I grew up with family drama all around as the years went on it seem to get worse.
On my mom’s side of the family, she had two brothers but she was the oldest. They all quit talking to each other many years ago after my grandparents had died.
My mom even held up the sale of my grandparent’s house to irritate one of them knowing they just wanted the money to gamble with. She talked to me about this several times. My parents spent years and years working and saving money so money was not an issue for them and neither one would have gambled away large sums of money.
The last time the 3 siblings saw each other in person before my mom’s death was 20 years before at my great aunt’s funeral. This was only because they all had to be there at the same time. My mom told me the tension was pretty bad at the time and things would never be the same again this was in 1999.
They all 3 lived 300 miles apart close enough they should have visited each other at least a few times a year. The 3 of them never even really knew each other as middle-aged adults much less during retirement.
Our children have not seen either great uncle in 26 years. They do not know me or my family and therefore have no say so in anything that happens.
They never talked on the phone or kept in touch until my dad was diagnosed with cancer in August 2014 then she and Brother B spoke a few times a week. She never spoke to the youngest Brother D until my dad passed away and they were never as close as she was with brother B.
Neither of my moms brothers (my uncles) came to either one of my parents funerals now that says A LOT! This is called FAMILY Love.
Most of the time family issues boil down to two words JEALOUSY or GREED and sometimes both.
Sometimes people get so jealous of the relationships of others they have to try and destroy those relationships.
Every family has its issues and I honestly thought my mom’s and her brother’s drama was bad enough but that was until my mom died.
My parents only had two children my sister and myself.
I can tell you this much this drama was neither one of us because we would have never done such a thing.
I have family members involved in this greed.
My dad warned my mom about this he said: ” Watch Your Back”.
I knew who he meant and those I am closest to know who would take advantage of my mom.
I am ashamed of some members of my own family and I have to wonder how you can justify your actions.
How do you sleep at night knowing what you have done?
The others involved with you are just as guilty as you are as of right now I know of 4 of you.
Bribery is a whole different issue but bribing with money that is not yours REALLY!
Accepting a bribe is another issue for my other family member that is involved in this greed.
I hope you get the feeling you are being watched by big brother because you are.
Your time will come and all your lies will not help you this time.
Today my dad would have been 80 years old.
Even though he is no longer with us I wanted to acknowledge his birthday.
Love you Dad.
Chickens, Chickens everywhere.
The first chickens are maybe 11 months the second ones are about 2 months old.
The one by herself Little Chicky adopted our daughter we think she’s the same kind as the second ones.
The older chickens lay eggs now so that is a good thing.
Our daughter Jeanelle needed some pics of the farm animals for her blog and facebook page so this meant we needed a photo session.
These are the two Billy Goats who are named Gruff and Texas. They have each bred one female goat so there should be the first babies this week the next ones in June.
I will be posting more pics this week.
I was able to get a few more goat pictures but they were not being very cooperative. When the goats get let out of their pen they have one thing on their mind and that is eating.
Some of the goats I have shown you before and others are new to the blog.
The black goat that has the white spots name is Valentine she was just bred for the first time.
The white goat that has the black spots is named Boney she is older and has had babies a few times before but is a good milker. She too was just bred.
Clover is the brownest one with black and some white.
Buttercup is brown and white but has quite a bit of white. She is also the one standing by herself in the picture. I love the expression on her face it was like she was talking lol.
Clover and Buttercup will not be bred until the spring.
It appears that the goats were dancing in these pictures when all they were really doing was trying to reach the leaves on the cypress tree.
As you can tell these goats are well-fed thanks to buttercup showing off her pot belly.
Today is my dad’s birthday he would have been 78 – years old.
He passed away September 1, 2014 – 3 years ago from esophageal cancer right before he would have been 75.
I think the hardest part of my dad dying was that I replay our last conversations over and over in my head.
I have put the pieces together of EVERYTHING he was trying to tell me. My dad was trying to warn me what would happen when he was gone he was trying to prepare me for it. Nothing could ever prepare me for what has happened.
Happy Birthday, DAD, I love you and miss you.
Our grandson Andrew who is 6 -years old has been collecting legos for quite a few years.
He has always been into the tiny legos even when he was not old enough for them.
He loves the sets that make a town, police station, fire station etc. His mom and dad have bought him plenty of these through the years for him.
He would ask for them for his birthday and Christmas so the rest of us would buy them for him. Any money he earned doing jobs he spent on Legos.
Legos is by far his favorite toy because your imagination can run wild.
His lego collection was in the school room because it was a place he could go and build in peace without the disruption from his twin sisters or baby brother.Most of the time he would do this just to have a place he could leave stuff built at. Sometimes his sisters would go in there and build stuff with him.
When the barn flooded the water from the goats and chickens pen and stalls rushed into the school room ruining his Lego collection along with all the school books.
Our daughter said even with Clorox she does not feel safe trying to save the lego collection.
I had him pick out two sets and then I picked out a 3rd that will be delivered to him next Thursday. He picked out a fire rescue, a lodge and I picked out a fishing boat set.
With children, their things mean as much to them as ours does to us. He was very stressed during the storm thinking it was going to take down their house. He was so excited to see the water finally going down.
The least those of us in his family can do is replace as many as we can to help a little boys imagination be stimulated once again by Legos.
Our daughter and her husband drove 7 hours to pick up 2 more registered Nigerian dairy goats
One grown one already had babies and still has milk she will be bred again in August. Our daughter can practice milking on this goat 1 x a day because she still has milk. The other one was just bred and should have her babies in December. I said, babies, because most goats have multiples.
While they were there they went ahead and bought a buck and they were given a wether to keep the buck company. They say wethers make really good pets.
Now they have a total of 7 goats. I think that will be all the goats for now because some will be having babies and others will be bred when they are old enough.
I hope to get some pictures of them next week to share.