My nephew, Tony and his wife, Erin lost their unborn child this week. This is so sad for our whole family, but especially hard for my baby sister, Jeannie. This would have been her 4th grand child. Tony and Erin and their daughter, Leah, will be leaving for England soon, for her 3 year stint for internship. Our hearts and prayers go out to these two great kids.
Yesterday morning Donnie and I went to a friends bar/restaurant for breakfast. My girl friend, Marilyn’s son, Jim Bob, bought this place a couple of years back and completely remodeled it. It is really nice now, and they have very good food. Best breakfast we have had since we got back home. I didn’t get to see Marilyn yesterday, but I did get to see Jim Bob and his father, Bob. We will definitely go back for another meal. We weren’t there very long when our friend Earl came in with another one of Donnie’s cousins, Carl, so we all had breakfast together. Good to see both of them. Earl just had to have another stint put in his heart last week, but is doing fine right now.
Donnie’s older sister, Wilma flew in from California on Thursday night. We stopped out at the old home place for a little while yesterday just to see her. We knew she would be tired from her trip, so we didn’t stay very long. She got to meet Rusty, and of course, I was afraid he would knock her down with all of his exuberance. I sure wish he would settle down, but I seem to worry about it a lot more than everyone else does. They are busy getting everything ready for next Saturday when most of the Winter family will be there. It should be a lot of fun, and I know there will be lots of food and drink, and conversation. We are looking forward to seeing everyone.
We watched “True Grit” the other day, and I agree with The old Geezer, the John Wayne version is still my favorite. We do like Jeff Bridges, but it was a case of comparing the two actors all the way through the movie.
We did a little geocaching yesterday. I picked out 5 cemeteries that have geocaches in them, and we went hunting. Sorry to say we only found 2 out of the 5, which is highly unusual for us. We just about always find the majority of them, but it wasn’t meant to be yesterday. I did take some pictures of some of the spots that I thought were particularly pretty that I will share with you.
This is one of the prettiest churches in our area. St.Mark’s is where Donnie attended church, and the brick building behind the church is the school he attended for grade school. Also our Angie is buried here. We lost her to breast cancer two years ago. She and Uncle Boone died on the same day, but two years apart.
The next stop was at the old sight of St. Joe’s church. It has been gone for quite a while, but there has been a grotto built on the sight where the church once stood. This is where we found our last geocache.
This is Lasher Cemetery. As soon as we got under that very large white oak tree, my GPS went crazy, so no luck here, but we did walk around and read some of the stones. We found the veteran that the geocache mentioned, but didn’t help us find it.
All of the old cemeteries are a favorite place to go. You can find a lot of history in these places, so we will keep searching them when possible.
Just wanted to show you the proof that we really are gardening while sitting here. Poor Herby! The woods behind their house allowed the deer enough cover so they could sneak up and eat all the tomatoes off of his vines. They didn’t bother the plants, just ate all of his tomatoes off… :(