fella. Amazing how fast that happens, isn't it? :-)

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  3. I hear ya grandma...he is such a handsome young man! :D

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  4. He looks like a young man who would make any grandma proud and you have done him justice in sharing your pride in him.
    I love the picture with the jean jacket and tie!

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  5. I loved this story! I wish I'd known about the Mexican food but I'm not sure we had any such restaurants around here that long ago...ha ha!! Your grandson is a real good looking young man. And I'm glad his daddy got the job! Enjoy the rest of the week!

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  6. Ethan is still as cute as a bug in a rug! Oh, Nezzy- you sure have been blessed with this one. What a fine young man this one is growing up to be...and I bet you have to scare the girls away all the time.
    I hope you found a bigger washtub for him to eat his chocolate bunny in, cuz I think he done our grew that other one.

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  7. Ethan has a smile that lights up a room. He sounds like he's such a great grandbaby to love and enjoy. I know you're proud.

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  8. What a handsome young man..oh they grow up so fast. Love that you put him in that tub with his chocolate! Have a wonderful week Nezzy! :)

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  9. He's a young man to make a Grandma proud!! :)

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  10. Ditto to all the comments before me!
    ~~Peace & Love & Blessings~~

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  11. Well darn. He is just a fabulous fellow! I can see why he makes your heart swell with love and pride!

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  12. Was afraid we were gonna see a moustache!

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  13. What a wonderful tribute to a fine grandson. How can he be anything else with a granny like you?

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  14. Happy Birthday to your grand son. I love how you pictured him from a tiny babe to the handsome young man he is now. Aren't grand children wonderful! Hope your Wednesday is a wonderful one!

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  15. Aren't grandkids great? Our pride and joy. Happy Birthday to Ike. Great pictures!
    Love Di ♥

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  16. To sum up:
    sweet baby - cute boy - fine young man , and...a very proud Grandmother.

    The pictures displaying different stages in the life, so far, of your grandson Ethan, are awsome; so is your writing style, Nezzy!

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  17. I love the chocolate in the tub idea... I might have to borrow that one.

    Now I'm hungry for Mexican...

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  18. They grow up so fast don't they? My grandsons are 9 and 10. What happened to those babies? I keep telling my daughter to cherish the minutes. I know you do. The grands are our reward.

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  19. Looks like a great guy! And a handsome one, too!!

    Happy birthday to him!!!

    =D

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  20. I can't believe your daughter-in-law ate Mexican food before delivering her baby! Wow! He is a handsome little boy! No wonder you are so proud!

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  21. Well Nezzy, you certainly do have one fine looking young man here. I do love the tractor picture. I think all of our have been on a tractor a few times before they turned even turned 3 years old..
    These are the good times..
    Blessings,
    shug

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  22. Happy Birthday to a very handsome young man. I know honey how your heart sings for this grandson.
    Great post and as always I enjoyed my visit
    Love ya
    Maggie

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  23. What a lucky kid to have such an awesome grandma. I'm sure that had more than a little something to do with how he turned out.

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  24. He's a cutie - then and now! Happy Birthday to him!

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  25. Awesome post. This is Denise

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  26. I've been leakin all day, is that a problem? OMG, you have me in stitches every time. Every. Time. :) Happy Birthday to you handsome grandson! And that is SO cool that your son still has that job after all that!

    Oh! And thanks for stoppin by today, you are so sweet.

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  27. what a lovely tribute to your grandson Nezzie, you're so funny. (mosquito in the nudist camp, lol)!

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  28. He's a cutie pie! Happy Birthday to that special little man!

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  29. Happy birthday to your grandson!

    I love the eay you write these posts, Nezzy... so colorful and so full of love. :)

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  30. you put him in a wash tub...bwahaha...happy birthday to the mans mans man...sounds like quite the guy

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  31. Hi Nezzy, thank you so much for your sweet comment about my story on Grandma Yellow Hair's Blogazine. I really do appreciate it and goodness I love your profile intro. You are a barrel of fun to read. I love your style and you are so talented with writing. I can't wait to read the next line.

    I really love my visit to your blog and would love to have you come by for a little visit to my blog. I'm a petite old woman and I too sling manure with the best of them, ha,ha... Take care. JB

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  32. Oh my goodness I even forgot the birthday boy. What a sweetie he is and growing so fast. Happy Birthday to your handsome grandson. JB

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  33. What a cutie your little salsa-eatin' Grand is. Eat your heart out Justin Bieber!

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  34. From those very early days until now...he is adorable! Yep, I think Sweet Tea is right...move over Justin Bieber!!! ;)

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  35. Adorable at every turn, Nezzy! And it's clear that he's always known how to really live life. :)

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  36. Happy Birthday to him,they grow too fast,phyllis

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  37. Oh, my! He's gorgeous, darling & then handsome! Love that wash tub chocolate! Happy birthday handsome!

    Well, now my day is complete with you back in my life. Thank you another wonderful share & greeting to my day.

    So have missed you, Nezzy!

    TTFN ~
    Have a beautiful day ~
    Hugs & love,
    Marydon

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  38. Hi, popped across to thank you for visiting my blog. Enjoyed seeing your grandson grow up. I don't have that pleasure, I'm afraid.

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  39. What a handsome lad and such a blessing to you all. Have a wonderful day.
    http://maplelanehouse.blogspot.com

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  40. Nezzy you are such a fun to visit, love your photos and all captured so well, you have a great day down on the farm, just a little holler from the Georgia Peach, lots of hugs too.

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  41. Hi again!

    Great captures!

    Have a great weekend,

    XOXO LOLA:)

    Alphabe-Thursday

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  42. I love the picture tour through his life! Food before going to the hospital was smart - I like her!

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  43. Oh my gosh he is so handsome!
    xoxo
    SC

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  44. oh my goodness he is a doll. What a fun post. Big Hugs!

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  45. I can tell how much you have with your grandson, Nezzy. What a handsome fella he is!...Christine

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  46. Hi There, What a cute post... Love all of your crazy phrases!!!!! As a southern gal, I've heard ALL of them before!!!!! ha ha

    You have a handsome grandson for sure... Can't believe you have 8... I have 5 --and mine are all growing up much too fast.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  47. Oh, Nezzy, you are a story teller and a half! I loved this post and I wish your handsome grandson a belated happy birthday! You always make me smile!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  48. Beautiful young man.
    I think the world needs lots more like him.

    I love your story about his beginning.

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  49. Hi Nezzy,
    Happy Birthday to your handsome grandson. He sure looks like he is a charmer. What a darling baby and now a handsome young man.
    Time sure marches on~~ They grow up so fast
    Love chocolate in the washtub. Too cute.

    Thank you for stopping by and your sweet comment. So nice to see you.
    Have a great weekend.
    XO Celestina Marie

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  50. He's quite lucky to have you as a grandma!

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  51. That is one handsome young man!!!!!
    I am glad you enjoyed my ooey gooey choc. post.
    Blessings~

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  52. WOMAN, YOU ARE BACK IN THE SADDLE of Bloglandia and we are happier than...uh.....dang, my similes are not EVEN as good as yours so I will NOT try.

    NEZZY! ARE YOU BACK FOR SURE??????? This was funny as ever my darlin', and THANK YOU FOR COMING TO VISIT ME AND KORALEE! She is as beautiful as we all imagine her to be....what a magical day it was for me....Anita

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  53. YOU ARE BACK NO DOUBT! That Ethan is a dream!

    xoRebecca

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  54. What a sweet baby boy and a handsome fella today:) I love the pictures looking back thru time! Thanks for sharing your precious Grandson! HUGS!

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  55. he's a very handsome boy, am sure he is very well prepared with strong values instilled in him by his very doting Grandma. Thanks for also visiting my site.

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  56. What a terrific grandmother and 'mother-in-love' you are! Very handsome grandson you have there too!! Love this story you shared and it brought back so many memories for me, as my oldest son turned 27 this week. Sigh... how fast they grow up! Too fast to me!! I'm so looking forward to daughters-in-LOVE and grand-babies! :-)

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  57. Nice introduction to your grandson, I can tell he is the apple of your eye!

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  58. What a handsome young man and a true blessing from God.

    Many happy returns.

    :-)
    Traci

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  59. Loved reading about your grandson; sounds like a mighty fine young man!! WTG to your DIL too for taking the time to eat before she made it to the hospital! Had to laugh about that!

    good that you are back to blogging; sometimes taking summers off are a good thing to get much needed things done plus just have some time to enjoy family, friends, life, etc!

    betty

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  60. LOL - that was a great story about your daughter in law! And that kids is just gorgeous!

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  61. A good looking boy. Bet you are proud of him. :)

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  62. SO nice hearing from you again. Hope you had a great summer.

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  63. What a fun tribute to your grandson!! Love his birth story and watchinghim grow! He will enjoy reading this someday too. Grandchildren just grab our hearts when they are born and keep pulling, huh? Your grandson is a handsome one for sure and cetainly sounds like a keeper!
    Mosquito in a nudest colony??? Hahahahaha!! You crack me up!! I have so missed your quips...

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  64. Very cute and i got a kick out of the tractor picture. Looks like a future farmer if i ever seen one!. Richard from Amish Stories.

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  65. How lovely--and how fast they grow up, no?! That tractor shot made me laugh and reminded me of the day I walked into the garage to find my toddler trying to get the riding mower to start!
    I'm so glad I've made it back here after a long absence. You always make me smile! Hoping to have my act together again in the next week or so, so I can get blogging and visiting regularly again!
    Have a great weekend!

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  66. Thank you for visiting us at Red Rose Alley. Your blog is so colorful and full of life! Eight grandchildren - wow. You sound like you have so much energy. I noticed the saying on here...Live Like It's Heaven On Earth. I love it! Hope you come back and visit us, and have a sweet day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  67. I admit, I sometimes look like that after eating chocolate!

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  68. he's a cutie! hi nezzy! thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment this week! appreciate it! i read down a couple of posts. loved the one of your city-girl turned country-gal mom. what a beauty. :) i hope, after your very consumed summer, your life is getting easier and maintainable. god bless you and yours!

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  69. Thanks for stopping by again. It's always nice to see a friendly face. I'm your newest follower, and I hope that you'll follow me back.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

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  70. You are one happy grandmother. Sweet post and he is so handsome. What a cute story and how awesome that your son got the job! Hope your grandson had an awesome birthday.

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  71. You are going to have all of us talking this way soon, no complaining here. Loving it.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  72. Such a cutie, and he turned into such a fine looking boy. (Love the story about the chocolate in the tub-Great idea!) My water broke by leaking too, and when I called the Dr., he said meet me at the hospital. I HAD to wash my hair, and like your d-i-l, I thought I HAD to eat before they cut off my food supply. I got sick during the delivery! Great story, as always, Nezzie. laurie

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  73. Happy Birthday to the handsome boy!

    (Just as I was reading this post, I see that you were commenting on mine! Synchronicity!)

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  74. Oh What a doll...the girls better watch out...heartbreaker on the loose...Happy Bday to your darling boy..!Love all the pics..!

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  75. What a great post Gal...I remember when my waters broke for my 2nd baby I went and dinner before I rang the Dr!!! Thanks as always for poppin' in...and you have a great weekend!!!

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  76. What a sweetheart! I can tell you are so proud of him!

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  77. I love this tribute to an excellent example of a grandson who is surrounded by responsible, loving pareents, and family, including a granny.

    I bet it is like raisin' your own all over again, especially the pride at achievement in character.

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  78. Ahhh, how sweet are those picture of the Birthday boy. They grow so fast. The tractor picture reminds me so much of my son when he was little. So cute.The proud is showing all over you girl! LOL!

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  79. He is adorable. What a great story.

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  80. Hi Nezzy! I love the reading of each and every word that you are writing in your blog, God bless you Nezzy!!! Take a happy weekend!!! :0)

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  81. Lovely set of pics and very cute boy!
    Thanks for sharing;o)

    ***
    Have a nice and happy weekend****

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  82. What a fine looking young man! Aren't grandchildren God's greatest gifts??

    Nancy

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  83. Great story - love the pirate picture and I'm sure Ethan could talk pirate too!

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  84. He certainly is a handsome lad! He's going to be a heartthrob!

    Have a blessed Sunday, Nezzy!

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  85. I love your story. He is quite the handsome fella. I can see his environment has made him the young happy man he is today. Happy Birthday. B

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  86. Cool story! He's cute and gets even more handsome as he grows up. This post is sure a great gift to him. Belated greetings to the gorgeous young man!

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  87. He has grown into a handsome young man. I bet it seemed as fast as the pics show. Starting them young on the tractor is the way to live!

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  88. Hi sweet friend...it's ME! I have missed you so...love your sweet photos of this darling boy..or young man I should say! Hope all is well and you are enjoying your Fall so far...extra hugs for you today!

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  89. What great memories and great pictures of a very handsome boy! ;-) Hope you have a wonderful week!

    Blessings,
    Jill

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  90. Awwwww.... thank you for sharing the chronological order of life. What a handsome boy. Blessings Nezzy.

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  91. I'm glad to learn Greek son is working!

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  92. Happy Birthday to your sweet grandson, Ethan!

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  93. I love the way you talk about your grandson, it is obvious how much you love him and how proud you are of him!
    Happy birthday Ethan!!
    *kisses* HH

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  94. So sweet!!!! Love that pic of him riding his grand-daddy's tractor!!!
    Adorable
    Rose

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  95. Yipie Tie Yie Yah
    That Ethan has those eyes
    That would brighten any day
    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY TO YOUR GRANDSON NEZZY
    Our Amy had a tub pool at Grandmother Ragan's house
    You know the eyes, are a window to our soul...I was looking at the photo of you in the post after this and the grief seems well hidden but I have seen that look when I, myself look in the mirror....you are sooooo very precious Nezzy and that which you have trevailed for, Jesus heard and knows.
    I know your last post about Angel Dawn said she would be finished with chemo in September....is she with us or dancing in heaven...
    NO ONE CAN TELL A STORY LIKE YOU CAN,NEZZY
    Hugs and love
    thanks for dropping by to see me

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  96. What a cutie he's been all along, and he's growing into too!!! :-)

    Gentle hugs,
    "Auntie" ~~ at 'Pix Muse' blog
    "Lady Autumn, Queen of the Harvest,
    I have seen You in the setting Sun
    with Your long auburn tresses
    blowing in the cool air that surrounds You.
    Your crown of golden leaves is jeweled
    with amber, amethyst, and rubies.
    Your long, flowing purple robe stretches across the horizon.
    In Your hands You hold the ripened fruits.
    At Your feet the squirrels gather acorns."

    ~~Deirdre Akins

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  97. Oh you post so many beautiful and funny and heart warming posts! I really love knowing you. Anne

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