“How does Alaskan King Crab sound for Mother’s Day?” That was my son-in-law Tracy Drakes question. “My stomach has started smiling already.” Alaskan King Crab is my favorite entree bar non. YUM!!

My granddaughter Sarah Drake and her friend Ado have come down from Tampa area where they live and work to celebrate her mother Pamela and her grandmother me on our special day.

Sarah, always so helpful, placed a turquoise tablecloth on the lanai table and set it with heavy duty paper plates, little forks for retrieving Crab from the shells and melted butter containers resting in a rack over a tiny lighted candle.

While Tracy is steaming the large crab legs Sarah prepares a spring mix salad with her home made dressing.

In the refrigerator is a Boston creme cake topped with fruit,

Have I forgotten anything? Oh! Yes! Presents!! So we retire to the family room and first we see Pamela’s presents.

From her daughter Evin and husband Matt Bender in Bloomsburg Pennsylvania where Evin is a Doctor doing residency and Matt is the owner and operator of Prenault.

This beautiful bouquet shown here…….

From her daughter Sarah this box of Lindh Chocolates

And picture Sarah painted

Via mail I had already received a beautiful necklace from my daughter Meredythe, it has a delicate silver chain with a tiny Yorkey dog and a tiny silver heart attached which I am wearing in these pictures.

Sarah was so kind to fasten that necklace on for me, my 95 year old fingers could not manage to do that.

See this close up…….

From my daughter Pamela Drake this complete outfit of white hat, pink flowered blouse, pink below the knee shorts and pink shoes.

A box of Lindh chocolates for my sweet tooth from Sarah.

Card from my daughter Meredythe and husband Joey Wedding at Catawba Island Port Clinton Ohio their six months of summer Home.


Card from my daughter Pamela and husband Tracy Drake in gated Deer Creek Sarasota Florida where I am fortunate at this time in my life to live with them.


And from my son-in-law Terrell Smith in Dahlonega Georgia husband of my daughter Carole Suzanne who I lost with cancer. He is so kind to always remember me.







This little yellow fur ball says HAPPY EASTER

It is a beautiful warm sunny April 1st at 4649 Deer Creek Blvd in Sarasota Florida as we gather around the table on the lanai overlooking the pool.

My daughter Pamela has set our table while my son-in-law Tracy Drake is preparing his own birthday food, Alaskan King Crab. While her pan of broccoli is steaming, Pamela prepares a bowl of fresh fruit, watermelon, cantaloupe, strawberries, grapes and more.

When I heard Tracy give out the call that the king Crab was ready it didn’t take me long to get out the kitchen door with my walker and get seated ready to make my tummy really happy. It is EASTER Sunday and since Tracy’s birthday is tomorrow we are celebrating both today. Being Tracy’s birthday Alaskan King Crab was his choice but it is my favorite food bar none.

Pamela brought in the melted butter containers that sit in a little rack over a lighted candle, placed one by each of your plates and we all began devouring crab dipped in butter. After an extended time of silence Tracy said, ” You can tell when the food is really good. No one is talking.” YUM!

Everyone’s tummy full and smiling, Pamela brings out the two layer carrot birthday cake with cream cheese icing she had made from scratch yesterday and six lighted candles. Now it’s “Happy birthday to you ? Happy Birthday to you? Happy birthday dear Tracy ? Happy birthday to you ? AND MANY MORE ?. it only took one blow to put out the candles YEH!

As soon as Pamela has started cutting the cake, that is when we remembered, Oh no!!

We were all enjoying this little party so much we forgot all about recording it with photos.So here we go now. Pamela gets my IPad and starts snapping,

Tracy is showing you an Alaskan King Crab claw. Two of them were left over because my granddaughter Sarah has the flu so she and her friend Ado couldn’t come down from Tampa where they live and work.

OH YUM! That cake is soooo delicious it simply melts in your mouth, I gotta say PAM YOU DONE GOOD!

Oh the party isn’t over, it’s gift opening time now and Pamela brings them out to the lanai table. The first one he opens the card first and it is from his daughter Evin and her husband Matt Bender,

A new grill, how fortunate because he ruined the one he had using excessive heat and had to throw it away. A great gift!

And from his mother-in-law, me, a couple of his favorite books. Tracy has been an avid reader since childhood!

From Pamela that beautiful shirt and two pair of pants . Who could ask for anything more?

Have a look see at his birthday cards………

Wait! All those pictures were taken by Pamela and showed you Tracy and some of his 95 year old Mother-in-law, me, but no pictures of Pamela. Soooooooo her goes…….

Tracy and Pamela in Sarasota a night out on the town!!! If I do say so, A BEAUTIFUL couple!!


They are my Great Great Grandsons! Little seven year old Jayden Wedding and brother three year old Isaiah Wedding who live with their Momma and Daddy, Diana and Darren, in the far South west corner of Big Sky Montana.

Their home in the little town of Dillon is nestled between two, take your breathe away, mountain ranges.

Their great great Gramma Flo, me, every now and then, sends them a greeting card with cash inside for them to buy whatever suits their fancy.

You just gotta see what came in yesterdays mail for me! Take a look at this…….Little three year old Isaiah Wedding

Now from seven year old Jayden WeddingPic Jayden Wedding pictured here with his adorable Aunt Terra

When my daughter Pamela emailed these pictures to her daughter and my granddaughter Sarah Drake this is Sarah’s response……….



After her schooling has completed, my great granddaughter Holli gets her reward. All her loving family make their way to Springfield Ohio for the ceremonial nurses pinning. Her Gramma Meredythe has flown in from Dillon Montana to share this happy family celebration.

Holli with her Gramma Meredythe Wedding, Grandpa Joey Wedding sent his congratulations from Montana.

Holli with her boy friend who backed her fully throughout her schooling, always so encouraging.

Here you see Holli with her father Dean Carpenter looking so happy and proud of his daughter.

Holli, her father Dean, and her brother Levi with her mother Jodi out front in her wheelchair. Luckily, Jodi was taken from Marysville to Springfield in an ambulance for this special occasion. They had a delightful surprise when they found out the ambulance driver had a granddaughter being pinned also in this ceremony.

Here we see a close up of Holli with her brother Levi.

And now you see the whole happy family Holli, her father Dean, brother Levi, grand mother Meredythe and in her wheel chair Holli’s loving mother Jodi.