Monday, May 28, 2012


Memorial Day is celebrated in different ways by our nation.  To this family it is remembering those who came before us and those who are serving now.
Here is a Memorial Day Album of the Fenton Service Members!
This is the "Wall of Heroes" in my Husband's office.  Of course there MUST be a cute colonial sconce on that wall as well!!

This is a photo of my Husband, George's Grandfathers.  Both were Marines. George's Mother and Father basically grew up knowing each other from various duty stations.
This is a photo of George's Dad during the Korean War.

This is Col George Fenton with our son Lt. Patrick Fenton.  Patrick was still at VA Tech in this photo. This was at a formal dinner with Patrick's ROTC class.
1st Lt Patrick Fenton just before leaving for Afghanistan.

All the Fenton kids at a ceremony when Patrick received his 1LT bars.

 Our oldest daughter and her husband own a music arranging and copying business.  They also teach elementary music.  Our oldest son is a Graphic Designer.  Our youngest daughter is in Human Resources and a musician.  And "Baby Pat" is a Marine Captain.

All of the military genes are on the Fenton side of the family.   My uncle and my step Father are both retired Army Colonels!  They actually served together! How funny that my Mom would meet her Husband, both lost their spouses, and then find that my Uncle and Her Husband were friends!!  Small world, as they say, or should I say small military.

Soooooo I hope y'all have a wonderful day and please say a prayer for all of our brave service members that keep us safe and free!!


Wednesday, May 9, 2012


AAA HAAAAA...............
I bet you thought I was going to say Chocolate!!!
I don't now why but those adorable little German sheep just touch my heart!  I especially like those with broken legs and faces that no one else would want! :)  They are so sweet!
Here are some of the flock...

The sizes vary from 5" on down.  As I understand it these little guys were created for children to play with.  Some of them came in sets along with a sheep dog and Shepard.  
I started collecting these in the 80's when I got one in an antique shop in Los Aptos CA.  I think that is the name of the place, it is Near Monterey.  We were there for 2 GREAT years!!  ANYWAY  the first little one that I bought was just $4.00!  It could barely stand up and it looked as if it was used as a Christmas Tree ornament.  After that I was hooked and have been ever since.  For years I didn't see them and then E-Bay came along.  That is where I have gotten a lot of them.  That's a great place to look if you are looking for some for your flock!

I do have to admit that Chocolate and what Southern Girl would not love Coka Cola and Sweet Tea are  some of my other guilty pleasures!!  

What are your guilty pleasures?  What ever they are I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Have a Great Happy Spring!