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Another Foggy Sunday

Our home sets at an altitude of nearly 5000 feet in the San Bernardino Mountains of southern California with winters that are typically mild with only three or four significant snows in a season. Around 40 inches of rain fall during an average year. This has not been a typical year. We’re at 60 inches, and the winter–which season I generally love– hatefully drags on, as persistent as the ring of robocalls. The fog–since first light to this hour of early evening–has been as thick as cowboy coffee, and the thermometer hanging just outside my kitchen window refuses to stretch to the 40 degree mark. Within the last hour I saw a report of tornados touching down in central California, an extremely unusual situation.

So, for the second Sunday in a row, we did not go to church. We just don’t do fog. Last Sunday on my Facebook account I mentioned what a blessing internet live-streaming of church services is to Jerry and me, and how it provides the opportunity of being with groups of people all over the United States as they worship God. First thing this morning we went to church in Indianapolis with Pastor Mooney, then to Alexandria, La. with Pastor Mangun. We watched both Brother and Sister Larson minister in San Diego, then this afternoon Cherie Wilkins texted me a link to her church in Texas, pastored by Brother and Sister Tuttle.

Because we couldn’t go to regular church, we ate. Splurged. Indulged.

Sorghum Molasses

We’re now a bit on the lethargic side.

We’re warm and cozy.

Weather forecast: Rain all night. Possible snow from 1 to 3 am. Rain all day tomorrow.

Hmm. . .wonder what I can whip up!

By Shirley Buxton

Still full of life and ready to be on the move, Shirley at 84 years old feels blessed to have lots of energy and to be full of optimism. She was married to Jerry for 63 years, and grieves yet at his death in August of 2019. They have 4 children, 13 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren...all beautiful and highly intelligent--of course. :)

10 replies on “Another Foggy Sunday”

Oh how I wish I were close to you. I would deliver hot, steaming chicken and dumplings to your bedside. Last Sunday, I cooked up a big pot of them. Jerry and I each ate a bowl full–have the rest in the freezer. God’s blessings on you.


Shirley, what a meal you cooked up! I love your phrase “hatefully drags on like a string of robocalls.” So evocative. We’re lower than you so not hemmed in by fog but it’s hard to be unable to join with the saints in face to face worship. Glad you were able to worship around the country through the internet. Blessings and hugs to you and Jerry


Carol, the robocalls! I’m on someone’s list–already received three this morning. I don’t answer them, but they keep coming. Thank you for visiting here, and for your sweet words. Right now we have sunshine! We’re ecstatic.


I love your posts and I love you two! You made me a little homesick for a trip to Lamberts though. Have a peaceful Memorial Day!


It is a blessing to be able to attend church without leaving your home…even though being there in person is much better. Blessings to you and Bro Buxton…stay warm…and toasty. This too will pass? I think all this rain.


Tender fluffy biscuits hot bubbly gravy, slabs of crisp bacon, crisp, lacey eggs—-/ you certainly know how to turn a gloomy day into joyous sunshine.

Love you and Dad so very much!

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