Month: February 2015


We are now in Texas. We’ve actually been here since Sunday, but our first three days were not too noteworthy. Like the rest of the country, it was cold down here (relatively speaking) and rainy. Being limited in our outdoors activities, we got caught up on a lot of personal “stuff” and Fred got our …

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NOLA with Kyle

And the lucky winner is nephew Kyle – my sister’s oldest son.  He’s the one who took us up on our offer in a previous post to come join us down in New Orleans this weekend and enjoy the sunshine – a very nice break from the cold we’d been in the middle of for …

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Two Cannons and a Monument

The Battle at Brices Cross Roads came first.  By 1864, Union forces held strong positions all around the Confederacy.  Gettysburg and Vicksburg and Chattanooga victories were behind them and four of the 11 Confederate states were now in Union hands.  Union Major General William Tecumseh Sherman was making his way through the South on his famed March to …

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Sweet Home Alabama

[Sorry, the title was just too good to pass up!]  I am having withdrawal now, and I’m sad.  We just spent several fabulously incredible days with long-ago-then-new-again friends, Angela and David, and their son, Neil.  Angela and I worked together back in the early ’90s when we were both out on the east coast, and it was …

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