Tuesday, December 16, 2014


Bob and Chris help me get in the spirit of Christmas by taking me to a farm to cut down our own little tree.  Chris (who's now 21) brings a bottle of Heston Farm Wine which made decorating fun too!

Sleepy Hollow Road  12-13-14

Sunday, December 7, 2014


My Dad is failing and my Mom and brother can no longer take care of him in their home.  Mom and Dad have been married for 68 years.  Last Friday, he fell on her and was readmitted into the hospital the day after Thanksgiving.  (She is ok).  Dad will go to a home for rehab and perhaps make it home again.

This picture was taken Wednesday when I made the trip home and took Mom to see him.  The aide had shaved him and he was eating pretty good.  The aide said she wanted to take him home with her.  Even when he was taken to the hospital in the ambulance, he had to have his New York Yankee hat on.

This post is not to make anyone feel sad, though I'll put the page away for a while myself.  Dad and I spent several hours together in the ER last Friday.  He is scared.  The post is to ask for your prayers for Dad and Mom and yes, the family.  I'm 80 miles from home myself.

On the trip over Wednesday, I played Christmas CDs.  Judy Garland sang "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" and these words are from that.  We'll muddle through somehow.

I'm on my way home, then to the hospital.  Mom doesn't want to go today as she knows Dad would rather be home.  Good thoughts are appreciated.

Monday, December 1, 2014


After learning the Fort Event would not start for 2 hours, Bob took me to nearby Fletcher Covered Bridge where we got some fresh air and enjoyed the back roads of Harrison County.  November 2014

Monday, November 24, 2014

Christmas 1956

Here's another priceless photo sent to me from a distant relative of Bob's via Ancestry.com.  That's little Bob at age 2.  The live tree is on their side porch outside the St. Albans, WV house.

Have a great Thanksgiving my friends!

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Sun Kissed

In his new job. Bob scouts the area for places he and I can visit or take a picnic.  The weather is hindering our outdoor picnics, but we squeezed in a few rides to pretty places.  Here's the Brunner Covered Bridge outside the western end of our county near Hundred, West Virginia.  There were colorful farm antiques by the still traveled bridge.

November 2014 

Though I don't normally buy "stacks" of paper, these "Cork Mat Stacks" from Die Cuts with a View stamped easily and when cut out, really stand out.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


The quote was part of a nautical display at Hobby Lobby. . . and I love it.

That's us-when we're at work, we lead, take our mission seriously and stay on top of it.  When we're off and not "working", we're spending time with each other seeking our treasure.  Here we are a few weeks ago at a nearby wildlife management unit finding the treasure in a pretty location, harvest heirlooms and free time side by side.

White Covered Bridge, November 2014

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Wheelin Feelin

Wheeling, West Virginia is where the state was formed, the home to Brad Paisley, the Jamboree and one of the largest Christmas Light Displays in the countryWe visit most years and this year we went on the first day of the season. 

"It was the first day for the Festival of Lights and we enjoyed the food and an overnighter."

That's me eating at the Soup Shack for lunch at the Center Market.  We had dinner at Later Alligator (which specializes in crepes).  Bob had fun taking slow exposures while driving through the light displays.  Our motel was new.  We enjoyed HBO movies and a hot breakfast bar.  And we never mind coming home..........