Saturday, July 25

"PORTAGUE FESTA"

This morning Bobbie.My Sister Trisha and I met up with Bobbies Boss and his wife.Mrs,G. was the Grand Marshal this year) in Oakdale Ca.(Cowboy Capital of the World) Today was the " Portugues Festa" They started with the Father of Saint Marys Catholic Church Blessing the Animals. They also did dancing. Kind of like square dancing.There were a lot of Animals and it was a fun enviroment. I hadnt gone since I was Around four.So naturally I didnt know what to expect. Trisha(my Sister) said it brought back memories for her as a young girl she wore the princess dresses and participated in the activities.After the Parade, we all met at the hall.Around 400 people attended. They served food and drinks. At no charge, ribs,portague beans,salad.sweet bread,All the sodas you wanted.Everone was very nice. I couldnt help feeling a bit nostalic.My family came from the Azores.I havent seen them in years.Im going to try and find My Aunt(my real Dads Sister) And go see her. I have a lot of questions about my Dad.He passed away when I was eight.All in all it was a great day.Any of you Bloggers ever attended.Write me and tell me about it. Thanks for stopping by and sharing my day.Until next time. John





















Thursday, July 16

"NOTHING LIKE FAMILY TIME"

THOUGHT IT WOULD BE NICE TO POST AN ENTRY ABOUT OUR FAMILY DAY.WE HAD A GREAT TIME TOGETHER.MY SISTER BONNIE AND HER DAUGHTER AND S.I.L. CAME TO MY HOUSE FOR THREE DAYS.ALONG WITH THERE TO LITTLE RED HEAD DAUGHTERSLMY MOM WOULD LOVE THE RED HAIR.LOL WE WENT THRU SOME OF GRANDMA;S THINGS.BUT WE DIDNT WANT TO BE ALL DEPRESSED AND SAD. SO WE STARTED GOOFING OFF AND TAKING PICTURES. I GOT TO TO TELL YOU.I ENJOYED MYSELF.WE EVEN WENT DOWN TO JACOB MEYERS PARK AND HADA NICE BAR-B-QUE. JUST A GREAT FAMILY WEEKEND. THANKS FOR STOPPING BY AND READING MY BLOG. COME BACK ANYTIME., YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT YOU WILL FIND HERE IN JOHNS WORLD. UNTIL NEXT TIME.STAY SAFE























Wednesday, July 8

Legend of the Dogwood tree.




An old beautiful legend says that, at the time of the crucifixion, the dogwoods was comparable in size to the oak tree and other monarchs of the forest. Because of its firmness and strength it was selected as the timber for the cross, but to put such a cruel use greatly distressed the tree. Sensing this, the crucified Jesus in His gentle pity for the sorrow and suffering of all said to it: "Because of your sorry and pity for My sufferings, never again will the dogwood tree grow large to be used as a cross. Henceforth it will be slender, bent and twisted and its blossoms will be int eh form of a cross-two long and two short petals. In the center of the outer edge of each petal there will be nail prints-brown with rust and stained with res-and in the center of the flower will be a crown of thorns, and all who see this will remember.












Saturday, July 4

GOOD 4TH OF JULY




















Pictures 1.Dereck&freind 2.Me Selling Fireworks$49.99 box!3.Angel Little boy.Who won the Bike Drawing.4.Customers 5.Banner My Nephews E.I.L. Made...
Happy fourth of July everyone. I had a good week.On the 29th My Church opened our fire
work Stand.We have been doing this 15 years now.Its our biggest fundraiser of the year. It was hot off and on. I didnt work alot this year.I've been working for Miss O Alot off hours and Im recovering from my Ulcer.So I didnt over do it.But I still went and fellowshipped with everyone.Its so nice to have a good Church group that becomes a part of your family. My nephew Larry's F.I.L made a Banner for our booth Community Praise Tabernacle.And his Brother Mike drove it down to my booth for me.That was vey nice of them.And the Owner George for donating his time and material for us.Anyways we almost sold out of everything tonight.Can you believe they had a $600 box and five guys walked up and bought it. We did a raffle .Gave away two bikes.One little boy was so happy to win it. Afterwards we had a Bar-B-Que and did fireworks in the Church parking lot.The kids were all running aroung,laughing having fun with thier sparklers.I did go back and forth to my home alot.The two dogs were home and I new Nug &Buddy would be scared.It felt so strange not having Dad home for me to comfort Nugg and for me to come in and tell him all about the sales and the get together. Saddens me that my parents arent here.Dad passed last June 20th.So hard without him.But I keep telling myself.Go fellowship.Laugh,smile and talk with everyone.Thats what they would of wanted. Cant stay home and mourn and get depressed.We have to go on. I hope everyone had a great Fourth,Will post pictures Soon.
Blogging Off for Now
JOHN

Thursday, July 2

R.I.P. MY SWEET SISTER. JULY 3RD 2004




Dear Barbara,
Im sitting here at work, its July 2nd.I hear people already setting off fireworks.And it reminds me of July 3rd 2004. The morning I got the call that you had passed away.Just four short months after being dianoised with brain tumors.The cancer had spread to your brain from your breast.Even though you had it removede and went thru all that chemo and radition.I'll never forget Dr Levy(Chandra Levys father,The missing intern)He said" O.k.Ms.Green have a nice life,Your all better now.". What went wrong? I wasnt comfortable with him treating you,when the whole world was searching for his missing daughter,He was a wreck,And rightly so.The day I went into his office and you My dear sweet sister was comforting him.As he sat their crying.And you prayed for him.Right after having your treatment. You were so brave.You took the battle head on.Even made jokes when you had your breast removed.I miss you so much.You were only 54.Way to young.I miss our roadtrips to Placervill.You always did the driving. Even became a truck driver. And you stood five feet tall.But No one could push you or your family around. I see alot of you in your two daughters Jeanette and Tammy.And your three Grandchildren are now 14 and 15.I miss going to your house watching Big Brother.Friday I will release a balloon to you and stop for a moment and Thank God I had You for the time I had. You never have to feel pain again my Sister.May you dance in Heavan with the others. And know that you made an impact here in this crazy world.
I love you Ompaloompa......
Love your Brother
John