Monday, May 21, 2012

Bless her heart, country road and Pete

- Getting together with two sisters, their husbands and a niece for a weekend in northern Florida.  At dinner Friday night, my sister tells a story about something unfortunate that happened to an acquaintance and ends with, "Bless her heart!"  My brother-in-law observes that in the south it's OK to talk about someone and their troubles if you end with "bless their heart!"

- A Saturday morning walk with sisters along a remote country road. Only one speeding car disturbs our walk.  As it approaches, my sister says, "That must be the J___ girl, she drives too fast!"  In unison the three of us say, "Bless her heart!"

 - Pete comes and goes from the family garage through this open window and is always interested in family visitors.

And I made it back to Atlanta in time for my dinner guests to arrive.  Lots of fun this weekend, but I'm tired this morning, y'all!


happygirl said...

Such a full weekend of family and fun. I stopped in Brunswick, GA and had a wonderful dinner in Historic Brunswick on first Friday in May. :)

LL Cool Joe said...

Oh yeah you can get away with saying something terrible if you end it with "Bless her heart" or what has become even more popular in the UK, simply "Bless!"

sage said...

Sounds like a wonderful weekend!

Barbara said...

What a lovely day it must have been! ;) Bless your heart dear!

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Anonymous said...

Glad you had a great weekend! I'm tired too. Been a long school year and I can't wait for it to end.

Lynn said...

happygirl -

We're also doing estate splitting, so that was a part of why we were together. But there was plenty of fun - I enjoyed the weekend so much.

There's lots of good seafood in Brunswick. Neat that you went there.

Joe -

I've seen you put "Bless!" - I like that. :)

Sage -

It was lovely.

Barbara -

Thank you. :)

Stephen -

Seriously - I would be right with you there.

G. B. Miller said...

Now that, is a funky picture of a cat.

A sentry guarding against those who might not bring treats or might not like cats. :D

Elephant's Child said...

Such a full weekend. It sounds like a heap of fun though. And I love that watch cat. One of ours (Jazz) growls at visitors. Bless his heart. He has taught that trick to Jewel as well. Bless her heart.

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness - how did you have enough energy for all that and get home and serve dinner. I'm impressed. Bless your heart.

Snaggle Tooth said...

It's good you got to see your family together. Maybe the "Bless her heart" takes away the bad luck jinx for the unfortunate person?
What a pretty pasture view with the grazing cows. (Top Sun pic nice too0. I'm glad Pete's become a good people cat.
Sounds like your burning the candle at both ends this week- I'm amazed you drove so far again! I'm too tired these days-

Leonora said...

Thank you for sharing your lovely weekend : )
"Bless her heart" was new to me upon moving to the south. I think the term is spreading. It makes me smile every time I hear someone say it.

Granny Annie said...

My dad would always comfort us when we were sick by patting our heads and saying "Bless its little heart." Thankfully we had mom to nurse us back to health because that is all he knew to do. LOL

Lynn said...

G -

He shares the space with his canine companion - a rather large one, too. So the good thing about being a cat is that he can climb in and out the window. :)

The Elephant's Child -

It was delightful - I love seeing my family we can all be together. The brother in laws said they had enjoyed over overhearing all the laughter.

Sandie -

I didn't, but I got it done.

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

Maybe that's like when you saw God Bless You after someone sneezes. :)

Leonora -

Very Southern, that is. :)

Granny Annie -

Moms are usually more comforting for sure.

Louvregirl said...

Well bless your soul, Lynn. :-) Sounds like a great weekend. Anytime one can 'walk in the country...' well, that a fun and a good thing!

Louvregirl said...

There always has to be that one car the drives too fast, though.

Lynn said...

lg -

A walk in the country is especially nice if the weather is good, too. :)

Full-On-Forward said...

Bless your heart!


Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

Hi Lynn .. great you shared the weekend and then picked up the phrase .. fun when people enjoy themselves.

I wonder where the Bless phrase came from .. we use it here in various formats ..

Sounds like a very happy weekend .. cheers Hilary

Jannie Funster said...

what a great place for a cat to come and go from.

LOL on the blessing of hearts.