Sunday, March 6, 2016

A Final Blue Monday with Sally

I am including one photo from each year I attended

My first posting with SMILING SALLY for her
beautiful BLUE MONDAY
This beautiful tea pot that belonged to my mama
was included in my first post, joining Sally...
Vintage canisters I've had so long, I don't even
remember where I got them...

My blue rug and vintage secretary..
A 2011 calendar for Blue Monday

A few pieces of my Blue and White Transferware
A BLUE MONDAY post of my Bunco Babes

A photo from our Colorado trip to share with Blue Monday

At the bottom of my post of January, 2015
Blue Monday 
"Dear Sally, we are all so glad you are feeling better and out of the hospital.
Take good care....Love, bj"
 and a photo from my last entry on Sally's BLUE MONDAY

My heart is broken over losing SMILING SALLY,
just as I know all of your hearts are broken.

Blogging will never be the same for me,
but I am so thankful God put Sally in my life...
I am a better person for knowing her thru blogging. 

Thanks, Sally girl, for all the great times and memories..... 
I treasure all your phone calls that always left me laughing...
your emails full of humor and caring...
your blog posts that your sweetie Johnny helped supply the pretty blues you shared......


 ...from Sally's sidebar:

My Favorite Verse

I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God so that you may know that you have eternal life.

1 John 5:13 NIV
italics mine

by Sally

 bye bye, Sally...I'll be seeing you.....xoxoxo


  1. BJ, So sorry for the loss of your friend Sally. I did not know her, but she sounds like she was a great person from your tribute. Hugs to you, xoxo,Susie

  2. What a sweet post & so sorry for the lost of a dear friend !

  3. OH, BJ! I know, I can hardly believe Sally's gone! She started blogging a month or so before I did. Back in those days blogging was so different, wasn't it? we were really a little community. I don't think blogland will ever be the same without her. I loved her too.
    Shelia ;)

  4. Sorry for the loss of your friend.


  5. BJ, I am very sorry for the loss of your special friend Sally. I could tell she was a special person from reading your blog.

  6. Oh how very sad BJ. She sounds like such a beautiful friend to you. I know how you must treasure her friendship..what a lovely tribute! Hugs and prayers today.

  7. Oh my bj, what a lovely tribute to your friend, Sally. I didn't know her through blogging, but she sounded like a wonderful person. The post of yours was very special and I'm so glad that I got to know her through your eyes. xo

  8. I am so sorry for your loss sweet lady. Sending big hugs to you!

  9. It's always so sad to lose a good friend.

  10. She was such a sweet lady and when I looked at things that were blue I thought of her. I know you will miss her as will all of blog land.

  11. Condolences on the loss of your friend.

  12. Precious tribute...Blue Monday was a meme I missed participating in, though I often ran into many who were. I think that will happen again as I visit in Blogdom tomorrow.

    Have a blast at the Beach Boys Concert!

  13. BJ,
    The Land of Blog has blessed and enriched all our lives with amazing women,
    such as Sally, through correspondence that turned to friendships.
    She is sorely missed by many.
    I enjoyed her replies the few times I was able to join in Blue Monday, also!
    Thank you for this post highlighting your years of blog friendship with Sally.
    She will be greatly missed.

  14. I missed it. What happened? I know she was in hospital a couple weeks ago. I checked her blog after reading your post.

  15. I love your blues, b.j., especially the teapot and that gorgeous coffee canister and cups. So Dutch, so beautiful.

  16. So very sorry for the loss of your friends.

  17. That's a beautiful tribute to your friend, BJ. I know you and many others will truly miss Sally.

  18. Oh dear BJ, I am so sad from the loss of our dearest friend Sally, from blog Smiling Sally. What a beautiful tribute to her. We will always pray for her soul and for her family, so God can comfort them from such a sad loss.
    Beautiful blues my friend, specially the teapot.

  19. I'm sorry for the loss of your pal

  20. Very nice tribute bj . . .
    Sad for you and your friends in the death and loss of Sally . . .

  21. Hello BJ!
    I am pleased to meet you! I am sorry to read of the loss of your blog friend, Sally.
    You and I could be very close in age. I was a huge Beach Boys fan in the 60's. I met them when they performed in Seattle in 1966. I hope you have a blast at their concert tomorrow!

    I know the discomfort, and embarrassment of eczema very well. I have suffered with it for a little over ten years. I have used a prescribed topical steroid for years. It calmed it, but never cured it. One day I was watching QVC and I listened a few testimonials about a product called "First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Cream". There were comments stating that it helped with eczema on adults and children. I thought . . . what do I have to lose? I purchased it! As I said at Jane's blog, it's like a miracle for me. I had immediate relief. I use it all over after my shower or bath in the morning, and re-apply it on my arms and legs at night. I hope it gives you and your family the relief it has given me. I did a blog post on it February. The title of the post was called "First Friday". I mentioned Amazon in my post. I do not recommend purchasing products like this from Amazon any longer, because sometimes the products can be old. Please let me know if you try it. Thank you for visiting my blog! I will be thinking of you tomorrow night when your dancing to Good Vibrations!

  22. I'm sorry for the loss of your friend, BJ. Your post is a wonderful tribute to sweet Sally.

    I hope you enjoy the Beach Boys tomorrow - they're looking older than I remember!

  23. Wonderful tribute to our dear bloggy friend Sally. She was a special lady. May God comfort all who will miss her on this earth...

  24. BJ, this is a lovely tribute. I know Sally is smiling down on this thoughtful final Blue Monday post. I will greatly miss her.

  25. BJ,
    What a loving tribute to our dear Sally!! I just posted my final Blue Monday Post. I am adding a link to your in mine.......
    We all will miss her so...


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  27. What a wonderful way of remembering the years you shared with Sally. I'm sure she loved each of them as time went by.

  28. So sorry for the loss so many will feel:( Sending you a big 'ole HUG!

  29. I never knew Sally but I have seen many loving tributes to her today and I wish I had "known" her. It's so very tough when a blogger leaves our world.

  30. BJ, SO sorry for the loss of your special blog friend. Hugs to you!

  31. She would have been proud of your tribute. Be sure to read her final post today. Breaks my heart.

  32. Oh, BJ, what a wonderful post full of Blue Monday memories!! I am sure that Sally is beaming over your words!!
    L, Dana

  33. So sorry for the loss of your dear blog friend. Your tribute to her was just beautiful. Have a blessed day. Madeline

  34. I did know Smiling Sally and she was a wonderful blogging friend. She will be missed by so many because she was loyal, caring and welcoming to everyone. I was proud to know her.

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  35. We shall miss Sally very much! She was a wonderful blog friend and had such great faith so we know she is safely home with Jesus. She will always be in my prayers.

  36. She will be missed. I hope someone assumes the role and keeps the meme going.

  37. I know I don't blog much myself these days but I do still visit and I always visited Sally. She was a truly lovely lady and will be long remembered.

  38. I know I don't blog much myself these days but I do still visit and I always visited Sally. She was a truly lovely lady and will be long remembered.

  39. A lovely tribute to a very sweet lady! Prefect ending verse too.

  40. I haven't been visiting blogs much but when I saw this on FB I wanted to pop in and tell you that I am so sorry you lost your friend. Blessings- you will see her on the other side, I know- xo Diana

  41. Hi BJ, Sally was such a dear blogging friend. I put a link to your post on my post saying goodbye to Sally today.

  42. Here, Here Bj. you have said it all, just so perfectly. I have loved seeing your trip down a Blue Monday memory lane.
    With love
    Wren x

  43. Aw..I'm sorry to read you lost a good blogging friend, BJ. I didn't know Sally but can see that she was greatly loved. Hugs, Deb

  44. Beautiful posting for Sally. I loved all the blue photos too.I really enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your other pictures. I followed your blog also.

  45. What a sweet post Bj! I remember fondly joining Sally's parties. She was the kindest host around. I loved it when I found her blog because blue is my favorite color. What a nice post you put together in her memory.

  46. There are not a lot of words to share. Just seeing how much love there is for Sally makes me smile. She was a unique one of a kind lady. I will never see something blue without thinking of Sally first. Thank you bj for your beautiful share. we are all better for knowing Sally. xo Anne

  47. Dearest bj, This is a lovely tribute to Sally today. She was a very special person and I miss her so much. Sally has so many friends in Blogland and her loss has been a shock to everyone. She did not want the sympathy and sadness so she wanted her illness kept very private. So like her to not want her friends too know. She is home with our Lord and at peace now.

    Loved all you blue bj, you are definitely a fan of the color blue. Me too. I promised Sally I would carry on her Blue Monday Blog party when she asked me if I would. I will be ready next Monday for linking. Beverly is helping me do this. Yikes. I can't let Sally down. I only pray that I can live up to her wonderful hosting these many years.

    Have a wonderful week and thank you for your comment and kind words.

    Much love,

  48. Such a beautiful tribute by you, and by her friends as well. Unfortunately, I did not know Sally, but I can tell how special she was by how much she is missed. xoxo Su


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xo bj