Thursday, January 13, 2011




What can one say except 
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
Please hop  over, visit and follow these gracious ladies.

I have known my sweet Laura for a looooong time.
Ever since I began blogging (three months ago). She has always supported my efforts with her kindness and thoughtful messages for Sweet Old Bob and me. 
I think Bob is in love. 
She sells her neat monogram products HERE
Be sure to check in on her.
Nana Diana is my brand new friend. She visited me on referral from our mutual friend 
Debbie @Debbiedoos Blogging and Blagging
A big Thanks a hug around the neck!

SO.... I am supposed to tell you 
seven things about myself. 
Then I am supposed to pass the award along 
to other neat bloggers. This is where it gets sticky!
Laura says 15, Nana Diana mentions 7, whew!!
I am gonna do my damndest !
(am I allowed to day that?)

1.  Born April, 1940 to awesome parents, Vivian and Ralph A, I was their second child and daughter. My sister Betty was three years older. She passed away when I was not yet three years old. I am so sorry I didn't remember her and I longed for her. So,  it was Mom, Dad and me. The three musketeers, we traveled and lived the "American Dream" Not a lot of money but tons of love.
2.  I revealed in #1. I DON'T LIE!~about my age. Ask me how much I weigh and I WILL LIE! My reasoning? I had absolutely nothing to do with my age. My weight, well, that's another thing.

3.  I fell in love with Sweet Old Bob when I was 15yrs old.
He was 2yrs older. The first words he said, verbatim, were "Will you shut up, I'm trying to sell this car?". I never shut up, he sold the car and was an extremely successful salesman until he retired. Love at first sight! We will be married 53 years this June. 

4. With the exception of a couple of part-time jobs, I was a stay at home mom until my oldest graduated high school. The two youngest were so involved in school and other activities they were never home til dinner time. My Mom had just passed away (at age 59) and I needed to get out of the house. So, on doctor's orders I reentered the workforce. I went to work for a local bank as a "utility teller". This is something I had done before our babies came along.

5. I retired from banking in 1997, Vice President,  commercial and personal lender. During those years I worked as teller, vault teller(responsible for 3 mil, it's like counting cans until your out of balance. Then it becomes money...real fast), dept mgr, holding company auditor, asst. br. mgr, br mgr, loan officer, Avp,Vp. Whew! I hadn't thought about all that in a long time. I'm not sure the opportunity to work up through the ranks still exists today.

6. I am blessed to live on a beautiful barrier island off the coast of Georgia. We are sandwiched between the intercoastal waterway and the Atlantic ocean. We are surround by deer (they eat everything), alligator, the creator's most awesome waterfowl and a menagerie of other creatures. We are listed in various publications as one of the "Best Places To Retire".  Plus, I live with Sweet Old Bob.

7. Bob and I have always traveled. We have seen more of the world than we could have imagined 53 years ago. Age and health have slowed us somewhat, BUT! We're not done yet. I still have some pics to share from last year. Due to our escapade in Paris last October HERE, we are
probably staying stateside this year. It's been a wild ride and we have loved every minute of it.
Hope You aren't bored out of your mind
cause the following are my choices for the next

1. Farah @Craft A World. A talented crafter with the soul and heart of an angel.
2. Jo @Lazy On Loblolly. A sister of our beloved south. She is already like a sister.
3. Sheila@The Quintessential Magpie. She has a sparkling personality and a gleam in her eye.
4. Linda @A La Carte. She is so talented and boy can this girl shop.
5. Melody @Melody-Mae. This little lady has it figured out. Life IS grand.
6. Annette @Vintage Southern Life. A lady who has found true passion and purpose.
7. Sheila @Note Songs. She is the "Sweetie with a song in her heart".
8. Kelly @Jax Does Design. The is a fabulous designer. Her work will be featured on the W Network's "All for Nothing" Feb. 17th @ 9:00 pm. Tune in!
9. Sue @Crochet n' Garden. At gardening she's the master and studying to be just that!
10. Linda @Itsy bits and pieces. One of the most creative artists in blogland. 
11. Tess @Tess's Teacups and Tabbies. She can serve you tea with the sweetest purrrrrr!

Pay these lovely ladies a visit, follow their blogs
and I promise you an inspirational journey.

Thank you to Laura and Nana Diana
for this award

Thank you to the fantastic ladies above for 
their support and inspiration
Hugs, Ginger


Linda @ A La Carte said...

What a fun post! It is always great to learn more about each other. I thank you for passing this on to me and I will do a post about myself one day soon! hugs, Linda

The Quintessential Magpie said...

Ginger, they nailed it when they picked you for being one stylish blogger because you have style in spades!

Oh, how I loved reading more about your life, and it doesn't surprise me one bit that you had such a successful career in banking. And I love that you are married to the love of your life. I look forward to meeting Bob some day! In terms of age, my grandmother was so nutty about it that she refused to put it on her grave marker which just looks like a vase of flowers. You can't even tell it's a gravestone! I had to laugh about the weight thing, and I think I could join you there. LOL!

Thank you so much, my friend, for awarding me with this award. I'm honored, but the greatest honor is being able to number you among my blog friends. Some day I hope to meet you in the flesh. In the mean time, sending much love and warm hugs your way.


Sheila :-)

Eeeeeeeee... a sparkling personality and a gleam in my eye??? Flattery will get you everywhere, Ginger! :-)

The Quintessential Magpie said...

I look forward to meeting Bob AND YOU! LOL! That sentence sounded kinda funny. ;-)

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜ said...

That is fabulous! And I loved learning more about you. I love that your husband told you to shut up...her probably still does and you still are not listening. I see you have a new button now....I just had a guest poster on this very same tutorial. It is there for future reference.

Marydon said...

Ginger, it is always fun to learn a wee bit more about our friends. TY for sharing ...

Have a beautiful weekend ~

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Good for you-have fun:@)

Chrissy said...

It is always great to learn new things about new friends. This was informative and comical all at the same time. You definitely have a way with words.
Thanks for sharing.

NanaDiana said...

Oh Ginger- I just knew I was passing this along to some amazing people! I love your stories..and you are right- I never lie about my age weight...I even lie to myself about that!

I love that you love Sweet Old I kinda love him myself! lol

You can bet that you will be on my "read and reply" list from this point on. You are awesome...and a little crazy...and I like crazy~ Hugs- Diana

Sherry said...

Congratulations on your awards! What a nice surprise! You are so much fun to visit. It was really well deserved. Oh, I really enjoyed hearing more about you. You are an inspiration because I have been home and now my oldest getting out of high school and it is time to really do another thing with the rest of my life. Funny about counting cans!

~SueSCharmingChippyCottageCreations~ said...

Congrads Ginger you so deserve this award!! You are such a sweet lady I really enjoyed reading more about you and getting to know a little about your life keep up the wonderful posts! XOXO Sue

Farah Muzaffar said...

Congraulations Ginger... you deserve it,its so lovely to read about you and Bob.
I love the way you speaks in your posts, lively and pleasant... And really enjoyed your trip to Paris with Bob, I dont have any wonder that why you fall in love with Bob in such a young age and still that love is in your heart... He is such a cute person by his appeaernce and I am 100% sure that he is more loving as he looks...
Wish you a very happy, healthy and peacelife life ever ...
Thanks a lot for you love and concern about me that you awarded me for this honour... I am really thankful to you

Linda said...

Thanks so much, Ginger! How fun it was to learn more about you! XO

Miss Char said...

Congratulations Ginger! It's so much fun to get a peek into our blogger at home lives. Thanks for sharing.

Jo said...

O' my Granny Ginger!!!!..congrats on the award, AND!!!...WOW!!!,THANKS for picking me for this award also, This will be my first award, I know I'm not deserving, cause my blog(LazyonLoblolly)is just that, a little too LAZY,hehehe.Love you my friend and SOB too.

xinex said...

Oh so nice to know more about you, GInger. Funny how you and hubby met, lol! You have a very blessed life and I am so happy for you....Christine

The Homemaker said...

Congratulations on your award! I'm privileged to know some behind-the-scenes stories about you and Bob :)

kimberly said...

If you think she is amazing, creative,querky, and a little crazy, you should have been blessed to have her for a mom. It has been quite a ride with many more adventures to experience. Well-deserved award for an exceptional woman, wife, mother, grandmother, friend and blogger! Love ya granny!

Shelia said...

Hi Ginger! Oh, how deserving you are of this award! It's great getting to know a little more about you too!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

La Vie Quotidienne said...

What a wonderful rich and satisfying life you have had, I hope it continues for a long time.(-:

Allyson Pecilunas said...

Congrats on your award! Thank you so much for coming over and commenting and becoming a follower. I am now your newest follower. Hope you have a great weekend!


bj said...

I just loved reading these things about you.
We have a few things in common..
We are close in age..
we have been married about the same length of time..
we've both worked in banks.
Pretty cool if you ask me!
xo bj

Glenda/MidSouth said...

Congratulations on the award! I agree with you about the age and weight thing. :D
Thanks for stopping by. I am as intimidated by my soldering iron as I am of the drill. :-D
Enjoy your weekend.

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Ginger, Congrats on the award and I loved learning more about you. Married almost 53 fabulous. Sweet old Bob must be doing something right.

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