Sunday, May 10, 2009


HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!!!!!!! I hope all of you have enjoyed your special day.

I was reading about the history of Mother's Day and was surprised to read that wearing carnations is a of Mother's Day tradition. When I was growing up, we always wore roses on our Sunday dress. A red rose if your mother was living, white if she had passed away.

I've noticed the last few years that no one wears roses or any flowers anymore. Is it the same where you live?

Sunday, May 3, 2009


I hope that all of you have had a wonderful Sunday. It was very rainy here today and church attendance was down, but we had a beautiful service and enjoyed the time to worship with our church family.

I have been meaning to share some pictures with you from last Sunday afternoon. After church, we ate a fast lunch and then headed up to Fort Smith for Tales of the Crypt at Oak Cemetery. This is an event that is held twice a year, but this is the first time we've managed to make it, as it is quite a long drive.
Oak Cemetery is a beautiful place and we hope to go back one day to walk around it and study some of the beautiful tombstones, like the one above.

There were eleven characters brought from the past for us to 'meet'. This fellow below was Deputy Marshall Ed Armorer, known, as most of Judge Isaac Parker's Marshall's were, for capturing murderers and thieves. He was quite an entertaining fellow! (He was looking for stories about himself in those books!)

One of my favorites was Sophie Kannady. She had quite an exciting life, including being captured with her husband by jay hawkers during the Civil War. Sophie Kannady was quite a woman in her day and I've enjoyed reading about her life.I have quite a few more pictures to share with you at another time.

Have a great week!