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Terry
rural Indiana
Loving living the country life!
Interests: photography, beekeeping, tennis, traveling, Indiana Hoosier basketball, my wonderful husband of 36 years, 4 terrific children and their spouses, my 8 adorable grandbabies
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Probably my favorite ministry time (besides the time I spent with the MpM babies) was our day sharing God's love with the children and women at the Maasai village of Inkiito. It's a short drive on terrible roads (although, I have to say, much-improved since our last visit...) to the... Continue reading
Posted yesterday at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Two of the biggest suitcases that our Sulphur Springs Church mission team schlepped to Kenya were full of rolls of welded wire, generously donated by a friend of Chuck's, to make rabbit hutches. Apparently that type of wire is not available in Kenya. Rabbits are raised in fenced pens on... Continue reading
Posted 2 days ago at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Babies. Tiny Kenyan babies. Twenty-two of them while we were at Mahali pa Maisha. All age two and under. Each one with his/her own story that is a variation on this: Created by God but as a tiny helpless baby soon abandoned/abused/neglected until, often near death, rescued and brought to... Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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After stewing around about the possibility of snow delaying our flight to Kenya the last week of March, it turned out to be a lovely day for flying the friendly skies on British Airways. We flew to Philadelphia then boarded this monster of a plane (a double-decker) for the 8+... Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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It's so exciting to see someone I love totally in their element, loving every moment of what they're doing, and doing it very well. God gifted our 9-year-old grandson Karter with a fantastic voice, and I love listening to him sing. Recently we enjoyed him performing, with the rest of... Continue reading
Posted Apr 17, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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We got to celebrate two special birthdays over the weekend! Lucy-girl turned TWO on Saturday... ...and her brother Abram had turned FOUR just 3 weeks ago...when their family life was a bit chaotic as they were not yet moved into their new house and Kim and I and Zach were... Continue reading
Posted Apr 16, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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We know spring is officially here when the chicks arrive! This year, 100 1-day-old baby chicks showed up safe and sound at the local post office...25 brown pullets (Hubbard Golden Comet pullets) that will be kept as layers and 75 Cornish Cross variety that we will butcher in 7 weeks... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Yes, I'm home! No, I'm not caught up yet. At. All. I just finished loading all 1500+ photos I took while in Kenya, sorted through and deleted about 1/3 of them, so I've "only" got 1000ish to look through, organize, and hopefully share several handfuls with you all. This, by... Continue reading
Posted Apr 11, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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This week my family is saying "good-bye" to Mama's sister, my dear Aunt Rachel. The last time we saw Rachel was during an October visit with her in the nursing home where she was living, yet another victim of that dastardly disease Alzheimer's. It seems to be showing its ugly... Continue reading
Posted Mar 22, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Looking back at my post from yesterday, hard to believe that just 3 days ago it was sunshiny warm! Our pussywillows buds should not be covered in ice (last week) or snow this time of year! The backyard birds sure were glad that Kim braved the weather to spread out... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Since Kim and I will be in Kenya on Easter, and since the day was beautiful, and since eight children under the age of 9 inside our little cabin can get a bit crazy...we decided to do a pre-Easter egg hunt after lunch on Sunday. While Papaw and Gramaw were... Continue reading
Posted Mar 20, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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I promise this will be my final post about my hip replacement. I went in for my 8-weeks post op check-up and thought this latest x-ray was too cool not to share. Yep, that's my new bionic left hip! They sawed off the original bone ball (I'm sure that is... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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This view from our cabin's bedroom makes me smile and my heart fill with gratitude. I am so grateful for two things: The SUNSHINE!!! YES!!! What a gloomy March it has been.... And the SMUDGES!!! Those smudges remind me that I have precious little ones in my life (little ones... Continue reading
Posted Mar 16, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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The countdown is on. Just nine days from today, Kim and I along with Favorite Son-in-Law Zach and two others will be boarding a plane headed to Kenya in East Africa, where we'll spend the next 10 days serving with our missionary friends Dave and Jen Bell. Yes, the same... Continue reading
Posted Mar 15, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Google image I have a love/hate relationships with this place. Community Health Cancer Center North. It will soon be 3 years since I was blind-sided by the shocking diagnosis of Stage 3 rectal cancer, 2 years since my final treatments and surgeries. But even though my health appears to be... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Basketball season for the Gray clan has come to a close. And a mighty fine season it was. My grandson Kaden's YMCA team was undefeated and won the end-of-season tourney. Kaden (8 years old...far right) finished off his 1st/2nd-grade league Y season by scoring 58 points in 3 games the... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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My 4-year-old grandson Krew is taking his first swim lessons at the local Y. It's his first time in a class (outside of Sunday School) with children and people he doesn't know, and I wondered how he would do in the new and totally different environment. Not to worry. He... Continue reading
Posted Mar 12, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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In all honesty, I must say that I've never met a homemade fried apple pie that I didn't like... ...but I think my 82-year-old Mama has perfected this fine culinary art! Every Wednesday we spend together, Mama always has some "project" (or two or three...) lined up for us to... Continue reading
Posted Mar 9, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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As you know by now, if you've been reading my blog at all the past couple of weeks, I spent last week in South Carolina loving on my two grandbabies, Abram (3 1/2) and Lucy (22 months). Most of the week, the weather was dreary so we had to find... Continue reading
Posted Mar 8, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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As I'm watching in dismay the snow falling outside my Indiana window this morning, spring has already sprung in Carolina. The first two days of last week were gloriously spring-like...not super-warm, but with the sun shining it was perfect to enjoy being outside. And for the children to work off... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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Gramaw is giddy with delight! Sweet Lucy-girl and her wonderful family will soon be living much closer to us! They are trading in this home just south of Charlotte in South Carolina, where they have lived for the past 18 months... ...for this brand new home under construction in Harrison,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 6, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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I must admit, I would've totally missed Saturday night's moon had my friend Terri not texted me (as I was sitting comfortably in my jammies by my fireplace, relaxing after returning home from a busy-but-fun week of travel) to get my camera and take a photo of the gorgeous moon.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 5, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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As you read this, I'm winging my way south to spend a week in South Carolina with these two sweetie-pies Abram and Lucy and their mommy. While I LOVE visiting the Carolinas, I'm pretty excited that this will be my final trip to Indian Land, South Carolina, as in just... Continue reading
Posted Feb 26, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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If you love authentic Italian cuisine, fine dining in a cozy atmosphere, great service, and (did I mention??) FABULOUS FOOD, and you live in central Indiana, you MUST check out Catello's Mozzarella Bar in Pendleton, Indiana. A unique and tiny little place, tucked in a historic building on State Street,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 23, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl
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My sister Barb sent me this intriguing text over the weekend...how could I resist?! The first order of business always when arriving at Mama's is fixing ourselves some coffee. We each have our favorite cup...this one's mine for two reasons. Dad always used this cup and I also love me... Continue reading
Posted Feb 22, 2018 at Not-Quite-Country Girl