Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thread of Life


There is a thread in my life

that seams together

the simple things-

the simple joys of life-

such as my nephew’s basketball games,


and family and friends.

When it dawns on me that ‘that’ thread is surfacing,

there is no other word for it…

I get to feel


Last year it looked like this.

My nephew’s play-off game was against Burton where

my daughters and I had a wonderful breakfast and fun at a few garage sales on our way to Warrenton

the previous year.


Daughter #3 in Warrenton after stopping in Burton

I wrote about that here.


This year it looks like this.


At a play-off basketball game Tuesday night-

where I spent most of the fourth quarter in the hallway pressing

cold Ozarka water bottles, purchased at the Poteet High School concession stand,

to my RED cheeks and wild eyed anxiety,

the thread surfaced again.

When my nephew was benched for foul trouble ,

my father (his grandfather) who is in his 80’s,

who was sitting right behind the bench,

leaned down,

tapped his grandson on the shoulder and said,

“Gimme your shoes.  I’ll finish it for you."


They will be playing Calvert on Friday.

About 15 years ago, while at A&M for a Thanksgiving football game,

I went to Calvert looking for treasures,

and I found these.


I used them recently at a birthday club dinner

at my friend Anna’s house.

In taking the photo of the bowls,

I noticed this on the same counter.


Anna gave me this cookbook.

It is all seamed together in the simplest way.

I’ll be taking off early enough for the game to do some junking in Floresville,

Stockdale, Seguin, La Vernia, and Geronimo.

As my father of few priceless words said,

There’s a lot of old stuff up around there.’

I am looking for more threads.


Olive said...

Your threads like your sentences are woven so beautifully Laura. ♥O

Deb said...

great post Laura...good luck to your nephews team...and to your junkin' team...

Donna @ The House on the Corner said...

I love your dad ~ his simple wisdoms are just priceless.

Tell Beverly I said hi if you get to Glory B's!

Brenda Pruitt said...

And they will fit so beautifully into the quilt of your life.

TexWisGirl said...

Loved your dad's comment. :)

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the things your father comes up could probably fill a book with them!


Theresa said...

Oh how fun, I love traveling along with you on these journeys! I love your DAD, he is precious! Enjoy, my friend! HUGS!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Good luck to you with junking and good luck to your nephew with his basketball game.

Lisa said...

I love this post, Laura.:)

Sue said...

I love the way you think.

Mandy said...

my husband graduated from poteet high school...

trash talk said...

In and out, in and out, only stopping to rethread the needle, you seamlessly stitch all the loose ends together and make a smile appear on this ol' raggedy gal's face.
Hope your team wins.

Dawn said...

Love what your dad said:)
And I would like those bowls please:))

CHERI said...

I love your writing style. I need to take more time to look for my "threads" too.

Pondside said...

Have a great time - I wish you a joyful day of junking!

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Enjoy your trip!

I Do Declare said...

This post made me smile! I really enjoy your writing voice!

ChaChaneen said...

All the President's Pastries! Hmmmm, looks like a good choice! Lovely post with you family! Have a great day, blessings.... Janeen

Beeutiful by Design said...

Enjoy! Hope you have good luck with both treasure hunting and bball games. Jennifer

Becky said...

Hi Laura,

I am a first time visitor to your blog. Already I can tell I will read it from beginning to end.

I see in a few of your posts where you make "notes" to your daughters - I LOVE that! I have two daughters (I ask them for decorating advice/opinions also) and am now inspired to create a blog for them with bits of wisdom from me. I do believe I’ve a few things I’d like to pass along.

I am also a teacher (computer programming at a Community College) and a fellow junk lover!

I am so happy to have made your "blogging acquaintance" and look forward to reading you in the weeks ahead. Thanks for making my day.


p.s. How is it that you are retired yet look SO YOUNG???

NanaDiana said...

Laura, I am having a hard time posting to your blog tonight. anyway, I love the idea of threads that tie us all together-xxoo Diana

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh Laura, what an extraordinary post. The events in our lives so happen in a sequence in time, but goodness, in their significance to ourselves they find their own special order. That thread, that wonderful and unique thread, sure allows us to take heart, think about, mull over and probably allows us to just look forward to the next thread...that next special thread.

Great thoughts sweet lady-



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