A Tribute to my Aunt Betty and an Era Ended for the Boone side of the Family

Betty Lou Boone was the last of four children born to Sunset Boone.  She and Frank were the youngest and their mother was known to us as Mama Boone.  Evelyn was the oldest and next was my mom Jimmie Amelia (their mom’s both died shortly after they were born).  They all grew up in and around Munday Texas.  Here is an article about Sunset Boone from 1952 (the year I was born) when he revisited his hometown and the city he was named after, Sunset Texas, at age 69.

Montague County Times June 20 1952 - The Portal to Texas History

Click on pic to view source document about Sunset Boone visiting Sunset Texas at age 69

The article says he was born February 8, 1883.  It also talks about him being in the dry goods business through the years.  I know a few stories from their childhood that mom told me growing up, but really just enough to know that life was difficult for them.  They lived through the depression era and WW2 and it affected them all differently but dramatically.  They all survived and married and had families.

All the cousins have stayed in touch, but the best memories I have are sharing secrets with Melinda at their home in Lubbock or at the lake house for the 4th of July and fireworks.

When Betty’s husband KK was alive, he was the life of the party always telling stories and entertaining the crowd.  He was a clock-maker & repairer and was very talented.

My first summer job growing up was with Frank and Betty at C F Boone Publications.  They did military directories and in later years event booklets like for the Elvis Memorial, and major hurricanes and tornados.  Betty always loved work!  Frank was a marketing genius and Betty could make it happen and their publications did very well through the years.  She and KK had one son, who we all adored, Kim.  He was talented musically and gymnastically.  He married and had one son, but he had difficulty with substance abuse and died way too early for us!  However, I should mention that he knew the Lord and I am confident in the Lord’s sovereignty on these matters.

Betty was a great cook (as were several members of my family) and a couple of our family favorites are credited to her in Recipe Treasures here (available in larger format to read/download).  We always ate well at family gatherings!
Shoepeg Corn Casserole Sweet Potatoes

 

Betty Mom Dad Evelyn 50th 1993

Betty Kimbro, Jimmie & Ted Crosnoe, Evelyn Moore

Sheri Jan Melinda Betty 50th 1993

Sheri, Jan, Melinda, Betty

In December of 1993, my Mom and Dad celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.  My sister, Paula, and I threw a grand reception and dinner party for them and nearly all the family was there.  I must say a really good time was had by all!  These are the best photos that I have of Betty from that event.  I would note that Betty was like a second mom to my cousins after they lost both of their parents through the years.

Later in life my Mom suffered from a series of increasingly debilitating strokes and ultimately was bedridden. During that time, I was her primary care coordinator and was literally on call 24×7 with very few breaks, but somehow Betty managed to come to Garland where Mom and I lived at the time and give me a much needed break. I don’t even recall now where I went, but I do so much remember her gift of time to help me out and give me a much needed vacation. As I recall she did this for me on a couple of different occasions during that time.

I am so grateful that we became close and shared about the Lord with one another.  She had expressed to me concern that she didn’t know the Lord “like my Mom and Dad did” and she wanted to.  I remember praying with her that she would know Him and be confident in her salvation on several occasions.  Her confidence grew and she was of late very much ready to go home.  I thank my heavenly Father for his provision for Ralph and Melinda to be able to have Betty with them over the last few months and be with her at her passing to her heavenly home.  I would love to see the video of her greeting there as the ‘baby of the family.’

We will miss her dearly and yet we shall see her again in His time!

 He that overcometh, the same shall be clothed in white raiment; and I will not blot out his name out of the book of life, but I will confess his name before my Father, and before his angels.

Revelation 3:5

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – A Tribute to my Aunt Betty and an Era Ended for the Boone side of the Family

 

OK Heritage Farm – Fall Festival Brings A-Mazing Fun for Entire Family to Ramona (Bartlesville area)

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Tues.-Wed.-Thurs. 9 to 5 prescheduled groups

Fri. – Sat. 9 to 9 general admission Fri. & Sat. fire pit evenings 4 to 7

Sun. 1 to 5 general admission

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The Truth Shall Set you Free…The School Board, School Bond & City Council – Joel Rabin speaks out!

Featured Image -- 5489For your prayerful consideration because a friend told me (and I agree) that it is worse than you think. First the current school board has not done a good job of setting priorities, second there is a faulty growth assumption built into their numbers, and third we all need to learn to live within our means! Vote No on August 23rd and let’s save our community from bonded indebtedness that we cannot afford.

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This is the 7th “weekly” 30-second CableOne Ad for my [Joel Rabin’s] Ward 4 City Council candidacy (in HD) entitled, “The Truth Shall Set You Free . . . The School Board, School Bond & City Council”. It comes directly from my Public Comment to the Bartlesville City Council on Monday, August 1st. It starts August 15th, and will be shown through August 23rd (the day of the School Bond vote), on seven key CableOne TV channels . . . A&E, Discovery, ESPN, HGTV, TBS, Fox News, and the Food Channel.

My redirection to an all-out “VOTE NO” campaign against the August 23rd School Bond vote came on the heels of our local media’s reporting . . . and the School Board’s admitting . . . that the half of the School District’s bus fleet is “Outdated and Unsafe”. That did it for me personally, in terms of the School Board “going over the top”.

See the rest of Joel Rabin’s comments here:

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – The Truth Shall Set You Free via Joel Rabin

The Jews In The Attic Test by Joe Huffman (2009)

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The Jews In The Attic Test

To the best of my knowledge I [Joe Huffman] am the originator of this test and the name I use to describe it.  It first came about in 1999 while I was working with Cease Fear (Cease Fear predates The Pink Pistols by about a year although the Pink Pistols is far more successful).  We were putting hand-outs in the shops in the Capital Hill area of Seattle for NRA Refuse to Be A Victim and Home Firearm Safety classes.  The Capital Hill area is well known LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Trans-sexual) community in the Seattle area.  Our goal was to teach people of the LGBT community how to defend themselves against people who would attack them (gay-bashings).

Several of the others and I in Cease Fear were certified NRA firearms instructors and were willing to donate our time to help make their lives safer.  One of the discussions we had amongst ourselves as we walked from shop to shop was how to explain to others how important our right to keep and bear arms was to our freedom.  People tend to understand the importance of freedom of speech and the freedom of the press pretty well and some of the other rights guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.  But the Second Amendment was and is viewed as unimportant and perhaps even counterproductive by many in today’s society.

I explained to the others in my little band of activists that I looked at all laws that restricted freedom with a view to the impact it would have in a worst case scenario of our government run amok.  Will this law make it difficult or impossible to protect innocent life from a government intent on their imprisonment or death?  Although I pretty much made everything up on the spot I told them I called this test my “Jews In The Attic Test”.

Furthermore I told them that if it fails this test no further discussion is really needed, the law must be opposed in the most vigorous manner possible.

Some laws that fail the test and why:

bullet Government mandated ID cards and the authority to demand them at any time.  The oppressed class will be unable to masquerade as a member of the neutral or oppressor classes.
bullet Searches without probable cause.  Imagine you are attempting to smuggle your “Jews in the attic” to a safer hiding place.  If the police at the roadblock can search all vehicles then you and your precious cargo are headed to the “work camps”.
bullet Government monopoly on medical care.  This is a bit surprising — isn’t it?  If it is illegal for you to pay someone for anonymous health care then how can your “Jews in the attic” receive health care?
bullet Firearm or firearm owner registration.   The registration information can be used to confiscate the firearms used to protect innocent life — as it was under the 1938 Weapons Control Act in Nazi Germany.
bullet Elimination or severe restriction of anonymous financial transactions.  The purchase of food and other supplies for your “Jews in the attic” would show up in the records as being excessive compared to what your needs were.  Just as power consumption records are used today to catch home marijuana growers.

I continue to use this test to this day and advocate its widespread use by others.

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Last update: February 11, 2009 
Email: Joe Huffman

Cell phone: 208-301-4254

Website: http://joehuffman.org

h/t Kaye Beach for the find – Joe Huffman’s post is re-shared with permission and I would note that Joe’s website is a treasure trove.  He lives in Washington state and is often in Idaho./sc

Photo credit: Anne Frank’s family went into hiding in an attic above her father’s office in an Amsterdam warehouse (1942) http://isca-org.com/july-in-jewish-history/

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – The Jews in the Attic Test (Reprinted with Permission)

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Washington County Sample Ballot for August 23rd Special Election

 

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Can you and your family afford a property tax increase this year? Here is the actual wording on the ballot. The special election will be held on August 23, 2016.

Washington County Sample Ballot for August 23rd Special Election

Oklahoma Heritage Farm Prepares for Fall Festival — The Maze is Ready!

Oklahoma Heritage Farm is located near Vera between Bartlesville and Tulsa on Highway 75.  It is the homeplace, family farm, store and project of Mike and Margaret Snow.  Recently an article was written about them by Susan Albert in Bartlesville Examiner Enterprise.

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Margaret and Mike Snow own and operate the Oklahoma Heritage Farm Store midway between Bartlesville and Tulsa on U.S. Highway 75. Susan Albert/Examiner-Enterprise

Mike and Margaret Snow are carrying on the lifestyle of their five-generation family. Like their parents and grandparents before them, they work the soil, grow the crops, raise the farm animals and provide for themselves.

We were “self-sustaining” before the term became popular, Margaret Snow said.

With the Oklahoma Heritage Farm Store, situated on acreage south of Ramona off U.S. Highway 75, the Snows have opened up their home and farm as a way to share the wealth of homegrown heirloom produce, homemade goodies and gifts and decor that depict the diverse heritage of Oklahoma.

“We feel like we live the good life and want to share that with people,” said Snow, who acknowledged they work long hours in the garden, she cooks every day, and they don’t have a computer in their home.

“We love to work,” she said. “We’re not non-progressive; we like it that way.”

They grow heirloom varieties — the same seed they sell in the store, and they grow it as organically as possible. They sell what is in season from their own backyard and don’t bring in any produce from other vendors. Right now it’s the early vegetables and greens, she said. Later, they will have summer vegetables plus fruit.

What they don’t sell from the garden they preserve — in a jar, in the freezer or in a dehydrator. The Snows also give away a lot of produce to the church, neighbors or elderly who may need fresh produce.

Read the rest of the story here>>>

Dorindas DabblingsThe store has added a new jewelry line featuring ‘Dorinda’s Dabblings’ shared recently on facebook here >>>

doTERRa card graphicA selection of essential oils from doTERRA are also available there at the store.  If you don’t see what you need, ask about it!

Fresh ProduceFresh produce is available daily and local honey and homemade breads and so much more.

 

 

The latest buzz is all the preparation for the Fall Festival…OHF Maze 2016Talk about excitement!

The maze for the fall festival is now a reality, all 7 acres of it. Preparations for the Fall Festival scheduled for late Sept. thru Oct. are in full swing. There is a whole slate of things to do to get ready so they are in festival mode from now until it opens in September.  Watch for all the details coming soon including the dates & times the festival will be open, rates, group scheduling, & a list of events.

This festival will be full of real old fashioned family fun with lots of activities.  It will be educational too, as we share the story of Oklahoma’s rich history.

Click and watch the a-maze-ing video.

Oklahoma Heritage Farm on Facebook

Oklahoma Heritage Farm   918-371-7887

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – Oklahoma Heritage Farm Prepares for Fall Festival — The Maze is Ready!

What You Should Focus On…

What you should Focus on

I love simple graphics that make a clear point.  If you need more help figuring out what is in the piece where the two circles intersect, make two lists:

  • Things that matter
  • Things you can control (or at least think you can have some ability to impact)

Anything on both lists is something you should consider focusing on!

Of course if you want to add one more filter — seek the Lord on the matter and make sure it lines up with both His word and His leading in your life.  That will help you hone in on the priorities for right now!

h/t Vickie Freeman Babcock on facebook for the find

Finding Gems & Sharing Them – What You Should Focus On…

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