WELCOME TO SIMPLY DEBBIE. IT IS MY DESIRE THAT
YOU WILL FEEL AND SEE THE HAND OF GOD THROUGH
ARTWORK, CRAFT PROJECTS, RECIPES, AND THE SHEER
LAUGHTER OF ME LEARNING TO SEW ON MY NEW
SEWING MACHINE. THIS IS A PRAYING BLOG AND
A BLOG THAT LOVES TO MAKE NEW FRIENDS.
WON'T YOU JOIN ME AS WE GREET 2011 AND ITS'
BLESSINGS, CHALLENGES, AND SMELLING THE ROSES
EVERY DAY. I'LL BE YOUR UMBRELLA WHEN STORM
CLOUDS COME YOUR WAY AND ASSURE YOU THERE
WILL BE A RAINBOW COME AGAIN.










Wednesday, August 18, 2010

THE FIRST POST OF "WHAT'S YOUR ANSWER WEDNESDAY?"

XOXOXOXOXO...AMY...XOXOXOXOXO
ALWAYS  IN  OUR  HEARTS











WELCOME  TO  MY  FIRST  POST,

"WHAT'S  YOUR  ANSWER  WEDNESDAY?"

OUR  LOVELY  HOSTESS

AND  CREATOR  IS

"SARAH",

THE  BELOVED  WIFE  OF  JAMIE

AND

THE  MOTHER  TO

SEVEN  PRECIOUS  CHILDREN.

PLEASE  VISIT  SARAH  AND  SAY  HELLO

AND  VISIT  THE  OTHER  PARTICIPANTS.



EACH  WEDNESDAY  THERE  IS  A  NEW

QUESTION....YOU  CAN  ANSWER  THE  QUESTION

AS  BRIEF  OR  AS  IN  DEPTH  AS  YOU

WANT  TO.



THE  QUESTION  TODAY:

"WHAT  IS  ONE  (OR  WHAT  ARE  SOME)  OF  THE

MEMORIES  YOU  HAVE  OF  YOUR  TIME  IN

SCHOOL?"

AS  YOU  CAN  TELL  FROM  MY  ABOVE  PICTURE,

IN  GRADE  SCHOOL  I  WAS  AN  ADAM'S

FLYING  A.

IT  WAS  A  RED  LETTER  A  WITH  WINGS.

I  TOOK  TWIRLING  AND  LOVED  RUNNING

TRACK  AND  BROAD  JUMP.

THE  FLYING  A'S  ALWAYS  TOOK  ALL  THE

FIRST  PLACE  RIBBONS  IN  LITTLE  OLYMPICS.


I  KNOW  I  HAVE  SHARED  THIS  BEFORE  BUT

IT  WAS  MY  MOST  FAVORITE  TIME  OF

ANY   OF  MY   SCHOOL  YEARS.


WHEN  I  WAS  IN  THIRD  GRADE  OUR  TEACHER

EVERY  AFTERNOON  WOULD  READ  A  CHAPTER

TO  US  FROM  THE  BOOK,

THE  BOXCAR  CHILDREN.

I  NEVER  WANTED  HER  TO  STOP  READING.

THE  BOOK  WAS  PROBABLY  A  LITTLE

SMALLER  THAN  5  X  7  AND  WAS  A

  BRIGHT  RED

HARD  BOUND  BOOK.

I  USE  TO  WALK  UP  TO  HER  DESK  JUST

TO  TOUCH  THE  BOOK.

THERE  HAS  NEVER  SINCE,  BEEN  A  BOOK

EXCEPT  FOR  THE  BIBLE,  OF  COURSE,  THAT

TOUCHED  MY  SOUL  LIKE  THAT  BOOK.


I  BOUGHT  THE  SERIES  OF  PAPERBACK 

BOOKS  FOR  MY

DAUGHTER  WHEN  SHE  WAS  YOUNG,

  BUT  IT  NEVER  TOUCHED  HER

LIKE  IT  DID  ME.


TO  THIS  DAY  EVERY  GARAGE  SALE,  EVERY

ESTATE  SALE,  EVERY  BOOK  SALE  AND  THRIFT

STORE  I  LOOK  FOR  MY  OLD  RED,  HARD

BOUND  BOOK  OF 

THE  BOXCAR  CHILDREN.

IT  WOULD  BRING  ME  SUCH  JOY  TO  OWN

THIS  BOOK.



AND  KEEP  YOU  UNTIL  WE  BLOG  AGAIN.

THANK  YOU  FOR  STOPPING  BY  TO  SEE  ME.

IT  MEANS  A  LOT  TO  ME.


PLEASE  REMEMBER  THE  FOLLOWING 

PEOPLE  FOR  SERIOUS  PRAYER:

ROY  AND  ELISABETH
BONNIE
SHAUNA
MARIA'S RELATIVE
SHELIA
LORETTA'S  MOTHER
MOLLYE
MICHIELLE
VEE
XINEX
MAGGIE
EDDIE
SUSAN
LEILA


"LET  US  CONSIDER  HOW  WE  MAY

SPUR  ONE  ANOTHER  ON  TOWARD  LOVE 

AND  GOOD  DEEDS.  LET  US  NOT  GIVE

UP  MEETING  TOGETHER,  AS  SOME  ARE

IN  THE  HABIT  OF  DOING,  BUT  LET  US

ENCOURAGE  ONE  ANOTHER--AND  ALL

THE  MORE  AS  YOU  SEE  THE  DAY

APPROACHING."

~HEBREWS  10: 24-25


HAVE  A  BEAUTIFUL  DAY  AND  BE 

SURE TO  SMILE  AT  SOMEONE.

HUGS,

SIMPLY  DEBBIE

21 comments:

BEAR's Mom said...

nice memories...
i have so many...
my long term memory is better than short term...i'm very thankful that wasn't affected during my GBS trauma...i can still plainly see the faces of Mrs. Hamme, Mrs. Donohue, Mr. Hetrick...oh there were so many...the lunchroom ladies wore white dresses and had beautiful hankies pinned at the top...lunch cost a quarter and an ice cream sandwich for dessert was a dime :D

wonderful memories...

~victoria~

Nancy's Notes said...

What an adorable picture of you! Thanks for sharing your memories.

Audra Marie said...

Loved hearing about your childhood. I hope God brings that red book treasure across your path. :)

Sarah said...

Debbie, this is such a great post! You were an adorable little girl! My mother's favorite book is the Boxcar Children and she bought it for me as a child as well. My daughter, Selah, is especially enamored with them (she is 4) and she calls them the "Boxing Children"...Ha! Thank you for sharing your memories with us and for participating in my first meme. It is so fun to hear everyone's special memories!

Sarah

Bernie said...

I LOVED WHEN MY THIRD GRADE TEACHER READ THE TRIXIE BELDON (SPELLED WRONG I THINK) AND LIKE YOU IT WAS A WONDERFUL PART OF MY SCHOOL LIFE. HAVE A GREAT DAY....:-) HUGS

Heather said...

Thank you for sharing! The boxcar children was one of my siblings and I's favorite book. = ) I hope you find the one your looking for. =)

ShirleyC said...

I think my sweetest memories are from 2nd grade. I had a wonderful teacher, and every Friday we got treats if we made a 100 on the spelling test. I can remember how sad I was if I didn't make a 100, but that wasn't very often. Most of the time, she would give us popcorn.

Jill said...

What lovely memories you are sharing. I remember that series myself, I'll have to get my daughter to read them. You look so adorable in your picture! I hope you have a wonderful week!
Many blessings,
Jill

Holly, the Old Western Gal said...

Well now I've got a mission, huntin' down that book for you! I know what you mean about having a story just "speak" to your heart! I was like that with the Walter Farley horse series, lol. The Black Stallion, etc. Oh, I would tremble just to hold the books.

Love your memory and this is sure a new fun theme for your blog, too!

Oklahoma Granny said...

Your 3rd grade teacher didn't happen to be named Mrs. Patton, did she? That was my 3rd grade teacher's name and she read the Boxcar Children to us too. I SO LOVED that book!

Chatty Crone said...

YOU HAVE SOME NICE MEMORIES THERE DEBBIE.

THANKS FOR THE PRAYERS FOR OTHERS TOO.

TO TELL YOU THE TRUTH - I LOVED SCHOOL - ALL OF IT - EVERY GRADE. MY KIDS COULND'T BELIEVE IT BUT IT WAS TRUE.

SLEEP TIGHT.
SANDIE

daylily (Queenmothermamaw) said...

Oh dear Debbie it is so good to visit with you. Had some bad days lately recovering from a throat and sinus infection. This is a beautiful post. I so loved school all the way through. No pictures that I can find. I will also keep my eyes out the The Boxcar Children. I don't remember it as a child nor did my children have it. We must have missed something. I do know of that book. Blessings
QMM

Judi said...

What sweet memories you have of grade school...and good in track too!
Sweet. Love your picture too..
I remember being in Grade 1 and our teacher Ms Phisherson would drink tea in the afternoons while we had stories.
It was such a big thing that she would choose each afternoon someone to wash her teacup in the staff room.

I remember having the chance to take her cup and saucer into the room....very special. :o)
Judi

Beautiful pear tree lane said...

Hi Debbie, How wonderful to be able to visit again, hope all is well with you. I enjoyed this post so much, and if I run across the book when I am out and about I will get it for you.
Love the picture too. I have so many fond memories of school as I loved it. I guess the fondest memory would be the day I met my now sweet husband in the hallway as he stopped to talk to me, Oh! be still my heart. love at first site.lol
Thanks for the trip down memory lane.
Hugs,
Sue

Leann said...

Aren't memories wonderful? I love to hear about everyone else's they usually spark my own.

Leann

bj said...

G' Pink Saturday morning, Debbie..
Just coming by to say I hope you have a blessed and fun weekend...:)
xo bj

CailinMarie said...

such nice memories. My mother used to read to us at bedtime, my fvorite was "The Secret Garden" her favorites were Laura Ingalls books and she was so sad that I didn't adore them too.
My best school memory - Second Grade. I had the adored Mrs. Brenda and she took me to lunch at Pizza Hutt once- during the school day!- She had mother's permission of course and she did it with all the children, took two or three at a time. Times were different then.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Debbie, I put that book on list and put your name beside it, if I ever find it I'll be sending it to you!!! hugs~~~ Daphne

IM GIRL said...

A dress my mom made for me. I didn't want to wear it and I remember crying because it had this huge bow in the back. (What a little brat). Since I was clearly not in charge, I wore the dress, everyone loved it, my best friend wanted one just like mine and it was the best day ever! My mother saved the dress and the story just continues to change..:)
Have a lovely day and great post!

IM GIRL said...

OMGosh! I just saw your adorable greeter! I have one just like yours, he is black and silver with some s&p.
He is the jewel of my heart!!
I am a schnauzer lover forever!

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Debbie sweetie if I ever find this book at Warrenton/Round Top Antiques Fair it is yours.
I would love to surprise you with it.
What a lovely post.
thinking of you and wanted to stop by and say hello
Love ya
Maggie