Friday, April 4, 2008

The Park around the corner

I have past by this rock that looks like a grave marker to many times to count. But the fact that it has my name on it always brought a little giggle. This is a beautiful little park just around the corner from our farm. Kids play in it all the time. I have seen students sitting under the tree's reading. I really like that it is called a on a evening that I have very little to share, this is it. My ego couldn't pass it by! TEE-Hee

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Album for Alexis

My Granddaughter Alexis is going to be 6 April 18th. It has been fun to make little albums for my family. I find that a dollar store is the best place to buy these little albums. They cost so little but you can do alot with them. I find a back ground that I think works for a little theme and then collage whatever I think talks to the person I am giving the album to. So this is one year in Alexis life...I did 50 pages filled with little events that I thought would have meaning to her. She loves pictures, so I knew this would be a fun gift. Knowing her, it will get alot of use.
These pictures are not good, but I thought you would get the idea.

Avery is Alexis's little sister...they are different in everyway you can think of, but they have a great time when they are not fighting.

Monday, March 31, 2008

Filling Stations

This is from the Dotson family....With the price of Gas going up daily this was fun to find today.

We are doing everything we can to save trip to the Market instead of three...just little things like that to save money. I think this little Filling Station is so cute...I am trying to find out more about the owner. I am sure it was a very distant cousin.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

Family History

While looking at some family pictures...this was the most interesting. Back row with arrow pointing at him is a Uncle of mine on my Mother's side of the family. John Spencer B. Dotson,
picture taken in 1912. Uncle John served in the Civil War Company B 6th West Virginia volunteer Calvalry. Uncle John lived to be 96 years old. He was in the battle of Gettysburg amoung others. We are blessed to have a Dotson family site that has taken us back to 1752, and still searching. It is really a gift to know some of our family history. I would love to talk with this man, but like most vets, he probably wouldn't say much. Thanks to my Sister Sharon, her countless hours searching for our family. I just love the way they all look, so many stories, some lost to us, they were just living their life.