Friday, May 31, 2013

Jumble Laya

What a wild month this has been! Oddly enough I think life in general has become a tilt-a-whirl on it's last axis. Have you ever opened up a closet that was in your teenager's room and had to back up before the landslide buried you? This is how my life feels lately.

Work is going great! Still learning new things that I will need to use once promoted.
Ted's work is crazy as ever, but he loves his job.
James is finishing his Associates in Bible Degree and will graduate June 14th. He has also received a huge answer to prayer with a good full time job really close to the house. He too loves his new job working for a hardwood flooring company. Praise the Lord!!!
Justin is looking for a job that will allow him more of a social life ;)

My niece, Abby, graduated from Kindergarten.. wow, it does not seem possible! On top of that my niece, Cheyenne is now a rising Junior in High School.... Yeeeeks!

My nephew DJ graduates from High School this weekend- Congrats Bud!!!
My nephew Jordan from the Kudzu side of the family is in Basic Training at Paris Island... Pray for him!

Happy Anniversary to David and Carmelita! Happy Anniversary to Ken and Tammy!!

The teen class at our church's bus ministry went to court last weekend... WHAT??? Yes, we had a mock trial to see if they could defend their faith. If you were on trial today with the charge of being a Christian... how would you plead and how would you prove you were? On the other hand, what if you were accused of NOT being a Christian... could you sway the verdict with enough testimony and evidence that the charges were false? OR!! would you even care?

Christ is coming... are you ready?

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Still fresh

For all those who follow our family on a regular basis you know that Momma went to Heaven 3 years ago. Not a day goes by that I don't think of her and miss her. I still have her phone number in my phone, although I can't call her I can't seem to delete it. Her email address is still in my contact list and every so often my computer wants to know if I want to include her in some activity. I wish I could.
I noticed that Ted was the same way, he still has her information active and current.
We just received the news that Momma's father passed away a few minutes ago. We had not seen him since Momma's funeral, and soon after that his health and mind rapidly declined. We thought a year ago that he would not live and started making plans to be up there, but God pulled him through.
So here I sit with thoughts of Gramps and Momma and lots of memories and wonder if the two of them are sitting at Jesus' feet together. Gramps insisted he was saved, I have to hope in that.

Yes, it feels fresh all over again...:(

Elmer T. Buckley (1926 - 2013)


WATKINS GLEN: 86, of Watkins Glen, passed away May 1, 2013. He is survived by his wife of 65 years, Betty; children, Linda (Lyle) Diecenburg of Tyrone, Catherine (Dean) Thompson of Reading Center, Connie (Richard) Rexford, Tyrone, Chester (Susie) Buckley of Watkins Glen, Gordon Buckley (Lori) of Beaver Dams, and Carl (Annette) Buckley of Watkins Glen; 27 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren. He was predeceased by his parents, Nathan and Gertrude; daughter, Shirley Walker; sisters, Doris Barber and Bernie Gray; grand-daughter, Theresa Rexford and great-great-grandson, Wayne Porter, Jr. Elmer was a US Army WWII veteran; and served in the Battle of the Bulge. He was a member of the American Legion Post #660 of Dundee and Local Union #823B. Memorial donations may be made to the Schuyler County Veterans Memorial Park, P.O. Box 137, Odessa, NY, 14869. The family will receive friends and relatives at the Royce-Chedzoy Funeral Home, 212 E. 4th St., Watkins Glen, from 12 noon-2:00pm on Saturday, May 4th; followed by a funeral service at 2:00pm. Burial with military honors will be held at the Union Cemetery of Hector, Burdett. You may sign a guestbook or "Light a Candle" in his memory online at