Thursday, February 27, 2014

South High

In fall of 1981 we moved back to Morgantown when Bob entered grad school and I had a couple consulting jobs.  We were poor but happy to be back to the college town where we met.  This apartment in the bottom floor of a big house had beautiful wood floors and doors and two large rooms.  It was located on South High, just across the bridge from the main street of downtown.  We spent 1 semester and Christmas here after which the heat gave out and we had to move.

Monday, February 24, 2014


While working at the Charleston Daily Mail, Bob was involved in a hostage-taking incident at a small church in St. Albans where a gunman wanted to protest the government's treatment of Vietnam Vets.  The gunman seized the church and its congregation and demanded media coverage of his protest.  Bob exchanged himself for some of the hostages and went inside the church, where he photographed the standoff for several hours and finally helped persuade the gunman to give up peacefully.

The photos were published throughout the world, winning several awards and a nomination for a Pulitzer Prize.

This is a copyrighted photo.

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

You Stole My Heart

This little guy will be 27 years old Sunday.  Happy Birthday to our first born, Gregory James!

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Henson Ave.

Our Henson Avenue apartment in South Charleston was so nice.  The rooms were big and spacious with wood floors.  We even had a room in the basement for our first washer and dryer.  Bob worked at the Charleston Daily Mail, where he was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize.  I traveled the state as a consultant for the Child Nutrition Programs.  1980

Sunday, February 9, 2014

Little Guy

21 years ago this little guy arrived into the world 7 1/2 weeks early.  He spent a few days in NICU at WVU before transported back to Mon General to join his Mom.  That was the start of a life full of friends and caring people.  Happy 21st Birthday Chris!

I almost changed my title to "Daring Escape" after son Greg posted a greeting to Chris on this timeline:  'Happy Anniversary on your daring escape from the womb".  Loved that!

 I punched holes around the border and laced pretty ribbon between,

 Added a clasp (bottom of clasp to one photo, top of clasp to another),

and added a chipboard frame to the little one's photo!

Happy Sunday!

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Ninth & Ninth

I loved the location of our second Hungtington apartment as it was 4 blocks from downtown and 8 blocks from Ritter Park.  We walked Dallas to the Park and Bob and I walked to Torlones Bakery or the Arcade.  The living room had shag carpet even up the wall.  The bedroom had wide windows.  The kitchen was long and narrow with this "fruity" wallpaper.  1979

I scanned an actual piece of the wallpaper I saved in a memory book to use for the borders of this page.

Saturday, February 1, 2014

21 Washington

Our move to Hungtington WV was exciting as neither of us had lived here before.  We initially moved into a red brick duplex on the West Side.  The rooms were narrow and rather cramped.  We had a gas heater in the bedroom with a calming light that counter balanced the scanner with the loud alarms.  Two young men, Coolie and Earl, rented the other side of the house.  Earl, a former Marshall football player and Dallas shared Oreo cookies.  I worked at St. Mary's Hospital and Bob for the Herald Dispatch.  1978