Saturday, November 25, 2017

November Thankful Day 26

Welcome to my 26th thankful post of November 2017.  I am going to just jump right into this one and it is hard to put into pictures.

26.  November 26-  I am thankful for the kindness of others-  Jeff had a couple of handguns.  One he had purchased for protection and another was the great uncle's service revolver when he worked for the Monroe County Sheriff's department.  I knew since they were in my possession I would have to apply for a hand gun permit, and then register the two guns.  So I had to make an appearance at the Sheriff's Office (I swear I spend more time in those 2 blocks of town than I do at home lately).  I was told I would have to pay a fee for each one and I was completely ready with all the necessary information.

1st you fill out the gun permit which is placed in the federal database and it comes back yes or no you cannot own a handgun.  I was pretty sure it would come back ok, and it did. 

I then had to fill out a form for each gun describing where it came from, the serial number, what it looked like, caliber, number of bullets it would hold, length of the barrel, whether it was a revolver, automatic, or semi automatic.  I completed the forms and took them to the officer behind the glass.  The officer stamped them and handed them back and said you are good.  I looked at her and said, but I haven't paid the fees.  All of the ladies behind the glass looked up and smiled, this smile, I have come too well to know.  The lady said, we pulled up your file, and saw what happened to your husband, and read the report--we are so very sorry for your loss.  We have decided to waive the fees for you.  I walked out of the station thankful for that generous gift, but also humbled at the kindness of people who had never met me. 

I recently saw a video called Pay it Forward

They also call it a kindness boomerang.  I like the concept.  Do something kind everyday. 

25.  November 25-  Cell phones, and the ability to call long distance

24. November 24 Quilt designers that share QAL, SAL, and mystery quilts.

23.  November 23-  I am thankful for Jeff
This is a picture of Jeff with his grandson Easton.  For a man who never had any biological children he loved kids, especially children with special needs it was his passion and ministry in the church when he attended. 

22.  November 22-  I am thankful for chickens

21.  November 21-  I am thankful for Family
Xander and Gabe at Mt. Rushmore.  They really enjoyed traveling. 

20.  November 20-  I am thankful for my Heritage

19.  November 19-  I am thankful for flowers
I actually managed to get a couple of zinnias to grow a couple of years ago. 

18.  November 18-  I am thankful for blogging and the friends I have made

17.  November 17-  I am thankful for quilting
I made this quilt for Easton when he was born.  I had purchased the panel, and couldn't come up with anything.  But I started using animal patterns and it turned out so very cute. 

16.  November 16-  I am thankful for Calder's Dairy and Egg nogg

15.  November 15-  I am thankful for my options to worship

14.  November 14-  I am thankful for my Kindle and all the books that I have the opportunity to read, and the local library.  I can listen to my Kindle while sewing.  I have read over 140 books so far this year. 

  I love the books by William Kent Krueger.  I have read 13 of his books.  I am happy to say that not one of them is similar to the other, nor a disappointment. 

13.  November 13.  I am thankful for Lucy the cat.

 12.  November 12--I am thankful for Bobbin

 11.  November 11  I am thankful for my tenacious character to get things done.

 10.  November 10--I am thankful for fall.

9.  November 9 I am thankful for saved items.  Maybe I should call them hoarded items.

8.  November 8--I am thankful for music.

7.  November 7-- I am thankful for the Boy Scout organization.

6.  November 6--I am thankful that I can shop online.

5.  November 5--I am thankful that I could get new doors in my home to add more light.

4.  November 4.   I am thankful for coffee.

3.  November 3.  I am thankful for the roof over my head.  I love falling asleep to the rain on the standing seam steel roof which is over 150 years old.

2.  November 2.    I am thankful for the fact my feet hit the floor every morning, whether I want to get out of bed or not.

1.  November 1.  I am thankful for every morning I wake up--too many people don't get to see the light of another day.  Thinks about it how would you act if you knew that today was your last day on Earth?  Today is a gift.  Tomorrow is not promised. 


  1. I have to tell you that picture of Jeff cradling that little one brought tears to my eyes--such a loss...well, I think it is amazing that you can find so many things to be thankful for and about. I love your posts--they make my day in so many ways; they help me to be thankful for all my blessings...thank you hugs, Julierose

  2. I agree with Julierose above, that pic of Jeff and Easton is so full of tenderness, what a treasure to his memory. Hope this sunshine we have made it up your way today.

  3. Ditto to the other comments...that picture is so sweet. Such a nice pay-it-forward!

  4. That is such a great story and I, too, love the picture of Jeff with the little one.

  5. The photo of Jeff and Easton is so lovely. Interesting about the guns - do you practice with them at a range or just have the for protection or hunting? Mark used to hunt possums years ago. They are loved in Australia but here in New Zealand with no natural predators to keep them under control ( they are an introduced animal ) people hunt them all the time.


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