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Sunday Reflections…

As I was sitting this morning writing My blog, my phone chirped… Text message. It was my cousin Kim. She lives along the gulf coast not too far from where the approaching Hurricane Ida is coming ashore. Outer bands of rain are already creating localized flash flooding and the winds are strong. She said they are going to ride it out, told me she loved me and asked for prayers 🙏🏻

Hurricanes bring heavy wind and floods so they are always a threat. But my cousin Kim and her brothers and sisters grew up down there and they have rode out many a storm.

That’s me in the redneck Santa hat with my sister and our Mobile Alabama cousins. We try to always get together around the holidays ❤️

So today I’m gonna say a special prayer for Kim and all the folks down on the Gulf Coast. Ida is coming and she’s bringing a mess with her 🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻

Your welcome to join me in saying a prayer for all the good folks down there as well 🙏🏻

“I have both the violent turbulence of the storm and the quiet promises of God in the storm. And what I must work to remember is that something is not necessarily stronger simply because it’s louder.”

~ Craig D. Lounsbrough

Have a great Sunday afternoon ☀️

Mark C.



Sunday Reflections…

Losing a loved one, someone who is truly close to you is tough. The loss and sadness are a hard reality… I just recently lost my Uncle. We were very close. I have had a lot of emotion over his sickness and his passing… But knowing him the way I do, he wouldn’t want us to be sad or down about his death. He was a very spiritual person. And a very positive person. He always had a smile on his face and something nice to say, maybe something to make you laugh or smile 😊 An ‘Eternal Optimist’! And that is what I am going to focus on and remember the most about Uncle Doug!

Do not stand at my grave and weep, 
I am not there, I do not sleep. 
I am in a thousand winds that blow, 
I am the softly falling snow. 
I am the gentle showers of rain, 
I am the fields of ripening grain. 
I am in the morning hush, 
I am in the graceful rush 
Of beautiful birds in circling flight, 
I am the starshine of the night. 
I am in the flowers that bloom, 
I am in a quiet room. 
I am in the birds that sing, 
I am in each lovely thing. 
Do not stand at my grave and cry, 
I am not there. I do not die.

~ Mary Elizabeth Frye

Rest In Peace!

Mark C.



Do You Believe In The Power Of Prayer 🙏🏻

I’m not one to take things right to Facebook or the internet… Especially family things. But, if you are a praying person, I ask you to say a prayer for a man that has been very special to me my entire life. His name is George Brinkley. Many of you know him from coming to our Nursery over the years. He was our “Koi Whisperer”… If you bought fish from us, you probably met and dealt with George. But to me, he has always been my Uncle Doug.
George is definitely a ‘Renaissance man’. He has traveled the country and many different places in the world. He was in Nuclear Power in the US Navy and later was a high level computer programmer and Electronic Engineer. A VERY smart man to say the least. A great photographer. An environmentalist. An experimental gardener and Yes, a Koi Whisperer… He gave all the high tech up to come work at my nursery. He always says he’s most at peace in our gardens.
George is fighting for his life against Covid. He is on a respirator and things don’t look well. He needs a miracle from God to pull through this thing. If you have a moment, please say a prayer for George’s Healing, his full Recovery and Gods Peace 🙏🏻

This is the only picture I could find with uncle Doug wearing a suit 😊 We were side by side at a wedding trying to catch something the groom throws over his shoulder…

If your not one to pray, pass this on by. But if you are, please do. I truly believe in the power of prayer 🙏🏻

God Bless

Mark C.



HB JC 1932-2003

Today is Johnny’s birthdate. This isn’t really a birthday kind of song, but it will speak to you and maybe haunt you a bit as well. It does me…

Have a great weekend



Sunday Reflections…

Beautiful morning! 🌞 We all got up together this morning and watched Sunday Morning together & I fixed breakfast. Nothing new, I always fix breakfast on Sunday Morning 😊 But this morning I took separate orders… Be careful what you ask for 😂

Homemade blueberry syrup and whipped cream for one (who couldn’t wait for the picture😃). #2 Eggs over easy on the side with a short stack – butter and real maple syrup. And finally, cheese grits with 2 egss over medium… That was me 😎

As you see, everyone ordered something different… No problem! It’s just nice to be able to fix what the ones you love really want! 

”Let us be grateful to the people who make us happy; they are the charming gardeners who make our souls blossom.

   ~ Marcel Proust

Have a great Sunday Morning! 

Peace 🌱 


Mark C. 



Old Friends & Rock N’ Roll Music 🎶

This day, 21 years ago Andy Johns was killed in a head on collision. I guess I will always remember that day… We had lunch that day and rode around and listened to some music & caught up. Rock n’ Roll 🎸 was Andy’s favorite. I heard the same song that he was always rocking out too this morning 😊

Andy was a proud father and a good friend! Rest In Peace old pal!

Here’s a little tribute. The two songs that I know that were Andy’s favorite 😊

 

 

Rest In Peace bro. ❤️

Mark Carter 



Rest In Peace Mark Asher

Cancer is a terrible disease! Mark Asher fought the good fight and has gone on to glory. Rest In Peace Mark 😞

Rest In Peace Mark Asher!

https://www.wbbjtv.com/2019/02/11/mr-mark-allen-asher/

Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there.
I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow.
I am the diamond glints on snow.
I am the sunlight on ripened grain.
I am the gentle autumn’s rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush,
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry;
I am not there.
I did not die.

~ Mary Frye

 



Bill Way Memorial/Tribute Show – Today! 8am.-11am. Tune in to WNWS 101.5 FM Radio

Please tune in to WNWS 101.5 FM this morning from 8am – 11am  for a Very Special Show! Today’s show is a ‘Tribute & Memorial’ to Bill Way.

Friends, family, listeners, colleagues and more will be telling stories and paying their respects and tributes to our friend Bill Way!

You can listen Live here – https://wnws.com/listen-live/

Tune in to WNWS 101.5 FM Wednesday, November 28, from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. Central – That is today! Don’t miss this very special tribute to our friend, Bill Way.

If your not able to tune in today, the family will post a link in a few days so you can listen to today’s WNWS tribute show on Bills personal website – https://www.billwayshow.com in a few days.

Quote by Bill –

“My whole life has been guided by two philosophies …

‘I am often wrong but NEVER in doubt.’

‘With me, it’s 90% entertainment and 10% information. I promise you the 10% information will be very entertaining.'”

– Bill Way (12/12/1943-11/27/2018)

 

Mark Carter
Carter’s Nursery, Pond & Patio
2846 Old Medina Rd. 
Jackson, Tn. 38305
Ph.# 731-424-2206
http://www.cartercountry.com
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Bill Way passed this morning. Rest In Peace my friend!

This is a message from Bills daughter posted to Facebook this morning  –

“At 6:52 am on Tuesday, November 27, 2018, daddy peacefully left us here on earth to be reunited with his mom and dad in Heaven. I know Cody, their beloved border collie, will be jumping with joy to see him again.

We will miss you more than you know, but the love you showed us throughout our lives here on earth will be forever in our hearts. We’ve made memories that will last a lifetime. We know just how proud you were of your kids and grandkids. We will continue to make you proud in the years to come.

We share a love of weather and always have. I will look for you in rainbows and, of course, thunderstorms since that’s what we love most. ❤️

I love you, daddy! I can’t wait to see you again.”

– God Bless this family! Pray for their comfort and peace during this emotional time.

Rest In Peace my friend. What a life you lived 😊

Love you Bill ❤️

 

~ Mark C.