DaisypathAnniversary Years Ticker


Lessons with Claire

My ganddaughter, Claire Matherne, is sitting by me holding Sophie her American Girl Doll, asking me how to blog. HOT DOG! I may have a new blogger right here. She is in the 2nd grade, and I have already discovered, she is very SMART! I am so proud of Claire. (and pawpaw said..."well I'm proud of her too! and I love her so!"

I am showing her how to use the control panel. I will have fun with Claire being my blogging buddy!


January 20, 2009

Posted by Picasa


We Have a Winner!

Glenda's name was picked so she will recieve the GIVE AWAY Charm and Bracelet with her word of 2009 on it:

Glenda left her comment," OK, I have my new word for the year. NOURISH." Glenda you will be receiving your prize soon.

Andrea...let me know when it is ready. Send me a picture of it so I can post her prize!

Look soon for upcoming give away!



Found a great online Scrapblogging is my creation. You have to try it out!!


Where has the time gone?

I can't believe it has been 10 days since my last entry. Monday is the big GIVE AWAY you still have time to share your Word for the Year. Drawing will be MONDAY. if this blog is not enough...I have branched out. I have two other blogs if you have time to visit.

365 Project for 2009 and Weigh Down 2009.

The fire is calling me so I guess to my recliner I go. I will do better next blog!


Final Call

If you need to refer back....
This is the final call for the WORD of the YEAR Give Away...if your name is picked from the Super Duper Name Picker on January 19, 2009, you will be sent your
created by Andrea Evans
(sample below)

So let's get those words in TODAY!!!!

Family Ties?

This post may take me longer than I have time to do it right now...but I am going to get started.

On the way back from Dallas, TX...Charles, Brent, Brooke and I were traveling along when I say a sign for Dairy Queen. Charles and I had been talking how Dairy Queen seems to be gone from MS...but we saw one on every corner in TX. We decided before we started our "DIET" on Monday, we would have one last DQ.

I turned off at the sign, which led to a 7 mile ride into Edgewood, TX. Farmland, small town, quiet, really neat...but 3 miles before we found DQ to my left was a home place named Dossett Lane. The gentleman was out in the yard raking leaves and I stated to my riders...if he is still there when we come back by, I'm stopping. Of course, there were moans and laughter from the back seat.

We finally found the Dairy Queen (I am surprised a town with 1, 300 population got to HAVE a DQ). Charles ordered a large chocolate malt...and I ordered my favorite, a DIP TOP CONE.

Now 4 miles back toward Interstate 20, we are passing the house but HE is not there. Charles said...go back and see. That was all I needed. He was in the back feeding his 3 head of black calves and his chained up white pit-bull was barking his head off. I looked back at the car wondering if I had had the best idea...and my cone was melting down my hand.

He finally walked over, saying he couldn't hear very well as I tried to explain:

"Hello, I'm Marilyn Bowen and I was a Dossett, am a Dossett." Sounds lame now...I tried to tell him as fast as I could about my 86 year old dad and where he was from. Mr. J.L. Dossett (I would find out) was from Irving, TX but had moved to Edgewood, TX 20 years ago. He is now 81. He invited me in to meet his wife...and yes, I was having to lick my cone. I tried to find a garbage can...

I asked if I could take his picture...oh let me go back and he was feeding his cows as we drove in both Charles and Brent said, "Oh, my gosh...he looks just like D.D. (Your dad) walking."

So here are the photos...I don't know if there is some relation down the pike...but I have always heard that Dossett genes were strong...what do you think?

My Dad, C.E. Dossett

Mr. J.L. Dossett

He and his wife

This is the one that freaks me out...I remember a young picture of dad that resembles this...but also, my brother, Bobby's senior picture. I had such a great time stopping makes me want to dig deeper in my families geneology. I have been hearing on TV about a great genelogical help website...may have to look it up!


Thank you Melanie Smith!!!

I know you are all impressed with my BLOG MAKE OVER! Please visit Melanie Smith and have her create YOU a new look. You can click on Sassy Chic Designs

Melanie...You are the BEST!!!