Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Monday, September 28, 2009

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Roy's patio

Roy sent me these photos of his patio that he enlarged this summer.

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Happy birthday to Carolyn & Art!

Earlier this month Carolyn (Don's stepmother) celebrated her birthday. Next week Art (Don's father) celebrates his. We don't get to see them very often as they live in the Houston area. Don occasionally gets to stop in when traveling to the area. All of us were able to see them last Christmas at their home. While there we went down to Galveston to see the hurricane damage & I took this photo of them with the Gulf of Mexico as a backdrop.

Friday, September 25, 2009

pet portrait

This is one of my favorite photos of Jack & Zeke. Jack usually departs when I point a camera at him so I have to be quick if I want a picture. Zeke will just watch me. This chair is really Jack's chair. It is unusual for both of them to be in it, so when I saw this opportunity I took it.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Mount Clare

On one of my trips out to visit Dad this summer we decided to go for a drive in the country in his pickup. I remember doing that as a kid when it had rained & Dad couldn't be in the field. We'd pile into the back of the car & he & Mom would sit up front talking about this & that field or pasture & us kids would listen in. On this recent drive we went past Bud & Eleanor's old place and also Ben & Geri's. We drove down some gravel roads I don't think I'd ever been down before. But I had a great time listening to Dad all over again. One of our stops was Mt. Clare. It is practically a ghost town now, but I remember Anna cutting our hair in her mobile home. I remember getting to ride those Palomino horses in the corral . . . Queenie?? And I remember drinking orange soda out of a glass bottle at the grain elevator. The elevator is all that's left of those memories so of course I took some pictures . . .

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Amber & Matt get hitched!

Don's niece, Amber, (Terry's daughter) got married to Matt last month in Norfolk. Beautiful bride. Handsome groom (Matt reminds me of Sly Stallone!).

Amber's sister, Sharmin, with her husband, Louie, and daughter, Ivy.

Sharmin with her son, Caleb.

Don sitting with a pair of bridesmaid's shoes. Mavis would've loved the pink touches.

Liz, looking like a Hollywood starlet.

Terry and Jean, his wife.

Cheyenne looking all grown up.

Esther, (Mavis' sister), Rex (Don's brother), Don & Terry (Don's brother).

Terry with his daughters: Amber (in back), Sharmin (left), Cheyenne & Liz.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Happy Birthday Amber!

Today is Amber's birthday (Gene's daughter); she shares it with me! We also shared our birthdays with my uncle Bud and great uncle Ed (Dad's brother & uncle). I have never minded sharing it with so many relatives. I only post a photo of myself at my aunt Elaine's request. Don took the photo of me; I'm happier behind the camera than I am in front of it! I took the photo of Amber this past spring when she & Marc joined Don & I at the ranch in northern Nebraska for turkey season.

Monday, September 21, 2009

the potter

While wandering around the AppleJack Festival in Nebraska City on Saturday we came across this potter working away on his wheel . . .