Monday, March 10, 2014

You should have seen it in color....

A couple years ago I posted about a beautiful song sang by Jamey Johnson, it has touched me deeply.  Here it is again, as we look back at some of the photo's of my Uncle's beautiful life.

    



Bill, Robert, Wavel, Lyle & Richard Adamson 8 Aug 1953



Bill & Lyle in Granite, OR 1941

Wavel & Lyle in Granite, OR


What a happy man! Lyle Adamson

Lyle Adamson

Bill, Robert, Wavel & Lyle Adamson in Empire, NV standing in front of Lyle's Ford Bel Aire

Richard, Robert,  Bill & Wavel & Lyle in front
Lyle Adamson

Lyle working hard...

What?!?! I didn't do it...

Judie & Lyle Adamson

Judie & Lyle Adamson

19 Dec 1965 Lyle & Judie wedding day

19 Dec 1965 such a beautiful couple

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

"Hey there Kiddo!"

Lyle Adamson
Lyle with his twin brothers Robert & Richard

Lyle Adamson

"Hey there Kiddo!"

Yesterday, these words were probably spoken to my Uncle as he went on to be with our family in Heaven.  I can only imagine the family reunion that greeted him.

My Uncle Lyle was one of the best people I know.  He was always there with a smile and a laugh and a good ear.  And he was never one to get bored or go cross eyed when I started talking about all the new things I had learned about our family since the last time I had seen him.  In fact, he loved learning about them as much as I did.

I wish I had the words to express how deeply he will be missed by all in our family.  But I am comforted to know that he is now doing what he always did best here on Earth, up in Heaven....watching over all of us.  Our family may have lost a great Patriarch but Heaven received an Angel.

Uncle Lyle tell Grandma  & Grandpa I said "I love them".  And know that you will never be far from my thoughts and always in my heart.  Can't wait to hear "Hey there Kiddo" from you again someday....

Rest In Peace

Lyle K Adamson
Dec 30, 1940 - Mar 4, 2014

My Uncle Richard, Me & My Uncle Lyle Family Reunion 2010

Richard, Robert, Lyle Adamson Family Reunion 2011



Monday, January 13, 2014

Amanuensis Monday - Voice From the Past Part 5

Grandma Helen's stories, still are bringing me so much joy.  Here is another one for you!






"Life in the U.S. Editor

Miracle in a Sand Storm

     We lived in a small mining town in Nevada.  About one hundred miles from Reno.  We had been to Reno to do our shopping.  On the way home I could see a sandstorm ahead of us.  Cars were coming out of it, so I thought it couldn't be to bad.  We had one hill that had a drop off close to the highway.  And that's were the sand storm was.  We got almost to the top when it hit us.  The wind was blowing so hard that it was blowing sand in thru the rubber of the closed wing window, right into my left eye.  I couldn't see out of it.  Then it was like some one had painted the windows black.  We couldn't see anything.  I couldn't stop, there were cars behind us.  But I was more afraid of going on.  I heard myself saying (Oh God help us).  All at once it was like a great hand scooped out the sand around us.  If I had gone about a foot more, we would have gone over.  It was like we were in a pocket.  I got the car turned and got going.  The pocket stayed with us till we were out of the storm.  All the way out we could see the sand fill in behind us.  I drove about ten miles before I pulled over and stopped, and just sat there.  One of the kid's said "Mom your hair is white! dad won't know you.)  I looked in the mirror and it was white.  But it was from the sand that came through the wing window.  Everyone had come up with a reason for the pocket.  But no one will ever make me believe it was anything but a miracle!

March 19, 1979"

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Another year...Just getting better!

Another  year has come and gone, Theron & I are still kicking it! Today, we have been married for 11 years and later this year we will have been together for 14....14 YEARS!! Holy Crow but that makes me feel old. ;)  It's ok because there is no one else that I would want to get old with. 

I am so grateful for every second with my wonderful husband....even the bad ones.  And trust me with two, very opinionated people like us there have been some shaky ones.  But they just make the good ones all the more sweeter.

Next year (2015), my parents celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.  And Theron's are celebrating their 43 this year! What mentor's we have before us!!  I am looking forward to the next 40+ years with my guy!

Happy Anniversary Babe! I love you!

The blessings from the plunge I took 11 years ago!
Pretty Orchids my main squeeze brought home today for me :D

Christmas Break!!

Whew!! Christmas break is over but I am still trying to catch up on everything that I fell behind in.  Which was pretty much...Everything!!

December started off like any other month but I was soon emerged in candy making and present wrapping and getting a few last craft projects done and mailed off.  It was GREAT!!

Downside is that my genealogy got put on the back burner... :(

Then it was Christmas break and Theron & the kids were home for a full week with me!! It was wonderful...we went to my parents for Christmas and I can't tell you how happy I was to be with all of my most favorite people.  So lots of memories made!! Then on the 26th we had to come home so Theron could go back to work.  :( Sad, but we knew we couldn't stay there forever. 

The kids and I had a wonderful weekend after that.  Then Theron had New Year's off, and we brought it in in high fashion....at home in our pajama's... :) Just the way I liked it!

The kids and I spent the rest of vacation just hanging out, working on crafts, watching T.V.   Really whatever we wanted to do.  I put all my orders on hold and my genealogy and just spent some good ol' fashion quality time with them.  :D

But here we are the first week back and I have been exhausted! I am trying to catch up and so far I haven't made it there yet.... I will make it there though...just give me another week. ;)

Hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and was able to make some beautiful memories!  And I hope this new year brings you such blessings...and new family members (they can be dead ones too)!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

A small token of appreciation!!

I have talked about the very helpful lady from New York that has been helping me with my Adamson-Yost family.  Because of all her wonderful help and the fact that it's Christmas (the season of giving) I thought I might do something for her.  I always love getting homemade gifts better than store bought and I have been working on new craft project in my spare (eyes roll in the back of my head lol) time soooo I decided to make some special for my friend. 


These are bottle cap magnets for the refrigerator! I just love these! And am having so much fun making them :) I hope she loves them...

What are you doing to say Thank You to someone that has been helping you?!?!

No seriously, I would love to know! I would like to hear if you have done something special or been the recipient. :)

Merry Christmas!!!!

Monday, December 2, 2013

Amanuensis Monday - A Voice From the Past Part 4

Here is another of my Grandma Helen's stories...hope you enjoy this one!







"Special Day
Life in the U.S. Editor

     I woke knowing my dad was telling me to get dressed in a hurry, and to be quiet.  It was still dark and not a sound, except for my dad going back down stairs.  I had waited so long for this day, I couldn't believe it was here.  I was dressed and downstairs in record time.
     Dad and I set out hand in hand.  And in my heart I was sure he was the best dad in the world.  We were on our way to the railroad yards.  Because today the circus was coming to town.  Going to the circus or seeing the parade, was great fun.  But to see them unload and set up the circus, was without a doubt the best thing, that could happen to a nine year old.
     By the time we got there, the train was already coming in.  If you have never been around when the circus comes in and sets up, you have missed something special.  It's like the whole world has come to life at the same time.  Everyone has a job, and gets right to it.
     The elphants do most of the hard work.  But it didn't seem that hard to them.
     While I was watching the elphants, my dad was talking to one of the men.  And the next thing I knew, we were in the cook tent having breakfast.
     I went home with the memory of the warmest people I can remember.  And in my pocket, four tickets to the circus.  One for dad, mom, my sister, and myself.
     If you remember the year 1936, you can understand what a great gift the four tickets were.
March 12, 1979"