Posts made in August, 2017


Now I, for one, would never even think of walking out of my bedroom in those stilettos Melania had on.  I would never have bought them in the first place!  But I was raised in South Alabama where the occasion for me to wear that kind of heel was few and far between.  Most people at church on Sunday would not have been impressed and the school board banquets and the hospital banquets I attended in dressy attire were so crowded no one noticed my feet!  Stilettos were not and are not a part of my life.   Oh, I think they are beautiful and boy do they make a woman’s legs look fierce…but, usually there were 3 snotty nosed boys hanging on my legs and I had to keep my wits about me!

Melania, on the other hand, was raised in Slovenia and other places far away and much more exciting than Dothan.  She can speak 5 languages!  Wow…I slip up on English sometimes, don’t you?  And, she was a runway model…one of those lovely creatures with no hips that sashay down a runway on the highest, skinniest heels possible and it is second nature to them.  Actually I think their feet are formed in a different way than ours.  I am sure the places she goes and the people she moves with all wear those type of shoes.  I mean, my goodness, her hubby is a trillionaire!..  So she can afford to wear whatever shoe she wants and have it custom made to fit her foot!  And, I say, “More power to her”  She is definitely a big step up in our first lady department!   She always dresses appropriately.  She always looks put together.  She wears what she likes and it looks good on her.  She represents us well around the world.  Not that very many of us could afford to dress as she does, but she sure does not go lacking in the way she presents herself as the First Lady.

President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, gives a thumbs-up as they walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., then onto Texas to survey the response to Hurricane Harvey. The hurricane is the first major disaster of Trump's presidency. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

President Donald Trump, accompanied by first lady Melania Trump, gives a thumbs-up as they walk to Marine One on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017, for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md., then onto Texas to survey the response to Hurricane Harvey. The hurricane is the first major disaster of Trump’s presidency. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)


Now…this fashion BOBO that had words to say about her wearing her stilettos to the plane as she and the President took off to Texas is full of baloney.  First of all…who is she?  And where did she come from?  And what gives her the right to speak about our First Lady?  And who even asked her?.  And who would take her word for anything?  Who ever told her that she looked good?  OH! MY!



A bone-chilling digital howl rippled across the Internet as the powder-faced Gargantua calling itself Lynn Yaeger lurched over to the keyboard to unleash hellfire on the First Lady.“Oh, Melania,” Lynn Yaeger curdled. “In the words of the late, great Lou Reed, you ‘couldn’t hit it sideways,’” after accusing the White House of failing to “understand optics.”The brute in a red wig-like cap, black lipstick, and frayed, tattered rags seized on footage of the graceful First Lady as she boarded Air Force One for a visit to flood-ravaged Texas.“This morning, Mrs. Trump boarded Air Force One wearing a pair of towering pointy-toed snakeskin heels better suited to a shopping afternoon on Madison Avenue or a girls’ luncheon at La Grenouille,” Lynn Yaeger–who hails from a beneath-the-floorboards, cannibalistic tribe of journalists known as Contributing Fashion Editors at Vogue– howled.In her article Lynn Yaeger remained untethered when told by a spokesperson that Lady Melania had a change of shoes awaiting her on the plane. When Mrs. Trump did de-plane in Texas she was photographed wearing sensible sneakers.“But what kind of message does a fly-in visit from a First Lady in sky-high stilettos send to those suffering the enormous hardship, the devastation of this natural disaster?” the beast grumbled, leaving many to suspect had she not been turned down at the high school prom by the hideous fish-God Dagon her career might have turned out different.

According to Internet lore, the immortal spent 20 years writing for the now-collapsing weekly The Village Voice before joining Vogue. She is suspected to have the ability to cast spells over other cretins who stalk the pages of fashion magazines, as evidenced in a 2016 New York Times Style Section profile titled “Lynn Yaeger: Fashion Muse.”

“Sing, muse, of crinolines piled in layers, of blunt-cut bobs and Cupid’s bow lips?” the paper wrote to the tune of Pan’s flute.

“Inspirations come in many forms during the fashion collections. It has been a surprise, though not an unwelcome one, to find that this season, an unexpected one joins their ranks: the fabulously eccentric fashion writer Lynn Yaeger.”

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I find it so amusing that someone who looks like this even thinks she has the right to talk fashion to anyone!  Especially our First Lady!  Of course, there is no record of her retracting her statement or making an apology when Melania exited the plane in tennis shoes.  Of course not!


It all comes down to good manners.  What business was it of hers to stick her nose into this?  Who, in this great big world, values her opinions?  Especially in matters of fashion and good sense?

I mean we have all seen folks…even here in our little smidgen of the world…who make mistakes in the manner of dress.  Whether it be too tight or shows too much cleavage, or is out dated or not appropriate for the setting.  Do we take out a page in the Dothan Eagle and tell the whole world what WE think they could do better?  Why, no!  We just say, “Bless her heart, she got confused.”  and let it go at that.  Then if we see her doing better, we’d march right up to her and tell her how nice she looks.  That’s what us Southern girls do.  But, we tend to have more sense and compassion than lots of folks in this world, don’t we?

Besides, even Melania isn’t gonna wade around in knee deep water in her snake skin 4 inch Manolo Blahniks…she’s got more sense than that!

Maybe she’s from Southern Slovenia!


So…ya wanna know how to make slime? Well, here’s the scoop!

6 ounce bottle of Elmer’s Glitter Glue…

1 1/2 tbsp. of contact lens solution…

1/2 tbsp baking soda.

Mix the glue and baking soda together well…then add the contact solution and mix in.

Stir till it forms a ball, then remove from bowl.

(At this point, DO NOT put it on a towel…you will have to throw it away…just saying)

If it looks like the yuckiest mess you have ever seen in your life… and you feel like you have 100 sticky spider webs between your fingers…and you are wondering why in the world you ever did such a thing…RELAX.   Get the contact solution and squirt a lot into the sticky mess in your hands.  Ask your grandson who is jumping around like a Mexican Jumping Bean trying to get to the slime to grab the contact solution bottle out of your hand.  It will be stuck securely to your palm.  When you again have the use of both hands, begin to knead the whole confounded glittery mess …mixing in all the solution that is running down your arms and pooling on the table.

And WHOOSH!...just like that…the stuff starts to stick together and gel and actually becomes fun to play with. It will not be sticky…It will not stick to the table or to hands. You can stretch it or almost break it apart. It feels great.

I’m sure there is some scientific thing that is happening…but I’m not sure I can find a science lesson in there to share. But, we sure did laugh a lot…lost a couple of dish towels…not too sure about the bowl and spoon yet.

Yep…try it! See what kind of patience YOU have. I must have some…cause, Levi said, “Lulu, you just make the funnest stuff ever!” (Another Levi/Lulu project)

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Levi’s first venture into business came today in the form of a lemonade stand.  Oh, such fun!  He and I worked on it for several days before.  We measured and painted a big sign…



…we squeezed lemons…


…we colored a smaller sign…




We bought a big cooler with a cool spout and other supplies and then sat up at Dothan Powersports right inside their front door.  Everyone had to pass by us to enter or leave.  Pretty smart location, huh?  Don brought us the ice, we got our sign hung and set up our table…we were ready for business.














Our favorite customer…Papa Clyde!


What a great day!  The threatened rain never came…and folks were mighty thirsty!.

Suzanne and Levi had learned the day before that she had a child in her class unable to afford school supplies.  She led Levi to think about a solution.  So, after taking out his tithe….and purchasing school supplies…he still had money for the Legos he had his eye on!  Isn’t God so good like that?  Obey Him…help others…and enjoy the fruits of your labor!  What a mighty lesson for a boy of 6 to learn!

Every situation has a learning component to it.  This little project could have all been about fun and making money.  Instead, it became a life lesson about what God will do for us when we are obedient, work hard and are willing to share!



And after all was said and done…the Suzanne, Levi and I ended up here…Ahhhhhhh!