Thursday, October 14, 2010

On October 19th my two fellows will celebrate a twin birthday. My son was born on his Pop's 24th birthday. Then my son married a girl who was born on my 24th birthday. How's that for coincidence? At least, we have only two days to celebrate! Pop loves to tell every one about his great birthday gift. He thinks it was ordained.

As we age, we are more and more aware that life has a way of being what it is and not what we expect. So far, we have been fortunate to have a family and friends to see us through all the rough spots.
Hapy birthday to my two favorite men and many more. I feel blessed to have you in my life.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

The Renaissance
If you are old,weak,-or tired like me,
Then The Renaissance is the place to be,
The rooms are spacious with cleaning included-
Salesmen and peddlers are strictly precluded.
Meals are served with stylish grace-
No waiting lines for residents to face!
Fruits,sweets, and coffee are inbetween treats,
There are ice cream socials and popcorn to eat!
Entertainment is often and well received
By attendees who are most happily pleased.
The Social Director plans trips out to eat,
And Casino trips for those on their feet-
There are exercise classes to keep you fit
And lounging places to just visit and sit.
A salon is in house, for beauty's sake -
The library is open- with books to take.
There's resident meetings to air your views,
There are announcements made, to apprise you of news,
So if keeping house is becoming too much-
If you can no longer cook, clean, and such,
Then visit The Renaissance and you will see-
Why it's the perfect place you need to be!
Jessie Savage Ellis
September 23, 2010

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

When Pop and I married, things wereso different than today. Our wedding shower netted things like pillow cases, cookware, sheets, a clock, coffee pot, and seven cream and sugars!
I had dishes of varing degrees of patterns and very inexpensive. I wanted some pretty china more than anything.
I started a change jar. I put change that Pop left in his pocket until I had enough to buy a piece or two of china. Then, I started looking for some that I liked. I found this blue print Haviland and fell in love. I bought a few pieces at a time. When I had four plates I had to have a dinner and set my table with my china. I felt so up town! I keep adding until I got the whole set.
Our family doctor and his wife became our close friends and we began celebrating our birthdays and all the holidays together. Shirley's birthday came at Thanksgiving, so I always had Thanksgiving dinner and her birthday dinner together. I would get out my white linen table cloth and my Haviland china and spread my table. The doctor said I made the best dressing he ever ate.
We always had Christmas dinner at the Doctor's. Still , I would carry a few dishes and I would use my Haviland bowl and Platter as transport, One Christmas, the Doctor and Shirley gave us chrystal glasses with sterling rims and a sterling E on them. Boy did I think I had a table then.
I never tired of feeding people with my pretty china and my glasses.
Now, I have passed my china to my grand daughter and hope she will be as proud to use them as I was. Maybe one day our sweet Lily will use them. That would make thses old folks very happy!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Baby Ben

Babies are a special gift that make your life complete
they're the topic of conversation when friends and family meet

Babies add the spice to life and give your home it's glow
they bring anticipation as you wait and watch them grow

What could be more wondrous then welcoming a newborn in
and holding that tiny hand as you show him to your kin

Hold fast and close this moment someday when he's full grown
you'll look back in reverie at the memories you own

Saturday, May 22, 2010

Darling Lily


A darling dancing dolly
with a pert and impish grin
the brightest ray of sunshine
that has ever been
She fills our days with laughter
she's in our dreams at night
having Lily in our world
makes everything feel right

Each day is filled with wonder
and promises of fun
for when Lily takes the stage
the audience is quickly won

With just one year behind her
she has many miles to go
but for heaven's sake and mommy's
sweet Lily, please grow slow

Jessie Savage Ellis
May 22, 2010

Friday, May 7, 2010

Our Alero

We owned an old gray Oldsmobile and it was past its prime
when Michael gave us an Alero, the gift was just in time
We took great pride in our new car and it surely served us well
if that old car had a voice, the stories it could tell
of trips to the emergency room, when our ills came in the night
and visits to our family, when the time was right
Pop kept our car in good repair, never let the gas run low
he wanted it to always shine, his pride was quick to show
But time and age overtook us, Pop's driving came to an end
and tho our car still ran fine, we needed to give up our friend
Our grand-daughter could use a car to drive her sons to play
and pick up groceries and goods, while her husband worked each day
So why not send our car to her, our Alero could still live on
adding chapters to its life before its usefulness is gone

Jessie Savage Ellis
April 29, 2010