Flashback Friday

Lazy Daisy memories #FlashbackFriday

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Every time I see daisies I think of my mother-in-law ~iPhone capture, Pixelmator photo-editor Light Leek Pavo effect~


On the bank side of my in-laws yard wild daisies grow. My MIL loved flowers. All around their yard beautiful blooms happily greeted you, but the daisies that covered the hillside leading below their house to the tractor garage was always a joy to see. Someone snapped these photos of DD#1 and DD#2 in 1993.

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I recently found stuffed in an old diaper bag the jacket DD#1 is wearing. Her grandparents got it for her, as well as the one her sister is wearing.


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DD#2 was inseparable from her little panda toy, Polly Anna.


I love these pictures of my girls. It’s pure innocence at its best! Daisies are happy little flowers and they always put a smile on my face. Funny thing is music makes me happy and it puts a smile on my face, too. I found this cute, original ditty and it fits perfectly with my Flashback Friday moment. Listen to Emily Proper sing The Daisy Song!


Today, I  celebrate the small things in my life.

  • fond flashbacks
  • forever friends
  • freaky fun
  • freckled faces
  • fabulous Fridays

Whoo-hoo, the weekend is here! What are you celebrating?

Let’s celebrate making new friends together and we can begin by joining Friendship Friday and Follow Who? Social-Weekend blog hops. Yesterday was a bit strained, so I couldn’t make my usual A2Z road trip, but I always say…better late than never. I’m zooming off to see what a few of my fellow A2Zroadsters are up to and I invite you to come along for the ride. Oh yeah, don’t forget to stop by tomorrow for a little boogie session with Saturday Songsuasion!

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I born and raised in the Appalachian mountains of southern WV. I was a child bride when I married my high school sweetheart in 1979. We moved to Knoxville, TN to begin our life. Determined to prove nay-Sayers from our community wrong, I completed my education and went on to earn an A.S. in computer programming. From 1983-1987, I worked as a computer system’s manager. That’s a glorified title for someone who trouble shoots and maintains system back-ups. After the birth of our first child in 1988, I took early retirement. What have I been doing for the last 25+ years? I am proud to say, I am a SAHM and for most of those years I home-schooled our three children from K-12. Now, the nest is empty.


  • Rorybore

    daisies are my favourite too!! Especially the big gerbera ones… but I have transplanted wild ones into my own garden and I love to see them — it is like seeing little smiles in my garden.
    love the old photographs – so cute!!

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Les, I am thinking about planting daisies on the hilly portion of our front yard. That way will I not only be happy every time I see them, but it will give DH one less area that he has to mow. lol

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Liz, nope, I haven’t shared the photos with my girls yet. I will have to IM them a copy later today. I really meant to do it on Friday, but last week was so crazy for us. Phew, let’s hope this week is better.

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Julia, some weeds are worth keeping around because they are so pretty. My FIL wouldn’t mow them down because he knew my MIL loved them and that always made me smile. They were married 67 years before God called her home last June.

  • Shady Del Knight

    Good morning, dear Cathy! I very much enjoyed the delightful ditty “The Daisy Song.” It reminds us that it’s okay to be different and do our own thing instead of following the herd. It also reminds us that we need to find a safe place where we can escape the rat race and the world’s turmoil, slow down the pace and find peace. “Stop and Smell the Roses,” as Mac Davis put it. You and your daughters were beautiful girls. There was a park near my house and I often went there alone to climb trees. I’d sit for an hour or more on a high branch and experience peace and the simple joy of being alive on a summer day. Adjacent to the park were fields of daisies and other wildflowers and I enjoyed walking through them on the “scenic route” home.

    I wish you a safe and happy weekend, dear friend Cathy!

    • Cathy Kennedy

      Tom, thank you for your sweet words. The Daisy Song is fun little ditty. I scold myself often about not making time to smell the roses. Life passes us too quickly to not enjoy the now.. Quiet moments of reflection, as yours spent in the branches of a tree soaking up life’s simple pleasures is a wonderful way to enjoy God’s beautiful world. That’s when you really feel connected with the Creator, don’t you think? Have a great week!

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