Books by the old Leather Chair

  • Snow In The Summer
  • My Bible
  • The Power of Silence
  • What Comes Next and to Like It
  • Encore Provence
  • A Year in Provence

Saturday, January 18, 2020

Another Update on My Mom

My mom in her favorite place...the garden! This was taken a few years back at a different home "in town" that she built. Her flowers are always so beautiful!

Hello everyone and Happy New Year! This is Ernestine's daughter, Jamie, again with a quick update.

My poor mom cannot catch a break. Winter has been tough for her the past couple of years. She got very sick last week and ended up going to the ER here in Nashville and was diagnosed with pneumonia. Please send her your prayers and positive thoughts. She was taken off IV meds within 24 hours so that is very good but will likely go to a rehab place again for a week to receive physical therapy before she goes home.

She also has a new computer that she was getting accustomed to as well and is having some vision problems.

She is amazingly strong and determined. I know she will be so happy to get over these health hurdles and feel better. She appreciates all of you so much.

Saturday, December 21, 2019

Merry Christmas Everyone - An Update on My Mom

Hi everyone! This is Ernestine's daughter, Jamie. I wanted to let you know she is OK and at home recovering but not up to being on the computer right now (she also needs new glasses).

She had a bad UTI and a bit of pneumonia the weekend after Thanksgiving and got very sick. She was in the hospital a few days and then at a rehab center in Nashville for a week. She is now at home.

She wanted to tell you she appreciates you all so very much and is so thankful for you!

If you would like to send her a card, please email me at and I'll send you her address.

Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Tuesday, November 12, 2019


Sprinkling of snow
so cold - like 15

Candles lit
Camera used

Mozart playing

Must eat
and gain my weight back

Missing family

Will write later

Hope helper can arrive later
and Therapy nurse who is so nice

Monday, November 11, 2019


Cold and turning colder

Morning with errands and doctor appointment

who in the world wants to hear about the pain

Shot in knees, helper held my hand - helped

Pain, getting worse as predicted
like they told me "you're nowhere leaving the planet." 

On to grocery, she drives, brings in groceries and we share putting them up

Thankful for helper's return from her trip to the mountains

I smile
when I find

my granddaughter Sarah "the chef" and her friend's image on Instagram
taken in my wood on their visit last week from Nantucket - made a wonderful lunch
for me
and I like Jackson, a plus

Calling for maybe snow tomorrow

Friday, November 1, 2019

Fall In All Its Glory

27 degrees at dawn, minutes ago when taking this image from the deck
it was covered with ice.

Memories continue to surface
remembering when my first granddaughter was born
call from her father and I headed for Memphis to the hospital
When I saw Jessica the new mother again
I thought she was the most beautiful baby I had ever seen.

So life continues with
so many blessings.

Thursday, October 31, 2019

New Life

My precious new great-grandson is here

All are well

Thankful I am

Trying to post a picture
and seems I have messed up my picture file on the computer
will try and find someone to make it right.
Maybe my computer son-in-law can help me........

Another cold and rainy day

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Life Continues

Leaves are finally turning
but do not like it dark at 7:15 in the morning.

A lot going on in the family, baby due any day, nurse daughter not well at the moment
and this one hanging on :)

The aging process not easy at times.

Home health with exercises beginning soon.   The young woman who talked to me for my qualification
shared her aunt was 106, oh my
please Lord
not me.

So wish I felt better
but with pouring rain guess to be expected,