Thank You for your Prayers


It's 3:21 pm on this nice Fall afternoon. It's 62 degrees and clear. 






It took us a while to get to Fall and I'm not ready to "pretend" it's winter just yet. 

This is my big pomegranate tree. Isn't it beautiful? It really puts on a show. 




These pomegranates are in the sideyard - 





I picked off all the tomatoes - I should have done it a few days ago because we have had frost the last couple of days. I've got them on my windowsill so they can turn. We'll see. 





Thank you for your prayers for my sister-in-law, Edith. 

She is such a dear. She lives in Alabama but is originally from Eastern Tennessee - Appalachia. My brother was a Preacher - not a Pastor.  They are from the old mountain Holiness church which used to be prevalent in the Appalachia of old - they only sang and played bluegrass music - my brother played the banjo, the fiddle, mandolin, the dobro...most string instruments he could play. Edith sang and played the guitar. They are most like Pentecostals; the kind that dance and talk in tongues etc. 

The first time I went back there,  they took me to their church. Wow, I had never seen anything like that. The music was awesome. I've always gravitated toward bluegrass because I heard it a lot as a young child and when I visited my grandparents in Eastern Tennessee. We have many bluegrass festivals here in Northern California. 

That form of religion though is dying out. The young people don't care for it. All my nieces and nephews and their children,  like the bigger contemporary churches with contemporary music. The last time we were back there, we sat on the porch and they played music - and we all sang. Neighbors dropped by and would bring another instrument and it was quite the Jam. A really different culture than what I am used to. It was fun. 

We discussed last night, about going back. We talked about driving back. It is 2457 miles. We'll play it by ear -  We could take Space A Travel - military flights on a first come first serve basis. My husband is retired so we can enjoy this privilege and have only used it once - he's used it several times before we married.  A couple of years ago, we went down to Travis AFB and took a workshop about how to travel all over the world, using Space A Travel along with military lodging. It would sure save us a lot of money as the flights are free for passengers - but you are flying in a cargo plane. You have to have TIME and is best if you are retired. 

So at least I am now opening up to the possibility that I will have to leave my furbabies for a couple of weeks. 😢


Well, that's it for me today. 

Take Care, Debby

 

17 comments:

  1. Dearest Debby,
    Going back to such fond times is always worthwhile!
    Leaving the fur babies behind is always tough—at least for us it was.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Yes it is for me. I enjoy them so much and we have a very close relationship. Non animal people don't get it.

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  2. Hello...new here. I like the blog...we have two grandsons in the Air Force... Hope you have fun if you decide to take the trip!
    hugs
    Donna

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    1. Hi Donna, thanks for dropping by. Be sure and thank your grandsons for their service from me.

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  3. I was never into those old country style churches but I would really love the music for sure.
    That would be quite an adventure using the military for free travel and lodging-I would say go for it-hugs

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    1. We don't have those types of churches here except for Bethel the mega "cult" church in town.

      The flights are free - the lodging is not but is not expensive as on the outside.

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  4. Keep us posted if you decide to travel, it would be a grand adventure!! I am not into the MEGA churches. I like traditional church and music.
    Carla

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    1. Depending on how urgent it becomes, I'm hoping for Spring.

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    2. I forgot to add, I don't feel comfortable in the mega churches either. I get lost in them. I'm over all the contemporary music as well - most of it is not biblical and sounds like secular pop music. I don't care for it. I live in the same town as Bethel Redding and Bethel Music. They have taken over our town -

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  5. Oh definitely go! That is such a beautiful area!

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    1. perhaps Spring. I need to sike myself up for leaving my fur babies.

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  6. Your leaves are so very golden. Hope the tomatoes ripen.

    I do hope you get to travel back to visit.

    God bless.

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  7. Your pomegranate tree is beaming with Fall color. I still see a few trees and bushes around that say, Fall is still here. But then again, it's really cold here, and we will most likely get snow in December maybe? I always enjoy seeing the pictures around your house. And I like the fact that you go outside often and just enjoy your surroundings. ; )

    ~Sheri

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  8. The younger generation I believe no longer go to any church. It is a shame that this church might disappear. Would love to go visit myself. If you decide to go, safe travels to both of you. That pomegranate tree is magnificent to say the least. Janice

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