Category Archives: Pete and Amy


Mom, if there is a way you can know what I’m doing today, I want to say thank you for all the valentine boxes you helped me make (you made) for school, and I want to say “You are my … Continue reading

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My mother had shown an interest in drawing portraits as a young married woman. I have a few hand drawing from those years, but she put them aside for family’s sake until after we were are all gone, and my … Continue reading

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The big boy with the hat was my daddy about twenty years before I arrived on the scene. 😀 My daddy, his sister and brother (Oda, Tony). I loved my daddy; yes, I did. He was a big ole soft … Continue reading

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November 28, 1913  – The day my daddy (Pete) was born.  Had he lived he would be 103; as it was he lived to 63.  He died from a heart attack, unexpected by those around him.  After he was gone, … Continue reading

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“I only worked one day last week and Mrs. A. called me yesterday and said she didn’t need me this week either.  So I guess you are going to have to order me some shoes and some underclothes.  I am … Continue reading

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Cleda Amy Riddle Rodgers Venter I saw online that there were “no famous birthdays” on June 20, 1913. Well, come again? There was at least one famous one! One extremely important to me.  Cleda Amy Riddle – this lovely little baby girl … Continue reading

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Nope, it was nothing like Joshua making the sun shine still! (If you don’t know that story it is in Joshua, Chapter Ten, Holy Bible.)  Granddad bootlegging whiskey!? In November I wrote about my grandfather in Meeting the Lord in the … Continue reading

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Vibrant asked us to write about why we were given our user names.  We were to write less than 50 words I did that on his blog, but decided to get a bit nostalgic and wrote “what might have been” … Continue reading

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PETE AND AMY STORY – #4 Quote Challenge

I’m starting my Three Quote Challenge with a well known quote from the Bible, I Cor. 13:4.  “Charity suffereth long, and is kind . . .” by relating an incident from Pete and Amy. Amy had a skillet . . … Continue reading

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Amy, my mother,  was right-brained, a creative/artsy kind of person; she liked decorating, painting, sewing, and writing.   She was proud of Pete, my daddy, for his left-brained thinking/his handwriting, his mathematical abilities, and his straight rows of broomcorn.  I … Continue reading

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