Friday's Fotos: New Years Eve with Pops! Ella Smither ~ Huntsville, Texas

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Photograph by Joni Staples (C) 2010

This is Pop (aka Thomas May). When I arrive at Ella Smither, Pop is almost always by the front door... reading the newspaper. Then, when I leave, he always tells me to "be careful out there... traffic's bad... not worried about you... it's those others." 

Pop was the life of the New Year's Eve party this afternoon! He blew his horn, popped his confetti and just seized the moment. That's one of the things that I love most about him. He just takes one day at a time and makes the best of whatever it gives him. Thanks, Pop! You're still teaching us great lessons! I would do well to learn this one! ♥

Happy New Year from Pop at Ella Smither in Huntsville, Texas!

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Don Wixom
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Joni, that is the coolest thing I've seen all day! Happy New Year to you and Pops!

Dec 31, 2010 02:34 PM #1
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Don: Stay tuned. Tomorrow I plan on writing about the party with lots of cute pictures!! Thanks for stopping by the preview!

Dec 31, 2010 02:36 PM #2
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Happy New Year Joni and to you Pops blowing you horn for the party!! More lessons to learn ~

Dec 31, 2010 03:22 PM #3
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Teral McDowell
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Great post, Joni, looking forward to hearing more about the party and stopping by to say

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║╔╗║╔╗║╔╣╔╩╗╔╝ ★ NEW YEAR ☆ 2011
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Dec 31, 2010 04:40 PM #4
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Frank: Thank you! Isn't he a cutie!!

Teral: Thank you!! Happy New Year to you too!! :O)) That is so CUTE!

Dec 31, 2010 04:45 PM #5
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Melissa McKinney
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Joni~ I know they love you there...You made their day!!

Dec 31, 2010 05:52 PM #6
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Roy Kelley
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Great picture and a good reminder to spend quality time with our senior friends. Keep up the good work!

 Happy New Year from your friend in Maryland!

Dec 31, 2010 11:17 PM #7
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Cinnamon Wright
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I love Pop!  His parting words are exactly what my Dad used to say to me everytime I left the house -- how nice to read them on this first day of the New Year!   Happy New Year, Joni, Bugsy, TPM and Jonathan!

Jan 01, 2011 12:10 AM #8
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Roger D. Mucci
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Pops is a pretty wise man...............we all have something to learn from him.  Best to you in 2011, may it be happy, healthy and prosperous for you.

Jan 01, 2011 12:10 AM #9
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Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
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Oh Joni, you are such a joy to know and I know why... you are surrounded by the most down to earth REAL people who knows how to enjoy life to the fullest!

Wishing you and yours a life of laughter and love!

Jan 01, 2011 01:57 AM #10
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Tony & Darcy Cannon
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Joni, Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2011 02:59 AM #11
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Dawn Crawley
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Great photo. He looks like can't wait for another year. Hope you have a wonderful 2011 and many more.

Jan 01, 2011 07:42 AM #12
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Happy New Year, Joni.  Looks like you rang out 2010 in a wonderful way!!!!

Jan 01, 2011 09:02 AM #13
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well that picture just says it all!

Jan 01, 2011 03:44 PM #14
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Thanks, Melissa! I love them too!!

Hi Roy! I plan to keep going as long as God is willing. I sure do enjoy them.

Cinnamon: That's exactly how it feels. Like a daddy's parting words. ♥♥♥

Thank you, Roger!! To you as well! ♥

Patricia: THANK YOU! Wishing you love and peace as well!!

Happy New Year Tony and Darcy!!

Thanks, Dawn! He is READY!! :)))

Juli: It was great! Hope yours was too!

LOL@Marilyn!! :O)

Jan 01, 2011 03:53 PM #15
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GOOD MORNING JONI!  Well Pop is not only cute - but he has some wonderful advice! --Gab

Jan 01, 2011 10:51 PM #16
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Pop appears to be a Texas Viking, God bless him =]
Thank God it's Friday Joni,
Paul

Jan 07, 2011 07:00 AM #17
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LOL@Paul! He's a cutie! Thanks for stopping by!!

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