Welcome to P.S. Annie!

This blog is titled in honor of my great-grandmother Annie Black Gunter. My name, Suzanne, was chosen because my daddy wanted to honor his grandmother and her sister Suzie. It is a tribute to all who have gone on before me.

It is titled P.S. because, after the good-byes are said and the leaving is done, there's always just one more thing that I meant to say. So, this blog is a depository for things left unsaid, much like the P.S. at the end of a letter.

PS Annie! is a blog about family and life. As I dig deeper still into my own family history, there will be more genealogy-themed posts. For fun, I also participate in various memes and linkies. I appreciate your feedback very much.

I hope that you enjoy your visit here!

Your sis in Christ,

PS! All comments will be responded to via the blog and, on occasion, via e-mail. I am a faulty human and may miss responding sometimes or be very late in responding. Please forgive me for that. I do appreciate each comment and visit very much!

23 July 2014

Chats on the Farmhouse Porch 2014: #28

Everyday Ruralty


Other than those who live in your home, who's the last person who came to your front door?

The little neighbor girl came to our door yesterday to bring back one of our kitties.

Do you have many photos around your home?

Yes, we have a lot of photos, but they are not on the wall. Mostly they are still in boxes from way back in 2005 when we evacuated for Hurricane Rita. David pointed out to me that there are a few exceptions, one being my bridal portrait and the other being a photograph that I took using natural light in an historic house of a wooden baby potty and washstand. The potty picture is in our bedroom and the bridal portrait hangs in the living room over an antique cabinet radio.

Do you like mint? Is there a favorite type of mint for you? How do you enjoy it?

I like mint okay. It is something that I can only take in small doses. My favorite way to have it is combined with chocolate.

David loves Brach's peppermints and Red Bird soft peppermints. Those are the only two mints that he likes.

Do you enjoy your own parties and other times with guests, or are you so busy working...?

We don't have parties and I do not enjoy going to them. I'm not really one for crowds. I am generally a homebody these days. We do have family celebrations for the kids' birthdays, but those only involve our immediate family.  David says back when we were newly married, we had several parties. We left most of the people that we partied with back in South Carolina. We aren't really party people anymore, though we do have several families that we visit on occasion just to sit and talk. Our idea of partying is sitting on the tailgate of a pickup truck and talking about town history and how sad a dying cornfield is, among other things.

What do you want to be when you grow up more? Job, hobby, self improvement, etc.

David says thinner and healthy. That is a hope for both of us. He wants to get a couple of books written, but other than that, he says he already is what he wants to be when he grows up.

What I want to be, I don't know. Less confused, definitely! What I would like to do is document all of the information that I have on our family history and create a bound book for our children with all of the documentation included. I want to be able to tell them the stories of our ancestors and for them to be able to share it with those that are to come. I want to be able to do something that has meaning, that matters to someone other than myself. Maybe this fits that bill.

17 July 2014

A Family Album

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16 July 2014

Random Thoughts and Observations: Clear Channel Communications is a Bully

Below is the link to a post that my husband (David) wrote in response to a radio talk show host and his mocking of a group of very sweet, caring people.

Random Thoughts and Observations: Clear Channel Communications is a Bully: Do you know what a Brony is?  There is a show called My Little Pony Friendship is Magic.  Millions of people watch this show that wa...

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Chats on the Farmhouse Porch 2014: #27

Everyday Ruralty


1. D3 is facing wisdom teeth removal. Have you had your wisdom teeth removed?

Yes. It was the summer that I turned thirty years old. All four of them were removed. I had always heard stories about this particular oral surgeon being a meanie, but I have nothing but good things to say about him. He knocked me out good and I didn't feel a thing!

2. Today Wendell is serving iced tea, iced coffee, and carrot juice. He wants me to ask you which you'd prefer.

I would prefer iced tea just like my granny made...loaded with sugar! It was the best. :)

3. If you use a crock pot, do you have a favorite recipe? If not, what is your favorite, easy "go to" recipe?

I have a crock-pot but haven't used it in a very long time. Our quick and easy meals are usually hot dogs or spaghetti.

4. Do you prefer to wash dishes by hand or dishwasher? Yes, I know some of us probably don't like dish washing. Wendell flat out refuses!

I hate washing dishes because I get so hot standing there doing them. Hot flashes like to hit me when I'm already doing hot work. OY! Since I fell and injured myself a few months ago, it hurts very much to stand for long, too. I would prefer a dishwasher, but there's not one in this house. Maybe that will change some day.

5. What are you looking forward to?

I am looking forward to Davey coming home from Marine basic training. Before he got pneumonia, the projected date was around the first of September, but now it won't be until sometime in mid-October or later. I think I'll be in the asylum by then.
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