Ila Mae’s 5-12-19 Newsletter

May 12, 2019

Dear Relatives and Friends,

My yard is looking better, both back and front.  The trees all have leaves now. That helps.  My rose bushes have leaves, also.  They don’t have buds yet.  The Star of Bethlehem flowers are blooming.   They are little and white and close to the ground.    Kurt Brinkerhoff came and tilled my garden.  I don’t plant a garden, nowadays, but it is good to keep the weeds at a minimum.   It has been raining about every day.  I don’t know when the Cox girls will be able to mow my lawns again.  Mason brought his little handy battery powered saw and trimmed up the smaller Apple tree in the back yard so the girls can mow the lawn around it much easier.  My peonies are just about to clear bloom.  The buds are almost to pop open.  They don’t last super long, but are pretty while they are in bloom. 

I hear that Bonnie Harris is feeling better.  She is now in a care canter.  Mimi Nelson sent Elaine Spencer a picture of her sitting up to the table with food in front of her.  It looked like she was much better.    

I have finished the afghan that I have been crocheting.  It is a very light tan.   I put long fringe on the ends.  I tied 3 rows of knots on each end.  That amounted to over 200 knots and I am glad to have it finally finished.   I probably won’t start another one for a while.  I have a really busy week, this next week.  Tomorrow, I have a hair appointment, in the a.m. and Jillyn & Loyd are coming to Glendale and staying overnight, on their way to Northern Utah for a Wedding and a Graduation and maybe more stuff.  Jillyn has made me a fancy quilt for my bed.  She will bring that to me.  I am excited for that.  On Tuesday, I have my monthly appointment with Dr. Hafen, in St. George.  On Wednesday I will be going to Kanab to play at the Rest Home.  On Thursday, I will be going North to my granddaughter, Emily Mello’s wedding to Baxter Gosch.  Max & Janice will take me there.  We have rooms in Springville for Thursday and Friday nights.  The wedding will be in the Provo City Center Temple.  The reception will be in the evening.  We will come home on Saturday.  I hope to get a letter worked in sometime during the week, if not, Oh Well!

Jerilyn called me, yesterday.   She said that she pocket dialed me.  Anyway She and Paul were in Oakland to the Open House for the Oakland Temple.  I guess they just remolded it.  I don’t remember of hearing that that was going on.

Marvin Button died.  His funeral was yesterday, in Kanab.  He was 79 years old. Dennis Mosdell died this week of an aneurism.  His funeral will be Saturday the 18th, I don’t think we will be back from Provo, in time to go to that funeral.  I’m sure it will be a big funeral.  His sons are good undertakers, but no one can really take his place.  I had a happy Mother’s Day.  The Primary sang “I know a name a glorious name, it is the name of Mother.”  I had a good dinner down at Max & Janice’s house. 

Here are some sayings—

  • “You can’t do much about the length of your life, but you can do something about it’s width and depth.”  
  • “To obtain a man’s opinion of you, make him mad.”—Oliver Wendell Holmes     
  • “The right word may be effective, but no word was ever as effective as a rightly timed pause.”—Mark Twain    
  • “Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”    
  • “First keep the peace within yourself, then you can also bring peace to others.”    
  • “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”    
  • “When it comes to eating, you can sometimes help yourself more by helping yourself to less.”  
  • “Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.”    
  • “A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.”   
  • “Words that soak into your ears are whispered…not yelled.”    
  • “Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.”    “It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.”     
  • “You can’t unsay a cruel word.”    
  • “Don’t judge folks by their relatives.”    
  • “Don’t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t botherin’ you none.”    
  • “Absurdity: A statement or belief manifestly inconsistent with one’s own opinion.”   
  • “The only way to discover the limits of the possible is to go beyond them into the impossible.”    
  • “Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body.”    
  • “Love cures people—both the ones who give it and the ones who receive it.”    
  • “Plans are only good intentions unless they immediately degenerate into hard work.”  
  • “Kindness is the oil that takes the friction out of life.”    
  • “A great oak is a little nut that held it’s ground.”   
  • “Children’s ears may be closed to advice, but their eyes are open to example.”    
  • “You can’t change your ancestors, but you can influence your descendants.”   
  • “Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.”—Mark Twain   
  • Young kid to Dad, “Does God have his own Web Site so I could e-mail my prayers to him?”    
  • “A man from a small town was being interviewed by an outsider who was thinking of moving there.  The outsider asked, ‘How is it living here?’  ‘Really nice,’ replied the man.  ‘It’s so pleasant you can leave your car unlocked for all but two months out of the year.’ ‘Which two months are those?’ asked the outsider.  ‘August and September, replied the man.   Curious, the outsider asked, ‘Why August and September?’  Is there an influx of travelers coming through to make it dangerous?’  ‘Oh no, answered the man, ‘We’ve found if you don’t lock up those two months, somebody will fill your car with Zucchinis and tomatoes!’     
  • “An American soldier got lost behind enemy lines. He wandered around until he finally came to an encampment with a sentry.  The sentry in English asked, ‘Who goes there!’  He quickly replied, ‘American.’  The sentry asked him to repeat the Star Spangled Banner.  He answered, back, ‘I don’t know it!’  Upon hearing this, the sentry replied, ‘Proceed American.’”    
  •  “One night I dreamed I died and went to heaven.  St. Peter looked over my records and said, ‘it looks like you just barely made it.’  He took me out and chained me to an old ugly hag and said, ‘This is what you get for just barely making it.’   As I was sitting there feeling bad for myself, my boss walked by chained to a gorgeous movie star.  This is too much.  So I said to St. Peter, ‘Hey, how come he gets a movie star and I get this old hag?’  St. Peter shook his head and said, ‘I’m sorry but that movie star just barely made it.’”

See ya all next week,  Love, Ila Mae

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