July, August, and September proved to be an unexpectedly difficult time for this family.
Remember the window shades ordeal that started back in December but never seemed to end? They were supposed to be completed mid July. Almost were. A little problem. Will reschedule.
Also, in mid-July we received a notice from the DeKalb County Department of Environmental Health… Continue reading
I am saddened to report that my dear mother passed away on Sunday, September 6, 2015. She was just 3 months away from her 80th birthday. My sister, Rebecca, gave her a surprise birthday party for her 79th birthday.
Mother was challenged with many difficult conditions for many years, but she remained a strong-willed fighter to the very end, when… Continue reading
Unexpectedly, my cousin sent me this picture of my mother holding me as a baby. As you can see, I started life out as an adorable little tyke, all bubbles and smiles.… Continue reading
Well, it’s unbelievable, I know, but mother spent most of the month of August visiting here in California! And, much to my shock, I think she really enjoyed her visit! She took hundreds of pictures and even shot some videos (some by accident).
I flew to Pensacola at the beginning of the month to pick her up as she doesn’t… Continue reading
Regrettably, I missed a gorgeous sunset tonight. By the time I got to the ocean after dinner, this was all that was left. I shot it with my iPhone; so, well, it’s lacking.
This was a sunrise from my recent trip to Florida.The Gulf of Mexico is just gorgeous! Again, I shot it with my iPhone.
And here is a… Continue reading
At one time I had over 30 “great” relatives: my grandparents and their brothers and sisters and their wives and husbands—my great aunts and uncles.
Last night, the last of that generation passed away, Uncle Tolbert McCrory. He was my mother’s father’s youngest brother. I will always remember him as pleasant and cheerful. Full of pluck and good humor. Quick… Continue reading
Nostalgia. The good old days. The old ways. Back in the day.
We tend to remember the past all packaged up as warm and glowing. This morning, for no discernible reason at all, I had a flash back memory from my childhood. I was a young child visiting my great Aunt Hester€”my mother‘s mother’s sister. My great Aunt Hester had… Continue reading
I want to thank everyone for the concern they have expressed. Mother is fine. She decided to stay in Pensacola and weathered out the hurricane in a shelter at her church. She called and left me a message this morning. I didn’t get to talk to her.
She said the shelter where she stayed was badly damaged but no one… Continue reading