Friends come in all shapes, sizes, and tempers but if you have ever had one you know that they are precious and true.  I have had what I thought were friends who could be there for the long haul or in times of stress or hard times.  Then I have had a few that haven’t left my side when things have been so tough and in turn, I have tried to always be there for them.

I have a few friends that I have never met for one reason or another but they have been closer to me than my own family.  I can’t tell you why this is true but it is.  There are also friends that I would call more like just someone I have met and have in my life but aren’t close.

I will always be thankful for my many friends that God has given me over the years and thankful for the people who are in my life now.  My friends who are close to me know who you are I don’t need to list you here.  But please know that I am the luckiest person to have you here in my life and my heart.  Best of all, it is so cool to know that you feel the same about me.

Thank each and every one of you every day.  Hang in there and God bless!!!!

I love you each and every one of you so much.  Hugs, kisses and my heart forever.





With all the stuff that is going on in just the states alone we should be angry but in combination with all the things that is happening around the world we should be more than angry we should be ballistic.  People complain because the national statues are hurting their pride but they aren’t slaves maybe their ancestors were but they aren’t it is a part of their history just like it is a part of mine.   I don’t believe a bunch of Civil War statues of old Generals is hurting anyone.

I was also happy to see that the football players decided to stand for the flag this past Sunday and the reasoning for it doesn’t matter just that I agree that they should have a right to protest if they aren’t happy with something but not use there status as big wigs to do it.  Most Americans don’t have that big wig status to make a point so why should the one who do use it to make the same point.

Between Las Vegas which just happened on Sunday and all the other shootings around the country it has become an a major problem and I am praying that it stops before too much longer.  This last shooting in Las Vegas was well thought out cause how many times can he go out of your room and get all those guns back in his room without being seen unless he have thought it out.  He had a lot of weapons in his room.

We has Americans need to stop all the crap and quit worry so much about the statues, slavery issues which aren’t happening in this century, and start banding together as one nation under God and have one goal which is to love one another and take care of one another instead of killing each other or fighting each other.  That is all I can say.  Because it does no good to lecture anyone and nothing is solve by doing it either.


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Hi Mom,

It’s Labor Day weekend Tuesday you have been gone from our lives 17 years but you are not forgotten.  You are still well-loved as well.  I don’t believe there is day that goes by that I still don’t wish that you are still here with us and still telling us what we have missed or what we all need to be doing to make things better somehow.  You will probably laugh when I tell you this but I honestly think that Mark is never going to retire from the paper because they still need him even now.  Or maybe it’s that he needs them more then they need him who knows the reason.

I wonder each time I write something to you what I can say or do that might be a little different than the time before.  I don’t find any trouble writing things to you but I find myself wondering what type of answers I might receive from you.  It is so interesting when I stop to think about you I sometimes come away with a kind of abstract kind of picture of my life with you and now without you I suppose much like I do when I picture myself with and without Carl.  I want you to know Mom that I am happy and that all is good.  Mark and I are fine.  I’m not sure about Chris I haven’t seen him in for number of years not because I don’t want to see him but because he doesn’t come around.   I wonder about him a lot but until he makes himself known I can only continue has I am and continue to wonder.

Mom I just want to have a small chat to let you know I was thinking about you but I am sure you know I always am.  I wish with all my heart that I had more time with you than I did but then you would have suffered more than you already had I couldn’t have stood that so I would rather miss you like I do than watch you suffer more than you did.

Give my love to all who have gone before me.  Find JJ Mom and give him a big hug for me and tell him that I miss him lots and that I am so sorry I missed telling him goodbye but he is still in my thoughts a lot and he was the best friend a girl could have.

Mom remember that you are loved and missed.  I will be seeing you someday and then I will put my arms around you and give you the best hug and tell you that somewhere along the way all those things you told me have come to past and you were right.  Yes, I am saying you were right but don’t hold that against me.  Take care of yourself and thank you for all you did in the end it was the right thing to do.

Love your daughter,




Hello Millisa,

This is sort of a letter of goodbye to you since I didn’t get to say goodbye the standard way.  First let me tell you will be missed by so many people and that we all love you and are trying to understand WHY it had to be this way.  God has got you through so many tough spots before and you have always taken the hard road before.  Maybe this is the hard road for you and you are doing what is best for all concerned.  If that is so then we are here to live on without you because that is the way it has to be.  It will be hard not to be able to pick up the phone and call you or go on Facebook and message you so that when you get home in the morning to IM me back.

You were the best friend a girl could ever have and I was so thankful to have known you.  Even though I was older I wasn’t always wiser you taught me how to laugh at myself and know that life sometime just isn’t always what it is cracked up to be but it can still be fun. When we played pool we played pool on the same league and we played pool against each other it was so much more fun to play on the same team then play opposite each other.  I think it was because we have to work harder when we played on different teams.

I remember the day you called me to tell me that Bobby died it was hard on both of us but we got through and here it one year later I am writing this note to tell you goodbye I’m not sure I can get through this without you my friend but I’m going to try.  You have your religion to get you through most of your sorrows but the one that was the hardest was your Mom and we talked about this I know you missed her every day.  Well now my friend you can get a hug and tell her that you never stopped loving her and find the peace you couldn’t find here.

Millisa I’m sitting here writing this trying to understanding all of it and it’s hard but you have been in my past, you have been in my present but you won’t be in my future except in my thoughts, prayers and memories but what memories they will be we had some great times.  I will miss you and I will love you forever.  You always seem to know when I needed you when we talked you told me so much why didn’t you tell me what was going on in your mind so we could have talked about?  We have always talked about so many other thinks out before why not then.  Where you afraid that I might have told you something that would have changed the out come of what happened?  Well Hon we can’t second guess it now can we.  I love you and I hope that you are at peace finally.  RIP my friend you are going to be missed by all who love you here on earth.

Love Kat  ❤





Up above are different types of porches in America today.  There are multi-level porches, wrap porches such as we have in old Victorian houses, we even have single level porches which have rocking chairs across the front of them.  But no matter how the porches look they are made for sitting and telling stories of the past, sharing secrets or just for taking taking naps and dreaming.

I remember as a child living on a dairy farm my grandparents had a wrap a round porch which the wrap part had been added on during their time of owning the house because we lived on that porch early mornings after chores we were on the back porch and evening we were on the front cause it was always cooler at those time.  Anyway the adults sat on the rockers while us kids always had our place to sit and we weren’t allow to sit on a rocker unless we were invited to sit with an adult.  We had swings on either end one of the front and one on the backside.  It was great.

Miss Susie has a porch at her home we are always talking about me coming to paint the floor part of it so we can sit and have conversation and coffee afterward I think it would be fun the problem I’m seeing is it would be fun getting there and finding her there with her schedule…LOL   But it would so much fun sitting on the porch with her and listening to her tell her stories of living in the house and maybe sharing a secret or two with a good friend after all that is what porch sitting is all about.

I hope you have enjoyed reading my blog about porch sitting has much as I have writing it.  Hope you have a wonderful week.  Don’t forget to get out and vote today that is very important.  God bless you each and everyone.

The pictures above some are mine the very last 2 on bottom roll are of my friend Connie’s porch she took the pictures herself..she send me a few and I am working on using the rest with a story I’m thinking about.  The rest of the pictures are from google.



I have been reading a lot of who done it this past week or so and I realize a lot of it is fiction but so fiction is based on truth.  So when I think this past week I have read Catherine Coulter’s three book series about the first Brit in the FBI and I’m finishing up Alexandra Sokoloff’s series about “the Moon”( Huntress Moon, Blood Moon and last but certainly not least is Cold Moon).  Anyway the Brit series isn’t bad but it’s bad enough with all the stuff they have to go through which keeps getting worse as the book progress until the good guys win out however my other three books have taken me in a world that is pure evil.  Sure all crimes can be evil or at least wicked but I think it would be interesting to walk in the minds of authors who write “The Moon Series” because she has a very warped sense of humor and knows a lot of these types of crimes.  Now before we go any further please don’t get me wrong all of Alexandra’s books are great in fact I have a few more set up to read so I’m telling you she is an awesome author but her books have scared me good.

Without giving to much away Huntress Moon starts out where the main female character is on the run but your not exactly sure about why she is running only that she is.  The main male lead is a FBI Special Agent Assistant in Charge of his division in San Francisco Office.  You know right away when these two get together on the same plain that sparkles will fly because of the personality that they have.  Then the other character though they are important to the overall story they are just mainly background for the first book.  Cara you find that she is running because she is the only survivor in 3 home invasions where all the family members have been massacred her family being the 3rd family.  Roarke is the ACSA FBI and this poor guy was doing great until he got his head messed up with Cara.  Then there is the big reveal which takes place somewhere in the middle of the book while the two of the are running all over California looking for each other basically the most important bad guy shows up and you’re wondering who are you and when did you get into the story.  LOL

Then you realize this guy has been there the whole time and that Cara survived the massacred twenty-five years ago and that anniversary is coming up on October 29 and she is really after the “Reaper” the person who killed her family and the other families.

Now the second book is “Blood Moon” and it just continue right along where the first leaves off.  “The Reaper” is back and he is starting to kill again but he has learned a few things from being in jail for almost 25 years and the MO is just a little bit different but yet it has the same feel to it and all the kills are the same except the father…..”reaper” makes look like murder/suicide which at first no one catches.  Knowing that Cara wants to kill the “reaper” they set a sting up to catch her and him at the same time this of course takes lots of time and when things are set up and they have a decoy to take Cara place to bring the “reaper” out of hiding.  Things go wrong “the Reaper” is killed by Cara because she is saving Roarke life and she is taken into custody for murder.

The last book “Cold Moon” starts out with Cara in jail and Roarke visiting her which of course is a no no.  Like I said he is really messed up because of this woman.  Her lawyer calls Roarke tells him to stay away from her or there will heck to pay.  So he tries but he can’t stop thinking about her.  Her lawyer says to the judge everything has to come up in 10-days and if the DA doesn’t give his evidence in that time frame Cara walks out on her with no bail until the trial when ever that may be.  So those 10-days come and she walks.  Things start happening again and the race is on to see if she will leave the state and not come back for her trial or if things will continue status quo.

Read the books I promise you an adventure you won’t soon forget.




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