Tuesday, January 20, 2015


An early morning ,2:30am, fire changed the look of our community this morning.
Griffin's store/ cafe burned to the ground with 9 fire departments fighting the blaze.

The owner of this store, Gary Griffin, was my oldest brother's best friend all through elementary school. Our mother and his mother were best friends and they just lived right up the road, less than 1/4 mile from us so we played together regularly.
Gary's dad Edgar built this store 47 years ago. When I was in high school this was the local hang out and each night after basketball practice everyone gathered at this store to have a cold drink and talk.
I have many wonderful memories of my nights here at the store.
This is the store as it looked before the fire.
There was a small cafe inside and that is where the fire originated.   There is also gas tanks and propane tanks I am thankful that did not catch fire.
I surely hate the loss of this landmark and hope Gary will build back in honor of his dad.

Today was baby BB's first doctors appointment, so I walked over at 10:30 and brought little EL over here so she wouldn't get exposed to the flu in the doctor's office waiting room.
D-in-love was bringing g-son up to play with her so we picked Beauty Berries while we waited. There is not near as many berries as the last time she collected these purple beauties.
We had to get the slide out on this beautiful day.
When g-son got here we went inside to have lunch while d-in-love worked on some picture editing.
After lunch it was back outside to enjoy this mid 60's afternoon and get a dose of vitamin D to last us for at least the next 10 days.
G-son and little EL played together wonderfully all afternoon.

It was a fun afternoon for these two for sure.
Daughter even came by and played for awhile before she had to get back to school for her ballgame. There was no school again today for a teacher workday.
Baby BB passed his first exam with flying colors and had even gained weight.
After everyone went home I got ready to go to daughter's ballgame. D-in-love and g-son met me there.

 Daughter's team won the game and they played impressively well.  She used to work with the opposing coach and here they are sharing a laugh after the game.
The varsity also won their game tonight.
When I got home after the game I did the chores and had a stir fry supper with some of the left over turkey breast. 
Relaxed for the evening.
Praising the Holy name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ tonight as I bask in the beauty of days like this , spent with the two littles that mean the world to me.
Good Night and God Bless.

1 comment:

linda m said...

I can't think of a better day than spending it it with those two little ones. God has blessed you with a wonderful "family".