Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Door Decor

A a few years ago, our daughter-in-law gave us
a bear to guard our door.
Pop says it's a "she" bear.
We dress it for the seasons and my favorite
is Christmas.

Here's the bear in all her finery for
the 4Th of July celebration...

Pop, the Bear, and I all wish you a
Happy 4th of July and a great Summer!!!

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Lunch Out At Huck's Catfish

The bus took a load of us old folks out to eat at Huck's Catfish. Pop is a big fish eater so he really was happy to go. Despite the name "Catfish", he had salmon as usual. Can't teach an old dog new tricks.

We all enjoyed ourselves (some of us more than others). Everyone watched Raymond because, for such a thin man, he eats his weight in food!

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

To Raymond

To Raymond
Our Love Story

In the year nineteen forty seven
We said our marraige vow,
Now it's sixty five years later-
Take a look at us now!
Thwre's silver in our hair
And a slowness in our stride,
There have been many changes
Since you took me as your bride.
Still we've weathered all the changes,
To make it to this day,
And through our joys and sorrows
Love has always lead the way!
With family, friends, and faith,
With strength from God above-
Our story is unending
The story of our love!

Jessie Savage Ellis
February 27, 2012


March the first- the 65th Anniversary of our marriage. What a ride! We have had ups and downs, but at this stage of our lives- the ups seem to outnumber the downs!

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Christmas In Texas

Christmas in Texas was special this year
Because of the children we had here-
There was Lily the diva, and Ben the Wild Child,
Who played and jumped where pillows were piled!

With toy vacuums the kids swept the floor
They rode their tricycles and so much more

Sharon had trees of all colors and sizes,
Toys and trinkets, all sorts of devises!

Mike was the chef - who did things up right,
We ate and we drank all day and all night-
Jaimee baked pies with Lily as her aide
Jaysa cleaned up the mess we all made!

Then, time came for our final goodbye
When you're having fun, time surely does fly-

So Christmas is gone for another year,
But don't despair - it'll come again next year!

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Lily came to see Pop and Grandma Ellis and while she was shy at first, she warmed up pretty quickly and took Pop's heart away. He is very enamoured with his Great granddaughter and has no qualms about letting every one know it. I think she returned his admiration too. She seemed to be a bit partial to Pop over an old Grandma! I can forgive that as I am kinda partial to Pop also.

Monday, March 14, 2011

March 14th Birthdays

It's our birthday today,
Now isn't that fine-
We were born and live under
The pieces sign.
We have good qualities,
A few bad ones too
We're loving and generous
When we feel it's due.
We're loyal to family,
Through thick and through thin-
We dearly hate losing
And we love to win!
We are children of March,
We are honest and true-
And we kick up our heels
When our birthday is due!

Jessie Savage Ellis
March 14, 2011

Written for all us who were born on March 14th. That includes Sharon,Jessie, Richard, and Judith. Happy birthday to us!

Friday, February 25, 2011

Winter In Sherman

In early February we had a substantial snowstorm. The Renaissance looked very beautiful from inside, but outside it was colder than crap. After a week of this, Pop had cabin fever and I asked him where he wanted to go. He replied "just any place!" Well, we don't usually go any place as I told him. His remark was "I want to be able to whether I actually go or not!" All and all, we all enjoyed the sight of new fallen snow, even though half our workers couldn't get here and service was slow and the menu limited...but always with a smile.