Saturday, October 03, 2015

Day 3: Happy Birthday to my big "little" sister!

Today, I want to honor a very special person in my life .... 
Linda Walston Crowder, my sister.  Today is her birthday and she deserves to be in a little spotlight!

Linda with some of her famous good looking friends, Clark brothers, musicians and singers

Linda has 2 shops with her hand made products.  This is the logo for her infant items. 

Here is a post I wrote about Linda some time back.

Linda, always the runt of the family was the first to lead our family to really going to church. Linda was a senior in high school, loads of make up, tight clothes, streaked hair and beginning to worry my parents. Had the drug scene been in full swing, she would have been there. Linda was the first to an altar of prayer. Her life was totally changed. She paved the path and one by one our family all found ourselves head over heels in the church. What a change in our lives.

This is Linda and me under our mother's carport with blueberries picked right from her yard.

Linda served an official in the Cenla Garden Club and spoke in many meetings at home and abroad. She has over 150 rose bushes on her acres of land along with many other flowering plant and bushes. Her specialty is making wreaths from her roses she dries from her garden.

For 25 years, she was a teacher’s aid in the Alexandria school district. Her latest endeavor is playing the violin. Her goal is to play in the Alexandria Symphony.

Here’s what you can expect at Linda’s home:
arm loads of fresh roses, salvia, daisies, and other flowers, buckets of blueberries or plums, enjoy handcrafted stained glass windows, visit her shop with handmade wreaths, dried flowers, doors with stained glass, a friendly, smiling hostess serving you New Orleans beignets and cafĂ©’ ole or a sky high layered homemade coconut cake, parties with a candle lit country road to her home and beautiful pieces of furniture.

Mother of 2 children, David and Lamar Guillot and wife of Owen Crowder. Lamar is a pastor in Farmerville, La. with his wife, Stephanie and daughter, Lauren. 
Since this post, Linda now plays a violin.  Her goal in this endeavor is not  to play in a symphony, but share her music with the less fortunate.  In addition, she is a member of the Calvary Conservatory of music as well as a member of the Dulcimer group at the Methodist Church, Alexandria, Louisiana where they play regularly at nursing homes, handicap patients at Cabrini hospital and where ever.  She stays super busy with this!

Here is another post I did last summer.  It features Linda's Thistlewoods and all the many things that makes her lifestyle unique.  


Happy Birthday, Linda!! 
I hope this is your greatest year ever!!