Thursday, June 14, 2018


According to my "easterseals" calendar
today is flag day.
We in the Davidson household are 
old school when it comes to the flag.
I'm the first one up in the mornings so I put it up,
Dad takes it down every evening around dusk.
We try not to let it touch the ground,
but when you're 92, accidents happen.
It stays dry on the porch, when rain
is in the forecast.

The flag is a symbol that I hold dear
but what I hold more dear than the fabric alone,
are the principles behind the flag.
Blue/Justice, Loyalty, Perseverance 

So, if you want to bend the knee
its alright with me
but I'll stand as long as I can.

Show your colors today.

Wednesday, June 13, 2018


Well, it's that time of year again.
The Davidson Family Cake Bakeoff.
This is our third year and my sister,
Susan chose the cake.
Hummingbird cake
I had never tasted hummingbird cake,
and I had certainly never made one.
I have now!!!
I looked around the Internet for a recipe,
and found the traditional cakes were all
pretty much the same.
I chose to use the recipe in the 
1978 Southern Living magazine, one of the first times
it was introduced to American cooks.
The cake was easy enough although it took me
triple the time to bake because once again
I was using our toaster oven.
I literally thought I was going to 
burn the motor up 
on my Mom's harvest gold1970 hand mixer.
Two packages of cream cheese.
Two sticks of butter.
Two boxes of powdered sugar.
I'll be wiping cream cheese frosting off the walls
for the next three weeks.
It all came together
and was delicious.
And, by the way made a perfect
birthday cake for my Mom's 
89th birthday.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018


 Today is my sweet Mom's birthday
she is 89.

 Unfortunately it was not a very good day for her.
She couldn't stay focused and didn't 
seem to be interested in any 
birthday festivities. 

 I did get a big smile from her when I rolled out
her birthday cake...we always smile for cake, right.

 She enjoyed a piece after lunch
because I'm not totally sure
she'll make it until supper time.

Anyway, a big happy birthday 
to my Mom.

Sunday, June 10, 2018


The back section of our side field is peppered
with Queen Anne's Lace
 Queen Anne's Lace, also known as wild carrot,
birds nest, and bishop's lace
has been my favorite wildflower
since I was a child.

Its always been quite wondrous to me.
Magical. It congers up imagining of 
knights and maidens,
kings and queens

What's your favorite 

Saturday, June 9, 2018


 Gerbera Daisy is one of my favorite flowers.
I always buy one or two each Spring
for my outdoor pots.

This year is no exception, 
but I hit gold!
I had purchased two at Walmart off their 
clearance wall for $1.67.
When I got home I could kicked myself for not buying more.

On my next trip the following week I was
determined to purchase more.
Well, guess what.
The folks in the gardening area were cleaning 
out their clearance plants and getting 
ready to trash them.
I asked if they gave them away when they marked
them out of stock, unfortunately the answer
was no.

They said they couldn't give them to me...but
a discounted price wasn't out of the question.
I filled my cart with about fifteen plants 
headed to the check out.
$0.50 each!!!

Most people would have just passed them up,
none were blooming and many had some brown leaves.
I knew a little Miracle Grow would 
do the trick.
And so it has.
Happy Gardening!

Friday, June 8, 2018


About a week ago I woke up and could not
hear a thing in my one of my ears.
Oh, great I thought, I live with two parents that
can't hear and now I've gone deaf.
Is there something in the water???

I did what I always do when I'm dumbfounded.
I googled it.

Could be a sinus infection
(yes maybe)

Could be an ear infection
(surely not)

Could be ear wax buildup.
(no way!)

First I took a decongestant for two days,
no luck.
Then I tried some drops my Dad's doctor had
prescribed for him when got something
lodged in his ear,
again no luck.

Third times a charm.
Went to Walmart and purchased an earwax
removal aid.
Directions say: 5-10 drops, twice a day for
up to 4 days.
Flush ear with warm water using a soft
rubber bulb ear syringe.

No, I'm not going to show you what came 
out of my ear.
Day one...nothing
Day two...some very small amber flecks
Day three...oh, my!

I can hear the birds sing again
and I'm a happy camper.

Friday, June 1, 2018