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Random Pictures

Here are some of the random pictures that I have on my phone.

I’ve been missing being beat the water. Need to take a road trip to Port Aransas soon.

My brother, Joe with our mother.

At the NKOTB concert in Austin. I know Jordan Knight was singing to me.

I got this cookie jar from my great-aunt when I was born.

It was as a little hot in San Antonio the day I took this picture.


Defunct Restaurant Chains

I saw this post and wanted to share some of the Defunct Restaurant Chains that I remember going to.

Howard Johnson’s — Only went there a couple of times. A good place for diner food.

Kenny Rogers’ Roasters — There was one in my hometown of Flint, Michigan. It was in a food court and I only went there once.

Chi-Chi’s — one of my favorite “white” Mexican restaurants. I loved their Fried Ice Cream. My brother, Joe, would get the Seafood Enchiladas every time we went there.

Burger Chef — I liked this place because they had a condiment bar where you could add your own to your burger. As a kid, I thought that was pretty cool.

Bob’s Big Boy — Loved that place. My mom would get the Patty Melt, I would get the Big Boy Burger. I loved the garlic dressing they had for their salads. And the Chocolate Layer Cake… too die for!

Bennigan’s — Three words… Monte Cristo Sandwich! What a strange sandwich… savory and sweet at the same time.

Ponderosa Steakhouse — A weekly family place to go. I remember when you walked through the line to get your meal. Then they added the salad bar… whoa!! Making your own salad with the things you liked with a ton of 1000 Island’s Dressing!! Heaven!

A&W Drive-Ins — There were a couple of these in my hometown. Loved parking the car and eating hot dogs with the read sauce and popcorn, And the Root Beer was so frosty and cold.

Funny, how remember these places brought back fond memories.


Random Pictures

Here are some random pictures that I have recently taken.

My nephew, Brad with his lovely wife, Emily.

Willie Nelson in concert at The Majestic Theater in San Antonio.

My childhood house in Flint, Michigan.

A cookie jar that I have had since I was s little girl.

My Mom, Lydia M. Garza

Today’s post is similar to the ones that I have posted for the last eight years. But I still feel the same exact way.

I miss you mom and I love you so much!

Lydia M. Garza (1940 – 2010)

January 10, 2017, it’s been seven years since my mom, Lydia M. Garza died. It’s hard to believe that it has already been seven years. Sometimes it feel longer and other times it feels like it just happened.

My life changed on January 10, 2010. I never knew that you could miss a person so much. This was the person who could make me happy, make me sad and make me mad. Oh, how she could press the buttons to set me off. What do they say, she knew what buttons to push because she put them there?

There are days when I can get through it without getting too sad when I think of you. But then there are other days when all I want to do is hide under my blankets. But on those days when I have happy memories of you, it makes me smile. Like when I made your Green Jell-O for the holidays. Or when I was going through all the treads you had for your sewing… did you really need all those different colors of white thread??

This picture with the yellow rose is from Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery. Yellow roses are the flowers my late brother, Joe, picked out when she died.


If roses grow in Heaven Lord
Please pick a bunch for me.
Place them in my Mother’s arms
and tell her they’re from me.
Tell her I love her and miss her,
and when she turns to smile,
Place a kiss upon her cheek
and hold her for a while.
Because remembering her is easy,
I do it everyday,
But there is an ache within my heart
That will never go away.

Until we meet again mom, I miss you and I love you more than I can say!


I’m going to start posting selfies of myself. I’ve been on a journey since August 2015 and I should have posted pictures from that journey.

So here’s the first of many selfies to share my journey.

As always, make it a great day.


Just when you thought it was safe to go in the water…

I’m going to go with some friends to go see “Jaws” at the Majestic Theatre on January 26th. And I can’t wait.

It’s going to be the first time that I’ve ever seen a movie and an symphony playing at the same time. What a movie to have my first experience with.

Hopefully this will be the first of many more to see.

I remember the first time I saw this movie. It was at the Genesee Valley Theaters in my hometown of Flint. I went with my mom, sister, my mom’s cousin and her two daughters. We all sat in the same row and no one wanted to sit next to the wall that had a giant curtain covering it. I think we were all afraid something was going to pop out from behind the curtain.

I remember us being glued to the screen just watching what was going to happen. I think one of us jumped when the head popped out from the sunken boat. Popcorn went flying in the air.

It’s one of my favorite memories from my youth. Now I get to relive it with some great friends and in a great place like the Majestic. Hopefully this time, no popcorn will be going flying in the air.

January 1, 2018

Saw this and this is what I want for 2018 and beyond. 

Make it a great day. 

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