Monthly Archives: August 2015

Hanging out with Butterflies

Butterflies are magical, coming in all shapes and sizes dressed in brilliant colors. There is no better place to showcase their beauty than at the Chattahoochee Nature Center’s Butterfly Garden ( When you walk inside, you become one with nature.

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Fish Tales – Alligator What?

I’m not crazy about fish. I don’t like putting those slimy little worms on a hook, waiting for the fish to take the bait, taking them off the hook or eating them. However, Daddy loved to fish so it was … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Big Brother

My brother, Jackie, just celebrated another birthday. Growing up he was into music. He began playing the clarinet in third grade and continued playing in the marching bands at Boude Storey Junior High and South Oak Cliff High School. Then he and … Continue reading

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Another Birthday Cha-Cha-Cha

I celebrated another birthday this week. Flashbacks of years past recalled birthday parties, sleepovers, and family celebrations. You know when you turn 13 you’re excited to be called a teenager. When you turn 21 you’re considered an adult that can vote and … Continue reading

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Only in Texas

On a recent trip back home to Dallas, Ronny and I drove by this house in the middle of my brother’s subdivision. Normally we would expect to see it out in the country surrounded by cattle and horses. We looked at … Continue reading

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Grandma’s Prize Possession

I don’t have many pictures of my Grandma Grayson with all her children so this one is pretty special. She had three girls and one boy. Her firstborn was named Beatrice and only lived a few months. Then came my … Continue reading

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A Day at the Rink

A weekend outing to the local roller skating rink with four of our grandchildren opened my eyes as to just how much has changed since I went skating with my friends in the ‘50s and ‘60s. Gone are the organ music, … Continue reading

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Four Generations

I cherish this picture that spans four generations. It was taken at my Grandpa Smith’s house. My Daddy was so excited to have another grandson. I’m sure he was already plotting and planning as to how soon he could get … Continue reading

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First Day of School

Yesterday was the first day of school for four of our grandchildren. Nathan, our oldest, will start his second year at Kennesaw State in a couple of weeks. No matter their age, when you watch them head off to school … Continue reading

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