Monthly Archives: July 2015

Disco Daddy

This photo was taken outside my Grandpa Smith’s house. Each Christmas we would drive from Dallas to Cumby, Texas to celebrate the holiday with all the Smiths. On this particular visit Daddy looks like he just stepped off the set … Continue reading

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Baby Boy

Today is Matthew’s 38th birthday. He was not an easy pregnancy, plus he decided at the last minute to enter into this world butt first. But as soon as he was placed in my arms all the pain, morning sickness … Continue reading

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Grandma’s House

This is one of my favorite pictures of my Grandma with her two daughters. It was taken in 1954 at my Grandma’s house on Seevers Avenue in Dallas, Texas. The house was built in the 30’s or 40’s and had … Continue reading

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Bang Bang

Today is National Tell an Old Joke Day. Don’t ask me who thought this one up but hey it’s one more reason to celebrate the day. I’m sure all our kids and grandkids would agree that this is the perfect … Continue reading

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Do you remember?

  Ronny and I were out cruising on Saturday and came across Woodstock Market. Wow were we surprised! It was like finding a treasure chest of goodies. Their website ( describes the interior as “…a cross between strolling down a … Continue reading

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Mrs. Rich B. Nolen aka Aunt Amby

It’s been a walk down memory lane going through Mother’s old pictures. I was excited to come across this picture of my Grandmother, her sister Amby and a friend. What a fashion statement they make dressed up in their Sunday … Continue reading

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All Smiles

This picture perfectly captures how we feel today…happy, elated, a sense of calm. It’s a day to celebrate life. A day of thanksgiving to our heavenly Father. In March 2011 Ronny was diagnosed with Follicular Lymphoma. In July 2013 after … Continue reading

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Smith Reunion 2015 – Surprise, Surprise

My Aunt Minnie (90) and Aunt Jerry (88) had no idea that I was coming to the Smith reunion this year. The last time I was there was 10 years ago. The smiles on our faces say it all.

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World Cup Winners

Sunday the US Women’s National Soccer Team won their third World Cup championship defeating Japan 5-2. Within the first 20 minutes of the game the US had jumped to a four-goal lead. The last time the US Women’s Team won … Continue reading

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4+2 = A Party of Six

My Dad had two sons, Richard and Dyvene, and one daughter, Martha Sue. Mom had two sons, Jackie and Dickey. Together they had me. I love being the ‘little sis’ of this awesome family. Richard, the oldest, lost his battle … Continue reading

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