Monday, August 21, 2017

On a special day!

A special day (the day of the solar eclipse) calls for a special meal!  So, I got busy in the kitchen and made myself a Shrimp Po Boy, with Dirty Rice!  
You know how it is, when you've got an itch, you just got scratch it!
This was something that I haven't made in while, so now my itch is taken care of, with this meal made from scratch!
I probably won't wait for another solar eclipse to make it again!
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls

 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Freda's "Mountain Adventure"


*Note: I'm going to be leaving Freda's life story for a time now. Listening to the recordings of her telling of the next events, is too emotionally stressful for me right now. As I listen to the next portion of her story, full of her emotional upset and sadness, it is just too soon after losing her to relate this portion of her story in a post. But I will do it in the near future. Her story is much too interesting to not tell it! 
Thank you for understanding.  Please check back again.
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls

Friday, July 28, 2017

Freda's "Little Shack on the Mountain" Life as it was!




This is Freda's memory from about the age of 4 years of age.  As she related this story to me, she was nearing the end of her time on earth. But her memories of those days was crisp and clear!  God had truly blessed her all those years.  While we may have to endure certain hardships, if we keep our eyes on the Lord, He will sustain us!
I hope you enjoy reading about Freda's life. Thanks!
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls

Friday, July 21, 2017

Freda's "Little Shack on the Mountain at bedtime"


By the time Freda was living in my house, she knew that she was covered by the light of the Lord, but I always left a nightlight on for her any way!  Now, I pray she is resting in peace.
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls






Friday, July 14, 2017

Freda's Little Shack on the Mountain "Our Table"


This is the next installment of the story of Freda's life, as I recorded her.  While Freda is no longer with us, her story lives on!  I hope you enjoy reading it. Thanks!
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls

Friday, July 7, 2017

Freda's "Little Shack in the Mountains"


Even though Freda was a cousin to Almanzo Wilder, (who became the husband of Laura Ingalls) they were at least a generation apart. Things had not changed that much, and her experiences in life had not been much different.  The biggest difference between Freda's and Almanzo's, was that his family lived in a fertile area, where food was more easily grown.  As his family moved west, to Minnesota, the family members separated, with Freda's branch going south into Texas. So Freda didn't know anything about Almanzo, until she moved to Mansfield, Missouri and read Laura's books!  
I hope you enjoy reading about Freda's life story, as she related her memories to me before her passing this year.  
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls

Friday, June 30, 2017

Freda, The Early Years, "Depression Meals"


This story is taken from my "Freda Recordings", as she told me the story of her life.  
I hope you enjoy these stories. She lived through quite a bit and, I believe, came through it a shining example of a "Proverbs 31 Woman"!
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls

Friday, June 23, 2017

Freda's Early memories, "Horses"



This is another chapter in Freda's life story.  She recorded these stories long before she passed away in February this year.  It is heart-wrenching for me to listen to Sister Freda's voice on these recordings.  But I feel that her story is too precious to not share!  In some ways, it is healing for me to hear her voice again, but still ...  
As her story continues, I'll be sharing more about horses in her life.  I hope you enjoy these posts and will continue to come back for more. Thanks.

The Old Man in the Bib Overalls

Friday, June 16, 2017

Freda Next Chapter, "Literaries"


In her book, "Little Town on the Prairie", Laura Ingalls Wilder wrote about the "Literaries" that her family attended.  The fact that Freda was a cousin to Almanzo, may not have been a factor in this recollection of Freda; but this is another case where Freda's life was so similar to that of Laura.  It's nice to think that they had such things in common; even though they were a generation apart!
What people did for entertainment or social activities in those days is part of our rich American history.  I wonder if, after another hundred years, people will look back at the manner in which people act socially today and have a similar nostalgic feeling about texting and Facebook!
The Old Man in the Bib Overalls