A heartbreaking goodbye for our old Yellow Lab Jack

Just six days after grandson Jack was born, we said goodbye to our 11-1/2 year old Yellow Lab Jack.
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Jack Marshall arrives to the thrill of us all

Our first grandson, Jack Marshall Bailey, made his arrival last Thursday just after lunch at Baptist Memorial in Oxford. He weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. and has a head full of dark hair.
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Bad storms mean dog sitting with Jack

I was on the couch Sunday morning when the weather reports of tornado warning and severe thunderstorms started coming in over my phone and the TV.
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First grandson should be here soon

Our new grandson will be here in 9 days if not before. It’s been a long time since we have had a baby at our house, so it will be a change and a really long time since there has been a little boy.
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Personal accomplishments and tasks too tough for me in the kitchen

With my younger sister Deanna and kids in town, we had Easter dinner at my mother’s house Sunday. We divided the cooking, and at my house Jo Ellen made Green Bean Casserole. I made Pistachio Salad, a rice casserole, deviled eggs and tried a new pie recipe which I thought was fantastic:
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Victory against the pesky Robins this year

This year, I won the battle with the Robins who really want to raise their families on my front porch.
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Ellie can’t get “RABBITS!” off her mind

Five-year-old granddaughter Ellie Kathryn and I went to run some errands in town Saturday morning and one was to stop by Bruce Farm Supply to get some Osmocote to feed all these plants I have put out.

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One light, two light, three light, no light

It’s been a long time since Bruce had more than one stop light, officially a “traffic control device.”
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Asparagus stuffed chicken a wonderful recipe find

New recipe cooking at our house last week was one we found from the “ I Wash, You Dry” where Shawn Syphus blogs at iwashyoudry.com.
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Pulling out 30 year old smocked outfits for new grandson

The weather during spring break is always awful– cold and rainy, and this year is no exception.
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