Thursday, February 28, 2008

Catherine Esther {Katie}

Ah! Here we are at Katie, the oldest child in the Morton family! There is so much to be said about this special member of the family!

Katie is just~really, really wonderful.
And I know that the reason she is so grand, is beacause she has totally submitted every part of her life to Jesus Christ. Absolutely, completely, everything. That is why she is [one of } the most amazing, kind, loving, selfess, witty, tender, personable, humble and caring persons you will ever meet. I am so grateful to the Lord for allowing her to be my older sister, and also for her being the oldest in our family, as she has been, and is, such a tremendous example to the rest of us young'ins. She is a joyful wife to Alan and a loving mother to babies Bret and Ron, and Lord willing, to many more.
That's an attempt at putting Kate in a nutshell. She is perfect in Jesus Christ's rightousness, and reflects Him in her face. Glory to God!!! We are blessed in her. And now a little more specifically - Kate is a genius with decorating a home, and is great with organization. She's one of those "artsy" people you hear about. She has a gift with painting, using the medium of water color, and has a stunning collection of paintings that have been a joy. Another thing that makes me think of Katie is giving. She always has a little "happy" as she sweetly calls it, whenever you come or go... Kate is one who will, instead of, say, making pancakes for breakfast, she will do the little one's initials to make it special, and bring a smile to their little faces...As I think back on a whole ocean of memories, it just makes me want to tear up with thanksgiving to the Lord for her. So many times she layed down her life for her siblings, in little and big things, and her taking the time to "make things special" sure helped to make my own childhood one of happy, sunny days...
A better "oldest sister" is not to be found...
Kate also reads alound delightfully. "The Cat of Bubastes " and "By the Great Horn Spoon!" were my two favorites that she read aloud to the family~her accents are spectacular, and she keeps us all spell bound! Her greatest culinary delight is her famous baked chicken with sauteed apples and cream sauce, which is almost worth dying for, LOL...

Her dear husband Alan has been a delightful 'older brother' for these two years, and he and Cleveland always come up with hilarious adventures to take us all on!! He can do a perfectly scary impersonation of all three of his brothers in law, ;) and he makes wonderful 'camp eggs"!! Love you, Alan!!

Katie also sews beautifully, and lately sweet little baby clothes have been her interest...she wears a hat, as you can see, with great style, and often does~She has a delightful taste in clothing~classic, with a little 'umph' to it. {If you live in the South and are a female, you will know what this "umph"means... To get the real meaning of this word, you must see a southern woman do it. She will breathe in deeply, bringing up her shoulders in an elegent fashion, fold out one hand, squint her eyes as if she is trying to find the right word, pauses her breath, and then says, "that outfit just has that 'umph' to it, dear"~then, friend, you will know what it means...}Y'all know we can never just say right out what we mean exactly using plain english words. We like to add a "umph" to our conversation.....

So, dear friends, this is the little tid~bit on Katie and her little family. She is now chronicled forever.
God bless you, honey. We love you.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Thoughts from a Remorseful Actress

“I act for money, no other reason. Since I made my first picture in 1941, I haven’t done a thing worthwhile. I have never enjoyed making films, and I don’t like being a so-called film star. I haven’t the emotional make-up for it, nor the love of exhibitionism. I am much too shy. [I’d rather find] one good man I could love and marry and cook for and make a home for, who would stick around for the rest of my life. I never found him. If I had, I would have traded my career in a minute.”
~Ava Gardner
Ava Gardner, considered [the most talented} and "most beautiful actress in Hollywood history"

Thursday, February 21, 2008

Ladies huddled on the front porch watching the eclipse

You will have to imagine this scene, for alas, there is no pic.

We ladies - Dorothy, Adeline , Martha and Jeanine - are huddled on the steps of the front porch, wrapped in an assortment of shawls and throws grabbed off of chairs, gazing heavenward. Poog has made some cinnamon rolls - oh, do they smell good in that chilly air - and we are talking of the heavens and God's glory. The bright moon slips into shadow and we are all amazed that He keeps it all in order. Flint, the dog, walks about rather nervously , whether from the unusual light or the unusual sight of his mistresses on the front porch, at night, eating rolls in the dark, I cannot tell. An occasional wisp of cloud only adds to the drama of the sight. The big dipper is to our left, all upside down and huge. Here's to fun memories of night watches on chilly nights and warm, fragrant cinnamon rolls and the heavens declaring the Glory of God.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Morton Clan Introductions!

Hello, All!
I've been thinking about introducing each member of
the mortonclan individually to all the folks out in bloggie world. Even though
we post about what we're doing and thinking , I thought I'd give each a little
personal intro!! - a little bio tid bit and maybe a few pictures~ Bear with me,
folks, and hope you enjoy!
Have a blessed evening!!

Powered by ScribeFire.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Looking for Ndala

Miss Ndala, are you out there? I'm so very sorry, but our computer crashed, and we lost your email~please email us at ~Daddy has the answer for that question...
With love in Christ, and looking forward to hearing from you,

Monday, February 04, 2008

On Women's Rights

"I am most anxious to enlist everyone who can speak or write to join in checking this mad, wicked folly of 'Women's Rights', with all its attendant horrors, on which her poor feeble sex is bent, forgetting every sense of womanly feelings and propriety. Feminists ought to get a good whipping. Were women to 'unsex' themselves by claiming equality with men, they would become the most hateful, heathen and disgusting of beings and would surely perish without male protection.

I love peace and quiet. I hate politics and turmoil. We women are not made for governing, and if we are good women, we must dislike these masculine occupations."
~Queen Victoria, 1870