Thursday, August 29, 2019

Fly High "Poppa" Ray...

Copyrighted by, Pennie Keene 2019
Mr. Nelson Ray or “Poppa” was my neighbor who lived down the dirt road from my grandparent’s property. He used to drive by every day on his riding lawnmower to check the mail and he would always wave to my family. Sometimes, he would stop and talk to us, but he would always have us laughing with tears in our eyes due to the jokes he would tell us. He was a good man and he knew how to make you laugh, even when you were having a really bad day.

Mr. “Poppa Ray loved family, his home, his projects, fishing, hunting, his plants, and talking to his friends. He was a wise and wonderful man who will be missed, but most of all I think I will miss his jokes and stories about his childhood. My heart goes out to his family and his friends who are in mourning tonight and in need of comfort after losing such a wonderful spirit in this world. May he fly high and be reunited with his loved ones who passed on before him, while his family remembers his legacy.

He will be missed by so many people, but especially by me because I will miss our phone calls. I feel blessed to have known him.

Rest In Peace…Mr. Nelson W. Ray “Poppa”

May 10th 1931 to August 22nd, 2019

Copyrighted by, Pennie Keene 2019

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Laugh at Cancer Support Community & Chat

Crystal and her Papa, Copyright 2007

"Both Touched by Cancer"

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Arabella’s Bath Time Mess

By, “Aunt” Crystal S. Kauffman

Arabella had a really long day at the dance recital, where she practiced a new ballet routine. She was excited about the new dance that she had learned and she could not wait to go home. Arabella came running through the door and her daddy was lounging in his favorite chair. She began showing him the new routine, which she has worked on really hard to learn today. 

Her proud daddy watched with joy in his heart as tears swelled up in his eyes. She spun around ever so gracefully, while her mom and dad cheered her on. Her routine was a little clumsy and she giggled with each misstep. Arabella has grown up so much, since she began her new dance classes.

She has begun learning to express herself through words, however she is almost four years old. Unfortunately, she is so hyperactive that her mom encourages her to focus on practicing her weekly dance routines. Her mother, Erin, decided to run a shallow bubble bath for Arabella who was gathering up her toys. 

She grabbed her favorite bath time toys which are: her dog, her cat, her turtle, and her dolphin. She quickly undressed and got into the tub and played with the soft pink bubbles. Arabella played with her toys, while her mom was making a phone call to check on one of her patients.. 

Arabella began making a mess with the water and throwing her toys out of the bath tub. She had used sign language to say “All Done”, but her mom didn’t notice the motion of her hands. So, she climbed out of the tub all soaking wet and ran straight to her bedroom. Arabella left a trail of bubbles and wet footprints all throughout the house.

She tried to dress herself, but she only got the dress over her head. She ran to her daddy, Chris, who dried her off and helped her get dressed. She grabbed the towel and began trying to help her mommy clean up the mess she made. Arabella was singing the “Clean up” song. 

She decided to sit on her daddy’s lap with her favorite blanket, while drinking water from her sippy cup. Her daddy said, “Thank you for helping mommy clean up your bath time mess.”

She smiled and snuggled up against her daddy and her eyes began closing for the night. Arabella had a busy day, but she will have a peaceful night       

Goodnight Arabella!

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