Saturday, August 22, 2015

The 9th Letter and Our Saturday......

Louis Dean is sleeping HOURS later than I am lately so this morning I took my coffee and biscuit to the gazebo and read the 9th letter.

I am discovering them all over again and even doing a bit of research on the family when I can.
It appears that Leila, Eva and Polly ( Lucy) are sisters.

One interesting tidbit I found in my research this evening is that Weslaco is less than 250 miles from Atascosa - which is the home town of the Crawford sisters' father - James A. Crawford.
He was born there in December of 1863.
I started drowning in research - it can suck you in and I pulled myself out just in the nick of time!!!

In other Saturday news today......
Louis Dean and I are still chipping away at our to do list.
He cut the trim for the one dining room wall I am working on and I painted it.
We will nail it in place tomorrow afternoon.

We had a really good lunch!

Steak cooked on our ceramic grill......

and fresh vegetables roasted in the oven with herbs from the garden!
We ate in the den while we watch the 1993 Clint Eastwood movie, In the Line of Fire.

I love a Saturday when I get to stay at home, no make up and wear my shabby clothes!

All my fall is out and where I want it so now I am just pretty-ing things up and doing some cleaning.

I like to go room by room and I made it through the den on to the foyer and finished the living room.

The deep rich colors of FALL are so beautiful!
It won't be long until September first when I can CELEBRATE!
I'm thinking of throwing a craft/art/fall party that night!
There will be music - Neil Diamond singing September Morn - and lots of fall baked goodies like Fruitcake Cookies, Mincemeat Cookies, Pumpkin Spice Muffins and more.
Perhaps YOU could come!!

So this is where I am winding up tonight's journal entry!
Louis Dean has a fire burning in the pit out here by the gazebo and it smells wonderful!

Until next time - I will still be here......


Deb said...

I saw Fall today at the Dollar store today I thought of you I was on the summer aisle buying a pool and raft I'm still hanging on to summer tight lol 😎👣

Joy@aVintageGreen said...

I will join you in thought when you have your Welcome to Fall party. Your decorations are so inviting.

Kathy said...

Wow, that was a LONG letter. These are so interesting. I'd love to know what happened to them and where they or their family is today. I have a blog friend who lives is Weslaco.

So you are all ready for fall. Why am I not surprised? Your things are so pretty. I think I like fall for all the rich colors also. A party on the 1st sounds great. Believe me, if I lived closer I would be there.

MadSnapper said...

i like that photo of your sofa and that room is beautiful. you said you were going to watch In the Line of Fire, we enjoyed it again last week for about the 5th time or more... i love the scene where he is sitting on the steps in front of President Lincoln and saying, if she looks back, she is interested.
glad you are getting through your to do list. the veggies look fab to me. i am going to google ceramic grill, is it electric

Estelle's said...

I am just lovin' it....I can simply smell those steaks grilling and the fall candles burning...I am with you sweet Linda...let the decorating and autumn baking made me hungry!!!

Wanda said...

What a nice Saturday. Have always loved In the Line of Fire. Great movie. I like the line Sandra mentioned too. Don and I always find one line from a movie..and repeat it in every day "Soon but not Yet." from Gladiator. Your meal looks so delicious and healthy. Love your Fall rich colors and the inviting look of your living room. Sending hugs...I have my Fall up....didn't take long in our little home.

bj said...

I love weekends like that, too.
I am no where NEAR ready for Fall...maybe in a couple months.
Yours sure look pretty....

Blondie's Journal said...

That is one interesting letter. My hubby shares your interest in family past.

Your dinner looks scrumptious and my, you have me dreaming of fall already!! :)

Jane x

Vee said...

What I love about the letters is the specifics she puts in about how she feels a out her sister and the family scandal and the sewing so beautifully and teaching her maid to speak a little English. She even describes the customs...always interesting...she should have written a book. Then there's the concern about having enough money to retire on. Everything old is new again.

Hope that your lovely home all decorated for autumn is making you feel cooler! I haven't decorwted seasonally for way too long...never changed anything as I usually do. Guess I'll wait for autumn now.

Penny said...

Enjoying your autumn decorations Linda, I know you are counting down the days! X

Hootin' Anni said...

Oh your Autumn colors/decor is so perfect right now. How many of us are anxious to have this humid inferno leave Texas?!! All of us I think. lol

You two seem to be getting back in the groove of life. Which is so good to read. There for a while I was really worried about L. D.

Your outdoor grill food looks heavenly.

And yes, I know just what you mean about delving into research on family CAN BE addictive. I haven't finished The Pioneer Girl. I'm waiting to read only bits and pieces at a time. It's a very HEAVY book.

Susie said...

Linda, Those letters are so interesting. I love all your beautiful decorations. Every thing looks so nice. Hope everyone is well and doing fine. Blessings, love, Susie

BeachGypsy said...

Wow those old letters are. A treasure!

Carla said...

Lunch looked really tasty especially the vegetables. Yum
Your heard will start spinning after a while doing research because it takes
you in so many directions but the letters are pretty special.