Thursday, January 28, 2010

Barbie Gets All Dolled Up by CFDA Designers

Barbie Gets All Dolled Up by CFDA Designers
12 new designer dolls auction on ebay starting today!

Monday, January 25, 2010

Them There Eyes Continued-Double Click on article to enlarge

Still researching those blue/gray eyes! This is Mom's Grandparents on her Mother's side. Her Mother, Amy is the eldest daugher. Carroll Miller was Mom's Grandfather. I like the name Carroll very unusual for a man. I thought maybe out of these 13 people we might learn more about the Brittingham/Evans/Hergert eyes? Katherine the youngest daughter was only 9 years older than Mom. She chatted about Aunt Katherine ALL the time! They were like sister's on the farm. Aunt Katherine died 9 days after Mom did and we were not informed by the family?

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Sunday, January 24, 2010

Mom



My Mom always said "In this life you have to have FORTITUDE! Today I found her definition of fortitude, excatly what she meant!




"If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together, there is something you must always remember: you are braver than you believe, stronger then you seem, and smarter than you think, but the most important thing is even if we're apart, I'll always be with you."


-Winnie the Pooh

My Dad's "Them There Eyes"


Dad's Navy enlistment mug shot-July 1941 age 17. Was this the start of "Them There Eyes"? Maybe the Brittingham contibution to the eyes of Kaye, Marty, Flora and Charley?
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Dad


After watching Dad's memory DVD this morning I noticed the end has this message-


"Perhaps they are not the stars, but rather openings in Heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy"? This makes me happy! Dad would want us to be happy.

Them There Eyes!


Marty took this self portrait. His eyes are Brittingham English/Evans Northern Germany Blue/Grey with a touch of Hergert Germany. Them there Flora and Charley eyes!
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I'm a Barbie Girl who couldn't dance says Bill!

When I met Bill he thought he was quite the partier/player (he didn't know he really wasn't)! So I danced with him and he took me aside and said "Kaye, you can't dance!" When I saw this post card I loved it! I bought it in Tulsa while visiting Galen. Enjoy!

Barbie Girl

- hi barbie!- hi ken!- you wanna go for a ride? - sure, ken!- jump in!- ha ha ha ha!I’m a barbie girl in the barbie worldLife in plastic, it’s fantasticYou can brush my hair, undress me everywhereImagination, life is your creationCome on, barbie, let’s go partyI’m a barbie girl in the barbie worldLife in plastic, it’s fantasticYou can brush my hair, undress me everywhereImagination, life is your creationI’m a blonde single girl in the fantasy worldDress me up, take your time, I’m your dollieYou’re my doll, rock and roll, feel the glamour and painKiss me here, touch me there, hanky-pankyYou can touch, you can playYou can say I’m always yours, oooh whoaI’m a barbie girl in the barbie worldLife in plastic, it’s fantasticYou can brush my hair, undress me everywhereImagination, life is your creationCome on, barbie, let’s go party, ha ha ha, yeahCome on, barbie, let’s go party, oooh, ooohCome on, barbie, let’s go party, ha ha ha, yeahCome on, barbie, let’s go party, oooh, ooohMake me walk, make me talk, do whatever you pleaseI can act like a star, I can beg on my kneesCome jump in, be my friend, let us do it againHit the town, fool around, let’s go partyYou can touch, you can playYou can say I’m always yoursYou can touch, you can playYou can say I’m always yoursCome on, barbie, let’s go party, ha ha ha, yeahCome on, barbie, let’s go party, oooh, ooohCome on, barbie, let’s go party, ha ha ha, yeahCome on, barbie, let’s go party, oooh, ooohI’m a barbie girl in the barbie worldLife in plastic, it’s fantasticYou can brush my hair, undress me everywhereImagination, life is your creationI’m a barbie girl in the barbie worldLife in plastic, it’s fantasticYou can brush my hair, undress me everywhereImagination, life is your creationCome on, barbie, let’s go party, ha ha ha, yeahCome on, barbie, let’s go party, oooh, ooohCome on, barbie, let’s go party, ha ha ha, yeahCome on, barbie, let’s go party, oooh, oooh- oh, I’m having so much fun!- well, barbie, we’re just getting started!- oh, I love you ken!
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20 days 2900 miles Andrew is settled in KC!

Stay tuned for exciting details of the 2900 mile moving to KC from OR road trip!

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

How to Call 911 - wikiHow

Years ago I remember Galen telling me Kelsey wanted the police to take Carter because he was just brothering herand she really did dial 911! Tonight while driving home I was listening to the John Tesh Radio program and he was talking about what 911 dispatchers want the general public to be aware of when calling 911 especially from a cell phone. This is very informative!


How to Call 911 - wikiHow

29th Lifetime Move for Kaye, 2900 Mile Road Trip Portland to KC! The Kid and The Kat are Back!

The Kid & The Mom
The Kat in Tulsa at Uncle Galen's & Aunt Kathy's House-Bonnie had a private suite in the pool house at The Brittingham Hotel in Tulsa.

Bonnie, The Traveling Kat-1800 miles KC to Portland OR and 2900 miles Portland Or to KC! Maybe that's a Guiness World Record???


Kat at Flagstaff AZ Drury Inn



Warning for Cousin Carter and Conner! Bonnie's private suite sign handmade by Uncle Galen.




Driving Kat!





Kat at Grand Canyon Hotel-Red Feather Lodge






Kat in Medford Or Motel








Moving Kat in Andrew's condo Portland Or




























On The Road Again! Shasta Mountain in the background-CA or OR?? I fogot!
























Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Girl's Just Want To Have Fun! Complete with a disco ball!


GIRLS JUST WANT TO HAVE FUN

Cyndi Lauper

I come home in the morning light

My mother says when you gonna live your life right

Oh mother dear we're not the fortunate ones

And girls they want to have fun

Oh girls just want to have fun

The phone rings in the middle of the night

My father yells what you gonna do with your life

Oh daddy dear you know you're still number one

But girls they want to have fun

Oh girls just want to have fun-

That's all they really want

Some fun

When the working day is done

Girls - they want to have fun

Oh girls just want to have fun

Some boys take a beautiful girl

And hide her away from the rest of the world

I want to be the one to walk in the sun

Oh girls they want to have fun

Oh girls just want to have

That's all they really want

Some fun

When the working day is done

Girls - they want to have fun

Oh girls just want to have fun,

They want to have fun,

They want to have fun....

Disco Charley! Party on!


Life is just a Bowl of Cherries!


Flora's Top 21 Disco Party Dance Hits Design by Mom

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Flora Future Rock Star Age 4, Jan. 14th 2010

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Monday, January 4, 2010

A Cold Winter Story From 1971


This is a picture of a 1970's mobile home, almost identical to the one we lived in from 1970-1974. I woke up this morning with the freezing cold and piles of snow and remembered one horrible night Marty and I spent in our mobile home in Booneville. It was Jan or Feb 1971, Marty was 3-4 months old. Dave had left to go out of town to set up a new Mattingly's Dime Store. That day a very bad winter storm blew in. The mobile home was setup on concrete blocks with the bottom of the furnace exposed. That night I put Marty in bed with me and went to sleep. I woke up in the early morning and it was FREEZING in the house! The blizzard like winds had blown out the pilot light to the furnace and I could not get it lit because the wind keep blowing it out. I had no phone (we couldn't afford one) and Dave had the only car we had. There was nothing for me to do but wrap Marty up in more blankets and I wrapped up in blankets beside him and was just going to wait it out and keep from both of us from being cold till I could figure out what to do? Later that early morning Dave walked in-he said he came home because of the storm and he wanted to check on us-THANK GOD!
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Sunday, January 3, 2010

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Remembering Harry

I will always remember Harry Lloyd as a savior for our family. When Dave started working for Harry we had the first financial stabilty in our married life. We got married very young and struggled financially. Dave was bringing home $160.00 every 2 weeks. There were times when we had to stretch $80.00 to last 2 weeks for food, gas, car expenses and payment, rent, utilities, clothes and spending money. It was me, Dave and Marty and we struggled for years while Dave was working for The Mattingly's/Matco Company. When Marty was born in 1970 we had no money and he was on the installment plan to the Doctor and Hospital for 2 years.



We started out in Bonneville Mo where we purchased a 12 x 50 mobile home, we were transferred 7 times in 7 years. We finally landed in Blue Springs Mo. where Dave saw the the ad for a Purchasing Manager at The House of Lloyd Company in the Kansas City Star. Dave went and interviewed for the job and after the interview he said "I would give my right arm for that job!" Dave had not graduated from college so he had told Harry in the interview that he felt this was his down fall applying for this job. Harry said the experienced Dave got while working as a Retail Manager for Mattingly's/Matco made up for not having a college degree. So in 1978 our lifes changed with the entrance of Harry J. Lloyd as a person and his company House of Lloyd. Harry paid his employee's well and treated them well. We had enough money to finally live without worrying where our next dime was coming from and when! We got to wine and dine with the Lloyd's and travel on company trips to places I never dreamed I would visit! Dave worked for House of Lloyd from 1978 to 1993 and still makes a living in the same business he learned from Harry.




Harry Lloyd, a one-time fireworks salesman, started House of Lloyd in 1952, selling small gift items out of an 850-square-foot chicken coop. The company, occupied two facilities in Grandview totaling more than 2 million square feet (the size of 47 football fields) sold toys, holiday trinkets, kitchen accessories and other items via direct mail, home sales parties and Santa Surplus seasonal discount stores. Over the next three decades, as the largest employer in Grandview Mo. His number of employees had grew from two to over two thousand. Dave was Purchasing Manager and one of Harry's right arm employee's.

House of Lloyd’s 1995 sales were $220 million, making it the top selling party plan in the nation.
Harry Lloyd passed away in January 1997 after a five-year battle with cancer. His daughter, Demi Lloyd, became CEO in October 1996, and after her father's death continued the tradition of service and excellence that he began when she was a child. (A Message from Harry) As part of the stipulations of the Harry J. Lloyd Trust, the company had to be sold within five years of Mr. Lloyd's death.
In November of 1999, House of Lloyd was sold to Kier Group Holdings, led by Joel Kier. After some poor restructuring and lower sales in 'party plan' across the board in 2001, the company suffered losses. On January 8, 2002, Kier Group Holdings abruptly closed the company.
In May 2002, the Home Interiors company purchased the assets, inventory and rights to the names "House of Lloyd" and "Christmas Around the World."