WELCOME to HAPPY TO BE...This is a blog about my love of Antiques, My family, humor, as humor keeps us laughing and my every Day life...I hope you enjoy your visit...Please leave me a comment to let me know you Came by so I can visit with you Thank You !!...Hugs and Smiles, Gl♥ria

December 30, 2010

~ It's Par-ty Time at BJ's~

♫ ♫ HAPPY BIRTHDAY BJ ♫ ♫ Our Sweet BJ's turns 73 years young today and she can still wear her earrings from High School and after 50 wedded years of marriage her wedding veil still fits...December 31, 1937 was a GREAT year!!

Bj's always says be kind and " Save the earth it's the only planet with Chocolate"

It seems like only yesterday you and Mr. Sweet Nothing was just a young couple....

You say its your Birthday !!!! This is our birthday to you.... LET THE PAR-TY Begin.... And what's a party without some fire works...

Told them all "Howdy" Today is a special day for a very special Lady... And invited them all....

Told them all to dress in something SEXY as TODAY was the day to help celebrate our Sweet Bj's Birthday We all Hopped aboard our " Sweet Nothing" buggy....Hitched up the horse's and came trotting as fast as we could get to SWEET NOTHINGS

So Let's get the music started and do some dancing...

We all pitched in our Virtual money to hire only the best dancers for you girl....We got the CHICKEN-DALES got to love these boys...Check out the tail feathers on BIG Bird... Go ahead and toss him some SCRATCH Girl...We won't tell Mr. Sweet Nothings... Now lets all do the FUNKY CHICKEN Dance !!!
And what a Birthday without your spanks ?? and one to grow on... All the girls were so excited when I told them we were doing a BIRTHDAY lunch for you....

And for Lunch all we decided we would just have HOT DOGS....

With a plate of your FAVORITE Vine ripen Tomatoes... Fresh from the fruit stand..

And what Southern lady wouldn't drink her sweet tea...with a slice of lemon..

NOW !! its time for you to make a birthday wish and blow out your Birthday Candles !!!! Now remember don't tell anyone your wish or it won't come true...

OH Girl !! no expense was too much for our Birthday cake for you..... 2 guys sacrificed and drink all this beer during Sunday Football...and they even made the cake with candles for you !!!

Even your ICE CREAM was special ordered just for you... As we all know how much you love Ice Cream.....This is "TOM and SCARY " new flavor made just for you it called "CHICKEN BY THE SEA"
Now as for me I am Dog tired after all this partying...and need to go home !!!

Happy Birthday my Dear sweet Bj....
Bj is one of the sweetest gals in all of blogland...Please go by and wish her a GREAT Birthday!! At " Sweet Nothings" I love ya, girl more than my luggage...

Hope all of you have a safe and Blessed New Year's.

Until next time from my mountain to yours,

Hugs and Smiles Gloria

December 28, 2010

~Another Chance Another Year~

It seems like every year at this time I start thinking about life...what I have done with mine...what I still want to do with mine...and how I wished we could all just live together and offer each other our comfort and support...We as females all seem to have the same thing in common...to be able to care and share...this is what I have most enjoyed about blogging...Oh yes!! its great to see all the YUMMY recipes, the BEAUTIFUL Tablescapes, the WONDERFUL decorated homes....but it really is all about the CARING and SHARING of LOVE that I feel here in Blogland..I have truly met some of the most amazing women here...and my wish for 2011 is to meet many more....
In a zoo in California , a mother tiger gave birth to a rare set of triplet tiger cubs. Unfortunately, due to complications in the pregnancy, the cubs were born prematurely and due to their tiny size, died shortly after birth. The mother tiger, after recovering from the delivery, suddenly started to decline in health, although physically, she was fine. The veterinarians felt that the loss of her litter had caused the tigress to fall into a depression. The doctors decided that if the tigress could surrogate another mother's cubs, perhaps she would improve. After checking with many other zoos across the country, the depressing news was that there were no tiger cubs of the right age to introduce to the mourning mother. The veterinarians decided to try something that had never been tried in a zoo environment. Sometimes a mother of one species will take on the care of a different species. The only 'orphans' that could be found quickly, were a litter of weanling pigs. The zoo keepers and vets wrapped the piglets in tiger skin and placed the babies around the mother tiger. Would they become cubs or pork chops ??? Now take a Look !!!

Now, please tell me one more time ........? Why can't the rest of the world get along??

Maybe the rest of the world needs to start a blog....

May all of you have a safe and blessed Year to come...I truly know God has blessed me with my family and my Blog Friends....

"Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right" (Oprah Winfrey)

until next Year....From my mountain to yours,

Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

December 21, 2010

~ Merry CHRISTmas from my family to yours~

Merry Christmas to all my Blog friends...May your holiday be everything you have wished it to be...

This is my Grandson Jacob, his wife Morgan and his 2 sons...Jeremiah 18 months and Issac 3 months...Jacob will not be with his family this CHRISTmas as he left Yesterday from Fort Hood, Texas for Afghanistan and will be gone until next December...Please pray for my sweet boy that he returns safe and sound back to his family...
Jacob I so appreciate your sacrifices you are making for our Freedom...God Speed Baby Boy, Grandma is so proud of you...But I still can see you playing GI Joe's on my kitchen floor and now your one for real...sighs...wished you were still here playing!!!

My Beautiful Grand Daughter Candace with her husband Branden and their little guy Landen James 3 months old...Is he not the cutest little guy??? I just love him to pieces, He's just the happiest little guy, always smiling...Our family waited a long time for this Priceless joy...
These are just a few of the Blessings I have been given...

And what would CHRISTmas be without Len, Elvis and I wishing you a " Merry Christmas"...

Did I ever tell you Len and I got married on Christmas day...So we will be celebrating not only the Birth of our savior but our fifth wedding anniversary...

As we bow our heads and gives thanks say a special THANK YOU to all of service men and women who can not be with their loved ones...
Until next time from my mountain to yours,



December 18, 2010

~Victorian Musical tree Stand~

Merry Christmas,

I know all of you have seen like a gazillion trees in blog land so far...But really I just wanted to take a quick minute and really show you my pride and joy of my antiques...

I love my sweet little Gingerbread tree I put up each year in my kitchen...

Now this is really what I wanted you to see...It's my Victorian Syphonion Musical Christmas tree stand from Leipzig, Germany ca. 1870

This was a Christmas gift from my late husband about 30 years ago...I just love it, loved him more sighs...I did a small video if you would like to see that after 150 years it still works...

Now I have to tell you a funny story about this stand...Years ago I had a Lion's club dinner party and had this stand in the center of my table...Picture this beautiful table set with my best china and stem ware...white tree looking beautiful with all red and gold heart ornaments on it..Well come time to eat I turned the music box on..Duh!! the tree started to spin around like it should just forgot to unplug the lights from the electrical outlet..Well it just got wound up like an eight day clock and the whole tree fell right into my bowl of mash potatoes and knocked over the gravy...I laughed until I cried over that one...So much for my fancy dinner party.

I am linking this up to Marty's for TTT...Thanks Marty Please go by and see her at A Stroll Thru Life

Until next time from my mountain to yours,

Hugs and smiles, Glria

December 16, 2010

~12 days of Christmas~

On the twelve days of Christmas, My true Love gave to me.....

December 14, 2009

Dearest Dave,

I went to the door today, and the post man delivered a partridge in a pear tree. This was delightful gift! I couldn't have been more surprised or pleased darling!

With truly the deepest love,


December 15, 2009

Dearest Dave,

Today the postman brought me yet another of your sweet gifts. The two turtle doves that arrived today are adorable, and I'm delighted by your thoughtful and generous ways.

With all of my love,

Yours, Agnes

December 16, 2009

Dearest Dave,

You've truly been to kind! I must protest: I don't deserve such generosity. The thought of getting three French hens amazes me. Yet, I am not surprised...what more should I expect from such a nice person.


December 17, 2009

Dear Dave,

Four calling birds arrived in the mail today. They are truly nice but don't you think that enough is enough? You are being too romantic.


December 18, 2009

Dearest darling Dave,

It was a surprise to get five golden rings! I now have one for every finger. Your truly are impossible Darling, yet oh how I love it! Quite frankly, all these birds squawking from the previous days were starting to get on my nerves. Yet, you managed to come through with a beautiful valuable gift!

All my love,

December 19, 2009

Dear Dave,

Well I opened my door, there were actually six geese a-laying on my front steps. So you're back to the birds again, huh? Those geese are dear, but where will I keep them?

The neighbors are complaining, and I am unable to sleep with all this racket. Please stop dear.


December 20, 2009


What is with you and those stupid birds? Seven swans a-swimming !!! What kind of sick joke is this !!?? There are bird droppings everywhere! They never shut up, and I don't get any sleep!! I'm a nervous wreck! It's not funny you weirdo, so stop with the birds.


December 21, 2009

O.K. wise guy,

The birds were bad enough, Now what do you expect me to do with eight maids a-milking? If that's not enough, they had to bring their cows!! The front lawn was completely ruined by them, and I can't move in my own house! Just lay off me or you'll be sorry!

December 22, 2009

Hey loser,

What are you? You must be some kind of sadist!! Now there are nine pipers playing, and they certainly do play! They haven't stopped chasing those maids since they got here! The cows are getting upset, and they're stepping all over those screeching birds. The neighbors are getting up a petition to evict me, and I'm going out of my mind!

You'll get yours!

December 23, 2009

You rotten scum!!

There are now ten ladies dancing! There is only one problem with that! They're dancing twenty-four hours a day all around me with the pipers upsetting the cows and the maids, The cows can't sleep, and they are going to the bathroom everywhere! The building commissioner has subpoenaed me to give cause as to why the house shouldn't be condemned! I can't even think of a reason! You creep! I'm sicking the police on you!

One who means it!

December 24, 2009

Listen you evil, sadistic, maniac!

What's with the eleven lords a-leaping?!? They are leaping across the rooms breaking everything and even injuring some of the maids! The place smells, is an absolute mad house, and is about to be condemned! At least the birds are quite: they were trampled to death by the cows, I hope you are satisfied...you rotten vicious worthless piece of garbage!

Your sworn enemy,

December 25, 2009

The Law Offices of
Badger, Rees, and Yorker
20 Knave Street
Chicago, Illinois

Dear Sir,

This is to acknowledge your latest gift of twelve fiddlers-fiddling which you have seen fit to inflict on our client, one Agnes Mc Holstein. The destruction of course was total. If you attempt to reach Ms. Mc Holstein at Happy Daze sanitarium, the attendants have instructions to shoot you on site.

Please direct all correspondence to this office in the future. With this letter, please find attached a warrant for your arrest.

Badger, Rees, and Yorker

Until next time from my mountain to yours,

Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

December 15, 2010

~Best Cookies I ever made~ hiccup!!

December 10, 2010

~Bubba and Patty Ann's Christmas Letter~

Hey a'll , Bubba and me have had a Great 2010.....Bubba finally is getting a few thangs done around the house...Got me a brand smashing new door bell...And just in time for our family gathering
I got the tree up and all lit..Bubba got laid off from the Gin Mill again this year...said he was drinking up the profits...
I have been trying to make me some Purdy things for our house...make some Advent calendar's to give to family and friends...Bubba found me some wreaths forms...
and some coat hangers trees...
Bubba got me a new dishwasher as our last one died...It came just in time as I was getting so tired of hand washing my best china....
Bubba got a new buck this year biggest one so far...Ain't it a beauty...
We spent one whole hour getting the yard done for Christmas...Bubba said we need to cut back next year
Things are lookin purdy in the "Trailerhood " this year....
Bubba Jr. done got himself married and graduated from the fifth grade all this in one month...We is so proud of him and his first cousin Susie Lou for tie-in the knot...
Bubba the 3th was his best man....We was so glad he was born on time....To attend his Mama and Daddy's wedding day....I made them a special cake....
Grandpa has been doing great this year and was up to attending the wedding...He has lost some weight since losing his teeth...still says our dog ate them...
Bubba and I did get our Christmas cards done....I think Bubba get better looking each year....Well friends and family as you can tell we had another great year...
Merry Christmas Y'all....

Until next time from my mountain to yours.
Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria