Top 10 Posts From 2013

I can't believe 2013 is coming to an end.  What a year it has been.  Personally for me it has been an extremely sad time because we lost mama.  She was such a treasure and I miss her smiling face daily.  You know her as Dot from her gardens to her recipes.  She has been the inspiration for just about everything I do and share.
God gave us such a wonderful mama, and I thank him.  I don't know what I would have done without his strength.  What would we do without him?
Now on with the new year.  There is an excitement in a new beginning.  Do you feel it?
What will you do?  Where will 2014 take you?  We will share our new year together.
Happy New Year to you all!


Spotlight Pam Stone: Comic, Actor, Radio Host, Writer, Rider, Exhausted!

You may remember Pam, she played Coach Judy Watkins on the TV Series Coach.  That was just one of her many interesting jobs.  She is so multitalented it is hard to express it all in such a small space.  We are going to try to do just that though.

I asked Pam lots of questions and she graciously agreed to give me a bio!
Here it is in her own words:

Merry Christmas

The Nativity
Le Nain, Antoine and Louis (d.1648) & Mathieu (1607-77) Private Collection / Photo © Christie’s Images / The Bridgeman Art Library

Matthew 1:23

23 "The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel"–which means, "God with us."

Old Testament Prophecy

Isaiah 7:14

14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign: The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and will call him Immanuel. Immanuel means God with us.

Luke 2:6-7

6 While they were there, the time came for the baby to be born, 7 and she gave birth to her firstborn, a son. She wrapped him in cloths and placed him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost. 

"Jesus is the Prince of Peace"

I've included some movies for you to watch if you wish.


Jesus (alternatively called The Jesus Film), is a 1979 motion picture which depicts the life of Jesus Christ according primarily to the Gospel of Luke in the Bible. It was co-directed by Australian Peter Sykes, Britons John Heyman and John Krisch and filmed in Israel.

I Will Eat Green Eggs and Ham!

Do you like green eggs and ham?  We are excited here at Hibiscus House with our new hen that is laying these colorful eggs.  Join us to see how that came about.

Memories and Sweet Potatoes

I have always loved sweet potatoes and my first memories of them are from long ago.

Hello and hope all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.  This time of year we in the south have  many wonderful foods available and the sweet potato is one of them I especially like.

Mama "Dot"
Beautiful inside and out!

D'Arceau Limoges: Colette

D'Arceau Limoges "Colette"  The Sportswoman of 1890
Plate #3 in the series of 12 "Women of the Century", a tribute by the artist FR. Ganeau
 Made of fine-art porcelain to the ascendance of western woman in the hundred years of Paris fashion.

Hibiscus House Spotlight~ Author Series: Beth Duke

Welcome Beth, I am delighted to have her as one of our Spotlight Stories.  I haven't had the pleasure of reading her books but intend to do so in the near future.  Reading this post is all the motivation I need to want to read her work. Join me now as we read what Beth has to share with us.



Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.

Sam Kweskin WWII Soldier War-Time Artist Post-War Atlas Marvel Artist Co-worker of Stan Lee.
WWII fellow soldier in same unit as my Dad the 83rd Chemical Mortar Btn.