Saturday, August 26, 2017

My Front Porch



Delores Jean Courtney

Delores Jean Courtney, mother of Reva, left this earth bound for Heaven on Monday August 21, 2017.  She was born on September 12, 1939, and she was buried yesterday next to her husband Ronald.

It was a sad day yesterday, but the day was filled with many happy memories after the funeral. 

The family gathered later for a delicious home cooked meal at the home of one of her sons.  

Thursday, August 03, 2017


I don't know how this happened, or if I shared it with anyone on Instagram, because I don't know how to use Instagram very well being new at it.  But I saw that it had been saved to my laptop, so here it is.  I don't know what all those arrows in my head are supposed to mean, but maybe I have been shot by Cupid..........

Butterball Memorial Race

On July 22nd Rick and I went to the races again.  We go every year to the Butterball Memorial Race in Richmond, Kentucky.  We always have fun there, but it is very noisy and it's very hard to carry on a conversation while the cars are whizzing by at a tremendous rate of speed.  We end up covered in dirt and debris from the track and have to shower when we get home no matter how late it is.

This year we got there early and by early I mean around 12:45 p.m. so that we could get a parking space up close to the gates.  The races don't start until around 7:00 p.m., but we brought a large cooler with ice full of water bottles and gatorade to drink, and snacks to eat while we waited for the gates to open and the races to begin.  We stayed in the comfort of the air conditioned Saturn for most of the afternoon, because the temps outside were nearing triple digits and it was much too hot to sit out on the bleachers for all that time.  We did go and pick out our spot where we wanted to sit as soon as we arrived at the track and tied down an old quilt to mark it and reserve our seats for later.  The very top row was already all reserved and marked off by fans we heard chose their spots the night before.  Some fans were very trusting souls and left their chairs there over-night, and others marked their spots with that orange tape that's used for crime scenes.  Others bungee'd their seat cushions to the bleachers to mark their spots.  It gets very crowded in the bleachers, so next year we are going to go the night before, mark our spots on the top row and bring our own canvas chairs to sit in and pray that we don't have to go to the bathroom.  This year we picked a spot right next to one of the rails that is used to go up and down the bleachers, and yes, I did have to go to the bathroom once, but I didn't have to climb over anyone, thank God.

Here are just 3 pictures that I took while at the races.


Friday, July 28, 2017

The importance of Magnesium

Magnesium rich foods are:

Nuts, cashews

Whole grains

Leafy vegetables



Dark chocolate 

Tuna fish

Flax seeds

Pumpkin seeds

Warning signs of Magnesium deficiency:

1. Fatigue

2. Muscle spasms and cramps

3. Arrhythmia

4. Dizziness

5. Nausea and vomiting

6. Numbness

7. Personality changes

8. Anxiety and panic attacks

Also magnesium rich diet helps prevent Diabetes II