Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Birthday Wish for Auntie Sue!

Birthday Wishes for Susan
By: Janette – March 27, 2011

Today is your birthday
Dear sweet Suzie-Q!
You aren’t very old
Even at Sixty-two!

This day should be special
I am sure it will be,
I have so many wishes
For you from me.

You’ve touched many lives
Mine is one that is true,
Every day you are present
I celebrate you!

You were a special gift
From Heaven above,
When you came into this world
You brought so much love.

You may have some doubts
You would not admit,
But you’re one of life’s treasures
With such a gift of wit.

Once upon a time
Our space we did share,
We’d tell each other secrets
In our room they’d stay there.

We did pretty good
We didn’t fight much,
We were like sisters
My heart you did touch.

So Happy, Happy Birthday
Susan so dear,
Lots of good wishes
For you all year!

Thursday, March 24, 2011

The Hope of Spring?

Ok,.....I am sick of WINTER and need SPRING! Not tomorrow (it's suppose to snow!), not the next day,... but NOW! Don't want the winter blahhhhhhhhs anymore!

Below is a picture I took this last weekend that gives me hope for beautiful blossoms next month. Seemed like last Spring was so wet and cold. Dave left for AZ on Mother's Day Sunday thinking I would get all the stuff planted he bought before leaving and we would have a beautiful garden over at his mom's. I did plant it all, but the springtime weather was so icky, it ruined most everything I planted. Much later, I went and bought more garden stuff and thanks to Ashley, we got the garden replanted and did enjoy a little bit of our 'fruits of labor'?

Here's hoping the snow tomorrow does not freeze my buds and we'll still have a beautiful tree when it warms up a little.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011


My 2011 St. Patrick's Day poem (see next post down),...My St. Patrick's Day Tree at home (a little more decorated this year than last) and my Cubby SPD deco's at work.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

It's Already St. Patricks Day In 5 Days!

A St. Patrick’s Poem - 2011
By: Janette Spencer Sprankle

In an Irish Village called Blarney
At a castle that is well known,
Tis’ a fact that most Irish folks
Will go kiss the Blarney Stone.

I love the sounds of an Irish Tenor
Singing praises ta’ their Irish home,
It isn’t quite the same I feel
If the singer is a Baritone.

Now tis’ known my favorite color
Is that o’ the sky so blue,
I’ll wear the greens on St. Paddy’s day
Fe’r I don’t want a pinch from you!

Oh,..the words o’ “My Wild Irish Rose”
Are truly the sweetest I’ve ever heard,
Tis’ one of my favorite Irish songs
In it a love story has occurred.

As I sit and think ‘bout the Shamrock
And the luck they say it brings,
It brightens my days in the middle o’ March
Ta’ think I may be rich by Spring.

An Irish phrase of my youth I would say
I wasn’t sure back then what it really meant,
“Hunky Dory” means ‘good’ and now I know
I should have said it with an Irish accent.

On St. Patrick’s Day we’re all Irish
For we help ta’ celebrate the day,
Tis’ fun, tis’ happy and tis’ really green
What more about it can I say.

There’s many an Irish Blessin’s
That I wish for my loved ones so dear,
But good health, good luck, and happiness’
Tis’ what I want for them thru’ the year!

Friday, March 11, 2011

Happy Birthday Suesie! My Sweet Sister-In-Law

The third of March was my Sister-In-Law, Sue Sprankle Wilson's Birthday! Want to let everybody know that she is the BEST, and we love her dearly. She makes beautiful beaded jewelry and you can't find it prettier than what she makes. She has been making me all colors of landyards for my badge at work. I wear a landyard to the office one day, and she has orders for many more the next. One young lady that had ordered one, got hers today. After she put it on, she came and showed it off and said, 'now I feel like one of the girls', because so many of us have them now. Besides the landyards, Sue has made bracelets and ear rings to go with them for those that wanted them. She has also made a few watch bands to match for another co-worker. Besides my landyards, she has made me bracelets and necklaces of all styles. And I am always getting compliments on them. Thank you Sue! (The picture below is her in the bead store she use to volunteer in before Fort Lane Shopping Center started getting torn down. Big changes have taken place in Layton, Utah!) Any way, for anybody that is interested, I would be happy to hook you up with her or show you pictures of some of her stuff. This sweet lady is very talented! Love you Suesie! I hope your birthday was one of your best!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

A Little Something For My Mom - Happy Birthday!

This is the poem I wrote for my wonderful Mom's 80th Birthday and how it looked after I decided how I was going to present it. The poem is below.
Nadine Fry Spencer
February 23, 1931
You’d Never Know It,….But She’s Eighty
By: Janette Spencer Sprankle
It isn’t very often
And all would agree,
You’d see an eighty year old woman
With her original knees.

The sparkle in her eyes
Is where it’s always been,
We won’t count the transplant
In her eyes of the lens.

The hips are truly hers
They haven’t been replaced,
No tightening anywhere,
not even in her face.

Now her boobs are her own
Nothing fake we all know,
She’s even got her original
‘Fry’ mouth, ears and nose!

She’s had some cleaning out
Of the spine within her back,
There’s been a fix on her arm
Although all is intact.

The only part that’s not
In their original form,
Are her upper & lowers
With which she was born.

Her smile has always been
The one we adore,
It Radiates true beauty
And goes right to the core.

So Mom, keep on smiling
You are awesome as can be,
We all love you dearly
And please don’t forget,…..
Take care of them knees!