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

May 7, 2012

~Penny Machines~

I love gum ball machines..When I was a little girl my Mama always gave me a penny to buy a gum ball..

I thought I would share some of my favorite ones in my collection today..

Now this one was for Fresh peanuts..Don't know how long they would have stayed Fresh..But one cent, one turn and you could get a hand full

A few of these sit on my candy cabinet..I love this cabinet, it was a hardware cabinet at one time and came from a store in Minden, NV..At one time it would of held nuts and bolts..Now the glass fronts are going about an inch deep they are for display and the drawers behind them would of had the nuts and bolts in them..So these drawers are not full of candies this is for display only..So many when I first shown this cabinet 2 years ago thought this whole thing was full of candy lol!! If it was I would have ate it all my now ha ha!!

I also have a thing for all penny vending machines..That's a match dispenser 2 books for one cent..

I love my blue one as it matches my kitchen tiles and my sink..

But out of all the ones I have this is my far my newest and favorite one..I call it my "Bill Clinton" one as the little saxophone player on top looks just like him ha ha!!
It's a M&M dispenser..It's cheap (Wal-Mart) it's plastic it's little...But to me this is the most PRICELESS one I have...
Just to see my little pride and joy my Great grandson Landen James face when he comes to my house.And says Gigi Mmmmm's...Landen is now 19 months old and never and I say never shuts up he talks all the time..So glad to see at least he got one of my genes ha ha!!

Until next time from my mountain to yours
Hugs and smiles Gloria

May 2, 2012

~I'll be seeing you~

My Mama....November 15, 1922 - May 2, 2007

May 2 Nd is always a hard day for me..As it's the day I lost the most important person in my life..My Mama she truly was the finest Mom a daughter could of ever asked for..She loved me unconditionally. She was the leader of my fan club always there to encourage me no matter what I was doing..I so remember when I learned to fly and talked her into going out flying with me lol! I swear she never opened her eyes or unclasped
her hands from the minute we left the run way until we touched down ha ha!! I can still see her sitting there in the passenger seat with her sweet smile and her eyes closed..
She always told me I could do anything..Just believe in God first and then yourself and it will come to you..Any time I got down..My Mama would tell me there enough pity in this world "Gloria you don't need too add to it"..
Did I ever tell you guys I had my first child when I was 16..Oh I was married to a bum but I was married..By the time I had my first child I was back living with my Mama..My Mama was 36 at that time and hold everything she also was expecting my youngest brother..My daughter is 4 months older than my brother ha ha!! She made room in her home for me and my daughter..So here we are 2 new mothers with 2 new babies..Now I bet alot of you can't say you fed your brother a bottle and your daughter at the same time.. My Mama's heart was bigger than her home..I miss you so much Mama, I miss your humor, I miss your love, I miss your sweet smile, But I really miss you here to encourage me each day!!

My Wally....February 10, 1934- May 2, 1999

And then we have my life's love Wally..He's having lunch with my mama today...He was the love of my life for over 31 years..He make me laugh, smile and enjoy each day we had together..
It's been 13 years today since God called him home..sighs.So as you can tell May 2 Nd is a double hitter for me..So many memories going on within my head and heart..







I Miss you more with each passing day... ♥ BUT I"LL BE SEEING YOU
May all of you have a Blessed day...

Hugs and Smiles Glria

May 1, 2012

~ Tuesday Humor~

What a retired husband does

After I retired, my wife insisted that I accompany her on her trips to Target. Unfortunately, like most men, I found shopping boring and preferred to get in and get out. Equally unfortunate, my wife is like most women - she loves to browse. Yesterday my dear wife received the following letter from the local Target.

Dear Mrs. Olson,

Over the past six months, your husband has caused quite a commotion in our store. We cannot tolerate this behavior and have been forced to ban both of you from the store.. Our complaints against your husband, Mr. Samuel, are listed below and are documented by our video surveillance cameras.

1. June 15: Took 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in other people's carts when they weren't looking.

2.. July 2: Set all the alarm clocks in Housewares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3. July 7: He made a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the women's restroom.

4. July 19: Walked up to an employee and told her in an official voice, 'Code 3 in Housewares. Get on it right away'. This caused the employee to leave her assigned station and receive a reprimand from her Supervisor that in turn resulted with a union grievance, causing
management to lose time and costing the company money.

5. August 4: Went to the Service Desk and tried to put a bag of M&Ms on layaway.

6. August 14: Moved a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.

7. August 15: Set up a tent in the camping department and told the children shoppers he'd invite them in if they would bring pillows and blankets from the bedding department to which twenty children obliged.

8. August 23: When a clerk asked if they could help him he began crying and screamed, ' Why can't you people just leave me alone?' EMTs were called.

9.. September 4: Looked right into the security camera and used it as a mirror while he picked his nose.

10. September 10: While handling guns in the hunting department, he asked the clerk where the antidepressants were.

11. October 3: Darted around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the 'Mission Impossible' theme.

12. October 6: In the auto department, he practiced his 'Madonna look' by using different sizes of funnels.

13. October 18: Hid in a clothing rack and when people browsed through, yelled 'PICK ME! PICK ME!'

14. October 21: When an announcement came over the loud speaker, he assumed a fetal position and screamed 'OH NO! IT'S THOSE VOICES AGAIN!'

And last, but not least:

15. October 23: Went into a fitting room, shut the door, waited awhile, then yelled very loudly, 'Hey! There's no toilet paper in here.' One of the clerks passed out.

Until next time from my mountain to yours
Hugs and smiles Gloria