OUR HOME RIGHT NOW

They say you marry someone like your mother.  What do David and my mother have in common?  They both say to enjoy where you are and don’t wish your life away.  I think they’re both getting as eager as I am. 

However, with this advice in mind…David and I are living in this comfortable–luxury even–apartment complex.  It’s a little like being on vacation, except David has to go to work.

  

So, grow where you’re planted, live at the top of your stairs–and welcome back to Martymagee.com

 

Again, welcome back.  Though my book is not close to being finished, I thought I’d blog this last month I’m here.  I’m going to try to make it about today, each day. 

I have learned in whatsoever state (even California) I am to be content.  Philippians 4:11

Note:  If anyone can help me place these pictures, please come forward.   Celest and Danny—Heeeeelp!

Blessings!

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I’LL BE BACK

SPRINGFIELD HOUSE

SPRINGFIELD HOUSE

Dear Friends, at the suggestion of Dan Norsworthy and Jenny Magee, I’ve decided not to shut down MartyMagee.com, but to take an extended break–which I’ve already done.

First, I’d like to tell you a few things that have been going on.  The house at left was our home in Springfield Oregon nearly 20 years ago.  This was it a few weeks ago.  It brought back pleasant memories as we drove by.

Speaking of houses, if you check out www.3051sierra.com you’ll see the house we’re trying to sell.  It’s not like us to have every sock picked up and every dish washed.  So, you can see the extra time it takes this undomestic blogger. 

MILL CITY BACK YARD

MILL CITY BACK YARD

If we sell our Fresno house, we plan to move to Mill City.  Go to www.realtor.com and type in 1205 Third Av, Mill City OR to see our possible new place.

 

 

 

Here’s one reason we want to move back to Oregon:

LITA AND SADIE--CRAYOLA SPECIALISTS

LITA AND SADIE--CRAYOLA SPECIALISTS

Here’s a reason we’ve been holding off on the move:
MR WILSON OR PEEPING TORRANCE?

MR WILSON OR PEEPING TORRANCE?

 

 

 Please look for my second book.  MUPPIM, HUPPIM AND ARD should be out sometime in 2010.  I’m sure it will be easier to write than figuring out how to place pictures on this mind-of-its-own blog. 

Meanwhile, there are a few copies of EBENEZER left.

Blessings to you all!

Marty

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PIZZA AND ICE CREAM IN CINCINNATI

AILI, YOU GOT PIZZA SPOTS ALL OVER YOUR PANTS.  WE'LL HAVE TO SHOUT THEM OUT.

AILI, YOU GOT PIZZA SPOTS ALL OVER YOUR PANTS. WE'LL HAVE TO SHOUT THEM OUT.

WHAT DO THEY KNOW THAT WE DON'T?
WHAT DO THEY KNOW THAT WE DON’T?
A NICE THREESOME

A NICE THREESOME

THEY HAVE SOMETHING UP THEIR SLEEVES

THEY HAVE SOMETHING UP THEIR SLEEVES

Great Pizza!  
Dewey’s Pizza
We scream for ice cream!  Graeter’s Ice Cream
HE MUST HAVE FORGIVEN HER FOR SPANKING HIM

HE MUST HAVE FORGIVEN HER FOR SPANKING HIM

SISTERS

SISTERS

THE DOUGH MAKERS MUST BE AT LUNCH

THE DOUGH MAKERS MUST BE AT LUNCHJO'S WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO THROW SOMETHING INTO THE AIR

WISH I KNEW THE SECRET

WISH I KNEW THE SECRET

THERE WERE MORE OF US, BUT WE DON'T ALL FIT AFTER ICE CREAM
THERE WERE MORE OF US, BUT WE DON’T ALL FIT AFTER ICE CREAM

I’ll miss you, Cincinnati, O-Hi-O.

Marty

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MORE GOOD TIMES IN OHIO

CARD SHARK ANNA

CARD SHARK ANNA

THEY MUST BE RELATED--LOOK AT THE MOUTHS!
THEY MUST BE RELATED–LOOK AT THE MOUTHS!
THE WHOLE FAM DAMILY
THE WHOLE FAM DAMILY
TORRANCE LEE AND GEORGIA LOU SHAW--GOOD BUDDIES

TORRANCE LEE AND GEORGIA LOU SHAW--GOOD BUDDIES

CLAY AND EMILY IN THE KITCHEN--CUTE COUPLE
CLAY AND EMILY IN THE KITCHEN–CUTE COUPLE
WATCH HER--SHE MAY BE YOUR GREAT-GRANDMOTHER, BUT SHE CHEATS

WATCH HER--SHE MAY BE YOUR GREAT-GRANDMOTHER, BUT SHE CHEATS

SOLITAIRE CAN BE HARD SOMETIMES

SOLITAIRE CAN BE HARD SOMETIMES

COME ON IN, IT'S SUPPER TIME, WE'RE FAMILY

COME ON IN, IT'S SUPPER TIME, WE'RE FAMILY

IT'S GREAT TO BE COUSINS!

IT'S GREAT TO BE COUSINS!

HOW'D YOU BLOW THE TOP OFF?

HOW'D YOU BLOW THE TOP OFF?

SHE PLAYS JACKS TOO?
SHE PLAYS JACKS TOO?
SHE LOST AT SOLITAIRE
SHE LOST AT SOLITAIRE

G’nite folks.  May you have good friends and good cousins and good food!

Marty

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JO AND HARVE’S PLACE

MAIDEN PICKING LETTUCE

MAIDEN PICKING LETTUCE

CATCH IT, DAVID
CATCH IT, DAVID
CATCH IT, PAPA!
CATCH IT, PAPA!

Greetings.  I’m glad to be back.  I was locked out for a few days.

Enjoy with me the Ohio countryside enhanced by the TLC of Jo and Harvey Bond. 

 
 
 
 
Fair are the meadows, Fairer still the woodlands,
Robed in the blooming garb of spring.
Jesus is faires, Jesus is purer,
who makes the woeful heart to sing.
Fairest Lord Jesus (Anonymous German Hymn)
A DECK OF CARDS

A DECK OF CARDS

TREEHOUSE IN THE PARK

TREEHOUSE IN THE PARK

JULY SHOWERS

JULY SHOWERS

 

REST FROM YOUR LABOR

REST FROM YOUR LABOR

                                                                                                                                  
Blessings!
Marty

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ABE’S CONTRAPTION

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I’m not sure what Abe made.  It’s some sort of a contraption that shoots all the way from Ohio to the Mississippi River.  Well, not quite, but it’s pretty powerful.  PICT0199

I don’t know how he ever has time to play dominos with Lita or play on the playground

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Or love his Lita….

 

 

But he seems to be able to do it all. 

He even has time to read Ebenezer and Ninety-Eight Friends. 

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Blessings!

Marty

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YOUNG MUSICIANS

PICT0133Evan Bond is an accomplished cellist.  He played for us:

Long, Long Ago * Allegro * O Come Little Children * Go Tell Aunt Rhodie

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Debuting was beginning drummer (or tinner) Aili Selfridge. 

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Aili soloed on one number.  We’re not sure of the title.  She composed it as she played for us.  Amazing!

We hope the more learned Evan Bond will agree to take promising Aili Selfridge on tour with him.  This is still under negotiation.            

Thank God for kids and for music.  It would be a sad world without either.

Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.  Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.  Psalm 33:2

Evan played skillfully and Aili was definitely joyful. 

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  Mark 10:14

We’ll talk more about kids next time.

Ebenezer and Ninety-Eight Friends talks much about kids and music.  Grab a copy. 

Blessings!

Marty

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