December 23, 2009
November 23, 2009
My dad went into the hospital the day we returned to California from Kentucky. Our family was by his side for the nearly two weeks he was there. He passed away on November 19th.
This picture of him was taken in 1992 when he and my mother visited John and me in Florida. I love this picture of him because it captures his personality. He was a happy loving father to all of us kids throughout the years.
I love you Daddy.
November 1, 2009
October 30, 2009
We are scheduled to head back to California on Monday, Nov. 2nd. We will spend nearly a week on the road for the return trip. It is nice to take our time and visit places along the way. This year part of the route we are going to take is new to us - from Little Rock, AK we will be driving I 30 across Texas and catch up with I 10 in New Mexico. I will try to post pictures we take along the way when we stop at night. Since I am turning in the modem today, I am offline until at least Monday night with the exception of a scheduled post for Sunday.
Labels: On the Road
October 26, 2009
Cemeteries usually invoke strong feelings in people. I'd say many people have negative reactions to going to a cemetery. But, I find them calming.
The Elizabethtown Kentucky city cemetery on Cemetery Hill was the place where the only battle in Elizabethtown took place during the Civil War on December 27, 1862. Elizabethtown was occupied with Union soldiers when Confederate General John Hunt Morgan attacked Elizabethtown with an artillery battery from Cemetery Hill. After a fight that lasted hours, the Union soldiers surrendered. Read more about this battle here.
It was a sunny day, and I snapped quite a few pictures. I am going to add many of them so you can see some of the old tombstones. Scroll to the bottom of this linked article to see an interesting explanation about the symbols on gravestones - For example: Hands Clasped - Goodbyes Said at Death.
These headstones are taller than me.
Labels: Around Kentucky
October 25, 2009
This small cabinet card photo is marked Thomas with a 1700's date. Don't know if that information is correct. I do know that young boys were often dressed like girls. In any case - what a cutie!
October 22, 2009
October 18, 2009
I used it once for the subject in an earlier wallhanging where I named her Alice.
I would love to have some of that gorgeous drapery fabric!
The sleeves on her dress are interesting too aren't they?