Tea Cozie Cottage

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Betty @ tea cozie cottage

Monday, 7 January 2013

Welcome 2013

Welcome 2013, it has been a great year so far, been off for a couple of weeks as so have a lot of bloggers. Christmas was good, didn't feel great, had got a cold at my brother in laws funeral-Dec. 5th, turned really bad on Christmas eve, that turned out to be the not such a bad thing. My Mother in law passed away Dec. 28th, went to bed and never woke up. Best way to go. So we ended the year with a funeral, with one of the greatest kindest women, she is in heaven for sure with Jesus.
Years ago I had given this poem to her-framed for her wall, I think my father in law, loved it more than anyone, he use to show everyone that came in...

To My Other Mother
You are the other mother I received,
the day I wed your son.
And I just want to thank you, Mom
for the loving things you've done.
You've given me a gracious man,
with whom I share my life.
You are his lovedly mother,
and I his lucky wife.
You used to pat his little head,
and now I hold his hand.
You raised in love a little boy,
and then gave me the man.

I am showing gratitude to this woman for the son she raised. Her name was Meda, not a common name at all anymore, one of her grandsons named his daughter Meda, which is wonderful it will carry on for another 90 years. God bless you Meda...

On Friday evening we had her auction, this was planned before she passed and just carried on. She had a large collection of Royal doultons that she loved and everyone that gave her one was given it back.
Here is a picture of those we received back, then I was fortunate to get some cups n saucers, a couple I had admired for years, what a treasure that I will cherish...

well great, just went to put on my pictures and I can't find them, I go to the link (the little square picture beside link) that I have been using for the past year and it doesn't have a categorie for pictures on my files, just disappeared and I have no clue what to do. It has blog, picasso web, camera, web cam and url. Help, I had chintz on my side pages before and lost them too.
Sorry, wanted to show all my new cups n saucers, and to have a tea

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  1. I know exactly what happened- same thing happened to me the other day!

    Google (for blog) is now kinda making it impossible to blog without downloading Google Chrome as your web search engine.

    Soon as we did it it worked fine, actually blog is working better now, a few easy to understand changes.

    Good luck.

    I am terribly sorry for your loss.

    I know she will be so happy when you have tea parties with those Royal Doulton tea cups!

  2. Hello Betty, I am so sorry about the losses you had this December. My heart goes out to you. My good thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  3. Hi Betty, I am new to your blog, but wanted to say I am touched by what you shared and sorry about your loved one..wishing you peace and comfort and memories of love.

  4. Oh Betty...what a difficuly Christmas you have had. What a lovely poem. Just beautiful. I am so glad you have some precious things to remember your Mother In Law by. Post them when you find them. Thanks so much for sharing your life with us. And thanks for linking to Tuesday Cuppa Tea.

  5. I am so sorry about the losses you had this December. My heart goes out to you. My good thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  6. Happy New Year, Betty! I am so very sorry for the losses you have had the past number of weeks. Such a sad time for you. Your poem is very touching and your MIL surely loved and appreciated you, I know.

    You appear to be having exactly the same issue as I am having with posting your pictures. I'm not quite sure what to do about it but my hubby is on vacation right now so between the two of us, perhaps we will figure it out.

    Thank you for joining me for tea, my friend.


  7. Your Mother In Law sounds like an amazing woman. Thank you so much for joining in my first Gratitude party! Hope you can find your photos. I hear others have been having trouble also.

    hugs, Linda

  8. I'm sorry for your losses, Betty. A Michele said, you need to download Google Chrome and it will allow you to upload your photos in blogger. I discovered it by trial and error.

  9. Sending healing thoughts your way ...Christmas is often a time of loss and of joy... so I quess we must take all that the Lords presents for us in our stride...Wish you a blessed, healthy and Happy New Year...xoxoxox

  10. So sorry to hear of your loss. What a beautiful poem to give your MIL. I'm sure she cherished it right along with your FIL.

    As for adding pictures, when you click on "new post" or edit an already existing post, you'll see "html" on the upper left of the page and beside it "compose". If you click on html, you'll then see a picture icon and can add your picture from there (it will be html so you will see a bunch of letters/symbols). After you add your picture, click on compose then you'll see your picture as usual and can type your post from there.

    Hope this helps. I hope blogger fixes the problem with adding picture the regular way, but will have to wait and see. I may have to download google chrome as mentioned.

  11. So sorry for your loss.

    Regarding the photos, it would be best to use Google Chrome.

    Catching up with PINK Saturday entries.

    My PINK
    Have a great week ahead.

  12. I'm very sorry for your losses, Betty.
    I hope you are having better luck with blogging and adding your photos.