Saturday, January 28, 2012


Last night I watched the movie Krakatoa. It was a documentary with information taken from the diaries of people who survived the Krakatoa eruption in 1883. Amazing story! Probably not recommended for the little guys, as it's pretty scary!

This volcano apparently is still erupting. Perhaps most famous for the powerfully explosive eruption in 1883 that killed tens of thousands of people, ash from a violent eruption might also have temporarily altered Earth's climate as long as 1500 years ago. In 1927, eruptions caused smaller Anak Krakatau to rise from the sea, and the emerging volcanic island continues to grow at an average rate of 2 cm per day. The latest eruption of Anak Krakatau started in 2008 April and continues today. In this picture, Anak Krakatau is seen erupting from Rakata, the main island of the Krakatoai group. High above, stars including the Big Dipper are clearly apparent.

I wouldn't call it a "fun" movie, but definitely riveting!

Thursday, January 19, 2012

getting near to baby

"Aunt Patty is fed up with me.
      She told me so last night. When I got into bed, there was a sick feeling in my stomach that stayed with me through my sleep. I came out here to breathe deep of the fresh air but that sick feeling has not yet gone away."

It sounds like an ominous beginning for a "youth" book, but trust me, it's a really, really sweet story of .... yes, getting near to baby!

Check it out!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Double Vision

When Aziel Jones, a preacher's kid from Alabam who served in WW@, and Marian Westling, a city girl from up north, were married, they had two goals: to reach a tribe for God and to raise a family for God. Double Vision is the remarkable story of what God can do when two people are wholly committed to Him.

I highly recommend that you find and read this book. You can't find it on Amazon, but here's where you CAN find it! Write to Mr. and Mrs. Aziel Jones, 6315 Winyah Drive, Columbia, SC 29203. The cost of the book is $20. It will be $20 well spent, I assure you!

And tell your friends about Double Vision!  It's the best book I've read in a long time!

Thursday, January 12, 2012


Yesterday was spent in Mexico City, seeing my sister in law Becky off to Colombia, South America. Her husband and my brother, Lee, went to heaven last May on Mother's Day. And last night around midnight, if all went will with the flight, Becky arrived in Bogota, Colombia, to begin serving the Lord there for a few years. What a special time we had!

 Hermanas - sisters. We're "in law" sisters, but feel as close as "blood" sisters!

Natalia (Eli's daughter), Felix (Carmen's son), Carlos (Eli's husband) and Eli with Becky.
You pronounce Eli as Ailee. She's a delightful lady - she and I were in grade school together - a long time ago! Even though she's a little older than I am, we graduated from 7th grade the same year. I've known her a very long time!

Eli's husband Carlos is quite a bit older than she is. But I bet you can't guess how YOUNG she is! I was amazed - she looks so good! The chiles en nogada she served us were deliciously wonderful! Poblano chile filled with ground meat, pineapple, apples, pecans, almonds, then covered with a cream and pecan sauce. Normally you sprinkle pomegranate seeds on top, but since there are no pomegranates this time of year, we settled for dried cranberries. Accompanied with rice and tortillas. Delicious!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Clips or Cleeps?

I went to the little "papeleria" to get some paper clips, but couldn't remember how to say paper clips in espaƱol, so I took one along to show to the young man. "Ah, si, cleeps." Clips with a Spanish accent! Go figure!