Thursday, March 16, 2017


A little addendum (sent to me today by Bev) to last week's post about my quick trip....

Friday, March 10, 2017

Precious Friends

These girls are good medicine. Tonight was especially lively and oh, so good for the soul. 

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Quick Trip

It's been forever since Linda and I have had some time to just be together, so Sunday I drove up for a quick visit. We caught up on a lot of things (and I got to meet her new granddaughter!) and Shannon's upcoming wedding and our grandchildren were hot topics. 

Bev, one of my Leavenworth friends, lives in Newnan and I'd arranged to meet her for lunch Monday. Facebook had connected us to a woman who has written about Newnan history; Carla met us for lunch and I was able to give her a scrapbook that was left by my grandmother. The scrapbook had been a gift to my great-grandfather's sister from her cousin in 1881. They were Newnan people and the scrapbook is chock full of obituaries and newspaper articles about happenings of the day. I hope that she will find some useful information before she hands it off to the Newnan Historical Society, where I feel it belongs (so much better than in a file cabinet at my house!). 

After lunch, I drove to Evans for an overnight with mama. It just didn't work out for us to have a picture made together, though. She's doing pretty well for 92 (and a half, she would tell you). I hope I have half the wonderful attitude she does if/when I reach that point!

Sunday, March 5, 2017

The Prodigal Cat

After two weeks, she's back. Again. Girlfriend loves to travel, apparently. 

She's home...

...and she's hungry.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

The Wanderer

She's been missing a little over a week now. She's done it before and managed to return, so we're hoping she'll find her way back this time, too.

Sunday, February 26, 2017

I love my cousin.

My cousin, Susan, and I have always had a special relationship. We were born six weeks apart and our mamas were closer than close, which meant that she and I spent a lot of our growing up days together.

Yesterday E.W. and I went to Charleston to join the celebration of her youngest son's wedding; we so enjoyed getting to be with that part of our family. Also? Susan looked gorgeous and her dress was amazing.  This morning we spent a couple of hours over breakfast with her and Tommy. Getting that down time with them was priceless and wish we could do it more often.

last night

Oh, and just for fun, I'm also offering evidence of the first time we hung out together.

a summer day, many years ago :)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The Rest of the Day

After Grey's baptism, we gathered for lunch before the Athens crowd had to leave. The rest of the afternoon was spent just enjoying each other. It was a beautiful day. 

On the terrace.

Even got Sa outside for a while.

The injured reserved bench.

These two found each other hilarious.

Playhouse fun.

These three had some sort of game going on...and Mack
did not let go of that old telephone the entire afternoon.

This makes my heart SO happy.

Emma had to hold Grey just one more
time before she left. Precious. 

Monday, February 20, 2017

Grey's Baptism

Sunday morning Grey was baptized at the altar where his mother was baptized, his parents married, and his two older brothers were baptized. Surrounded by his mama and daddy, Bo and Banks, Uncle Worth, Aunt Ashley, Ellie, Emma, and Mack, Aunt Jill and James, CeCe and Big Jim, E.W. and Mia, Sa, and Carol and Wayne, he was welcomed into the family of Christ.

He was SO good and gave out lots of his trademark smiles. Sweetest baby!

What? I'm getting baptized?

Okay, guys...I'm ready!

Well, maybe I'm a little nervous. 

Listening carefully.

I'm baptized!

Did you see that, dad?

Tuesday, February 14, 2017


One thing I never doubted: my mama and daddy loved each other. Isn't this picture precious? 

Daytona Beach
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